Snowbird

fabric-snowbirdWhile there are many seasons of the year that call for a wide array of colors, wintertime is a little different. It is the season to immerse yourself in soft denim blues, rich midnight navies, a touch of sweet chocolate brown, and feathery lights. Focused on shades of blue, elegant prints, and contrasting colors from light to dark, Snowbird is the latest Moda collection.

Here at the shop we received jelly rolls and layer cakes and a few companion bolts.

 

Customer: Ronna

customer-ronna-black-orange-yellowRonna Gilani showed off a project she just couldn’t wait to get started on! We got this fabric in and she immediately designed her quilt. Using the flowers and swirls for color she picked solids for her squares. We cut the fabric, she went home and in the blink of an eye came back into the shop with her completed project! Isn’t it just wonderful! We sure thought so. Thank you so much Ronna for sharing your quilt.

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Kitties and fishes

fabric-catandfishKitties and fishes go together like…well…kitties and fishes. These two bolts arrived and they are so cute! The main fabric features these cute little kitties who are mesmerized by the swimming goldfish. The companion fabric has fishes swimming all over it – no kitties to be found.

Row by Row Experience

row-by-row-familythreadsWe have joined in with the Row by Row Experience. Have you heard of this?

It’s kind of like a shop hop but instead of collecting passports you collect free row patterns. Each participating shop designs a row around a season. Can you tell that Holly had to sneak in some applique? She loves fall and just couldn’t help herself.

WHAT THE ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE IS:

VISIT – Visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2014 theme is Sew a Season, so each shop is choosing a season to represent in their row.

COMPLETE A QUILT – Complete a quilt (complete = quilted and binding sewn on) using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2014 participating shops. You can find out which shops are participating here www.rowbyrowexperience.com/row-by-row-experience-participating-areas.htm.

WIN A PRIZE – Be the first to bring your completed quilt into Family Threads and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That’s 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a $50 gift certificate for using our (Family Threads) row in your quilt.

You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook and everyone will see it, so play fair!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Travel and collect rows July 1 – September 2, 2014

Bring in completed quilt for prize July 1 – October 31, 2014

You can find out more about Row by Row by visiting their website www.rowbyrowexperience.com

All of the rows and quilts will be posted to Facebook as well, just search “Row by Row Experience”.

We do hope you’ll join in!

Shop Hop 2014 Basket Winner

shophop2014-basket-winner-marilynWe had a WONDERFUL Shop Hop last week. So many of you stopped by and we simply can’t thank you enough. We hope you all had a great time – we know we sure did.

As you know there are lots of fun prizes awarded for all the passports you worked hard getting stamped to turn in. And here’s one of the prizes and winners!

Marilyn Lambert won our shop basket – congratulations!! She was so excited and good grief it’s about as big as she is. We’re sure she’ll have a great time with all the treasures inside.

Again, thank you to everyone for participating and making this such a terrific event.

Hope to see you all soon!

Some photos from Shop Hop

We caught her... The boss lady stealing some fabric...

We caught her… The boss lady stealing some fabric…

2 of the 5 Shop Hop samples for  2014 - Pattern by The Back Porch (Pacific Grove)

2 of the 5 Shop Hop samples for 2014 – Pattern by The Back Porch (Pacific Grove)

Holly FINALLY gets her next quilt top "Practice Safe Hex". The pattern is available for pre-order.

Holly FINALLY gets her next quilt top “Practice Safe Hex”. The pattern is available for pre-order.

We love this log cabin ruler... Works great with a jelly roll.

We love this log cabin ruler… Works great with a jelly roll.

We love the great granny squared quilt by @beelori1 ! Holly made this quilt top... It still needs borders but isn't it yummy? Fat quarter bundle available and book. This will make 2 quilts, a runner, and a quit label...

We love the great granny squared quilt by @beelori1 ! Holly made this quilt top… It still needs borders but isn’t it yummy? Fat quarter bundle available and book. This will make 2 quilts, a runner, and a quit label…

Ellen Steiger gave a Loop Rug demo that was a huge hit! She'll be teaching at the shop soon!

Ellen Steiger gave a Loop Rug demo that was a huge hit! She’ll be teaching at the shop soon!

One lucky winner will win for turning in finished passport!

One lucky winner will win for turning in finished passport!