Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Preparing For Easter!

The shop is preparing for Easter!  Stop by to see the finished bunny pattern.  We even have an Easter themed crib sheet.... We all know who that's for!

We're also excited that our Hope and Dreams Quilt is in the spring issue of Quilt Trends Magazine.  The kit
 is available on our website.

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:

What did the ocean say to the sand?

Nothing. It just waved.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung! The clocks are moved ahead, and the shop is ready for spring as well!

We were at the Lancaster Quilt Show this week.  There were more than thirty vendors present. 

This pillow was made using Moda Strawberry Fields fabrics. 

This children's jacket is made of Daiwabo Taupe Fabric.

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:
Why should you never play sports in the jungle?
There might be some cheetahs!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Two Step Connect and Block of the Month Week 3

This Saturday we had our Two Step Connect, a small Shop Hop between us and Pinwheels in Croton-On-Hudson NY.  We had a lot of fun with prizes, a lollipop wreath to determine discounts, and candy bars for everyone. 

Saturday was also our third monthly meeting of our $5 Block of the Month class.  Our next $5 Block of the Month meeting is Saturday April 14th.

We are starting something new on our blog, the Dorrian Joke of the Week.
This week's joke:
A man was driving down the street with two penguins when he was pulled over by a police officer.  The officer told him, "Take those penguins to the zoo!"
The next day, the same man was driving down the same street with the same two penguins in his car when he was pulled over by the same police officer.  The officer asked him why he hadn't taken the penguins to the zoo.  The man replied, "I took them to the zoo yesterday, today I'm taking them to the movies!"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Hunt is On!

This weekend is the Two-Step Connect Scavenger Hunt and Extravaganza! PinWheels and Quilt Basket are having a Shop-Hop weekend this Friday 3/9 and Saturday 3/10. When you visit each store you get part of the specially designed Two-Step Connect Quilt. If you participate in the Scavenger Hunt you get a prize for completing it. There will be raffles, variable discounts (from 5 to 50 percent off), CANDY and much much more!

Also on Saturday 3/10 is our $5 Block of the Month. You MUST register for this class there is very limited space.

Below are the Scavenger Hunt Sheets. You only have to fill in one. The top one is starting at the Quilt Basket and traveling to Pinwheels the other is the reverse. You can pick up the sheets at the stores or click the images below for a printable version.

Start at Pinwheels

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Feathered Star Quilt

We took a traditional template quilt, simplified it to be rotary cut, and used contemporary fabrics to create it. The quilt is made up of diamonds and half square triangles.  The Feathered Star Quilt has been mentioned in earlier posts, but now you can see the easy steps to assemble it!

This Feathered Star will be used as a Christmas Tree Skirt.
The colors chosen make every Feathered Star unique!

This quilt is found in the April/ May Edition of “The Quilter Magazine.”
Classes, the kit, and the magazine can be found at www.quiltbasket.com .