Thursday, October 29, 2015

More New Stuff

We are so excited to announce Carolyn's visit - we hope you'll reserve this date on your calendar and start planning for a fun couple of days.  We will finalize details before the end of the year - so watch for an update here or on the website.  

How about this charming dress - it's wash and wear knit and the perfect style for little gals that want to dress zippers, no buttons, and comfy too!  We will have the pattern available soon, fabrics are in stock now!

 Matilda Dress Pattern by Violette Fields Threads

Charming Fractions Pattern by Mountainpeek Creations

You'll want to whip up one of these fat quarter friendly quilts soon - these are both patterns you may recognize as we've used them for other store samples.  They are versatile and easy to adjust for the quilt size of your choice.  Halloween isn't over yet....

Intrigue Pattern by Villa Rosa Designs
We've got some great new batiks, backgrounds and other new fabrics loading up the shelves - new treats from quilt market are starting to arrive as well so stop by in between the rain showers!

Bali Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics
Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic

Happy Happy Halloween, and enjoy the chocolate!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Feeling festive?

It is super wet now in Houston, and I'm catching up on details at the hotel now - getting ready for another day tomorrow.  A few classes, some time with fabric reps, walk the show floor and scout for great new stuff... And check out some great quilt exhibits!   Not all bad for sure!  

Sample by Kami Quessenberry
Inspired by Halloween Medallion Quilt Along at Michael Ann Made
Colorblock Quilt
Sample by Lynnsey Heaton
Pattern from "Quilting Every Angle" by Nancy Purvis
Sew Scary Quilt
Free pattern available at Quilting Treasures
Lola Textures and Salsa by Quilting Treasures
 Downtown Houston Friday Morning
Opening of Quilt Market 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Fabric and stuff!

We have been busy unpacking boxes and squeezing new fabric onto the shelves - a few books and a few new samples are finding their places around the store as well.  We've got a great variety of fabrics filling up the store - and the options range the color and style spectrum.
Melbourne from Benartex
latest additions to our australian collection
It's not often that we get to feature a cover quilt in the shop - but we have Tonya's cover quilt (Stash Lab) on display for a bit longer before it heads to Houston for a backdrop and booksigning.  Congratulations Tonya and thanks for sharing!!

lots of fun!
Moda Grunge
Moda Batiks



Of course, it wouldn't hurt to be thinking about an Alice in Wonderland project either...if you are still thinking of joining the challenge, there is still time.  And, if you really like to dual-purpose...maybe a costume for trick-or-treating?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Fabric

We've got even more fun Halloween quilts going up on the walls at the shop - is there a perfect number of festive quilts we should be aiming for?  Here are the latest favorites.  We're thinking something for every occasion.  
Chillingsworth Door Panel

Sew Scary

Fright Night
Other new goodies we have added to the mix include the collectible tins and quilt kits from Moda...these are perfect for someone who needs a quilty gift idea to give or receive!  
Moda Frivols

Moda Frivols 

We've got the strips and strings series of classes underway - and there are spots open in most of the sessions if you think you'd like to stitch up a storm and make a dent in your scrap pile.  Leslie will cover some fun techniques you can add to your skill-set and get a project moving forward.  Lots of project ideas and fun!  Check out our website for more details.  And of course, what would we do without a bit of new fabric inspiration...

Story By Carrie Bloomston

Tiger Lily 

Urban Scandinavian
Enjoy the sewing season!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SUPER SALE and Alice Challenge


TWO days only!  
Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd, 10am-6pm  

Just a couple of weeks ago it was branches and leaves outside the shop....doing a little after the windstorm clean-up.  Now's the time to do some clean-up inside!  

We've got some great deals on selected bolts of fabric!  AND, If you clean-up the bolt, you'll save even more!  We're finding some buried treasures we forgot we had packed away and some retired store samples to add to the mix ~  don't miss your chance on some great savings!  

Join the Alice celebration! 

Here's your chance to recreate a favorite memory from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!  The novel, written by Lewis Carroll in 1865 is marking 150 years in print ~ that's pretty remarkable don't you think?!   To participate, pop in to the shop, pick up 2 fat quarters, pay the $6.00 fee and go home and dream up something fabulous!  The details are up to required fabric, one of your choice from the Alice in Wonderland collection from Windham Fabrics and it's all your imagination from there.  Have some fun creating and we'll plan the tea party...turn in date is December 1st to have items displayed in the shop!

Contact us via email or at the shop for more information. 

Happy Fall!