Friday, February 27, 2015

Quilt Shows and Sales!!

Welcome back!!

This week my parents are away in Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt festival.  They have been having a blast meeting new customers, showing off our Cutie Collection and meeting old friends.  I was super jealous yesterday when my mother sent me a picture of my parents and one of our old employees and good friends, Denise.  Denise moved out of the area and we miss seeing her all the time! Here are a couple of pictures of our booth.  The show continues through Sunday so if you are in the Virginia area, please stop by and see them.

Without my mom here at the shop, my Aunt Anne and I have been busy running things.  We were thinking we were successful and getting things accomplished, until Cathy and Allan started calling us with things to do.  I guess Carter had just about had it today because at 11:30 he flipped the sign on our front door to “closed” and locked the door!! I felt bad for the customer that almost walked away, but I’m glad I heard the door rattle and ran to let her in. I guess we have to keep an eye out for that now since he is tall enough to reach the handle.

We are starting to get ready for the Lancaster Quilt Show in a couple of weeks, so the cutie rolling continues.  I spent most of my day today cutting cuties that my aunt and I can bring home in the evenings to roll and package.

Today is Friday and this week’s QBF is 10% discount on all Michael Miller Fabrics (ONLINE ONLY).  Enter code MMfabric10 in your cart to obtain the discount.

We have received lots of new fabric this week including Red Rooster Summer Cottage and Timeless Treasures Firestorm.  We also have up a new collection for preorder.  This Free Spirit Rustic Blush is available at a discount as preorder now.
 Red Rooster Summer Cottage

 Timeless Treasures Firestorm

 Free Spirit Rustic Blush

Red Rooster does have a free pattern up to use the Summer Cottage Collection.

As a reminder we do have a couple new classes coming up next week.  The Huguenot Revisited class starts Friday March 6th.  We also have Debby Brown Scheduled to come and teach a Longarm Pro-sticher class on Saturday March 7th.  For a list of our classes and more information,  view our Newsletter.

Huguenot Revisited
This is also available on our website as a pattern or kit

Believe it or not there are only 300 more days until Christmas!! Time to start thinking about what your projects for gifts may be!!

Have a splendid week!!
Thank you
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Friday, February 20, 2015

New New New!

Hi and Welcome back!!

This week’s QBF is a 50% off discount on all Red Rooster Modern Noir fabric (ONLINE ONLY).  Enter the code MODERNNOIR50 in your cart to obtain the discount.  Let us know if you would like to sign up for our emails to receive the QBF and other news we send out.  

We have been getting a lot of new fabric and patterns in this week.  Carter has been having a blast climbing all over the pile of boxes and carrying new bolts throughout the store!  

Some of our newest lines include Free Spirit Sketch Book, Downton Abbey II Egyptian Collection and
 Dear Stella Floral Daze.  My mom and I are already designing a few new Cutie Patterns for these collections. 

 Sketch Book

 Downton Abbey Egyptian Collection

Floral Daze

As many of you know we have a new website that launched a few months ago.  One of the new departments we added was for preorders.  I am currently working on getting the lines we have ordered up on our website for preorder purchase.  We will be discounting the price per yard for all preorders.  I put up the first one yesterday and I’m super excited about this fabric.  Alison Glass is a designer who works with Andover.  We used her Handcrafted Line in a cutie pattern called Follow my Lead and it came out beautiful!  Well, Alison has come out with another fabulous line Ex Libris/Sun Print.  This is available on our website for preorder and yes, of course I am designing a cutie pattern to go with it!

We recently met with one of our sale reps and received samples of a new line we will be getting in.  I took these fabrics and am almost done with my newest Cutie Pattern.  The pattern and fabrics will be available on our website before the fabrics even arrive.  Check out our website and view the preorder section. This newest line is the Free Spirit Rustic Blush Collection.

For those of you who had visited our store in Wappinger Falls, you probably remember one of our friends and former employees, Sue.  Well, even though Sue doesn’t work with us in the store anymore, we have recruited her to help design some cutie patterns.  Last week she used the CutieCollection Cove from Camelot and came up with these great modern accent pillows!  We are currently writing up the pattern but here is a sneak peak of what they look like.

My mom and dad are getting ready for the big quilt show in Virginia next week.  We have piles of fabric, cutie patterns, cutie packs and samples in our store ready to get packed up for the trip!  If you are in the area next week please stop by and see our booth. This is the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival scheduled for February 26th- March 1st.

This Saturday we have the Longarm Quilting with Templates and Rulers Class with Debby Brown.  We do still have some space available if you are interested.  This is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 2/21 12PM-4PM.  Class fee is $75

I did mention last week I have a new idea for my blog that I think would be fun for everyone.  Of course I am still ironing out the details and how exactly I’m going to complete this task.  Hopefully next week I’ll have a start on this! In the meantime, my Aunt Anne, Carter and I will be at the shop next week without the boss (Cathy). Wish us luck!!!
Thank you

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oh My Stars!

Welcome back!

First off I would like everyone to know how much fun we had last weekend!  The Cutie class here on Saturday morning was a success! We talked about the Oh My Stars Cutie Pattern last week, which was designed by our friend Denise who moved to California.  We sure do miss having her around the shop! We would love to see you at the next Cutie Class on March 21st.

That afternoon my students came back for the second part of my Forest Abstractions Block of the Month.  They did a great job on their falcons, although they weren’t quite finished yet. This weekend we focused on the squirrel.  I really think they are enjoying their first ever paper piecing project! I for one love the technique and am already looking to see what I can make next and teach in a class.

Last Sunday, Michelle Hiatt came to town and we had the first of two Deb Tucker classes.  We are all making the Loco for Lemoyne Quilt designed by Michelle.  Oh what fun we had!! I have never used a Tucker Ruler and had so much fun creating my stars.   My homework is already done and I’m looking forward to the next class on March 8th! Here is a photo of my first finished block and what the Quilt should look like when it's done.
 My Lemoyne Star made from Dear Stella Flirt

This weekend we are starting the Park Bench Block of the Month!  There is still room in the class if anyone is interested. 

We can also mail you the kits if you are not local but would still like to complete any of our projects, classes or block of the months.  For a list of our classes visit our website.

We have been busy packing up and getting ready for the next show in Hampton,Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.  This Quilt Show is scheduled at February 26th-March 1st.  Cutting cuties, writing patterns and getting our samples all packed up takes twice as long when you have a toddler running around; usually unpacking everything behind your back!  Please stop by our booth and learn all about “The Home of the Cuties” if you are in the area for the show.  

 This weekend our QBF Online Sale is all about stocking up on thread!! This includes 10% off all Aurifil Thread. Just enter the code AURIFIL10 in your cart to obtain the discount. 

For all of you dealing with this snow and cold weather, we are with you in looking forward to spring.  I'm hoping the weather warms up soon so my goats can thaw out!!  Carter doesn't seem to be phased by the cold and he loves the snow.  He even enjoys going out with his daddy every night with their flashlights to feed the goats and give them fresh warm water. 

I have been working on a new idea for my blog to make it a little more interesting and personal! I hope to share it with you next week if all goes as planned!   Have a wonderful weekend, and remember if you need thread, we have some on sale!!

Thank you

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fun in the Snow!!

Greetings from Pawling!

We have been getting a lot of snow and have had bitter cold temperatures.  Yesterday my mom gave Carter a 2 hour delay! Once we got to the shop for the day, my cousin Dorrian was here as all of the local schools closed for the day.  Carter and Dorrian had a wonderful time outside playing in the snow, sliding down the hill and checking out all of the icicles.  They may have come in cold and wet, but they both needed a good lunch and a long nap once they came back in!

Our biggest news this week is we just signed up for the Row By Row Experience.  We are currently designing our row; it’s going to be fun!!  This shop hop begins June 21st so you have plenty of time to plan your route.  Please visit for more information.

You may have read all about our brand new Quilt Blast Friday Sale in last week’s blog.  As a reminder, we will be choosing a different product discount online every Friday- Monday.  This week we have decided to offer a 10% discount on all P&B Suede Fabrics.  This includes the Suede and Bella Suede Collections.  Enter code PBSUEDE10 in your cart to receive the discount.  Be sure to check our website or sign up for our emails to view each week's deal.

We have received lots of new lines of fabric this week; I am working on getting them all up on our website as soon as possible.  The newest lines include Dear Stella Floral Daze, Timeless Treasures Firestorm, Free Spirit Sketchbook, and Judy Niemeyer Bali Pops!  I should finish getting these new lines up over the weekend.  Please check our website for these great new collections!

We have an extremely busy weekend coming up!!  We have our second Cutie Class of 2015 on Saturday at 10:00AM.  If you are in the area please stop by for this $5.00 Cutie demo!!  Saturday afternoon I have my 2nd Forest Abstractions Block of the Month Class.  I am really looking forward to seeing how my students' Falcons came out from last month!  This month we will be working on the squirrel, it came out so cute!

Finally on Sunday we have the Deb Tucker Loco for Lemoyne Class with Michelle Hiatt! We unfortunately had to delay this class a few times and now are really looking forward to the class.

I hope you enjoyed reading about all of the fun at the QB this week. I hope to see you back here again next Friday!