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Guelph's Sew-lebrity!

Save the date Sat March 14, 2020 1:00pm-3:00pm!

Meet Nicole Calver, Guelph's Sew-lebrity. 

Nicole Calver is a self-taught quilter who never in her life would have guessed she’d be quilting full-time for a living! With a background in street art and graffiti-style painting, Nicole came to quilting after the birth of her first son in 2010. Two boys (and a few years) later, and she’s developed a signature style that combines her love of colour (all the colours!) and print with a cutting-edge design sensibility.
Nicole resides in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband, two little guys, and Dottie the dog. She blogs at and you can find her latest work on Instagram @snipssnippets
Make 1 is pleased to be the host of the launch of Nicole's first book, "Playing with Patchwork & Sewing."
This amazing book appeals to the sewist who wants to break into quilting or a quilter who’d like to turn their blocks into something a little more dimensional? Take a walk on the wild side with eighteen projects that combine the best of both worlds! Create useful gifts and home decor, including bright modern quilts, a pencil case, notebook cover, market bag, and more. Build your skills one project at a time, with a hands-on guide to learning basic patchwork, foundation piecing, English paper piecing, and a simple way to machine appliqué! Each block comes in three sizes, so you can practice new techniques with larger fabric cuts before moving on to smaller pieces.

• Build your skills with eighteen modern projects! Perfect for beginning quilters and more advanced sewists
• Learn a new technique with a large-scale project, then try out the same block with smaller pieces
• Sew modern quilts, striking pillows, table toppers, pincushions, and more useful handmade gifts


Join us to celebrate our local Sew-lebrity's amazing quilting book. "Playing with Patchwork & Sewing." This is the quilting book that will become your favourite and live on your shelf forever!

I look forward to seeing you at the studio.

Jo and the make1 team.