Thursday, December 1, 2011

10 Minute Vest

Yep, it really can be made in 10 minutes.  This vest from Kwik Sew is cut on the fold, in an oval shape, cut out the armholes and wear it.  Granted, we made ours with double sided fabric that didn't require the edges to be finished, but it took longer to trace the pattern off, than it did to cut it out!  It can also be made from fleece or a batik because they don't have a clear right and wrong side.  We saw them made from "Cuddle", a deep pile, cuddly fabric at Market.  They were just stitched, wrong sides together.  No binding or turning necessary!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Maple Leaf Festival is this weekend.  As you travel to and from Baldwin City, stop and shop with us.  Fabric will be on sale, 20% off.  We will be open Saturday, October 15 from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5.  Hope you take advantage of this special Sunday opening, as we don't have too many of those.

Jane Anderson is teaching an Umbrella Class on October 22, beginning at 10:30.  Bring in an ugly umbrella and leave with a spiffy new, in-style umbrella.  Hope we see you soon!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Well, as usual, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I've been busy going to shows and keeping up with my family.

Jane and I just got back from the AQS show in Des Moines, IA. We had a great time talking to all the quilters in our booth. The three-pocket purses continue to be the biggest hit of all the things we demo. If you haven't gotten yours yet, you are missing out. They make great secret pal and Christmas gifts.

Next in the best seller category were the Pilot Frixion Pens. These pens have a very fine point and the ink disappears with friction or heat. Great for tracing embroidery designs, as the ink disappears when you iron your finished project.

We've begun making plans for next year's $5 quilt block of the month. We will have it on the website soon. The kits will be cut in 5" squares from earthtone batiks. We will be using the pattern, "Five-Square Fanfare" and featuring the "Charming 5 Square" templates. There are six different templates. Be sure and sign up for the email mailing list so you won't miss out on information.

Maple Leaf Festival is October 15-16, so keep an eye on the website for special information coming soon!

Hope you had a great summer!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dear Emily reminded me this week that I have not posted lately. I've been just a bit busy with vacation, two weddings, etc. etc. But that said...We have four busses coming on Saturday, April 16. We are participating in the Cruisin' Kansas Quilt Shop Tour. There is a bus leaving from Overbrook, Severy, Newton, Emporia or Eudora all at the same time and making a circuit, all going the same direction. For $93.95, you get to visit all the shops and have a continental breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner included. I think that is a great deal.

We just had our 13th Annual Kansas City Shop Hop. It was deemed a success with lots and lots of first time shop hoppers. The batik designed just for the hop shops was brown with sunflowers and hawthorne flowers. Sunflowers as the Kansas state flower and hawthorne as the Missouri state flower. All the shops had different ideas for setting the 6" blocks together. We received a lot of compliments on our quilt. It is pictured in the photo gallery on our website.

I'll write more after the bus trip to let you know how it went. There is still time to sign up if you'd like to make the circle of shops. Look for us in Paducah. We are in the pink Finkle building where AQS has their sale books.