Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 1: 'Hugs & Kisses' by Among Brenda's Quilts

For the first day of December, Brenda's newest pattern can be exactly what you need. The pattern comes in 5 sizes so you can have a quilt top ready in a jiffy. Use a jelly roll, come in and get us to cut your stash into 2 1/2" strips or use bits and pieces. Easy enough for beginners or speedy for intermediates. Check it out at

We can make up a kit for you. Just give us a call and tell us the size you want.

Did you know: at Brenda's website you can click on a pattern and see the fabric requirements listed on the back? Bring pieces from your stash that fit the requirements and let us help you find the fabrics to make them into a fabulous quilt.

Get Ready For Christmas

What happened to November? All of a sudden we are at the end!

For the 24 days before Christmas I will add an idea for your Christmas list. Maybe consider it a quilter's advent calendar. Show family and friends who need ideas. See something new you would like to try. Stop by for a minute of respite during the hectic holiday preparations. Catch up when the snowflakes fly and you want to dream. Whichever way you use it, enjoy!

I am off to guild first thing tomorrow so I may decide to post December 1 tonight before I go to bed (seeing I am not a morning person and need to be on time tomorrow). Otherwise I will have it posted soon after Nellie's breakfast, somewhere between 7 and 9 am, depending on how late she will allow me to sleep in.

Are you ready?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Asian Fabric magazine, Issue 17

The latest edition of the magazine arrived today. There are 3 copies available so email asap if you want one reserved.

This issue is popular as there is a catalog of the fall releases included. Plus, it has the lovely patterns featuring Asian prints in unique settings. Check out

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Erin McMorris 'Wildwood'

Just arrived 5 minutes ago...

We received 5 bolts of this wonderful fabric from a newish designer to Free Spirit. The bright pink and lime green will make wonderful fun quilts for girls, spring purses or a birthday gift bag to use in winter months.

There are some Amy Butler fabrics on order that will co-ordinate with these colours to extend the range of fabrics to use in a quilt. (They say you need 5 to 7 fabrics for a quilt top.) As usual, these ones are still to come.

This is my first attempt at posting a photo to accompany the blog....if you see it , it worked.

Lucky Day Sale

Friday November 13

Why should this be an unlucky day? Let's make it your lucky day if you are planning a new quilt project! If you are working or tied up with appoinments all day, call us and we will make special arrangements for your lucky day on the closest available day of your choice.

Here is how it works:

1. Bring a book/pattern or buy a book/pattren that day,
2. choose and buy all the fabric for the top and binding.
3. After completing parts 1 and 2, pay for your purchase and receive a 20% discount.

Another way to name this is the 'Make Your Own Kit Sale'.

Email if you have any questions.