Row by Row Experience 2017

Thank you to all the wonderful customers who have visited our store to purchased our 2017 Row by Row kit or pick up our free pattern. Many customers were visiting Edmonton and took the time to drop in. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The theme for the 2017 Row by Row Experience is ‘On the Go”. We had many, many  compliments for our row and with being our third year participating in this event I want to share with everyone a little ‘behind the scenes’ . Each year all of us here at Earthly Goods put on our ‘idea thinking caps’ to come up with a design that reflects the theme as well as our province and of course our store. This process begins in early February and continues until we can all agree on a final design. Next comes the drafting of our design into a pattern along with simple to follow instructions. When we choose fabrics we also have to inquire as to the availability of such fabrics. It’s our mandate to make certain that our kits will contain the same fabrics as our store sample. We make a sample of our row to verify that the pattern instructions and fabrics requirements are correct. Then comes the cutting, labeling and packaging of our kits and lets not forget the printing of our pattern. This usually starts the beginning of June and continues until we run out of kits. Whew!!!!!!

Only brick and mortar stores can participate in the Row by Row. Unfortunately, with the closure of our store-front Earthly Goods Quilting can no longer sell our kits or and out our pattern until this years event is over. Kits will be available after November 1, 2017. To reserve please email info@earthlygoodsquilting.com.

Thank you

Earthly Goods Quilting Store-Front is now CLOSED

THANK YOU…. our heartfelt thank you to our most wonderful customers, students, friends and family. Our store front quilt shop has now closed and although it’s sad to see the closure of our happy place…. this has opened up other opportunities.

Our in-store longarm quilter, Kim Caskey has relocated her machine and continues to custom quilt… please contact her directly 780-288-9008 (www.kimcaskey.ca).

We will keep this website updated with the latest news, as will as our Facebook page. Please stay tuned for the next evolution of Earthly Goods Quilting…..

Earthly Goods is a full-service quilting store!

In business since 1985, we are one of Canada’s foremost full-service quilting stores. We stock an extensive array of fabric, books, patterns and notions.

We offer our well-known educational program for beginners – the “Quilting by Degree” program year round.

Stop by our store to look at our fabrics and samples and let your imagination soar.

Our knowledgeable staff are ready to help!

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Contact us at:

Tel:780.433.7179

Fax:780.430.1502

Email: info@earthlygoodsquilting.com

OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR CLIENTS CREATE BEAUTIFUL QUILTS  HAS SEEN US BUILD AN EDMONTON TREASURE

Our staff are experienced quilters. We all take the Quilting by Degree program; most of us are graduates. Many of our staff members are also class instructors.

Our goal is to provide the inspiration, encouragement and assistance you need to get your project underway.

Interested in a class? We can explain our courses and assist you in choosing a class that is suitable to your interests and skill level.

We look forward to serving you on the web or in store!

EXPERIENCED TEAM WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

Patti Hansen

OWNER AND INSTRUCTOR

Patti’s relationship with Earthly Goods Quilting goes way back. She completed the Quilting by Degree Program and in 2006 started working for Earthly Goods. At that time, she had her sights set on working in the store and teaching. Little did she know that one year later she became the second owner of Earthly Goods Quilting.

Patti loves all types/styles of quilting, but if she had to pick some favorites it would be needle-turn applique, English paper piecing and hand quilting.  In todays, fast-paced world Patti strongly embraces the ‘slow stitch movement’.

Patti’s philosophy when choosing fabrics for her projects is simply “why only choose five fabrics when you can have twenty-five. The more the better”. This same philosophy applies to the number of projects she has in various states of finish-ness. The more the better!

Britta Gutling

TEAM MEMBER and INSTRUCTOR

Britta moved to Canada from Germany 20 years ago. Creativity has always been important to her. She enjoys drawing, painting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, paper crafts, to name just a few.

Quilting was new to her and it was easy for her to fall in love with all the colourful fabrics. With books and TV shows she taught herself how to quilt.
She put this craft on hold for a while to take art classes and also discovered an interest for card making.

In spring 2010 she started working for Earthly Goods Quilting. She enjoyed being surrounded by so many great talents and being able to learn new skills.
Her favourites are traditional techniques with a modern influence, like English paper piecing, appliqué and hand piecing. Crochet and embroidery are also very important to her.
Britta’s Creativity is inspired by colour and design. She likes to combine different techniques and materials and often comes up with her own ideas for a new project.

She is currently working on “Daisido” a hand pieced quilt by Jen Kingwell. Another project is “Maisonnettes” a French quilt pattern, that includes all her favourite techniques, like English paper piecing, crochet, knitting, embroidery.
There are at least 5-10 smaller UFO’s, that need to be finished and many more ideas for future projects.

She taught English paper piecing and crochet and is planning classes in sashiko and hand piecing.

Debbie Bykowski

TEAM MEMBER and INSTRUCTOR

Debbie, who has been with Earthly Goods for just over seven years, started out working evenings and weekends; but since retiring from her full time work a year and half ago, works mostly during the days.

Debbie started quilting about 20 years ago as the result of attending  a quilt show with her mother.  Her first endeavour was a small wall hanging which she hand quilted with regular thread and any old needle that she could find!

Debbie enjoys a variety of quilting techniques, but her favourite has to be Foundation Paper Piecing.  When putting together Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife, Debbie decided it would be more accurate to foundation piece this quilt, so she created all the block patterns necessary to complete the quilt using foundation piecing.   The result is pretty spectacular!

Along with creating with fabric, Debbie also enjoys knitting, socks and mittens being her favourites.  Crocheting,  however, does not rank up there on Debbie’s favourite things to do – “I can’t figure out how to hold the yarn in my left hand, Britta is way better at this than me”!

When asked how many UFO’s she has, Debbie asked if that included projects that she hadn’t started yet!  “If you only count projects started but not completed, I have about six or seven.   However, if you count the projects that I have purchased fabric for, that number would be somewhat higher!”

Debbie enjoys teaching classes on Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife quilt; and various tote bags; but one of her favourite classes is where she teams up with Britta and they do a Christmas Fun Day where participants enjoy a day of cookies and cider, all the while making something Christmas related.

Debbie realizes it can be intimidating for first time quilters when they first come to Earthly Goods, so she really goes out of her way to make sure everyone enjoys their experience and continues on their quilting journey.

Karen Osatchuk

TEAM MEMBER and INSTRUCTOR

Karen grew up on the Bar-U-Ranch, 60 miles southwest of Calgary, in a family of very active artisans. This gave her a solid grounding in an exceptionally varied field of craft skills, from moose hair tufting to willow basketry to needlework.

Karen holds a Liberal Arts degree from Trinidad State Junior College (Trinidad, Colorado) and a BSc degree in Clothing and textiles from the UofA (Edmonton, Alberta). Karen has been instructing all over Alberta in the Fibre Arts field for the past 30 years. She has been a mainstay at Earthly Goods Quilting since 1989 an instructor and sales associate, “loving every minute”.

Karen is very active in many areas of fibre and needlework. She has taught for other organizations including the Edmonton Needle Work Guild at their Fibre Potpourri festival in 1987, 2007 and 2008 and at Quilt Canada in 1988 in Calgary and in 1991 in Ottawa. She is long-time member of the Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, Edmonton Needlecraft Guild and is a board member of the Focus on Fibre Art Association. Karen belongs to the National Button Society as well as the Edmonton Button Club. Another favourite group she belongs to is the Wooly Bees – a 10-member group who meet once a month working strictly with wool fabrics. Karen also enjoys her membership in the Wild Rose Antique Collectors Society!

Although Karen is officially retired, she keeps very busy enjoying her family (46 years married to Dan, two children and two grandsons), gardening in her beautiful backyard, and a variety of friends. She is a member of the Queen Alexandra Community League.

Her teaching portfolio for Earthly Goods currently includes Applique Basics (part of the Quilting by Degree program), Beading Basics, Needle Felting, Stargazey techniques, It’s A Wrap (baskets), Summer/Winter Pears (embroidery). Together with Wanda Cracknell, they host Grad Club, an exclusive program for graduates of the Quilting by Degree program.

Karen’s love of fine needlework can be found in such projects as silk ribbon embroidery, rug hooking, cloth dolls, crazy quilting, punch needle embroidery and wire ribbon basics. Karen’s work these days focuses on a collage of her favourite techniques – rug hooking into a wall hanging made of wools, exquisitely embellished with embroidery, beads and buttons. Karen has won a few ribbons for her pieces.

Winners of The Prairie Rose Challenge (Edmonton & District Quilt Guild bi-annual contest) have been fortunate to receive one of Karen’s heavily embellished prize ribbons. Each of the seven category ribbons are encrusted with beads and buttons, taking Karen 5 hours each. “I love beading and making these ribbons is my chance to give back to the Guild.”

Karen has a lifetime of memories tied up in her projects and a stash like no other! “I keep the majority of my stash in the attic and my husband fears if I add anymore, the ceiling will probably give way!” Some finished pieces are proudly displayed while others are given as special gifts. “Life is great…. Do what you love to do and don’t mind what others think!”

“Earthy Goods has become my happy place….it is where I go when I need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday work/life. I am always inspired by the latest fabric or the newest quilt pattern. The staff make me feel like I belong and are always willing to help me with an challenges I am facing on my quilting journey.”

LEADING STAFF. EXPERT QUILTERS.