Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can't get pictures to load in the blog!!!

So, I haven't updated my blog in a few days. SORRY!!! Every once in a while Blogger decides to update some function that I have to figure out all over again.  Just when I think I'm so cool.  SLAP!!!  Oh, well!  That's exactly how life goes. 
I wanted to load a picture of the flyer for the "91 Mile Yard Sale " that is Friday and Saturday this week.  The Tri County Quilt Merchant Association (All the cool shops in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties)  There are 15 of us that get together to figure out how to make this THE QUILT SHOP DESTINATION.  This is one of the two cool events that we do together each year. 
Each of us will be gathering together all our clearance fabrics, books, patterns, kits, old samples, and who knows what else that needs to go home with someone, and we price them  accordingly.  We also will have some section of the shop on sale.  Aunt Mary's will have all  yardage on sale for 15% off.  
But that's not all we are doing this weekend.  For every $20 you spend spent at any of the shops, you will get an entry into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from each shop.  That will be a $350 shopping spree for one lucky winner.   Whoo HOO!!!
For more information on this event and a mape to each of the shops go to
So get some friends togehter and get out there!  I hope to see you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Is In The Air

Ok, So maybe fall has been in the air for quite some time!  I just happen to be one of those that just loves fall.  The colors, the smells and yes even the fall weather.  It must be the Northwest girl in me.  It's time to make a great homemade soup to make the house smell wonderful, and settle down to a fun quilting project.  The shop has some really wonderful fall fabrics in.  I  love the colors!!! It makes me want to go shuffle through some leaves and pick out the pretty ones.  Enjoy the season.  Pretty soon it will be winter.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meet The Teacher

Tomorrow (Saturday) is meet the teacher day.  From 10 to 1 you can stop in and meet some of the great, talented teachers that will be teaching this fall.  It's a great time to stop by and see the samples, ask any questions you may have and get signed up.  If you sign up for a class on Saturday you will get a coupon for 15% off your supplies for the class.
Here are some pictures of some of the class samples.
This is a buggy barn quilt.  For the class you  get to pick a quilt from one of their books and we will help you make it.

This is the Spiral Table Runner. It looks so much harder than it is. The color combinations are endless!

Here is the "Color Shuffle" Quilt that Donna is teaching.  Take lots of pretty colors and shuffle them up and sew together...... Fun!

So have you wanted to learn Needle Turn Applique?  Here you go!

Pretty  Posies!  This one teaches Machine Applique.  There are lots more classes. Stop in and check them out.  Hope to see you on Saturday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fun New Pattern!

Here's a new pattern from Maple Island Quilts, the makers of BQ.  It's really a great pattern to use a big beautiful  print that you would like to show case.  You can make a quilt as small as  32" x 41" using the smaller blocks, or as big a a Queen size using bigger blocks.  And it sooooooo easy!  Even a beginner would love it.
Here's one we did using an adorable big jungle print by Alexander Henry.  It's a large Lap size quilt.  Any kid would love it!  And guess  what?  we have kits all ready for you to put it together!  It would make a great week end project!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Fabrics!

Boy oh boy are we getting lots of new fabric in.  There is something for everyone!  Here are some very cute animals for the little guys. These hippos are soooo cute!  I also got some of these prints in flannel.  Think cozy pillow cases for a fast project. 

Here's something for the big guys!  These pin up girls are VERY collectable.  Old Alexander Henry sure knows how to design some cute fabric!
Here's some great fabric for the cow boys and girls.  I think this fabric would make a really fun bag.  There is also a great new BQ pattern  that this fabric would work great in. Very fast and easy! 
And, look what my friend Cathy did.  She took an old chair out of the classroom and re-did it in some Jane Sassaman fabric.  I LOVE IT!!!  Now I have a nice place for the customers to sit while I cut their fabric.  Kathy is definitely on my good list!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What I Did On My Day Off

So, Aunt Mary's was closed for two whole days!  Sunday  and Monday  for Labor Day.  So what does a quilt shop owner do on her days off?  Hmm, well let me see......  Sunday my husband and I went to the Mariners game.  Here I am filling in for Ichiro.  He was feeling a little under the weather.  We had such a great time.  Great seats right behind home plate, hot dogs and even a little sunshine! 
Then off to one of my favorite restaurant, Buca de Beppo!  MMMMM!  What a fun day.  Monday, I had my wonderful boys over for dinner.  Gumbo! with all the sides!  Bread pudding with rum sause for desert. They are always so appreciative of home cooking.  I think my oldest lives on top ramen.  I was so full of good food this weekend I had to go to bed early!  So there you go.  A really wonderful two days off.  I didn't think about quilting even once. Ok, maybe once or twice.  I back to work today and I  promise to get back to taking care of the shop.  There should be lots of new stuff coming in this week so, stop by!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Exciting New Things To Play With!

We just got a great new surface desing center in from the publishers C&T.  It's got some fun, exciting products. I can't wait to try some out and see what I can come up with.  It's got 24 beautiful colors of Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Colors.  They  are perfec for painting on to fabric and need no heat setting.  They are brilliant intense colors. I also got books and a DVD to help us figure it all out.  Judy  Irish will be teaching a class on Friday November 8th.  She knows all about it and will get us going.  

Jane Davila's book,"Surface Design Esentiials" is also available to get you started.  Be watching for some great samples of the kinds of things you can do.  Yippie! Something new!!!!