Saturday, August 31, 2013

Exciting Week!

With the "official" end of summer -- Labor Day -- we look forward to an exciting week!  First, we are participating in the "Jingle Bell Hop" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   This will be great fun, and shops will be ready to inspire you for the upcoming seasons and holidays!  Purchase a $5 passport and receive a portion of the fabric from each store to complete the "Smashing" Jingle Bell Hop wall hanging!  Complete passports will qualify for the drawing to win the Grand Prize of a Brother SB3129SM - or a $50 gift certificate from each shop!  All participants will receive goodie bags!  Join the fun!
During the shop hop, we'll have a special trunk show of quilts, wool applique and punchneedle designs by Missie Carpenter of Hallbrook Designs.  Missie will be in the shop to meet you on Saturday, September 7, in the morning, and then teaching her class on "English Paper Piecing 5 Ways!"  Her class is full, but we are taking a waiting list.

You can see a variety of Missie's patterns on our website Here.

Missie's popular quilt "Life in the Midwest"  features LOTS of hexagons -- surrounded by applique -- it's a stunner!
Among her designs for wool applique is "Indian Summer Little Woolie" -- make in time for Fall! 
Combine techniques in "Primitive Pineapple Welcome" -- punchneedle takes the place of applique in this small quilt!

Come see us if you can -- or shop online to enjoy Missie's patterns!

More next week!

Keep stitching!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What a Great Year!

Okay -- we're embarrassed!  For a variety of reasons, posting new blogs fell off our radar!  But, we're re-committing to using this wonderful method of bringing you pictures and information about the shop.  We know Facebook is also a great way to do this, but our blog can give a more in-depth look at the shop.  So, don't give up on us yet!

We recently moved the yarn from upstairs to downstairs, and then mixed it into the fabric area.  The colors and textures look great all together -- and we're all happy!

We love to have special trunk shows in the shop!  We currently have several -- The Cottage at Cardiff Farms features wool applique --

Pink Sand Beach Designs features Jo Morton's fabrics "Blue Variety" and "Madison Manor" in some of their new bags  --  

 And Kimberbell Designs is helping us get ready for Christmas with fun and easy patterns -- "Merry & Bright Tablerunner and Tea Towel" is just one of them! 

In the fabric department, we just received hand-dyed ombres from Marcus -- These will be very popular with our applique lovers --

And some great taupe and neutral colors from Yoko Saito and Lecein Fabric -- 
You'll be able to find these on our website soon!

In just a couple of weeks, we'll be hosting Missie Carpenter of Hallbrook Designs!  She'll be here on Saturday, September 7, with quilts, wool applique and punchneedle for you to admire, and then teaching a class in the afternoon on "English Paper Piecing 5Ways!"  Don't miss seeing her and her beautiful work!
Mark your calendar for the "Jingle Bell Hop"  -- more information on our website Here

More next week!

Keep Stitching!