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Mad About Patchwork becomes a hub for local quilters

(Above: Pam Denesyk with some award winning quilts. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Brightly coloured bolts of fabric adorn the shelves in the loft that is the bricks and mortar location of Mad About Patchwork.

A look around the loft, located on Huntley just south Fallowfield Road, further reveals a studio for classes and workshops as well as samples of project ideas – everything from an upholstered patchwork bench to quilts to new-sew Halloween bunting.

The person behind it all is Mad About Patchwork founder and owner Pam Denesyk. Continue reading


Making scarecrows at the Goulbourn Museum September 13

Every September children come to the Goulbourn Museum for a day of festive fall crafts and to make scarecrows for the Museum’s booth at the Richmond Fair. Over the years, little hands have designed everything from classic scarecrows to pirates and fairies, and everything in between. And each year Museum staff carefully transport the finished masterpieces to the Fair where they proudly take center stage on their table in the Agriculture Building.

This year’s scarecrow assembly session will take place during Pumpkin Spice, the Museum’s next Family Craft Day on Sunday, September 13 from 1-4 p.m. The activities are geared to ages 4 -11, cost is $4 per child, and parental accompaniment is required. To register please call 613-831-2393 or email: register@goulbournmuseum.ca

Children are encouraged to come dressed in plaid or bright autumn colours. And if their name is selected, one lucky participant will go home with a $25 gift card for Toys R Us, courtesy of Minto Potter’s Key.

Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity located at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. It tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. The grounds offer picnic tables with shade umbrellas, and a large checker board. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.


Dragon’s Lair Beads is leaving Stittsville for Almonte

Maureen Green, along with owners Vicki Green and Nicola Shute pose with the Lair's new sign in May 2001. (via Facebook)
Maureen Green, along with owners Vicki Green and Nicola Shute pose with the Lair’s new sign in May 2001. (via Facebook)


After over a decade in Stittsville, Dragon’s Lair Beads is moving to Almonte at the end of the summer.
“With our lease being up at the end of August we started giving some thought to what type of environment we would like to be in. On Iber we do not have any businesses like ours and a mall did not seem right either,” says Nicola Shute, one of the owners. Continue reading


Big summer craft show planned for old Hazeldean Target location

(via OttawaStart.com)

Two local show organizers,  Creative Creations Events (Carleton Place) and the OVCC (Ottawa) have joined forces to create one of the largest summer craft shows the city has ever seen.

Scheduled for July 25 and 26, the event – entitled “HOMEmade Sizzle” – will be held at a location where one would normally not expect to find local artisans and crafters: the former “Target” store at the Hazeldean Mall in Kanata.

Last Friday, Creative Creations approached the OVCC with a proposal to team up for this event that will showcase the work of well over 100 artists, artisans and crafters – all local! Both organizing parties felt that rather than competing, they could organize a much stronger event to showcase the creativity of the city by working together.

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