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Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Back To School Week!

Hi,
Hope everything is going well and everyone is getting in the swing of going back to school. I love change so I find this time of year very exciting. At the shop we are currently working on getting our new blocks of the months started, getting new fall and winter samples done and getting out the new newsletter. Why does it always feel like we have 3000 things to do?

There are a couple of good shows coming up. The Goodtime Quilters show is the weekend after Labor Day. We are vending at this show and excited to see everyone and all of the beautiful quilts. It is always a big chatfest for us and we just love it! The Arts In The Alley show held right here in Grove City should be better then ever. The Guild that meets in the shop, the "Fat Quarters" is going to pitch in and help out this year checking in the quilts, hanging the quilts, tearing down, etc. I hope everyone has thought about entering something in that show, and we have an incentive this year with a sale for everyone that enters a quilt or volunteers to help.

We have lots of new stuff in the shop. The new fabric line "Flower Show" just arrived from Benartex. We are concentrating on building up our color wall so we are ordering and getting in fusions, marbles and small print tone on tones. Also, pink and brown are still very hot in our shop and the In the Pink II line from Marcus Brothers has done well, but there is still some available. For you purse junkies we received Amy Butlers home dec fabric. This is the same fabric many of her samples are made of. Very popular and hot!

Everyone always ask me what I am currently working on, so...... right now I am working on a red and white quilt called Cherry Vanilla from the new book Creative Quilt Collection From That Patchwork Place. I love two color quilts and am excited to get this finished. On the handwork front I am still working on the Winter Wonderland Redwork quilt from Crab Apple Hill. I only have a couple of more blocks to do so I am very near the end of this venture and ready to move on to something new... On the Dear Jane front, I am still very behind, but plan on getting closer to being caught up this month... lol

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the hot fall weather lol!

Mary

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'll forgive me for saying so, I hope, but I am one of the 3 subscribers to your blog and I don't live in Grove City. Can you provide more information about the quilt show portion? how to sign up? where the quilts are to be hung & viewed? I looked on the chamber website and see no category for quilts. Thanks!