Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Here we are Memorial Day weekend. This is what it looks like outside my window. Could it rain any harder? Maybe by tomorrow it will clear up some.

Oh well! I can stay in a nice dry Quilt Shop and enjoy wonderful quilts like this one. My friend let me borrow it for awhile.She did all the applique by machine. Cool Hu?

Friday, May 28, 2010

What a Beauty!

My Friend Cathy made this wonderful quilt. Isn't it just wonderful? It's made from one "Bali Pop" (Jelly roll from Hoffman) It's one of the great patterns from the books "Strip Therapy" She said "it was really fun to make" I just think it's beautiful!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Whimsical Garden

Isn't this just the coolest pattern. It's from those genius girls at Piece o Cake Designs. I JUST LOVE THEIR STUFF! I have been working on the quilt and will have it ready for Shop Hop. Whew!!! My fingers have been just flying! But loving every minute of it. The blocks are fun and whimsical and soooo cute. I will have kits available for it too.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aunt mary's Cool Block

Ok... So here ya go. Aunt Mary's Shop Hop block. This is just one color way to do it. You can make it with any of the fabrics. I'm working on a little quilt to show all the color ways. I hope they like it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Western Washington Shop Hop Is Almost Here!

Can you believe it's almost time to get out on the road for the Western Washington Shop Hop again? Yep! I know cause I'm deep into cutting block kits! I just got the posters in yesterday. Their are some REALLY cute blocks out there. I think you are going to enjoy them. Well, enough of this. I got cutting to do.........

Sunday, May 16, 2010

One MIlion Pillowcase Challenge

Saturday was a workshop day here at the shop for the "One Million Pillowcase Challenge" Here are all the wonderful ladies that stopped by to sew and have a good time making pillowcases. We also had a few drop ins with pillowcase donations. I want to tell everyone how wonderful these ladies are. It was a beautiful sunny day and they spent it here helping make "Hugs" for someone that needs one.
Our pillowcases are going to the Snohomish county Battered Women's Shelter.

Here's my friend Marta. (I cut of her head, I'm such a great photographer!) She stopped by with 38 pillowcases! WOW!!! She must have chained herself to her machine for days! I am so proud of all of every ones hard work. Thank you! thank you! thank you!!!!!!! I know they will make a difference in someones life.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale Sarts Wednesday

Wednesday is the first day of Aunt Mary's Anual Spring Cleaning Sale. I have spent the whole day going though the book, and patterns looking for all
things that have just not moved in the last year. Well.... now it's time to find them a home! everything here is 50% off! there are even some shop samples to find a home for.
Here is a picture of the clearence wall. It full, full full, so I have more on the tables out front. Get out those quilt tops and stop in for some great buys on fabric. Take up to 55% off!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Cute Welcome!

Isn't this just the cutest little welcome quilt to hang out in your garden? I just love it. I is one of the projects in Nancy Halverson's new book from Art to Heart. "Garden Song"

Nancy always has such great projects that are fun and easy. Her books are VERY popular.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Club Today!

Fun Day! Fun Day! I always look forward to book club day! We just finished reading a book called Honolulu. I really enjoyed it, and I think there will be lots to discuss. It's always interesting to find out other peoples opinions. We will be reading "Sweetness at the Botton of the pie" this month and discussing it on June 3rd. I kind of read ahead this time and finished this book the other day. I LOVED IT! Books will be available at the shop. (untill we run out) Maybe you could stop by and pick up a copy and join us!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One Million Pillowcase Challenge

Aunt Mary's is excepting the challenge from American Patchwork and Quilting, to help donate one million pillowcases to local charities. A beautiful pillowcase made by someone who cares can really uplift a lonely child, give encouragement for a battered woman or make a bed more cheery for someone in need. I think of it as a great way to give someone who needs it, a big hug. To find out more about the challenge go to .
We will be having a fun workday here at the shop on Saturday May 15th from 10 - 4. With demos on new pillowcase patterns. $5 kits, Door prizes and much more. I think it will be a fun day!