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Welcome to our newest addition to our web page. Here we will challenge you & reward you too!


An ice storm is very common in Eastern Ontario, but such is the theme of our upcoming 2014 winter challenge.

Let your creative juices flow; let your imagination take over; and Giroux Sewing Centre’s first annual ice storm adventure challenge is born. After solidifying the theme, Giroux Sewing Centre is inviting you to submit your fiber artistic vision of a quilted ice storm wall hanging.

The only requirement is the use of blue, white, silver and other “icy” fabrics; entries are to be quilted and the finished banner is to measure no less than 18” wide and 36” long.

These frosty beauties can be pieced, scrunched, quilted, painted, embellished, stenciled, appliquéd, embroidered and/or completed in almost every other imaginable textiles technique. We will display your masterpieces in the airy, light-filled window and greet those passing by our centre, this display will be breathtaking.

While an ice storm may be devastating in Eastern Ontario, with freezing rain and snow; this one is warmly welcomed by the lucky quilters who have the opportunity to view this unusual display.

(1) Register your intent at the time you (2) purchase a min. of 2 fabrics and when finished, (3) bring in your completed project. We will display your Art work from November 20th to December 20th to be judged, and the 1st place winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate, the 2nd place winner a $25.00 gift certificate and the 3rd place will get a $10.00 gift certificate.

Box Top Challenge

Sent May 28th, 2014

The Cornwall Quilting Guild had an Box Top Challenge and sent us pictures of their creations.

Giroux Sewing Centre’s Winner is made by our dear customer and friend, Lazzarina who has won a FREE TUNE UP.

The Cornwall Quilting Guild Winners were:

The challenge starts June 16th, 2014 and continues until September 1st, 2014

There will be a 2 week grace period until September 12th, 2014 to give you the time required to present your purses.
Judgement day is September 13th, 2014


The challenge is to create a purse that suits your personality or that of someone you know. With only a few “must have” guidelines to follow, this is a set up of a good time.

To participate in this “Purse’nality Challenge” simply purchase our packages for a cost of only $10.00 along with 2 choices of fabric purchased from us during the challenge period to make your creation!

When you purchase your package, your name will be logged in the challenge. Once purses are completed, bring them in, we will register and photograph your finished creations and your purses will be in the running for the $100.00 gift certificate. The choices will be made by the Team at Giroux Sewing Centre.

The Ugly Challenge

Sent May 16th/13

The Cornwall Quilting-Guild had an Ugly Challenge and sent us pictures of their masterpieces