Thursday, September 9, 2021


 Here are the rules:

Christmas Ornament Challenge 2021
Contest rules: please read carefully and follow the rules!
1) Ornament must be made of fabric, felt or wool, wood if decorated with fabric
2) Ornament may be pieced, appliqué, fused, thread painted, hooked, machine or hand quilted, embellished with beads, sequins, thread, paint
3) Ornament must have a hanger made of string or ribbon
4) Your initials can be added to the back of the ornament; no signatures allowed
5) Ornament can be an original design or an interpretation of a published design
6) You may make more than one ornament; each ornament must be different
7) Ornament must be submitted to Spruce It Up Quilt Shop in person or by mail
😎 All entries must be received by November 15th, 2021 at 4pm. No late entries will be allowed; postmark date will determine eligibility of mailed packages.
9) Ornaments will be photographed and posted on the blog and Facebook
10) Each ornament will be assigned a number when received and will be displayed at Spruce It Up Quilt Shop
11) To keep voting fair, no names will be published or displayed with the ornaments on the blog or at the shop
12) Voting will begin November 16th and continue until Dec 1st 2021; one vote per person please
14) Voting can be done in person at Spruce It Up Quilt Shop, by email, or by phone (506-538-7888)
15) Winner will be announced December 2nd, 2021
Ornaments become the property of Spruce It Up Quilt Shop and will be auctioned off starting December 2nd on the blog. Yes you can reserve your favorite ornament for purchase before December 2nd. Proceeds this year will go to DIABETES CANADA
1 pair (small) Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley
2 wool bundles
6 balls of Valdani Perle Cotton 3x size 8 and 3 x size12
3 spools of Sue Spargo Dazzle/Razzle
1 pkg Chenille needles
1 pkg of Long Milliners
Good Luck everyone!! Thank you for participating.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

7th Anniversary Already!!

It's hard to believe that we're already celebrating 7 years in business! Thank you to each of you for your continued support... it means a lot that you depend on us to deliver the services you need to help make your projects special! The pandemic has given everyone pause for reflection! We are moving forward and we hope the "green" light to a soft opening of the Atlantic Bubble happens this week... here's a chance and a good reason to come visit us! 


See you there!


Your Spruce Crew!

Lorette, Sally, Shelley, Norah 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

And the WINNER is???

 Announcing the WINNER of Spruce It Up Quilting's 2020 Christmas Ornament Challenge:

The race was real!! Very close race!!

Ornament no 16

Congratulations to LoreAnn Carroll on a beautiful ornament!

We'll make sure you receive your basket of goodies!

Thank you again to all those who donated and who purchased an ornament!

The Westford Nursing home will receive our donation of $410 before Christmas!



Friday, December 11, 2020


 WOOHOO!!! We have sold all the ornaments!!! How exciting is that?? We are thrilled!!

Thank you to all who contributed an ornament or two (or more) to our annual ornament challenge! This is the first year that ALL the ornaments have sold!!

The Westford Nursing home in Port Elgin will be receiving a donation of $410... (someone made a generous donation). 

and thank you to all who purchased an ornament! It warms our heart to have you participating!

Voting continues until Tuesday Dec 15th! Check the Ornament 2020 page to review the beautiful creations! and cast your vote by sending me an email at or a text message on Facebook, or on our Spruce It Up Christmas Ornament Challenge page on Facebook.

Vote only once...

Thank you!

Your Spruce Crew

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2020 Christmas Ornament Challenge: Let the Voting begin!

Spruce It Up's Christmas Ornament Challenge is almost over... we've received 20 beautiful ornaments this year and if no more ornaments get delivered today before 4 pm, that'll be a wrap!

Voting begins at 4pm... please vote on the blog on our ORNAMENTS2020 page (look up on the header)
but please only 1 vote per person!
You can also purchase an ornament or two for $10 each! Please help us by purchasing an ornament!

You can e-transfer to and we can save it for you to pick up after the voting is over or we can ship... shipping unfortunately isn't free! Sorry...
Remember the money raised from the sale of the ornaments will be matched by Spruce It Up Quilting and will be donated to the Westford Nursing Home.
Voting will take 2 weeks... then the maker of the ornament with the most votes wins this wonderful prize!

Thank you so very much to all the makers!!



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

And the WINNER...

The WINNER of the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2019

Christine McCarthy

Thank you so much for participating Chris! Your ornament is magnificent!

Enjoy your goodies!

Now it's time for us to sell those ornaments and make some money for Victorias Quilts... please check out the 2019 Ornaments page (link is at the top in the Header). I update it frequently... please help us raise the funds... 

thank you so much everyone!!

Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 1, 2019




Christine Prime McCarthy

Your ornament is superb!

Thank you so very much to everyone who donated an ornament or two or three... it was very difficult to choose... they were all lovely!

The ornaments are now ready to sell... $10 each and if you wish you can increase the amount... all funds collected will be matched by the shop and the donation will be made to Victoria's Quilts, an organization that provides a comfort quilt to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. It's very worthwhile and they are in constant need of supplies, fabrics, backings, and batting. Last year in our province alone, they gave out over 900 quilts.

Be generous! Visit the Ornaments 2019 to see which have already been sold... they make a great Christmas gift! Then contact the shop or message me to reserve yours today!

Again, many many thanks!