Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The countdown begins to the end of the year. As always, we will begin the Inventory Reduction process on December 16, with the discount of 16%. This sale goes through the 31st, with the final discount being 31% off. The more you buy, the less we have to count.

We will be closed on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. But we will be open New Year's Day as that is the beginning day of the 2011 $5 Block of the Month. In January, you will pay $5 for a 12" block kit. If you bring it back finished on the first Saturday of February, you will receive your February block for free! By making your block each month, this tree skirt will only cost you $5 for the blocks. At some time during the year, we will have finishing kits available for a 70" treeskirt or tablecloth to use the 12" blocks. There are only 10 blocks this year, so you will have from the beginning of October to finish your project.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heading to Houston

The packing starts today! We'll load the trailer Wednesday night and head out bright and early on Thursday morning. Vicky's booth will get set up on Friday and she will open for her Prairie's Edge Patchworks business on Saturday. While she is selling her patterns, I will be shopping for the shop. Our friend, Dee Gerardy, is going with us to demonstrate our new projects. She will also help me shop.

On Monday evening, we will tear down Vicky's booth and start moving in our booth. Depending on our progress, we should be able to take part of the day Tuesday to play a little and maybe run down to Galveston. We open for business on Wednesday evening at 5:00. The International Quilt Festival is open from then until Sunday at 4:00. Then we load the trailer and drive to Dallas. We will get home Monday evening.

Thursday, November 11, begins the BBBETO "Deck the Walls" shop hop, through Saturday. Come and see our demos and new stuff we brought back from Houston.

Thursday, November 18, we will start our "Christmas Open House", featuring all the stuff from Market that we bought, and some quick and easy Christmas presents. We have lots of projects in mind for fun gifts for Christmas.

We will keep you posted about our schedule!

Monday, October 4, 2010

On The Road Again

We are headed to Des Moines today for the AQS Quilt Show that starts Wednesday. Today we will load the trailer, drive to Des Moines and get in line at the marshalling yard. We have to wait in line until they tell us we can go to the convention center and unload. After we unload, we'll play a little while, check into the hotel and grab a bite to eat. Tomorrow, we will set up the booth early and then hit a few quilt shops.

Wednesday we will be open for business. If you come to the show, be sure and stop by the booth to get a free gift. Just mention the blog and you can pick a 1/2 yard of fabric, compliments of the shop!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hello from Williamsburg, VA

My husband, Mike and I are vacationing in Williamsburg, VA with another couple from our church. We arrived yesterday afternoon and checked into our condo. Today we drove to Virginia Beach, through the Chesapeake Bay and up to Chincotieg Island. It rained on us all day, so we didn't get to see the horses on the island.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, we will spend the daytime touring Colonial Williamsburg. Probably Wednesday or Thursday or both, we will go into the Washington DC area and do some touring there.

While I am gone, be sure to keep Vicky busy in the shop.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Heading to Pittsburg, Kansas this weekend for the Little Balkans Quilt Show. Vicky will be traveling with me, so if you purchase her books or patterns she can sign them at the show. We (the shop) will be open Monday, Labor Day, from 10-5. Fabric will be on sale, 20% off, on Saturday and Monday.

Then on the 11th, my husband and I, along with another couple will be flying to Williamsburg, VA for a week vacation. We plan on going into Washington, DC for at least one day, Virginia Beach, and of course, touring Old Williamsburg and looking at the plantation homes. So while I'm gone, keep the shop busy!

Hopefully, I'll be able to blog from the road!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello from Knoxville! We left home on Sunday afternoon and drove to Springfield, MO to pick up Joan. Made it to Paducah by midnight. If you are in Paducah and need a hotel, we would recommend the Baymont. It was very nice!

Drove to Springfield, KY and stopped at a fabric warehouse. Picked up some black & whites and red & whites to finish 0ur block of the month. Also found some pre-quilted fabrics. It was a good thing too, as we ran out of three pocket purse kits on the first day of the show. We spent last night, cutting and folding so we'll have some to sell today.

Last night we ate supper at Calhoun's, voted best BBQ in Knoxville. We had our table by the window overlooking the river. Everyone must have decided to eat there last night, as we had to wait an hour for seating. Prime rib, ribs and pulled pork were enjoyed by all.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Last two days for the clearance sale. 20% off regular price fabric and 50% of the clearance fabric with an additional 10% is you finish off the bolt. Thursday and Friday for the sale.

Poker Run starts Saturday and goes through the 17th. Come in to each participating shop and pick up your card and get started on a great poker hand. No purchase necessary, one card per visit.

Don't miss all the excitement!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fat Quarter Frenzy

Fat quarters are on sale this weekend only. Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, come and get your fat quarters for 25 for $25, in increments of 25. That's a heck of a deal and you won't want to miss it.

Also, the quilt show is going on in Wichita, Kansas at the Century II Convention Center. Friday-Sunday, June 25-27. Stop by and check out our booth, mention this blog and get a free gift from the booth. Tell Helen, Amy and Norma hello for me. I stayed home this time as my husband and I are celebrating our 34th anniversary on Saturday.

Stay cool!

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Best Press" from Mary Ellen

As I was spraying my clothes this morning with the "Best Press", I wondered what other uses people have found for this product.

When we were in Paducah, I had packed some shirts, fresh out of the laundry basket. These shirts had been in the bottom for several days. I assumed there would be an iron at the hotel, so I packed my "Best Press" and off we went. Since we were staying at a cabin on the lake, no iron. I spritzed the shirts very liberally and hung them up, hoping for the best. By morning, the wrinkles were gone and I was able to wear them to the show.

So, the point of this blog is to let you know that your "Best Press" can be used outside of your sewing room. I now buy the refills by the gallon for me to use in the laundry room.

Let us know how you use your "Best Press"! I would love to hear your story!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

16th Anniversary

Good Afternoon from Overbrook! We are starting our 16th anniversary celebration. From now until noon on Memorial Day, you have the opportunity to gather tickets for a drawing. For every $1 you spend in the shop, you will get one ticket in the drawing. We will begin the drawings at noon on Memorial Day. You must be present to win. Grand Prize is a "Quilt Cut 2" from Alto's, assorted other prizes include gift certificates, books, patterns and class enrollments.

So start shopping now and increase your chances of winning. We will be drawing for 16 different prizes (since it's our 16th anniversary)!

Also, you will want to check out our website for information on the quilting football league. It is a combination of shop hop and clubs with nationwide participation and prizes. It sounds like lots of fun. You will also have access to free patterns and recipes, too.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Shop Hop time

Countdown to the shop hop starts today. We'll be going shopping for the food we'll serve for lunches. Gotta buy cookies too. Tomorrow we'll rehang some of the best sellers, especially Vicky's "Garden Nouveau". Hope you see you all at the hop.

Then we have a 7-day turn around and we head for Paducah. Vicky will be having a book signing on Tuesday night at the convention center. Course, I'm sure she'll sign books in our booth also. We've got some new stuff to demo, both at the shop hop and in Paducah, so be sure and take time to watch the demos.

Keep watch to keep track of where we will be traveling. Have a happy spring!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

First Saturday/Sale on Sunday

Just a reminder that Saturday is the first Saturday of the month. Time to bring in your finished January block to receive your February block free. Helen's demo is from 8:30-10. It's her birthday, so everyone wish her a happy birthday!

Sunday we will be open from 1-5. Draw for your discount when you come in the door, then choose the category to take it in. Choose from books, patterns, notions or fabric. Clearance fabric and Christmas fabric, 40% off, 50% if you clean off the bolt.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The trailer's loaded, thanks to Mike, Jonathan, Ben, Trent and Ann. Leaving in the morning at 6:30 for Oklahoma City. Come see us at the Cox Convention Center