Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fabric Clearance Sale!

August 29 - September 2

All sale fabric $4.00 yard
Finish the bolt for $3.00 yard

All other sale items will be 50% off original prices

There are over 180 bolts on sale and I keep adding new.  Shop early for best selection.

We have a surprise coming in December and need to make room for some remodeling.  I can't tell you what it is yet but I am sure you all will LOVE it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Let's get this party started.....

The Aunt Grace Garden Party that is!

Sarah delivered the newest BOM quilt yesterday and it is so pretty!  This one will meet for six months starting on September 13th at 6 p.m.  (We will take December off.)

There is lots to learn with this new project.  A personal favorite of mine, English Paper Piecing,

 a variety of applique techniques

 as well as good old piecing. 

The class fee includes all the fabric for the top and binding as well as the pattern.

 In addition you will receive two exclusive bonus patterns

and a tote bag to carry it all to class in.

 If you would like more information give me a call at (217) 774-3484.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Red Barns

We are getting ready to start a new BOM in September.  The quilt is Little Red Barns by the Quilt Company.  Our version is made with Civil War Reproductions.  I LOVE this quilt!  Here is a sneak peek!

Do you LOVE it too?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Have you Twisted yet?

I love pinwheel patterns and the Twister tool that has taken the quilting world by storm makes it super easy.

I went from this........

to this........

Only cutting and sewing squares!  It couldn't be easier!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Maybe I have....

fallen off the face of the planet that is!  At least that's how it seems some days.  We have been so busy both at the shop and home.  The East Central Illinois Shop Hop is over and was a huge success.   Over 250 quilters came through the shop as they "hopped" their way around central Illinois.  It was great to see return "hoppers" as well as new.

Right after the Shop Hop was over we were on to the Shelby County 4H fair.  It was a sweltering week but both my kids had a super fair!  Congratulations to Kelly who won a best of show and reserve champion trohpy with her quilt.  It also earned her a trip to the State Fair later this month.

She did a wonderful job.  It was a buggy barn pattern, although it looks nothing like the one in the book.  She chose all her own fabric and did the quilting on the long arm herself.  I couldn't be more proud of her-she is well on her way to being an outstanding quilter!

Congratulations to Ryan also!  He earned a best of show and a trip to the State Fair with his small engine project.  I can't wait to take them next week.  They are NOT getting me on the sky tram ride this year though!!!

{Note: I started this post, several times, before the fair.  The fair is now over and both kids did wonderful.  We had a full day yesterday with beautiful weather and lots of walking....and NO they did not get me on that sky tram ride!}

I have managed to get some sewing in as well.  I finished up a new Chrismas wall hanging......

I made this applique quilts using a new panel of from Lakehouse.....

I used the classic "Sidelights" Pattern for some new Oriental Fabric that we got in....

These four placemat are made from a new fall panel.....

Now it's time to starting thinking about quilt shows, Effingham in September and our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Days Show!  Hopefully the next blog post won't take quite as long!