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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ready for Spring!

Wow, Yesterday really was a wake up call. It looked like February here in Columbus/Grove City. Reminds us that even though Spring started March 20th we could still get a couple snowy days. I know that in about a month I will be complaining that it is too hot out... I am ready for those days.

We have been running around at the shop with our heads chopped off at the shop.... busy, busy, busy... and we love it. Come see some of our changes and stay tuned for more... We are evolving into the new and improved "Always In Stitches"

This week we got in a bunch of new books... Here are a few from Kansas City Star:
Table Talk, Runners, Toppers and Family Treats

This is from Gudrun Erla, do you know who she is? She is the backbone behind GE Designs... she is the one that designed the Braided runner, we have probably sold 200 of those patterns.

This is by Debbie Roberts, haven't looked at this too close, but it reminds me of a Dear Jane.


Here is our coupon for the weekend!

Surprise, it is a JoAnn's Weekend!
Bring in your JoAnn's coupon or print the one here or print the one on the email and bring it in! 

Stop in and say Hello!
Mary, and everyone from Always In Stitches! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's been a long time!

My goodness, it's been nearly a month since we posted a blog update! Where does the time go? We have been busy, busy, busy. You will want to stop in soon to see some of our new  fabrics as well as some great samples to inspire you!

Brooke is offering a Cathedral Window class on wednesday, March 30, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This 3-hr class is a fun twist on the traditional cathedral windows, using templates and the cathedral window ruler (made by Creative Grid). Rectangular cathedral windows adds a new dimension to your project and results in a 24" x 24" wall hanging. Be sure to sign up in advance so you can complete the required steps before class.


Speaking of inspiration, there are some new books that just came in.


501 Quilting Motifs

From the Editors of Quiltmaker Magazine

A must-have resource for every quilter, this collection features 501 quilting motifs selected from more than 26 years of Quiltmaker magazine. What a value! Now quilters of all levels can finish gorgeous, one-of-a-kind quilts. Handy indexes cross-reference each motif by size and style, so finding the perfect one is quick and easy.


•Get clear guidelines for selecting and transferring motifs
•Find quilting-motif categories such as flowers, feathers, vines and leaves, seasonal and holidays, children and teens, geometric designs, and more
•Discover well over a thousand arrangements featuring the motifs

Inspired by Tradition
50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes
by Kay Mackenzie
 
Quilters can’t get enough of Kay Mackenzie’s appliqué designs. In this elegant follow-up to Easy Appliqué Blocks, she presents 50 all-new designs with traditional appeal, such as Whig Rose, Pineapple, and Fleur-de-lis. The bonus CD features each block in five sizes, from 6" to 12". No need to enlarge—just print the size you need.


•See a color photo of each block design stitched in fabric, plus a line drawing for tracing
•Find all designs on the CD both regular and reversed for hand or fusible appliqué
•Discover Kay’s tips for enjoyable hand and fusible machine appliqué


NEW! Featured Book of the Week - 30% off!
A Baker's Dozen
13 quilts from jelly rolls, layercakes, and more
from the staff at That Patchwork Place

As the publisher of America’s Best-Loved Quilt Books®, the staff at That Patchwork Place (Martingale & Company) just had to get in on the fun of quilting with precut fabrics! For this book, the stitching experts on their staff designed and made 13 fabulous quilts—plus a bonus project. Now you can indulge your craving for fat quarters, Jelly Rolls, 5" charm squares, and 10" Layer Cakes!


•Find just what you’re looking for in the bakery case—from sweet and pink like frosting to savory like herb bread
•Create lap quilts, wall hangings, and bed quilts in a wide range of styles for all skill levels
•Check out the color-splashed quilts—they're eager to share their quilting enthusiasm with you

Come in soon - quantities of this book are limited!

Happy quilting,
Mary, KyleAnn and the rest of the staff