Friday, January 25, 2013


There's nothing like a delivery of new fabric to brighten up a snowy snowy day, especially when the fabric is called Sunstreaks!  Here is a peek of the 26 bolts straight out of the cartons:

And more

The line is designed by Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman.  There are lots of our favourite Kaufman colours in this new design.  It is non-directional so it will work in many patterns.  I checked on their website for a free pattern but didn't find anything yet.  I wonder how they will look with Kona solids?

Also in the shipment were other fun fabrics.  This one reminds me of warmer days to come. 

Baseball cats at the park. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop

Celebrate small local business.  "Visit Your Local Quilt Shop' day was started by the FabShop network to show support for quilt shop owners.  It is a challenge to compete with big chain stores but we work to provide the customer service that makes quilting a wonderful global community.  I've always thought that whenever you meet a quilter on your travels, you always are meeting a friend. 
This year we are stretching the one day to three.  This is Canada and it is winter so you cannot count on good travelling weather on a specific day.  This way you have 3 days to choose.

I am working on something unusual for me, a 2 month calendar of classes.  It  will be ready for tomorrow.  Ela and Karen have been directed to make me stay on task if I wander off and start to do something else.  I will be teaching in London in the morning so need to get it done as soon as possible.

Here are the 3 draw prizes I have chosen.  You get a ballot with any purchase.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013!

Thank you to all who supported our efforts in serving your quilting needs.  Without customer support a business does not thrive.  In 2013, we will continue to help you create the quilts of your dreams.

Today I have started counting the inventory.  It will take most of the week so bear with us if you come.  Things might look mixed up but we will get it looking organized as soon as possible.
As always, when I count I remove things that are not moving or need to be replaced.  The sale bolts will be expanding as I have added reds and 1800s reproductions so far today.  There are lots of fat quarters to add already. 
I'd better get back to work so there is less to do tomorrow.
Happy New Year!