Archive for September, 2009

Shop Hop News

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop. It was one of our biggest turnouts ever, with over 425 quilter’s “hopping.” Congratulations go to all who finished the hop; that was quite a challenge! The quilt pattern and jelly rolls were very popular this time around. Just see what we have in store for you next year…..!

The lucky winners were:

$350 Gift Certificate – Linda Cruise (Snyder)

  • Roller bag for sewing machine –  Margaret Fetterhoff (Spring, Texas)
  • Basket Winners include: Tracey Simpson (Tonawanda) -Aunties Attic
  • S. Kowalewski (Cheektowaga) – Heartland Quilt Shop
  • Audrey Miller (West Seneca) – Marie’s Sewing Center
  • Michelle Koopman (Tonawanda) –  Pine Grove Quilt Shop
  • Vivian Logan (Tonawanda) –  Quiltmaker and Friends
  • Vickie Heck (West Seneca) – Threads of Time
  • Lisa Correctore (East Amherst) – Sew What?

Fall classes are in full swing.

We still have a few spots open, but they are filling up fast!

Classes still open by Christine Kryjeski include:

Octagon Log Cabin Monday, October 5th, 10:00-3:00p.m. Or Tuesday, October 20th from 6:00-9:00p.m. Reshaping the classic log cabin using paper piecing with a twist.
Framed Quilts – Saturday, October 10th from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. or Monday, October 19 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.   Would you believe 15 fat quarters + 2 techniques = 6 (or more) finished ‘Fit to Frame’ quilt tops? This is fun for beginners and advanced alike, and you may even bring home a finished project!
Happy Hollow Table Runner – Saturday, October 24, 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. or Monday, October 19, 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Pick snowmen, scarecrows or Santa’s and makes a wonderful seasonal table runner that will be the envy of your holiday guests.

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Mary Militello has openings in her classes Times Remembered on Tuesday, October 6th and 13th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Come join us for this class that looks much more complicated than it is!


Our ever popular Magic Melons class with Joanne Withes is back on Saturday, October 17th from 10-3pm or Wednesday, October 28th 10-3pm.   This dimensional quilt is very different and so much fun to make. Last semester we had a wide variety of fabric choices and they all looked fabulous! Black and whites, plaids, floral and primitives were all very successful. Come join the fun.


Diana Brock’s Venetian Tiles class on Tuesday, October 27th from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. has room for you to sign up and has been very popular. It is much simpler than it looks and it really made from 9-patch blocks!  Piping Hot Snakes on Friday, October 30th 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. still has slots open for this unique macaroni shape quilt. It is made as a child’s quilt here, but it could easily be made with more sophisticated fabrics for an adult version. Shadow Box will be another fun class with Diana on Tuesday, November 10th from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. It is a gorgeous quilt, but so simple to piece. Show off those larger scale prints you never know what to do with, or use the McKenna Ryan fabrics as shown.

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One Block Wonder with Linda Davis starts on Tuesday November, 3rd and 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This amazing quilt uses one fabric! If you enjoy stack and whack quilts, you will have a ball in this class.  Wrapped Bowls uses fabric wrapped around cording (and a bit more) to make bowls, purses, baskets and hot pads. Join Linda on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Ann Shaw’s Machine Quilting for Beginners is filling up fast. This method class is one every quilter needs to take. You’ll get tips that will make the quilting of your three layers much easier.  Saturday, December 5th 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Quilters Gallery

Our featured Quilter of the Month program is still going strong! Local quilter’s Karen Juette and Claudia Kaufman will be featured in October’s Quilter’s Gallery. When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community, opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you are displaying your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Shows and Events

Ann will be vending at the following shows:

  • Kenan Quilter’s Guild present’s “Pieces & Petals: A Quilter’s Garden
    November 6th, 7th and 8th 2009
  • Friday 11/6 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday 11/7 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11/8 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Kenan Arena
    433 Locust  Street
    Lockport, NY 14094

Other Upcoming Quilt Shows

  • The Greater Ithaca Area Quilt Show presents “Traditions & Beyond”October 3rd and 4th 2009
  • Saturday 10/3 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 10/4 – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Tompkins Cortland Community College Field House  (
    170 North Street – P.O. Box 139’Drydem, NY 13053
  • Candlelight Quilt Guild “Wings of Peace Quilt Show”
    October 24th and 25th 2009
    Saturday      10/24   – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday     10/25 –   12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Van Buren School
    14 Ford Street Baldwinsville, NY



These new books have just come in! Four Patch Frolic makes quilts out of 5’’ and 9’’ squares.
Sharyn Craig and Pamela Mostek book, QUILT Challenge has some great ideas for color and design.
Once Upon a Time in X-Blocks Land by Patricia Pepe with Rebecca True, and Strip Tubing are full are fun techniques.

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Individual & Group Lessons Available!

Need guidance with a quilting project?
Stuck in a rut and can’t move forward?

Call or stop by to make an appointment!

$15.00/ hour for 1–2 quilters. $10.00/ hour for 3 or more, per quilter.

We’ve just received some “must haves” for any upcoming quilting classes you may have. These include:

This is unique ruler (including instructions and  pattern) allows even the beginner quilter to produce awesome results!

And if you were in Kim Diehl’s class at the Amherst Seminar, we have some goodies you won’t be able to do without:

Quilter’s Press Bar:
The perfect tool for making small bias tubes, Set of 5.

Quilter’s Choice Basting Glue:
No pins, stitches and perfect for appliqué.

Girls Night Out!

Friday October 30, 6:00 p.m. – ??
Enjoy an evening out with other quilters. Order take-out or bring your own dinner.

The cost is only $8.00.

Don’t Forget!
Girls Night Out is a monthly event at sew what? & is always held on the last Friday of the month!
See you there.

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