Saturday, March 26, 2011

We're thinking birds...

Another Quilt Tour is over! We have had a busy couple of days, handing out block patterns and showing off our bird nest quilt- we're excited about how it turned out! Hopefully all our local quilters have had a chance to check out all 14 shops and gotten some inspiration from all the amazing quilts on display. Below is a picture of our quilt, in case you missed it:
Now for some store updates- this new line from Moda is called Dominique II, and it features deep red, chocolate brown, and black, with a bird and leaf motif (Birds are a popular theme these days, aren't they?). We've kitted up some tablerunners for a great housewarming gift or addition to your dining room.

Bright colors, a scroll motif, and roosters- we say it's a perfect combination! This line from Henry Glass & Co., called Early Riser, already has some fans in the quilters who've come to visit the shop this week. Apron, anyone? We are thinking tablerunner, tote bag, or even throw quilt...there are tons of possibilities.

We hope you enjoyed the Quilt Tour and will have fun creating some bird nest blocks to show off.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Birds of a Feather

We are just a week away from the Tri-County Quilt Tour event, so we hope you have your travel route planned and your quilting friends have cleared their schedules to join in the fun!

Our bird themed pin cushion is ready to go...we've got some fun and colorful hand-dyed wool for these kits so you'll want to choose a color that suits your style!

We've had boxes and boxes of new fabric arriving - and our Clubhouse block of the month kicks off this Saturday so we have lots of new projects underway. Some new trims - birds (of course), tractors, ladybugs and snowmen...and a few decorative buttons and charms to add to the mix.

This strawberry ensemble could have you in the mood for strawberry shortcake - we've got a great table cloth and tea towel set that is a great gift item - just hem and go - a great bridal shower gift tucked into a picnic basket?

Hope to see you soon in between the rainstorms!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Christmas in April

Why start thinking about Christmas when it's only March, you ask? Well, one reason is because the weather seems to be changing seasons on us daily (isn't it springtime yet?). But a more exciting reason is the new holiday Block of the Month program at Two Thimbles. This monthly club will start up in April and finish up in November, just in time for the holidays!

The finished product is a 62" x 62", a good sized wall-hanging or throw, perfect for a holiday gift or decoration. The club will meet the first Friday of each month from 1-4 pm for instruction and sewing time. The cost is $24.95 per month and includes the pattern and fabric for that month. Please call or email if you'd like more information- we're looking forward to get this club underway!

On another note, our quilt is on display for the upcoming Tri-County Quilt Tour 2011: "Birds of a Feather". This annual event consists of 14 local shops, each of which designs a block then makes up their own version of the quilt using the blocks of all the participating stores. The result is 14 fabulous quilts, all of which are completely unique. We took a modern approach to ours- you'll have to stop in and see for yourself!

Happy Stitching!