Wednesday, December 21, 2022

We did it!!!

We sold all the ornaments... 29 beautiful ornaments are all gone and hanging in the tree in your home!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation will be sent their cheque tomorrow...

What a joy to be able to celebrate the end of this challenge!! 

Merry Christmas,

Lorette and the Fabric Fairies!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winner 2022 Ornament Challenge

 And the winner is...

No 15

Created by Shirley Baillieul


Shirley wins this wonderful basket of goodies valued at approx. $140.

Yesterday we received more ornaments to add to the sale; these were created by last year's winner Judy C. York. Thank you so very much Judy.

Today is the beginning of the sale... ornaments are sold for $10 each. Shipping is available: $3 for flatter ornaments... a bit more for the dimensional ornaments. You may also pick up at the shop... or have someone else pick up for you.

Remember Spruce It Up quilt shop will match all sales and donate to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Thank you to all who donated the ornaments and to you for purchasing them.

Visit the Ornaments 2022 photo post to see which ones are still available for purchase. Message me or email me which you would like to purchase. E-transfer is accepted.

Have a great holiday season!


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Spruce It Up Quilting's 8th annual Christmas Ornament Challenge


Are you ready?? 

We are... 

Check out the ornaments already received... Look up there on the header for ORNAMENTS 2022, click on it and you'll find all the beauties we've received so far!

WAIT... since we only have 10 ornaments, we're extending the deadline to November 15th so there's still time for you to send us yours!! Or deliver it in person!

DATES: Deadline Nov 15th
              Voting begins Nov 16th
              Sale of ornaments Dec 1st... but you can reserve your favorite anytime; just send us a private   message.

REMEMBER the proceeds from the sale of the ornaments is matched by SIU and we'll be gifting The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. My oldest sister died of a Brain aneurysm... age 63! Too young!!

And what can the viewer's choice creator win??

A beautiful basket of goodies valued at around $140

We've added a few extras to the list already in our announcement! The basket/rope bowl was made by Norah in a workshop at the Sackville Quilt Guild and suited the purpose very well... New use for decorating! 

So don't be shy... offer us a beautiful ornament and these goodies could be yours!! We're waiting...



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Our ornaments have been delivered! We've received 31 beautiful ornaments this year! thank you so very much for your participation!

Voting begins now... 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 Diabetes Canada.
Voting will take 2 weeks... then the maker of the ornament with the most votes wins this wonderful prize! It is chock full of wonderful items!

Again my thanks to all who participate in this yearly event!!

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!