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180 Parsons Road Unit 27 Alliston, On.  L9R 1E8
(705) 435-2746

  Your Complete Quilt Shop
Patterns, fabrics, notions, workshops, longarm quilting services and custom made quilts.
We also carry a large inventory of quilts for sale
. These can be viewed by visiting our Quilts for Sale link.

SUNDAY  11:00 – 4:00

Closing Dec. 24th at 2:00 pm
Closed Dec. 25th
Pre-inventory sale begins Dec. 26th


Moda's Frivols Tins now on sale. Only $55.00.  Each tin has a project and a surprise.

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Thank you for shopping personally at Lilac Lane Quilts.  For every $25.00 spent on regularly priced merchandise you will receive a stamp.  When your card of 9 stamps is filled you will have $25.00 saved on your next regular priced merchandise sale.

Chatter at the Lane.  Click here to leave your comments. Thanks!

Our Gala held November 13 2015 celebrating our 13th anniversary was a great evening.  Thank you Sheila for the informative talk about battings.

Our Calendar is up and running again.  We have updated to a new calendar so let us know how this one works for you.

New page added to our site.   our shop page has two virtual tours of our shop that you can view there or here as well as a short video of one of our Gammills quilting. Click on the image to drag the view to the left or right.
They are sharper if viewed full screen.



November Gala Event:  Tickets are now available for our annual event.  This is a limited seating event and the presentation will be the journey of a quilter, Arlene Gibson.  Refreshments at 6:00 pm and presentation begins at 7:00.  $20.00 plus HST.

Good Shepherd Food:   This is a completely volunteer run organization.  At The Lane you will find a basket where you can leave food donations or if you prefer you may leave a cheque and the volunteers will mail you charitable donation receipt.  We thank you for your continued support.

Row By Row:  Thank you for another great year of meeting and chatting with quilters on this quest.  We certainly enjoyed hearing your adventures.  This event is on hiatus now.  We will be selling kits when the break is over.



Basic Sewing kit for most workshops:  sewing machine in good working order, sewing machine manual, thread, thread scissors, seam ripper just in case, tape measure, bobbins filled and ready to go, pattern, fabric, notebook, and pen.

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time.  It may interfere with other activities in the workshop area.  Also it gives us time to make the coffee and tea and set up for your activity.  We appreciate your enthusiasm and will very much appreciate you thinking of us setting up for you

Stained Glass The Easy Way:  New DATES!  Thank you for understanding about our change of dates.  Some things cannot be planned or avoided.  However, these new dates may give people a chance to take the class.  The first day we will learn the technique and do a “practice piece”.  Next you work on the pattern of your choice.  The new dates are Sat. Oct. 29th and Sat. Nov. 19th.  This workshop is held at Knox Church on King St. South in Alliston from 9:00 to 4:00.  Workshop fee $75.00.  There are spaces available.

Mini Dresden Plate: Lots of great ideas to dress up those Dresden plates.  We are going mini size.  Imaginations will be running high in this workshop.  Sat. November12th, NEW DATE!  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop fee  $45.00  

Bargello:  Back by popular request, this is always a fun quilt to make.  Join us Sat. Dec. 3rd from 10:00 – 4:00.  Workshop fee $45.00

Tessellating Windmills:  Using Marti Michell’s instruction booklet and template you can create a wonderful pinwheel quilt with some interesting results.  The template is multi sizes so you are limited only by your own preference.  Workshop fee $45.00 Sat. Feb. 18th  10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.


BLOCK OF EVERY OTHER WEEK:  A few changes this time around.  The votes were counted and we are doing Celtic Crystals.  The pattern is $45.00.   Finished size is 84” X 84”. We will be meeting every otherish Sunday at 10:00 a.m. starting in Oct.16th, Oct. 30th, Nov 13th, Nov. 27th and Dec. 11th.  (Next dates will be determined when Liz buys her new calendar.  She is so excited about that!) Club fee is $15.00.  When we meet, if you have your previous meeting’s work completed your name will go into a draw.  Each meeting three names will be drawn and those people will win $10 BOEOW Bucks.  Those bucks are to be spent that day on regular priced merchandise.

The pattern has arrived so come on in and pick up your colour picture and fabric requirements and sign up!

Quilts of Valour: Canadian Forces Base Borden (CFBB) turns 100 years old this year.  We have contacted the co-ordinator for Quilts of Valour and she will provide us with kits to make quilts to be given to Veterans.  Every Sunday in September and October we are offering a sewing session to make up these quilts.  We will be looking for quilters to help and then binders to finish it off.  We will meet noon until 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to contribute but are unable to attend on Sundays, bring in a finished quilt, completely finished, the label will be added by Quilts of Valour volunteers and we will give you a store credit of $100.00 to be redeemed the day you bring in your quilt. Check the size requirements for these quilts.  There is a minimum size. Check their site   We had our first get together and Liz Seamans came with kits, fabrics all cut to size and patterns.

November Remembers:  During the month of November, The Lane will offer a 15% discount to all military personnel on regular priced merchandise.  Thank you for your service.

Stained Glass the Ease Way Reunion:  Join us and show us your progress Sat. Nov 26 at 9:30 a.m. at The Lane.

Annual trip to Camp Huronda near Huntsville.  This year we delivered 66 pillowcases but the camp had something for us.  We have some camp t-shirts to transform for them for next year. Thanks for your continued support.

Gift Cards are available!  If you don’t have a list of gift ideas for the people who would like to buy you something nice, they can pick up a gift card and you can shop with them even on our sale items!


Batting by the Roll:


Hobbs Heirloom:  80/20 which translates to 80 percent cotton, 20% polyester so you don’t have a layer of scrim.  It is built right in.  96” wide 27 meters $ 285.00    120 inches wide 27 meters $310.50.


Hobbs Heirloom Poly batting available by request.  In store we have a roll to cut from if you don’t require a full roll.


Quilters Dream batting available by request.  In store we have packaged batting sizes in Dream Cotton and Dream Wool.  Dream Wool is completely machine wash and dry batting.  We have tested this!.  We also have Dream Wool, Dream Cotton, Dream Poly, Dream Green, and Dream Orient in stock for purchase by the meter off the roll.



Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


1-½ pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound dry spaghetti
4 large eggs
8 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup Parmesan, grated
Freshly cracked black pepper
Sea salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).

Place the asparagus and mushrooms on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss gently to evenly coat.

Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the vegetables start to caramelize, stirring halfway.

While the vegetables are roasting, bring 6 quarts of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, stir, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking liquid before draining the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, add the bacon to a large sauté pan and cook over medium heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden and crispy, and most of the fat has rendered off. Turn off the heat and drain all but 1 tablespoon of the rendered fat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan and a generous amount of the fresh cracked pepper until well-combined.

Return the sauté pan to medium heat. Add the garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds, until fragrant.

Add ¼ cup of the reserved cooking liquid to the sauté pan. Toss in the spaghetti and heat for a few minutes until the bubbling has subsided and much of the water has evaporated.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the egg mixture to the pasta while quickly stirring. Continue stirring until the egg mixture has thickened, adding additional cooking liquid if the sauce is too thick.

Season with black pepper and sea salt to taste. Gently toss the spaghetti with the roasted asparagus and mushrooms, and serve immediately. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Stirring while mixing the eggs and pasta is very important! If the pasta and eggs are not mixed quickly enough, the eggs will scramble and the sauce won’t be creamy.

Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking

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Here are our two clips of our guest appearance from Thursday Oct. 14th 2010 when we were guests on the Roger’s Community Show, Daytime.  This aired live but you can watch our segment in two parts here. Thanks to Rogers Community Television for having us as guests.

First half of our appearance.

Second half of our appearance




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