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Upcoming Events


Goose on the Loose Shop Hop 2017
12th annual Goose Shop Hop Thursday May 11th 9:00am - 6:00pm, Friday May 12th 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Saturday May 13th 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Past Events

2016 Gala.  An evening with Arlene.  Join us for an evening of fun and refreshments.  Arlene will take us through her journey as a quilter.   Friday Nov. 28th.  Tickets are $20.00 plus tax.  Refreshments at 6:00 p.m.   Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

Garden of Dreams Quilt Show presented by the Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild.
Saturday October 22 2016   10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday October 23 2016   10:00am - 4:00pm
Click here to view their flyer


Row by Row Home Sweet Home.  Our quilt.

We have a WINNER!  Congratulations Renee.  You didn’t think it would happen but it did!


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.

Goose On The Loose
May 5th, 6th & 7th 2016

Alliston Quilting Corners Guild had their meeting April 5 2016 and celebrated their 10th year anniversary. As part of the festivities they had many of the founding members, past executive and presidents in attendance. Liz was the driving force to start the guild and get it up and running. At the meeting they thanked her for her hard work and presented her with a plaque and she received an honorary lifetime membership for her work in starting up this guild.

Super Bowl Sew In.  Feb 7 2016
42 pillow cases and still counting.

Christmas get together at The Lane. Sunday December 20th  2:00 - 4:00  Bring your show and share.  Light refreshments will bee available.


May 7-9 2015  10th Annual Goose On The Loose Shop Hop

       May 2-3 2015 Brampton Quilt Show Quilted Odyssey

April 24 - 25  Mississauga Guild Show, Off the Wall and Under the Covers
We will be at this show so stop by and say "Hello".

April 18-19 2015 Quilt Show in Napanee at Strathcona Paper Center


Sat April 11th

Follow your gypsy spirit.  Give yourself a day of indulgence.  Meet at The Lane, 8 am Sat. April 11th.  Have a coffee, a snack, then pop onto a Coach bus and the driver will whisk you away to destinations unknown.  Our Bus Mom will count heads, direct, keep you on time,  and keep you entertained.  Lunch and snacks along the way.  Shopping and adventure all day long.  There will be 4 stops along the way and they are all looking forward to meeting you.  Tickets are $60.00 plus HST which includes your travel, lunch, snacks shopping and fun!  We don’t think the tickets will last long.  There are a LOT of people not wanting to drive this winter and looking forward to an adventure.

    March 28-29 2015 Oh My Stars Quilt Show Region of York Quilter Guild.

February 1 2015 12:00 - 4:00 Super-Bowl-Sew-In
This is an annual event where people not involved in football come and sew for Ramoth House.  Fabrics and snacks will be provided and we always have a great time.  Noon until 4:00.  We may even finish off some of those projects we started last year.  Bring your talent and tools and enjoy a different kind of Sunday.  Feb. 1st!

January 10 2015 9:30 Marti's Mystery Reveal

December 212014 1:00 - 3:00
Christmas Sewcial
Please join us for a show and tell and some Christmas goodies.  We would like to thank you for your support and please feel free to invite the family. Show us what you made this year.


Viewers Choice Shop Hop   Sept 17 - 20 2014
Lilac Lane Quilts, Sew Jax and Undercover Quilts are your hosts.  View the works of 3 talents quilter, one at each shop.  Vote for your favorite at each shop.  Great prizes

Judy Niemeyer Reunion Sept 13 2014




Travel and collect rows:
July 1 - September 2, 2014

Bring in completed
quilt for prize:
July 1 - October 31, 2014

Visit the Ontario Row by Row Experience on Facebook!

We have a Winner.  Traci from Bradford.  Congratulations.

Modern meets Traditional Quilting.  We will be hosting this Friday June 20th 2014. Sheila will speak and demo some of the newest products include Fusible Cotton Batting, Sewing with Chevrons, New Precut Shapes and working with fabrics from designers like Riley Blake, Robert Kaufmann, Timeless Treasures and patterns from Jay Bird Designs.  This evening event starts with light refreshments at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sheila’s presentation.  Tickets are $15.00 and are available now.  Limited seating and this is always a sold out show. Buy your tickets now so you will not be disappointed.

The Muskoka Quilt Show
We will be at the vendors mall next year June 6th and Saturday June 7th 2014
Hosted by the Pinetree Quilters Guild at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds

J.D. Lang Activity Park (Bracebridge Fairgrounds) ***331 Fraserburg Rd. Bracebridge -


Goose on the Loose Shop Hop May 7th – 10th inclusive.  This is the 9th annual Goose on the Loose Shop Hop.  It is one of the longest running shop hops in Ontario.  Visit the 6 participating shops, see a demo at each shop, see the quilt each shop is giving away and have a fun filled day.  Visit our website at

Viewers’ Choice Shop Hop April 23rd to 26th inclusive.  Visit Lilac Lane Quilts in Alliston, Sew Jax in Orangeville and Undercover Quilts in Fergus.  During this event each shop will be showcasing a quilter of their choice.  Your job is to tell us which piece you like best at each store.  Visit our website at for pictures of the past event.

Show for Sheila held Sunday, Jan 19 2014, from noon until 3:00. Those that braved the weather enjoyed an interesting talk and show for Sheila. Thank you for your support. Bring in your projects that used timeless treasures Robert Kaufman, Shannon cuddle and Riley Blake. Prizes will be awarded.

From part 1 of the Appliqué Workshop held Jan. 11 2014

A big thank you to everyone who tookl the time to visit The Lane.  It was quite the party. Congratulations to Donna who is the winner of the gift.  Merry Christmas to all.

Celebrate with us our 11th Birthday.
Friday November 15th we will be hosting a Gala evening.  Enjoy a Evening of Colour presented by Barbara Downey, previous owner of Sewin' Love.  Bring a focal fabric that you are having trouble matching and by the end of this presentation you will have found your coordinates. Refreshments begin at 6:00 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Limited seating. Tickets are $25.00 plus HST.



The Magic of Cloth Act V  Five Times a Charm
Dufferin Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show
Saturday October 19, 2013   10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday October 20, 2013   10:00am - 4:00pm
Orangeville Fairgrounds

Pieceful Years Quilt Show, 2013
Georgetown, Ontario
Friday October 4, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, October 5, 10am - 4pm

Our Booth at the show on the right
(Click on the picture to view larger size)

Viewers' Choice Shop Hop 2013
September 25th - 28th 2013 inclusive.
Three shops, Four days, The showcase Shop Hop will showcase three quilters, one at each shop. On your passport you will choose your favourite piece at each shop. The shops you will be visiting are Undercover Quilts & More in Fergus, Sew Jaxs in Orangeville and Lilac Lane Quilts in Alliston. 3 Shop,4 days sew easy.

Our Town is celebrating the 40th Annual Potato Festival.  I can truly say that this is not an event or Parade to miss. Do plan to come and experience this parade and while in town do come into the shop and tell us what you thought of our festivities.  We are fortunate to have front row viewing of this fabulous event and Carl likes to go into town after the parade for the street performers.  Not to be missed, in my opinion.


June 8th & 9th 2013
Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show
Alliston Curling Club
52 Albert Street
Alliston Ontario

Thank You to all of our pillow case makers.  In total 195 pillow cases went to Camp Huronda.  The Lions Club who run this camp were excited to receive our gift of kindness.  The camp counsellors were excited to receive them.  The campers sent us the most fabulous Thank You card we have ever received.  We wanted to share it with all of you.  Next year we want to do the same thing for Camp Dorset.  Are you in?

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Make a Log Cabin Chicken:

On the left is "Perry" and on the right is "Sound".  Check back soon for the full story about how they got their names.

We have not done anything for the people receiving Meals on Wheels for some time.  Let’s get together and make these cute decorations.  Join us at 10:00 and bring your machine and fabrics and get busy making people happy.  FREE~  we are helping our community, how could we charge for that? Sat. May 25th at 10:30.  Bring your stash and have some fun!

May 9th to 11th 2013 inclusive
Goose on the Loose Shop Hop


May 4th & 5th 2013
Heritage Quilters Guild Quilt Show Napanee
Strathcona Paper Centre
16 McPherson Drive
Napanee Ontario


Region of York Quilters Guild
Quilts in Bloom
May 4 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
May 5 2013 10:00am - 4;00pm
Newmarket Community Center
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, On.


April 27th & 28th 2013
Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show in North Bay
Ecole Publique Odyssee
480 Norman Ave
North Bay, Ontario

Quilts by area quilters
Merchant Mall
Tea Room
Judged  and Viewer's Choice Categories
Silent Auction with proceeds to NBRHC


April 19th & 20th 2013
Mississauga Quilters Guild
Off the Wall and Under the Covers Quilt Exhibition
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
1500 Gulleden Drive

Quilts Exhibition
Tea Room
Merchants Mall

Come to the show and visit us at the merchants mall

Quilting Retreat, April 5 - 7 2013
Let us whisk you away to Whitestone Lake Lodge, Dunchurch, On. April 5 – 7 for a fabulous quilting retreat.  We will leave Alliston Friday at noon in a limo, quilt in a fabulous lodge overlooking the lake and return Sunday.  Accommodation (double occupancy, each room has a double pull out sofa and a queen size bed) transportation, food, (except alcohol) taxes and gratuities all for only $325.00 per person.  Limited to 9 participants.

Encore Batik Presentation
An evening with Sheila Ohagan April 12th 2013. Refreshments, presentation on how batiks are made, trunk show and prizes.  Purchase your ticket in advance. $15.00 Limited number of tickets available

Birthday Sale November 15th to 18th 2012
Nov. 15 – 18th inclusive Lilac Lane Quilts will be celebrating 10 years of serving the quilting community.  We have asked one of our distributors to select fabric they think our customers will like and ship it to us.  We have no idea what they will send.  During our celebration these fabrics will be 50% off.  With holiday entertaining gearing up, Carl has created a visual demo on make a beautiful table runner (great for when you are entertaining or as a hostess gift if you are the guest) using the Squedge 22.5 ruler.  Funny shaped little thing.

Nov. 21, 2012  Carl and Liz will be at the Waterloo Guild meeting.  They will give a quick talk and then show how to make a fabulous table runner using the Squedge 22.5 ruler.

    The Pillow cases that were made for the Children's Aid Society have been delivered.  They were very pleased and grateful to have them for the children in care.  Thanks to all who helped with the pillow cases.

Sarnia Quilters Guild
A Feast For The Eye quilt show
May 25
th and 26th

click to view poster


Goose on the Loose Shop Hop  May 10th – 12th 2012 see link

A Gathering of Quilts 2012 presented by the Royal City Quilters’ Guild  May 4th and 5th at the Three Willows Church, 577 Willow Road, Guelph.

Simcoe County Quilters Guild. March 15 2012.  We will be making a presentation.

Royal Canadian Legion and the official Poppy Quilt.  Ladies at the Briars have made a beautiful quilt for our Legion.  Carl has donated the quilting and it is lovely.  Tickets are available at the shop and sell for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. 

Bake Sale Sept 29th raised over $460.00 for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.  A big thank you to all the bakers and buyers.

Show and Share Reception.  Join us Sunday Sept 18 and show us what you have made from our previous workshops and clubs.  Spend a little time and share some snacks and conversation with us.  Noon - 3:00pm  Come and go.

August 8 - 13, 2011

We will be at the merchants mall at the 5th London International Quilt Exhibition.  This year features the Quilts of Hawaii.  This one week event takes place every August at the London Convention Centre, 300 York Street, London, ON.  There will be over 125 Hawaiian quilts on display and workshops from Hawaiian teachers.  For more information visit their website

Bake Sale to Support the Alliston Food Bank.  Bring in your baking to receive Lilac Lane Quilts Buck and all the money raised and gathered from donations will go to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.  Bake Sale takes place Tues. August 23rd.  11:00 -1:00

Thank all of you bakers and buyers.  You gathered $387.xx in cash, a $50.00 gift certificate, and food donations.  GREAT JOB.  Thank you all for supporting our community.  Next Bake Sale will be Sept. 29th.  Keep those baking pans handy!

Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show
June 4th & 5th 2011
Alliston Curling Club
More info

Yours To Discover Shop Hop
The shop hop will take place over the month of July 2011.

While each event is individually planned, ours is a visit of 9 shops in Southern Ontario from Alliston to Sarnia, Ontario; Yours to Discover. At each shop your passport is stamped after you see what that particular shop specializes in.


Silver Threads Quilt Show

April 30th (10 am to 5 pm) to May 1st, 2011 (10 am to 4 pm)
Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place
474 Davis Drive, Newmarket ON

Show admission $5.00
3 Rooms of Quality Quilts
Merchan Mall
Tea Room
Door Prizes

The Magic of Cloth
October 23, & 24, 2010
Orangeville, Ontario
More information on their flyer

The quilters have met the challenge.  Thank you to all that participated.  We have collected 48 beautiful place mats and 18 napkins!

First prize:  Pattern Sultans of Sizzle - Lois Murray
Second prize:  Pattern Never Too Much Chocolate - Heather Doane
Third Prize:  Pattern Preserving The Past - Eleanor Thili.

Our First Food Drive
A huge thank you to all that supported the Good Shepard Food Bank.  Here is a picture of what we collected in food items.  In addition to the food, with the help of S C Quilter we also have $413.40 to give to the food bank.  WOW! 




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