Events Calendar


Saturday June 22                
Saturday July 20
Friday August 23      
Saturday August 24
10am to 3pm
248 Geddes Street, Elora ON, N0B 1S0 (Corner of David and Geddes Streets. Entrance on David Street.) Parking at the Elora Arena on David Street, if the two parking bays at the studio are taken.
Shop for shweshwe yardage, pre-cuts and kits at the loft studio in beautiful Elora.
We are within metres of the Elora Gorge, and the region is renowned for beautiful scenic walks or cycle routes. There are many excellent restaurants in town, all within walking distance of the studio. 
Stay over the road at The Flying Leap B&B. Mention Meerkat Shweshwe and get a discounted rate. READ MORE HERE


Reverse Appliqué Class Traditional

Friday July 5
10am – 1pm
Learn reverse appliqué using simple designs suitable for beginners. A great way to learn if you would like to join the #dutchtreatsewalong – a world wide community of stitchers making blocks from “Dutch Treat” by Judy Garden.
Fee: $40 including patterns
Kit: $15 +HST (Includes pre-washed shweshwe)
CONTACT US NOW to reserve your spot!


Reverse Appliqué Class Modern Improv

Friday July 12
10am to 1pm
Learn reverse appliqué stitching on a piece with your own modern improv design, or use patterns provided.  A great class for all levels, including beginners. Make many more projects using this technique.
Fee: $40 
Kit: $21.50 +HST (Includes pre-washed shweshwe)
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Dutch Re-Treat Days 2019

Friday June 21
Monday July 22      
Thursday August 22                      
10am to 3pm
Meet and Stitch day for participants in the #dutchtreatsewalong as shared on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Space for 7 participants only.
No formal teaching. No cost except for lunch provided.
CONTACT US for inquiries or to RSVP




York Heritage QG Meeting                  April 16
CEG Showcase                                  April 26-27
Lindsay Creative QG Show                May 24-25
Quilt Canada 2019                             June 12-15
Quilts at the Creek                             July 27-28
QuiltX 2019                                        September 20-21
Quilts by the Bay                               September 28-29
Saskatoon QG Show                         October 25-26
Dufferin Piecemakers QG Show        Oct 31-Nov 2



A slide presentation and trunk show with shweshwe items to illustrate the fascinating history of shweshwe and how it connects with world history of textile production and trade.
Title: “The Bolt and the Beautiful – The Shweshwe Saga.” Length: 50 to 60 minutes.
A pop up shop can be arranged for the same date with shweshwe pre-cuts, kits and patterns.
Currently taking reservations for 2019/2020
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Oakville QG                                    March 21, 2019
Common Thread QG                      April 9, 2019
Kanata QG                                     April 11, 2019
Kincardine Sunset QG                   May 8, 2019
Sarnia QG                                     October 7, 2019
Twisted Stitchers QG                    November 12, 2019
Niagara Heritage QG                    November 20, 2019