Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

The quilts are quilted, the bindings are bound, and all that's left to do is call Eleanor Burns and get the phone number of the person who picks up all those scraps!!! I think I need their expertise- lol.
Steph and I will be enjoying a few days away from the shop with family. I will reopen the shop on Tuesday following Christmas-

I would like to thank everyone for the cards and goodies you sent. Most importantly I would like to thank God for giving me so many wonderful friends! I am richly blessed through each of your friendships. May you keep CHRIST in your Christmas this year and always.

God bless

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just a few minutes to let everyone know that we're still here and quilting all those quilts for Christmas!! We are right on schedule - and still smiling :) We have been doing demos on our new APQS Millenium longarm - and lots are putting them on their Christmas want lists!

We will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving - but we will be open on Friday and Saturday as usual. We have received Moda's newest line of Wild Rose by Brannock and Patek this week - and expecting some of Kansas Troubles "Favorites" in the next week or so.

Hope all has a blessed Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Open House - Saturday - August 28th

Quilts by Phyllis, Inc.
2943 Putnam Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526
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“Better late than never” – a phrase my mother repeatedly told me – well I’m using it this time!! Try as I might – the newsletter just hasn’t wanted to get posted yet – but here it is!

Open House is Saturday – August 28th – from 9:00am – 3:00pm – Fabric will be $1.00 per yard off – Fat quarters $1.50 each – PRECUT FAT QUARTERS ONLY –
Fat quarters cut on the day of the sale will be at regular price ($2.00). Books, patterns and notions will all be 20% off. Jelly rolls, Layer cakes will be $28.00 each.

A lot has been happening here at the shop – we have a new baby named “Millie” that arrived Monday, August 23rd. The “baby” is actually a new longarm quilting system from APQS which is the same brand I currently have. My longarm had to be sent back to Iowa for some repairs – so we decided to purchase an additional machine to help with the growing amount of quilting we do. I am currently talking with them about becoming West Virginia’s APQS dealer – so I’ll let everyone know if I do.

We have a company building our website – which should be live in the next few weeks. We will be posting our newsletters, link to the blog, class schedules and the newest fabric and kit arrivals.

Visions of WV fabric panels are going to be available again soon. They have been printed at the fabric mill in Korea and shipped here to the US. We don’t have an exact date – but wanted to let everyone know that it won’t be much longer.

Neighbor’s Day will continue to be on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00am – 3:00pm – Hope everyone can come out and join Millie Clinton and the rest of the gang work on some much needed community projects.

Class Schedule:

Baskets of Blessings: What a wonderful way to start off our new season of classes than with an overflowing basket of natures blessings. Come join Pat Habenschuss as she leads us beside the “fence” and adds plenty of appliquéd goodies to our baskets. Jan Patek is the designer of this pattern which incorporates simple piecing and machine appliqué methods to construct a luscious fall quilt. Class will be held on Tuesdays – September 7, 14, 21 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Beginners to intermediate levels – Instructor fee: $40.00 – pattern: $9.00. This is a jelly roll friendly quilt – however, fat quarters always work well!!

Fall Sampler Tabletopper: Beginners delight!! This class will start with fabric selection, a little introduction to the differences in fabrics – then off to cutting techniques, squaring up, ¼” seams, correct pressing methods and all the “tidbits” quilters need to know!! Sharon Martin will be instructing you and showing you all the “in’s and out’s” of quilting- all while you are making your first Sampler tabletopper (or throw??). This class will be held on Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting on September 16, 23, 30, and October 7 and 21st. The instructor fee will be $50.00 which includes pattern.

Aunt Grace Circle of Friends: In honor of the 100th birthday of Aunt Grace, Judie Rothermel has created a very special Aunt Grace collection, Circle of Friends. As the originator of 1930’s reproduction fabrics for the quilting industry, Judie presents her Aunt Grace devotees with a group of prints that is varied in color, scale and motif, as well as classic Aunt Grace solids. This project is not only beautiful, but provides quilters with new techniques to advance their quilting skills. Roberta Farmer will be the instructor on this project – sharing her expertise and love of the 1930’s fabrics. This class is better suited to intermediate quilters with a desire to learn some new techniques!! Class will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month (unless it is a holiday) – September 25, October 23, and November 6th – We will skip December and resume classes in January. This class will also be offered on Wednesdays as well (if there is enough interest)- September 22, October 27, and November 3rd – no class in December and will continue in January 26th. Classes will be from 10:00am – 12:00pm on either day. This program is set up for a 7-month class. Instructor fee will be $10.00per class – Kits will be $140.00 and will be available for pickup now.

Harvest Thyme Sweatshirt Jacket: It’s not Fall until Cookie has a new “appliquéd fashion” for us to commence on!! Take a mustard colored sweatshirt – add some fall leaves, acorns, a crow sitting on a pumpkin and you will have Cookies newest creation. Cookie will be supplying the “kits” – all you need is a pattern and a sweatshirt and you’ll be all ready for the coming season. Instructor fee with fabric included: $45.00 – pattern $8.00. Class will be on Tuesdays – September 28, October 5, 12, and 19th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Instructor – Cookie Ranson.

All Bundled Up: This little quilt (12” x 14”) is an extremely quick and easy project. Cookie’s little “snowman” is wrapped in a scarf and hat adorned with wool fringes. His smile brightens up any room – display on a single scroll stand (available here at the shop) or hang on the wall. Some may even want to make a pillow for a friend – who knows – if enough interest – we may just plan on some more for special occasions and holidays. This is a great time to get started on some of our gift ideas!! Instructor: Cookie Ranson – November 9, 16 from 1:00-3:00pm – instruction cost $20.00 plus pattern.

Tennessee Waltz: We have had many requests for this class – a book by Eleanor Burns that is an easy, traditional pattern. No curved piecing (but it sure looks that way). The Tennessee Waltz Quilt is easily created by combining 4-patches, star points and snowball blocks. Straight forward piecing techniques makes this pattern fun and easy to make – Join Jody Postalwait on Saturday, October 30 and November 13th from 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $35.00. Great for beginners and intermediate quilters.

Tablerunner: Want another great gift idea?? Jody Postalwait is willing to guide you in a fast and easy tablerunner. Using a border print and a little time – you will have this project finished in no time at all!!! Cost $10.00. Friday evening 6:00pm-8:00pm on October 15th.

We will be taking deposit checks for the Pigeon Forge trip in March 8-11, 2011. This years cost will be $375.00 – 1st payment due 9-15-10 - $125.00 – 2nd payment due 11-15-10 and final payment due 1-15-11. (Will have itinerary in September.)

Happy quilting!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Fun

I love Summer!! I have been enjoying the fresh picked tomatoes and peppers, zucs and squash and waiting (not quite patiently) on the green beans and corn. Besides quilting, canning is a favorite pasttime of mine - I think alot of it is the self-satisfaction of looking in the pantry and knowing that I helped create another colorful masterpiece!!(Besides being yummy and healthy). Summers also mean lots of beautiful flowers and colorful hummingbirds - just seems like summer has its own special palette - doesn't it??

The only downfall to this special season is the heat - How do you deal with the temperatures spiking 90+? Well, I have decided to try practicing some suggestive thinking - for example - Snowmen, Christmas ornaments, holly and partridges in a pear tree. Can't help feeling a little "cooler" when working with all the new Christmas fabrics. We have Modas fabric lines, - Fruitcake, 12 days of Christmas, Wrapped in Paisley and Making New Friends - all in the shop and samples made. I will try to upload some pictures of what I have come up with so far - otherwise - stop by the shop and check them out. Who knows - maybe working on Christmas quilts and wallhangings will help you beat the heat to!!

**********New Class Scheduled****************
Pat Habenschuss will be teaching "Blessings" - a great beginner to intermediate quilt. The quilt consists of piecing a rail fence block as well as panels of applique - very stunning!! The class will be Tuesday - August 3rd, 10th, and 17th - 10:00am - 3:00pm. The cost of this class will be $40.00 instructor fee, $8.00 pattern. Call the shop to schedule soon. (Picture of sample at beginning of blog above)

We are working on a fall class schedule and date for our annual open house - as soon as the schedule is complete - I'll let everyone know. We will for sure be doing a
30's Block of the Month (Roberta Farmer) that will be held on a Saturday.

Keep checking back for updates - and new Fabric arrivals.
The WV Visions Panels are being reprinted and should arrive in the shop by mid-late August -

Keep loving the sunshine :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mountain Quilt Quest - June 9-12, 2010

Hello everyone! My apologies for not updating my blogspot - but things have been quite hectic at the shop and at home. We are in the final countdown before the "hop" and I think I met myself coming as I was leaving the shop the other night!! Ha!

Seriously, I am really excited about the shophop this year. As many of you know, we waited anxiously for our beautiful "Visions of WV" fabric to arrive. Now that we have had it for a few weeks - the big question was - WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?????
I have so many ideas and the fact that it is so versatile that I do believe it will coordinate with any fabric in my shop - which way will I go? We've ponder and pouted and finally started stitching - only to say - oh my - Isn't that Beautiful!!! Let's do another project . I believe this fabric could become addictive. So - beware all you hoppers - I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what our 12 shops have come up with to tempt you.

Our exclusive shophop fabric will be available at all 12 participating shops - You will need to purchase 1 yard at your favorite local quilt shop(which will be used in all 12 blocks) - then travel to each of the 12 shops to pick up a "kit" for $6.00 which includes 1/2 yard of fabric and a pattern for a 12 1/2" block. At the end of the "hop" you will have all 12 blocks, and probably endless ideas of what else you can do with the "extra" shophop fabrics you knew you just had to have.

We will be giving away charms to those who visit the shops and will have Charm Holder Pins for sale for those that need one ($12.00)

I hope all can come by and check out our "Vision of West Virginia".

Will post pictures on Wednesday -

Happy Hopping - Phyllis

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Jacket Class Scheduled

Cookie is getting us all ready for Spring!! Join her for class on Tuesday's from 1:00pm until 3:00pm on April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. This jacket is the perfect weight for the coming spring evenings. Instructor cost $40.00. Call the shop to sign up as space is limited.

Martinique by 3-Sisters will be arriving in the shop soon. Also for those waiting - Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles has arrived; as well as Garden Party.

Reminder: March 30th from 10:00am - 3:00pm we will be hosting our Pillowcase Challenge for the Veterans Home in Barboursville. We will be doing several of these throughout the year - so stay posted. If you can't attend this one - and would like to drop some completed pillowcases off - I am sure they will be appreciated. We will be keeping a chart of the local quilds and homemaker clubs to let the community know how many pillowcases have been done - as well as to the destination of the donated items. Thanks for your continued support in our charitable endeavors.

Hope everyone has been enjoying the brillant yellow daffodils and enjoying the singing of the spring "peepers". Happy spring!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Home Again!!

We made it back from the Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN. What an absolutely wonderful time we shared. We even made it back with all 48 people that we left with!! However, we sure didn't come back with the same amount of luggage. We shopped, shopped and shopped some more in all the wonderful quilt shops and vendors at the show. As a quilt shop owner - it was great to just browse around, get ideas and enjoy all the efforts of the other shops staff. The show was good - saw some really nice quilts - even saw a ribbon on one from home - Roberta Farmer took 3rd place in the hand-quilting bed quilt category - Give her a big hand when you see her - for she had some pretty tough competitors.

This is one show that you don't want to miss in the future - yes we already have rooms booked!! The quilt guild hosting the show was friendly, outgoing and more than anxious to help us in anyway possible. We will be working together this year to perhaps add a "private" class or lecture from one of their nationally certified teachers. I will keep you updated as we work through this process. It did make me feel overwhelmed when they came to me and offered this for next year. They were very pleased that this was our second year to their show and again - did everything they could to make us feel welcome. Big Thumbs Up!!

Well - its mid-March now - the TN quilt show is behind us and now we will start working hard getting ready for our Pillowcase Quest and our own state Shop Hop. Keep checking back often for dates and event changes. There will be buses running for our Mountain Quilt Quest in June 9th-12th. For details - you can call, email or reach me on facebook. (or perhaps stop by the shop!!)

Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles came in the shop last week while we were gone - Stephanie said she had most of it put out and that it was "Gorgeous" as usual.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shop Hours for this week

Hi everyone!!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we are off to Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN. There will be 50 of us attending this event - soooo- we are having to change our shop hours this week:

Tuesday - March 9, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday - March 10, 2010 - CLOSED
Thursday - March 11, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - March 12, 2010 - CLOSED
Saturday - March 13, 2010 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

We will resume normal hours next week - Tuesday - Friday - 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Thank you for your understanding and allowing me to attend this show.
Watch for photos of our trip on Facebook (Phyllis Handley)

Enjoy the sun shine!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Class of paper piecing rescheduled

Okay everyone - lets think positive. I have rescheduled the paper piecing demo for Wednesday, February 24th - 11:00am - 2:00pm. I am sure the snow will be gone by then, the sun will be shining and everyone will want to come out and learn to paper piece or just pick up a few new techniques from Pat Habenschauss. (Hint: Pat always has chocolate next to her machine!!) You can come in anytime during these hours - stay for a few minutes or watch for a while - no need for machines - my machine will be set up for you to play on.

We haven't rescheduled the hand-quilting demo with Roberta Farmer yet - but we didn't think we should push it!! We'll set a date soon.

Moda's newest line Garden Party is due in the shop this week - comes with a wonderful project sheet - I will try to get a sample made up and put a photo on here as soon as possible. I think it will be a good spring project. Eden - another Moda collection is already in the shop and is screaming SPRING, lots of pinks, purples and yellows - just waiting to be made into a spring runner or throw.

Don't forget Thimbleberries class coming up this Saturday - Jody was going to call everyone and make sure of which time slot (mornings or afternoons) you are going to be in. It is really great to have two classes this year!! (Although she will really be busy making those door prizes for both classes) Jody does have us spoiled - it's such a treat to see what she comes up with next. Not to late to get in the afternoon class.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pigeon Forge Bus Trip Itineary

Room for 4 more people - Call ASAP if interested - For those signed up - here is a rough draft - check out the stops and decide what you would like to do - Remember - the trolleys may be running - if you want to go outlet mall shopping!!

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

Tuesday – March 9th, 2010
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
12:45pm – Arrive at Somewhere Sewing , Johnson City, TN –
2:00pm – Depart Johnson City, TN –
4:00pm – Arrive at Music Road Hotel – - Rest
5:45pm – Depart Hotel for Apple Barn Restaurant – dinner at 6:00pm

7:45pm – Depart Apple Barn – back to Hotel - REST!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday – March 10th, 2010
Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00am – 4:45pm – Quilt show – (do your own thing)
4:45pm – Depart Hotel
5:00pm - Arrive at Smith Bros. for dinner & show –
8:00pm – Depart Smith Bros - return to hotel
Really Rest Those Feet and show off all those fabrics you purchased at the show!

Thursday – March 11th, 2010
Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00am – Depart for Gatlinburg, TN
9:30am – Arrive at Mountain Stitches Quilt Shop- –
10:45am – Depart from Mountain Stitches by Susan
11:00am – Arrive at The Village Shops – (27 shops)
1:30pm – Depart from Gatlinburg, TN – back to Hotel
2:00pm – Depart Hotel for Cherry Pit, Sevierville
2:15pm - Arrive at Cherry Pit –
3:45pm - Depart Cherry Pit – Pickups at Hotel
4:15pm – Depart Hotel – to Old Mill Shops
4:30 – Arrive at Old Mill – shop until 6:00pm -
6:00pm - Dinner at Old Mill – Return to Hotel

Friday – March 12, 2010
Continental breakfast at Hotel
9:00am – Depart Hotel
11:00am – 12:30pm – Tennessee Quilt Shop
1:00pm – Lunch at Cracker Barrel (On your own – not included)
2:15 pm – Depart Cracker Barrel
4:30pm – Stop for break at Beckley Travel Center
6:00pm – Arrive Teays Valley

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 are trying to make 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 – 304-208-7106.

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

Menu’s for evening meals:

Tuesday March 9th - 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 10th – Smith Family Dinner Theater

Buffet – Fried Chicken Strips, Meatloaf, Roasted Chicken, Pot Roast, Jumbo Cheese Stuffed Italian Shells, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni-n-cheese, Corn, Green Beans, Rolls - Dessert – Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake and Banana Pudding

You can look forward to an outstanding blend of classic country music, heartfelt gospel music, oldies rock-n-roll music, clean family comedy and impersonations of famous stars you have to see to believe!! A tribute to the “Andy Griffith Show” and an old fashioned Hula Hoop contest proves that the Smith Boys have fun on stage.

Thursday March 11th – 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 31, 2010

Hand Quilting Demo

Roberta Farmer will be doing a free demo on hand quilting stitches and techniques. Many of you have asked for a class -so here is the next best thing. Demo will be on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 10:00 until 2:00pm. I hope you will spread the word with your friends and come by for some wonderful advice and hands on experience.

Pat Habenschuss will be doing paper piecing on Wednesday Feb 10th fr 10:00 until 1:00pm

keep checking here for more updates

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow day!!

Hi everyone
I decided to close the shop today as The snow storm passes through. Hope no one is out on these roads today..
I made Dave homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast. -so he's laid back ready for a day of ballgames and I'm headed to the sewing room to work on snake river -/-again--- determined to finish this one -I have procrastinated long enough.

Take time to look at the beauty of
the new fallen snow today

A great day to bind one of those nice, warm quilts ( while covering up with it,of course)

stay warm and quilt much

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Class & Bus Update

Don't forget Pat's class "La Vie en Rose starts Tuesday - January 26th - 10:00-3:00pm

UFO day - Wednesday - January 27th - 10:00am-3:00pm - Bring your unfinished projects and sew with friends - Helps get us motivated!!

Mystery Quilt Kits are available for pickup at the shop for those signed up. First demo will be Saturday, February 13th - 10:00am - 12:00noon. Remember - No need to bring machines - Pat will demo the blocks you will need to have done before 2nd class.

Six seats left on Pigeon Forge Bus - March 9th-12th - We will be turning these three rooms back to the Hotel by the end of this week - as there is a big demand for them -
so - if you have been putting off calling and sending your check - you only have this week. Go to for a look at the show -

Stay Inspired


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Paper piecing demo scheduled

Mark your calendars for Wednesday February 10th -10:00am until 12:00noon
Pat Habenschuss will be giving a demo on the techniques used in paper piecing.
Watch Pat as she guides you through your first block- then go home and practice

we hope many of you will be able to take advantage of this learning opportunity.
We hope to offer many different "demo's" in the coming months - As always -if you have
any suggestions of demos or classes let us know.

Chez Moi's newest collection Boutique is now availabe at the shop
will post pictures soon!! Or view online at

Eden by Lila Tueller is also in the shop

stay warm and keep quilting!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Open House January 16, 2010

Quilts by Phyllis, Inc.
2943 Putnam Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526
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Welcome to the New Year – 2010 – have you figured out which way you are going to say it – Twenty Ten or Two thousand ten??? So many decisions we have to make!!

Well – we have made a decision to go ahead with Open House on Saturday, January 16th – 9:00am – 4:00pm. Hopefully the snow will hold off a while, the roads will be clear and maybe even the temperature will be a little warmer than it has been. We will have our annual winter sale of - $1.00 per yard off, $1.75 fat quarters – books, patterns and notions – 20% off.

A new year sometimes means new ways, new ideas and new projects. We will be signing up for January & February classes as well as our block of the month club on Saturday. Pat, Roberta and Jody will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their upcoming projects.

Roberta will be continuing with her “Snake River” and will schedule that with her students via phone. She has also agreed to help us out later in the spring with our Mystery Quilt Project.

Pat Habenschuss will be returning this session to take us through a contemporary wallhanging project featuring blacks & whites with appliquéd flowers streaming upwards – Tuesdays – 10:00am – 3:00pm January 26th, February 2nd & 9th. Instructor fee - $40.00 – Pattern $9.00 – Beginners & Intermediates

Jody Postalwait will be leading us through our newest Thimbleberry club Village Green. The club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month – starting on February 20th, March 20th, April 17th – and so on until the end of the year. Sign up soon - as many are returning from last years club. Kits will be $80.00 per trimester – Instructor fee will be $5.00 each session attended.

Irish Chain – A traditional quilt that never goes out of style!! Great for beginners as well as intermedate students. Jody will teach Eleanor Burns method of piecing this all-time favorite. Class begins at 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evening – March 5th and 10:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday March 6th and March 27th.

UFO day – Clara Poe challenges everyone to get those unfinished objects out of your sewing room. – Wednesday – January 27th, Feb. 24th, March 31st – 10:00am until 3:00pm. Come out and have some fun while getting those dreaded projects finished –

Neighbors Day – 2nd Thursday of each month – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Millie Clinton has headed this project for many years - Come out and help support needed missions for our community. Millie has half the work done – she has precut the kits – all you do is sew!! Will begin meeting again in February, April, May.

FUTURE PROJECTS: Mystery Quilt – Some love Mysteries – some doesn’t – BUT this one may intrique you to join. We will have the fabrics on display that will be used in this full-queen size project. There will be 6 different “clues” or sessions to this quilt and we will demo each of these on a different Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm. We are limiting this “Mystery Quilt” to the first 12 – so be sure to sign up. You will be notified of dates when fabrics arrive (late January – February). Kit - $100.00 - Intermediate

We have Nancy Halvorson’s newest trunk show – Sew Necessary. This book really has some cute sewing accessories – great for sewing rooms as well as gifts for our friends. The trunk show will only be here for this week –however, Kay Taylor has agreed to teach some of the items in the book if there is enough interest!! She will be available to talk to on Saturday – Garden Song fabrics should arrive in February.

****We have received some new Moda fabrics since we’ve been back from our Christmas break -

Creekside Flannels by Holly Taylor – Warm up your sewing room when you start on a project using these browns, tans, greens & golds mingled with bears, pine needles and cabins. In shop now.

Attitude Girls – Mary Englebreit – We have just a few bolts that accompany this hilarious panel that will almost certainly remind us of ourselves and some of our friends!! What can you do with an “attitude” panel?? In shop now.

Nature’s Notebook – April Cornell – 40+ bolts of wonderful blues, soft yellows and creams – showcases her florals and tonals for a great spring project. In shop now.

Love U – Deb Strain – A large collection of baby prints – Pretty pinks, blue sky, grassy greens, rosy reds, sunshine yellows and cloud whites highlights all the flowers, snails, turtles, owls, dots and letters you will need to get ready for all those upcoming baby showers – great to have in our stash for when we need one!! In shop now.

Boutique – Chez Moi – A new designer for our shop takes us out of our “box” with this 35 bolt contemporary collection. Imagine pansies, speckles, blooms, dots and florals all in shades of sky, grass, scarlet and amber coming together in a new spring project - possibly a pieced Butterfly pattern? In shop now

Rouenneries – French General – This collection of reds, greys and taupes has been a hit – Some of this collection is still in the shop – look for the sequel in the coming months.

Eden – Lila Tueller – Another new designer for our shop will certainly lift this dreary cloud from our heads. Bright, cheerful and springy is all that comes to mind when I look at all these pinks & purples. Coming to shop in January.

Martinique – 3 Sisters – One of our “signature” designers has won Cookie Ransons heart with this collection. She was at the shop to preview this with the sales rep and said “JACKET!!!!!” Watch for it to arrive in February – March. Cookie will schedule her class when we have this fabric in. Florals, paisleys, sprigs, hibiscus, picket fence, vines and sundress all are screaming spring in the softest linens, corals, bisque and shell colorways.

Butterfly Garden – Kansas Troubles – Again, another one of my favorites – this designer always blends in with our existing stash – navy, deep reds, golds and plums are always in hot demand – Look at the new patterns already in featuring this new collection.

Aster Manor – 3 sisters; Vine Creek – Kansas Troubles; Blessings- Brannock & Patek are just a few of the newest lines that slipped in just before the holiday seasons. If you haven’t been in – they are definitely worth taking a look at.

As many of you know we have started carrying Kaffe Fassett & Amy Butler’s fabrics. For all you that have been waiting on Amy’s newest line “Love” – it’s in the shop now!

We also still have room on our bus to Pigeon Forge on March 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. We will be attending a quilt show, 4-5 quilt shops, outlet mall shopping and lots of dining!! Hotel (with continental breakfast), quilt show, 3 evening meals (one dinner show), tips included - $350.00 – call or email for more info.

Well –I realize that this was pretty long-winded but at least everyone is pretty well caught up on what’s going on at the shop – Hope to see you all soon -

Stay Warm & Keep Quilting
Phyllis &Stephanie

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Welcome 2010

It is snowing heavy again tonight as I'm sitting here watching out the window. It is really pretty to watch and look at - BUT - I really dread trying to drive to the shop tomorrow. I left early today - about 4:30pm - as I figured most everyone was heading home. Oh well - this is a great opportunity to finish some of those old projects - or start dreaming about some new things to do. I finished a few older projects over Christmas and am anxiously awaiting the new fabric lines coming in. I just received April Cornell's newest line Notebook today - looks like spring - yummy blues and soft yellows. I can't wait to get back and dive into those boxes.

I am planning on Open House on Saturday - January 16th - 9:00am - 3:00pm - will post schedule and list of newest fabrics in a day or so.

Bus trip to Pigeon Forge, TN is still on and we need a few more "quilting buddies" to go with us. We will be leaving on March 9th (Tuesday) and returning on the 12th - (Friday). The cost is $350.00 - which includes hotel (where the quiltshow is being held and they are all double occupancy rooms), 3 evening meals - AppleBarn, Smith Bros. dinner & show, and Old Mill Restaurant. All tips are included as well. We will be stopping at probably four to five different quilt shops - or outlet mall shopping for those that choose that route. We had a wonderful time last year - hope you will come join us - Remember though - we have limited space and rooms so get your check in soon!!

Happy quilting - and consider putting some bindings on those almost finished projects - Sure would be cozy and warm during this snowy weather