Tuesday, December 27, 2011

No Man's Land

So here we are... The week between Christmas and New Year's. The high of the holidays are over, family starts to head home, New Year's is a few days away - no point in starting a diet now... a real No Man's Land.

Well we're here! We want to see you, we want to hear about Aunt Susan's burnt stuffing and the fruit cake that is older that dirt. Come in - visit us, start a new project. Get organized, get ideas and get ready for 2012!

Sign up for some classes, suggest classes - just come on in and visit.

Check out our class schedule in our Jan-Apr 2012 Newsletter.

Here's to a wonderful New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stop Monkeying Around

We really start getting silly this time of year. Probably from the lack of sleep and the overindulgence of sugar! Anyway as a result of all our giddiness we came up with a really fun new quilt - Monkey in the Middle.
We have been getting rave reviews - it even got published in the Winter edition of Quilt Trends (we also made the cover with another design - brag, brag)

Before we all drop into sugar comas, we wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Our store will be closed from 3pm on 12/23 through 12/26 and again from 12/31 through 1/2. We'll be thinking up some great new products to start off the New Year!

Our new class schedule is out so be sure to register for any class you'd like to take.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Start off the New Year Right

For fun we decided to see what our Numerology for our birth dates were. See we're not just your average Quilt Store, we are very deep and intellectual ;). It was a lot of fun and this site gives a huge amount of info, including how old you are down to the second.

We discovered that 2012 is a '5' year. Which means change and surprise! Never one to miss an opportunity, Cathy has created a $5 Block of the Month that begins in January. It will run for 9 months. Obviously the $5 cost is a nod toward the '5' year; the change and surprise is if you bring your completed block the following month then that month is FREE (you get to keep your change - SURPRISE!)

This BOM is designed as an educational quilt for those who wish to come to a demonstration once a month for 9 months while making a gorgeous 90 x 90 quilt. Each month a block and technique will be introduced. For $5 you receive the instruction and fabric. Sew the block at home, bring it back the next month completed, stay for the demonstration and that month is FREE!

At the end of the 9 months you can buy a setting packet and a border packet to create the 90 x 90 quilt. You can come to all 9, just 1 or anything in between. If you miss a month you can start again with the next month. You will have 2 color options, traditional or batik. 

Below are some of the blocks you'll be doing. They are done in the 'traditional' fabric.
Our hi-tech color chart for traditional
First Block
Log Cabin Block

First 4 classes - 1/14; 2/11; 3/10; 4/14 from 10-11. You can register online or call us at 845.227.7606

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

There is lots of debate over when the actual 12 days of Christmas begins - is it today and ends on 12/24? Is it tomorrow and ends on 12/25? Or does it begin on 12/26 like the Scots believe? Well whenever it is - it is a time to celebrate.

Here is a Quilter Version (we apologize in advance if the tune get stuck in your head):

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me a paper pieced pattern of a tree

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me two spools of thread

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me three fat quarters

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me four ironing boards

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me five rotary blades

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me six pairs of scissors

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven yards of batting

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight sewing needles

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine yards of Moda

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten types of ruler

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven quilters quilting

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve finished UFO's

Fa la la la Fa la la la!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Open House

Thank you everyone who stopped by both in person and online. We had a great weekend, it really got us into the holiday spirit.

Congratulations to our gift certificate winners - Kathy M. won the $25, Faith P. won the $50, and Judy B. won the $100.

Treats for our customers

The start of the grandbaby's first Christmas stocking

Yummy treats
Our Glacier Star student creations

Up on the rooftop