Montreal Sewing Meetup? Who’s in?

Quilting Cotton

I was reading all about the recent Toronto Sewing Blogger Meetup and I thought, we should do that in Montreal! Who’s in?

I was thinking it would be nice to meet on a Saturday afternoon, grab coffee around 1 p.m and hit the fabric shops on Saint-Hubert: Effiloché, Couture-Elle, Rubans, Boutons and more (or less, if everyone finds what they need right away). Montreal has some great fabric shops, but there is so much to choose from that it can be overwhelming, at least for me. I need a second opinion. That could be you!

But when? My schedule is just crazy, but the following dates would work. Do you have a preference? Let me know in the comments, or contact me directly.

  • April 20
  • May 18
  • May 25

I know some would prefer a Sunday, but most of the shops are closed that day.

And of course, out-of-towners are welcome and having a blog is entirely optional. If you are worried about language, don’t. All the shop clerks will speak both English and French.

Si vous êtes francophone, soyez la bienvenue. Je serai heureuse de converser avec vous dans la langue de votre choix. Je blogue surtout en anglais (question de paresse), mais je suis complètement bilingue (à part quelques coquilles ici et là).

So who’s in?

Update: The Sewing Meetup will take place on May 25. Read more here.


Author: Shannon Smith

Data scientist, journalist, sewist, hiker, modern quilter, slam poet, and mum of four. My best friends are trees and my favourite food is granola.

19 thoughts on “Montreal Sewing Meetup? Who’s in?”

  1. Yep, that sounds reaaaaally fun. I won’t be available the 18th of May due to being in California but April 20th or May 25 works for me. I like the 25th personally. It’s closer and easier to plan.


  2. What about Chabanel and St-Laurent? If people are coming from afar, this area can NOT be missed. If you need Lycra and stretch, Stretch text can not be missed.
    Also 99 Chabanel, 4th floor!


  3. Hello,

    If you meet on May 18th, I would be available! I am more a sewing blog follower than a sewing blogger myself, and I would love to go on Chabanel (never been yet)… Thanks!

    Caroline, bilingual too.


  4. Late to the party but I would be interested in such a meeting – I’m a sewing blog follower and would love to meet you all 😉 – I’ll make sure to check your blog to keep posted!


  5. Hi Shannon – somehow I missed this conversation until now, but I think we are long overdue for a Montreal meetup. We need to make those folks in NYC, London, TO, and SF jealous too! 😉 I’m out of the country until next Tuesday 21st, but let me know if you want some help planning and I’ll jump right in.


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