We hope everyone had a great time doing the WNY Shop Hop last month. We had a great time!! Mother Nature was a good sport this year, keeping temperatures comfortable and rain to a minimum. We had a great turn out this year with 227 people getting to all 9 shops. (See page 4 for a list of the winners) That gives each of you a one in eleven chance of winning. Great odds! Keep that in mind when planning for the next shop hop, the 3rd Annual “Quilters Quest” Shop Hop will be held September 10th – 12th, 2009. We will have seven local shops participating in this one. It’s in a much smaller geographic region, and it can easily be completed in one day. Mark your calendars for another fun event. More details to follow as the dates get closer.
We would like to thank Bunny Leighton for being our “Quilter of the Month” during June. Bunny, a local artist, was gracious enough to spend time with us on Saturday of the WNY Shop Hop. She gave everyone that came into the shop a note card and pattern, both of which she designed. If you missed Bunny’s quilts, or would like to get any of her patterns, let us know. We will be happy to order them for you.
Quilt Market orders continue to arrive daily. There are great new patterns, gizmos, gadgets, fabrics and general fun stuff arriving daily! We have new Halloween, Christmas, Diane Phalen, Americana, reproductions and many more new fabrics. The Flower Fairies continue to generate excitement, and our batiks are bursting from their allotted shelves. We are clearancing our flannels, please come take advantage of the great deals. The yardage is half price, and our flannel fat quarters are only a dollar.
Please make sure you check the website for our summer class list. We don’t usually run classes in the summer, but so many of you requested them, we obliged. The Fit to Frame class is tons of fun with lots of individual options. These smaller quilts are made it fit into standard frames, to give your quilts a different look. The ‘Blooming Nine Patch’ is one of the most popular quilt classes we have, and the ‘Venetian Tiles’ is a neat, new method that is fun and easy to make. Sign up soon, as class sizes are limited and some are filling quickly.
As always, we appreciate your business and hope to see you soon!
new Fabric Arrivals
From Diane Phalen
New Book Arrivals
WNY Shop Hop 2009
“I think I’ll just sit for a minute”
“There are so many wonderful fabrics here.”
“I found the perfect match for your fabric!”
How much like a patchwork quilt we are,
Some of us are bright and gay.
Some are quieter, more delicate and subdued;
Yet how well we blend together.
The quieter ones set off the colorful.
The brighter ones accentuate the pastels.
Often the more fragile pieces hold the sturdy ones together.
Blessed we are to be varied.
All of us are stitched with love and tied to one another.
2009 Shop Hop Winners
Grand Prize – Baby Lock “Audrey” Sewing Machine –
Diane Pechuman – Gasport, NY
27 Yards of Fabric – Lula O’Shaunessy – Pittsford, NY
- Aurora Sewing Center – E. Aurora
- Lisa Ross – Rochester, NY
- Aurora Sewing Center – Clarence
- Robert McCreadie – Williamsville, NY
- Betty’s Quilting – Spencerport, N
- Betty Zebrowski – Buffalo, NY
- The Carriage Quilt Shop – E. Aurora
- Jean Poppoon – Rochester, NY
- Country Treasures – Brockport, NY
- Ann Schlaf – Lockport, NY
- Ivy Thimble – Victor, NY
- Lynne Falbo – E. Concord, NY
- Marie’s Sewing Center – Lockport, NY
- Mary Beth Anstett – Lancaster, NY
- Mt. Pleasant Quilting Co. – Brockport, NY
- Lynda MacDonnell, Rochester, NY
- Sew What? – Williamsville, NY
- Laura Zemszal – Lockport, NY
REMEMBER OUR MAGAZINE EXCHANGE
Bring in your slightly used but well loved magazine and exchange for another gently loved magazine from a fellow quilter.
FLANNEL CLEARANCE SALE
ALL FLANNEL FABRICS
(Minimum 1 yard cut)
Flannel Fat quarters – $1.00
(limited to those already cut)
Girls Night Out
Friday July 31th, 2009
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm