Sheila’s new Block-of-the-Month & last day of our SALE

BOM-romance-continuesI just wanted to remind everyone that Sheila’s new Block-of-the-Month  starts tomorrow! You can read more about it on our Classes page.

Cost is $5/month

We have coffee and donut holes, show-and-tell, we don’t sew, but Sheila gives tips and tricks on how to make each block.

Also, tomorrow is the LAST DAY of our store-wide 20% off sale!!

More batiks arrived

fabric-batik5We got another shipment of batiks – wahoo!

This time – 3 bolts featuring bright patterns (the Big Boss Patti does love her red!), 2 bolts of more kid-friendly prints with tiny elephants and giraffes and then finally a bolt of teardrops.

We’ve also re-ordered some light batiks that we actually recently got in but the bolts are either low or gone altogether!

Jeremy’s Star class

class-jeremysstarDebbie Gansberger was here teaching her famous “leave-in foundation piecing”.

All the ladies were busy making the most wonderful star blocks. And with Debbie’s technique, following the lines on her pre-printed foundation means your blocks are going to come out looking grand.

We can’t wait to see everyone’s finished quilts!

Quiltmaking 101

quilting101We thought we’d share a photo of Annie Smith’s Quiltmaking 101 class. Students are working on all those wonderful blocks you see on the design walls.

Once the class is finished they will all meet and show off their quilt tops – this is always such a treat.

We also wanted to let you know that Annie is now offering two new ways to get you started in quiltmaking:

  • Quilting Essentials CRASH COURSE (1 day)
  • Quiltmaking 101 CAMP (4 full days)

Please click on the “Classes” tab or here to find out more.

It’s a jungle out there!

fabric-jungle-out-thereMaybe it’s not a jungle out there but it is in here!

We got the wonderful whimsical jungle fabrics – although one features a polar bear so maybe technically it’s not an actual jungle.

To give an idea of how big the prints are – the elephants on the orange are between 6″ and 7″ tall.

We thought they’d make some wonderful kids quilts.

Customer: Marsha

customer-marsha-shortMarsha Short brought in her finished quilt top – oh so pretty! It’s made from a jelly-roll (2 1/2″ strips). We just love the colors – that blue just makes it look so fresh and fun.

The fabric is from a previous line by Fig Tree, Folklorique and the pattern is out of an older book “Jelly Roll Quilts”.

Thanks for sharing Marsha!!

Quilters Palette – oodles of beauty

Quilters Palette 2014Lots of beautiful blocks were up on the wall for the last night of Annie Smith’s Quilters Palette class.

I think part of the fun of taking a class is not only learning something new, but seeing everyone’s fabric choices – what pretty little piles of color waiting to be put together.

Quilters Palette is an intermediate class so there was definitely some concentrating going on, but it’s all worth it once beautiful quilts started emerging.

The class will be meeting once again to show off completed quilts. What a night that will be!

Thank you to everyone who was in class. Annie will be offering this class again next year so stay tuned.

Customer: Christy

customer-christy-kaiserWe love our customers and would like to start spotlighting them here on our website.

Around here picking fabric is a daily thing but seeing someone’s finished project and hearing their story – that’s what makes it all worth while.customer-christy-kaiser-detail

Meet Christy. She’s got a family that keeps her very busy, but she’s fearless when it comes to quilting – just going for it! This was one of her latest projects. Most of the time the backs of her quilts are as interesting as the fronts (she attributed this in part to her husband because her quilts get used and no matter how they get laid on the couch or chair or wherever – there’s always something wonderful to see).

This was one of her first attempts at machine quilting. She used her little home sewing machine and just went for it. We think she did a fantastic job AND she finished her quilt all by herself. We always look forward to seeing what she’s working on.