Patty Hoogendoorn

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Patty Hoogendoorn will be leading an online workshop for EASY MITERED CORNER PLACEMAT & COORDINATING NAPKIN, on Thursday, February 10, at 1:30Pm. A follow up session to answer questions and share participants work will occur on Zoom again on Thursday, February 24, 1:30pm .

Kits will be provided that will include all required fabric, batting and the pattern by Karen Montgomery.  An on-line tutorial will provide pattern explanation and project guidance. If you don’t have a sewing machine it is possible to complete this project by hand however a machine is recommended.

This is project is simple and easy to complete whether you are new to sewing or experienced!  There are no tricky corners, no adding of binding and the project can be completed quickly using your sewing machine.  Learn the technique of mitered corners and expand this project to create table runners, table toppers, centre pieces, baby blankets……….the possibilities are fun and endless!

Registration is limited to 30 people seniors who are residents of North Shore from Blind River to Garden River. REGISTER NOW!

My name is Patty (Fullerton) Hoogendoorn, and I am the owner of The Creative Basket fabric and yarn shop in Thessalon, where I grew up.  Post secondary education and career took me to eastern Ontario where I began my quilting journey more than 30 years ago, taking my first class with Elizabeth Lake in Kingston.  I was working full-time, had a young family and the craft was a wonderful, creative diversion.  In 2008 while living and growing a biotech business n Hamilton with my husband Hugh, I made the leap to longarm quilting with the purchase of a Statler computerized longarm quilting system.  With that purchase I discovered a remarkably talented, inspirational, and supportive community of quilt artists both locally and internationally.  The art of quilting along with my passion for it continues to evolve and encompasses the simplest mug rug to meticulously pieced and quilted works of art displayed in museums, art galleries, homes, and offices.

Returning to Thessalon and owning The Creative Basket has given me he opportunity to share my love of fabric and the art of quilting.  Over the years I have traveled extensively for both piecing and longarm training and education.  Since first purchasing the shop in 2015 I have expanded the operation to include a second building just a few doors down the street which was the former Thessalon Medical Clinic at 240 Main Street.  Renovations resulted in the creation of 3000 sq ft of classroom and longarm quilting space as well as what seems like an appropriate name change to “The Fiber Arts Clinic”.  The shop has become a BERNINA Dealership selling sewing and longarm machines with machine service, maintenance, and installation provided by my son-in-law Bryan Wilson.