Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paris in the Fall BOM

Paris in the Fall BOM, a set on Flickr.
Follow our Paris in the Fall BOM! 5 fabric kits from the store and many pick your own fabric options make this quilt a fun component of our MODA University.

Preparations for Quilt Market

Spring Quilt Market is almost here! I have learned I must sign up early for my registration and "Sample Spree" tickets, however I always wait to book my travel arrangements. I find the 2-3 week prior to travel as the sweet spot for airline purchase. Worked like a charm again tonight. Now to just find hotel accomodations. Get the Hilton points or stay across the street... hmmm... Frank will be travelling with me to Salt Lake this May and it will be another fun working trip.

With the hubby along I don't know if I'll be able to swing in a visit to the exquisite Kura Door Spa this trip, however we are staying an extra day so hopefully we will find something fun to do.

Stay tuned for postings to the soon to be famous entries. We will be hosting our popular Post Market Review Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Call for your spot. We always have a great slide show and a ton of give aways to those who attend.

Keeping it all together!

Today we spent the day preparing for Kim Schaefer's Trunk Show and Book Signing event on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Kim's new book "Quilts from Textured Solids" by C&T Publishing is a fun new book.

Frank created a beautiful new classroom at the store in the summer of 2009. We use it for hands on classes, club meetings, lectures and as a work room when class is not in session. Over the past year the room has been overtaken with quiltie things. Just like your sewing rooms, a sewing classroom seems to never get clean. Fabric somehow multiplies and patterns and books get out of place.

Chelsy and I knew it was time to throw some things out and dust off some shelves to prepare for our big event!

After only a couple hours, our humble little room has returned to its glory! Let's brew the coffee and set out the cookies for a night of fun!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fat Quarter Frenzy

Fat Quarter Frenzy is always crazy at the shop. I always get nervous a few days ahead of the event. Do we have enough fabric? Is there enough variety? Will anyone come shopping? Will the weather behave?

Frank always laughs at the worry "do we have enough fabric?"

The photo above captures one segment of the fabrics we set out this weekend.

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the event! Stay tuned for our fall edition in October!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Jelly Roll 1,600 Quilt

The ladies at strip club told me I need to check out this concept. The innovative quilters at Heirloom Creations in South Dakota created this YouTube sensation early in 2011. 40 strips, one quilt in the simplest of methods. Follow this tutorial to make your own.

Check out our own Strip Club show and tell with an original 1600 Quilt variation.

For inspiration on what to do with your 2 1/2" strips. Check out Strip Club at Patched Works on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m.