Friday, December 5, 2008


Well, my younger sister Betsy was one of the recipients of an apron for National Tie One On Day! Here she is cooking up our wonderful Thanksgiving dinner wearing her new apron! I had a lot of fun stitching up these aprons & giving them out with a loaf of Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread! If anyone wants to tell their apron story please hit the comment button below. I'd love to hear from you! By the way, her apron was from the pattern by Threaded Pear called Flirty Skirty! This pattern & more are available at the shop & on the website.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Quilt Market Day 3

Today I just want to roam the many isles & see what catches my eye. I am on the look for new Block of the Month Programs, patterns for quilts ,purses, aprons & new gadgets! Wow, there is a lot to choose from! Our favorites are all exhibiting & have beautiful new things- Laundry Basket Quilts, Serendipity, Amy Butler, Threaded Pear, Kansas City Star.... And the new fabrics for 2009 are awesome. So I think we all need to make atleast 2 quilts from our stash before the new year, because you are going to love what's coming in March of 2009! Well, tonight I return home- it's been fun! Can't wait to share more with you at the shop.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 2 Fall Quilt Market

Well Day 2 takes me to the Market floor where I have over 2500 vendors to visit! Moda's new Honey Buns (1.5" rolls of fabric) are a big hit as the pair up with thier jelly rolls & charm packs for some great new patterns. Lots of childrens clothing designs from the new younger designers. Makes me wish my Kate was a litle girl again! Boy I could have some fun! Here is a picture of Amy Butler showing us her adorable kimono baby outfit from her new book Sewing for Little Ones. Well time to get some rest, tomorrow is a new day! GO PHILLIES!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Quilt Market Day #1

Hi from Houston Texas y'all! Today was a very full day 14 hours of lectures & mini classes. A series of 20 + consecutive 15-30 minutes classes with the best of the best Amy Butler, Jo Morton, Mark Lipinski, Alex Anderson ... just to name a few! Previewed a delicious fabric line from Andover Fabrics called French Farmhouse. Blues & Pistachio Greens....

This is me with my good friends Elaine & Robin from Harpers Fabric Store in Overland Park Kansas. Note my new tote..The Morgan Bag , new from Purse String Patterns. Check back with me tomorrow for more on Quilt Market 2008! ~Susan

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lemonade Days are Here!

This weekend June 6-8th is National Lemonade Days & we celebrate by being a host lemonade stand for The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Visit us at the shop for a icy cold glass of lemonade & make a donation to ASLF & you will automatically be enter into our drawing for this Pink Lemonade Quilt! This quilt has been a work in process for almost 2 years. We allowed many of our kids classes to work on piecing the quilt whenever we had some free time.

Fundraising statistic: ALSF is currently funding 80 research projects in leading childhood cancer institutions nationally. Awesome!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Organic Fabrics from Michael Miller

For years I have been buying organic foods, mostly fruits & vegetables where I can, so when Michael Miller Fabrics introduced their new Organic line of fabric in Houston last fall I new it was time!

This beautiful assortment of flaxen color fabrics from ginghams to sherpa complete this line. Our display at the shop features this adorable outfit & we are currently waiting on new patterns from Sew Baby for even more ideas! Don't all baby's deserve the best! I encourage you to try's a good thing!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

President's Day

What would President's Day be without a sale? If you're searching for a few goodies click on the SALE ITEMS tab in the catalog page of our website, you won't be disappointed.

If you're off today for the holiday & just want to sew here's an idea-

The Americana Quilt. Pull out all you civil war stash & whip up some 6" Nine-Patch blocks & add our coordinating fabrics for your alternating blocks & this beautiful Civil War Flag border print from Marcus Fabrics & you've got yourself a great quilt! Kits available on the website & at the shop & include pattern, border fabric, alternating block fabric & binding.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Welcome 2008

After a very busy & hectic holiday season, I am grateful for the start of a new year! I love the renewed enthusiasm January brings. I made one New Years Resolution & that was to keep my home studio more organized. I need the structure. That is why I almost always wear an apron - I feel more organized & in control of my life. And with all those great new apron patterns out there now who can resist! Flirty Skirty from Threaded Pear is one of my favorites.

January also brings happy customers to the shop, all refreshed & ready to tackle new projects. We are looking forward to new fabrics from Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, MODA, Kona Bay & lots more. It's going to be a good year!

As i look back on 2007 I didn't get much personal quilting done, but I did manage to get my husbands golf quilt done in time for his 50th birthday! I have been collecting the golf fabrics for 5 years & finally settled on a pattern from BlueUnderground was perfect. Gracie, our 10 year old lab thinks so too!

I thought it would be fun to start off the new year with a contest! Post your New Years quilting resolution on my blog & we'll enter your name into a drawing for a free MODA Jelly Roll! One winner will be chosen on Super Bowl Sunday February 3rd & notified via email!