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

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Starting today, Christmas Eve, we have launched a new 'page' called THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PRODUCT.  Every week, one or more products will be featured, showing how it can be used in your quilting experiences.  Check out today's first product by clicking on the page below the logo.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A customer brought in her Winter-themed quilt, using 2 of our collections.  Gorgeous!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Don't you love making pillows?  I do!  This was done with Tonga Batiks - Jupiter 2 1/2" strips and Kona Chocolate for the border and back, and one 14" fat pillow form.  (...and I mean realllllly fat....LOL)

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Some time ago, I posted that a big announcement was forthcoming.   All the possibilities and potential impossibilities were carefully considered.  And the result?

We will be creating an interactive website for online ordering within the next few months.   Many of you have asked for this convenience and we feel it is time to begin.  Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
Demonstrated making a square fabric bowl during today's Country Club meeting.  What do you think?

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Congratulations to Elizabeth W., our Kona Giveaway winner; Paulette L, our Sew Easy Ruler/Cutter winner; Marilyn A., our Fabric Marker winner; and Sue O., our Partridge winner.  Another successful year is coming to a close soon - we couldn't have done it without you.  ....but we're not finished yet.....

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


Thursday & Friday, Dec 10 & 11, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, Dec 12, 10am - 4pm

35% off Storewide
40% off Christmas fabrics

Kona Giveaway!

Refreshments, Fun, Prizes!!

(1 metre minimum on bolted fabrics)

Saturday, 5 December 2015

This is the runner from the Christmas Quilts and More Magazine.  Fun to make.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Pouring over the new Christmas Quilts and More magazine from Better Homes and Gardens.  Lots of cute projects for the holidays and beyond.  Will be making a quickie table runner this afternoon - will post it when it's done. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Michael Miller Fairy Frost shade card just arrived. If you're a fan of Fairy Frost, drop by for a drool. We're bringing this in and would love your input. AND there is one that glows in the dark! It really works - I went into my other 'office' and closed the door. There it was - a beautiful soft glow.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

When the Country Club members met this month, I decided to do a demonstration with the 1 1/2" Quick Points ruler (also comes at 2").  Had a lot of fun making prairie points with it but not just that.  Check out the single fabric rickrack and the double fabric rickrack - had a lot of fun with this ruler.  The rickrack would look fabulous in the border of a baby quilt, or........

Prairie Points

Single Rickrack

Double Rickrack

Friday, 27 November 2015

Hyde Park Road Construction Update:

 There are now 4 lanes operational from Gainsborough to Fanshawe! Four lanes are operational from Oxford to the railroad underpass and then it drops to 2 lanes. This will change Saturday afternoon after the Santa Claus Parade!

 It's been a long 2 years but it's finally coming to a close for the winter season. Next spring, it may take a week to put the final layer of paving on Phase 2 and then.....yahoo!!!   Will be nice to see trees and shrubs and flowers in the planterboxes too.

Come and see us! All of us! The Purple Star Campaign is on for the holiday season. Participating Hyde Park shops with a purple star on their front door or window are offering free gifts or discounts to shoppers. That's us, too. Come and celebrate with us!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Glengarry Manor - Navy colourway, by Deborah Edwards, Northcott.  The complete collection - 14 bolts!  What a gorgeous collection!  See more on the What's New @ Cornerstone page.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Christmas and Winter themed fabric collections featured on the What's New @ Cornerstone Quilts page now.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Part 2 of Christmas/Winter collections came today.

This is just a hint of their contents.
More details coming Friday.....

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Many of you are asking for puzzles and the 2016 Piecemakers Calendar.  Stitch Kitsch is a really cool book, too.  New delivery today.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

What's New @ Cornerstone Quilts?  Click on the link above.
More to come.....

Saturday, 31 October 2015

There is a Facebook Giveaway in progress as we reached 250+1 'likes'.  Win Raise the Roof book and full size applique pattern sheets.  Let us know what style of applique you prefer to enter the Giveaway.


Friday, 30 October 2015

Bountiful Harvest collection and new books - in the shop today!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Cardinal Rule collection from Wilmington Prints.  Can't get enough of cardinals at Winter/Christmas time.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Frankincense & Myrrh is the new scent from Best Press.  Wonderfully spicy.

More on What's New @ Cornerstone....

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Greeting the Moon is a new collection.  Kits for this project quilt will be available on Friday, Oct. 23rd.  Thanks to Judie S. for making the sample.


Saturday is the last day to sign up for the Spinning Stars class which starts next week.  Don't miss out on this introduction to foundation/paper-piecing.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Two more boxes came in today.
Christmas/Winter has arrived at Cornerstone!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Check out What's New @ Cornerstone for a glimpse of what was in one of those 3 mysterious boxes.  Then you can see what was in Mystery Box 2 and a Bonus Mystery Box that came in later this afternoon.

3 mysterious boxes were just delivered.  Details to come.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

We are now carrying Simply Moderne Magazine.  The Premiere Issue is available but in limited quantities. 

There was a Northwest London Community Meeting last night to discuss a strategy for helping those who lost their homes in the fire on Limberlost.  This strategy will also be used as a guideline in case future incidents like this occur.  One family and 2 single moms with children are being housed in hotels while the others are staying with family or friends.  Immediate needs include toiletries, sheets, etc.  This meeting was an effort to coordinate an organized collective response.  If you can help, there is a special card you can fill out here at the shop, which will be passed along to the Northwest London Resource Centre Coordinator, Rachelle Coleman.  A fire of this kind can happen to any of us.  Let's help get these folks back on their feet.  Thank you.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sorry this is going out late - just saw it myself.  If anyone is interested and free tonight, come and see how you can help those affected by the Limberlost fire.

Northwest London Community Meeting - Tonight - Tuesday October 6th @ 7pm

Please find below an important message from the Northwest London Resource Centre:

Hello AWESOME Northwest London supporters!

Many of you have contacted, Rachelle from the Northwest London Resource Centre, our Ward 7 & 8 Councillors Josh Morgan and Paul Hubert, the Churches and other Community Partners to both seek information on where things are with the tragic fire this past weekend in the neighbourhood as well as to offer support in various capacities to the neighbours who were part of this tragic event.

We are so very fortunate to have a neighbourhood full of such caring and compassionate individuals like yourself and know we have such awesome potential for a collective impact. We know many of you have taken up fund collections, collected household and personal items and offered to help in any way you can. Thank you for being such amazing neighbours and Northwest London Champion!

Organizations within the neighbourhood are working with our City Council members and the City of London to coordinate a plan and we'd like to provide an update to community members tonight.

A Community Meeting will take place tonight at West Park Church (955 Gainsborough Rd London Ontario N6H 4V3) at 7pm with the purpose of:
->sharing where we are with the response
->to bring together community members who are passionate about helping and
->share with them how they can direct their efforts at this time

Please join us this evening and for those wanting to be involved but cannot attend - please have them email the Northwest London Resource Centre at info@nwlrc.ca - noting how they can help or pass along the meeting time and extend an invite for them to attend.

Rachelle Coleman
Northwest London Resource Centre
1225 Wonderland Road N
c/o Sherwood Forest Mall
London, ON N6G 2V9
The North entrance to the parking lot has pylons that are placed east/west, in order to indicate an opening from the road. This is true for all parking lot entrances along Hyde Park Road. Since I've been sharing this info, people have said it is easier now to visit us. So drop by and say hi and sometimes you just never know what will happen at the shop.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
20% off storewide!*
1/2 m minimum cut from bolts
Those Fall projects are calling.
*Excludes Sale Bins

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Nora and Marie did a wonderful job on their New York Beauty Totes during our September 21st class.  You can see them on the Gallery page.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Last year, there were 13 ladies who made 105 pillowcases in 13 hours for the 2014 Pillowcase Sewathon. 
This year, there were 9 ladies who made 108 pillowcases in 11 hours.  The goal was to beat last year's number.   We did it!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Tuffett class coming soon!  Wouldn't these look cool in a tuffett?

Friday, 18 September 2015

Our Wimpy 24 hr Pillowcase Sewathon is ready to start at 3:00 pm today. Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Northcott, for providing an amazing supply of fabrics for this event. Also wish to thank our customers who donated fabrics. Dinner is on the house tonight - it's gonna be a good time.
The South entrance to the plaza is open at the moment.  Crews have one more layer to do and then they'll move on.  I am assuming that both entrances will be open by mid-afternoon.  We're getting closer to 4 lanes operational.  Can't wait!
Crews are finally paving the west side of Hyde Park Road, north of Gainsborough Rd.  However, they are now  paving directly in front of our plaza so direct access is temporarily denied.  I am expecting access to be available early this afternoon if not before.  Parking is available off of North Routledge Rd, south of our plaza.  Thank you for your patience.  The Pillowcase Sewathon will continue as planned.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The shop was finally quiet, enough time for lunch and to peruse two new magazines recently purchased (mags are a weakness).  My fave is Victoria - the October Special Harvest Issue is a feast for the eyes, the recipes featuring grapes was enough to make me hungry again (bad girl) and I was delighted to find a brief article featuring quilting by the Writer-in-Residence and another article from Camp Wool, featuring what-else? - wool, hand-dyed luscious, tactile wool.

The other magazine was (are you sitting down?) Southern Fall Baking.  I don't usually buy this magazine but the Caramel Layer Cake on the front cover did me in.  Recipes featuring the flavours of maple, spice, caramel, honey, fruit, nuts - all typical of Fall baking, had me literally sitting on the edge of my chair.  Fare such as Fresh Apple Cake with Orange Cream Cheese filling and Caramel Glaze, Cranberry-Ginger Bran Muffins, Cherry-Apricot Crumble Bars, White Chocolate Cranberry Toffee, the afore-mentioned Caramel Layer Cake, Maple Marshmallows (you make the marshmallow), Honey-Orange Scones with Honey Butter and Gingerbread Cupcakes with Browned Butter Maple Cream, to name a few (or too many) along with exciting photos, greeted me when I passed the obligatory index.  May try out some of these on our class participants.

I'm always interested in magazines featuring quilts/quilting when they are not noted for anything quilty, and as for the Fall baking mag, well, kudos to the photographer - it worked.
Feel free to check them out next time you find yourself drifting in the general direction of the magazine section.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

For all our Judy Niemeyer fans, we now have her Prismatic Star pattern with coordinating Bali Pops (precut 2 1/2" strips).  You've been waiting for this one.

Gradations - Blue Planet, by Northcott, in the shop.  2 1/2" precut strips.

The new Oh Canada collection is here!  Love these fabrics.....

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Yours truly became ill Sunday night so the Monday New York Beauty Tote class didn't happen.  It has now been rescheduled to Monday, September 21st, 10 am to 4 pm.  There are 2 openings left.  Call to register, (519) 518-0110.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Introducing Nocturne, by Moda. Two Nocturne Turnovers (precut triangles) and a little yardage will give you the beautiful Night Story quilt, 58"x58", kits available. Reserve your kit - call us at (519) 518-0110.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

New fabrics from Bunny Hill Designs: Kindred Spirit. Along with the cutest pattern of doxies, and a pattern to make your own little doxie. Her name is Lulu.  10" layer cakes round this up.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The 2015 One Million Pillowcase Challenge is coming up fast. Our Wimpy 24 Hour Pillowcase Sewathon is to be held on Friday, Sept. 18th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and continues on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. It's free, it's fun - all you need to bring is your sewing machine. No experience at making pillowcases is required - we'll show you how to do it. Call to register: (519) 518-0110.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

We're having an "I SPY" event this week, Friday & Saturday, September 4 & 5.  Come in, list how many items you can find in each square, and you may win a free panel or equivalent gift certificate.  Be prepared to have some fun.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Monday, 24 August 2015

The shop will re-open Tuesday, September 1st.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Many of you have heard me talk about my mom (the word mother is too formal for us) over the last few years.  I just received word that she passed away while in the dining room at lunchtime.  The shop will be closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Hungry Animal Alphabet - the cutest panel and a substantial size at .90 m - closeups in the What's New @ Cornerstone section.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Take a sneaky peek at the class schedule.....first class.....

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Oh dear - another round of medical appointments. The shop will close today at 2 pm and re-open Thursday at noon (if not before). It's the waiting room time that bugs me - you never know when you will be seen. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Well, I'm back and the shop is open again.  Aside from a cold, cough, and a half-swollen tongue (don't know how I bit it overnight on Saturday, but it happened), I had a wonderful vacay.  My sister visited and we shopped, watched old movies, reminisced and laughed a lot. 

But now, back to business, as they say. 

This week, Aug. 11-15th, all batting is 20% off.  If your total purchase is $20.00 or more, receive a free fat quarter! 
See you soon.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Heads up!  I'm caving in - taking a real vacation - first in 2 years.  The shop will be closed from August 4-8th.  Need the rest and my sister is visiting from Tennessee - will be great to spend more time with her.  Will make it up to you when the shop re-opens on Tuesday, August 11th - something special for that entire week!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Congratulations to Cathy L., our Ruby Diamond contest winner.  The prize:  1 set of Klasse 10 3/4" Spring Tension Cutting Shears.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

10 am to 5 pm

20% off storewide.

Find the 'ruby' and enter to win the Klasse 10 3/4" spring tension cutting shears.

See you soon.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

We have a winner!  Sharon T. of London, is our 2015 Row by Row winner!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The last segment of Camp Squaremup has been posted.  Sorry I missed this on Saturday.  Hope you enjoyed the story.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Anthology Batiks arrived today....lively and surprising colours on the same bolt...  What's New @ Cornerstone.....

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Imported linen from Belgium coming Friday!   Wider widths - luscious fabrics.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Midnight Poppies on the shelves Wednesday - only 3 kits available to make this wonderful quilt.  Our sample is in the works.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Our Midnight Poppies collection will be on the shelves on Wednesday, July 8th.  Here's a teaser.....

Happy 4th of July to our American friends!  Have a safe and happy weekend!

Part 4 of Camp Squaremup has been posted.  The last segment will be posted next Saturday.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Midnight Poppies just walked in the door!   More to come on this collection.

This is one of our backordered batiks that arrived today.  Already going out the door.  Just had to share it with you now.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Midnight Poppies coming in next week.  Can't wait to get working on this collection.  Wait till you see what's coming ....

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hope everyone has a Happy Canada Day!
The shop will be closed July 1st and will re-open Thursday, July 2nd.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Congratulations to Lynne C., our Kona Giveaway winner of a full bolt of Silver, #1333.

Thank you to all who came to our Canada Day Sale!  It was so much fun to laugh along with you and help you with your next project.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Friday, June 26, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, June 27,10 am to 4pm

35% off storewide

Kona Giveaway - Hiyo Silver!

2 days of savings!

See you soon!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Row by Row Shop Hop is in full swing.  Lots of free patterns to collect.  Each shop has created their own row; if you are the first person to present your quilt to a shop (consisting of at least 8 rows, quilted, bound and labelled), you will receive 25 free fat quarters (approx. 6 metres) and, if you use that shop's row, there is a special surprise in store for you.  The Hop runs from now till September 8th.  See you soon.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Part 2 of Camp Squaremup has been posted.  Please remember I am not a professional writer.  I just like having fun writing little stories, my corny sense of humour kicking in now and then.  Also please remember that it is copyrighted.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Our Facebook page reached 200 'Likes'!  We're having a Free Giveaway - check it out on our Facebook page.  Just click the link on the right sidebar.

The May/June issue of Quiltmania just came in today.  Mystery Quilt Block 3, Part 1 of a two-part quilt pattern with lots of action - there is a lot to see in this issue.