Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sorry for the delay in getting the blog updated. My blogger babysitter Kyle is still out but will be back. Look forward to regular post very soon!
I hope everyone has a great Holiday. We had a very busy December at the shop and are looking forward to a busy 2010. Look forward to a great class lineup coming soon.
Happy New Year!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sorry for the delay in getting a post. KyleAnne, my loyal marketing helper and babysitter (Yes, she babysits me) had surgery and is greatly missed. When she is up to speed you can expect regular post on a regular basis again! We have been very busy at the shop. We are feverishly working on kits for our upcoming Holiday open house and the Holiday Round Robin. For the Holiday Round Robin Always In Stitches is focusing on table runners and toppers. We have some awesome patterns for quick quilt as you go runners and placemats. We also have the pattern and template for the four sided placemat. This has been very popular and is a great christmas gift.
Babyloc machines are awesome! I took Audry. the small travel machine with me to the Goodtime Quilters retreat and I loved using it. I even dropped the feed dogs and did some free motion quilting. We have sold a bunch so far and we are excited about the quality and the price of the Babyloc product.
We have a very busy weekend at the shop. Saturday is our Mystery night. Buy The Yard is the quilt we are putting together and I am looking forward to a really fun evening.
Stop in and say hey!
Have a great weekend! Here is a coupon for the next couple of weeks! Enjoy!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here is a few reminders of upcoming events: These are just a few of the activities we have going on in Novemeber and December. Stop in and visit with us!
8:00 – 9:59 *** 40% off
10:00 – 11:59 *** 30% off
12:00 – 1:59 *** 20% off
2:00 – 5:00 *** 10% off
All discounts good on all regularly priced merchandise.
Sale excludes all sale and clearance items.
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
12:00 – 4:00
Free Make-It Take-Its
Free Delicious Food
Baby Locks on SALE
Join us for free food, free learning and free demos!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The last couple of weeks have been very busy here at the shop. Last Monday Diane, Jan and I visited the Portsmouth Down by the River Quilt Guild for a presentation regarding the Guild in The Granary. We also stopped by Lil's quilt shop for a book signing. The day was fun and it is always fun to get out and visit other shops.
This weekend is a special weekend - we are having a 40% off sale. Check the bottom of this blog entry for your coupon.AND . . . over 74 NEW bolts of fabric have arrived! There are a lot of Christmas prints; some lovely flannels; some beautiful new fabrics from Eleanor Burns; and lots more. They're going to go quickly, too, so you will want to be one of the first in the shop to check them out.
Know a beginner who wants to try out a new machine without having to put out HUGE dollars for it? We will start carrying Baby Lock machines SOON. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. We will be carrying the Audrey, the Natalie, and the Grace models. Come in and look at them, or check them out at the Baby Lock website: http://www.babylock.com/a-line/grace/, http://www.babylock.com/a-line/audrey/, and http://www.babylock.com/a-line/natalie/. A more complete line will be available at Quilt Beginnings - just tell them Mary sent you! AND, Baby Lock even has free projects on their website: http://www.babylock.com/projects/quilting/.
For you primitive lovers, Our Sweet Land of Liberty block of the month starts on Thursday October 29. You do not have to do the class to participate in this monthly project. Kits are $21.25. Monthly pattern is $6.75.
KyleAnn is doing another knitting class. This Knit Dishcloth class will review what you've already learned (casting on, knitting, purling, binding off) and teach you how to increase, decrease and do basic lace using yarn overs (YO). You will also learn how to use this basic pattern to make a lapghan or baby blanket! Class is held Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6-8 pm. Registration is required, $15 class fee, $5 needle fee, and you need to bring one ball of a kitchen cotton (Lily's Sugar'n Cream; Peaches & Creme; Lion Cotton, etc). If you want to start right in with the lapghan/baby blanket, then you need 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver.
Have a great weekend! Stop in and say Hello!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hope you were able to come to the Quilt Show at Arts in the Alley and then visit our tent sale! There were some BEAUTIFUL quilts to be seen. And hopefully you made it to the Arts & Crafts display in the Municipal Building. There were a lot of counted cross-stitch entries this year and all were excellent.
Did you know . . . . that you can be notified via email every time we update our blog? And it's FREE! Just go to FeedMyInbox.com, enter our blog address (AlwaysInStitchesOhio.blogspot.com) and your email address. You will receive a confirmation email for you to verify and then you are all done! OR, you can enter another blog address and they will notify you of updates for it.
And now we are planning our First Annual Spring Retreat. Mark your calendar for March 12 - 14, 2010. Cost is $290 per person for 2-, 3-, or 4-person rooms and $335 for single occupancy. Start saving your $$ because the $100 non-refundable deposit is due December 31, 2009 and the balance is due February 1, 2009. This is a first come first serve retreat for 50 of our customers and we can only save you a seat with your deposit. We are going to have a GREAT time at the luxurious Drury Inn here in Grove City.
Just In! The Farmer's Wife Sample Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.
42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife magizine contest, asking the readers Do You Want Your Daughter To Marry A Farmer? See the winning letters and quilt blocks chosen for their historical significance. Also enclosed CD containing templates for all patterns pieces, for easy printing for all 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions.
This weekend we are busy with our Dear Jane group and with our applique club. Stop in and say hello! Enjoy the cool weather that is finally arriving! Stop in and say Hi!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
KyleAnn's playing with the blog again. This weekend is Arts in the Alley. You know, when they close downtown Grove City and artisans exhibit their wares. There will be all kinds of beautiful articles and objects for you to see and, of course, purchase!
We are having another "garage sale" behind the shop with approximately 16 vendors displaying treasures they can no longer use (or they just want room for more stash!) as well as some independent consultants whose products can pamper you and/or make your life easier.
Be sure to stop in (and behind the shop) to lollygag and dilly-dally! (see the quilt up front for that particular phrase).
You also don't want to miss the quilt show at St. John's Lutheran Church on Columbus Street! You just won't believe the variety of beautiful quilts, Artful Bras for the Cure, challenge quilts (wall-hangings) from the local guild, Fat Quarters, quilted clothing, and more! All ability levels are represented from Master Quilter to first-entry-in-a-quilt-show. You can even vote on your favorite quilt and the winner will receive a "Viewer's Choice" award.
And just for Arts in the Alley weekend, already-cut fat quarters will be $1.50. You will find them under our tent our back.
Be sure to come! It's going to be a great weekend, lots of fun activities, and delicious food at Arts in the alley.
(Note from KyleAnn: since Mary is doing the pre-cut fat quarters for $1.50, there won't be a coupon this time. However, the 15% off pre-cut kits coupon from the last post is still good through Tuesday the 22nd!)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Make a statement with Skinny Quilts! This follow-up to the popular Skinny Quilts and Table Runners showcases the talents of a new group of amazing designers. You'll love the variety of styles and techniques they bring to the table!
• Revisit folk-art traditions with Jo Morton and Sue Spargo or create an art quilt with Lonni Rossi or Sue Benner; discover designs by Karla Alexander, Frieda Anderson, Melinda Bula, Jane Dávila, Linda Lum DeBono, Joanna Figueroa, Judy Hooworth, Julie Popa, Elizabeth Rosenberg, and Karen Costello Soltys, as well as editor Eleanor Levie
• Sample a new way of quiltmaking with Skinny Quilts—without the time commitment of a bed covering
• Find the perfect projects to add sparkle and zing to your home or to give as impressive gifts
Elegantly Cozy Contemporary Quilts
Celebrate the Beauty of Flowers with Appliqué
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Quilter's Academy Vol. 1—Freshman Year
A Skill-Building Course in Quiltmaking
by Harriet Hargrave, Carrie Hargrave
9 Appliqué Projects to Sew With or Without a Machine
New Ways to Transform Images for Fabric & Quilt Art
by Beth Wheeler
by Sylvia Pippen
From the creator of the wildly popular Twice Quilted, here's a new collection of continuous-line designs. Simply stitch the first design in one color to quilt the layers together, and then add the secondary design in a different color for a spectacular finish.
Choose from 20 interlacing designs, including beautifully layered flowers with tendrils and leaves. The enclosed 16-page booklet includes complete instructions for tracing, transferring, and sewing. Soon you’ll be mixing and matching various components to create your own designs!
- Bursting with beauty, this book is packed with the best designs from three of Sally Schneider’s top-selling books—plus two brand-new projects! These inspiring quilts make it easy to see why this teacher and quilt designer is so popular.
* Offers a vast array of gorgeous projects—19 in all—providing exceptional value
* Includes several quilts updated with current fabrics for a whole new look
* Allows quilters to learn from a master and indulge their passion for scrap quilts
Have a great week!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sample: 40" x 50" quilt . . . 40X2 = 80; 50X2 - 100 for a total of 180” perimeter; divided by 40” equals 4.5 strips (round up to 5 strips).
Monday, July 27, 2009
Remember, the cost to you is $5.00 non-refundable table rental fee for have of an 8' table, or $10 for whole table per day. Space can be shared with friends/family.
RESERATIONS ARE REQUIRED! We only have 40 spots available (Twenty half-table spaces available each day). call the shop (614-539-7845) or stop in to hold your space. Payment must be paid in full to reserve your space.
So clean out your sewing room, reduce stash, get some great deals on someone else's "trash" - remember their trash may be your treasure!!
Little Lone Star Quilts
Sew Perfect Points Every Time • Exciting New Paper-Piecing Technique • 7 Projects, by Lorraine Olsen
Lone Stars Made Easy - in Miniature!
Start Quilting with Alex Anderson, 3rd Edition
Everything First-Time Quilters Need to Succeed • 8 Quick Projects—Most in 4 Sizes, by Alex Anderson
Intuitive Color & Design
Adventures in Art Quilting, by Jean Wells
Think Outside the Block and Look What Happens!
Artistic Photo Quilts
Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer & Cloth,
No Rules—No Ruler, by Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins
Put Down the Ruler and Free Your Inner Appliqué Artist
Monday, July 20, 2009
• 21 patterns include both piecing and applique techniques
• Fabrics range from reproduction prints to modern batiks
• Even the quilt backing takes just one fat quarter, with no piecing required
That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2010
This color-splashed calendar features a dozen gorgeous quilts from your favorite designers! Enjoy year-round artistry from such well-known experts as Sandy Klop, Lynn Roddy Brown, Barbara Brandeburg, and Teri Christopherson. The 28-page pullout booklet includes step-by-step instructions for each dazzling quilt. So give yourself the gift of year-round fun as you explore scrappy quilts, appliqué, 1930s reproduction fabrics, seasonal motifs, and more.
Award-Winning Quilts 2010 Calendar, featuring Quilts from the International Quilt Association
Bask in the beauty of extraordinary quilts throughout the year! Made by members of the International Quilt Association, these quilts were winners in the 2008 “Quilts: A World of Beauty” judged show. The international talent represented in these stunning photos is astonishing. Perfect for gift giving—with 13 distinctive quilt photographs—this is no ordinary calendar. It’s a celebration of creativity!
If all you want for Christmas is a whimsical, colorful, and perfectly charming quilt, just peek inside this book! You'll discover five projects sure to make the season merry and bright.
• Enjoy all the fun motifs of the season—holly leaves and berries, snowmen, candy canes, and more.
• Create a lap-sized quilt as well as a Christmas stocking, pillow, table runner, and small wall quilt
• Find detailed step-by-step instructions and full-sized pullout
Welcome to paradise! Best-selling author and international teacher Cynthia Tomaszewski invites quilters to imagine a haven of happiness and beauty. Her palette of bold, tropical colors conjures images of an island filled with sunlight, colorful birds, and the glorious scent of jasmine. Cynthia shows her versatility as a designer with 14 pieced and appliquéd projects that are strikingly pretty and a fresh departure from her earlier work. More than inspiring, these quilts are enchanting!
10 Festive New Quilts & the Recipes That Inspired Them by Sandy Bonsib
Mouth-Watering New Quilts and Desserts• 10 pieced quilts with rich colors inspired by delicious desserts• 10 finger-licking recipes to enjoy while you quilt• Learn to create rich color combinations using the color wheel • Create a complex look with easy, basic blocksThe secret of this tempting collection of pieced quilts is combining easy blocks - rectangles, half-square and quarter-square triangles, and four-patch blocks-in original ways. To achieve total perfection, just add dessert!
Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool
Includes Seam Ripper, Stiletto, Presser, Turner
Four Must-Have Quilting and Crafting Tools in One• Flat-ended presser cap for finger pressing, folding, burnishing • Super-sharp BERNINA seam ripper for fast "unsewing"• Pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and doll parts• Extra-long stiletto protects fingers while pressing and machine piecing• Won't roll off your work surface! Hand-crafted in the U.S.A. of real maple wood.
Alex Anderson’s Hand & Machine Appliqué
• 6 Techniques • 7 Quilt Projects • Full-Size Patterns
Fall in Love with Appliqué! • Learn to add beautiful appliqué to any quilt by hand or machine • 7 charming quilts get you started• 3 hand appliqué techniques: needle-turn, raw-edged, and reverse appliqué • 3 machine appliqué techniques: invisible, raw-edged, and free-motion appliqué
From beloved teacher and TV/Internet host Alex AndersonBeloved quilting teacher and TV personality Alex Anderson shows you how easy it is to enhance any quilt with appliquéd flowers, leaves, hearts, and other shapes.
• 2000 Traditional and Modern Designs • Updated History of Appliqué • New! 5 Quilt Projects
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Look DELECTABLE during the hot summer weather in this COOL apron from Farmer John's. We have kits are available !