Newsletter: Erie Quilt Art News May 2014 (23 May 2014)


To both our current and future customers: Welcome to the Erie Quilt Art Newsletter!

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Through this newsletter, we will be providing you with information on the latest and greatest quilting products we at Erie Quilt Art are bringing to Canadian Quilt shops and Canadian Quilt businesses and we will also share information related to these products and provide you with some tips for introducing these products to your customers.

For those who are new to Erie Quilt Art, our goal is to provide our Canadian customers with the highest quality quilting products from around the world at fair exchange; in addition, by placing larger orders with our suppliers, we can minimize the cost of importing and save you the hassle of doing it yourselves.

Gail has just returned from Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.  We are always on the lookout for new and exciting products we can bring to Canada and we have added some product lines that we are sure you will love as much as we do.



Sue Pelland Designs

Sue Pelland's Leaves Galore and Hearts and More Templates in various sizes were developed to allow quilters to rotarty cut applique shapes including leaves, stems, circles, ovals, hearts, flowers and more for hand or fusible applique.  These versatile tools also allow you to mark quilting designs and cut serpentine edges on quilts prior to binding.

Leaves Galore  Hearts and More - B -for websiteHearts and More


Sue's new book is the ultimate owner's manual for the Leaves Galore templates and includes brand new quilt patterns using the templates. 

front cover only  

In addition, we have lots of great individual patterns from Sue.

.....a great opportunity for class instruction and in-store demonstrations and fun to use!


Kaleidoscope Kreator

Create beautiful, one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope designs from your own photos or scanned fabrics with just a few clicks of your mouse. Make filigree or snowflake shapes for even more interesting designs.

Embroidery software allows you to fill in your own designs to make gorgeous art quilts, memory quilts and much much more.

The possibilities are limitless!

Another great class opportunity beyond the usual for quilters and embroiderers alike!




Bright and beautiful foundation pieced patterns from Jacqueline de Jonge of the Netherlands.  These patterns come with the pre-printed foundation paper and make great classes.  There is also a DVD which gives you step by step instructions for the BEcolourful method of paper piecing.


           BEcolourful pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge                  BEcolourful pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge

           Catch Me If You Can                           Happiness       



Sew on The Go

Award winning Loco for Lemoynes pattern - uses the Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler and  all of the Lemoyne Star technique sheets for those of you who are addicted to the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star technique - also makes a great block of the month project!

         Photo: Here's Michelle Hiatt, one of our Certified Instructors, in the blue, and Barbara Bregman in the red with their first place quilt, Winter Jewels. It was awarded in the Computerized Quilting category. The quilt design is Michelle's, and she has the pattern available in her online store,


Studio 180 Design - coming in June/July 2014

Our Northern Neighbours pattern - designed with Canadians in mind!  This beautiful pattern uses the Square2, Corner beam and Wing Clipper and Split Rects tools and is absolutely gorgeous! - sure to be a best seller! We will let you know as soon as they arrive!

!Photo: And Deb's quilt

Corner Pop - another great tool that allows you to make perfect folded corners every time......pattern support as always! Here are a few examples of blocks we came up with using the new tool at our Studio 180 Certified Instructor Workshop! The possibilities are endless!

Photo: Here are some sample blocks the Certified Instructors made with my new prototype tool. Can you tell what the tool is for?

.....And many more new patterns from Studio 180 to come as well!

I (Gail) am now a Studio 180 Design Certified of 2 "Canadian Debs."  The demand for Deb to teach and present trunk shows has grown well beyond her capacity, so she decided to 'clone' herself.  Contact me to learn more about how you can arrange for me or Carla Alexiuk (the other "Canadian Deb") to do trunk shows , demos, classes and workshops.

Superior Threads

Fantastico and Magnifico and the two newest Superior Threads ......wonderful strong poly with a sheen - ideal for domestic and longarm machine quilting.

Kimono Silk......still new to some....the strongest, finest and most affordable silk thread on the market.......and the most versatile; perfect for hand and machine applique and strong enough for domestic and longarm quilting! 

Laundry Basket Quilts

Antler Design

Landauer Publishing

Electric Quilt

There were new releases from all of these suppliers at coming soon....hope to have all uploaded onto the website in the next week.

We are also negotiating with new suppliers and hope to have good news soon!.....Stay tuned!