1700 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON, N6H 5L7, 519-518-0110, Email: cornerstonequilts@execulink.com

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to you and yours!  Hope you all have a wonderfully Happy New Year!  Wherever you go, we wish you safe travels. 

Thank you all for your patronage this year.  Looking forward to many wonderful activities and, of course, new fabrics, in 2014.

We are now closed until January 7th. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

9 am to 1 pm
40% off all fabrics during these hours only!!!
Minimum 1 metre bolted fabrics.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

New Laundry Basket kits on the What's New at Cornerstone page.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Sale - Friday Special - All books are 50% off!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Christmas fabrics are flying out the door.  Lots of fun - lots of goodies.  Don't miss out.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Tuesday-Saturday, December 10-14th!
75% off all Christmas fabrics!
50% off all flannels!
30% off everything else in the shop - bring in a canned good for the Food Bank and get an additional 5% off, totalling 35% off!
Free Kona Giveaway!
Cake Pops - Mini-Cupcakes - Christmas Cookies!  We drained the calories - no guilt here! 
See you soon!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

More new stuff arrived today.  See them under What's New at Cornerstone.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Thank you Gail for two amazing information packed demonstrations today.  Stay tuned for information on our new Studio 180 Club starting January 2014.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Don't forget - Saturday features our Deb Tucker Studio 180 Demonstration Day!  10 am and 1 pm.  Can't wait.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thankfully, we did not get another large dumping of snow as predicted.  Everything is on schedule for today. 

Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Saturday, November 30th - Mark your calendar!  We are having a Deb Tucker Studio 180 Demonstration Day.  You will see how each of her tools are used for her patterns or your own - great ideas will be flowing!  Two free sessions are scheduled:  10:00am and 1:00pm.   Seating will be limited so be sure to register early.  If you sign up before November 27th and attend one of the sessions, you will be eligible to win a free gift.  This will be a fun and informative time for everyone.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

What's New at Cornerstone?  New dotted fabrics and a new 108" backing.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Check out the new patterns & books received today on the What's New at Cornerstone page.
We have some back issues available of Quiltmania Magazine, namely, March/April and July/August.   Need a quickie gift for someone.  This may be the one.  25% off till they're gone.
Make a note on your calendar!
Saturday, November 30th, is our Deb Tucker Studio 180 Demo Day.   You will see each tool demonstrated - wonderful patterns and more ideas for projects will be presented, including Deb's Technique Sheets.  More info to come.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Dr. Patchwork Atoms says:  "It's time for some quilt therapy - go down to Cornerstone Quilts & More for their POP-UP SALE today.  Everything is 25% off and flannels are 50% off!  Great Christmas gift ideas!  Gift certificates available.  They are open from 10am to 4pm."  This is a great prescription.

Friday, 15 November 2013

...and then the 'doctor' said, 'Wait till tomorrow at 10am.'  Can I wait that long, I wondered.  What do you think may happen at 10am tomorrow?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Check out the Gallery page for results of today's Simple Curves Tablerunner class with Linda Bartlett. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The shop will re-open Wednesday at 12 noon.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Unfortunately, the shop will be closed Saturday.  Protect yourself from the flu if you can.  I'd rather be working than in bed drinking lots of fluids, popping Tylenol and gargling with warm salted water - not fun. 

There will be something special happening at the shop next week.
Stay tuned, as they say.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

I apologize for closing the shop early Thursday but I have to say, by the time I got home, a raised temp had developed.  So the shop needs to stay closed Friday so I can rest, stay hydrated, etc.  If all goes well, we'll be open Saturday.  I will post the decision Saturday morning.  'Tis the season.....
Two things of note for today:

1)  If you've seen the pre-cut, pre-fused Silhouettes from Laundry Basket Quilts and wish other fabric companies would jump on board - good news - they are.  Will give you more info as it comes in.

2)  For those of you waiting for our backorder of Quilter's Dream Request batting in the Throw (60"x60") size, it arrived today.

Happy quilting! 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Time is running out.  Linda's Simple Curves class is next Thursday.  A couple more spaces are available.  Sign up soon so you don't miss out on a fun class.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

You can now follow us by email.  The tool to sign up is on the right hand side.  Don't miss out on future posts.

Friday, 1 November 2013

We've brought it in!  The Quiltmania Special Children's Edition for 2013!  Adorable!  I don't have children but as I'm a kid at heart, I have to say I LOVE this magazine!  Look under Quiltmania for more info.
Oh my goodness - I love love LUV these fabrics!  Sweet Pea, by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda!  Check out even more new stuff on What's New at Cornerstone Quilts!
What's New at Cornerstone?  Books, EQ7 texts - check it out.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Today we have a special sale - 30% off storewide.  Bring in a canned good for the Food Bank and receive an extra 5% off for a total of 35% off!
AND we're open today until 6pm!
Why not shake off the rainy day blues and come in for some quilt therapy. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Are you a Halloweenie?  What about a Quiltoweenie?  Tomorrow is Halloween's but for us, it's Quiltoween's.  Watch for details tomorrow morning.

Monday, 28 October 2013

We are currently working on an interactive website.  Soon you'll be able to order our products online. 

Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

It's time for a little fun and games.
Namely, the Snowy Indigo Evening
300-piece jigsaw puzzle by Diane Phalen.
Next time you drop by the shop, have a
coffee/tea/hot chocolate and put a few
pieces in place. 
Bring a canned good for the Food Bank
and get a special discount that day.
From now till November 2nd.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Photos of new fabrics are now on the What's New at Cornerstone page.
Saw a long knitted scarf tied a specific way and decided to try it with one of our Bali hand-dyed rayon scarves.  This is the result.

Monday, 21 October 2013

A few spaces are open for the Convergence class this Saturday with Donna Simmons.  Last day for sign-up is Wednesday.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

On the Gallery Page is a photo of our Colour for Quilters Workshop with Heather Stewart, in progress.  Every one is busy and there is laughter coming from the classroom.  I love that.

Friday, 18 October 2013

The family emergency seems to be resolved (somewhat).  The shop will resume normal hours effective immediately.  Thanks to those of you who offered words of encouragement and support.  Quilters are wonderful.

The Twister Tablerunner with Janet McClure.  There are a few seats open for this class to be held next Friday, Oct. 25th.  Call to reserve your seat.

Signs of Autumn - a class with Gail Robertson, Erie Quilt Art, featuring the Wing Clipper and Corner Beam tools from Studio 180 (Deb Tucker).  A few seats open for next Tuesday's class.  The tools are 15 % off for this class.  Don't miss out. 

The shop is open today until 2pm and Saturday for regular hours, 10 am to 4pm.  The family emergency situation is resolving this afternoon.  Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  It has been a very stressful time.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Six boxes of fabric arrived yesterday afternoon - that's more than 50 bolts!  Photos will be on the What's New page next week as soon as I can sift through and organize everything.  Wooohooo!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Many thanks to the Huron-Perth Quilt Guild, who so kindly welcomed us at their guild meeting yesterday.  It is always fascinating to see how other guilds operate, to see the interaction between guild members, and their participation in guild projects/programs.  Kudos to H-P - a top-notch guild!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

There, the fabrics are all shown on the What's New at Cornerstone page.  Tomorrow, we'll show you the patterns that go with Mikado and Crossroads.

Some quilters like panels, some don't.  Panels present a variety of different possibilities.  We'll be happy to show you at the shop.
Oh my goodness!!  The shop was so busy today, the pics didn't get picced (sic) as quickly as I would have liked.  I'm staying later than closing time to work on this.  I'm sure the pictures won't do it justice.  Gotta see it - gotta touch it - gotta get it!  LOL

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

New fabrics arrived yesterday and today.  Will get pics up under the What's New page tomorrow.  Spoiler alert:  some of these are flying out the door before even hitting the shelves.
Having Blogger problems.  The sale of the week, ending October 5th is:  All 2014 Calendars and Schedulers are 15% off.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

We are your one-stop shop for all things Laundry Basket  Quilts and Studio 180 (Deb Tucker).  Drop by and experience the possibilities.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Get a $10 rebate on any Martingale/That Patchwork Place book purchased from now till December 31st.  Details in store. 
It's been a weird week here.  Happy weird, if there is such a thing.  I plum forgot to indicate the Sale of the Week category.  So to apologize, instead of the usual 15% off the stated category, I've bumped it up to 25% off and the category for today and tomorrow is BATTING.  This discount will also apply to any special orders received up until 4pm Saturday.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

We're back -  the shop is now open till 6:00 pm tonight.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The shop will be closed for most of Thursday, September 19th.  Please call before venturing this way to make sure we're open.  A doctor's visit for my lil' mama needs to take place.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Western Fair begins today - don't forget to check out the Quilt Exhibit in the Progress Building.  It's been years since I've been the Fair (usually to see the horse shows - this was before I discovered quilting) so I'm looking forward to going this year.  Hope you can make it.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

You just never know what's going to happen around here.

How about a bolt-end sale of all Stonehenge fabrics this week.  25% off.  We got off to a great start today.  Don't miss out.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hope everyone has a wonderful, happy and safe Labour Day Weekend!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

More new items under What's New at Cornerstone - we're having fun!  It's been like Christmas during this week - new boxes to dive into, arriving almost daily. 

Friday, 23 August 2013

Another new collection is listed under What's New at Cornerstone. 

Bargain hunters:  Our Sale of the Week is 20% off all fabrics in the sale bins and remnants basket.   Tomorrow is the last day for this sale.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

We've just added a new collection on the What's New at Cornerstone page - just arrived today.   If you love owls this fabric is for you.  Great for kids of all ages (like me). 

Check out the Gallery page for fabric printing results.  Painting skies is a fine skill.  But you have to start somewhere and they did.   We lost shade in the back parking lot so we needed to move the actual painting into the classroom and took the boards out for the fabrics to dry.  They were dry in 15 minutes - the sun was very accommodating.  The next class will be in September.  We will be painting earth/land and water, as well as other special effects. 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Our first Intro to Fabric Painting class will be held this afternoon.  Can't wait to post the results on the Gallery page.   I'm having way too much fun with this.  LOL

If you have painted on fabric, feel free to send us photos of your projects - we'd love to share them.

Friday, 16 August 2013

New products on the What's New at Cornerstone page.  I can't wait to get started on these new projects.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Noah's Jungle, from Northcott, just arrived today, accompanied by the Anastasia collection.  We brought in a Jane Spolar pattern for Anastasia and will have a sample up soon.  So much fabric, so little time.  What a lovely conundrum. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Yesterday's Pop-Up Sale was a huge success - great deals were had by many happy quilters.  Congratulations to Henrietta S. - winner of the book, "Scrap Quilts Go Country".

Saturday, 10 August 2013

on regular priced items (1/2 metre min. on bolted fabrics).  Time to have some fun today.  You never know what's going to happen here. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Somethin's a'brewin' tomorrow, Saturday, Aug 10th, 10 am to 4pm.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Another shipment of Laundry Basket fabrics from the Paintbox collection arrived yesterday.  Here's a sneak peek below - check What's New at Cornerstone for more peeks.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Fabric painting classes will begin this month.  We will also be printing on fabrics you already have in your stash.  More info on the Class Schedule page.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Today and tomorrow, we will offer all fabrics at 15% off.  Many folks thought today was the Christmas in July Sale event and arrived today for that sale.  So our usual Sale of the Week for the remainder of the week will be all fabrics.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thank you to all who came to our Christmas in July Sale event today.  Wow!  It was a super-amazing day.  It was great to see so many familiar faces.  Congratulations to Nancy H. and Elaine T., our winners of the two Kona Giveaways.  You both chose great colours. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Tuesday!!  Tuesday!!  Watch for announcement on Tuesday!!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Somethin' big is a'happenin' next week.  Watch for info next Tuesday.   Advance notice will be going out to those on our email list.  If you would like to be on our email list, drop us a line by email requesting this.

We're excited about next week - can't wait!  Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!   I feel like a little kid at ......don't want to give it all away just yet. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Customer Appreciation

Many of you have Customer Appreciation Cards from Quilts & Calicos in Exeter, and were unable to use them before the shop closed.  If your card is fully stamped, we will honour it until December 31st, 2013.  There is no cash value on the card.  See you soon.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Would you like to receive our emails?  Send us an email with your request, or call us at the shop.  We would love to welcome you to our quilting family.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Thank you one and all for joining us for our 2nd Annual Canada Day Sale.  Congratulations go to P.L. as winner of our Kona Giveaway, and L.K. as winner of the Jewel prize, choosing the mirror compact. 

New classes are coming up in July.  Watch for future announcements.

Friday, 28 June 2013

New Laundry Basket Quilt patterns - first release in Canada!  Not just 2 Sale Bins but now 3, chock full of bargains.  New notions, fabrics, patterns, books....new possibilities.....all at our Canada Day Sale tomorrow.  We will actually be open at 9am, not 10am due to an error in the Free Press ad (my fault - your gain).  What a lovely way to spend a rainy day - in a quilt shop.  See you soon.  PS:  If you can't make it in tomorrow, call us.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Our new Facebook page is up and running.  We are very excited about this and hope you'll drop by and take a look and hopefully, a 'like' as the days go by.

Friday, 14 June 2013

A nice gentleman came in to the shop with crewel kits (some partially started), offering them to anyone who is interested in taking them on for free.  His wife passed away recently and he wanted to pay these forward.  So if anyone is interested in free crewel projects, drop by the shop and take a look. 
It's hard to believe we're at the middle of June already.  I assume all the seeds/plants have been plopped into the garden/flower beds and now you can step back and relax, watching them grow over the weeks ahead.

That means time for travelling, visiting friends and family, having BBQs and, of course, quilting.  It's especially nice if there is air-conditioning available.  If you don't have air-conditioning, you can reserve time in our classroom - tea and coffee provided.

So - onward to new goodies that arrived this week.  Check out the What's New at Cornerstone Quilts page for pics of new fabric lines and books we received.  I can't wait to get sewing with these fabrics.

Also we are now carrying Kona's Ultra Black and Ultra White fabrics.  New hexie rulers from Marti Michell and Fons & Porter are in the shop.  Breezy is back and we now have Retayne and Synthropol handy as well.  Magic Mirrors (2 mirrors joined on one side) in 6x6" and 5.5x11.5" sizes will help you preview quilt blocks before cutting or sewing.  Come in for a quick demo.  I love using these when I design paper-pieced blocks.  Some of you have asked for the Finger Gloves - we now have 2 sizes, medium and large. 

And there's more - why not drop by soon and see what's new.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

We continue to have customers come to the shop, looking to purchase finished quilts and are now one step closer to opening Consignment Corner.  Please remember that if you wish to participate, you must be registered with the TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority), as either a Home Hobbyist or Manufacturer because quilts are classified as bedding.  Appropriate labelling must be present on items submitted for vetting prior to acceptance for sale.  More information may be obtained from www.tssa.org.  Registration forms may be downloaded from this site, or may be picked up at the shop, along with label requirement information, and more.  Watch the news/blog for the future launch of Consignment Corner.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Check out our latest photos under 'Gallery' and 'What's New'.  More fun stuff to come.

Friday, 31 May 2013

We have just received our first button order.  I can't help it - I love 'em.  You should see how cute the children's buttons are, and then there's the O Canada buttons to go along with the Oh Canada fabrics we just received this week.  Spray & Bond permanent and temporary spray adhesives are now available.  Our first shipment of new Christmas fabrics arrived and we will post a photo on the What's New at Cornerstone page on Tuesday.  Lots of new stuff - come and check it out.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Quilting Bee in Fonthill, Ontario (near St. Catharines) is hosting Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, for 3 seminars on August 28th.  Tickets are $15.00 each and there are only a few left for the 9:30am seminar, the noon seminar is sold out and approximately 15 tickets left for the 3:00 pm seminar.  This is a special treat for those who love everything about Laundry Basket Quilts.  You can call them at (905) 892-7926.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A hearty 'thank you' to one and all who came to see us at the Thames Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show on May 3-4th.  It was so much fun.  The quilts were gorgeous, the Tea Room was a'hoppin' and there were many smiles walking around.  Congratulations to the Guild for a great show!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

The Thames Valley Quilters Guild is having its 2013 Quilt Show entitled, "Quilting in the Village", on Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 - we will be there.  The shop will be closed these 2 days.  All items in our booth will be 20% off.  Come and see beautiful quilts and quilted items - vendors - guild boutique - tea room.  Admission is $5.00 and includes light refreshments.  Hope to see you there:  Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Exciting things are in development here.  The Laundry Basket Club is busy at work, everyone having a grand time.  New classes are being developed, including fabric painting, dyeing, texture manipulation.  If there's a technique you want to learn, let us know.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Laundry Basket Quilt News - The first shipment of this year's new line of Paintbox Prints on bolts and Junior Jelly Rolls of Batiks is now in the shop.   There are templates available for use with some of Edyta Sitar's patterns and we are bringing them in.  Do you like polka dots?  Come and see.....

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Just a note - new classes are being developed, including fabric painting outdoors when the weather warms up.  Can't wait for that!  Wait till you see what we're going to do with PFD (prepared for dye) fabric!  Lots of fun coming...

Friday, 22 March 2013

Many of you who have seen the bookmarks on display on our shop easel have asked if there will be a class on them.  So because of this interest, there will be a 1-hr class on Thursday, April 4th, at 2:00 pm.  Cost is $5.00; please let us know if you're coming.   Bringing your sewing machine is optional (if you want to bring your machine, please let us know so we can reserve a table for you).  A Class materials list will be available the afternoon of March 27th (shop will be closed in the morning on this day).

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Due to the popularity of the 'Think Spring' paper-piecing class, we will be running it again in April.  If you are interested in taking this class, please let us know.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Thank you to all who came to help us celebrate our 1st Year Anniversary.  It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to laugh and munchy on the munchies.  Those cake pushpops and mini-cupcakes just melted in the mouth, didn't they? 

Betty Gormick's (N. Jefferson) demonstration was cut short due to a family emergency but we'll bring her back for another Notions Commotions session soon. 

Thank you to all of our suppliers for inundating us with door prizes.  What kindness and generosity! 

Congratulations to Beth Y., the winner of the Kona Giveaway.

Stay tuned for information on the Quilt Blossom Tour coming up in April. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A little quilt shop opened it's doors in Hyde Park on Saturday, March 17th, 2012.  Now, it is gearing up to celebrate its
1st Year Anniversary
on Saturday, March 16th, 2013!  Come and celebrate with us!

Betty Gormick from N. Jefferson will be demonstrating the latest notions and really cool stuff at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in the classroom.  Seating is limited so if you want to reserve a spot, call the shop.
Refreshments will be available to keep up your strength as you shop.  The infamous cakepops are returning!
Please note that bolted fabrics have a 1/2 metre minimum cut.


Saturday, 16 February 2013

We'd love to see what you are working on and I'm sure others would as well.  Quiltesr are always looking for inspiration.  Send us your photos & commentary and we'll post them to our Gallery Page.

Friday, 15 February 2013

There are a few more spaces available in the Quick Crazy Quilt class with Pat Ferry.  This is a fun class, easy to make and in your colours will look great!  Check out the Class Schedule.

Also, there are spaces open for the Learn to Handquilt class.  A great beginner's class as well as a great class to upgrade your skills.  Check out the Class Schedule.

We are offering the Quilt as You Go class again - the previous class was completely filled.  Don't miss out on this interesting technique, especially joining of the blocks - no handwork required - done completely by machine.  Check out the Class Schedule and the Gallery page for photos of students' projects.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

We will now be stocking Quiltmania magazine and will put the cover page on a new tab so you will know when the latest issue is in.  To see the January/February magazine cover, click on the tab at upper right.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

All pink and red fabrics as well as notions, are 20% off.  Wear pink or red and we add 5%, to a total of 25% off. 
Everything else in the shop is 15% off.  Wear pink or red and we add 5%, to a total of 20% off.
It's always fun to shop for fabrics of any colour.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Cornerstone Quilts & More will accept pennies in cash transactions  if payment is made in exact change.  If a customer cannot offer exact change, the total of the transaction will be rounded up or down.  Debit and credit card transactions will not be affected by this government initiative.  More information is available in the shop.  Effective Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

VALENTINE'S DAY SALE - 20% off any fabric and notion that has pink or red on it.  Wear pink or red and receive another 5% off!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Laundry Basket Club - First meeting at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 28th.  (If you cannot attend this meeting at the specified time, please let us know.)  This is an information session - please call to reserve your seat.  You have a voice in how the club will operate, how often we meet (morning, afternoon or evening), weekday or Saturday.  I realize that some of you may prefer daytime and others evenings, so if there are enough participants, we may run both.   Projects will be discussed.  Refreshments will be served. 

We have received the first shipment of Edyta Sitar's fabrics.  This collection will grow monthly.  


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Some of you have asked for the book, "A Wreath For All Seasons".   We had sold out of it but re-ordered and it came in today.  Call to reserve your copy.  (519) 518-0110

Thought you might like to see a tablerunner made by Janet.  We have the pattern and the fabric.  Would look great in any fabric combination.  Nice work, Janet.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day
Next Thursday, January 24th, is a nation-wide 'Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day'.   Will it be fun?  I think so.  You never know what is going to happen ...
The class samples for Snowman and Think Spring (paper-piecing) are now in the shop and featured on the Class Schedule page.  A great way to learn paper-piecing, or continue to improve your technique, using up scraps as you go.

Two new exciting classes will be posted next week.  Gee, it's getting a bit busy around here.  I like that.  :)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Please note that our store hours for Friday have now changed from 10 am to 6 pm, to 10 am to 5 pm.

Looking forward to an exciting 2013!  Lots of activities are planned.  Keep checking the news/blog for new information.