Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wedding Bells

This Friday, Cathy and Allan's daughter, Sarah is getting married. The days leading up to the event promise to be exciting! Family is coming in, meals are being planned and last minute details are being taken care of.

You may remember that Cathy made a special quilt for her son Aric and his wife Jennifer for their wedding.

Aric and Jennifer

For Sarah she has created another amazing quilt, aptly named Sarah's Wedding Quilt. It is a gorgeous quilt that Cathy presented to Sarah at her shower.

Cathy also made quilts for the bridal party and in laws, as well as special centerpieces. She is going to photograph it all and we'll post it here next week. The weather is supposed to be 74 degrees and sunny - a wonderful start to their lives. We wish Sarah and Craig a lifetime of happiness!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

And so it begins....

Cathy, Allan and Sue had an amazing time at Market. Cathy is spinning like a top with new ideas, projects, and class outlines. She has created 6 days of seminars in September. Pricing and times to be determined. We will be taking reservations over the phone now and online once the pricing is set.
There is no such thing as too much Quilting Instruction!
Join us in the Mid-Hudson Valley for this premier quilting event with internationally renowned instructors. You can come to all 5 days or pick and choose the sessions that work for you.

9/13 & 9/14 (2 day session) with Judy Allen
Day 1   Feather design options, techniques & placement
Day 2 Digitize with day 1 techniques & Art & Sketch
9/15 & 9/16 (1 day session) with Cheryl Barnes
Day 1   My Quilt Top is Done -Now What Do I Do?
Day 2 My Quilt Top is Done -Now What Do I Do?

9/17 & 9/18 (2 day session) with Debby Brown
Day 1   I Like Big Blocks and a Fun Project
Day 2 50 Fabulous Freehand Designs and a Fun Project 

Cathy has a few more pictures from Utah:
Allan and Cathy
shot from the HQ parking lot
Allan pointing out our customer, Sarge, and HQ winner
Gina, Mark, Allan, Cathy & Vicki

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig!

Cathy, Sue and Allan are all heading home from Market today. To quote Cathy, "We have so many new ideas I can't wait to start putting them into play!" They ordered over 50 new patterns, countless new fabrics and so much more that they had to get an extra suitcase to bring some of it home!

Cathy plans on featuring one new item from Market every week, starting next Tuesday. For today we decided to highlight our hats:
I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality.
Why just be yourself? ~ Margaret Atwood
3 lovely samples

Child hat pattern in Oliver book $27.50
Adult hat pattern $12.95
We have lots of fun fabric to suit any hat mood. This is a fun and simple project that you can make in a day.

Timeless Treasures Perch
Riley Blake Feeling Groovy and Rainy Days and Mondays
Cloud 9 and Moda's Lily & Will II

Just a fun shot of Denise working hard with the boss away.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Let's Go to the Tape...

The very talented Debby Brown quilted Sue's Always Believe quilt. Fabric Trends loved it so much they published it in their last magazine. Sue and Cathy gave tips in this blog about how to piece a block of Always Believe and NOW Debby has posted a video showing how she quilted a block.

Click here to go to the tape.

Next up is Market!!! Cathy, Sue and Allan head out this week to take Utah by storm. They will return with new ideas, fabrics and soooo much more. We'll be posting what they learn and buy here.

Since they are heading out we will be closed at 5 on Thursday, other than that our hours will remain the same.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Class Schedule

Happy May Everyone! We want to wish all you moms, grandmoms, aunts, sisters, caregivers and friends and very happy Mother's Day. We will be closed on Sunday to celebrate.

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.  ~Beverly Jones

Along with April showers and May flowers, Spring brings our newsletter! We are still finishing up some of the classes, but here is what we have so far:

 For a full size print out visit our site by the end of the week. Allan will have it uploaded. Otherwise stop in the store to pick up your own copy.