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February 2021 Newsletter

343 Water Street, St. John's, NL A1C 1C2
(709) 237-3655
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Will you be our Valentine?

February...the month of love. Well, we have LOTS to love here at ECQco!

Fabrics, Workshops, Machines, and of course, our customers! This month's newsletter is jam packed with new arrivals, machine promotions, and upcoming workshops. Enjoy!

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

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Happy Quilting!

- The ECQco Team

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Giving back to the community – literally.
ECQco-mmunity Quilt Project

Put your back...s into a good cause in 2021, through our ECQco-mmunity Quilt Project! 

For each quilt we put on our longarms, we’re asking you to donate a 2.5” strip of the backing fabric. At the end of the year, we will turn your donated strips into as many quilts as we can and auction them for charity.


Here is an example created by one of our frequent renters, Colleen McConnell, who spearheaded this project! “Bring to Front” is made entirely of fabrics used on the back of her quilts (we think she likes blue and green).

Details in StoreThanks for your support!

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Bernina's Dream Studio Promotion has been 
extended to February 28th! You don't want to miss out on
these fabulous deals!

Contact us at the shop to place your order!

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We've got brand new machines in-store,
and they're on sale!

bernette 37

$ 999.00
$ 649.00!

The Bernette 37 is a compact computerized model with simple operation and robust construction. It has many functions, such as the practical start/stop function that allows you to sew without using the foot pedal. With the bernette 37 you can adjust the sewing speed to suit your individual requirements and the type of material. The bright LED light helps ensure that your work surface is always well lit. Comes with 5 snap-on presser feet!

Click HERE! for more information!

bernette 38

$ 1,399.00
$ 899.00!

The affordable top model in the bernette 30 series,
with a wide range of functions!

This computerized sewing machine offers 394 different stitches, including the stretch stitch for elastic fabrics, which means you can create fantastic T-shirts from stretch fabric! The bernette 38 also has eight different 1-step buttonholes and three alphabets and has a useful speed regulator, which can be adjusted on the display. As the top model, this impressive sewing machine also has a bright LED sewing light, a threader and both an automatic and a manual thread cutter.

Click HERE! for more information!

bernette b70 Deco

$ 3,099.00 
$ 1,999.00!

The computerized embroidery machine to raise your
creativity to the next level!

The b70 Deco offers everything for decorating or personalizing clothing or accessories. With 200+ embroidery designs installed, the right motif or design is readily available at your fingertips! You can also upload and save your own embroidery motifs via USB flash drive. 

Click HERE for more information!

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* * Fresh In The Shop * *

Be Mine by Stacey Iest Hsu

These fabrics arrived just in time for your Valentine's Day projects! 

Re-experience the simple joys of Valentines Day with the newest collection by Stacey Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics. Be Mine was inspired by the decorated shoe boxes, construction paper hearts, and handwritten letter that make our early memories of the holidays so special to us. Send someone love with this beautiful fabric!

Shop the "Be Mine" collection HERE!

X’s and heart shaped O blocks fill the Be Mine Quilt Pattern with lots of love.
Piece this pretty project together using the Be Mine Collection, or even our Kona solids, and write a love note in fabric form.

Finished size: 63.5” x 63.5”

Buy yours HERE!

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Eclectic Elements: Abandoned by Tim Holtz

From the vibrant brush strokes of a painter’s palette to shattered fragments of mosaic, Abandoned is a visual artistry of color, texture and typography. These discarded ideas are salvaged from the imagination and combined to create unique new works of art. Available in yardage and fat quarter precuts. 

Shop the Abandoned Collection HERE!

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Workshops at East Coast Quilt co!

Did you know you can browse our classes online?
Head over to to see our full schedule!

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Sunday, February 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Skill Level: 
Cost: $25.00

In this class, Instructor Lindsay Nichols will teach you how to make underwear for men, women or children. Use up your scraps to make super comfy, customized and colorful underwear. This is the ultimate in 'sew instead of doing laundry' project.

A pre-requisite for this class is to be familiar with downloading and printing a PDF pattern.  If you are unfamiliar with this process please attend one of Lindsay's LEARN TO SEW WITH KNITS workshops.

Sign up now at:

- - - Cross Back Apron  - - - 
* 3 seats available! *


3 Week Series

Skill Level:
Cost: $90.00
Includes linen/cotton fabric & thread

This apron style is gaining in popularity; its comfortable fit, generous pockets and relaxed look will make you never want to leave the kitchen!  Equally suitable for your arti
st loft! This class emphasizes on finessing and finishing. You'll be proud to wear or gift this apron.

In this class, instructor Donna Mactavish will teach you how to read a pattern, practice using a rotary cutter, create your own straps, and learn to sew a basic hem and french seams. The focus will be on finessing your skills! Great for confident beginners to intermediate sewers:  you should come in confident with your machine and ready to sew straight lines! 

You will be using beautiful Essex yarn-dyed linen/cotton to construct the aprons.  Please select your choice of color when registering.

Click HERE to sign up!


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4 Week Series

Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
FOUR SESSIONS: February 14th, 21st, 28th, and March 7th

Cost: $110.00

Join Instructor Donna Walsh as she teaches youth how to make the Linville romper! This romper features a simple keyhole opening for easy sewing and dressing, deep slash pockets, and an optional functional or faux drawstring.

Interested? Sign up HERE!

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Extended to February 28th!

Round 2 of our modern I SPY Swap is here!
Signing up and taking part in this program is completely free!

Sign up and drop off your squares by February 28th, 2021

Didn't participate in Round 1?  Not a problem, you can join in on any Round and keep participating until you achieve the number of blocks you want! Each round will net you 32 different I Spy 5 -inch square blocks.

What's an I SPY, you say?
An I SPY quilt features novelty cottons and prints with images that are easily identifiable & would capture a child's attention. The quilt is made to engage a young one in a game of I SPY, with them searching over the blocks of the quilt to find the images. "I Spy with my little apple! a tractor! a raccoon!"  Please try to select prints with a modern vibe!

The swap is a fun and inexpensive way to accumulate the multiple images needed for an I SPY Quilt. All you need to do is buy 0.6 meters of cotton fabric and cut it into 32 5" x 5" squares, submit them to the shop, and at the end of the event you will receive the same amount of fabric back but in an assortment of new and exciting prints!

This swap is open to those outside of St. John's. You are responsible for mailing/delivering your 5 x 5 charms to the shop by the February 28th deadline. The cost for us to mail your newly assorted 5 x 5 charms to you is $6.00. The shipping option is available to you with registration.

Sign up HERE!

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Skill Level: Beginner
Cost $30.00
Participants must have a punch needle & 10in non-slip hoop

A two-hour instructional demonstration and practice session.  All the DO's and DON'Ts associated with Punch Needle Embroidery!  Tips, techniques and problem solving.  Learn how to perfect this craft with ease.


For more information click HERE!

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4 Week Series

Sunday's 1:00pm to 4:00pm or Tuesday's 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate
Cost: $142.00

Learn how to make a quilted colour wheel, with accuracy of design and shape.

An opportunity to study color and value with emphasis on slowing down and enjoying the creative process. Elsa strives to build a learning experience that incorporates sharing - both sewing knowledge and fabric scraps.

Workshop BONUS: a thread tutorial! ECQco co-owner Debbie Northover will explain the differences in threads and the importance of selecting and using quality thread. 

For more information click HERE!

Don't forget about ECQco's Basics! Scheduled all year round. These fill up fast so book early!

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6 Week Series

Sewing LevelBeginner
Cost $165.00

This class is for absolute beginners! Just bring along your enthusiasm!

Sign up for this class HERE!

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6 Week Series

Skill Level: Intermediate
Cost: $165.00

Are you ready to level up!? This series class is for students who have completed the Learn to Sew or Quilt series, or have similar sewing experience! This Level 2 course explores sewing apparel, accessories, and home decor. Join Lindsay as you expand your sewing knowledge, terminology, and skill set. This class is proving to be extremely popular, so save your seat now!

For more information click HERE!

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Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $50.00

Join Donna Walsh in a 3-hour workshop to learn about basic serger usage:  threading the machine, threads to use, needles, + tips and tricks. 

Save your seat by signing up HERE!

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* Our most popular class! *

6 Week Series

Skill Level:
Cost: $165.00

This very popular class, taught by the adventurous Kerri Ivany, is a wonderful way to get started in your quilting adventures. This series walks you through every aspect of quilting: Kerri will guide you through color theory, fabric selection, cutting & piecing, quilting, and binding your throw quilt! WOWZA! Basic machine sewing skills are needed; if you can sew a straight line you are good to go!

This class fills up fast, so sign up HERE!

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Cost: $150.00

Taught by Debbie Northover, this 3 hour certification teaches the basics of quilting using a long arm machine. A hands-on class, you will practice freehand quilting as well as learn how to use a pantograph design. This is a required course for renting the long arm machine in our shop. 

3 Free Hours of Longarm Rental Time is included!

This fills up extremely fast, so make sure to give us a call or register online ASAP:

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As mandated by the provincial government, masks are now required to be worn inside the shop. If you do not have one, we have disposable masks available at the front cash both in our Main Store and the Annex. We also have locally made, 100% cotton masks for sale in our shop! If you are unable to comfortably wear a mask please note that we offer curbside pickup daily. 

Free home delivery is available on purchases over $40 to the Metro area (St. John's, Torbay, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, Paradise, and Mount Pearl) Deliveries are on Monday and Thursday after 4:30 pm. We offer FREE shipping on orders over $100 for the rest of the province & Canada! 

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If you are wondering why you are receiving this newsletter and how we got your email, it's because you have previously signed up at one of our stores, The Fabric Merchant or Sew Many Stitches, before we joined as East Coast Quilt co! We have now combined all our customer information under ECQco. However, if you would like to opt-out of the newsletter, we completely understand. Scroll down to the bottom of the email and click "unsubscribe". 

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