Yarn! A new addition to the shop.

We’re adding yarn to our quilt shop!

It seems natural to add ‘needlearts’ to our shop since so many quilter’s also knit, crochet or embroider.

Look for the DMC tower by the wool, we also have varigated threads, perele cottons (including Hardanger size).

Look for our Grand Opening the first weekend of March!

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2016 Row by Row Experience

And here is my row, available again November 1, 2016.

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Working with Silhouette cutting machine

I’ve been having fun with my Silhouette cutting machine. Today I cut letters out for a customer doing a Montessori quilt.

A few days ago I cut out many salmon. Some say they look like sharks.

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International Quilt Market

We attended International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City!

I was a blast, we had a great time talking with vendors about their fabrics, patterns, books, and notions.

Look for the return of ‘Quilt Sampler’ magazine and ‘Quilts and More’ on sale in the shop!

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Preview of more to come!

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Ten Minute Table Runner

Love these kits that Lisa put together! I chose the blue because it’s my favorite color.
The main print is Sea Glass. Love the soft colors. Lisa also made some kits usin other colors from the Sea Glass. See you at the shop!

Next week we go to Quilt Market!!

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Winner of Quilt Run 101 contest!

Here is the winner! Every year Quilt Run 101 has a contest. It’s easy: buy a challenge fat quarter from each of the 14 shops. The fabrics are different at each shop and are not coordinated.

Thus the challenge is to make an original quilt or other item from the uncoordinated fat quarters. A piece of each challenge fabric must be visible on the front.

This year’s winner:

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A piece of the past

An older piece of Laurel Burch fabric in my stash.Laurel Burch

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Row by Row peek

Here is a peek at my Row by Row for 2016.

I know it needs some work. The spools should be reworked.

The overall theme is “Home Sweet Home” and Thor came up with ‘My Sewing Room”

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A little trip up north

Today is Hannah’s birthday! We took a little trip up the Long Beach Peninsula.

Originally we were going to have a fire, but it was posted not beach fires.

So we drove on the beach and saw some eagles. DSC00047 DSC00042

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Butterfly fail, oh dear

Well, the butterflies didn’t work out quite as planned. Turns out there is a reason for the extra tension provided by the embroidery bobbin. See all the white showing in the black? That is bobbin thread.  If I’d had the right bobbin it wouldn’t show at all.

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Found the right bobbin so try again tonight!

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