Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

May 2011 bring you Health, Wealth and Happiness.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the year to come.
Let's create some fun together.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

As we move into the new year...

Christmas has come and gone, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got to your destinations without too much trouble from the weather.

Jeff, Quahog and I spent a nice quiet Christmas eve. We visited my Mother, she is now in a nursing home after having a stroke, so we opened gifts with her and visited for awhile. Then headed back home to kick back and watch TV. To some that may sound boring but for me, not to have anyplace I had to be or anything I had to do, was wonderful.

2011 is only a few days away. I know I say it every year but, where does the time go??? I suppose if I really look back on all that we've accomplished in 2010, I would see that we used the time wisely.

The events like Twin Cities Shop Hop in May, Minnesota Quilters in June and then Quilt Minnesota in August. Always fun - they bring us all together to share in our craft.

A personal favorite of mine is our "Quilt Sewcial". Each time they've grown in attendance and in September, we actually had to add a 2nd one to accomodate everybody. Nothing better than a room full of ladies/gentlemen - laughing, sewing and making new friends. Oh, lets not forget the eating part... good food to go along with good friends. Our next "Sewcial" is in February and we are already making plans and our special gifts. If you've never attended one, we'd love to have you come. If you have a special quilting buddy - sign up together and come spend the day with a great bunch of quilters.

2011 is going to be a fun year. We've been working on different things to offer all of you that we feel would be fun and educational. Several Designers are coming, Celine Perkins from Perkins Dry Goods will kick off the new year on January 16th with a class. In April Shelly from Pieced Tree Patterns and Marilyn from Quilt Moments will be in the shop during the Twin Cities Shop Hop. Terry Atkinson from Atkinson Designs will be coming to test her latest pattern. Watch for sign-up information and dates on our website. That's just a few of the things we have in the works. As always, the ladies at the shop have found a few fun classes to offer as well.

As for the shop - new displays are constantly going up. Fresh new samples are being hung. As I write this, 5 more quilts are at the quilter being finished. My plans for changing up the back of the shop and re-doing our classroom area have been temporarily put on hold. What I would like to do is going to take more work than I thought and right now it will not fit into our schedule. Hopefully before Summer we can get a jump on it.

I think that about wraps up what my "shop" thoughts are for 2011. As for my personal ones, I hope you all have a happy - healthy new year. May this economy finally turn around so everyone can once again find employment and return to their normal lives.

As always, thank you all for your continued support of the shop and especially for your friendship.

Happy New Year,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Comfort & Joy BOM 2011

Are you ready to get a jump on the 2011 Holiday Season???

Here's your chance. We are thrilled to introduce "Comfort & Joy" as our first ever, Christmas
Block-of-the-Month. February 15th we will have our first blocks ready to pick up. It's only 8 months in length so you'll have plenty of time to get it finished for next years Holiday Season.

I'm really excited about this. Most of you know that I'm not the fantastic quilter like my staff. I seldom really sew. This BOM caught my attention immediately - it's perfect for all skill levels and would be fun to make without alot of stress. A stress free project is probably high on alot of our lists.

If you're a person that hates the "A" word (applique) this is easy and fun. Fusible applique is quick and depending on how much work you want to do, it can be done several different ways. I am hoping to blanket stitch my appliques by hand. It's relaxing and can be done watching TV or just sitting at Caribou having a latte. Becky has a class on Machine Applique that is very informative. She will show you several techniques that will totally change your opinion of the "A" word.

I have been studying the pattern and thinking of different ways that I can embellish my blocks...... Lots of ideas going through my head. Can you tell I'm really pumped about this.

Get a jump on 2011... join us as we make "Comfort & Joy".
Stop in or call the shop and reserve you kit today.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Celine Perkins is coming to Fabric Town.

Many of you already know Celine Perkins through her fantastic pattern line "Perkins Dry Goods".

Over the years,Fabric Town has made up numerous samples and kits using her patterns and we know how much you have enjoyed them. Celine writes for all levels of quilter. Her patterns are easy to follow, the instructions are clear and the yardages are accurate.

We have asked Celine to come teach one of her newest patterns "Pieces in Time" on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 from Noon to 5:00. The fee is $30.00 and that includes beverages and a snack break. If you sign up and bring a friend, you'll each receive $5.00 coupon good at Fabric Town.

The quilt is due in the shop soon, it is just coming back from Quilt Market where she introduced it to the public.

Space is limited so please stop in or call to sign up as soon as possible. What better way to spend a cold winter afternoon.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Fabric Town's newest member

Meet "Quahog 3". He is the newest member to the Fabric Town staff.

Over the years I have had 2 other Quahog's. Both were a delight and a very important part of my life. When Jeff and I lost our last Qua, we thought it was time to take a break.... at least Jeff did.

We tried a few other avenues to replace the emptiness , Lily Jane our cat was beautiful but it turned out that she was jealous of Jeff and I - in other words, she was his cat and pee'd on me every chance she got. When I finally had enough of was time to start looking for a Boston Terrier Puppy.

Jeff was not excited when he saw me looking on line at breeders in MN. He was still saying that we did not need a puppy. That lasted about 15 minutes. Once he saw this face on the breeders website, it was pretty much a done deal. I called the breeder to discuss the puppies she had. I wanted to make sure she was reputable. A puppy mill dog is not what we wanted. She was wonderful. She asked us as many questions as we asked her. When I asked her where she lived she told me but it meant nothing to me - up north by Fergus Falls. At this point I handed Jeff the phone to talk to her. Before I knew it, he had arranged the meeting for Oct. 9th at 9:30 AM in Sauk Center. She was meeting another lady there to deliver one of her other puppies and we could just go there instead of way up north. OK, Mr. "No Puppy" had just caved in.

Saturday morning I pulled into the parking lot of the McDonalds in Sauk Center and there he and his brother were. I had the choice between the two. His brother had perfect markings ( for one thing,the nose was totally black) but not the personality. He was more laid back. When I held Qua, he was a kisser and all excited - that was the one for us.

This little guy has some pretty big shoes to fill, he's replacing two of the most wonderful companions you could imagine. He is loving and has a wonderful personality, I have no doubt he will fill those shoes in no time at all.

Once he gets kennel trained, I hope to be bringing him to the shop. Please stop in and say hi, he loves to meet people.

Sew on...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Not your Grandmothers Christmas Decorations

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to go to Lakeland Floral and see all the decorations for the holidays. I am always amazed at how they can take a collection that is so different and incorporate it into the most appealing trees and arrangements.

Who would think of using mesh ribbon, ornaments larger than your head, berries in all shades and colors that you would never associate with Christmas. They do it and they do it well.

This Gold tree was flocked with thick white flocking and done with Gold poinsettias, sprigs of gold and silver berries and gold and crystal mesh ribbon. They wove the ribbons gently through the branches, it gave the tree the most elegant feel.

Peacock feathers, purple and teal berries and lots of metallic ribbons made up this whimsical tree. This was definitely not your Grandmothers Christmas tree. I could see it for a change but the next one is my favorite.

Take a flocked tree, add crystals, snowflakes, silver beads and soft blue balls.... you have a tree that gives you the Crisp-Winter day feel. Like when you wake up in the morning after a snowfall and the trees are all totally white. If you saw the movie "Chronicles of Narnia" you know what I mean.

For more traditional decorations, this tree was done in Red glitter. The poinsettias, berries and sprigs were all glittered. It was very appealing.

Now that we are into fall, it's time to start thinking about Christmas and decorating.
What will your tree be like this year? Peacock Feathers???

What ever it is, as long as it gives you that warm holiday feeling....


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday with the Ladies.

My favorite day at the shop is Wednesday... why you ask? Because that's the day the ladies get together and sew. From the moment they arrive in the morning til late in the afternoon, it's nothing but laughing, and fun.

Thank you ladies for the enjoyable times we have together.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crazy Day

Never let it be said that we have boring days at the shop. Today it was raining and we provided free "Rain Gear" to anyone that wanted it.

Here is Jamie, modeling it for all. The best part was watching her actually go into the parking lot wearing it.

Jamie is a good sport and fun person to be around.

She makes us all laugh and we truly enjoy having her as part of our team.

Just for the record... we only gave out one of the free "Rain Gear" hats - Hmmmmm.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Something for everyone...

I have always liked to decorate for the holidays. I have special dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tablecloths and napkins, beaded napkin rings.... the list goes on.

One of the best things - going to my sister's house. She has the best tree and she decorates it with 100's of ornaments she has collected since she was a child. She can tell you who gave her each one and the meaning behind them.

Over the years I've given her Snowmen & Santa cookie jars. She incorporates them into the cutest displays all through the house. She adds garlands and lights to the staircase and the bathroom is festive as well. I always look forward to going to her home during the holidays because of the warm, cozy feeling her decorations add.

These photos are just a few of the Holiday projects available at the shop. Heide made the cutest FaLaLa quilt that highlights the ornament print in the center and would look cute draped on a chair or couch. Lola's Snowman Quilt is wonderful. Nice thing about snowmen, they can be displayed til the snow is gone... in Minnesota that could be April!!!! Theresa, Becky and Sandy Schilder made runners and toppers. More are on display at the shop, and more are being added weekly.

We'll be glad to help you chose the right project for your home or as a gift for friends and family.
Start making holiday memories for your family with Quilts and items that will last from year to year.

Take Care,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Birthday Girl...

Here she is... tiara and all. Looking pretty as always.

We had a fun day, ladies kept stopping in at different times during the day to wish her well and share a piece of cake.

Thank you to all who came to the shop and also to those who
emailed and called.

When you get to 86, we'll have a party for you too.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Birthday Party for Evelyn

Do you know Evelyn???? That's Evelyn Nall, our Southern Belle.

Tomorrow at the shop we are celebrating Evelyn's 86th Birthday. Her real birthday isn't til Friday but we wanted to surprise her. We have ordered a lovely cake and want to share her day with all her friends. We even have a Birthday Tiara for her.

Everyone is invited to stop in and have a piece of cake and wish her well.

She will be in the shop between 11:00 and 3:00, if you have a chance - please stop in. We want to make a very special ladies day as special as she is.

Will take pictures to share.

Hope to see you.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quilting, Food and Friends.

Our 6th Quilt "Sewcial" is over and was enjoyed by all.

The weather was perfect, the Ladies were fun and the food was great.

Everyone arrived at 9:00 AM and we set up for a full day and night of sewing, eating and making some new quilting friends. Projects came out of bags - some had been in the bags since the last "Sewcial" and some even longer. Nice to get those UFO's done so you can move onto a new project without any guilty feelings. Other projects were just getting started.

It never ceases to amaze me the different quilts, tablerunners and other projects that everyone is making. Quilting brings out the creative side of all of us. You can have a pattern and do it the same way as the photo on the cover - or you can use your own style and fabric choices and make it one of a kind. Fun to see the same pattern done by several quilters and see how different they can look, just by changing the fabric.

As our gift to each "Sewcialite" they received a Humbug bag that contained a tiny scissors and a spool of thread. Patti H. made most of them alone, I just helped with the pinning on a few at the end. She sews like wild fire so I just get in the way. As always - many thanks to her for all her help in making this a special day for all our guests.

Patti H. also took alot of photo's and will be posting them to our website and I will also put a selection on my next blog.

We are now getting ready for our 7th "Sewcial" on the 25th. We added the 2nd day because the 6th filled up so fast. We do still have openings if you missed out the first time.

Thank you to all who attended and I sincerely appreciate your support of Fabric Town and your friendship.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"After" photos of the Labor Day house cleaning.

Labor Day...literally !!!


Spent our entire Labor Day weekend doing just that.... Labor. We moved walls, painted new shelving and re-arranged half the shop.

Here are a few of the "BEFORE"shots.

Since the shop was closed I wore my oldest pajama bottoms and a ratty tee shirt to do the painting in. Guess how many customers we had in to see that delightful outfit?

The place was jumpin' - we opened the front door to air out the paint smell. We had it blocked with a quilt rack and sign that said we were closed. When they all started to arrive, we gladly let them in with the understanding that they not notice my fancy outfit and had to carefully shop around the mess. Great group of quilters, they just laughed and climbed over the piles of fabric and ducked under the ladder. We washed the paint off our hands and cut fabric for them and one of the ladies from
Brainerd purchased my Celery Featherweight. She already has two of the black ones so this is a new addition.

It was a fun and still constructive day. We spent a total of 16 hours but it was worth it.

Special Thanks to "Other Patti" for coming in and helping us get it back together... with out her help it would not have gotten done as quickly.

Next post will be the "AFTER" photos.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quilts of Valor Thursday

The first Thursday of each month Fabric Town is invaded by the "Quilts of Valor" group. I say invaded because for 5 hours they turn our classroom into a Quilting Sweat Shop. They piece, bind and make pillow cases. Each Quilt top is then machine quilted, bound, labeled and put into the coordinating case. The pillow case is actually a presentation case.

When the quilts leave Fabric Town they are distributed to locations such as, Minneapolis VA hospital, Landstahl Medical Center in Germany and to the National Guard to be given to soldiers who have done multiple tours.

These ladies are dedicated to making a quilt for as many of our service men and woman as possible. So far, since their inception in January of 2007, the group has completed 440 quilts.

When all you hear on the news and read in the newspapers are acts of violence and pain, it's nice to know that there are also alot of people willing to help others.

In the photo from left to right: Margaret, Jane,Kathy, Helen L., Judy, Sybil, Margie, Helen

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Class samples are up and classes are filling.

Our classes are on line and the samples are all hung. Jeff finished putting the last one up yesterday. He's beginning to get an artistic flare when it comes to draping, folding and displaying the quilts, totes and purses.

Classes and clubs are filling up. If you see something you'd like to take, give us a call so we can reserve your spot. We do still have a few spots open in the Groovy Girls Club.

Thanks to Patti H. for sending all the emails out. Everyone liked the reminder.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Birthday Buddies 3rd Golf Tournament

Yesterday was our 3rd Golf Tournament for Birthday Buddies. What a fantastic day, the weather was sunny and clear, the golfers were in good form and Majestic Oaks did a wonderful job helping us host this event.

Here are a few of our golfers warming up on the putting green, cooling off with a bud light or just relaxing before the carts took off for the course.

When the day was over, we had raised enough to provide birthday parties for approx. 200 families.

Thank you to all who helped make that possible. Without your support, we could not continue.

We will post the exact date of next years event soon....see you next year.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All Hopped out...

Good Morning,

The hop is over and things are back to normal at the shop.

I have decided that shop hops are one of my favorite events!!!!!

What a great time we had. I think my favorite part is that everyday you got to meet lots of new customers from all over. Many of the faces we only get to see once a year because they fly in to do Quilt Minnesota with friends or family. Now that's a compliment to all the shops who participate and make this a wonderful event.

Today is our Metro Sections wrap up meeting. We will pick winners, and start the process of planning for next year. It's amazing how fast the time flies. Before you know it,fall and winter will be over and we will be welcoming Spring.

Spring to me also means the "Twin Cities Shop til you Drop Tour". We are already working on and planning for that one. Two great events that I look forward to each year. I hope you do too. I'll keep you informed of anything special as we continue the planning.

I better get ready to head to Glad Creations for our meeting, don't want to be late.

Have a great day,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just a sample of what's new for the up coming Fall season.

Here are a few pics of what we have new in the shop for all you Hallowee and Fall lovers!

More will be added in the next few days. Lola is working on the cutest wall hanging and the girls are making more as well.

Do you like to decorate your table for Halloween? We have put together a new runner by Debbie Bowles of Maple Island Quilts. It's called "Rick Rack Rendezvous (see above) and once again, we've put together a topper using Terry Atkinson's (Atkinson Designs) "Happy Holidays" pattern.

Jamie made up the cutest wall hanging by Country Threads called "Trick or Treat". Becky whipped up a few pot holders that are wonderful to add a little fun to your kitchen.

To coin a phrase . . . "Boo-tiful and Spook-tacular"! Stop in and check them out. There's sure to be something for everyone.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another day full to the brim.

Got up early to get a jump on things. Have a pretty full day planned at the shop.

Quilt Minnesota is still going strong. Yesterday, we had no more than 10 minutes without a shop full of hoppers. That's fantastic, you would expect it to be quieter during the weekdays. It seems that many prefer to come during the week to avoid the weekend crowds. Whenever they decide to come, we welcome them.

I find it amazing how a shop hop can not only bring out the "physical" quilter but the "mental-creativity" of the quilters. Does that make sense to you? I was listening to several quilters talk while looking at a sample hanging on the wall. They were talking about their fabrics and where they would use them in their version of that quilt. How they would change this and add that. In essence, they were designing and creating something unique. When I got them the pattern and we chatted, it was very interesting to hear some of their ideas. They were going on a retreat and taking that pattern as their project. Each was going to make it "Her" way. I would love to see the finished projects - guaranteed they would all be "creatively"different and wonderful.

Our class schedule will be posted on our website today. Patti H. has been working very hard to put together one that has a full array of classes for all levels. Lola, Kim, Patti H, Becky and Georgann and I will all be teaching again. Most of the classes are new but we did offer some of the popular ones again. If you missed one last time, check and see if it's listed this time. If you can't find it, call and we can see if it will be on our Winter schedule.

Well, that's it for now. Better get ready and head to the shop.

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quilt Minnesota 2010

Have not had time to blog this week. Quilt Minnesota is in full swing.

The shop hop is in it's 6th day and going strong. Today, we were busy from the time we opened until just now when we closed.

All the quilter's that I've met have been having a fantastic time and are planning to do it again next year. One group came in from Seattle to hop. They completed one section and are starting on their second. Nicest group of ladies - you could tell they were BFF's.

I'm going to go change into something comfortable and put my feet up. Need to rest up for tomorrow.

Keep on quilting,

Friday, July 30, 2010

Quilt Minnesota - Day 1

Quilt Minnesota is off to a good start..... the rain doesn't seem to be deterring the quilter's.
It makes my day when a customer comes in and says "I look forward to this shop hop because I wait all year to come to your shop". She lives in Texas and comes up every year just to do the hop with her sister. That makes me feel like we're doing something right.

Our Hop fabric this year is really well received. I actually pre-sold half of it and now the ladies are coming in to pick up their packages. One was so excited to finally have it - she was clutching the bag like it contained something precious. I guess to a quilter, fabric really is something precious.

Here are just a few photo's of the projects we made from the fabrics. The table runner is made by D. Hall Designs and the bag was made by Theresa, it's the Caspian Purse. Our Winter themed charms from the shops in the Metro Section add to the front of the bag.

I hope everyone gets to participate in this hop, it's one of the biggest Quilting events in Minnesota and one you don't want to miss.

Hope to see you -


Home from my retreat.... totally pumped!!!

Got home last night from 4 days with Laurel (Bear Patch Quilting) at the Atkinson Shop Owners Retreat. This is my 4th time and it just gets better every year.

To just give you a quick insight to what we do at this retreat..... Laugh, Sew, Laugh, Laugh, Discuss, Laugh, Tease, Eat unbelievable meals prepared by a fabulous Chef, Laugh, Discuss, Sew, Sew, Sew, Laugh, Laugh and Eat again.. I think that about describes it.

Actually, the best part is not the eating or sewing, it's having the opportunity to share ideas with some of the nicest and most knowledgeable owners from all over the country. To hear how they are handling this economy, what makes their shop stand out when there are soooooo many to go to. They freely share tips and techniques to help make all our shops a success. For that I want to thank them. The ideas, tip and tools discussed were wonderful.

I will be adding pictures to my next blog, my camera did not exactly take the best. The table settings are worth seeing... Roseann (Rosebuds Cottage) does a fantastic job of setting up "Theme" centerpieces. This time it was and Ice Cream Social and then my fave - Halloween.

I signed Fabric Town up to be part of Terry's "Groovy Girls Club"... this is going to be fun. I will be sending out information about how you can be a "Groovy Girl" soon. (Little hint on what the club is - exclusive patterns for tiny totes, cute purses and much, much more. Let's just say, it in three words Terry Atkinson Designs!!!!)

That's all for right now. Our Quilt Minnesota, State wide Shop Hop starts in 2 hours so I better get a wiggle on and get to the shop. This is a fantastic event and I don't want to miss a minute.

Bye for now

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Classes, Classes, Classes

Spent yesterday with Patti H. working on the new classes for Fall.

I am really excited about the new offerings this time. We will have a few of the "favorites" again but mostly an entire schedule of new things.

It is important to us to try to offer a little something for every skill level. I am a firm believer that if you start on a project that is over your skill level and you get frustrated - it can turn you away from quilting. Nothing wrong in taking it slow until you're comfortable with your 1/4" seams and cutting to be able to move on. Too often novice quilters come in to the shop and ask us why they can't get their "Lone Star" to lay right. One of the reasons is that they've only been quilting for 2 months and haven't mastered their 1/4" and don't know all the tricks. I like to tell them to just take it slow with a log cabin or 9 patch and then we can help choose the next step up. There's nothing more frustrating to a beginner than trying to make something that just won't match up or lay right. (This coming from the voice of experience)

I hope you will all find a few fun classes to take... also Becky will be announcing her next Block of the Month soon. We just ordered all the fabric for the finishing kits and are in the process of picking the remainder of it. If you liked the last one - wait til you see this one.

That's about it for today, gotta go close the windows it's pouring rain out. Hope you have a great day and get some quilting time in.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quilts for all Seasons..

The "Log Cabin Addicts" put on a fantastic show!

Just wanted to show you our booth.

I should have gotten a few pictures before the show started, this is after the first day. We sold alot of things and these photos look slightly "picked over".

Most of what we had in the booth was new and had not been in the shop before.

We got back on Saturday and Jeff and I went in on Sunday and put up new displays.

Stop in and see the wonderful Fall, Halloween and Christmas projects the girls have been working on. We're sure you'll find something you'll want to decorate your home with or even better .... give as a gift.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bemidji with Heide....

Here we are in Bemidji.

"Paul Bunyan and two Babe's"

(just a hint - Heide is the one wearing the sunglasses)

Tomorrow the show starts. We are ready and excited.

If you ever come up this way.... the restaurants are also great. The burgers at the Blue Ox are second to none.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prior Lake Quilter's Guild Meeting

Looking for a fun Guild to join..... Here's one that is perfect for the fun loving quilter.

Last night Becky and I were guest speakers at the Prior Lake Quilter's Guild Meeting.... what a hoot. These ladies, many whom we already know, are a riot. They have more fun and laughs.

They had a show and tell, drawings for prizes and then ice cream sundaes.

We talked a bit then showed off a few runners, toppers and new Fall, Halloween and Christmas items. Becky demonstrated how easy it is to use the "Nine Patch with Attitude" templates. If you shy away from curves... give this pattern a try, you'll be amazed at how easy it is. Before you know it, you'll be the Queen (or King) of Curves.

Thank you to Kate M. for asking us to speak at her meeting.... any time. Thank you Guild members for your warm reception and we look forward to seeing you in the shop.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting ready for my favorite season.....

My favorite season has always been Fall. Coming from New England where the most wonderful Autumn colors are, it's no wonder.

I love the corn stalks, pumpkins and the best is the warm rich tones of the fall fabrics. This is the season of rusts, reds, deep greens, golden yellows and mustard shades.

BUT... even better than that is Halloween. I have always loved to decorate and get into the spooky, crazy stuff. I'm not into the gore or the scary... just the cute fun decorations.

Our Halloween block of the month has really taken off. 12 of the cutest blocks. Check it out on our website.

Right now I'm making this cute little wool ghost pincushion. I doubt I'll use it for pins, I plan on putting it in a shelf with some other Halloween treasures.

At the end of next week. We'll be re-doing the front of the shop. The ladies have been making some really wonderful fall and halloween table runners, wall hangings and toppers. We will also be putting up some new Christmas things. There will be more to come but right now we have a nice selection to help you get a jump on the holidays.

Stop by the shop and check out the newest lines. One of the Christmas lines we got in a few weeks ago is Northwoods Botanicals by Holly Taylor. We've made up a table runner and topper from it and they've been very well received. If you like Deep Cranberry, Dark Sages and Warm
Creams, this line is for you.

Let us help you get ready for the Holidays.

Take care

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New projects and displays.

Having fun setting up some new displays. One of our special customers Karen H. made us a wonderful table runner to display from the Art to Heart book - Garden Song. As usual, all the projects in the book are wonderful. We have the fabrics in and if you like soft, cheerful colors - you'll love these. Lola is also bringing in a wall hanging made from the book.

Mary R. made the fun wool pincushions on the little chair and the strawberry one in front of the book . Need a gift for your quilter friends? Fast and adorable, sure to make anyone a happy recipient.

We're ready to jump into fall and the Holidays. New Halloween, Fall and Christmas runners, toppers and quilts will be going up in the next 2 weeks. Stop in and get a jump on your decorations and gifts. We'll have kits for all the new offerings.

Take care,