Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Year End Sale

Don't miss out on our year end sale!

Tuesday December 27th - Friday December 30th



FABRIC 1/2yd minimum cut

some exclusions apply

Just a reminder of our New Years Hours
Saturday December 31st Closing @ 2pm
Closed Sunday January 1st
Have a safe & enjoyable New Years Eve!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

House of Refuge Donations

Thank you to all the angels out there that donated to the House of Refuge.
My jeep was filled! We delivered clothes, food, toys, personal products, & paper products!
The ladies were very grateful for all the items we delivered.
Thank you for being so generous you have given to families that are in need.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Couldn't Sleep Last Night

Wide awake at 3am! So what does one do at that time of the morning so not to wake the hubby?
Well, I went to the computer & after getting some much needed shop business taken care of.
I went to The Quilt Show website and watched the videos they had posted. Boy can you learn a lot from this site.
As many of you know I'm a true believer in spray basting to get your quilt prepared for quilting & I really like the 505 product.
So what did I come upon? A video all about spray basting. So I'd thought I would share it with you.
Here is the link, you will need to copy it & paste it to your browser:

Now to get ready to go into the shop. Hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Phoenix Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Tickets

Phoenix Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival

Ticket Sales


Mark your Calendars for

Friday January 13th 9:30am – 11:30am

Joan Most will be selling

Tickets for $7.00 CASH ONLY

Tickets available on first come, first serve basis
Ticket sales are NOT associated with A Quilter's Oasis

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shop & Teacher Sample Sale

Shop & Teacher Sample Sale

Need a quick gift or have you admired a sample?
The classroom is full of these samples;
Purses, Totes, Table runners, Wall-hangings & Quilts
Each piece is priced to sell.
Friday & Saturday November 25th & 26th Only

Samples do not qualify for Frequent Shopper Credit
No Discounts can be applied to Samples.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fun New Fabric

Today we received a very fun novelty fabric; PICKLES.
Based on the comic strip by cartoonist Brian Crane; Timeless Treasures has developed this truly funny comic strip about the antics of a retired couple and their family into a fabric collection.
The fabric a comic strip storyline based on quilting, it has us laughing out loud.
A panel with Earl and Opal, funny statements about quilting and fabric shopping. The coordinates are bright and cheerful.
These are must see (read) fabrics.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Batik Bolts Arrived!!

UPS and FED-EX delivered gorgeous batiks from Robert Kaufman (Lunn Studio), Island Batik, and Hoffman of California.
The customers were oohing and ahhing while I unpacked the boxes. Colors ranging from the most beautiful ocean blue to the deepest navy, from cream to black the has bright scroll work. We have them all ready to go on the shelves tomorrow. I have several projects in mind that these would look fantastic, if only I could find more time...
Make sure to come in & check out these new additions.
With the cooler weather finally here it is perfect for quilting. (although anytime to me is a good time to quilt).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

November 2011 News

Fall/Winter Class Registration & Meet the Teacher

The teachers have prepared a fantastic fall & winter schedule of classes.
You are invited to come see the samples, meet some of the teachers, &
have some refreshments.
Saturday November 5th
2pm - 4pm

Register during this time and receive a
10% discount on your tuition!
It also entitles you to 15% discount on your supplies. Supply lists will be stamped & must be presented at time of supply purchase.
(supply purchase not required at registration).
* Discount does not apply to Clubs or Guset Teacher Classes.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Group Forming Queen Creek/San Tan Valley

To all you quilter's in Queen Creek & San Tan Valley
Exciting news a Quilt Group is forming in your area!!
Here is the information I was forwarded & asked to help get the word out.

Calling All Quilter's
garment sewers and embroiders

A New Group is being formed in
the Queen Creek/ San Tan Valley area
to share the love, enthusiasm,
and knowledge of sewing.

First meeting to be held
October 24, 2011 Monday at 7pm
at a location to be determined

Those of you interested email us at

No experience necessary, but fun is required!!
Queen Creek Quilter's Circle
QC +QC = QC2
QC2 = QC squared

I know many of you have mentioned wanting to get together with others in that area, so don't delay contact them & check it out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Women's Expo

The Maricopa County Quilt Shop Association will have a booth at The Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday October 22nd & Sunday October 23rd.
For additional information you can visit the website at:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 Valley of Sun Shop Hop Prize Winners

Thank you to all the wonderful shop hoppers. We had a great time sharing our shop with all of you. We hope your shop hop experience was filled with fun.

The shop owners met yesterday Tuesday September 27th and drew for the prizes.
Winners are:
Grand Prize Bernina Sewing Machine:
Sabrina Marmont
$100 Quilt Shop Gift Certificates
3 Dudes: Nancy Weeks
A Quilter's Oasis: Phyllis Ames
Bearly Stitchin: Barbara Davidson
Bernina Connection: Rebecca Flowers
Cutting Edge: Laure Carroll
In Stitches!: Rosemary Vanasco
Quiltz: Penny Willer
Quilter's Bee: Elsa Ezell
Sun Valley: MaryAnn Jacobson
The Olde World Quilt Shoppe: Penny Dimick
The Quilter's Ranch: Dorene Gordon
Zoe's Trunk: Judy Farrington

Congratulations to all the winners.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Valley of the Sun Shop Hop

2011 Shop hop is in full speed, only 3 days left! This week has just flown by, it's been so fun to see all the shop hoppers. Many faces we recognize from previous years and we have meet many new quilters & sewers. It is wonderful to see so many people enjoying our wonderful hobby and hear about their passion for quilting. It is especially fun to see the fabrics that they are choosing for their quilting projects. I just love seeing their fabric choices.
Thanks for sharing your time with us here at the shop. I hope all of you are enjoying the shop hop & good luck to all of you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The count down is on: 2011 Shop Hop starts in 36 hours.
Hope everyone is ready for some fun, a bit of education, and some wonderful shopping.
We are prepared for you to visit us, with refreshments to start your morning or to help rejuvenate you after a big day. We will have our shop hop quilt hung in the classroom where we will be demonstrating another great tool.
If you haven't already purchased your passport don't delay! You don't want to miss out on the opportunity of possibly winning the grand prize:
This beautiful Bernina 350PE sewing machine provided by Bernina Connection.

If you are the lucky winner of this great machine you will receive guide classes to learn how to use it to it's fullest potential.
This machine MSRP is $1799.00

If you don't win the machine you just might be one of the twelve lucky winners of $100 gift certificate to one of the participating shops.
Think of the shopping you could do..

Looking forward to seeing all of you. Kathy & the Oasis staff

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Civil War Club 9/9/11

Thank you Karen Housner for such a special treat, the antique quilts you shared with the Civil War group were absolutely wonderful. The quilts dated from 1850 to 1930/1940. The creativity of the quiltmakers from the 19th century was truly amazing. Considering how these quilts must have been constructed, the hexagon quilt with it's fabulous design. It is sad that the person who
constructed this work of art is totally unknown.

For this reason Karen encouraged us to label all of our creations, no matter the size.
Several of the club members brought their antique quilt treasures. It was interesting to hear some of the quilts stories. Thank you ladies for sharing your quilts with the group.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

End of a Busy Week

This week has been busy, all 100 bolts of new fabric have been loaded into the computer & are out on the shelves.
New fabrics include:
Buttons and Blooms by Whimsicals from Red Rooster: Here is just a glimpse of the cute panel & one of the coordinating prints.

Here is the link to check out the Buttons & Blooms book; the cut projects made using this fabric line. The book will be available in the shop very soon.

Indian Summer from Riley Blake Designs:

These are just a few of these very fun prints in the Indian Summer line. We have pre-cuts; Layer cakes (10 inch squares), charms (5 inch squares), & Jelly rolls.

Batiks are full & the array of colors are beautiful. I just can't get enough of these fabulous fabrics. I have become totally addicted to them.
Sorry there are just too many to post pictures of; we have 3 new batik roll-ups (40-2 1/2" strips) in purple, fall colors, & rich jewel-tones all from Robert Kaufman fabrics. That just means you have to come in & see these for yourself.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Until next time, have a great weekend & enjoy some time quilting.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August Civil War Club Meeting

Today our Civil War Club met; what a fun bunch of ladies. It was a smaller group than usual as several members were lucky enough to be on vacation or up at a Quilt Retreat. We discussed what we will be doing at the next few meetings. I could not believe we started to talk about our meeting in December! How fast the months are passing.
I'll share what is upcoming for the next two meetings:
In September Karen Housner will be sharing her "old" quilts with us & sharing her knowledge of dating quilts with us. Karen is a AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser. If you are interested in attending this meeting but not a regular member please contact the store to let us know you'd like to join us. The meeting will be Friday September 9th from 10am - 12pm. Cost is just $5.00. In October we will be doing some hand sewing of Hexagons. In the book, Civil War Sewing Circle that we are currently using in the club. There is a small quilt that features 9 Grandmother's Flowers. We will be making one of the flowers that day during our meeting. We always have Show n Tell: now the quilts & projects do not always have to be Civil War projects. We quilter's love to look at any quilt related item in any fabric or style. So here are some of the items that were shared today.

Jeannie sha
red a double diamond ruler table runner in Halloween fabrics & some whimsical place-mats ants with BBQ treats.

Sue Williams shared 3 projects that she has d
one since our last meeting. This triangle quilt was her own design; she was one of the participants in our friendship triangle exchange last fall.
What a bea
utiful creation from 2 inch half square triangles.

The next
quilt pattern designed by Kim Diehl; one of Sue's favorite designers.
Sue also, used a fabric line designed by Kim.
Sue did a fabulous needle turn applique on the border.

Sue found the quilt in the photo to the left on Moda Bakesh
op. The pattern used a layer cake & she did machine applique on this one!
The next photo is the back of the quilt
& hopefully you can see how beautifully Sue quilted it!!

Until next time Happy Quilting everyone.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Here's What's Happening

It's that time already! Valley of the Sun Shop Hop
passports on Sale beginning Monday August 8th.
Passports are still $5.00 & have the 2011 limited edition quilt block charm.
There are 12 shops participating this year. We have geared up to provide all you hoppers an educational (demos), quilt show (shop hop quilts), & most of all lots of fun. Don't delay in purchasing your passport, you don't want to be left out of the fun.
The delivery of new fabric has kept us busy organizing & moving bolts around. It also means we have moved some fabrics to the 40% Off section. Theses are some bolts that no longer have coordinates or have just been on the shelf a tad bit too long. These will make great backing or several would be wonderful in your next charity quilt. Do not wait on purchasing, these fabrics don't last long at this discounted price.
We also found several bolts that went into our end of bolt basket.
These are discounted by 20% and range in size from 1/4 yd to 1 3/4 yd.

All the Christmas fabrics have finally arrived in the shop. The staff is wondering what I was thinking! There are LOTS, from very traditional Christmas red & green, a soft pastel snowman & angel line, to the bright, fun, & whimsical collection I've featured in the next photo.
We have the cutest wall hanging kit made with Christmas Candy fabric line from Riley Blake designs. The sample quilt top is hanging in the shop; it is bright, fun, & totally whimsical. We have changed the outer border to a white background with cheerful wrapped Christmas presents. We have several kits available. We also have a sample of the Sassy Little Apron pattern made using the Candy on Red & polka dots on white.
There are lots of samples to give you ideas & inspiration. Come in & check them out.
Get started on your holiday projects while the selections are at the best!

The class schedule for August, September, & October is ready.
The teachers have got a wide variety of projects.
There is something for everyone.
We decided to feature a new bag/tote once a month. Each one will teach you a new technique.
We are repeating the basic classes;
paper piecing, fusible machine applique, simple binding, quilt labels.
We have a new teacher;
Sandy Davis for machine quilting basics.
Sandy machine quilts all her own quilts on her regular home machine, she has lots to share with her students.
Check out our class schedule on our website at:
There a now pictures of the class projects along with the description & basic information.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Several beautiful Holiday fabric collections have arrived in the past week.
We have been browsing our books and patterns for just the right projects to inspire you to create your holiday decorations or make gifts for your family and friends. We have got lots to share with you!
Fa La La La La
Exactly what you would expect from designer
French General for Christmas 2011. Tres francais! Moda's fabric has a rich, current color palette, muted and elegant, graced with lacy snowflakes, french script, poinsettias and Jacobean roses.The beautiful faux linen texture adds fine detail to the Rustic florals and give these fabrics a worn and vintage look.
We have charm squares, layer cakes, and yardage.

Elegance by Sentimental Studios for Moda.
For those yearning for a soothing, traditional holiday celebration will find solace in the simple, classic Elegance and grandeur of lavish, rich red poinsettias, the crisp scent of fresh cut pine, and snow white magnolias in full bloom.
Charm squares, layer cakes, and yardage are available.

Way cute is the new I Love Snow flannel fabric by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass. You will love this soft 2 ply flannel print fabric with such cute snowmen ... What fun these hot cocoa loving snowmen are having.

With temps in the 100's; there is no better place to be then in the cool a/c of your sewing studio. So let's get started and get those projects completed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Annual Quilt Retreat

What a wonderful weekend the staff & I had. This is the retreat group.
It was filled with LOTS of sewing, some un-sewing, several completed quilt tops, totes, bags, pillowcases, pillow covers, table toppers.
This is the beautiful room we spent most of our days in. SEWING!!!
Here are some photos so you can see what we accomplished.
Terri Teeple's Charm Square Table Topper
Teresa Brook's Field of Flowers using a Bali Pop.
Lorrie Danowski used the mini Twister & made 4 place-mats with Christmas fabric.
Michele Klein used a charm pack & made this cute mini quilt with the 5 Inch Twister.
Harriet Cheek was the most productive out of all of us. This is an embroidery that she framed to make a throw pillow for Christmas.
Our nature lesson:
This is one of the many animals that we saw while spending a great weekend in Pine. Each evening at dinner we had 3 deer come into the yard. What a treat it was to watch these animals.
One lesson I learned; never leave your camera charger at home, my battery went dead on Friday so I don't have pictures of everyone. I hope to get some from the ladies. I hope you enjoyed sharing in a bit of our retreat.
Big thank you to Breath of Life Retreat; Candy, Jim, Sharon, Zelma, & Priscilla for a wonderful weekend filled with great food, lots of laughs, and best of all socializing with friends.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Here's Whats UP June 7th

It's been a busy couple weeks. The new website has been completed & will "go live" in the next day or so. I'm hoping it will be up & ready for all to view later today. It was sure a learning experience getting all the photos & slideshow together. I hope you like it.
We now have a facebook page so make sure to check it out. I'm planning to post on both at least weekly. Please don't hold me to that, but I want to put the new arrivals & the "going on's" to keep you updated.
We have beeen receiving fabric weekly! Lots of new Christmas to get you supplied for those Holiday gifts & decorations. Can you believe it is only 6 months away.
We have lots of good patterns available to help with those decorating needs. Make sure to come in & see the Grinch who stole Christmas quilts that will be quilted in the next week & Sandy Davis is working on Merry Christmas by Amy Bradley the cutest fusible appliqe quilt I have seen in a VERY long time. We have a special offer for those of you that purchase the pattern.
A FREE DEMO class.. Saturday July 9th 10am - 12pm.

Also, reminding you that this weekend the staff & I are off to Pine for our Annual Staff Quilt Retreat. The Shop will be

CLOSED Friday June 10th & Saturday June 11th.

See you Monday June 13th at 9:30am.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dr. Seuss fabric & Holiday Hours

CLOSED Monday May 30th in Observance of Memorial Day
Please enjoy your the Holiday weekend.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Fabric from Robert Kaufman
The fabric arrived just the other day.
The Grinch and the folks in Whoo-ville in regular cotton & flannel.
This fabric contains the whole How the Grinch Stole Christmas story.
These fabrics won't stay around long so don't delay. We are currently making shop samples in each cotton and flannel.

We also just received 3 boxes from Hoffman of California "that means new BATIKS"..
Visit us often as we are receiving new fabrics weekly.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Kathy and the Staff

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Arrivals

I can't believe how fast April went by & now we are into the second week of May.
I had a wonderful 5 days this past week visiting with my son & his family in Texas. It was great to play with our 5 year old grandson & 3 year old granddaughter. Best part was I actually "vacationed" not one minute of work!! The staff did a great job at the shop. Thanks ladies!

Just this week we have received batiks from Robert Kaufman, French General charm squares & layer cakes from Moda.

Just today the yardage for Warm Memories from Kansas Troubles,
and a beautiful musical line called Perfect Pitch by Dan Morris from RJR arrived.

Christmas Wreath Pattern using the Lil' Twister Template; this will make quick & easy gifts for everyone on your list.
And the cutest pattern from Amy Bradley called Merry Christmas! This pattern has us planning on how to use these cute faces on pillows, towels, table runners, the list just keeps growing.

Make sure you stop by to see the samples we have to inspire you.
Until next time, Happy Quilting
Kathy & the Staff

Monday, March 28, 2011


What a wonderful thing when you can figure out technology without the help of a computer wiz.
I finally was able to download all the pictures from the new camera. It took me just a few times to try & then it went really easy. The hard part is getting all the pictures organized into correct files. Hopefully, I'll be able to find all of them. I want to share some of the great quilts that customers have brought in for show n tell.
Also, want to keep you up to date with our Block of the Month, clubs, and classes.
Designer Pam McMahon reveals her new pattern Pieceful Journey Block of the Month.

Charlene O'Connell shares her Tree of Life Quilt; project she made using the half square triangles from our fall 2010 Triangle exchange.
I'll share more quilts/photos later.
Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as the staff & I do.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Arrivals & Classes

The past 2 weeks UPS & FedEx have been dropping off boxes filled with wonderful fabrics and notions. We just got in this great little iron from Prym that's perfect for taking to class or on your next retreat. It's has 3 heat settings & 4 handle positions. It's also wonderful for P3 applique prep when you need to get those small curves pressed. We are restocked on our Transfer-Eze for those of you doing your embroidery/red-work. Lorene is proud of me; as I just started an embroidery project: a cute angel from Bird Brain Designs. It's actually quite relaxing in the evening to do a bit of hand stitching after a long day at the shop. Once it's finished I'll have it in the shop to share with you.
Dragonfly Summer from Holly Taylor in the signature colors of beautiful green, soft purple & cream. These have been in the store less than a week & already bolts are being emptied. It's a perfect collection for summer.
Toasty by Jo Morton are perfect medium shades that will be great as backgrounds when you just don't want to achieve that subtle shading.
Civil War Reunion from Barbara Brackman (1/2 the collection) arrived yesterday & we have it out on the shelf ready for your next reproduction project.
Batiks from Hoffman, Princess Mirah & Lunn Studio batiks are here & have are already flying out the door. You have got to see these beautiful fabrics.
Asisan Legacy Roll-ups (40- 2 1/2" Strips) came Thursday & are a collection in beautiful soft colors; that will make any project fabulous.
Scrap-Basket Surprises & Scrap-Basket Sensation are both back in stock. These books have many projects using those 2 1/2" strips.
The Fortune cookie Bag taught by Mardi Norwood is a great looking small bag that uses a couple fat quarters & some large cording covered with fabric. Space is available for the class this Wednesday March 30th 10a - 1p.
Count On It quilt block is from Nancy Halverson's new book Count on It. These small blocks are a cute way to decorate each month without going to a lot of work. Each project uses the fusible machine applique technique. Sandy Davis will be teaching the May block; Class is Saturday April 2nd from 10am - 2pm.
Check out the website for additional classes that are being offered in April. Don't miss out on learning a new technique or tuning up on a skill that you haven't used in a while. Classes are also a wonderful time to meet & socialize with others.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Kathy & the staff

Friday, March 11, 2011

AQG Quilt Show

Last night I went to the Arizona Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show, what a treat! So many beautiful quilts displayed. If you are going this weekend I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to view all the quilts & do not miss this year's Ribbon winners. Congratulations to all the winners! I have the pleasure of knowing many of them and let me say they have out done themselves. A big thanks to all of the entrants for making it such a pleasure to walk the aisles & see such beautiful creations.
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for next years show!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We Celebrated our 6th Birthday

Thank you to all the loyal customers who support A Quilter's Oasis. We appreciate your patronage & for making our 6 years in business a success. It is a pleasure to work with you & provide you with fabrics so you can create such fabulous quilts. Over the 6 years we have seen so many beautiful creations & hope to see many more.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday February 12th; we hope you enjoyed the cake!
Kathy, Bob, & the Oasis staff

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Feb-April 2011 Classes

Hurray!! The class schedule is completed and most of the class samples are hung in the shop. The teachers are finishing up a couple of the samples but should have them in to the shop soon.
Make sure you come in & see what a wonderful job the teachers did to inspire you.

There were several classes requested this quarter & we got them all scheduled so make sure you check the schedule & register for those.
The schedule will be put on the website tonight or tomorrow but the hard copy will be in the shop today. I'm picking it up from the printer on my way into the store..