Archive for April, 2010

Sew What’s New?

Our shop is bursting at the seams with fabric ready and waiting for your new spring projects. The new Little Hot Rod panel and accompanying fabrics are perfect for that little boy in your life and the Monopoly prints are fabulous! The shops selection of Batiks is the biggest around, so come in and see what we have for you.  While you’re in the shop, you can take a look at the Spring/Summer class schedule (almost ready!)which looks to be very exciting, with classes for every level of quilter.  We hope you’ve started your Sew What? Challenge quilt – because a few quilters have told us they’ve completed theirs already!!

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Sew What? Challenge…

We encourage everyone to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!  This challenge is to design a small finished project that reflects how Sew What? has touched your life or your craft over the years. We have challenge fabrics, twoimage005 fat quarters, in the Sew What? Challenge Pack for $3.00.  The deadline is August 1st.  The judging will be by viewer’s choice, and the first prize is $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters.  Four other viewer’s choice winners will win 20 fat quarters each, so you have a great chance of winning!  All the staff is very excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what you can come up with!

Sew What? Quilters Gallery…

MerrieJann Miller is April’s quilter of the month.  As a Home Economics teacher in the Buffalo City School’s from 1967 – 2000, MerrieJann was able to fund most of the quilting curriculum in her classroom. This ensured every student would be able to participate in a quilting project. Mrs. Miller’s love of quilting enabled her to challenge herself and students. One endeavor involved collecting and assembling quilt blocks from 7-12 graders throughout Buffalo City schools then presenting the completed tied quilt to the superintendent.  MerrieJann continues to quilt and teach today and considers herself a “topper” of sorts.

When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community an 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 display 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 Events…


Amherst Museum Quilters Guild presents:

“A Sea of Quilts.”

April 23 – 25, 2010
Friday     4/23 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 4/24 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday   4/25 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, N.Y.  (

Other Quilt Area Quilt Shows

Crittenden Presbyterian Church Quilt Show & Chinese Auction presents:

“Country Kitchen Quilt Show and Chinese Auction”

April 9 – 10 , 2010

Friday        4/9    – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday   4/10 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crittenden Presbyterian Church

3320 Crittenden Rd. * Crittenden, N.Y (Near Alden, N.Y.)

Girls Night Out!

Friday April 30th

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!

Check Out Our New Sit Upon

It sure to ease back pain during classes and in your sewing room… It’s purple too!

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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.

Quilters Tip of the Month:

The Pantone Color Institute is the world’s color authority. It recently announced what 2010’s color of the year is: Turquoise.  Apparently, Pantone says this color instills a sense of comfort, energy and lushness. Come on in and get your turquoise fabric today!!

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6816 Main Street
Suite 109
Williamsville, NY 14221

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