We hosted a mystery quilt weekend and WOW! It was fun! The ladies arrived Friday evening to get started. They didn't know what they were making, but they had been given the fabric and cutting requirements ahead of time so they could get started. Our theme was summer picnic, and they arrived to find a summer basket with a personalized strawberry name tag on it. They also received a Creative Grids ruler and marking pen, which were important tools for the quilt. Each day they arrived to find a gift on the table for them. Mason jars, pin cushions and pinwheels.
It wouldn't be a quilt weekend without food, snacks, games and prizes! Pamala was the hostess for the weekend and she had some great games, that brought lots of laughter. While the ladies were sewing, she ran bingo games and drawings for prizes. Mystery quilts are done in steps so you don't know what your final quilt will look like until you are on the last step. Pamala would hand out steps to the ladies as they requested them. It was great to see all the different fabric selections. Each block looked so different.
Beth transformed a plain white room in to a cozy get away. And a special thanks to Sandy for the cookies and Carmel corn, and Danielle and Lanae for making banners.
They sewed all day Saturday and until 2pm on Sunday. It was a wonderful weekend, and everyone was sad when it came to an end. The good news is that today we announced our next event for March 21-23, 2014. We are taking deposits and already have 20 signed up. If you think you would like to come, call or come in soon.
We have kids camp starting this week. It will be exciting to see them learn.
Lisa from Primitive Gatherings will be here August 5th to teach one if her new wool projects. We have a few spaces left, so call the store to reserve a space if you are interested.
Later this week, there will be more information on a new Stitching club that Pamala is starting. New class additions to the schedule and more... So stay tuned.
We look forward to seeing you in the store.