Friday, January 27, 2012

Accuquilt Cutting System is on its Way!

I have become an Accuquilt Dealer!  The Accuquilt GO & Baby GO systems should be here by next  week, along with several dies.  I can order any of the dies that are on website and I will honor their sale prices.

If you have not went to the Accuquilt website and are interested in what it is go to and check out the videos.  If you hate to cute, have problems getting accurate cuts, have any physical problems that make it hard for you to hold a rotary cutter or scissors, an Accuquilt might help you continue with your love of quilting.

I love my Accuquilt Studio but it is not portable.  The GO can be folded and taken to classes, guild, and even vacation.  I will offer great prices on the GO and the dies - so check it out.  Who knows there are always birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays to add it to your list that they can choose from!

A Harrisville Loom found a new home

My good friends ( and cousins), Gail and Debbie, brought a Harrisville Loom to join my family of looms on Wednesday.  Well, Debbie's husband, Carey, got to load it in Nashville and drive it to me and with the help of my husband, Rhea, unloaded it into my living room.  Thank you, Carey, Gail & Debbie!
Trying to decide the best way to get it from the truck to the house!
Plus probably trying to figure out how they get into these messes!
Got alittle work to do on it but I think it will be a nice loom.  I have already contacted Harrisville about a couple replacement parts so I don't think it will be long.  Now just finding the time to weave!

I asked on facebook about a name for it and my friend, Donna, suggested "Harris" - how well that suit him.  He will join the other looms, Mira (Leclerc), Jimmy (Cricket loom), and Baby wolf (which still needs a name).
I need 48 hours in a day not 24!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Fabric!

New for the shop - Jo Morton's Civil War Fabrics, Marcus Civil War.  Also, if you have a fisherman in the family - South Seas fish border and RJR fishing equipment print that would go great with the border print.  Ask about the free pattern that would work great with the fishing fabrics!

Jelly Rolls
Amy Butler Daisy Chain                                                     Distinctions Marbles
5" Charm Squares
Splash, Distinctions Marbles, & Amy Butler!

Bloomin Beauties Flannel Quilt Kit

My neighbor, Baby, came up to shop!
Baby brought her Mom, Myrtis, with her.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First Week!

I think I picked the coldest days in January to open, but it still we had a good time!  Brintey got a few pictures for me to post.

My dear friend, Shirley was my first customer!  It was so much fun to spend time just talking like we use to! 

Marilyn brought in the first show and tell.  A online Civil War block of the month, she got a great antique wide backing for it.  The top was so beautiful!

Tanya brought by flowers to celebrate the opening! We enjoyed it so much that hopefully next week we will do it again!  Talking about doing some knitting or spinning!
 They are so pretty - made me think of spring.  I cut out a blue and yellow Take 5 that Shirley and I had discussed.  The flowers  and the fabric made the day warm and cozy.

Dear friends, Jackie and David came up from Cleveland.  Both Jackie & David are quilters.
Plus met a new quilter to the area, Janet. 
Hopefully, they will bring show & tell next time!

Coming this week - Jo Morton's Civil War fabrics!!!  Plus planning a Block of the Month!!
Anyone that wants to come and do a sit and quilt, knit or spinning!  Let me know!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Art Center Quilting Class in the Planning!!!

The Art Center is planning to offer a quilting class next quarter!  Quilting is an art form and it will be great to get it going at the center.

I will be teaching this beginner's class on the Take 5 quilt using  precut kit.  This should be a great class for anyone that is interested in quilting but doesn't want to take the plunge of buying mats, rulers & cutters until they see if they like it.  Or for someone that knows how to cut and just wants to have fun!!!

Sewing machine is required but one can be provided if you don't have one.  The kit will be offered in 2 color ways or you can come to the shop and pick your colors prior to the class.    So pass this on to anyone you know that has had an interest in quilting!!! Contact the Art Center and lets support the center!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Working to get it all done!

We have been working like crazy to get it all done!!!  Britney has been doing fat quarters!  She is getting pretty fast!

Can't wait to see everyone! 
If you need to come on Saturday - just give me a call.  We will be here working this week!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cotton Patch Fabrics & Gifts Opens Thursday & Friday!!!


I had planned to open the shop a couple months ago, but I decided to wait until after Christmas.  Now after months of getting fabric, notions & patterns in addition to weeks of working on samples, it is ready!!  The shop will be open on Thursday & Friday, 10 - 5, Saturday & other days by appt beginning January 12th. 

Fabrics by Maywood, Windham, South Seas, Marcus, and others are priced from $4.99 to $7.50, regularly priced $8.99 to $11.99 in quilt shops.  Flatfolds valued from $5.99 to $8.99 are $3.99.  Fat Quarters are $1.50 ea. 

Thread, hand quilting & applique needles, machine needles, rulers, and other notions are instock.  Please let me know of any items you need that is not yet in my inventory - give me a call if you are looking for something.
More Great Maywood Fabrics!!

Samples in flannel are up and kits are cut!  Jelly Rolls & Charm packs teamed up with the newest books & patterns would be a great winter project. 

Amy Butler's Daisy Chain fabric - also in Charm Packs & Jelly Rolls

Take 5 quilt is so much fun!  Going to be a great class - the blocks are pre-cut and ready to piece!

As most of you know, I kinda crossover to knitting, weaving & spinning or at least have tried to! I love it - if anyone is interested in Fiber Arts - please let me know.  I know a wonderful lady that has agreed to teach classes in knitting or spinning.  I have taken several knitting classes from her as well as a spinning class - you will love her!
                                                                                                                             Blondie even
                                                                                                                             likes weaving

Also in the shop:

Mountain Mist Hand-Poured Soy Candles by Britney Sheffey - so wonderful!  Several scents to choose from.  Clean & long-burning candles - if you like candles, you are going to love these!

The Crazy Goat Lady's handcrafted goat milk soap & skin care products.  Angie Silvera (my daughter) is a licensed esthetician; she has developed these products using the milk from her goats.  Wonderful products!!!  Lotions for face & body, soaps, & shampoo bars - for women & men.  You will love them!! 

Angie also has refashioned Feedbag Purses - so unique!  You can see all her products and even purchase at her online store -  then pick it up here at the shop!!  Visit .

Due to trying to keep my prices low and the high cost of being able to take debit and credit cards, the shop will only take cash or checks.  

                                                     Bloomin' Beauties Flannel Quilt
                                              Kit is available - plus planning a class!

 Everything is coming up Roses with Maywood Fabrics!!!

  Accuquilt products!!

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