Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Road Trip!

Finally the sun has come out, just in time for our road trips.

Webster Dictionary online gives lots of information on Road Trip. It defines it as; 1: a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games  2: an extended trip in a motor vehicle

First Known Use of ROAD TRIP - 1953, Next Word in the Dictionary: road warrior, Previous Word in the Dictionary: road test

It all makes perfect sense to us; getting Allan to pack up the car with everything Cathy wants to fit in is great sport for the employees; 20 years after road trip was first used, Cathy and Allan got married starting a trip of a lifetime; and Allan considers himself quite the road warrior while Cathy considers every trip a test of her patience.

Up first is Northern Star Quilters Guild show World of Quilts XXXII. This weekend 4/30-5/1 in Somers, NY. One of our shorter trips. Cathy has submitted a quilt at this show. It is a quilt she started years ago and had promised Sarah she would give it to her for her wedding. Well Sarah is getting married this June, so Cathy made it just under the wire.
Next up is Quilt Market in Salt Lake Utah May13-15. We are actually flying to this one, but we might have to drive back with all the shopping Sue and Cathy plan on doing!

We hope you can get out and enjoy this great weather.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Glacier Star

Beautiful Glacier Star Technique by Judy Niemeyer was taught by Brenda Hall at our store in April. As always fun was had by all!

The Quilt
Lending a hand
Very busy
The right machine makes all the difference
Working it out
Very focused
Enjoying a rare bit of sunshine

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?

We got football QUILTER'S style! We have joined up with The Quilting Football League and you don't have to know anything about football!

We have created a Quilt Basket team, our colors are purple and gold/yellow. We chose those colors because they are the colors of Fiona's family's county in Ireland - Wexford. Purple for royalty since the King of Leinster used to live in Wexford and the gold or yellow was due to a group of Wexford players playing a team in England and they wore yellow cloth around their waists to differentiate them from the other team, it is also how they got the name "Yellowbellies".

The fact that Fiona is the only one who knows how to sign into the league is completely coincidental.

The caption says with heart and hand
SEE? They love quilting too!
We would love you to become a player on our team. You pay $20 to become a player, then you receive original patterns, discounts, great recipes, games and activities. There are stores all over the US that participate and you receive discounts at all of them! The more you purchase the greater your discount. The team plays from 4/1-8/31 2011.

To get more information go to www.teamqfl.com or stop in to the store.

Go Team QB!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Frankly Scallop, I Don't Give a Clam

Silly we know, but fun for a rainy day. Sue is showing us today how she did the scallops on her Always Believe Quilt.
We use the Quilt in a Day Scallops Ruler, which is currently on back order until May.
Start off by drawing a diagonal line from the corner of the quilt to the corner of the border fabric.
Based on the measurement of your quilt you will figure out the size of your scallops.
The ruler comes with instructions on how to do this along with a size chart.

Line the ruler up against the diagonal based on your scallop size and mark the scallop.
Continue on the other side.
And all around the quilt.

**Big tip from our favorite quilter, Debby Brown,
DO NOT cut out your scallops until AFTER the quilt has been quilted.**