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Norah McGuire-MacLeod of Sew Little Time

Norah has been sewing since she was a teenager, with the encouragement of her mother and grandmother.

It wasn't till many years later that Norah would again be interested in quilting. In 1987, her twin sister Nancy wanted   to take a quilting class and invited Norah to go with her. Little did she know where it would lead!

Norah graduated from the University of Guelph in 1986, with a degree in Microbiology and her present day job is working for a furniture company as their Quality Assurance – Health & Safety Facilitator. 

Norah is the sole owner of   “Sew Little Time” – a home quilting based business started in 2001, which sells fabric, patterns, and some notions. 

She added a Long Arm quilting machine with an Intelliquilter computer to her business and is accepting quilting projects from customers. At the same time she started designing quilts for Northcott fabrics in Toronto. To date Norah has designed 50 quilt patterns for Northcott. As well as designing 2015 and 2016 Row By Row patterns for quilt shops in the area.

She teaches a group of ladies each summer at the St Joseph’s Island Quilt show, which is put on by the Woman’s Institute and a group of quilters; each year in Richard’s Landing.

She also does a Trunk Show which tells of her life as a Quilter - The Journey On I Been On – Where I Began – How I Got there – And what Left on my Bucket List.

She is a member of the following:

Royal City Quilters’ Guild

Canadian Machine Quilters' Association

Village Quilters group that meet weekly.

So when Norah is not at her day job, or at Quilt shows, she can be located at home in Cambridge, Ontario,  with her daughter, Meaghan and her Australian pups – Max and Hunter;  training her tow pups,  organizing her next quilt project, quilting on her long arm,  designing patterns and enjoying  life.

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Patterns by this Designer
Whispers of the North - PTN2261

Walking in the Woods - PTN2175

By Land or by Sea - PTN2197

One Day at a Time - PTN2101

The Majestic Beauties - PTN2103

Snow Friends - PTN2077

The Wind Changes - PTN1903

Blowin' in the Wind - PTN1902

Sugar Baby - PTN1852

One Piece at a Time - PTN 1843

Tangled Up in Blues - PTN1840

Things Have Changed - PTN 1822

Evening Sky - PTN1581

Morning Sun - PTN1554

Dancing in the Snow - PTN1514

The Birds' Christmas - PTN1440

Winter's Snowflakes - PTN1431

Lovely Lilacs - PTN1350

Oriental Fans - PTN1345

Shaken All Over - PTN1282

Tasty Treats - PTN1306

Ancient Lands - PTN1237

An English Garden - PTN1099

Christmas Past Quilt & Toyland Table Topper - PTN1081

Dancing on Her Tippy Toes PTN1074

Jungle Walk - PTN1044

The Luck of the Irish - PTN996

Woodland Pals - PTN988

Twisters & Asian Garden - PTN932

Candy Hearts - PTN934

Blue Berry Wine - PTN957

The Road Home - PTN897

Playing in the Rain- PTN783

Star Light, Star Bright - PTN823

Santa's Helpers - PTN813

Playing in the Rain- PTN783

I Want Candy - PTN758

Standing Still - PTN706

This Land of Ours - PTN665

Far Far Away - PTN648

Under the Mistletoe - PTN589

Sandy Beaches - PTN597

Haunted Halloween - PTN585

Stars 'n' Cabins - PTN563

Spring Is Here - PTN569

Sweet Dreams - PTN573

Cats in the City - PTN491

Warm Romance - PTN435

Limes not Lemons - PTN442

A Walk in My Garden - PTN 455

Blue Skies - PTN406

A Poppy Garden - PTN386

Purple Rain - PTN362

Winter Stars - PTN333

Come Fly With Me - - PTN331

Midnight Blooms & Butterflies - PTN223

Catch a Butterfly - PTN225

Ring Around the Rosie

Paris in Bloom - PTN171