Archive for October, 2009

We continue to receive an abundance of fabric, notions and tools in the store.  Diane Knott’s “Caffeine Cafe” line (along with a free apron pattern) features a clever coffee theme, and is “covered in cute.”  Jo Morton’s “Stafford County” in addition to a great new selection of blacks, black/ whites and black/reds are also here.
A new line of fabric holders by Ackfeld Manufacturing has recently arrived. These hand crafted wire hangers would add a lovely country look to any room your quilts and crafts will be displayed in.

The holidays will be upon us before you know it, and Sew What? is full of wonderful gift giving ideas. Lovely suede covered journals, in two sizes, with blank pages for inspirational notes and graph paper in back are perfect for the quilter in your life. Nail files, stationary, calendars and the ever popular ‘Quilter’s Chocolate’ are fabulous stocking stuffers.


Fall Class Schedule

There are still a few selected classes with spots open.
Shadow Box, with Diana on Tuesday, November 10th from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. It’s simply a gorgeous quilt, and so easy to piece. Show off those larger scale prints you have waiting for a project, or use the McKenna Ryan fabrics as shown.


One Block Wonder taught by Linda Davis on Tuesday November, 3rd & 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Truly a “One Block Wonder” because it uses only one fabric! If you enjoy stack and whack quilts, you will have a ball in this class. Linda is also teaching Wrapped Bowls. Showing us this fun and unique technique that wraps fabric around cording to make bowls, purses, baskets and hot pads. Class is on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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There is only one spot left in Ann Shaw’s Machine Quilting for Beginners. If you’d like to grab it, hurry and call today. You’ll learn tips and techniques that will make quilting easier.  Saturday, December 5th 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming Shows and Events

Sew What? Quilt Shop is one of the many vendors at the Kenan Quilt show. Ann has fabric, notions, holiday’s gifts and more to share with you at the show. After you’ve seen the beautiful quilts, stop at Ann’s booth and say hello.  The Kenan show is one of our favorites!

Kenan Quilter’s Guild present’s
Pieces & Petals: A Quilter’s Garden
November 6th, 7th and 8th 2009
Over 300 quilts, demonstrations, door prizes
vendors and an auction. Admission $5.

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

Quilters Gallery

This month, the Sew What? Quilter’s Gallery presents quilter Jan Perc. Bright colors, geometric shapes, and thinking “outside the box” are just a few ways to describe Ms. Perc’s quilting. During each month, this gives each quilter an opportunity for family, friends, and the quilting community to view their vast array of styles, colors and techniques. We happily welcome all quilters, novice and advanced alike to show their work. To entice you even more, during your exhibition month, you will receive a 20% discount in the store AND a CD of your quilt show.  We’d love to hear from you, give us a call at 632-8801.


If a project is not “cooperating,” or you want to brush up on a few techniques, give us a call. We offer Individual and/or group lessons at Sew What? One or two in a lesson -$15/hour; three or more in lesson – $10.00 per quilter.

Needles play an important role in every quilter’s life. Using the right one for your quilting job is vital. Here are some suggestions:

  • Universal Needles- slightly rounded – is perfect for sewing many different fabrics and knits.
  • Quilting Needles – slim, accurate with a tapered tip just right for tightly woven fabrics.
  • Sharp Needles – sharp point for perfectly straight stitches.
  • Ball Point – great for sewing course knitwear.

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Sew What? has a special announcement next month –  prepare to get your creative juices flowing!!