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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beetle Boy

Now for someone who hates bug Deb sure has just brought a lot of them into the store this week:
 Thank goodness they are cute little things!
 Stripes and dots coordinating:

It came with a freebie pattern from Clothworks that we will be kitting up:
Free Pattern Download - Beetle Boy
Looks like Deb finally found some bugs she likes!
Remember the Valentine Swaps are due on February 9th!



Monday, January 24, 2011

check the calendar...

Lots of great classes with spots left in them are coming up! 
The two one-time-only classes with Karla Alexander
Argyle on February 1st:
NEW Pattern...ARGYLE...NEW RULER PATTERN
and Scrap Renovation on February 2 
Scrap Renovation
still have spots left. 
Each class is $45 and is an all day class from 9-4.
And from our talented local teachers:
Fireworks
 Tsukineko Inks:
 One Block Wonder:
French Braid Obsession:
 Hand Quilting:
 Yin-Yang Purse:
 Ginny Beyer's Northern Lights pattern-- we have multiple color ways of her borders in this line too:
We are also offering machine quilting classes ( for your domestic machine quilting) from beginner level  all the way up through feathers!
Ivy Twist: Looks hard but is easy and all done by Machine with this great technique!
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Other classes: Quilting 101- your first quilt using Yellow Brick Road
Heart Bargello makes a queen sized quilt:
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  T-shirt/Memory Quilt much much more.
Click on: Quilters Crossing  for more details on all our classes. Remember you get 15% off materials for classes at our shop.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrappy Happy Baby and more!

Deb and I have been looking forward to this fabric line since we ordered it a few months ago. So cute and the 30's reproduction feel is so fun. It has these two huge panels one in pink:
Sorry I couldn't fit it all in the picture with out losing the details in the prints.  The faux rick rack is really cute on there.  It came with coordinates in girlie colors:
and one panel in blue:
With coordinates in boy colors:
There are also these coordinates:

We ordered two clever patterns to go with the coordinates which I really like but, I think the panels with a cute border would be adorable too! All are now available at the shop. 
We also got these this week:


Carnival in black, white, red and gray to add to our black and white and red case.  We are becoming pretty well known for having a good selection of black and whites which was one of our goals as a shop.  Thanks for spreading the word!
We had a great week of classes at the shop and are looking forward to that continuing. Check the shop calendar on the website and sign up soon. I will post some of the class samples on here soon to tempt!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Are you Feelin' the Love?

We got these adorable fabrics from Northcott this week called 
"Love Nest"


 Close up of the smaller prints:
 And we thought....What if we organized a Valentine swap?
Drop off a 4"x 6" Valentine to the shop by February 9th at 5pm and you will receive one in the mail from someone else!  As a thank you Quilters Crossing will give each participant a $5 off coupon, good for their next purchase.
We have kits at the store you can purchase for $5.
 OR 
You can pull from your stash. 
Kits include:
 a 4x6" piece of pelltex Stablizer,
 4x6" piece of Watercolor paper for the back, 
a variety of Love Nest Fabrics equalling 1/8 of a yard, 
4 pieces of velveteen rick rack.
Rules:
Valentines should be 4"x 6" (like a postcard) but the rest is up to you.
You can use mixed media techniques, quilting, fabric, embellishments etc... please remember to give what you would like to receive! And remember these will be mailed so no breakable embellishments or Valentines too thick to be mailed in a regular envelope please!
They must be turned in on or before February 9th by 5 pm at which time we give you a $5 coupon for participating.
Here is an example made from the Love Nest Fabrics.
Every Valentine will be unique! They can be funny, simple, detailed...whatever you like!
We'll mail your return Valentines on February 10th so hopefully you'll receive them by Valentines Day! Anyone is welcome to enter, no purchase necessary. One coupon per participant.
Stop by the store to see the example up close.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Upcoming workshops

Just a head's up here on a one time only opportunity February 1st and 2nd at the shop.
Karla Alexander will be teaching at Quilters Crossing as part of her visit to Tri-County Quilt Guild. Tuesday she will teach her quilt pattern called Argyle and Wednesday her pattern Scrap Renovation. You can check out these quilts on her website www.saginawstreetquilts.com . She is a published quilter with her Stack the Deck Quilts pattern series.
Stack the Deck Revisited

We have supply lists available at the shop.
We still have spaces available in both workshops and you do not need to be a member of a guild to enroll in the workshop. Please spread the word and help support one of the great local guilds in the Houston Area. Thanks!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Keyword read on....

Thank you to everyone who came out for our one day sale on Saturday. We hope you had as much fun as we did and enjoyed all the goodies. There is still room in many classes so if you missed out on Saturday stop in soon to sign up. You will still receive 15% off class supplies.  We have more teachers and more classes than ever, I won't say something for everyone but I think we are getting close!
Designed and created by Susi Looney one of our talented teachers!
From quilting your first quilt start to finish to designing your own applique quilt- we have got classes for you!  Table runners,  Casserole covers, machine quilting techniques, art quilt techniques, intricate paper piecing and more!
 Stop in and see what we are offering or check the website calendar.
 PINK Clover yo-yo heart maker, PINK Fat quarters, Schmetz machine needles, Masterpiece thread in PINK and Nancy Zehman's PINK fabric marking pen.
Now the only things Mandy really likes that is pink is the singer PINK
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(I think she identifies with her sassiness) 
And Pink Floyd
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(Oh how I wish you were here....)
but.... we don't want to leave any colors out so....
If you pop into Quilters Crossing and mention PINK at the check out you are going to get 10% off any book in the store. Sweet!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Current Events at QXing

We were pleased to welcome Dalen and Mitzi Keys of Pennsylvannia to the shop on Wednesday. Dalen is the author of Just a Quilt?
He signed some books for us and we have a few of them available in the shop (while supplies last).  His wife Mitzi (a quilter), was there to teach her pattern which was featured in the book.  Many of the ladies in the class planned to make the quilt from the book and give it to a special child or grandchild along with a copy of the book. What a terrific gift! I can't wait to see them completed. 
For more information about Dalen you can find him here at his website, he was a great and inspiring speaker and is willing to travel!  He spoke at Tri-County Quilt Guild on Tuesday night and we had a really wonderful time getting to know Dalen and Mitzi and hope to see them again when his next book comes out!
Coming up....
On Saturday we are having a 20% off storewide sale and an open house. Our talented teachers will be in the classroom with class samples to entice you with.  A few refreshments will be served. Come in and sign up for a class!
Lastly.... 
We got a new fabric line in today called Doll Babies by Henry Glass.  I am thinking Diaper Bags, nursing covers, boppy covers, baby clothes and baby quilts....
Here is the main print:
And here are the coordinates:
 check out the cute little pacifiers in pink 
 And the paisley has bottles and rattles in it!!
See you soon! No keyword right now we are too busy getting ready for the sale on Saturday!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Yellow

505 Spray adhesive, Olfa rotary cutter, a Needle puller, olfa replacement blades, John James hand needles, Bobbins, and 120 inch measuring tape.
The color is yellow. Mention this keyword at the register and receive a free fat quarter of your choice! Happy New Year Quilters! Check our website for new hours and tons of classes you can sign up for. This week we are hosting a workshop for Tri-County Quilt Guild on Wednesday with Mitzi Keys and there are still spaces available! On Saturday the 8th we will have Open House in the classroom. The teachers will be there with the class samples, you can sign up, ask questions and buy supplies if you like at the 20% off storewide sale! Mark your calendars!