Archive for April, 2011

Sew What News and Notions…

Now that our feet have had a chance to recover from our 10th annual Fat Quarter Tuesday Sale, we’d like to take a moment to thank you all for making it another banner year. It was a wonderful day full of fun and activity!
If you are wondering how Fat Quarter Tuesday got started, look no farther than our own Joelle Priddy! In 2001, right after Ann moved into this shop, Joelle introduced the idea of selling fat quarters on “Fat Tuesday” the day before lend and day of Mardi Gar. It has been a huge success ever since. Joelle has since moved to Colorado with her family, but she is sorely missed each year. Thank you Joelle!

Now that our feet have had a chance to recover from our 10th annual Fat Quarter Tuesday Sale, we’d like to take a moment to thank you all for making it another banner year. It was a wonderful day full of fun and activity! If you are wondering how Fat Quarter Tuesday got started, look no farther than our own Joelle Priddy! In 2001, right after Ann moved into this shop, Joelle introduced the idea of selling fat quarters on “Fat Tuesday” the day before lend and day of Mardi Gar. It has been a huge success ever since. Joelle has since moved to Colorado with her family, but she is sorely missed each year. Thank you Joelle!

Sew What? along with hundreds of other quilt shops around the country have joined American Patchwork & Quilting for its 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. In fact, there have been over 250,000 pillowcases made and the next goal is to have 350,000 pillowcases done by June 1st. Please join us by making a pillowcase (or two) then donating them to a foster child, cancer patient, victim of domestic abuse or other charity in our community.  Use your talents to ease some sadness in others lives. Go to www.allpeoplequilt.com/million/pillowcases for more information. Stop in our shop today to pick up the supplies needed, or you can choose from one of our many pillowcase kits. Stop in and get yours today.

Spring Classes…

Our spring classes are in full swing and filling up fast! We have some new fresh, new classes and a few oldies but goodies too. There are some spots open in the following classes, so sign up soon at www.sewwhatquiltshop.com or call us at (716) 632-8801 or stop in the shop at 6816 Main Street Williamsville, New York 14221


Blooming 9 patch

Teacher: Mary Militello
When: Saturday April 9th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

Patriotic Table runner

Teacher: Ruth Schmatz
When: Saturday May 7th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

Orphan Block

Teacher: Cheryl Kagen
When: Saturday April 16th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

See all available classes by clicking here.


Quilter of the Month…

Sew What? is pleased to announce the Quilter of the Month for April is Natalie Masker. Natalie is a locally well known quilt expert who has been a member of the Amherst Quilt Guild since the early ’80’s. Natalie figures that over the years, she has probably started thousands of quilts and finished hundreds. She has extensive knowledge of historic quilts and fabrics and is only one of two certified AQS quilt appraisers in the area. Because of her expertise and knowledge, Natalie is frequently called upon to be a judge in local quilt shows. She also loves being a judge, “because it gives me an opportunity to see lots and lots of quilts close up.”  If you would like to have a quilt of your own appraised, or perhaps you have an antique quilt that you’re interested in getting more information on, stop in the shop and pick up one of Natalie’s business cards, she will be happy to help you.

As Quilter of the Month, when you display your quilts it gives local quilters, and everyone who comes into the store, 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 at (716) 632-8801, or stop in to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you!


Upcoming Events and Shows

Palette of Quilts

April 2 & 3, 2011 * Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm

North Tonawanda, New York

Location: Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church Road

Contact Phone: 716-694-6833

www.twincityquiltersguild.org

Patches in the Park

May 13 -15, 2011 * Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm;

Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Clarence, New York

Location: Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10450 Main Street (Rt. 5)

Contact Phone: 716-688-1881

Quilts in the Garden

May 14-15, 2011

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Location: Botanical Gardens

http://www.quiltsinthegardens.com/

8th Annual Western New York Shop Hop

June 8-12, 2011 * Wednesday-Friday 9am-7 pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday12pm-4pm

The shops included in the hop this year are:

Aurora Sewing Center, 650 Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052 * 716-652-2811 www.aurorasweingcenter.com

Aurora Sewing Center, 8575 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 * 716-204-8350 www.aurorasewingcenter.com

Betty’s Quilting, Etc. 42 Nichols St. (Rt.31) Spencerport, NY 14559 * 585-352-9362 www.bettysquiltingetc.com

The Carriage Quilt Shoppe, 593 Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052 * 716-655-4561 www.carriagequiltshoppe.com

Chestnut Bay Quilting, 262 North St. Caledonia, NY 14423 * 585-538-4420 www.chestnutbayquiltshop.com

Country Treasures, 61 Main St. Brockport, NY 14420 * 585-637-5148 www.countrytreasuresquiltshop.com

Heartland Quilt Shop, 7121 Ridge Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 *716-433-3188 www.heartlandquiltshop.com

Ivy Thimble Quilt Shop, 5 Railroad St. Victor, NY 14564 * 585-742-2680 www.ivythimble.com

Marie’s Sewing Center, 6322 Robinson Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 * 716-434-2583 www.mariessewingcenter.com

Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company, 2877 Mt. Pleasant Rd. York, NY 14094 * 585-243-0767 www.mtpleasantquiltingcompany.com

Sew What? 6816 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 *716-632-8801 www.sewwhatquiltshop.com

The Whole Nine Yards, 513 Main St. Medina, NY 14103 * 585-798-1309 www.thewholenineyards.orlearnslife.info

When you finish the hop, you will have 36 free fabric strips, 12 different free patterns and a total of 2 ½ yards of free fabric. How could you resist participating in the biggest Shop Hop in WNY? While shopping, you can enter for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE, a BERNINA 210, valued at $999. There will be additional prizes at each store totaling over $1500!

Girls Night Out

Girl’s Night Out will be on Friday, April 29. We’ll start around 6:00 pm and go until 9:30 pm. The cost is $8.00. Don’t forget to bring your UFO’s, orphans and any other quilting projects you are working on and we’ll have a great night out! We usually order take-out, but you certainly can bring your own dinner. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you in April.

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