21 5 / 2013
Kismet Quilts is proud to be part of the “community with a heart.” For that reason, we donate many quilts each year to local charities. Ty Watson House, a local palliative care facility that houses those with terminal illnesses, is one charity that we are pleased to continue to support.
It would be difficult to find someone in the community who is not familiar with the great care that the staff provides. That is why, this year, we were happy to donate three quilts to the house to help them raise money so they can continue to make the last days in a person’s life as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Ty Watson House provided care to two friends and former co-workers of Lynne’s; Lawrie MacNaughton and Vern Mitchell. As well, family friend, Michael Robert Henry spent his last days in the care of Ty Watson House. Kismet is proud to donate three quilts to Ty Watson House in honour of these three exceptional men.
Our donated quilts will be raffled off to help raise more funds to enable the Ty Watson House to continue to provide such good care.
To purchase a raffle ticket for the quilts, please visit the shop.
For more information on the Ty Watson House and to find out where you can purchase tickets to the gala please visit http://www.albernihospice.ca/
20 2 / 2013
We are so excited we can hardly stand it! Jason Yenter’s newest collection “Return to Atlantis” —see full collection here http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/cgi-server/itb/displayfab.cgi?product=rtnatlnts — is on its way to Kismet!
This collection, like all of Jason’s work, is full of intense colour, depth and movement, intricate graphics and geometric shapes. It’s rich and lively and, for the quilter, full of endless possibilities!
We hope this collections inspires you as much as it has inspired us. Check with us in the shop, you will be seeing it on the shelf in the next two weeks!
22 1 / 2013
08 1 / 2013
21 12 / 2012
Lynne is on the clock for the great jelly roll race. In less than one hour she will have finished one quilt top and will have only used one jelly roll!
check out this great tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company
or pop into the shop for a quick how to.
This is a great way to spend an afternoon! Grab your girl friends and a jelly roll and see who can finish first!
21 12 / 2012
Many of you have been asking so below is a link to our photographer, Chris Boar’s website for a peek at some of our wedding photos.
It was an amazing day for us! Thank you all so much for your well wishes!!
14 9 / 2012
New quilters quite often ask me what classes they should take and if a beginning quilting class is necessary. I always tell them absolutely!
There are two classes I believe to be impearitive to a new quilter. Beginner basics; rotary cutting and quarter inch seams, block assembly, borders, and binding. It’s important to learn the proper way to do these basic things and develop good habits from the start. In a basic beginners class you will learn how to read a pattern and assemble a quilt. After taking one of these classes you should be able to move on and tackle almost anything.
The most challenging part of quilting for a lot of people is choosing fabrics, this is why taking a course on Colour and Value is so important. They alone can determine and change the entire look of your quilt.
Once you have mastered these skills you will be well on your way in your quilting career!