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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

September  4th and 5th  CLOSED

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.



Good Shepherd Food:   This is a completely volunteer run organizationAt 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

This is a shop hop with a difference.  Where ever you travel from June 21st until Sept. 6th check the area for participating shops.  This is a happening event in 8 provinces and most of the United States.  Each shop will give you their row design free. Arlene Gibson has designed our project again this year.  We think she has really outdone herself.  Carl Schueler has quilted it.  We have a WINNER!  Congratulations Renee.  You didn’t think it would happen but it did!

Our free pattern is the top row.  The other 3 rows are available in kit only.  Row 1 is also available in a kit.  Each kit contains instructions, applique pattern is reversed, applique placement layout, stabilizer, Soft Fuse fusible web, and fabrics.  $19.99 each.  Personal shopping only.



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

Paper Piecing Part 2:  Once you know the basics of paper piecing but may have wondered how to do I get started and what next project.  Join us Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th and Nov. 26th to get this project going well!  Limited space and kits are available.  Workshop fee $95.00.  Paper piecing at the best.

One Block Wonder:  One fabric, one block lots of possibilities. Book purchase required and material listing when you register.  Amazing possibilities!   Sat. Sept. 10th  10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Workshop fee $45.00.  Only one spot left.

Stained Glass The Easy Way:  Without using bias tape.  No tracing through dark fabric.  Trace once, Cut once.  NOW THAT IS EASY.  The first session you will receive a kit to learn the technique and have homework to start on your choice of projects.     This workshop will be held at Knox Church King St. South in Alliston.  Sat. Sept . and Sat Oct. Workshop fee $75.00 and pattern purchase required.    Come and visit for the complete set of choices. Sept. 24th and Oct.29th Workshop fee $75.00

Cathedral Windows:  Traditionally a hand pieced technique, we will show you a faster way using your sewing machine.  There is some homework before the workshop.  Pattern provided.  Sat. Oct. 1st  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop fee $45.00

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. November 5th, 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:  This club finishes up its season Saturday August 27th at 9:30 a.m.  When we are finished this last block, we will show you 2 choices for our next club.  You get to vote on which one we will bring in.  If you are not in this club already, but are planning on joining us for the next club, please join us, enjoy a coffee, tea, chat and you also may vote.  See you there! 

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

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.


Peanut Butter Cookies


½ cup butter or margarine

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg

½ tsp. Vanilla

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

¾ tsp. Soda

¼ tsp. Salt.


Thoroughly cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.  Stir together dry ingredients, blend into creamed mixture.

Shape into 1 inch balls roll in granulated sugar. (don’t roll in sugar any longer, but back in the day when I was slim….)


Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press 5 peanut halves atop each or crisscross with fork tines. Bake at 375 for 10 – 12 minutes. Cool slightly remove from pan.

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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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