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October 2020 Newsletter

Good Morning Watergirl Quilt Co. Crew!

How did it become October so fast? One of my favourite books from my childhood was Anne of Green Gables. I love how Ann would exclaim, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!"

I wholeheartedly agree with Ann. October at Watergirl Quilt Co, is going to be a month to remember!

As the luminous colours of the autumn leaves amaze us every day, we can become inspired by those colours and seasonal changes and inject that into our creative journey.

Ready for a Shop Hop?  Mark your calendars for great promotions on October 15th when Watergirl Quilt Co. is one of the 38 Canadian online fabric stores being featured in the Great Canadian Shop Hop 2020 organized by Canadian Modern Quilt Collective

Go to Instagram and follow @canadianmqc and learn how to participate in the GINORMOUS Grand Prize Draw including products and gift certificates from all 38 Canadian Shops! To be entered in the draw, you need to follow all 38 shops and answer the trivia question posted each day. You can go back and start with the shops that you missed already and email your answers to


So now that you have found great fabrics at The Great Canadian Shop Hop, you are ready to join a workshop!

Here is what is happening in October:

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30pm to 7:30 pm Rolling Romance with Quilting Cowboy Skill level is Intermediate, working with circles. ONLY 3 SPOTS left. You will be emailed the PDF pattern and an invitation to the workshop which is held on Zoom. You only need 3 fat quarters and template plastic to participate and learn the technique.

  • Wednesday, October 7th, 1-4pm or 5-8pm Learn to Quilt Sampler Quilt with Tammy Spencer begins and runs for 7 weeks in total. Skill Level is Beginner. This class is at St. John's Anglican Church Hall in Prescott. Registrations accepted until October 7th at 10am.

  • Thursday, October 8th, 5:00-8:00 pm Learn to Quilt - Online Interactive with Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts. Make the Barricade Quilt and learn the basics of measuring, cutting, piecing and seam allowance. Registrations accepted until October 7th at noon but you would need to be able to pick up the course materials at the store.

  • Tuesday, October 13th & 20th, 5:15pm to 8:15pm each evening (2 part workshop) Stocking Sacks with Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts. Learn to make these personalized gift bags/stocking bags and Susan will teach you how to make this and you do not have to turn the bay layers inside out through a small hole! That alone is worth taking this workshop! Registrations accepted until October 12th at noon but you would need to be able to pick up the pattern at the store.

  • Saturday, October 31st, 9:30 am to 4:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Prescott, ON, True, North, Strong, Free with Paul Leger. This is a pattern designed by Paul for Quilts of Valor. You will choose from two styles of the pattern to make one of two quilts. Great project for scraps! Registrations accepted until October 25th.

New to online shopping or just not used to buying fabric online? You may love looking at fabric online, drooling over new arrivals but you worry that if you order online, the colours or the quality of the fabric might end up disappointing you when your order arrives in the mail. Our customers rave about our fabulous modern fabrics with such high quality for reasonable prices.

When you order from a high quality quilt shop, like Watergirl Quilt Co., please trust that the best products possible are being brought in to inspire your projects! What is even better, is that you can request a complementary swatch mini-charm pack from us. We will send you this packet, cut in our store. There are fabrics from 22 different brands that we sell and you can feel the fabric and look at the colours. When you are wanting to order online or need inspiration, feel these fabric swatches and order with confidence! Email us at to request your swatch packet.

So speaking of buying fabric, today is Mystery Monday for October!

Looking for autumn inspired fabric and notions? Today is your day!  

Baker's Dozen Fat Quarter Bundle! This Baker's Dozen won't add inches to your waist - just to your stash! Our 13 spiced muffin fall colours bundle will enhance any October project! The rich, fall colours are drawn from Canvas, Dublin, Wound Up and Scrap Heap collections including a few other fun ones added in. You can just smell the taste of that Cinnamon Kiss from Northcott.

Need inspiration? The bundle includes a pattern that is fat-quarterly friendly and a large spool of yummy Aurifil 50WT cotton thread. The colour of thread that you receive will be a surprise but it will compliment your fabric bundle.

Grab yourself this baker's dozen to add some spice to you quilting life!

This bundle is a retail value of $78 but just for today, while quantities last, it is only $54 (which is the cost of 12 fat quarters).

Don't miss out on this value-added bundle! Hurry to our Website right now and scoop up this bundle of pumpkin inspired fabrics. Prefer to order by email and pay be e-transfer? We can do that for you too.

Have a wonderful week and see you live on Wednesday on Facebook.

Stay safe, stay hopeful and do something that makes you Smile!

Michelle and the Watergirls


Yummy  Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe