Events Calendar

Open House Dates 2018

Saturday September 29 10am to 3pm
Saturday October 27 10am to 3pm
Saturday November 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

Friday October 26 10am to 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: $14 +HST (Includes pre-washed shweshwe)
CONTACT US NOW to reserve your spot!


Japanese Folded Patchwork Classes

Thursday Sept 27 10am to 1pm (FULL)
Saturday October 20 10am to 1pm
Thursday October 25 10am to 1pm
Learn Japanese folded patchwork and make a beautiful and useful bag. A great class for all levels, including beginners. Make many more projects using this technique.
Fee: $40 including patterns
Kit: Scrappy $37.50 (6FQ pre-washed shweshwe)                                         
Kit: Coordinated $25 (4FQ pre-washed shweshwe)
CONTACT US NOW to reserve your spot!



Dutch Re-Treat Days 2018

Friday September 28 10am to 3pm
Saturday November 3 10am to 3pm
Thursday December 6 10m 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


Sales Events 2018

Niagara Heritage QG Shop Hop     January 17
CEG Showcase                                  April 20-21
Four Corners QG Show                   May 11-12
Courtepoint Québec 2018 Salon   May 31 – June 3
Quilts at the Creek                          July 28-29





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
CONTACT US for more information



Brampton QG                     January 25, 2018
Brant Heritage QG             March 8, 2018
Moraine QG                        April 4, 2018
Mississauga MQG               May 3, 2018
Hamilton QG                       May 9, 2018
Orillia QG                            May 16, 2018
Evening Threads QG          May 16, 2018
Lake to Lake QG                 May 19 & 20, 2018
Haliburton Highlands QG    Jun 13, 2018
East Lake Simcoe QG         September 24, 2018
Markham Towne QG          October 4, 2018
London Friendship QG       October 11, 2018
Waterloo County QG          October 17, 2018
Etobicoke QG                     November 19, 2018
Ancaster QG                       November 21, 2018
Georgian Bay QG               November 28, 2018