Monday, April 30, 2012


Congratulations to Rhonda, for winning our Viewer's Choice $50 gift card! For this darling little art quilt for our Pick a Card Challenge:
And to Carol for her little beauty below for winning a $50 gift card for the drawing!
We collected over 300 votes from all sorts of people- our fabric reps, husbands, children and anyone else who happened to stroll into the shop! 
Even the Scissor Guy voted!
 The voters were so impressed by the entries. We were awed and grateful by how very seriously they took the voting. Everyone sincerely respected the entries, studied them and even asked questions! 
All of your work was exceptional and we have 

enjoyed having it in the shop. 
Thanks to everyone who entered, 
your talent really enriches our shop.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Talented Students!

We have had quite a show this week 
of finished projects from classes at the shop. 
Bernie's Trip Around the World quilt.
 All three of these are finishes from Eleanor Molands's class at the shop. 
 Sherry's glowing quilt!
And Jackie's cool color beauty.
Then today, at in the Newbie Bee, 
we learned how to do the "Twister!"

 Several of the members used the black and white charm squares from the recent guild wide swap organized by Kathryn:


Candi used this Sandhill Plums charm pack of Civil War fabrics to make hers. It is very pretty in warm fall colors:
Here she is working on it:
 And here are several of the finished Twisters from today! 
 Great job everyone! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. ~Terri Guillemets

We have recently received a lot of fabric with birds on it from various lines including our first organic cotton fabrics from a company called Cloud 9.  Click here to read an interview on the Cloud 9 blog of the designer Geninne D Zlatkis
 author of the Alegria line below: 

We also received these birds which look like they are begging to be embellished to me:

Check out the details:
Maybe a One Block Wonder quilt? Or get out your bling and jazz it up with rhinestones or beads?
With these accessory fabrics:

And for the Owl lovers:
Bright little elephants and giraffes came in too!
More owls and frogs!
 Laminated cottons  and Chalkboard cloth 
are now available precut in easy to handle rolls 
(1/2 yd and 1 yd cuts) at 15% off. 
Five patterns to choose from:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fun at the shop!

Mondo Bag- This is a new class Dolores Wood is teaching, we sell the pattern and even refills of the fusible patterned interfacing used to make it! 
 Friday Free Sew fun shots:
Cheyenne finished her Birdie Sling bag that she was making as a gift for a friend. 
 TJ paper pieced all the elements to her "Prairie Star" which she is taking as a class with Carolyn Bisbee
Tina let out a "whoop!" when she finished stitching this little mitten which had 7 thread color changes and was so tiny it could have been covered with a quarter! That is a labor of love!
Harriet showed off her FINISHED quilt shop that she began in the recent Tri County Quilt Guild workshop with Edyta Sitar. She could not say enough good things about the class and she got so energized she went home and finished it! Way to go Harriet, beautiful!
Jackie is helping her mom with a machine embellished Crazy Quilt 
 Here is some of Tina's Dresden Star from Edyta's Class.
TJ and Sandra commiserating on fabric choices. 
 Michelle working on Block of the Month for Tri County Quilt Guild
 Gillian is really into her Heather Bailey Apron pattern!
Charmaine happy and refreshed after a fun trip to see her grandkids and gets right back into the sewing mode last Friday!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Voting has begun!

For the next two weeks you are welcome to pop in the shop and vote for your two favorite entries in the "Pick a Card Challenge". 
There were more than a dozen excellent entries with various techniques displayed and mixed media elements. 
 The winner of the viewers choice award on May 1st will receive a $50 gift certificate and from the entries left we will pick one random winner to receive a $50 gift certificate. 
 No purchase necessary to vote but each person is only allowed to vote once.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this fun challenge, people are really enjoying the mini quilt show in the shop!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

One more week for Pick a Card Challenge!

Next Saturday is the last day you can drop off your pick a card Challenges!  We are up to 10 great entries. All different techniques are represented: applique, patchwork, felting, embroidery, painting, trapunto etc... Don't miss your chance to enter the challenge and win a $50 gift card for the shop by lottery or a $50 gift card by popular vote. Voting begins Monday April 16th! Rules for entry are in the January 1, 2012 blog post or at the shop. Good luck everyone!
 Entries are attracting a lot of attention at the shop. So colorful and unique! 

Don't miss you chance to enter!!! 
Remember you have one week left!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ten Little Things:

Oh you know how I love owls and this fabric has some cute owls on it!
Here is the panel:
 And the coordinating fabrics:
 And we got some pre-cuts- these sell like hot cakes! We never seem to order enough! Anyone doing a Twister quilt?? These would be adorable for a kiddo!
 And the owls! A bolt of green and a bolt of blue!
 Another coordinate:
There have already been some quilts designed using this line on Moda bakeshop! So cute. Can't wait to play with it!