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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hidden Treasures of the Ozarks shop hop

"Hidden Treasures of the Ozarks" shop hop is tomorrow and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our shop; The Quilted Garden in Aurora and The Thistle in Pierce City. 

Buy a $5 passport at any of the three shops to 
receive a fabric bundle and free block pattern from each shop.  

Passport holders also receive 20% off one cut of regularly priced fabric (one yard minimum). 

Get your passport stamped at all three shops and leave at the last shop visited.  Passports stamped at all three shops are eligible for a $50 gift certificate from each shop.  

Gift certificate winners will be drawn on May 8th at the shop owner's meeting. 

See you tomorrow (or Saturday-or both)! 
P-Dub and Sweetness 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Aurifil thread on sale

Just a quick reminder the shop will be open tomorrow, April 29th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Tomorrow only:  all big spools of Aurifil thread will be $11.99 each. 

See you tomorrow! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Summer Breeze; Storybook Playtime; Row by Row; Lady Slipper Lodge, Union Blues; Sticks and Stones; Secret Sisters; Show and Tell!

That's a long title for this posting but lots of nifty stuff has been going on in the shop.   

We received 11 bolts of "Summer Breeze III" by Sentimental Studios (for Moda) but are expecting more of this collection next week.  I can't wait! 

This has been a very popular line.  We sold out of the pre-cuts twice and had to re-order.  Some pre-cuts are still available with another printing coming in July.

Summer Breeze III by Sentimental Studios for Moda 

 Calling all 1930's fans:  We received these prints of "Storybook Playtime" by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabric this week.  More of this collection is expected soon.  

1930's prints:  Storybook Playtime.  How cute are these? 

This print of "1930's Playtime" by Chloe's Closet was delivered this week. We also have this print on red and green colorways.  

Fabrics for "Row by Row" are still arriving.  This year's theme is "water". 

this week's Row by Row prints 

English Paper Piecing has taken us by storm!  Vickie C. suggested this book for the shop.  It's full of nifty patterns and designs for E.P.P.  

Thanks, Vickie for the suggestion! This is a great book. 
English Paper Piecing book by Jaynette Huff 
Sometimes when the big brown truck arrives, there's a surprise inside.  These "Lady Slipper" batiks by Holly Taylor were this week's surprise. 
Lady Slipper batiks by Holly Taylor 
"Union Blues" fat quarter bundles finally arrived this week.  We'd previously received the layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolls and mini-charms of this collection but were waiting (impatiently) for these bundles!  

This collection are by Barbara Brackman for Moda. The fat eighth bundles are coming soon.  

Union Blues fat quarter bundles by Barbara Brackman for Moda 

We get downright giddy when batik pre-cuts include layer cakes.  

This week's source of giddy was "Sticks and Stones" batik pre-cuts by Laundry Basket Quilts...including layer cakes!  Yippee!  

Sticks and Stones pre-cuts by Laundry Basket Quilts 
Sherryl was using an 45 mm Olfa ergonomic rotary cutter in her class last Saturday.  Dorothy saw it and wanted one! 

We now have them in stock (and their replacement blades).  

Apparently I have a new addiction:  tote bags.  I guess I should say, tote bag patterns!  

These patterns from "Pink Sand Beach Designs" are super cute and super easy to make.  Some are fat quarter friendly, some use jelly roll strips.  I love the background scenes of these patterns as much as the totes! 

According to the titles of these patterns, I think the designer travels a lot:  Newport Bag; Tahoe Tote; Riviera Handbag; Fiji Tote, London City Bag and Bermuda Bag.  

new tote patterns by Pink Sand Beach Designs 

more new tote patterns by Pink Sand Beach Designs

We L-O-V-E Moda Scrap Bags.  They're full of nifty Moda fabric and they're a great value.  

These are great for making scrap quilts; placemats; wall hangings; tote bags (see patterns above); or anything else that uses strips.  

We received two cases of Scrap Bags this week. YIPPEE!!  One case was "Lady Slipper Lodge" scraps, the other case was an assortment of other collections.  

Moda Scrap Bags

Karen brought in some projects for "Show and Tell" Wednesday.  These are wool appliqued projects she recently finished. 

Thanks, Karen for sharing with us!  We love these wall hangings.  

Karen also brought in this quilt she recently finished for a family member.  How cute is this?

quilt Karen made for a family member 

the back of Karen's quilt pictured above 

Gina B. brought in this quilt she made for her daughter's graduation present.  This is Gina's first quilt and she designed it herself. 

She cut out the letters of "The Serenity Prayer" by hand and appliqued them along the border. Wow! What a task.  

After getting the top made, she quilted it using her sewing machine.  

This is a fabulous quilt. My camera did not capture the intricate details of this beauty.  

Thanks, Gina for letting us see this wonderful creation.  We know your daughter will cherish it forever.  
graduation quilt Gina made for her daughter 
the back of Gina's first quilt 

"Secret Sisters" strikes again:  Vicki; Shirley and Nola received gifts left by their 'sister' yesterday.  
Vicki's 'sister' gave her a rotating mat

Shirley's 'sister' gave her two books 

and some apple ornaments 

Nola's 'sister' gave her two hot pads. 

We love "Sit and Sew" on Saturdays.  Everyone brings something they're working on and we try to "get-r-done"....that is, if we can stop talking and laughing long enough to get anything done! 

Pat, Dorothy and Vicki working on their projects! 

Sharon has been bitten by the English Paper Piecing bug!  She made this sample of 1/2" hexagons for the E.P.P. display in the shop.  

Holy cow!  This is really small.  Gorgeous but small!!! 
Sharon's 1/2"  English Paper Pieced hexagons. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Big fabric sale tomorrow!

We've received so much new fabric we're running out of room so, we're having a big sale!  

Tomorrow only, April 18th, all regularly priced fabric will be 20% off (including batiks and 108" backings). All 'clearance' fabric will be $1/yard off. 

"Hidden Treasures of the Ozarks" shop hop passports ($5) will be available to pre-purchase tomorrow at any of the three participating shops.  

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

all fat quarters on sale tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder the shop will be open tomorrow, April 15th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Tomorrow only:  all regularly priced fat quarters will be $2.50 each, all "Clearance" fat quarters will be $1.50 each.  

See you tomorrow! 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Shop Hop blocks; E.P.P.; Quick Curve Ruler class; new stuff; Mr. and Mrs. Always Right!

It's hard to believe our spring shop hop is less than three weeks away. It will be here before you know it! This hop's theme is "red, white and blue".  YIPPEE!!  

This is the table runner Sharon made using each shop's blocks.  Our block is the "Wonky Log Cabin" 
on the right end.  

$5 passports will be available at all three shops (P-Dub's; The Quilted Garden in Aurora and The Thistle in Pierce City) on April 18th.  

The "Hidden Treasures of the Ozarks" spring shop hop will be May 1st and 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days!  
Hidden Treasures of the Ozarks Spring Shop Hop blocks. 
 Several of our customers have been bitten by the English Paper Piecing bug (aka E.P.P.)!  

Vickie brought in two of her E.P.P. projects for "Show and Tell" Wednesday.  These are adorable!  

Thanks, Vickie for sharing with us! We love these and will try to get the patterns.  

Sherryl's second "Quick Curve Ruler" class was held yesterday.  

Sharon, Dorothy and Juanita completed their "Metro Rings" block so, we had to have a picture!  

Great job ladies!  Keep up the good work! 
Sharon, Dorothy and Juanita's second Quick Curve Ruler blocks 
 Juanita brought in her block from the first Quick Curve Ruler class.  She wasn't able to finish it during class but got 'er done and brought in for "Show and Tell" yesterday.  

Thanks, Juanita for sharing your block with us!  We love the "Turning Leaves" fabric.  

The big brown truck stopped by several times this week!  I love that big brown truck! 

We received several patterns specifically designed for charm packs and jelly rolls.  

Whether you're making placemats, wall hangings or quilts, these patterns are great for beginners.  

placemat and quilt patterns using pre-cuts 

quilt patterns using charm packs 

wall hanging pattern by Kansas Troubles and Baby themed quilt labels 

Sharon's been doing a lot of hand work (she's been bitten by the E.P.P.bug) and wanted a comfortable thimble.  

She fell in love with the "Skin Thimble" she found at another shop and suggested we carry them for our E.P.P. customers. 

We not only have the "Skin Thimble" but the "Pieced Hexies" kit by Paper Pieces which includes seven different E.P.P. templates.  
Pieced Hexies kit and Skin Thimble 

The waiting is finally over!  The pre-cuts of "Lady Slipper Lodge" by Holly Taylor arrived this week. We ordered these in November and have been anxiously awaiting their arrival ever since.  

We also ordered (almost) the entire line of these fabrics on the bolt (which should arrive around the end of April??).

In the meantime, the layer cakes, jelly rolls, charm packs and mini-charms of this gorgeous collection are finally here!  YIPPEE!!  

I pulled a few strings and was able to get more "Summer Breeze" jelly rolls and mini-charms this week.  

They sold out the second day we had them and they were out of stock at the warehouse so, I had to get creative!  

Needless to say, they're here and are ready to be made into something fabulous! 

The fabric on the bolt of this collection will be here tomorrow.  YIPPEE!  These are by Sentimental Studios for Moda.  
Summer Breeze layer cakes, jelly rolls, charm packs and mini-charms 
We're both anxious and excited about this year's Row By Row event which starts June 21st  This year's theme is "water". 

Several fabric manufacturers have designed entire collections around this year's theme.  

We were luck enough to receive two more prints of it this week.  

new Row By Row fabrics by Timeless Treasures 
These are by Timeless Treasures specifically designed for Row by Row.  

How cute are these?  
close up of a Row By Row print 

We never know who might walk into the shop....... 
Mr. and Mrs. "Always Right" 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Secret Sisters, Summer Breeze, Beary Happy Birthday, Thangles, Crochet Man strikes again!

"Beary Happy Birthday" prints arrived this week.  The brightly colored balloons really pop against the black, light blue and white backgrounds.  

These are perfect for a birthday themed project.  

"Thangles" arrived this week!  These are great for making half square (and quarter square) triangles. 

They're very economical and take all the math out of making HST!.  

We received several different sizes as well as patterns, kits and a Block of the Month kit.  

Thangles kits 

Thangles setting kit and Block of the Month patterns 

Charm packs are super popular for quick and easy projects .  I recently discovered "Little Charmers" patterns which are specifically designed for using them.  

Each pattern can be enlarged for the size you need for your project.  

"Summer Breeze III" pre-cuts sold out almost as fast as it came in so, we re-ordered.  The charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls and mini-charms came in this week.  YIPPPEE!!  

We're expecting fabric on the bolt of this collection to arrive any day.  These prints are by Sentimental Studios for Moda.  

Other new stuff that came in:  "Quilt Blocks" tote with handles, square bottom and zipper top; Thergonomic Hand-Aids; Quilt Tags and new AccuQuilt Go! cutter dies.  

4 7/8" triangles and 2 1/2" squares dies for Go! cutters. 

"Secret Sisters" has started off with a bang!  Pat, Kay, Dorothy and Sharon received gifts from their 'sister' yesterday.  


Crochet Man stopped by yesterday for "Show and Tell" of his latest afghan he designed and crocheted.  

He'll be doing a demo of this pattern on May 2nd during the shop hop so, bring a crochet hook and thread to learn how to make this gorgeous afghan.  

Stay tuned for details! 

Dorothy also brought in something for Show and Tell yesterday.  She bought the "Schoolhouse" die for her Go! cutter and appliqued onto different colored blue backgrounds.  

We have a soft spot in our heart for little red schoolhouses so, Dorothy almost didn't make it out of the shop with her quilt!  

Great job, Dorothy!  Keep up the good work! 

the back of Dorothy's Little Red Schoolhouse quilt 

 Josey, and her human (Rosemary), stopped by yesterday.  Josey wanted us to see her new jacket! How cute is this?  

Stop by anytime, Josey!  We love all four legged kids! 
Josey and her human, Rosemary

Josey's new jacket, made by her human 

the other side of Josey's new jacket

While she was here, Rosemary brought several projects for Show and Tell.  

We particularly love the last quilt which Rosemary made using batiks.  

Thanks, Rosemary for bringing Josey and sharing your gorgeous quilts.