Friday, May 8, 2015

Fabric Sales, Handi Quilter and Quilt Market!!!

Greetings from Pawling!

My mom, Carter and I are getting ready to go to Quilt Market in Minneapolis next week.  Not only am I really looking forward to seeing all of the new products coming out in 2015 but I cannot wait to see my relatives that leave nearby.  I have not had an opportunity to see any of them since my wedding in 2011.  I'm sure Carter will have a blast hanging out with his second cousin Morgan, who turned 1 in December.  In addition Carter LOVES tractors, wait until he sees the large tractors at my Uncle Michael's farm.  I think he's going to think he is dreaming!!! 

I also think he is going to be really excited when I show him his new backpack.  I bought this special for his trip to fill with his favorite things to do on the plane.  I could not resist getting the backpack with his favorite show "Chica"

We were also very honored to receive the award below from Handi Quilter this week.  As many of you may know, this award is really for my father, Allan.  He sells and services Handi Quilter Longarm machines for us.  He was very proud to add this to our Handi Quilter plaque shelf.

Last week we had our first of 8 Technique of the Month Classes with Jackie Kunkel.  Everyone had so much fun learning new Judy Niemeyer techniques.  I really enjoyed walking around and watching everyone's center come together out of so many different colors!!  I cannot wait to see them finished and share all of the fabulous quilts with you.

I started a new Cutie pattern last week using the Timeless Treasures Tonga Spice Line.   Of course once I had the entire top together, I decided I wanted to change it.  So I spent the last couple of nights taking it apart and laying it back out in a different arrangement.  I think once you see the new version, you are going to love it!  Here's a peak at the one I took apart.

This week's Quilt Blast Friday sale is back by popular demand!  This week enjoy 25% discount off all Moda products.  Online and In store.  Offer excludes the Moda True Luck Fabric line.  Offer Valid 5/8-5/12/15.  Enter code MODA25 to obtain the discount.

We have received a couple new fabric lines this week! I am already creating a new Cutie Pattern for the Moda True Luck fabric line.  As soon as I opened the box I fell in love with these fabrics!!

We also started receiving Christmas fabrics!! The first to arrive was Winter Wonderland by Free Spirit.  These fabrics are just adorable!! I will be sure to keep you updated as we receive our newest lines and continue to get them on our website for you as quickly as possible!

As a reminder our newest Newsletter has been posted with our class schedule from May through August.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to sign up and have some fun with us!

I am still working on taking all of the machine quilting stitches out of my Forest Abstractions Quilt.  I hope to get this completed quilted to show you in the next few weeks.  Next week as I mentioned, I will be at quilt market.  The following week, believe it or not, my little Carter will be 2!!  So as much as I have planned in quilting, Carter and I will be taking a few days off to spend with my mother-in-law from Florida and have a Birthday Week of FUN!!

Many of you may remember the infamous cake I made for Carter's 1st Birthday Party!  I did have a test run for Carter's 2nd birthday cake and although somehow my oven was shut off and the cake came out burned on the top and raw all the way through, I do think I'm going to get my poka-dot effect as desired.  Here is a photo as a reminder of Carter's cake last year and the photo of my goals for this year!

 Carter's First Birthday Cake
Possibly Carter's 2nd Birthday Cake

I hope everyone has a fabulous week.  I cannot wait to share the stories of Carter travels to Quilt Market!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you

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