Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday Sampler Starts Next Week

I found this quilt in a great magazine this summer and thought it would make a nice Saturday Sampler. The blocks are all different sizes and it will give me the oportunity to do lots of different tecniques. There will be lots to learn. Basic piecing, Curves, Paper piecing, Hand and Machine applique, and soooo much more. There are four sessions each month that you could come to. Give me a call or stop by for more information and to sign up.

These little four inch leaf blocks will be our first block. You will have the choice to put them together as an eight inch block, or stack them on top of each other as a string of falling leaves. I thought leaves would be nice for September. They are using quite basic piecing tecniques.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Need a place to work?

Did you know that Aunt Mary's classrom is always open for you to use. (If there isn't a class) Yep! Just give us a call and I can reserve it for you and your friends. This is My friend Judy working on a project. (Maybe a class sample for next quarter)

The Classroom is a great place to lay out projects that are to big for home. Maybe you have to sandwich a quilt. No Problem!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Love Stitchery At Aunt Mary's

Here at Aunt Mary's, we really love our stitchery and "Red Work". There are such great patterns coming out all the time. Here is a part of a pattern called "Hocus Pocus Ville" by Meg Hawkey. It has 12 houses from a witches village. I have really enjoyed stitching it up.
Some of the projects are small and easy to get done. They make a great portable project. I have mine in a baggie in my purse for all of those unexpected stitching minutes.

Lots of the lattest patterns are always in stock or coming in. I really love to make samples so there are new ones quite often.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Fabrics Arriving Daily

What cute blackbird fabric! There are new fabrics coming in almost every day. It always feels like Christmas when the UPS man arrives.

Here are some wonderful snowman flannels. Would they make great PJ's for winter?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lots of New Classes

The fall schedule is out and it's cram packed with new classes. Watch the slide show at right for more pictures of class samples. This is a Bag from "Bags Galore" that Donna Holthusen is teaching. Make one for everyone you know! They make great grocery bags, so you can be stylish and green at the same time!
These quilts are really fun and very easy to make. In the Class "Fast, Fun and Fuseable", we will show you how. If you can trace, Cut on a line and use a Iron. You can make These quilts in a snap!

Here is another sample of the kind of quilt you can do in the class. Go to the web site and click on the classes button for a schedule ore stop in the shop.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Still Room in Marylou's Class

Marylou Wiedman will be here Friday and Saturday September 19th and 20th. For a great adventure in story quilt making, and there are still a few spaces left in the class. Last time she was here we had such a fun time. In this class. She will help you build a house and fill it with all your wonderful stories. the holidays, the kids, the grand kids? Well you know the stories. Won't it be great to get them into a quilt? Give us a call and get singed up. You won't be sorry! Check out Marylou's web site and blog at

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Fall Class Schedule is now Ready!

Everyone seems to be eagerly awaiting the fall schedule. It's the time of year we all snugle in and want to get back to quilting after a long summer of other things. Well, I think you will all be pleased with the classes we have to offer. If you didn't get my e-mail with the schedule. Stop by the shop and pick one up. This quilt is a class that Judy Irish will be teaching. "Hollow Cubes" It's a great study of value.
This is just one of the great "Buggy Barn" projects that you could choose to work on in my class - Buggy Barn Quilting. this is one of my favorite classes to teach. Very carefree, fun and each block comes out in a different colorway so it's always a surprise.

There's something for everyone! Here is the Funky, "Crazy Lampshade" That Donna Holthusen will be teaching. Creat one to match somone's personality. There is other fun gift giving projects for the upcomming holidays.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

American Hero's Quilt Group

This Saturday the American Hero's Quilt Group took over the classroom at Aunt Mary's. Here are just a few of the wonderful quilts that will be given to a wounded solders comming back from Iraq.

I think these girls are American Hero's too.

They really put a lot of effort and care into each and every quilt. People dropped by through the day to help out in any way that was needed. They encourage anybody that is interested to come and cut, press or sit, sew on a binding and enjoy the company. Fabric and money donations are always gratefully accepted. If you need more information about this group, call the shop any we will get you to someone that knows it all.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saturday Sampler will be Starting Soon

Saturday Sampler will be starting again in September. This is a quilt that was made in our class last year. (It was formaly known as the $5 quilt top) It's a great oportunity to learn a different skill each month, completing a block or two each month to make a great quilt. We will be learning Basic piecing shortcuts, paper piecing, curved piecing, hand piecing, machine applique, hand applique, and much much more! If this is for you. give us a call.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Holiday Fabrics are Arriving Daily

I know! I know! It's August! but those nasty holidays will be here before you know it. So you can start now and be ready. We have some great holiday books with great projects, and the fabrics to go with them. Nows the time to get started. That way you won't be left out in the cold. The fabrics won't be here in November when you start feeling all holiday like. Ho, Ho, Ho!

This is Joanne, one of my favorite people. She's standing in front of a great quilt her mom made for her out of Aunt Mary's Christmas fabric. It was very easy! Just a panel and a border! Do you need to make one? We can show you how.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Book Club

This is our Book Club that meets at Aunt Mary's the First Thursday of each month. We have such a good time. We work on hand work and discuss the selection of the month. It's always quite lively, and we follow it up with a great pot luck lunch. what could be better.

This is our August selection. You can purchase it at Aunt Mary's. I'm about half way through this book. It's really hard to put down. I think it will make for a great discussion in September. We would love to have you there!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Friend wins at APNQ!

Here is my friend Linda Simmons and her quilt "Little Brown Bird" at the APNQ Show in Seattle this weekend. Yep, that's a blue ribbon pinned to the quilt! FIRST PLACE!
Yea!!!!! This quilt is truly amazing. I am sooo happy for her.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

American Hero Quilters

The American Hero quilters group will be taking over the classroom at Aunt Mary's on Saturday August 16th. They would just love for you to stop by for a visit, see what they are doing and maybe join in. There is something to do for everyone!

The group makes quilts for injured troops returning from war through Madigan Army Medical Hospital. For more information go to their web site

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A great project for "Back to School"

Here is a great project to make for your "back to school" bunch. Any little girl would love to have this backpack. Or, make one for a big girl. You!
Here's a GREAT idea...... Make one with a matching pair of PJs!!!!

Making a fun whimsical backpack has never been so easy. Choose three favorite fabrics, and whip this one up fast! Aunt Mary's has the pattern and lots of possabilities on fun fabrics.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Robert and me

Here's Robert. Ready for a day of greeting customers and friends! Look in the mirror. Thats me! I think it's going to be a great day at Aunt Mary's!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A great place to relaxe with an esspresso

Did you know Aunt Mary's has a full service Espresso bar? It's a great place to stop by with a friend and catch up over a great drink. Just let us know what you like. We can fix you up! We can also make them "to go".
Each cup is a masterpiece! This is our famous "Big @#* Mocha" try our special every month. This month we have our Frosted Mocha on special. It's a delicious, icy blended mocha. We can make it regular or sugar free. MMMM.....

Here is my good friend Jeanie. Working on her quilt and enjoying a great mocha.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The hollidays will be here soon!

Yep! I know it's August, but the holiday fabrics are arriving daily. Here is our collection of Halloween fabrics. The Great ones from Alexander Henry have been very popular. We have a limited number of kits for the cute little quilt hanging.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Mary Lou is comming! Don't miss out!

Mary Lou Wiedman will be here in Sept. For a two day workshop. She will be teaching. "The House that Jack built". You will learn to make a fun house and fill your house with your stories. She is so good at helping you get your stories out. Let your imagination soar! Check out her web site and blog at
We still have a few spots left. So, call and sign up! You won't be sorry.

Here is my Friends, Mary Lou and Stephanie. This was the last time she taught here. We had so much fun learning to tell a story in our quilts. She makes it so easy.