Archive for October, 2011

Sew What? News and Notions

Thank you to all our wonderful customers who supported us during the Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop. We had 276 participants finish the hop. Everyone seemed to have a great time and take advantage of each shop’s unique style.

Grand Prize winner is: Gary Rockenbrock of North Tonawanda who won the weekend quilt retreat for four at the Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts (valued at$900) in Lockport.

First Prize winner is: Angeline Mitchell of Rochester won the $350 gift certificate ($50 from each shop)

Our $50 Basket winners are:

From Auntie’s Attic:  G. Cose of Toronto, Canada

From Heartland Quilt Shop:  Maureen O’Brien of Amherst, N.Y.

From Marie’s Sewing Center: Linda Fike of Clarence, N.Y.

From Pine Grove Quilt Shop:  Rich Chauvin of Ransomville, N.Y.

From Sew What? Quilt Shop: Lona Mahaney of Hamlin, N.Y.

From Threads of Time: Denise Hare of Kent, N.Y.

From Quiltmaker and Friends: Bev Chauvin of Ransomville, N.Y.

From Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts gas card winner:   Carol Garito of Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Hey!  Did you notice a husband and wife team both won?  Maybe next year you should consider bringing your spouse along!!


We have some awesome fabrics waiting for you to start those holiday projects! Take a look at these beauties….




Fall Quilt Class Schedule

Our quilt classes are filling up fast! To see what classes we have this fall, take a look at the schedule on our website, give us a call, or stop in the shop to sign up for one and take a look at some great new fabrics and notions. Why not take a glimpse of the fun classes we have to offer:

One Block Wonder with Linda Davis – Friday October 14, 2011 10am-3pm.  Cost $35. 


Raise the Roof with Christine Kryjeski – Wednesday October 12th & 19th 2011 6pm-9pm. Cost 35.00

Quiltsmart Primrose with Linda Fike – Wednesday October 26th and November 2nd 6pm-9pm. Cost $35.00

Pie in the Sky pillowcase – Christine Kryjeski Monday November 14th 10am-2pm Cost $35.00

Basic Machine Piecing – Ann Shaw Tuesdays 11/22/11 – 12/20/11   6pm -9:00pm Cost $60

Upcoming Shows and Events

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 716-433-2671

Holiday Craft and Quilt Show/Sale

Open House to Benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Saturday – 11/12/11 – 10am – 3pm

46 Leroy Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14215

Hosted by: Norma Stading – 716-833-4673

Quilter of the Month

Kay Robinson is our Quilter of the Month for October. Kay began her quilting journey taking Ann Shaw’s “Beginners Quilting by Hand” class in 1997. Instead of making the typical four block sampler, Kay decided to make a 12 block lap quilt and two pillow tops. She finished them in 1998, complete with hand quilting. After working as a Registered Nurse for 43 years, Kay retired and spends more time quilting. She enjoys every aspect of quilting, but loves hand quilting in particular with portability being one reason. Kay still hand pieces on occasion, “just for the fun of it” she says.

Now a grandmother, Kay takes great pride being able to teach her granddaughters how to quilt. They have each completed a lap quilt (machine pieced and tied) and place mats. “Teaching a new generation to quilt is almost as much fun as quilting yourself – almost – but not quite.”

As Quilter of the Month everyone who comes into the store and the entire quilting community will have an opportunity to view your talents and see the vast array of styles, colors and techniques we have in our area. 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. We love seeing other people’s work styles, and don’t worry if they are not quilted!  In fact, “tops” are easier for us to hang up!! Call the store at 632-8801 or go to sign up for a future month.

Quilter’s Tip

Do you get tired of picking up the loose threads in your sewing room? If so, try this neat little trick: using a sheet from a lint remover roll, fold it over and stick it to a part of your sewing table (in reach) and easily stick all your loose ends to it.

Girl’s Night Out

October 28, 2011 is Girl’s Night Out. We start around 5pm or 6pm (however it works into your schedule, its casual) and go until around 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 October 28, 2011.

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.

Thursday Morning Free Sew!

Did you know we offer a free sew every Thursday morning? 

Bring in your project and hang out with us for a bit! 

Free advice, sewing tips and great companionship!

10-2pm every Thursday