Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shop Small Business Weekend Sale

Shop Small Business Saturday We will be running a sale Nov 29-Dec 1 in support of Small Business Saturday. 20% off all fabrics, fat quarters, notions, and patterns (excludes kits, classes, and longarm services). All fabrics on the sale wall will be marked down to $6/yd! Get those backings for those scraps quilts you've been working on! Please go out and support your local small businesses. We are your neighbors and friends. We understand how hard it is for you in this economy to make ends meet. We are sensitive to that because we are also struggling to stay afloat. We have our families behind us, not big corporations. Stop in and select some fabric to finish those quilts, then go next door and have a cup of tea at the Tea & Yogurt Shop, or walk down and have a nice meal at Season's. Make it an afternoon.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Sojourn #1

Sue pulled off another fantastic retreat day at the shop. Saturday we had a full house as some of our quilters gathered together to spend the day quilting, chatting, and laughing. There was lots of laughing! Many of us didn't get as much done as we had planned,others got a lot done. We played Deluxe Bingo and Wendy had her chance at calling the numbers. If teaching every ends, she can make a living calling numbers. Arlene, on the other hand, lost 5 minutes of recess time. The group tired out by 10pm but Cindy was energized and planned on keeping going when she got home. Barbara finished her sashiko, Barbara H and Claire worked on there embroidery projects. Karen, Daria and Arlene appliqued. Wendy attacked a Hunter's Star pattern and got quite a few blocks started. Sue worked on an assortment of projects and kept pulling some interesting things out of her bag.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Berry Basket's Quilt Show

Last weekend Cathy and I were at Berry Basket's Quilt Show in Marlton. The recreational center was very nice and big. There were quite a few vendors and despite the awful rain on Saturday, we all had a really nice time. Saw Mimi, Marcy, and Cindy to name a few. My girlfriend, Karen, came with her grandson, Mason, who's almost 2. It was fun to see my friend as a grandma (the first in our group).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Do We have Time to Blog?

That's the question everyone is asking. and the answer is "No we probably don't have time to blog, but we will try". Between this and the website it is taxing our abilities to keep up with it all, but we will try.
Enjoy... we'll all try to get on and blog at some time

South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild Show

Susan, Lynn and I all worked at the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild Show this past weekend in Tuckahoe, NJ. The weather was awful, but yet we had a wonderful time. The quilts were fabulous! Each vendor got to pick their favorite and give a quilt a prize. We selected a lovely appliqued and hand-quilted quilt from Blackbird Designs, "Birds of a Feather" book. It was so well done. Betty Lou C. won a prize for her "In Full Bloom" quilt also from Blackbird Designs. Susan quilted this particular quilt and it looked amazing hanging in the show.

We found all the quilters to be so friendly and nice. They made for a lovely 3 days for us. Pam, who loves Jo Morton fabrics, turned me on to the Temecula Quilt Shop that was featured in Quilt Sampler Magazine. That shop had also caught my eye when I read the magazine. Pam called and talked to the women out there, and she purchased a cute book on miniature quilts. I am really thinking of starting a miniature quilt group. Not those eeny weeny tiny ones, but ones with small pieces, but are do-able by me. I have been wanting to do Jo Morton quilts and Bonnie Blues, but the thought of making 45 blocks of the same thing just isn't working with my "QADD" (Quilter's attention deficit disorder- you know, after I've done 4 blocks I'm tired of them and want to move on!). I think I could actually complete a small quilt with less blocks and still feel a sense of accomplishment. I love the colors of the civil war quilts, so I think this may give me a way to make those quilts, get them done, and enjoy. Besides, I don't know about you, but I can't hang any more quilts in my home! Little quilts can be placed or draped over a table, I can put a candle on top. So maybe this is the way to go for me.

Quilt Market

Lynn and I went to Houston to the International Quilt Market. We had a most successful trip! The fabrics and patterns were amazing this year. I think we went a little crazy picking out new patterns for the shop. We picked up a lot of new pocketbook patterns and brought samples back to the shop. I was most happy to find Lynette Anderson there and was able to purchase some new Australian quilt patterns. I believe that they will be the next "hot" patterns. I have some samples in the shop, but will be ordering more. We were able to talk to a lot of different companies and have many new products coming in. Stop by the shop soon to see what comes in each day