Sunday, December 30, 2018


Sandra E. Gregoire travelled from Campbellton on her way to PEI to visit family and dropped by the shop to pick up her goody basket she won as the winning ornament creator!

And of course a photo was in order!

Congratulations again Sandra!

Perhaps you're still in the Christmas spirit or maybe winter spirit and would like to start early thinking and creating an ornament for 2019's Challenge... It is with your help and support that we can give generously to a great cause!

We have 14 ornaments that remain available for purchase. Check out the 2018 ornament page for an update on the ones left to purchase. Maybe you would like to donate?

Thank you once again to our challenge participants for their generous donations; thank you also to those who have purchased.

Keep stitching... sewing and creating is great for your mental health.



Monday, December 3, 2018




Sandra Edmunds Gregoire

thank you 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 or if you wish you can increase the amount... all funds collected will be matched by the shop and the donation will be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Be generous! Visit the Ornaments 2018 to see which have already been sold... they make a great Christmas gift!



Friday, November 16, 2018



It's time to vote!

Check out the 2018 Christmas Ornament page (found on the header above)

41 beautiful ornaments to choose from! Thank you to all who submitted an ornament! 


Cast your vote by choosing only one method:
  • by leaving a comment on the 2018 Christmas Ornament page
  • by calling or visiting the shop (you can find the number on the heading above)
  • by emailing me at:
  • by commenting on Spruce It Up Quilting's 2018 Christmas Ornament Page on Facebook: click on this link and leave a comment

  please do not vote by Facebook messaging!!


1 vote per person!

Come back here on December 1st to see the winner!


1 pair (sml) Perfect Scissors by Karen K Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabrics
1 spool Aurifil thread
3 skeins Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille Needles

Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 Christmas Ornament WINNER!!


made by Melanie McDermott

congratulations Melanie!

I wish to thank all the participants who donated ornaments... we had a fabulous response this year and it warms my heart to see so many beautiful ornaments...
Now is the time to hurry up and purchase as many as you desire... each ornament is priced at $10 (no tax)... you are free to give more if you wish... the funds collected from the sale of the ornaments will be matched by Spruce It Up and donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Please hurry and let's get these sold quickly!!!

IMPORTANT: check the 2017 Ornament page to see which ornament is available... as they sell, we update the page.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Spruce It Up Christmas Ornament Challenge voting BEGINS TODAY!!

Check out the Ornaments 2017 page up there... 
we have 32 35 (3 late arrivals) ornaments this year and the competition will be tight... they are all beautiful!! 

Cast your vote by choosing one option:

  • by leaving a comment on the ornament page, 
  • by calling or visiting the shop, (PS: You'll find the telephone no on the header... up there!)
  • by emailing me at 
  • commenting on Spruce It Up Quilting's 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge Facebook page: Christmas Ornament Facebook Page (click on this link) and write a comment with your vote

PLEASE do not vote through Facebook Messaging!

You have until November 30th to cast your vote! 

1 vote per person please! 

Come back on December 1st to see who won and to shop for your favorites!

Thank you to all who submitted an ornament or two! These are fabulous!

The Viewer's Choice award winner will be awarded a fabulous prize:


1 pair (small) Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric
1-spool Aurifil sewing thread
3 skeins of Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille needles

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

Spruce It Up Quilting's Christmas Ornament Challenge is in its 4th year!!! WOW!! Thank you to the previous ornament makers for your generous donations of ornaments... If you're new to the blog, have a look up  at the top header for the pages where you can see the photos of previous ornaments. Very inspirational!!

Ornaments 2017 page is up and we've posted 2 ornaments already!! Great start... thank you!!!

BTW: For new readers, we assign a number to the ornaments as they arrive at the shop; no names are published to keep voting fair.

We're aiming for a bumper crop of ornaments... the winner of the viewer's choice award will be gifted this:


1 pair (small) Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric
1-spool Aurifil sewing thread
3 skeins of Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille needles

I do like to start thinking of Christmas early. The proposed deadline for submission for the 2017 challenge is October 31st.

Submissions accepted: October 1st-October 31st
Voting begins: November 1st- November 15th
Sale begins: November 16th-until all ornaments are sold

Spruce It Up Quilting will match the total amount of the sale of the ornaments and the donation will go to the Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada. So please be generous! We all have family, relatives, friends who have been and/or are affected by heart disease and or stroke... let's support this foundation in their research.

Happy stitching!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Come see us on Facebook...

Hello everyone,

We have been so busy in the shop that the previous method of showing finished quilts and quilting has been moved to Facebook where we can upload images a lot easier than on the blog. So come see us at:

Every Sunday I upload photos of the week's quilting and some extra news. Keep up with these posts by liking our page.

You'll be glad you did... we'll be glad to see you there. Thank you for following us.