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!