Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fun Times at Christmas Club

Well, another Christmas club is in the history books! Each year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we kick off the Christmas season by starting a new Christmas quilt. The goal is to have it done by the next year so that you can bring them for show and tell the next year. This is such a fun event. We have done at Aunt Mary's for around five years now. We break out the Christmas music, eat cookies, and just enjoy each others friendship. Dinner and door prizes and other treats are provided. This is Stephanie and her great quilt she started last year. Isn't it great!!! I love the show and tell part.
Here's a great quilt that Judy worked on last year. Isn't it great?!!!

I think this is Judy behind this quilt that can stand on it's own. It's a great quilt she designed to use a border fabric in a row setting. Just make alternate blocks!

Here's Donna, Ethel, Cherie and Rosealee. By the end of the night they were all well on there way to having some great things to share with us next year. We always make some great memories on these nights. Maybe you can join us next time. Be looking for our next traditional event. SUPPER SEW SUNDAY!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Fabric From Australia

I know you are probably getting ready for that turkey day celebration, but Aunt Mary just got in some new fabric!!!

So are you ready for some really great fabric? This line is from a really small company that imports the fabric from Australia. It's not made to look Australian. It is! Designed by the Aboriginal people in Australia. The rich colors and great textures are incredible!

I really love the unusualness of this fabric. Keep watching for a project made with it. I can't wait to work with it!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Food Drive at Aunt Mary's

I believe it's important to take care of the people in our community. In this economy I think it's even more important. I always have a food drive this time of the year. This year I hope to have even more than we had last year to donate. So, stop by and drop something off. There are a few incentives on my web page so hit the go back button and find them. Also, don't forget the pets this holiday season. So many have a hard time keeping their little furry friends fed. We will gratefully accept pet food donation an get it to those in need. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Roxanne's Classes are GREAT!!!

Are you feeling like you need a little help with a project, or maybe you want a little company with your quilting? Roxanne's classes here at the shop are very popular. This is one of our new quilters showing off a quilt with blocks that she inherited. Now, she came in and said she really didn't want to be a quilter and this was the only one she would ever do. Welllll, I think we got her!!! She did such a great job with this quilt, and I think she enjoyed it. I think we'll see more of her.

Here's Gail. She's such a fun girl! I'm not sure what the project she's working on. She may be here just because the company is so good! The blocks behind her belong to Carol. They are from a buggy barn class. Roxanne will help you finish all kinds of projects.

Here's Jane and Wendy. Jane's holding up one of the blocks she just finished for the block of the month that Roxanne does every year. It's just another great option for her class. I have seen the project for next year and it looks beautiful. You have the option of the size and if you want to learn to quilt as you go. Roxanne will get you there!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jane Sassaman Was Here

Boy! Oh Boy! Has it been a fun, exciting week at Aunt Mary's. We had the privilege of having Jane Sassaman, one of the top teachers in the country, here for three days. I think we were all so inspired with her. Here is a pile of some of her work.
Here's Jane helping the students with their designs. She makes it all seem soooo easy.

We got to decorate the classroom with lots of her quilts for inspiration. This is one from her new patterns line. We have a good selection of her patterns here at the shop.

It's so nice to be able to get up close and personal with some of the top quiltmakers quilts. These two are recent creations of Jane's using some of the tecniques that she tought in class.

Jane's fabrics, with all the great foliage inspired me to make these Jurassic leaves. I think they are fun in amongst her fabrics.

The Shop is well stocked on her fabrics. many from her band new line "Prairie Gothic" I can't wait to see what is made from them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Things All The Time

I know it's been some time since I added a post. Sorry!!! Been busy. Here is a project I just finished. It's from the latest Buggy Barn Book. "Celebrating Crazy" As most know They are my favorite books and patterns. Soooo much fun to do. We have a few fabric packs so you can make one just like mine if you wish. In the book, it is done in brown and pinks. Soooooo Cute!

We have Lot's of new fabric in the last week or so. this is a wonderful line called "Bella Blue"

It's so crisp and classic. I would love to make a quilt to cuddle up with and read. Something just for me. Hey! Wouldn't white Minky on the back be just the thing to make this the ultimate comfy?

This is a funky, fun collection from Timeless Treasures called "Taxi" I really love black and whites. So now we have it with great yellow.

Of course, we are always working on fun little projects that will take you no time at all. These are some fun napkins to make your table festive. Each kit makes four napkins and they are only $12.99. Then you can use the pattern to make them from all your holiday fabric in your stash. Who wouldn't love these for a gift?