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Friday, January 25, 2008

Freezing in Ohio!

Hey Everyone.... Isn't Ohio weather fun. We have been wearing layer upon layer of clothing and we are still freezing. It will be over soon... we hope!

This week has flown by... we got in the newest bunch of books from C & T Publishing and the April 2008 edition of American Patchwork and Quilting.

You really need to come in and see the Simply Spring Wallhanging from Cottage Creek Quilts that Kathy is using for her machine applique class. It is adorable!

We forgot to include a class on our class listing. It is for a very cool wallet that is featured in Winter edition of Quilts and More. This class is taught by Cathy Corcella and will be Saturday, March 15th from 10 -4. The cost is $30.00 and you will need to have fabric.

The Dear Jane class went well, and there is still time to sign up. There are 24 Janiacs right now and we would love to have you join us. I am participating in this group and I have 7 out of 8 blocks done already! I am ready to do more..... (I didn't get much of anything else done this week, but that's OK.)

We are getting ready for our Super Bowl Sale next weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 18, 2008

What Is Happening To January?

Geez, January is flying by! I have been running around with my head chopped off! One of my new year's resolution is to attend the guild meetings of the various guilds that I participate in. I always enjoy going, it just seems that something always comes up and I don't make it as often as I would like. This past week I attended the Columbus Metropolitan Quilts guild meeting. This was the first guild that I joined (before Always In Stitches was open)and that guild of women has always been very near and dear to my heart. Anyway, the program this month was a trunk show of quilts by the current officers. It was fun to see their accomplishments. June Allen always makes me laugh regardless of what she is talking about, (she had some nice quilts too!). It was very fun to see Nancy, Barb, Mary, and Jennifer's (yes, the same Jennifer that cut her finger off in our store, with her rotary, not ours)accomplishments and how they have grown. This month, just for the record I also made it to QQ and to The Goodtime Quilters meetings. I hope to make it to all of the guild meetings often this year.

Here at the shop our heads are spinning. Dear Jane starts this month and we have about 23 participants. I am participating as a member, I will keep you posted on my progress.

Girl Gang is starting January 25th for the primitive lovers, and our new hand applique club is meeting on the last Saturday in January.

Our newsletter has been mailed, and our website is being updated and our new class offerings will be posted soon.

On the sewing table at the shop we have been making the cell phone bags using the Quiltsmart fusible product. Once you "get it" you can make these quickly and they make great gifts. (I have been using mine for my IPod at the gym and I just may start a business selling them there.. jk)
We recently cut out a very cool Twisted Ribbons quilt from the book Fun With Block Quilts from Cheryl Malowski. The quilt is a solid black background with brightly colored ribbons. It is not sewn together yet, but you know how that goes. Soon,.... very soon!

Yikes.... New Books jsut came in from Martingale! The Skinny Quilts and Tablerunners book is very neat! There will be a couple of the samples in this book in the shop. Someday!

Have a great Weekend, Stop In and say hey!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe a new year is already beginning. I love new starts, new beginnings and I am all about new year's resolutions. I want to lose weight, read more, sew more, clean out my sewing room, the list goes on and on! At the shop, we have huge resolutions also. I am looking forward to the new monthly groups (Dear Jane group and the Hand Applique group) and looking forward to the new class schedule. I am also really excited about the Chicago Bus Trip. We have some great new fabric coming in, and before we know it our super bowl sale will be here! One of our better sales of the year! The plan is to keep you posted of what is going on at the shop every couple of days. To let you know what we are excited about and what we are working on and to give you an inside look at what is happening at the shop. More later! Mary