Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Magical Mistletoe Tour 2011

You are invited to attend the 2011
Magical Mistletoe Tour

Visit these 5 NJ Quilt Shops anytime during the month of November 2011
& get your pattern to make your own holiday strip quilt & don't forget to get your invitation stamped! You just might win a prize!

Our sample is getting there! Just one more row to sew........
Participating NJ Shops in the Magical Mistletoe Tour

Kindred Quilts
Pennington Quiltworks
The Village Quilter
The Little Shop
Quilting Possibilities

Pick up your invitation at any of these 5 shops.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our latest Strip Club Quilt!

Our latest Strip Club Quilt, Cactus Wreath was revealed in last Saturdays Strip Club meeting at the shop. What a beautiful holiday quilt. Pattern has directions for 3 sizes wallhanging, throw & queen. It takes one of our holiday jelly rolls (precut 2 1/2" strips in reds & greens)
a few yards of Kona Snow and 2 1/2 yards for border & binding! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Last week some of the members of my little quilt group & I attended a taping of The Martha Stewart Show in NYC! 14 of us took the train & then took NYC by storm! A great time was had by all!

Martha greeting her audience before the show.

Almost front row seats!

Carrying our Martha goody bags home in the rain.....

Ofcourse we were so close to The City Quilter we just had to stop & say hello!

Here is the cute little bag I just made with a piece of Japanese linen I purchased at The City Quilter!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Pleated Tote

I met this young purse pattern designer, Jen Giddens last May at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. I was drawn to her clean lines & designs! I finally had some time to make up a sample of The Pleated Tote pattern & I was so thrilled. Clear precise instructions with great results! I love this bag! I'll be teaching it this fall at the shop!
Let me know what you think...leave a comment!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Phillies Baby I Do Quilt

Quilters are great baseball fans!  Here in the Philadelphia area we do love our Phillies! I attended the recent Stitich & Pitch game at Citizens Bank Park last month where I proudly stitched the binding on this Baby I Do Quilt while watching the game (Stitch & Pitch Event happens once a year). I had to improvise the pattern just a bit, because this was the very last of my Phillies fabric!  Baby I Do  is a great pattern by Cherry House Quilts & these circles are a breeze with the 6 Minute Circle Technique!  GO PHILLIES!

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Daughter's First Quilt

True happiness is when your daughter finally makes her first quilt!

I think true happiness is watching your daughter finally make her 1st quilt! Ok, so she is almost 24, but she did it! This quilt is a graduation present for her boyfriend John. It is a Turning Twenty in brushed plaids by MODA. The dogs had a big part in the quilt.....they were guilty of eating a block or two!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Quilt Market 2011

Day 3 at Spring Quilt Market, Salt Lake City Utah

I finally caught up with Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts in her booth. A spectacular booth! Julie's quilts were showcased all over the market floor!

A visit with Jo Morton! Her new book , Banner Day will be out any day now! And a new small fabric pallet called Jo's Favorites will be available soon. This collection of red & white prints was inspired after Jo's visited to the Red & White Exhibit in NYC in March 2011.

As usual, bags & purses were a very hot item! I was particularly taken by this new talented designer, Jen Giddens.

Next stop.....home!

Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Spring Quilt Market Salt Lake City

First Day at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City was a busy day for all of us shop owners! We attend mini classses all day long. Here is Lazy Girl's Joan Hawley with Julie Herman, Jaybird Quilts.

Day 2 at Market the floor opens up to us & OMG has been wonderful & I am only half way through visiting all the vendors. Shabby Chic with Rachel Ashwell; New stitching patterns from Crabapple Hill; Organic Fabrics; Anna Griffin Fabrics; Cabbages & Roses new fabric line with MODA; Lecien Fabrics; Hot color is grey; Jo Mortons's Banner Day; Groovy Girls Club 2; Jaybird Quilts; New Blocks of the Months; embellish, embellish, embellish.

One more day!

Friday, April 29, 2011

NJ Shop Hop 2011

The 10th NJ Shop Hop is in full swing with lots of happy hoppers making their way to 11 quilt shops throughout the state of NJ!

Our Shop Hop Quilt appropriately titled "The Royal Basket" has been well received and we have sold out of the finishing kits already!

We put the Shop Hop Button pattern into a cute little pillow. The hoppers collect (1) button at each shop.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cherri House Presentation

Last evening I had the opportunity to attend a wonderful program sponsored by the Philly Modern Quilt Guild featuring Cherri House from Houston Texas!

Cherri works exclusively in solids & that really intrigued me! The picture is of the quilt pictured to the left is City Play from Cherri's City Quilts book. We do have several copy's available at the shop.

I have challenged myself as well as all of you to explore this. Stay tuned for a class this summer/fall where we will explore the endless possibilities of solids!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Lilly & Will Baby Quilt

I am finally ready to send the baby quilt to my nephew in Rhode Island. Baby Allison was born in October, but I just had to wait till Moda's Lilly & Will fabric arrived to put the plan together. I used Bunny Hill's Park Lane Quilt Pattern for the baby quilt, Terry Atkinson's Zippy Strippy pattern for the bag & our own in house pattern for the sweet little bibs! The Folded Star Ornament is a class we offer year around & I thought it would make a nice baby's 1st Christmas Ornament- oops perhaps it will hang on their tree next Christmas!