Shop Hop AND Row-by-Row

#shophopbythebay2015Look at all these Shop Hop Prize winners! Congratulations to you all.

With one more day to go we wanted to remind everyone that we’ll be open from 11-4pm Sunday. AND Row-by-Row 2015 starts too. So if you’re stopping by we’ll have our patterns available as well as kits. Our license plates for Row-by-Row should be arriving early next week.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the shop today!



Shop Hop 2015 – Some winning tickets

We hope all the shop hoppers are having a grand time! We thought we’d share some winning photos with you. These are some of the lucky ladies who’ve picked a winning ticket in our little daily giveaways.

Congratulations to everyone!


There’s still time to come join the fun and maybe claim your winning ticket! Our hours are extended this week for the event – Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-4. Oh and don’t forget, Row-by-row starts SUNDAY too!

Halloween Fabric

halloween-fabricIs it that time already? Good grief. I guess if you can have Christmas in July you can have Halloween in June. :)

Whiz Bang Boom

fabric-red-white-and-blueWe got a few bolts of red, white and blue at the shop. One bolt is actually a panel that we’re sure you’ll be able to turn into something great!

A Little Autumn Elegance

imageThese two bolts arrived at the shop boasting large flowers and rich colors. We thought they’d be perfect for one of Sheila’s many bag classes or a beautiful quilt project.

Farm Girl Vintage Sew-a-long

lori-holt-farm-girl-vintageOne of our favorite pattern gals, Lori Holt, just came out with a new book “Farm Girl Vintage”. She is actually having an online sew-a-long online but we thought we’d have one here at the shop!

There are 45 blocks in this quilt – you can make as many (or as few) as you’d like. We will be meeting Wednesday evenings (starting May 6) and we are offering this FREE of charge which means it will NOT be instructor led.

We can certainly share tips, tricks and ideas but this this does not take the place of our Quilting 101 (beginning quilting) class.

Dates: Wednesday evenings (our first meeting will be May 6; no meeting June 17)
Time: 5 – 8pm
Cost: FREE + but you MUST have Lori’s book (which we offer at 20% off)
Instructor: NONE

April Showers Bring….. April Classes!

Can you believe we actually got some REAL rain today? Not as much as we need, but it will settle the dust and leave a little green on our lawns. Maybe we’ll even get a few May Flowers!

But until then, we’ll just talk about what’s going on at the shop this month!

Sheila had a great Necessary Clutch class this past Saturday. That class has been such a hit, I’m sure we’ll be adding another one to the calendar here soon!

Coming Up:

Thread Catcher – Saturday, April 11:

liz-thread-catcherThese handy little catchalls for scraps and threads look oh so pretty sitting next to your sewing machine or on a couch arm for handwork. Featuring a detachable pincushion with a cute-as-a-button flower and even a small loop for your scissors, these make wonderful gifts for your quilting friends and yourself of course!

Time: 10:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $25 + pattern
Instructor: Liz Ezell


Dissapearing Hourglass – Saturday, April 18:selby-disappearing-hourglass

If you are a fan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s online tutorials & videos, you will be a huge fan of this quilt. Many of you may have already seen the video, but it is always more fun to work together on these fast and fun projects! There is so much room for imagination in layout and color, and we will work on some super easy hourglass tricks that make for smoother sewing.

Time: 10:30 – 4:30

Cost: $35 + pattern

Instructor: Selby Fannin (Bizzy All Day)


Finish (or start) It Friday – Friday, April 24:

If you have a project you’ve been working on or want to start something new why not get out of your sewing room and come down to the shop! We’ve got a huge classroom with lots of space!

Please call and let us know you’re coming.

Time: 10:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: FREE!

Instructor: None

Skill Level: If you have a question or two we’ll try to answer it. If you have more than that, please sign up for one of our beginning classes – Beginning Sewing or Quiltmaking 101.

NOTE: Sometimes these can fill up, so, if you have a group that wants to get together and use our room please let us know.


Riviera Handbag – Satuarday, April 25: sheila-riviera

The Riviera Handbag Pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs is a Fat Quarter friendly purse with double handles, a secure top recessed zipper closure, and two large outside pockets. There are eight handy inside pockets to help keep you organized and instructions for an easy to sew no sag bag bottom!

Time: 10:30 – 3:30pm

Cost: $35 + pattern

Instructor: Sheila Galindo


Well, that’s it for now. But be sure to check back soon and see what’s happening in May!


Starlight, Star bright first star I see tonight

selby-starlight-moda-dotsSelby’s been working on some shop samples and finished this one, Starlight by Thimble Blossoms (her favorite designers). This quilt uses a jelly roll and she picked one full of dots (why does that not surprise any of us).

And of course look at those fancy cowgirl boots she just had to show off. Wahoo!

It’s All About The Dots

Rachel Clark It's All About the Dots Some of you may know Rachel Clark from her incredible coats and I do mean incredible. She recently stopped in the shop and purchased some of our polka dots, which as you all might know, we love! We asked what she was doing and she said she was making a coat.

The other day she stopped by and had the finished work of art. What a treat! The coat was fabulous to say the least. There were all the dots – small, medium, large and all the vibrant colors – just swirling around. Incredible. Thank you Rachel for sharing your coat with us.

For those who don’t know you can find out more about Rachel on her website,