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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Inventory Reduction Sale next week

Just a reminder the shop will be closed tomorrow, December 26th to spend time with family. 

Our annual end of the year "Inventory Reduction Sale" will be 9:00 a.m .to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, December 28th-31st (7:00 p.m Wednesday).  We'll be closed January 1st for inventory and re-open January 2nd as usual.  

We're also offering "Open Sew" next week so, bring something you'd like to work on and hang out with us at the shop. 

Sweetness and I would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season.  

Merry Christmas!  

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Go! Big cutters; dies; adult coloring books; Frivols; Needle Beetles; Bloc Loc rulers; celebrating Christmas


We're proud to announce our shop is now an
"Authorized AccuQuilt Signature Retailer".  That's a fancy way of saying we have the electric Go! Big cutters.  

They arrived on Thursday and, they're going fast! We also re-stocked 30 different dies we'd sold out of so, we now have a total of 125 AccuQuilt dies to choose from.  

We also have the five specialty dies for the Go! Big cutter:  10" Square, Double Wedding Ring, Snail's Trail, Churn Dash and Circles.  

If one of these fabulous cutters is on your Christmas list, please remind Mr. Claus we have them in stock! 
Go! Big electric cutter 

Go! Big electric cutter ready to use! 

four of the five specialty dies for the Go! Big cutter 

Circles, Rag, Numbers and several strip dies 

more AccuQuilt dies that arrived this week

Log Cabin and Snowflake dies for  Go! cutters 

AccuQuilt's Alphabet die set 

Hunter Star, Kite, Flying Geese and 3" Squares dies 

Ohio Star die 

four adult coloring books we received this week 
fabric markers by Tulip 

Adult coloring is all the rage these days.  It's spread like wildfire all over the country. 

I loved to color as a little girl...I still do. 

This week, we received four different adult coloring book, fabric markers and gel pens.....just in time for the holidays.  

What a great way to relax after the festivities are coloring.  

We sold out of the gel pen sets thus, no picture.   We've re-ordered more so hopefully, they'll be here soon.  More coloring books are also on the way!  

We received a bunch of other nifty stuff this week: a new pre-cuts book; Frivols; Needle Beetles, and Bloc Loc rulers (individual sizes and several sets).  
Smash Your Precut Stash book that includes 13 quilt patterns 

Frivols #5 is here and ready to go to their forever home. 

Needle Beetle needle threaders in yellow, green and red 

different size sets of Bloc Loc rulers 

seven sizes of individual Bloc Loc Rulers 

"Secret Siblings" have been very busy this month..........
Sharon opens a big box from her Secret Sibling..........

a tote bag for her new Go! cutter 

Pat's "secret sibling" also left something for her.....

a memory box with angels on the top 

Dorothy loves her new Americana Christmas tree ornament 
Vicki's 'sibling' gave her a gift certificate for a spool of Aurifil and a charm pack 

Dorothy loves the Americana strip set Pat gave her for Christmas 

Vicki's birthday quilt now quilted and bound.  Gorgeous! 

tree skirt Vicki's friend Jill made using Kansas Troubles prints 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Do you have this fabric? Cosmo Cricket by Moda

Do you have this fabric in your stash?  It's "Circa 1934 Cosmo Cricket" by Moda from several years ago.  

One of our customers needs 1/2 yard of it to finish a project.  

If you have this print and would be willing to help out a fellow quilter, please let me know. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Extended hours through December

Just a quick reminder the shop will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (almost) every day through the end of December (closed Sundays).  

December 16th through the 19th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m . (7:00 p.m Wednesday) 

December 21st, 22nd and 23rd:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m Wednesday) 

Christmas Eve:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

We will be closed December 25th and 26th.    

December 28th through 31st:  9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m Wednesday).   

Happy Holidays!  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Show and Tell; 145 Soldiers, 145 quilts, Secret Siblings; Farm Girl Vintage club

Sue W. brought in this double handed potholder she recently made.  She works in a school cafeteria and needed a bigger potholder for handling large pots out of the oven.

I think Sue said she made the pattern up using the measurements of the pots she was using.  

How inventive!  Thanks, Sue for sharing your invention with us! 

Lynn brought in this place mat she made recently finished.  We love the Dresden Plate motif and all the different colors.  

the back of Lynn's placemat 

Aimee P. brought in her finished "Bow Tucks Tote" bag she made during one of our recent classes.  

Thanks, Aimee for letting us see the finished project! 

Last Saturday's "Coffee and Quiche" class resulted in some gorgeous pie plate holders made by Dorothy and Sharon.  

Rosemary will be teaching this class again in 2016 so, stay tuned.  

Dorothy and Sharon's "Coffee and Quiche" pie plate holders 

Rosemary's "Coffee and Quiche" pie plate holder 

We were honored to participate in the presentation of quilts to the 276th Engineering Company in Pierce City, MO. last Sunday, December 6th.  

This company of 145 soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan and returned home last December (2014).   

December 6th was "family day" at the armory; husbands, wives, children and parents were in attendance to fellowship and eat together.  

No one knew we were presenting the soldiers with quilts until the announcement was made.  

What a wonderful feeling to hand a complete stranger a quilt and thank them for their service to our country.  

We heard lots of stories about quilts made by grandmothers and their favorite blankets as children. 

"Thanks" to Sweetness, Sharon, Dorothy and Lee for representing the shop during the presentation.  

"Thank You" to Tanya P. for organizing everything and to everyone who made a quilt (it took more than a year to get all the quilts made).  

Needless to say, the soldiers were very happy with their quilts.  

Karen M. shared a wonderful English Paper Piecing book with me during the quilt retreat in October.  

I immediately ordered "All Points Patchwork" but, it was out of stock, back ordered until eternity!  

I was thrilled when the big brown truck left a box full of them on Friday.  

This is a great book full of nifty English Paper Piecing patterns.  

We also received the latest issue of Fons and Porter's "Quilting Quickly".  

"Secret Siblings" have been busy this month. Pat, Cathy and Dorthy each received gifts from their 'sibling':  
the teapot set Pat received from her 'secret sibling" 

Cathy received this Christmas towel from her 'sibling' 

and notepad that says "All you need is Love and Christmas cookies"

Dorothy received this ornament from her 'secret sibling"

The "Farm Girl Vintage" club meets the second Saturdays of the month.  We make a block each month from this wonderful book.  

We also offer a block exchange for those who make an extra block each month.  

Dorothy, Pat, Lynn and Sharon are holding the blocks they each received in yesterday's exchange.  

Cathy decided to make both sizes (6" and 12") of the
"Farm Girl" blocks we've made so far (n
o one said it but, we were all thinking "overachiever").  

I had to get a picture of her blocks while she was here yesterday.  

Thanks, Cathy for sharing with us.  We love your blocks! 

Sheila has been very busy making Christmas gifts. She also brought in a project her daughter completed for a school assignment.  

Thanks, Sheila for sharing your embroidery projects with us.  We know they'll make great Christmas gifts. 

Sheila's daughter made this for a school assignment