Really I need to be working on the next newsletter, but I know it's been a while since I've been on here too so I'm going here for now. I get so confused when doing the newsletter as I'm currently working on July-Sept. I tend not ...read more
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I had a wonderful visit with a friend from Ohio last week. We were talking about my quilts and she asked about my labels. As much as I nag about labels, I had two hanging in my apartment without them. In fact, I have to admit there are several of my quilts right now that are not labeled. My friend suggested doing simple labels – just lettering stitched in the sewing mode on my machine. Not embroidery – sewing. So the first thing I did this weekend was to make a couple of labels and apply them. I forgot to take pictures ...read more
and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 1 to 5 pm, and on Wednesday, June 12 from 7 to 9 pm. The
Opening Reception is Saturday, June 8 from 3 to 5pm. All are welcome. Admission is free.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the ... read more
This past week I went to the Denver National Quilt Festival not once but twice. The first time was on Wednesday before the show opened. Quilters Newsletter presented an Editors’ Choice award to one of the many fabulous quilts on display. Our whole team viewed all the wonderful entries and selected our winner, Samurai, the Archer by Wendy Knight of San Diego, California. It was not an easy task. There were so many wonderful quilts.
On Sunday, my husband and I returned to take in the whole show: the quilts ...read more
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NEAM Quilt Show Classes
Have you ever heard the saying, “My eyes were bigger than my stomach”? When the class booklet arrived last year from AQC with all the possible available classes I wanted to take them all. I had a tough time narrowing down my choices…think box of favourite chocolates.
Around the same time, Judy Neimeyer, from Quiltworx, was in town teaching several shop owners her newest quilt design. One of these shops is way too close to my house. You can see how easy it was for me to over indulge.
Yes, that’s right. I signed up for two days ...read more
The Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne is less than three weeks away so we are busy packing threads at Always Quilting.
Most of the other craft fairs in Australia feature a mixture of crafts, knitting, paper crafts etc.
The Quilt Convention, on the other hand, is significant in that it is dedicated to patchwork and quilting and you will find a great variety of exhibitions, full day workshops, information sessions, make & take sessions and lots of vendors that are all fabric & thread related.
So we are hard at work packaging Aurifil threads for some of our wholesale customers who will ...read more
I hope you all have a good Easter holiday. Tomorrow is Good Friday and a lot of you will have off from work. If you find yourself in that situation and don't know what to do with yourself Downtown Goldsboro is having an event called Shop the Block. Is ...read more
When you think of New York City, is the Grand Central Terminal one of the places that pops into your mind? For many, the building is an American icon. With more than 750,000 daily visitors and 91.3 million visitors last year, the Terminal is one of the most famous and beautiful public spaces on the planet–and a place that is deeply rooted in the history of our nation. This year it celebrates its 100th anniversary and you’re invited to participate in a quilt challenge to honor the anniversary.
The Centennial Quilt Challenge is sponsored by American ...read more
"Workt by Hand:" Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts.
The awnings arrived this morning! This is the view we had for the first half of the day.
This is the way the building looks now!
Just waiting on our hanging sign now.
Hope to see you all for 8th anniversary celebration tomorrow.read more
Our building is trying to get finished by Saturday for our 8th Anniversary Celebration. We have our sign for the side of our building!
We got our inspiration for this sign from the sign that was uncovered during renovation and now is taking center stage in the livingroom of the ...read more
We are busy getting ready for our 8th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 16th. We will be having select fabric on sale, some of which is new to the Shoppe and you haven't even seen it. We will have fat quarter, fat 8th and chunky 16th bundles of those ...read more
Each day I come to work with a plan in mind of what I'm planning on doing for the day and then something ends up happening that changes that plan. Today the plan was to take a picture of the outside or our building as there had been some ...read more
This post is one of the many posts for the Skill Builder Block of the Month. To see the BOM schedule and all BOM posts visit the BOM dedicated page here.
FMQ Lesson #2
Welcome to the Skill Builder BOM Free Motion Quilting Lesson #2. This month my main focus will be to teach you the designs that will be used for the Mood and Em Dash Blocks. I will not be covering any FMQ Basics. Please refer to the FMQ Lesson #1 which covered all the basics to FMQ in a 7 part video series.read more
We had a great time at QuiltCon last week in Austin! As sponsor of the Modern Traditionalism category of the juried show, we loved seeing all the unique interpretations of the theme. And we were so happy to see that the Best in Show quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe had been selected from this awe-inspiring category.
There were so many beautiful quilts that it was overwhelming – it’s impossible to pick a favorite, but here are just some that we had the pleasure of seeing!
The Top Shop Tour 2013
April 5 – 14
There are so many great things about this shop hop, especially the 4 quilt shops that are participating: Calico Gals, Endless Mountain Quiltworks, Quilters Corner, and Patchwork Plus. Each has been featured in the Quilt Sampler Magazine, and each is bringing you a wonderful shop hop experience. The theme of the hop is tea parties, and the shops are working hard to outdo each other.
Calico Gals is presenting a Happy Camper Tea Party! Doesn’t that sound fun? The $1200 in prizes are magnificent! Become eligible to win by purchasing a ...