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Psssst...Laura of Waffle Kisses is creating a sewing and visual arts classroom/studio in Mad About Patchwork's new space.
Psssst...Laura of Waffle Kisses is creating a sewing and visual arts classroom/studio in Mad About Patchwork's new space.
74 backers pledged CA$ 4,100 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR STORY

The cat's out of the bag...Mad About Patchwork is moving to a new space and Laura of Waffle Kisses is in cahoots with Pam to create a classroom and studio just for you (and your friends, your children, your family.  Basically all of your favourite people) to come and sew, quilt, draw, craft and make pretty things, right here in the middle of Pam's fabric.  Won't it be lovely?

OUR COMMUNITY

To make this creative space happen for you, Laura needs to get her starving-artist hands on good-quality sewing machines, a work table, chairs, cutting mats, scissors, needles, thread, pencils, marking tools, etc.  That's where you come in.  You see, we've got plans to make the studio a place where people with common interests can come together to create beautiful things -- a community of quilters, sewists, artists and makers.  So, with the end goal of a community in mind, Laura is asking for help from you, her community, to make it happen. 

Once we've achieved our goal (you know we can!), Laura will be offering classes, workshops and eventually retreats in all levels of sewing, quilting, visual arts and general crafty goodness. Right here in Canada's National Capital Region.  Right here in Mad About Patchwork.  Right here in wall-to-wall gorgeous modern fabrics. We'll even have coffee and tea.  Everything you need -- and want -- will be...right here.

OUR SPACE

Close your eyes for a moment and picture a large, charming table we can gather around with our machines and projects or paper and pens.  With our coffee and tea -- our warm drinks on those cold, cold winter days.  Picture sitting fireside and sewing in a brightly lit space.  Picture the fabric.  The friends.  The feeling of having a place to learn and grow.  Your place.  Your space.

In Canada, the modern quilting community is among the best in the world, but we currently lack available resources and community-fostered education.  Mad About Patchwork has the resources.  Waffle Kisses will provide the community and education.  Together, we (Laura, Pam and YOU) can create Canada's premier modern quilting destination and change the face of modern quilting in Canada forever.

Together we will make, sew, learn and grow.

REWARDS - I sincerely appreciate your support and I'm sharing the handmade love in return.

$10 or more = your name on handmade bunting in our studio. We'll show you how pretty it looks in a future blog post.

$25 or more = a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a personalized handmade thank you card and your name on our studio bunting.

Cup Cozy + Thank You
Cup Cozy + Thank You

$50 or more = A limited-edition Waffle Kisses teapot cozy (approximately 11.5" x 10.5" - accent fabrics chosen at random), a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a personalized handmade thank you card and your name on our studio bunting.

Teapot Cozy + Cup Cozy + Thank You
Teapot Cozy + Cup Cozy + Thank You

$75 or more = A limited-edition Waffle Kisses hot-water-bottle cover (accent fabrics chosen at random), a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a personalized handmade thank you card and your name on our studio bunting.

Hot Water Bottle Cover + Cup Cozy + Thank You
Hot Water Bottle Cover + Cup Cozy + Thank You

$100 or more = A VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event in the studio, your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for 6 months, a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a personalized handmade thank you card and your name on our studio bunting.

Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You
Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You

$250 or more = A crib size (approximately 36" x 48") Waffle Kisses Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt in a colour palette of your choice, a VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event at the studio, your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for 6 months, a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a personalized handmade thank you card and your name included on our studio bunting.

Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt + Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You
Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt + Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You

$500 or more = A lap size (approximately 60" x 72") Waffle Kisses Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt in a colour palette of your choice, a VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event at Waffle Kisses Studio, your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for 6 months, one of our sewing machines given your first name (a really BIG deal in the sewing world!), a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random), a handmade thank you card and your name included on our studio bunting.

Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt + Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You + Sewing Machine Named After You
Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt + Invitation + Sponsor + Cup Cozy + Thank You + Sewing Machine Named After You

Risks and challenges

We've got a space. It's open. It's bright. There's a fireplace and hardwood floors. There might even be a camel-back sofa reupholstered in some delicious Anna Maria Horner fabric. And it's lovely. It really is.

The studio will start out small (we'd prefer quaint and cozy with an emphasis on small class sizes). We have plans to start with just four good-quality machines. This will minimize risk and allow us to grow with our clients. It also decreases the immediate start-up investment required. If you all love our studio idea as much as we do and our initial goal is surpassed, we'll use the extra money to invest in more machines.

As with any client-based business (that's right, we're doing it for you), part of the challenge we gladly accept is staying on our toes and bringing the classes and workshops you want come to life. We'll be keeping a close eye on modern quilting and crafty trends, and keeping an open ear to what you want.

Want to make sure we stick around? Send us your project, class, workshop and retreat ideas and we'll do our best to make them happen.

We expect a large portion of our clients to hear about Waffle Kisses Studio at Mad About Patchwork through word of mouth and existing online resources and clientele. But don't worry, we'll be distributing flyers and posters all over the city and enlisting the help of our quilty and crafty friends to get the word about Canada's top modern-quilting and craft space out into the great wide open.

Our new location meets and exceeds our current and projected short-term needs. If you love us so much that we need to grow...well, we don't see that as a bad thing. It's a challenge we'll accept with open arms.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $9

    Your first name personalized on a piece of bunting and hung in the studio to show our appreciation for your support and for being part of our studio. Bunting photos will be featured in a blog post to show you how great your name looks in our space.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $23

    A Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random) and a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card. Also, your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $46

    A limited-edition Waffle Kisses teapot cozy (approximately 11.5" x 10.5" - accent fabrics chosen at random) and a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random). You will also receive a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card and your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $68

    A limited-edition Waffle Kisses hot-water-bottle cover (accent fabrics chosen at random) and a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random). You will also receive a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card and your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $91

    A VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event in the studio and your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for a 6-month period. You will also receive a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random) and a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card. Also, your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $228

    A crib size (approximately 36" x 48") Waffle Kisses Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt in a colour palette of your choice, a VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event at the studio and your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for a 6-month period. You will also receive a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random) and a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card. Also, your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $456

    A lap size (approximately 60" x 72") Waffle Kisses Waving Pennants OR Bunting Quilt in a colour palette of your choice, a VIP invitation to an exclusive private sewcial event at Waffle Kisses Studio and your name listed as a sponsor at www.wafflekisses.ca for a 6-month period. Also, one of our sewing machines will be given your first name in your honour (a really BIG deal in the sewing world!). In addition, you will receive a Waffle Kisses patchwork cup cozy (colour and patterns chosen at random) and a personalized, hand-written, fabric-embellished thank you card. Also, your name will be included on our studio bunting.

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