Archive for August, 2017

Hi Ladies!

Wow, it seems like a long time since I’ve sent out a message.  It’s been a very busy summer and we have been hustling to get ready for all our fall events.  I felt I better get on the stick and write you all up a note to keep you informed of all that is going on around here!

Row by Row will be wrapping up on September 5.  This means the patterns will go into hibernation until October 1st.  If you want one of our awesome Erie Canal patterns, you should plan to come in soon.  We only have a few kits left as of this writing, and we will not be making any more.  So if you’d like a kit, come in and get it soon.  Some of the rows this year were so creative and fun!

The QUILTER’S QUEST SHOP HOP is scheduled for September 7-9.  This is my favorite Shop Hop by far, as  the participants are a very small group of very local shops.  Aunite’s Attic and Quiltmaker and Friends are in Niagara Falls, Marie’s Sewing Center and Heartland Quilt Shop are in Lockport, and Patchwork Garden and Sew What are from the Williamsville/ East Amherst area.  This shop hop is extremely easy to complete in one day, so it’s perfect excuse to take a day off work and go out to lunch with your girlfriends. (Keehee!) The hours are 9:30-7 on Thursday, September 7, 9:30-5 on Friday September 8, and 9:30-4 on Saturday September 9.  As a Shop Hop perk, you will be able to enjoy a 25% off all bolted fabric, with a minimum cut of one half yard.  Our prizes are desired by everyone: Gift Certificates!  The grand prize winner will win a $50 Gift Certificate from each of the 6 shops, a $300 total prize.  In addition, each shop provides another $50 Gift Certificate, and another $25.00 Gift Certificate for an additional 14 chances to win.  Last year, our hoppers had a one in ten chance to win one of these wonderful prizes.  Please consider joining us this year for the best Shop Hop with the best participants.

Also mark your calendars for SHOPTOBERFEST.  This Shop Hop covers a larger geographic area, but the prize this year is super-duper-great!! It’s a quilting retreat for four people at the new quilting retreat center in Warsaw, NY called The Gathering Quarters.  This is a prize valued at $600.00!!!  I wish I was not working the shop hop so that I could participate and maybe win this great weekend away!  Who doesn’t want a weekend of fun, laughing and sewing with your besties?  The dates for this hop is October 17 and 18, (hours 10-6), and October 19, 20,and 21 (hours 9-5).  There are 22 additional prizes of gift certificates.  This is the fun hop that you only need to go to 9 of 11 shops to be entered to win the prizes, and we play the side game of a jumble to win a gas card worth $200.00.  This shop hop also offers a 20% discount on bolted fabric purchases. Participating shops are: The Barefoot Quilter in Rushford, Chestnut Bay in Caledonia, Country Treasures in Brockport, Creekside Fabrics in Arcade, Heartland Quilt Shop in Lockport, both Marie’s Sewing Center locations, in Lockport and Eden, Mount Pleasant in Piffard/York, Patchwork Garden in East Amherst, The Quilter’s Daughter in Perry Center, and us, Sew What, in Amherst/Williamsville.  A few stores have extended hours, so make sure you pick up a flyer so you can plan your route ahead of time.  It’s true this hop has a lot more participating shops, and a larger geographical area, but you also have a lot more time in which to complete your route. I love that the larger Hops give you a chance to see how all the shops are so different from each other.  It’s really quite astounding.

So that is a wrap up of upcoming events.  I will try to send out another reminder a little closer to the start dates of these events.

Did you know that Sew What has an Etsy shop?  Go to, and search for SewWhatQuiltShop (all one word) and see what we have available for online sales. You can view and preview what we have so you can just run in and grab what you need on the Hop days!

Also, check out the facebook pages for Sew What? Quilt Shop, and Quilters Quest Shop Hop for more information.  If anyone has any questions or needs more information, you can always call the shop at 716-632-8801.

Quilt Happy!