Archive for September, 2011

Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Saturdays, October 29th and November 12th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00


The Lone Star quilt can be a challenge, but not this time!  Quiltsmart makes this beautiful pattern so easy you’re nearly guaranteed success!  Using Quiltsmart interfacing the intersections will match perfectly, and your quilt will look stunning.


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Teacher:  Linda Davis
When:  Wednesday November 30th
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00


This visually appealing quilt uses two and a half inch strips to create a dynamic color play of light and dark. Very easy to make, this quilt looks great in many different color palette.



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Teacher:  Linda Davis
When:  November 9th and 16th
Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00



The methods are easy (rotary cutting and straight sewing to make strip sets); the results are outstanding!  Select fabric in colors of the rainbow or your personal color palette and the most difficult part of the quilt construction is done. Required pattern includes the wedge ruler used for cutting.  Join us for a day of colorful fun.


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Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When: Friday December 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00

This quilt is getting a lot of attention, and is filling up fast, so stop in and sign up soon.  Using a combination of saw tooth stars and log cabins, the light/dark play of the value make this quilt a winner!


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Sew What? News and Notions…

The 5th Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop starts next week! That’s right; it’s practically on top of us!  This is the 5th year that seven Erie/Niagara County quilt shops are working together to make this fun event for our valued customers. The official shop hop hours are Thursday and Friday, September 8th and 9th from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 10th from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Here’s how it works: pick up your passport at the first shop, bring it to each shop you stop at, get it stamped, get your mini charm square pack, and enter the drawings to win fabulous prizes! You can also look around to see the variety of fabric, notions and patterns that each shop has to offer. We’re very excited to announce Heartland Quilt Shop has moved to a beautiful new storefront this year, only a mile from her old location.  I’m sure you guys will be impressed! (I am!)

  • The Grand Prize once again the year is a quilter’s retreat weekend for four from the Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts (valued at$900) in Lockport.   Doesn’t a retreat weekend with your friends sound like fun?!?
  • First Prize is a $350 gift certificate ($50 from each shop)
  • Seven lucky winners will receive one of the $50 gift baskets. (One from each shop)
  • Each finishing participant will receive enough charm squares to make an entire quilt! This year’s theme is Christmas and the quilt was designed by Sue Dray of Pine Grove Quilt Shop.
  • When you visit the Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts, you can also enter to win an additional prize for a $140 gas card. While you don’t have to stop there to be entered into the grand prize drawing, we highly recommend you stop there; it really is a beautiful retreat space and right on the way, between Marie’s and Heartland.

The shops in the hop this year are:

Fall Class List…

Here is a small sample of what we have in store for you:

Beginners By Hand and Basics by Machine with Ann Shaw –two classes that every quilter should take!  Both are 6 week sessions.

Linda Davis is teaching the new and fabulous Rainbow Bargello along with the always popular One Block Wonder.

Christine Kryjeski will teach us a different method that makes the Lone Star quilt easier; an adorable Pumpkin Harvest wall hanging; Raise the Roof (to die for!) and a unique pieced pillowcase that isn’t too much work but is a beautiful addition to your bedcover ensemble.

Linda Fike will be teaching an interesting Quiltsmart technique with the Primrose quilt, which makes this pretty appliqués quilt a breeze!

Janet Perc’sHalloween wall hanging “If the Hat fits” looks like a blast.

Upcoming Shows and Events…

Amherst Museum Quilters Guild presents

A Lecture by Karla AlexanderLift Quilts Out Of Your Stash

Wednesday – 9/14/11 – 7pm. Open to the public
$8 for non-members; Museum members $4; AMQG members free.

Amherst Museum
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, N.Y. 14228


Southtowns Piecemakers Quilting Guild

Through a Quilter’s Eye” Quilt Show

Friday – 9/20/11 – 10am – 7pm; Saturday- 10/1/11 – 10am – 4pm

Crossroads Christian Church 1050 Girdle Rd. Elma, N.Y.
$5 admission

Proceeds to benefit FISH of E. Aurora and Trinity Food Basket.


Kenan Quilters Guild Presents

Collection of Color
Friday – 11/4/11 – 11/6/11 – 10am – 5pm
Cost $5

Kenan Arena 433 Locust St. Lockport, N.Y. 14094


The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. presents

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics

A nine-part documentary series coming to PBS stations this fall (a DVD was released in August) looking into the wonderful world of quilts and how they relate to American culture. This persuasive series for both quilting fanatics and the inexperienced quilter alike is informative, and entertaining as it exposes the size and depth of the quilt world and its stunning, yet intricate politics.

Quilter of the Month

When you stop by for the Shop Hop, make sure you stop in the back room to check out September’s Quilter of the Month; Kathe Hill.   Kathe learned to quilt in 1984 in Delaware where she lived at the time. In 1990, Kathe and her husband relocated to Buffalo. The first thing she did was to join the Amherst Museum Quilt Guild where she met many lifelong friends and was inspired by the amazing work of the other quilters. Kathe is a librarian at ECC and has a hard time working on her projects during the school year but this summer she has been very busy, completing an astounding 17 projects. A wide variety of fabrics and styles will be on display this month!

As Quilter of the Month everyone who comes into the store and around the entire quilting community, will have an opportunity to view your talents and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While your quilts are on display, photos are taken and a CD created to maintain a record of your exhibition. Also during the month of your exhibition, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. Any quilter at any level can participate. In fact, “tops” are easier for us to hang up!! Call the store at 632-8801 or go to to sign up for a future month.

Quilter’s Tip

Are you finding your thimbles getting rusty and/or staining your fingers? To put an end to this, paint the inside of the thimble with a thin coat of clear nail polish. If your fingers do become yellowed or stained, lemon juice should help remove this!


Girl’s Night Out

September 30, 2011 is Girl’s Night Out.
We start around 5 or 6pm (however it works into your schedule, its casual) and go until 9pm. The cost is $8. 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 on September 30, 2011.