New year: New Resolution
(French follows)

From my family to yours: Happy New Year!

This is my favorite time of the year! A brand new year ahead of us! To underscore this important event, I always treat myself to a new agenda.  Yes I am old fashioned.  I still use a paper agenda!!! I always look at the empty pages and wonder what will fill these blank sheets.  My favorite quote always come to my mind:
"A new year is like a blank book:
the pen is in your hands:
it is a chance to write a beautiful story about yourself"

Well then, how can I make this happen in 2018? What is my resolution for 2018? It is so simple and so clear in my mind: Do more of what makes me happy.  One of the ways that  brings me a lot of happiness is to share with you my passion through this newsletter, workshops, sew-in days and retreats.  I have found that the activities I organize are not only about sewing/quilting but it brings us together and we never have too many friends!

I wish you health and happiness and that a lot of the blank sheets in your agenda will be filled with activities that make you happy.  If sewing and quilting is on your list, join the fun with me.  The year is only starting and my head is brimming with wonderful ideas and projects to share with you.  Here is what is filling my agenda for the next few weeks.  Please check my website at for all the details and all the events.  Please register as soon as possible by answering this email!!  Let me know what interests you!


1) Homeward Bound Bag by Brenda Miller - Sunday January 28

2) Dancing Diamonds / La danse des diamants - February 17
Guest teacher: Claire Haillot
3) Walking Foot Quilting / Piquage  avec le pied marcheur
Group 1: Sunday February 25
Group 2: Sunday March 18
4) Quilt as you go made modern
Group 1: Sunday March 10
Group 2: Wednesday March 14
Group 3: Saturday April 7
5) Club Tula Pink
Did you know that Tula Pink is coming to town on March 30? Get ready for this event by joining the Tula Pink Club and create the most amazing quilt inspired by her book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. 

The Club members will meet on Sundays: February 4, March 4, April 8 and May 6
Retreats at Inspired Getaways in Arnprior

1) Sweet Retreat Bag - February 9-11
Open Retreat /Retraite fofolle - March 23-25
Sew-In Days
I will help you finish the projects you started with me or you may just want to work on your own projects.

Saturday February 3
Monday February 19
Friday March 16
Saturday April 14
Monday April 16

Courtepointe en folie at MIFO
French is your mother tongue or you just want to practice your French? Come and join the French connection at MIFO.  We have access to a beautiful room filled  with natural light. Come for pure fun and enjoyment!!!

Le français est votre langue maternelle ou vous désirez pratiquer votre français?  Joignez-vous à la `French Connection`au MIFO dans une belle salle baignée de soleil.  Venez avancer vos projets et vous amuser!!
Samedi 27 janvier
Samedi 24 février
Samedi 17 mars

Looking forward to see you in the New Year.  Please don`t delay to register by getting in touch with me by answering this email.

Tout d'abord, permettez-moi de vous souhaiter et Bonne et heureuse année.  C'est un de mes moments préférés de l'année.  J'en profite pour m'acheter un bel agenda qui m'inspire et je m'amuse à feuilleter ses pages en me demandant bien quelles activités rempliront ma vie. La citation suivante me revient toujours en tête:

Tout est entre nos mains
Pour de jolis lendemains

Petite citation si courte et pourtant qui en dit long.  C'est vrai qu'il n'en tient qu'à nous de remplir ces pages de belles activités qui nous rendront heureux. Ma résolution de 2018 est simple: continuer à faire des activités qui me rendent heureuse.  Une d'entre elles est sans équivoque de partager ma passion de la couture et du quilting avec vous.  C'est bien plus qu'un partage de connaissances mais aussi la création de nouvelles amitiés.  Et on n'a jamais assez d'amis.  Donc, si la couture et le quilting sont des activités qui nourissent votre âme, joignez-vous à moi dans les mois à venir!!! Photos ci-dessus et descriptions bilingues sur mon site web (  Ne trardez à vous inscrire en répondant à ce courriel et faites-moi part de vos intérêts! Au plaisir de voir cet hiver!!
Marie-Claire Charette
La Quilting Coach

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