Monday, August 15, 2011

Working on Website

Wow - I have been working on my website all day - still have alot to fine-tune but I think I may just get there this time :)  I have put the classes and dates up - will post pictures as the samples come in.  Hope everyone checks it out and leaves a comment so I can make sure it is working OK.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Just click on the above "working on website" and it will take you to the new website.
If not the address is

I'll go back to typing now -----------

Monday, August 1, 2011

Open House August 27, 2011

Just a quick note to let everyone know we will be holding our open house on Saturday, August 27th from 9:00-3:00pm.  We already have lots of new Christmas fabrics, halloween fabrics and the long awaited "Dogwood Trails" collection.  The shelves are bulging as we try to make room for all the new fall lines of fabric soon to arrive.  Pat, Cookie and Jody are all busy making samples for their upcoming classes and I'm gathering ideas for our new Thursday Sit and Sews.  Will let you know all the final details as soon as we can -

Happy quilting everyone!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Pictures from the shop!!

Tricks or Treats

Snow Days

Stonehenge Skins

WV Summer Haven -

Mountain Quilt Quest Shophop

WV Mountain QuiltQuest 2011
Grandmothers Sampler

Stonehenge Skins Tumbling Block made easy!!!

French Braid - Class
July 12th & 26th
Instructor: Pat Habenschuss
10:00am - 3:00pm

Quilt cabinets available
custom order

The Hop was a huge Success!! This years batik WV fabric was printed by Hoffman Fabrics and featured the state outline, mountain ranges and sprinkled with stars. It is still available in two colorways at the shop - Teal/blue or Pastel/powder colorway; we have the designated background fabric as well as plenty of solid black which I felt really enhanced the colors. Don't forget to stop by and check out all the different quilts and projects we have hanging in the shop. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were drawn today - they will be notified by phone and certificates will be mailed!!

I really appreciate everyone that attended and made this such a special year. Those that worked in the shop and helped with the preparations of quilts, jackets, and purses - those that helped cut fabric, greet our hoppers, or prepared food - a really special Thank-you. The shophop is alot of work and I have been blessed by so very many that step forward putting in endless hours behind the scenes to make everything special for our guests. I always want to give credit to all our "helpers" as well as all our "hoppers" - it's truly been a wonderful week :)

Shop News:

Winter Solstice by Jason Yenter is in the shop and is absolutely stunning.

Grace by 3 Sisters (Moda) - Their Christmas collection has popped through the door Friday - anxious to put out on the shelves on Tuesday.

Halloween Tricks or Treats and lots of Stonehenge strips and bolt collections are already available.

Hope everyone can make it to the shop soon :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mountain Quilt Quest Shophop

Okay everyone - it's getting closer to the shophop and all the shops are getting busy and trying to come up with "creative" ideas for this years fabric. We decided to design our own fabric again this year - and have chosen Hoffman Fabrics to print it. It is sure to be one of those fabrics that everyone will want a few yards of!! The name of the fabric is "Stars Across West Virginia" and has endless possibilities.

With the gas prices on the rise again, we have decided to run a bus to all 12 shops. My bus will start here - or actually in Liberty Square at Teays Valley and will be staying overnight in Morgantown. The bus will fill fast so I am encouraging everyone to get their checks to me as soon as possible. The checks should be made to
Mountain Quilt Quest - and mailed to me at QBP, 2943 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526

There will also be a bus starting in Morgantown - we will post their itineary as soon as we get it. Below is a tentative itineary -

Mountain Quilt Quest
Southern Bus Trip Itinerary
June 10-11, 2011
Cost: $150.00

The fee for this trip covers your travel as well as your stay at the Hampton Inn in Morgantown. The first day you will need to pack yourself a lunch as we will not be able to make a lunch stop due to time constraints. I will provide water that will be in a cooler on the back of the bus. Many of the shops do have treats and refreshments prepared for you also. The Hampton Inn offers coffee pots, hairdryers, etc. for your convenience. Don’t forget to take advantage of the hot breakfast before departing on Saturday. (We need energy for all this shopping!!!) On Saturday, we will have boxed lunches available to eat while we are travelling between shops.
Feel free to bring homemade snacks for yourself – or to pass around to your fellow quilters 

6:30am – Depart Liberty Square – Teays Valley, WV – in front of Bob Evans on Magic Marts lot
8:00am – Arrive at Quilts & More, Victor, WV
8:45am – Depart Quilts & More
9:15am – Arrive at Quilt Shoppe, Summersville, WV
10:00am – Depart Quilt Shoppe – eat lunch on box while travelling. (You are to bring your own)
(There will be a cooler with water on the rear of the bus)

11:30pm – Arrive at the Stitching House, Buckhannon, WV

12:15PM – Depart Stitching House

12:45pm - Arrive at Elkins Sewing Center, Elkins, WV

1:30pm – Depart Elkins Sewing Center

3:00pm – Arrive at Sew Chic, Fairmont, WV

3:45pm – Depart Sew Chic, Fairmont, WV

4:15pm – Arrive at Sew Inn, Morgantown, WV

5:00pm – Depart Sew Inn

5:15pm – Dinner

6:45pm – Arrive Hampton Inn, Morgantown, WV

Mountain Quilt Quest
Day Two –
Saturday, June 11, 2011

7:30am – Depart Hampton Inn

9:00am – Arrive Pieces of the Past, Harrisville, WV

9:45pm – Depart Harrisville, WV

10:30am – Arrive Parkersburg Sewing Center, Parkersburg, WV

11:15am – Leave Parkersburg – will have box lunches brought to bus – eat while travelling

12:00pm – Arrive at Quilt Nook, Ripley, WV

12:45pm – Depart Ripley

1:30pm – Arrive at Sneed’s, Charleston, WV

2:15pm – Depart Charleston

3:15pm – Arrive Sew Many Blessings, Kenova, WV

4:00pm – Depart Kenova

4:45pm – Arrive Quilts by Phyllis, Hurricane, WV

5:30pm – Depart Hurricane

5:45pm – Arrive at Liberty Square, Teays Valley, WV –

Monday, January 31, 2011

Pigeon Forge Trip Itineary

Quilts by Phyllis, Inc.
2943 Putnam Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526

Tuesday – March 8th, 2011
6:30am – Depart from Liberty Square – (Magic Mart –close to Bob Evans)
8:00am – Arrive at Travel Center – Beckley, WV – will have bathroom break – grab
Coffee and snack if you choose.
8:30am – Depart Travel Center –
9:45am - Arrive Sew What Fabrics & Batiks, Etc. – Wytheville, VA
11:00am – Depart Wytheville – eat lunch on bus while travelling
1:00pm – Arrive at Tennessee Quilting, Jonesborough, TN–
2:30pm – Depart Jonesborough, TN
4:30pm – Arrive at Music Road Hotel – - Rest
6:00pm – Depart Hotel for Apple Barn Restaurant – dinner at 6:15pm

7:30pm – Depart Apple Barn – back to Hotel - REST!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday – March 9th, 2011
Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00am – 4:15pm – Quilt show – (do your own thing)
4:15pm – Depart Hotel
4:30pm - Arrive at Dixie Stampede for dinner and show
8:00pm – Depart Dixie Stampede - return to hotel
Really Rest Those Feet and show off all those fabrics you purchased at the show!

Thursday – March 10th, 2011
Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00am – Depart for Knoxville, TN
10:00am – Arrive at Mammaw’s Thimble Fabric & Quilt
Knoxville, TN
11:00am – Depart from Mammaw’s Shop
11:15am – Arrive at Gina’s Bernina Sewing Center, Knoxville, TN
12:15pm – Depart from Gina’s Bernina - Knoxville, TN
12:30-1:30pm – lunch in Knoxville, TN
2:30pm – Arrive at Machine Quilting by Iva, Sevierville, TN
3:30pm – Depart for Hotel
3:45pm – Arrive at Hotel
4:45pm – Depart Hotel for Old Mill – shop until 6:00pm -
6:00pm - Dinner at Old Mill – Return to Hotel

Friday – March 11, 2011
Continental breakfast at Hotel
9:30am – Depart Hotel
12:30pm – Lunch and shopping at KY Artisan Center, Berea, KY
2:15 pm – Depart Berea, KY
3:30pm – Arrive Calico Patch, Morehead, KY
4:30pm – Heading home
6:00pm – Arrive Teays Valley

You can now say “I have shopped till I dropped!!”

Hotel information – Music Road Hotel – 866-758-0995
Microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, iron/ironing boards, high-speed internet are available in all rooms. Indoor pool and exercise room are available. –
Hint: Lunch is limited at the show – so take a few snacks.

Make sure you have a luggage tag with your Name on your luggage. We have made arrangements for the hotel to load and unload our bags.

You may want to write your name with a Sharpie on a white garbage bag – you can put your purchases in it and prevent them from falling out of the overhead compartment.

In the event of an emergency or question during the show you can reach me by cell phone – which I will give you on the bus.


Continental breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, muffins, etc.
Lunch – On your own – either walk, trolley or eat at show

Tuesday March 8th - Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant:

All dinner entrees include: Applewood Julep, Applewoods Apple Fritters with Homemade Apple Butter, Vegetable Soup, Salad, Turnip Greens, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Biscuit and Apple Cobbler for Dessert.

Choice of One Entrée: Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Beef Liver & Onions, Grilled Chicken, Country Fried Steak, Chicken & Dumplings, or Pork Loin.

Wednesday March 9th – Dixie Stampede

Whole rotisserie chicken, barbecued pork loin, corn on the cob, herb basted potato, creamy vegetable soup and their speciality dessert is on the menu tonight. Pepsi products, tea or coffee.

You can look forward to an outstanding blend of classic country music, bluegrass music, comedy and a few live animals to entertain us.

Thursday March 10th – Old Mill Restaurant

All dinner entrees include a cup of corn chowder, corn fritters, rolls, salad, mashed potatoes, green beans and your choice of dessert, tea or coffee.

Three entrees on table – family style includes: Grilled chicken (boneless skinless breast), Pot Roast & Gravy and Sugar-Cured Ham.

This itinerary is tentative – times may change due to unseen circumstances – but we will try to stay as close to this schedule as possible.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Open House - January 29, 2011

Brrrr!!! I believe Ms. Winter has decided to bless us abundantly this year. Some of YOU are elated with the snow and cold; some of US are probably not the most cheerful people at the present time. While I do love watching it snow – I so do not love driving in it. So if it snows and the roads are bad – please call the shop to make sure we are there. I haven’t had to close the shop any yet but with weather like this – the possibility is there. I do however like to look on the positive side of things and be thankful that I am catching up on a lot of binding projects (big flannel quilts of course).

We have decided to have our Open House a little later this year - Saturday, January 29th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Hopefully the weather will break a little and everyone will be ready to get out of the house and start some fresh projects!! Our fabric will be on sale again this year - $1.00per yard off – fat quarters - $1.75 each; books, patterns and notions 20% off. This will be a good time to restock your stash as the global cotton market has hit a new all time high – meaning – prices will be raising on cotton products quite dramatically in the coming months. We will be holding prices as low as possible, however, from the sounds of the reports we are receiving – our prices will be increasing as well.

Class Schedule
Circle of Friends – 1930’s Block of Month – Roberta Farmers’ class will be resuming on the fourth Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month. If you haven’t picked your paper templates up – they are here at the shop. Class fee - $10.00 each class – Wednesday – January 26 – 10:00am-12:00noon and Saturday , January 29th – 10:00am – 12:00noon. February dates – Wednesday 23rd, Saturday the 26th.

Pineapple Block- Roberta Farmer – This will be a one day workshop for those wishing to learn the art of making a pineapple block. Roberta has taught this technique at Cedar Lakes and has graciously agreed to have a one day class to allow the student time to achieve completing one block. Of course, I’m sure not everyone will go home and make a queen size quilt – however, you will have mastered the technique to complete any size you choose. The cost will be $20.00 and will be on Saturday, February 12 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Adelaide and Charles – Block of the Month – Jody Postalwait – will lead you through this 93” x 119” Civil War Reproduction quilt on the third Saturday of each month. Kansas City Star’s companion book, Faithful & Devoted: To my Adelaide, was developed from the original letters and diaries of Charles and Adelaide who struggle to build a relationship while the soldier was fighting in the Civil War (book not available until October 2011.) This collection of fabric by Marcus Brothers invites the quilters to create commemorative king-size quilts in rose or soft blue colorways. Adelaide features romantic pinks and rosy reds that showcase twelve 6” blocks framed with piecing and sashing. Charles, the soft blue and cream version features the 6” blocks in a more open arrangement that allows space for embroidered quotations. Class dates: Saturday, Feb. 19th, March 19th, April 16th, May 14th, June 18, July16, etc.; class will begin at 10:00am – 12:00pm. Instructor fee - $10.00/month – Kit fee $199.00 – includes 20 yards of fabric and patterns to make both set-ups .

Tennessee Waltz – Jody Postalwait – There was so much interest in this class that we asked Jody if she would teach it again this session. Most of her students in the fall class completed piecing and quilting their projects already!! This is a quilt that looks complicated but is easy enough for even a beginner. Optical illusion of straight lines that curve invite even the most advanced student to piece this quilt. This will be a two-day class – Saturday, March 5th and Saturday April 2nd from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The month in between sessions allows students to complete the “two-block homework” and be ready to sew rows and add borders. Instructor fee: $40.00, will need to purchase book and template from shop.

Quick, Easy Tablerunner – Jody Postalwait - Another technique class that is sure to help you make some fast, beautiful gifts to keep on hand. Jody will guide you through your first tablerunner from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday, February 19th and then it’s up to you to go home and sew up a stack of these to keep on hand for every season and occasion!! Instructor fee: $10.00 – pattern included.

Basket Bounty – Sharon Martin and Cookie Ranson – We’re going to try something a little different for the new year. We have been blessed by having these two wonderful teachers on staff here – so we thought you would feel “bountifully blessed” by having both teachers on one project!! Sound interesting? Moda has introduced a new pattern featuring 6” baskets pieced into an 18” block – with each block having different baskets – sashing and borders complete the top. Sharon will be instructing you on all the piecing techniques and block set-ups. Oops – did I say the quilt top was complete?? Cookie said no – let’s put a different wool appliquéd flower on top of each of Sharon’s blocks – (we all know how well Cookie likes appliqué!!) – The result will amaze you – the dimension the wool gives the blocks really complete this quilt. We know that not all of you like to do appliqué – as well as not all of you like to piece – so this is what we have to offer. Sharon will be instructing the piecing of the blocks from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ; Cookie will be doing the appliqué blocks on either your “pieced block” or just a background block from 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting at the end of March (after you have a few blocks pieced). This gives you the option of piecing and appliquéing; just piecing; or just appliquéing. Kits will be available for the basket blocks, sashing and borders and also for the wool appliqué blocks. Instructor fee$10.00 per class.
Sharon’s piecing class: Tuesday, February 15th, February 22nd and March 1st – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cookie’s appliqué class: Tues day, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stitch and Split Appliqued Wallhanging – Pat Habenschauss – A one-day technique class that will allow you to make a small wallhanging or make a throw or bed-size quilt. This raw-edge appliqué is a great fat quarter project – good for beginners as well as the advanced quilter. February 9th, Wednesday – 10:00am-3:00pm – Instructor fee: $20.00

Door Hanger Project – Cookie Ranson – Take a few Yo-yo’s, a little ric-rack and an ample helping of Cookie’s techniques to turn this project into a lot of compliments as well as a wonderful decoration for our homes or as a gift for a friend. March 15th and 22nd – Tuesday – 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $20.00.
It’s Spring Again – Cookie Ranson – Another “little quilt square” to fit on your 12 x 14 scroll hangers. This little red bird with worm in mouth – reminds us that spring is right around the corner – the trees will be budding and the chirping of the little birds will return. Applique, machine quilting on this two session hanger. Tuesday, April 19th and 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Instructor fee $20.

Neighbor’s Day – 2nd Thursday each month – 10:00am – 3:00pm – You are invited to come in and donate your time to make quilts for those in need – Hospice, veterans, Habitat for Humanity, etc. Bring your lunch or go out with the gang – Kits provided – just bring machine and basic sewing supplies – Sure to have an enjoyable time while sharing your talents with others!!

2011 Thimbleberries kits are available at the shop – 1st quarter available in both light or dark variations.

Still a few more seats on our Pigeon Forge Bus Trip - leaves March 8th - 11th. If interested in attending quilt show and going on the bus - call me at the shop or email. If you haven't made your final payment - please send in so we can finalize all the arrangments. I will be posting the itineary in the very near future.

Stay warm, stay safe and keep quilting!!