Archive for October, 2010

Shop Hop News…

This year’s 4th Annual Quilters Quest was quite possible the quintessential shop hop with over 400 people shopping!! We had quilters lined up at the door before 9:00 am Wednesday morning and they didn’t stop shopping till Sunday at 4:00PM! In fact, our feet are still trying to recover!
Betty Ostwuald from Sanborn, NY is the lucky winner of the Grand Prize Quilt Retreat for four at the Brickhouse.

The 1st Prize Gift Certificate goes to: Bonny Lee Bartel

Gift Basket Winners from each shop are:

Auntie’s Attic – Renae Johnson, West Seneca
Heartland Quilt Shop – Linda Szmanda, Kenmore
Marie’s Sewing Center – Ken Gil, Buffalo
Pine Grove Quilt Shop – Rachel Edin, Lockport
Quiltmaker and Friends – Nina Willing, Middleport
Sew What? – Carol Pankow, Lancaster
Threads of Time – Barbara Neeland, Alden

Sew What? News and Notions…

Fall/Winter Class Schedule

Our fall classes are in full swing and we have some spots open in a few prime classes left.

Linda Davis shows us how make a Storm at Sea Quilt, typically a seemingly curved illusion by careful place of fabric by value and using a combination of triangles to create this perfect illusion.  One of the secrets is it is all made of straight sided pieces!! Templates will be available for purchase, and this project is most successful when students already have some piecing experience. Join Linda on Monday, October 11, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for this amazing class.

Calling any quilter who has any blocks leftover from classes!! Anyone who has half a quilt, or started to assemble a quilt – partial rows or sets of blocks will do too! Do you have bits and pieces of fabric clogging your drawers and shelves, and those “exchange” blocks you just don’t know what to do with? These are your “orphans” and We WANT YOU – to take our Orphan Quilt Class. Cheryl Kagen will show you how to make a one-of-a-kind quilt using these tidbits and make them into a wonderful keepsake. ANYTHING from leftover strips sewn together, to partially finished blocks up to 36” square will work. But no batting please. This class begins on Saturday, October, 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events & Shows

Morningstar Quilt Guild
A Harvest of Quilts Six

The Hoffman Challenge will be on display.
There will be lots of vendors, door prizes, demos and more!
Friday October 1, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday October 2, 10:00am – 3:00om
St. Mattias Episcipal Church
374 Main St  (corner of maple)
East Aurora, NY
Admission: $5.00

Museum Quilt Guild presents
Stitches in Time Quilt Show

Friday, October 15, 2010; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2010; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Featured guest George Siciliano – Friday, October 16, 2010; 7:00 pm
A silent auction will be held to benefit the VA Medical Center patients; there will be vendors, door prizes and more!
St. Anthony’s Community Center
114 Liberty Street
Batavia, NY 14020
The Autumn Adventure 2010 Quilting and Machine Embroidery Retreat looks to be a lot of fun. Some of the teachers include; The Midwest YaYa Sisters, Rita Farro & Mary Mulari, HoopSisters Instructor Marilyn Gatz and Janome Educator Maddie Bushman.

This retreat starts Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10, 2010. There is a Trunk Show and Banquet at the Quality Inn 4242 Lakeville Rd, Geneseo, NY on Friday and Saturday nights respectively, and classes will be held at the Genesee Country Christian School 4120 Long Point Rd, Geneseo, NY. For more information contact Debbie Beach at 585-658-2828 ext.133 (The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming) or visit You must pre-register for this event.

Sew What? Challenge Winners Announced!

Had you come in to vote for the challenge contest?  We were thrilled to have 15 people respond with a finished project, several of whom were new quilters. The quilts will remain on display this month with identities revealed, so make sure you stop by in October to see who made your favorite. It was so much fun to see the different interpretations of the guidelines. The stories of the quilts were as wonderful as the quilts themselves. Another amazing aspect of this contest was the evenness of the voting. Since it was Viewers
Choice, and each quilter has a slightly different style, the public had a very hard time deciding between all the wonderful entries. Every entry had lots of votes and it was very close at the end.

The voting has finished and the winners were:

Grand Prize winner of $100 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters = Dorothy Glosser
Viewer’s Choice $50 gift certificates  go to –
Anne Schlaf, Kay Robinson, Kathe Hill, Mary Margaret Szymanski,
Honorable Mention goes to:
Gloria Crittenden, Christine Kryjewski, Cherly Kagen, Nancy Bonk, Linda Fike, Judith Fleckenstein, Diana Brock, Jerry Frieday, Sandra Ellis, Robbie Witulski

Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting and especially thank everyone who entered the contest!

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Girls Night Out!

October 29, 2010
6:00 PM to 9:30  PM

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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