The next SewNSews Outing will be a Shop Hop in Sarasota, FL., on Saturday January 31. We will meet outside Activity Center at 9:00 AM and head north.
The Shops in Hop are:
A Quilter’s Stash-20% discount off entire store.
A Quilters Journey-Group discount 10%
Cotton Patch Quilt Shop-Discount info to follow.
Lunch location TBD.
Sign up sheet on bulletin board in Activity Center.
Drivers needed please contact Marcella Hansen.



Invitation to all

Just a reminder that inorder to receive notifications about sew n sews you will need to register to receive an email.
This is just an invitation for people to come out and see if they want to  get started  ... or for those that did bring their machines down and want to get started and highlight  the  areas

Maggies Course will be held In Tuesday December 16 t 10am

We will be covering : Sewing machine/manual- the need to have one

Stitch lengths  -

Quarter inch seams

Foot terminology

Fabrics -

Fat quarters





Parts of a quilt/order of cutting

How to square a block

Cutting/rotary cutters/rulers  45 vs 60

Piecing Borders

Cutting Mats  recommended - large and medium,self healing - JOANNES coupons

Basic Quilt Tools + Supplies

  • Sewing machine with new sharp needle inserted before class. Bring sewing machine manual. Bring more than 1 needle.

  • Bobbin filled with a neutral color thread in all- purpose weight – Guterman or Metler

  • Rotary cutter with new blade + an extra blade – it will make your cutting much more accurate and enjoyable than using scissors. And 16 x 24" rotary cutting mat.

  • See-thru quilting ruler for rotary cutting- long plastic + 6" or 8" square ruler.

  • Sharp scissors of good quality. They will last you forever if taken care of.

  • Pencil + pen

  • Quilter long style straight pins – I like the flat flower head pins best.

  • White freezer paper - 15" pc is plenty

  • Fusible – Heat n Bond or Wonder Under or similar - 20" piece approximately

  • Sharps needles #11 ( applique needle) for hand applique class.

  • Rotary cutters + rulers are a great gifting hint for hubby, kids, etc.





The Riverside Sew-n-Sews would like to invite anyone interested in joining us next year for a 6 week session for beginning quilters. We will have 30 spaces available for this class which will begin on Tuesday, January 6th. A primer will be offered on that day which will cover all of the basic information on fabrics, equipment, threads and technique. For those that are in the park earlier the primer will also be offered in early December. The content covered in the primer is required before actually starting cut and sew on Tuesday, January 13th.

We are very lucky to have Maggie Pentecost teaching the 6 week course with help from Suzanne Shelton, Dianne Michelson, Laurie McCabe and Bonnie Scalley. A quilt block will be made every week using a different technique or skill. At the end of the class you will have completed a small sampler quilt complete with sashing and borders. More importantly, you will have learned the basics of the wonderful world of quilting.

If you are willing to commit to bringing your sewing machine and taking this class please e-mail Suzanne Shelton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further instructions along with fabric and necessary equipment requirements. We look forward to welcoming new quilters to our group next year.


Sew-n-Sews Show & Tell 2014

We had a very busy year!
Click on the picture above to go to the Photo Gallery to see all of the pictures or run a slideshow.


Riverside Quilters 2015
Tuesday Jan 6,2015 10:15
Organizational Session

Final Session–Feb 24th
“Getting Ready”

Instructor:Maggie Pentecost

Helpers: Diane, Bonnie, Lori, Sally, Suzanne

  • This first session will be an organizational class.

  • Please bring pen/notepad

  • We will NOT be sewing at this session. You will begin cutting your borders or sashing at Jan 13th class. You will likely finish them at home/trailer or at Friday quilting. (however, if you are staying for regular Tuesday quilting, bring your usual supplies)



6 Block Sampler

2015 Winter Project

6 Block Sampler Quilt 2015

38" wide x 52" length

Based upon 42" wide - 100% cotton of quilt shop quality fabric. Do not use directional prints orstripes or plaids. Your quilt can be a theme ie. Christmas, Halloween, baby, summer, autumn, etc Don't become too blue, or too red or too much of any other colour. Use a number of shades and values ie. Light, mediums and darker in varied colours.

Pre-wash + press fabrics before class. If fabric has gold or silver metallic etching, rinse in cool water, dry in warm dryer, instead of washing them completely in machine.

Border: Dominant fabric- 1 3/4 yd - Cut borders to size required BEFORE cutting any pieces for blocks. There will be enough fabric to cut your borders in one piece, from the length of border fabric. Cutting diagram will be given at first class. Jan 13

Binding: Same as border - 1/3 yd = rounded off as 2-yd of dominant fabric

Sashing: Contrast fabric - 1 – ¼ yd Also used for patchwork + applique.

Background of blocks: 1 yd - solid colour, or tone-on-tone, or batik with neutral colouring.

Blocks: 3-4 fat quarters in shades and tones found within the Dominant fabric. For example, if Dominant fabric is floral, the fat quarters, could be the greens and flower colors with enough contrast to give good eye appeal.

Backing: 1-3/4 yd of 42 – 44" width - your choice to match or contrast with quilt front

NOTE: Backing fabric + batting must be between 2" to 4" larger than your quilt top on each side.