Archive for March, 2009

Spring has sprung, the flowers are in bloom….did you think it was ever going to arrive?  There is so much to be done this time of year and it is difficult to stay indoors after this long and cold winter but we hope you will.  The store is awash with color to inspire your indoor gardens.  Many wonderful new florals for spring have arrived as well as golf and baseball fabrics, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and new brights from “Teachers Pet”.  We even have a couple of the cutest fabrics from “Bunnies Day Out” to create that new Easter quilt, table topper, table runner or wall hanging.

Have you taken a class from us in the past?  Are you scheduled to take a class here in the future?  As teachers we hope each of you successfully finishes all your class projects but we very rarely have a chance to see them.  In order to share your quilts with us we would like to showcase your work on the website.  After you have finished a quilt (it can be quilted or just the top) just email us pictures.  We would love to share your success!!  On the selfish side, it also gives us an opportunity to see all the great projects we have inspired you to make!

With the arrival of spring is also the arrival of quilt shows.  Stop by our booth at both the Twin City Quilt Guild show being held April 25th and 26th and the Clarence Log Cabin Quilters show May 15th – 17th.  Both shows highlight this areas outstanding talent in the world of quilting.  All the details on these shows can be found on page 4.

Just a reminder, we are able to refill your “Best Press” bottles.  We have both the unscented and lavender scents available.  Small bottle refills cost $2.79 and large are $6.49.  This saves both you and the environment.

New Fabric Arrivals

A few from “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”

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A sampling of florals

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Bunnies Day Out

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Spring Sports

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New Book Arrivals

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Mark Your Calendar

6th Annual Western New York Shop Hop

Wednesday, June 10th  Through  Saturday, June 13th

Girls Night Out

Friday April 24th, 2009

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day

Don’t forget Mother’s Day next month!

Whether your mom is a quilter or you need to drop hints to your kids, we can help find the perfect gift.  We have beautiful stain glass quilt blocks in a variety of sizes, Bendable Bright Lights, Gypsy Grippers as well as gift certificates.

Classes also make a great gift.

Magazine Swap

Our magazine swap has been going well.  We will be continuing for the month of April. So, those of you who didn’t find the time to go through your magazines or make it in to swap magazines in March, get another chance.  Of course those who did participate are welcome to swap more.

Quilting Classes

Openings still available for the following classes in April

Tree of Life
Saturday, April 4th
10:00am – 3:00pm

Tree of Life

Window on the East
Tuesday, April 7th (date change)
10:00am – 3:00pm

Window On The East

Orphan Quilt
Saturday, April 25th
10:00am – 3:00pm

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Re-appropriate all those left over blocks, strip sets, semi-completed, “never going to finish this project” things that are cluttering up your sewing room.  This is the project for “using it up”!

Spring Quilt Shows

Twin City Quilt Guild

April 25th, 9AM – 5PM
April 26th, 10AM – 4PM
Wheatfield Community Center
2800 Church Road
North Tonawanda NY
Admission $5.00

Clarence Log Cabin Quilt Guild

May 15th – 17th, 2009
Friday and Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Sunday 11AM – 4PM
Clarence Town Park Clubhouse
10405 Main Street
Clarence, NY
Admission $5.00

Later this year

A Symphony of Stitches
Presented by Southtowns Piecemakers Quilt Guild
October 2-3, 2009

“Pieces & Petals: A Quilter’s Garden”
Presented by Kenan Quilter’s Guild
November 6 – 8, 2009

If you would like to download the April newsletter simply click here.