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This year’s 7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop was the biggest ever with over 500 quilters hopping. That means there were 24,000 2 ½’ jelly roll strips ready when you each walked through our shop door and collectively we gave away over 1500 yards of fabric!! We were thrilled A Whole Nine Yards, Chestnut Bay Quilting, and Heartland Quilt Shop joined the shop hop for the first time this year, which added extra flavor to the event. We hope you all had as much fun as we did and can’t wait for next year’s event.
As you can see from the list below, the winners were from many different towns. We had lots and lots of excellent prizes; so many that each of you had a one in fourteen chance of winning. We hope that you or one of your friends got a call!

Patricia Cuzzacrea from Lockport is the Grand Prize winner of the Janome sewing machine.

The $50 gift certificate winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center – Sandra Ellis, Blasdell; Carriage Quilt Shop – Pat Sitek, Kenmore; The Whole 9 Yards – Vickie Williams, Kent; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company – Nancy Dutka, Depew; Sew What? – Edie Fedele, Spencerport; Heartland Quilt Shop – Betsy Speer, Hilton; Betty’s Quilting Etc – Lillian Lunetta, Lockport; Aurora Sewing Center – Judy Depferd, Brockport; Aurora Sewing Center ( W’ville) – Dolly Schmitt, Darien Center; Ivy Thimble- Karen Jordon, Barker; Country Treasures – Beth Hatch, Henrietta; Chestnut Bay Quilting – Marion Nappo, Varysburg.

The Gift Basket winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center- Nancy Flynn, Bliss; Carriage Quilt Shop- MaryEllen Cowell, North Tonawanda; The Whole 9 Yards – Carolyn Squires, Albion; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company – Bev O’Connor, North Tonawanda; Sew What?- Nola Goss, Wyoming, NY; Heartland Quilt Shop – Betty Carmen, Spencerport; Betty’s Quilting Etc – Kathy Bruno, Cheektowaga; Aurora Sewing Center -Chris Frawley, Hamburg; Aurora  Sewing Center (W’ville)- JoAnn Marshall, Williamsville; Ivy Thimble- Jeanna Reed, Arcade; Country Treasures – Kathy Pirro, East Aurora; Chestnut Bay Quilting – Lois Marvin, Spencerport.

Gift bag winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center –Jan Caito, Depew; Carriage Quilt Shop – Dana Brush, Hilton; The Whole 9 Yards – Terry Bloom, Amherst; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company- Pamela Vrana, West Seneca; Sew What? – Kathy Patterson, Hilton; Heartland Quilt Shop- Pam Eley, Silver Spring; Betty’s Quilting Etc. – Kate Verrland, Brockport; Aurora Sewing Center – Celeste Lewis, East Amherst; Aurora Sewing Center (W’ville)  – Linda Blades, Sodus; Ivy Thimble – Pat Freeman, Lancaster; Country Treasures- Karen Tomasik, East Aurora; Chestnut Bay Quilting -Gale Hirbar,  Canandaigua.

Summer Class Schedule

Our summer classes are in full swing and we are having a ball.

Classes with spots still open include:

Mary Margaret Symanski is teaching the Computer/Tote bag on two Saturday’s in August 21st   and 28th from 10:00am – 3:00pm  For  more advanced quilters

MerriJann Miller is teaching a new and different class and technique – what to do with all those selvage edges!! Come learn a unique way to use up your selvages in our Selvage Quilt class from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday July 24th.

A unique “unstoppable” Rose Corsage that looks beautiful coming right out of a suitcase! Come and sign up for this with Diana Brock on from 10:00am – 1:00pm Friday July 9th.

Project Linus

Project Linus provides quilts, flannel blankets, Afghans, crocheted or knitted blankets to children whom are suffering from a serious illness, family or personal tragedy,  and or homelessness. You can help by making a quilt or blanket, donating 100% cotton fabrics in bright colors, donate yarn or low loft batting, donating a gift card to your favorite quilt shop or yarn store and so much more. For more information on Project Linus of Erie & Niagara County New York you can contact Christine Lewandowski at 716-627-3883, or email her at or go to their website at


Girls Night Out!

Friday July 30th

6:00 p.m. – ??

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!

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.

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Upcoming Events

Impact Artist Gallery
Tri Main Building – Suite 545
2475 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Wednesday’s – Friday’s 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday’s – 1 pm to 4 pm
July 14 – August 14, 2010

Impact Artist Gallery will be displaying and selling works of 30 fiber artists from Western New York.  Cheryl Kagen, one of our very own quilters, will be participating in this show. Stop in and support Cheryl.

QBL 2010 – Quilting by the Lake
July 18 – 30, 2010
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY

Burchfield Penney Art Center
St. Philip’s Quilters Community Gallery Exhibition
Colorful Quilts That Bind Us Together
June 25 – August 29, 2010
Quilting session and Meet and Greet
Saturday July 24, 2010 12:00 – 2:00

Sew What? Challenge…

Time to Collect Your Challenge Quilts!

That’s right! Now is the time for us to begin collecting those finished challenge quilts!! In fact, we have already received a few and are excited to start hanging them in August. They will hang through November. We can hardly wait to see what you’ve come up with. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate, 20 fat quarters and the honor of Viewer’s Choice Award; voted on by customers.  There will also be three additional people’s choice winners and they will be awarded 20 fat quarters of their choice.

Quilter’s Tip…

Did you know that spools of thread are wound differently?  Sometimes thread can give you trouble when feeding it through your machine, if so, it may be due to how the spool is wound.  If your thread is wound crosswise, it crosses over itself diagonally.  Other spools are stacked. The difference is this: crosswise thread flows evenly off the top of your spool, while stack thread comes off evenly on the side of the spool.  Happy Quilting.

Come see our line of Candy Land fabric and the adorable wall hanging Christine made from the panels!


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Sew What’s New?

Our shop is bursting at the seams with fabric ready and waiting for your new spring projects. The new Little Hot Rod panel and accompanying fabrics are perfect for that little boy in your life and the Monopoly prints are fabulous! The shops selection of Batiks is the biggest around, so come in and see what we have for you.  While you’re in the shop, you can take a look at the Spring/Summer class schedule (almost ready!)which looks to be very exciting, with classes for every level of quilter.  We hope you’ve started your Sew What? Challenge quilt – because a few quilters have told us they’ve completed theirs already!!

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Sew What? Challenge…

We encourage everyone to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!  This challenge is to design a small finished project that reflects how Sew What? has touched your life or your craft over the years. We have challenge fabrics, twoimage005 fat quarters, in the Sew What? Challenge Pack for $3.00.  The deadline is August 1st.  The judging will be by viewer’s choice, and the first prize is $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters.  Four other viewer’s choice winners will win 20 fat quarters each, so you have a great chance of winning!  All the staff is very excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what you can come up with!

Sew What? Quilters Gallery…

MerrieJann Miller is April’s quilter of the month.  As a Home Economics teacher in the Buffalo City School’s from 1967 – 2000, MerrieJann was able to fund most of the quilting curriculum in her classroom. This ensured every student would be able to participate in a quilting project. Mrs. Miller’s love of quilting enabled her to challenge herself and students. One endeavor involved collecting and assembling quilt blocks from 7-12 graders throughout Buffalo City schools then presenting the completed tied quilt to the superintendent.  MerrieJann continues to quilt and teach today and considers herself a “topper” of sorts.

When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community 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 to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events…


Amherst Museum Quilters Guild presents:

“A Sea of Quilts.”

April 23 – 25, 2010
Friday     4/23 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 4/24 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday   4/25 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, N.Y.  (

Other Quilt Area Quilt Shows

Crittenden Presbyterian Church Quilt Show & Chinese Auction presents:

“Country Kitchen Quilt Show and Chinese Auction”

April 9 – 10 , 2010

Friday        4/9    – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday   4/10 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crittenden Presbyterian Church

3320 Crittenden Rd. * Crittenden, N.Y (Near Alden, N.Y.)

Girls Night Out!

Friday April 30th

6:00 p.m. – ??

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!

Check Out Our New Sit Upon

It sure to ease back pain during classes and in your sewing room… It’s purple too!

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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.

Quilters Tip of the Month:

The Pantone Color Institute is the world’s color authority. It recently announced what 2010’s color of the year is: Turquoise.  Apparently, Pantone says this color instills a sense of comfort, energy and lushness. Come on in and get your turquoise fabric today!!

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Sew What Quilt Shop
6816 Main Street
Suite 109
Williamsville, NY 14221

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Sew What? Quilt Shop Newsletter

* 6816 Main Street * Williamsville, NY * 14221 * (716)632-8801 *
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September 2008
Where have all the flowers gone?

Wow, summer sure did fly by! All the kids have returned to school, gardens are getting ready to be put to bed and most of us have thoughts turning to more time at our sewing machine. Yeah!! Thinking ahead to the holidays? For us here, we have been making models and kitting up great new Halloween and Christmas projects.

Fall classes are underway with many terrific projects for you to give as gifts or keep for your own homes. Didn’t receive you class schedule? Visit our website, and see all the great classes being offered. We really have gone all out to find a variety of classes with many different techniques and skill levels.

Fabrics that seem to have been on order forever have been coming in over the last few weeks. “Midnight Mischief”, “Dear Santa”, “The Hungry Caterpillar”, “Snowy Silence” are just a few. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by over Shop Hop, make sure you find time to come in and see all the great new fabrics and ideas we have for you!

Speaking of Shop Hop, we had another great weekend. We hope all of you did, too. How many of you have started the mystery quilt?

The Shop Hop Winners Are

Grand Prize
$400 in Gift Certificates
from participating shops
Roberta Shafer

$100 in Gas Cards
Mariann Holcomb
The gift baskets:

Sew What?
Joan Rockenbrock

Pine Grove Quilt Shop
Diane Pechuman
Seams Sew Perfect
Linda Worczak
Heartland Quilt Shop
Margie Penton
Threads of Time
Jean Long
Auntie’s Attic
Alice McLardle
Quiltmakers & Friends
Debbie Sabella
Marie’s Sewing Center
Debi Garon

New Fabrics

Snowy Silence

Fabrics with a feel of the silence of a winters day.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Books and Patterns

September Classes…

Space is still available for the following classes in September….

Paper Pieced Log Cabin
Tuesday, September 23rd
10:00am – 3:00pm

On Golden Pond
Tuesdays September 30th and October 7th
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Check out descriptions and color photos on our website

Friday Girls’ Nite Out…

Mark your Calendars!!

Join us for an evening of fun, food and friendship….our monthly girls night will be held on

Friday, September 26th

6:00pm – 10:00pm (ish)

Thank You to everyone who participated in the second annual Quilters Quest Shop Hop.

244 of you visited all 8 shops.


Upcoming Community Events…

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