Just starting to work on a few holiday gifts & thought I'd share this one with you. This beautiful pointsetta print came into the shop in early September, but we just didn't know quite what to do with it. I had a sudden inspiration to see it in an apron & viola! It's really sharp looking & best of all it only took about 90 minutes to stitch up! Kits are available at the shop in both red & green accents.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Just in time for Thanksgiving!
I finished up the binding on this Happy Holidays Table Topper just in time for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to making one for Christmas! This pattern by Terry Atkinson is so much fun to put together. Its just equilateral triangles that are sewn together, quilted & add binding.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Yesterday, Veterns Day my daughter Kate & I took the day off to see alittle of NYC! It was a beautiful day! No luck with show tickets at the TKTS Booth, the line was way tooooo long. So we just walked & shopped. Made stops in Soho - can never resist visiting Purl Soho, onto St. Patricks Cathedral, the new Disney Store, Anthropology & ofcourse Macy's! It was a great day!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Today the market floor opened its doors! Wow, miles & miles of vendors or so it seems. Our first priority was to visit Quiltwoman.com & check out Karen's book, Soldiers Pride it's hot off the press! We have just finished up Soldiers Pride as a Block of the Month program at the shop & now it the pattern is available to the entire quilting world!
The rest of the day was what I call
" window shopping". Checking out all the new & wonderful things & deciding what to purchase for the shop. For tomorrow is buying day!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts makes here splash at Market introducing her Dot Party pattern in Robert Kaufman's Daisies & Dots by Pice O'Cake Designs!
Jo Morton shows here new patterns & fabrics. And announces that her Little Womens Club #10 will be ready in 2011!
This is just one of the outstanding quilts from Edyta Sitar aka Laundry Basket Quilts new book! Her work is just outstanding!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Our October Strip Club has been revealed! Announcing .....Random Reflections! A fun quilt designed by KariLynn of Freckled Whimsy. This is her first quilt posted on Modabakeshop.
Here is how our Strip Club works. Each featured Strip Club Jelly Roll is available for purchase at 25% off regular prices up until the day before the Strip Club Reveal Meeting. If you wait till the day of the Strip Club Revealed Meeting you risk the chance that we have sold out of the jelly rolls & the price then is only discounted at 20% off. Each Strip Club Revealed Meeting will be the unveiling of the quilt with tips on how to make the quilt! All purchases made towards completing your Strip Quilt will also be discounted 20% on the day of the meeting only.
Anyone can attend the Strip Club Meetings, there is no charge for the session.
Next Strip Club Revealed Meeting is Saturday November 20th at 9:30am!
Join in the fun & get some great strip quilt kits to make for the special ones on your list!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Have had this pattern sitting around for years & when Deb Tucker came out with her new Flying geese ruler called the Wing Clipper I thought it would be a great way to try it out. And wow! I love it..... perfect flying geese everytime.
I used Moda's Fruitcake Holiday line to make up my sample and Delia did her magic with her machine quilting. We gave the pattern for this out during our Christmas in July Open House, so if you missed out we'll have a kits available at the shop soon. Wing Clipper is also available at the shop!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Our Jo Morton's Little Women Club has gotten off to a great start! The ladies in the club are just finishing up their first "little quilt". There are 2 sessions for the JLWC, the 2nd Tuesday of each month 11-1pm and the 4th Tuesday of the month 6-8pm.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I am joining Quilt Shops across the USA & suggesting you all join this Summer's 9-Patch Project! Just for fun & just to make us feel like we are using up our fabric stash! I am challenging you all to do (1) block a day for 45 days. That should bring us to August where we will have fun sharing ideas of putting them together!
So just make one nine patch block each day using your stash. Just one block each day. Any size, any color, using any method There are no 9 Patch Police, so if you prefer to sit down and make a weeks worth of blocks at one time, that's OK too. I'm recommending a 6" finished block, but you can choose any size you like (actually I have tons of 5" squares so I am going to make big ones too). Bigger blocks mean bigger quilts. Here's a cool way of making a 9-Patch Block.
Well we made it! Tomorrow starts the fundraiser & our Wonky 9-Patch Pink Lemonade Quilt is ready! Stop in and visit us or any shop in the Mill Race Village, enjoy a cup of lemonade & make a donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation & you will automatically be entered into our drawing to win this fun quilt! I have received many inquiries as to a pattern for this quilt. I cannot take credit for it. it is the work of the talented Elizabeth Hartmann. Visit her blog for the directions.
Monday, May 3, 2010
For the past 2 years The Village Quilter has participated in Lemonade Days, a fundraiser for the Alex's Lemonade Foundation. We serve lemonade during a designated weekend in June and any donation automatically enters the customer into the drawing for our Pink Lemonade Quilt! Well this year all the other shops in The Mill Race Village are joining me in this wonderful fundraiser. Our goal is to raise over $1000!
June 12-14, 2010 is this years Lemonade Days! That means I have only a month left to get our Pink Lemonade Quilt together.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I am a member of The Moorestown Area Quilt Guild & last evenings meeting was to vote on the annual quilt challenge entries. There were 28 beautiful entries based on the criteria of color that was randomly selected via paint chips. Quilts had to contain each & everyone of the paint sample colors they had previously chosen. This WOW quilt won Viewers Choice and I am happy to say that the artist is our very own Machine Quilting Teacher, Jeannie Roulet-Minchak! I do believe she calls it Sunrise & Sea Glass....congratulations Jeannie! Absolutely stunning! And the machine quilting is awesome!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
By now I know most of you have heard about American Patchwork & Quiltings 2010 Pillowcase Challenge. The idea is to make pillowcases & for quilt shops to donate them to a designated charity. We designated the ConKerr Cancer Foundation as they are set up to donate the pillowcases to children who are currently undergoing cancer treatments. I am thrilled to report that we have donated about 200 so far this year! I want to say this challenge has helped me learn of many more organizations that are assisting children fighting pediatric cancers. Most recently I met Joann Nawrocki, who heads up Alexa Nawrocki Pediatric Cancer Foundation. After learning more about this foundation I immediately offered Joann some of our pillowcases! She gladly accepted them to give to the children they are in contact with at Children's Hospital of Phl.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hmm- Just finished up a new bag pattern by Jackie Clark - The Junk Bag! A great bag to make & carry with you where ever you go. You can put whatever you want on the bag.....LIVE, YOGA, PEACE......make it as individual as you are...create yor own individual bag! Oh, did I mention that I am teaching classes at the shop for this bag? Go to http://www.thevillagequilter.com/ and click on classes. Register online , mail in yor registration or stop in the shop & register in person!
This was the scene outside my bedroom window on January 8th, 2010. Such a beautiful dusting of snow. It was so breathtaking, I thought if I could just capture the scene & put it into a quilt. Perhaps someday. But for now it will just have to rest in my blog. Put it on the list.
My staff & my close friends & family all know that I am a big promoter of giving handmade gifts! I love the whole Zakka concept. This year I made Dresden Plate hotpads that were awesome. Stop in and the shop and I'll be happy to give you the pattern. Well this Christmas I was very much taken back, when my nephews Chris (8) and Evan (6) presented me with their handmade gift on Christmas Day! A knock-off Ugly Doll! Meet Elfie! Isn't he just the cutest ugly elf you ever saw?