Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Thursday December 27th - Saturday December 29th
   25% OFF
Minimum 1/2 Yard cut
Dream Green Batting
Fat Quarters, Flannel, Stonehenge
       ALL Notions, Thread, Rulers, & Batting
 Limited to Stock on Hand
Cannot be applied with any other discount
Does not qualify for Frequent Shopper Credit

Friday, December 21, 2012

In Observance of Christmas

We will be CLOSED
Christmas Eve: Monday December 24th
Christmas Day: Tuesday December 25th

We Wish you and your family
a Very Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December News

Marcus Brothers Primo Plaid Flannels just in. 
These super soft flannels are perfect for a masculine look. 
Rich tweed and herringbone prints in warm brick red, camel, brown, and blue.


Christmas Fabric on Sale
All Christmas fabrics are 20% Off.
Minimum 1/2 yard   
Yardage, Pre-cut Fat Quarters, Charms, & Jelly Rolls
Excludes Christmas kits 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

The Staff and I want you to know 
how grateful we are for your  business and continued support. 
It’s our pleasure to work with you. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Two New Fabric Collections

Just Arrived into the shop from Moda!
Marmalade by Bonnie & Camile                         Chateau Rouge by French General

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Machine Quilting Classes Added

Machine Quilting Classes added to the schedule!

The additional dates are:
Machine Quilting Walking Foot: Friday January 11th  1pm - 5pm

Machine Quilting Free Motion:   Tuesday November 13th 2pm - 6pm
                                                    & Thursday December 13th  10am - 2pm 

These Classes have filled up quickly so make sure to come in & register.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sale Next Week

Halloween Prints
20% Off
Monday October 22nd to Wednesday October 31st
Minimum 1/2 yd cut
Excludes Autumn fabrics & fall blenders
Sale items limited to stock on hand
Do not qualify for Frequent Shopper Credit

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mega Quilter For Sale

Recently I was asked if I would share that a customer is selling her:
Husqvarna Mega Quilter 
Cynthia has prepared the following information & photos

Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter which includes the following extra feet: 

  • Walking foot 
  • Rolled hem foot 
  • Leather foot 
  • Zipper foot 
  • Silk foot

o Extra bobbins
o Extension table, knee lift and cover
Inspira Quilting frame with Quilter's Cruise Control This frame has been taken only half part as is stored. There is nothing missing and the Cruise Control is still connected. 
Frame quilts up to king size
All of the manuals and DVD are with the machines. There are so few hours on this machine it hasn't had a chance to accumulate any lint in the bobbin area.
I would like to sell this complete package for $1850.00 OBO. 
The price is definitely negotiable.
Cynthia Baumbeck can be reached at 480-203-3554 (call or text message)
or emailed at
Her location is Apache Junction, AZ.
If you are interested contact Cynthia directly as the shop has NO additional information or affiliation with the sale of this item. 

Friday, August 31, 2012


What a busy past few weeks:
Scheduling the Fall classes, writing up the schedule, updating the website, posting pictures.....
I can officially announce that it's DONE!
The teachers again have prepared a calendar full of basic classes, fun projects, new techniques, and new clubs.
The classes with descriptions and photos of the projects can be viewed on the website:
Tonight I decided that the blog needed a face lift.  It was difficult to decide which layout and design to go with. I had to play around with color, background, text. The actual design didn't take long, it was the style of text and the color that took me hours. Just like designing and choosing a quilt pattern and then the fabrics for it.  

New fabrics: As usual the UPS and FEDEX drivers have been making daily deliveries to us.

We have lots and lots of new batiks from Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures, and Hoffman. Fabulous, beautiful prints. I just can get enough of these wonderful fabrics.

Just in from Riley Blake Designs
 Pieces of Hope a collection designed to raise awareness of Autism.
The company is donating a large portion from the sales to Autism Speaks.
Not only is this fabric adorable but it also is providing funds for education and research of autism.

2012 Shop Hop
 Passports are selling fast! What a great response we have had, thanks to everyone that has purchased your passports early. It really helps us prepare.
We are looking forward to sharing with you our demo product, seeing folks that only visit us during this crazy, fun time.

Just a reminder that shop will be CLOSED Saturday September 1st - Monday September 3rd in Observance of Labor Day.
I'm off to visit my son, daughter in law, and two grandchildren in California. I'm looking forward to relaxing a bit but most of all playing with the kids.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

Until next time Happy Stitching 
Kathy and A Quilter's Oasis Staff 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Civil War Club Show n Tell August 2012

We had a very fun club meeting last Friday. We planned what the club wants to do for the upcoming season and we organized our current projects, so we can all get on track. 
The summer months here in the desert heat are always a good time to get projects organized, started, or as the pictures show finished. (or close to it)

Janyce pieced two quilts:
The signature squares we swapped
 into this "cot" quilt.


And this great scrap quilt using only
2 1/2" x 4" rectangles.
Great job Janyce!
Elaine took an embroidery class on her Bernina & made up this fun and functional steering wheel cover. This is an absolute necessity for our Arizona summer.
Everyone in the club is hoping for one!

 Jeanne has been having fun English Paper Piecing. This time she used 1 1/2" finished hexagons for this bright table topper.
I shared our 3/4" Hexagons from our Accu-cut Cutter.
Jeanne bought a pack & I know we will be seeing a project finished using those 3/4" hexagons.

Marty shared her charm pack/prairie point table runner.
Those are such warm cozy colors.
Beautiful job Marty.

 Carol was busy completing these two projects that she is giving as gifts. The butterfly quilt is in celebration of her friends 5th anniversary of being cancer FREE!

This paper pieced Hummingbird wall hanging is for another friend who loves Hummingbirds.

We know her friends are going to love these gifts.

 Sharon took the Sew Sausalito bag class on Thursday & brought her completed bag to share it with us. She really jumped out of her box using these beautiful batiks. Sharon is a tried and true lover of 19th century reproduction fabrics.  Fantastic job!!

One of the club projects is Aunt Maggie's Patchwork Quilt by Lori Smith.

Judy brought her completed quilt top in to share with us.
There were lots of oohs & aahs from all of us.
The quilt top is now at the quilter's. We all expect to see this quilt again once it's totally finished.

The group has decided to have an Aunt Maggie's show n tell. Now we just have to set the official date so everyone gets their project completed.

Sue has been very busy piecing and quilting.
She made these cute little wall hangings for a friend.
Don't they just make you smile?
Sue and her family are expecting a
great granddaughter. Congrats to the whole family.
What baby ever gets just one quilt?
Especially from a great grandma that's as prolific quilter as Sue is.

 Sue has been working on the Mary Mannakee quilt for the past 15 months. This is a beautiful needle-turned applique quilt in reds, greens and white.
Sue is now working on the borders that have appliqued leaves, stems, and berries around the entire quilt center.
Absolutely stunning!!

Another one of Sue's needle-turned applique quilts.
This is also stunning. The soft pastel colors are perfect for those large floral blocks. The picture to the right is a close-up of the beautiful quilting Sue did.
We all think this one should be in the 2013 Arizona Quilter's Guild Quilt Show.
Yes not only does she piece these beautiful quilt tops, she custom quilts all of them too!
She is one talented lady.

The Civil War Club members have very busy. Thanks to all of you for sharing. 
Looking forward to our meeting in September. 

We love to see show n tell so please bring in your creations to share with us.
Till next time, Happy Stitching.
Kathy & the Oasis Staff 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Princess and the Frog collection from Northcott. Any little girl will love a quilt featuring the "Princess" panel with any of the 12 coordinating prints. Coordinating prints include pin-dots, gingham checks, pink tone on tone hearts or crowns, and of course the prints featuring the Princesses and the Frogs. 

Check out the upcoming classes on the website at, there is something for everyone. 
Remember we are hosting FREE Sit and Sew's. Check the calendar for dates, call reserve your spot and come enjoy some wonderful uninterrupted sewing time. 
Hope to see you soon, 
Kathy and the Oasis staff 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Holiday Fabrics are Here!

With our temperatures up in the triple digits, it's hard to think about projects for the holidays. Our shelves are filling up with Halloween and Christmas collections.
We have this beautiful quilt Sentiments designed by 3 Sisters for Moda all packaged in a kit for quick shopping. The sample is in the process of being pieced and should be in the shop soon. The quilt features Vintage Holiday Postcards.
Make sure you stop in soon, these kits won't last.

Quilting a great way to keep cool.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 Annual Staff Quilt Retreat

A brief glimpse of our staff retreat.
We arrived at Breath of Life Retreat Center, welcomed by Jim and Candy Bridges. They helped us to unload ALL our precious cargo (all of our wonderful sewing machines & weekend projects). The girls and I wasted no time setting up our sewing spaces. Once our sewing areas were "organized", we picked our rooms & dropped off our suitcases.   
               We promptly started to work on projects. 
Sorry if a few of the pictures are a bit blurry. I had to quickly grab photos before the project was tucked away. 

Laura was the first to complete one of her WIPS (works in progress). This bright Twister (10 inch template) needed the borders added. She has made this as a gift for a family friend. 

Sharon made a "big" tote to carry her acrylic sewing table.
It has inside pockets for her mat & rulers. 
Laura had the strips of this jelly roll quilt put together & she quickly finished piecing the blocks, rows, & then added the borders. This quilt is fast & easy. 
Make sure you check out the one we have hanging in the shop. I made it using Moda's Ten Little Things jelly roll. It looks totally different from this pastel quilt. 
We had deer come into the yard several times during the retreat. 
These 3 arrived just about lunch time on Friday. 
One of the bucks had antler buds that were so fuzzy. 

Judy had a knitting session; Michele and Annette learned how to make a dish cloth. I even tried my hand at knitting. (I completed 2 rows and headed  back to my sewing machine.) 

Cyndi and Laura hard at work. Our sewing areas still look pretty neat.

Sharon concentrating on her next project.

Terri busy working on a beautiful Kim Diehl pattern. She was using the fabrics from a Moda collection called Sonnet. 

This little guy was really enjoying his evening treat of peanuts. A couple of times he laid down on the railing  (actually he spread out) & relaxed. 
The wild life that visit the yard are so fun to watch. 
Friday night (around 2:30am) Laura & I were up sewing, next thing we hear is this scratching noise. A bit spooked we braved looking out the window. 
The peanut bowl on the railing was being raided by a very large raccoon. We couldn't get his picture, but he sat there looking at us when we checked out what was making all the noise.
Saturday morning we saw the evidence of his late night snacking; Peanut shells were all over the ping pong table & the deck. 

The coasters & ornaments of Hugs and Holly. We all had to put together one of the projects. 
We got all but 2 of the projects completed, we decided they needed to be lined and we didn't bring extra fabric along.  

Terri concentrating on her very first machine quilting project!
She did a great job on the Hugs and Holly bucket.
Playing Left-Center-Right. 
We were all hoping to win the 30 black & white 2 1/2" strips.
Terri was the lucky winner!

Teresa was busy piecing these beautiful blocks together. She made enough to make two throw size quilts for her parents. 

     Judy (Vanna) showing off the Hugs & Holly casserole carrier that she completed.

Michele (Vanna) showing off the gingerbread pot-holder also one of the Hugs & Holly projects.

 Saturday we drove into Pine for the Strawberry Festival. 
7 of us went to the Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show 

These are just a couple of the quilts that were 
being shown. 
There were all kinds from traditional to art quilts. 

I just love this quilt, and have added it to my must make list. (Not sure when I will ever get to it). One can dream.......

Annette modeling this really pretty jacket at a vendor booth. 

Saturday I finished piecing this quick & easy Fat Quarter quilt. Pattern is called "Intrigue" by Villa Rosa Designs. I used fat quarters from the Vintage Modern Collection by Bonnie and Camille. 

Debbie made this "fun" purse for her daughter Stephanie. Several of us told Debbie that if Stephanie didn't "like" it we would be more than happy to use it. 

Saturday Night Left-Center-Right game we played for fat quarters. The girls got a bit crazy & very excited!

Teresa is hoping for a L on one of the dice so a Fat Quarter will come her way. (She was pretty lucky several times.)  

Sharon wins the first round & takes home 10 Christmas Themed FQ's. Laura wins the second round & takes home 10 Patriotic Themed FQ's.

Annette is so excited to win the third round & takes home 10 Fall Themed FQ's. 
Sharon pieced to together the Button and Blooms blocks, she just has to add the borders. Can't wait to see this one finished. Whimsical's is one of my favorite designers of patterns & fabrics. 
I think another project is being added to my to do list.  
A Quilter's Oasis Staff & Alumni 
Thanks for another fun retreat!
Can't wait till next year.