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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Aurifil thread sets; Quilts of Valor; Secret Siblings; our youngest customer ever!

We were blessed with three new Aurifil thread sets this week.  The colors are glorious for that fall themed project!  

We received "Chestnut"; "Ice Cube" and "Strawberry" sets.  I love thread sets.  Twelve big spools of super yummy Aurifil thread (1,422 yards per spool).  

These sets are 100% Egyptian cotton 50 weight thread. YUMMY! 

I love when patterns include something else.  This week's newest pattern is called "It's Good to be Square" by Quilter's Dreams.  

This is not just a quilt pattern.  A table runner and wall hanging patterns are also included.  YIPPEE!!  

I personally love anything Mary Engelbreit.  Her fabric collection from Quilting Treasures is adorable.  

We received another bolt of "Tea Time" this week: white teacups 'tossed' on a black background.  How cute is this? 

If you've known me for more than five minutes, you know "Quilts of Valor" is very near and dear to my heart.  

For the second year, the shop provided all materials needed to make as many "Quilts of Valor" as our checkbook would allow!  

We were blessed with 17 quilters willing to make a Q.O.V. and longarm quilters who donated their talents to get everything quilted.  

The "Quilts of Valor" Foundation is very specific on what can be used and what size each quilt can be. 

When finished (pieced, quilted and bound), each quilt is washed (without fabric softener) and dried (without a dryer sheet) to be given to a soldier touched by war.  

Each quilt has it's own 'presentation case' which is washed and dried in the same manner. 

This year's pattern is called "Square Dance" from the Winter 2013 issue of Quilting Quickly.  It's also a tutorial by Jenny Doan called "Square in a Square".  

We used "Because of the Brave" charm packs and patriotic strips for each quilt.  

Sherryl and Karen returned their finished quilts on Wednesday.  We love their quilts and know the recipient will too.  

I'll post pictures of the rest of our Quilts of Valor as they're turned in.  

Thanks, Sherryl for quilting these for us.  You both did a great job.  
Sherryl's Quilt of Valor she made and quilted 

close up of Sherryl's Q.O.V. 

Karen's Quilt of Valor she returned Wednesday 

close up of Karen's Q.O.V. 

We love "Show and Tell" each see what our customers are working on and to get inspiration from their projects! 

Vickie B. brought in this holiday themed quilt she recently finished.
Vickie's friend Marney embroidered words on several of the center blocks with her embroidery machine to give this quick a little extra holiday cheer! 

Thanks, Vickie for sharing this super yummy quilt with us.  
Vickie's holiday themed quilt 

close up of some of the embroidered words 

"Secret Siblings" is in full swing.  Dorothy received this adorable keepsake box and gift certificate from her s/s this week!  

We have a new shop record.  Our youngest customer ever was in the shop yesterday.  

Nine day old Kaylee Ann (with her Mom, Sandy) stopped by yesterday to see what we were doing!  

O.k, so maybe Kaylee wasn't here to shop, maybe we were dying to see her and couldn't wait any longer!  

Whichever story you believe, we were thrilled to meet Kaylee Ann (who endured our oohing and aahhing and let us hold her until it was time to eat).  

Welcome to P-Dub's, Kaylee Ann.  Come back anytime.  We loved meeting you.  

Sandy and Miss Kaylee Ann 

Sandy (and sleepy) Miss Kaylee Ann 

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