Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
We arrived in Oregon on Wednesday and stopped at some more stores. Holly Hill in West Linn is a must see if you are in town. The displays are amazing!
Thursday we started the day at a local antique mall, called Montecellos. We saw some great pieces but they don't ship so the next trip will have to be with a bigger car. Then it was on to more stores. One of them was Pine Needles in Lake Oswego.
Thursday night they have Sample Spree. The best part is being able to pre-buy some fat quarter bundles of the fabric lines we are ordering.
Friday morning the convention center opens and the fun begins. Aisles and aisles of fabric, pattern, book and notions vendors. It started at row 300 and ended at aisle 2100. We ordered and ordered and I am excited about all of the great things we will be bringing to you in the near future. Our plan is to have lots of new kits ready by the Quilt Run in June. Keep checking back for updates. Here are some of the highlights:
These two patterns were adorable! What kid wouldn't want a barn full of animals to carry around with them? We kitted this one today and expect it to be a big hit.
We brought home some of these great Halloween and Christmas stocking patterns.
Children and doll patterns were all the rage. Expect to see more of these. What girl wouldn't want to wear a matching outfit with her doll?
Can I just say, tooooo cute! We are exploring the idea of selling these sewing tables. They were very sturdy and affordable.
How can you not fall in love with MODA? We ordered Full lines from Bunny Hill, Minick and Simpson, Fig Tree and some pieces from other lines.
Ordered Nancy Halversons new line and book. All the projects are great as always.
We purchased Lots of new bag patterns and fabrics to make them.
Look for this new stitching program that Pamala will be in charge of.
We saw the new Block of the Month we are starting in October. The quilt is so beautiful in person.
Debbie from Wooden Spool designs has some great new sampler patterns and we have them all, plus lots more from her. She was a great hostess and I can't wait to visit her again.
Believe it or not, this was just a summary. We came back with lots more, including inspiration and ideas for so much more.
Can't wait to see you in the store.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Beth and I were invited to stay at our friend Debbie's house and attend Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon. She is the designer of Wooden Spool Designs. We decided to make it a Road trip and stop at stores on the way.
Our first stop was Roxanne's in Carpenteria. What a fun shop. And the ladies were so nice.
We started on Tuesday morning so a lot has happened since then. Today we are going to market. I will post more about our adventures later this evening so stay tuned.
Friday, May 10, 2013
There is still room in the strings quilt class tomorrow. I thought I would make a sweet little baby quilt for my new niece. Here is the first block. Learn how to control the colors to make a secondary square pattern.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
A kids camp with a slumber party theme! Come learn how to sew while making all the things you need to take to a slumber party. A personalized pillowcase, pajamas, sleep mask and a personalized tote to carry it all in. You will also make a surprise gift to give away. The class price includes your very own sewing machine to keep, a personalized case with basic sewing supplies, all the fabrics and notions to make the projects, snacks and drinks for the week, and a pizza party on Friday. You bring a sack lunch Monday-Thursday, a plain white Tshirt, and a smile, because we are going to have fun! The dates are July 22-26th from 10AM to 4PM each day. The cost is $250.00 (sewing machine included)
We are hosting a mystery weekend in July. We rented a space in our building to accommodate everyone so we could have a great space for sewing. Come Friday July 19th from 5PM to 10PM. Return Saturday to sew from 10AM to 10PM, then Sunday from 10AM to 2PM. The price of $125 includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, continental breakfast on Sunday, snacks, drinks, prizes, gifts and of course lots of fun! Sign up soon and reserve a space.
Becky teaches a monthly bag class the first Friday of each month. The class is only $20. She is a great teacher who, loves to show you new techniques. The June class features a purse that is made by ironing your fabrics on to a fusible grid first. Come learn this technique while making an adorable purse. Stay tuned for pictures of the July bag.
By Special request she will also be teaching this carryall purse on May 30th
Our first mesh-enger bag class was a huge success. It's being offered again on Saturday, June 8th for only $15. We carry a variety of colors of the mesh.
Pamala is teaching the Eagles Tablerunner class May 31st. Learn a fast way to make flying geese and hour glass blocks.
There is still room in this Saturdays string class.
We were able to get more red fabric allowing for a few more open spots in Saturday soirée. Let us know if you want one as this colorway has been very popular.
Have you always wanted to learn some crazy embroidery stitches? Karol will be teaching a class July 11th from 10am to 4pm.
Need some inspiration or a new project to work on? How about a minkee cow? Come see all the colors of minkee we carry as well as this fun cow print. How about a little summer outfit for that princess in your life. We've also got some great new kits.
We hope to see you soon!