Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Some Great Classes With Stephanie Davis

 My friend Stephanie is such a fun quilting instructor. She's getting to be one of our customers favorites.  Her style is very playful and carefree, and her enthusiasm is contagious.  For just a hint of her style, scroll down and catch the link to her blog.  It's a blog that I always like to read. Her and her three sons just got back from a long vacation in Europe.  I loved reading about their adventures.  I think you will too. 
Here are a few of the fun classes that she has coming up. First, is "Scraptastic"!  It's using the book "Scrap Republic." There are three projects that you can choose from and Stephanie will help you go wild!  So get cleaning up your studio, pack up some of those pretty SCRAPS that you love and come make a fun quilt. 

This is a class called 'Snowfakes and Trees." (The trees part is still at the quilters.) They are pieced,for lack of another word, "Liberated." Stephanie just loves to make things by just adding fabric together and seeing what will happen.  I've know her for many years and she amazes me with her way of just putting things together without a pattern.  She has such a gentle sweet way of getting you excited about playing with fabric. So make a date to stop by and see the samples and perhaps get signed up for a class.    

Friday, August 23, 2013

Kaffe Triangle Exchange

We started our "Kaffe" Triangle exchange last week. It's been fun just cutting the fabric for the rolls.  I just love all the pretty colors. It's so easy to do as well.  Just sew on the dotted lines and cut on the solid.  Anyone can do it.  Then the fun begins!!  trade in some of your trianles to get a bigger variety of colors.  Here are a few blocks that I am making up for a sample.  it will be a cute tale topper.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Fall Newsletter Is Out! Fun Stuff Ahead!

I am ALWAYS so excited to get the new newsletters all done and out to everyone.  I get excited about all the fun upcoming events and opportunities for everyone. Fall is a big time of year at the quilt shop as well.  The kids go back to school, the weather starts to turn, and everyone cozies up and starts think about the holidays just around the corner.  This newsletter has lots of information. Not only about classes, but sales and fun things like the "Triangle" exchange, when the scissor guy will be here, and our annual food drive.  I do get very excited about the classes though.  This time we focus on lots of great gift ideas that you may like to make for everyone n your list.  Hand made gifts are THE BEST after all.  So filled with love and thought.  Lets see, we have "The Tuffit," The clothesline tote, some great handbags and even the floorquilts.  So there is something for everyone.  If you are not on my e-mail list, you can either stop in the shop and pick up a newsletter or send me an e-mail and I will put you on our e-mail list and send you a newsletter.  I don't want you to miss out on anything!  My e-mail is
Hope to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"Kaffe" Friendship Triangle Exchange

Hey!  Did you get involved with our last Friendship Triangle Exchange?  Last summer we did it with batiks and it was really fun.  This time we will be using the fabric from the "Kaffe Collective"  (Fabric designed by Kaffe Fasset, Brandon Mobley, and Phillip Jacobs) It's so brite and fun.  I think it will be lots of fun to do this with.  Here is how it works.......... Stop in and pick up a roll or two.  Each roll contains a "Kaffe" fabric, a tone on tone fabric and a triangle paper.  All you have to do is place your fabric right sides together, place the paper on top, pin and sew on the dotted lines.  Then cut on the solid lines and you will have 28 half square triangles.  Ta Dah!!  Then, so that you can have lots and lots of variety, get ready to come in and exchange your triangles with everyone else.  We will be having the exchange on December 14th.  It will be a fun triangle exchange party, with demos on projects to make and games to win even more triangles.  Lets get going!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Very Satisfiyng Week!

 This week was a very fun, satisfying week for me.  It started out, on Monday, Making over 100 tamale's for my sons wedding.  (I still have over 100 to make this next Monday) So that will be my next day off.  The wedding is coming up fast, September 14th, so I will be very relieved to have all the tamales in the freezer. Then the hard work is done!  Meanwhile, back at the shop, we had Roxanne for two sessions.  I always enjoy having her here.  I'm sure Aunt Mary's would not be what it is without her.  She is wonderful!!  I had two sales reps in, and got to see and order some great new fabric.  It's always fun to see what's going to come in.  It gets me thinking about all kinds of new quilts, classes and arraignments for the shop.    Stay tuned to see what I ordered.  I got the whole fall newsletter written and e-mailed.  I think there are some fun things in it.  I'm always so happy to get it DONE. 

Then......  Saturday was our first ever  SPA DAY in the shop.  You know, when I'm sitting at my desk thinking about what to do that's fun and different. I come up with ideas that, well, sound kind of goofy! Even to me!  But this one worked out well.  I figured about this time of summer there had to be some quilters that were tired of all the summer activities.  Gardening,family reunions, too much company and so on.  So they got to come here to the shop and spend a whole day that was all about THEM.  Sewing all day,  A pedicure at the shop next door, a box lunch from the bakery, even champagne.  I think everyone was happy when they left and all of them were ready to sign up for another session. You will have to wait though.  The days were all full for the fall session.  But you never know what will come up.  I now we have some fun things in store. Pick up a newsletter and get signed up for something FUN!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Amy Bradley! My New Favorite!!

I know!  I'm always saying ,this or that is "My Favorite"  In this job, it's so nice that new things come in all the time and I can change my favorite thing almost any day.  I have to say that I REALLY do like these patterns by Amy Bradley.  They are so colorful and whimsical.  How can anybody resist?  I guess they are patterns for kids.  However,  they are so much fun to make that you can hardly stop yourself from enjoying making them.  Each pattern has a least two quilts to make. "Meet the Tweets" has five different projects. All of them are sweet. This one is "Traveling Turtles"  My friend Donna made just the top row of it.  It's soooooo cute.  It just makes me smile.
All the patterns are made using the fusible applique method.  So they are really a cinch to make.  You can find them in the shop or on line at  I you need help....... come on in. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aunt Mary's "Spa Day"

Saturday is Aunt Mary's Day Camp "Spa Day"  How about a day that's JUST FOR YOU?  Here's whats happening..........  Come and quilt all day here at the shop from 10 - 6.  Work on any project you want. Everyone gets a pedicure right next door at a great place that I go all the time.  (Se my toies in the pic?)  I think they do a really great job! AND!  You get a wonderful box lunch from the Bakery just  a few doors down. They do some really yummy stuff.   I think it will be a really fun day! Still a few spots left.  

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let's Not Forget The Halloween Fabrc!

 Ok! So, I have shown lots of the Christmas Fabric that has been coming in.  For some reason I have neglected to mention all the really fun Halloween fabric that has arrived.  It's one of my favorite sections too.  I think it's just fun!  This is just a few pieces from a line from Blend Fabrics.  it' so retro looking to me.  I love the colors and the poison witches brew bottles are very cool.  I've got a few ideas for a project with it. 
This is a quilt that Kathy made with this great line of fabric from Elizabeth Studios.  Isn't it cute?  The fabric kind of reminds me of the Alexander Henry fabric line "The Gastlies" (Which I still have a little of, and the new stuff will be arriving real soon.  It's called "A Gastlie Christmas. SOO Cool!)  Anyway,  this is a fun new pattern from Maple Island (Makers of the BQ patterns. ) It's easy and really shows off a fabric line.  This cute "goolie" fabric worked great, I think.  This is just a little bit of the Halloween fabrics available.  If you can't stop in.......... Go to the On line store  and check out the rest of the fun Halloween fabrics.  FUN STUFF!