Friday, May 7, 2010

Fabric Arrivals

We received two fabric collections this week.

Wine Country
The fabric line has grapes with grapevines & grape leaves, wine corks and 3 blenders in rich wine & green.

This is great fabric for kitchen projects; table runners, napkins, place mats, & aprons. If your a wine connoisseur this would make a beautiful wall hanging.

Our first line of Christmas arrived from UPS today. Woodland Holiday from Moda.
These are just two of the beautiful fabrics that have traditional Christmas motifs. The colors are deep rich red & green. Coordinating prints have pinecones & pine boughs, holly & holly berries. These prints will make any Christmas project outstanding.

Wishing all the Mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy this special day with family & loved ones. A Bouquet of flowers for all of you. Remember to take time to smell the flowers & enjoy each and every wonderful day.

Washington Irving wrote: A mother is the truest friend we have.

Thanks to all our quilting friends.

Monday, May 3, 2010

One Million Pillowcase Challenge

This is what happens when you haven't written in forever & you don't make a list of everything you want to put on the blog.
I totally forgot to tell you that we are proud to be a part of the One Million Pillowcase challenge.
We are donating the pillowcases to several different charities:
ConKerr Cancer who's mission is to brighten the lives of sick children in hospitals through homemade pillowcases. The pillowcases we donate will be given to the children's cancer unit at Banner Desert Hospital.
Sunshine Acres in Mesa, AZ; this is a long term residential home for children ages 5 to 14 (at time of admission). These children stay a minimum of 12 months, are from families that are experiencing homelessness, incarceration, terminal or chronic illness, and other circumstances that prevent the family from caring for the child.
Sojourner Center in Phoenix; this center provides shelter and support services to individuals affected by domestic violence. We will team up with Queen Valley Scrap Rats & help them provide more pillowcases to these families.
So mark your calendar for Wednesday June 30th, we are holding an all day Charity Pillowcase Event.
You can come in and sew with us, drop off your already constructed pillowcase(s) or prior to the event you can donate fabric that can be made into pillowcases.
Fabric needs to be washed, pressed, & ready to make into pillowcases.
You don't have to wait until June 30th to drop off completed pillowcases, we are collecting them now.
All pillowcases donated will be added to the running total on the One Million Pillowcase Challenge homepage.
Wow can you believe the weather we've had. I've lived here in Arizona for 30 years and I don't ever remember having these cool days in late April. Boy have I enjoyed them!! Well I know that the cool weather is gone & it's time to prepare for those hot summer days.
I've got lots of projects for shop samples to keep the staff & I busy everyday. Make sure you stop in & see all the samples we've prepared for you.
I've just finished the May - July class schedule, updated the calendar for the website & will get the class registration book updated starting tomorrow. Hopefully, no changes will need to be made today so we can get it uploaded to the website.
The teachers have again prepared great classes for you this schedule. Several of them are perfect for using your stash. Make sure you check out the website later this week. and click on the apple icon.
We have received two great fabric lines.

For the grown ups we received the complete line Heart & Soul by Whimsicals
If you love Taupe/Neutral colors then you will love this line. It also features a fabric type panel in softly colored, block design with inspirational 5" motif squares alternating with those that contain coordinate patterns.
We have the book "If Quilts Could Talk" by Whimsicals that features projects using this fabric collection.
Then for the Boys young or old:
Hard Hats by Avlyn Fabrics
Construction Trucks in both a panel & a border stripe. Coordinating prints feature gravel, construction hats, boots, warning cones.
Make sure you come in & see the class samples & get ready for a wonderful summer filled with quilting.
See you soon. Kathy & Staff