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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Deb's Sit and stitch - Thursday night September 1. 2011

Wow, September already!
Missed this reminder in yesterday's blog.

Deb will be hosting the sit and stitch tomorrow evening, Thursday from 6 - 8. And on Friday she will be demo-ing the crayon and embroidery technique at the Goodtime Quilter's show in Circleville at 11:00 on Friday! Stop in and say hello!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Demonstrations at the Good Time Quilters Show

Faux Piping (in white)
We have been very busy getting ready for our booth at the Goodtime Quilters QuiIt show. We are focusing on smaller kits for quick gifts and small wall hangings for instant gratification. We will have all kinds of kits, patterns, and other you-know-you-gotta-have items.

During the show there is a constant stream of free demonstrations by guild members and vendors. All of the demos sound interesting, some of the titles include 30 minute table runner, continuous prairie points, template free appliqué, twisted bow tie, no pain quilt basting, charm quilts, quilter's caddy. On Friday Deb will be showing the CrabApple Hill coloring and embroidery technique. On Thursday I am going to demo the quick casserole carrier, and  if you have not seen or made faux piping binding, you will be amazed by how easy it is to do. KyleAnn Williams and Karen Lane will be demonstrating this technique at the upcoming Goodtime Quilters Quilt Show in Circleville this Thursday at 1:00. No registration is needed - just come to the quilt show at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound Street, Circleville, enjoy all the beautiful quilts and other items made by Guild members. most demonstrations will include a handout with step-by-step pictures. Did we mention the guild members have a great sale room. They are getting rid of their old fabric so that they can buy new stuff. Great place to get a lot of good deals.

KyleAnn has been very busy, too, creating a blog for an online quilt-along! Click here for details. The book she is featuring right now (Country Threads Goes to Charm School) is available through the shop for a limited time. We also have charm square packs similar to those featured on her new blog.

Even with all the activity in Circleville, we are open Friday 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 4. We are going to be closed Sunday and Monday  for the holiday! Be sure and stop in and see us!

Have a great week and a great Holiday weekend!

Mary and the staff at Always In Stitches

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

See you at the quilt show!

The Goodtime Quilters of Circleville, Ohio are having their annual quilt show on THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (September 1-3).


9-5 THUR.&FRI.
9-4:30 SAT.
$5.00 DONATION

There are a handful of vendors at the show and Always in Stitches will have a booth there with many fun kits, patterns, and other you-know-you-gotta-have items.

Master quilter for 2011, Nellie Wright, will have a special display of her quilts.

There will be nearly 200 beautiful quilts for you to enjoy, including other small items and accessories. For those who arrive early (because it all goes quickly!), there is a sales room where you will find various things for sale, such as fabric pieces, books/patterns, and completed items. Throughout each day there will be various demos, including how to make faux piping binding; painless, pinless quilt basting, and much more.

Their 2011 raffle quilt was entered in the 2011 national Quilting Association Show and received an Honorable Mention ribbon! Raffle tickets are available at the show for $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Several other quilted items will also be raffled.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here is the beautiful raffle quilt!



Labor Day Weekend Hours!

So that everyone can enjoy this holiday, the shop will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5. Play safely!!



This weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28) you can bring in one Joann's coupon for up to 40% off. All restrictions printed on the coupon apply.



We will soon have kits for all the darling Patchabilities wall-hangings. See them at our booth at the Goodtime quilters, Circleville, quilt show!





Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting ready for quilt show!

Hey Everyone,
We are very busy getting new samples and kits ready for the Goodtime Quilters Quilt Show. The show is Labor Day weekend and there are some of the most beautiful quilts on display there. We are focusing on christmas and fall with smaller items that are quick and easy. Here are a just some that we are working on. Visit us at the show to see all of the fast and easy kits.



We have a busy weekend coming up here at the shop. Stop in and say hello!

Mary

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Third Saturday Fun!

Block your calendar now for next weekend's "FREE SEW" weekend!  Bring your own projects to work on, bring a snack to share, and socialize to your heart's content Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Friday, August 19th:  10-5
Saturday, August 20th:  10-4
Sunday, August 21st:  12-4

Additionally, the Free Motion Machine Quilting club will meet Saturday morning beginning at 10:30.

At 1:00 Vicki will share the art of "4-Patch Stacked Posies" for a mere $20 per person!  Call or come by the shop to sign up; patterns will be available and Vicki's provided a sample of one variation that we'll have hanging up.  Curious about what a 4-Patch Stacked Posie is?  Here's a picture of the pattern:

In my opinion, the picture on this pattern does not do the quilt justice.  There are countless variations of quilts you can make using this technique, and Vicki will walk you through several of those.  This is a fun, easy & addicting way to create uniquely beautiful quilts -- hope to see you in class next weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Look at our new quilters - and their lovely quilts!!

We’ve got all kinds of things going on at the shop right now – and we want YOU to be part of the fun!

Tomorrow evening (Thursday, 8/11) is our SEWING CIRCLE club at 6:00 – hope to see you here for that! Bring whatever you want to work on, projects you need help with, ideas to share … this is an “open forum” club and everyone is welcome.

This Saturday (8/13) is our “FINISH IT!” late-night sew-in at the shop – instead of doing a Mystery project, bring project(s) you want to finish. Your cost for “FINISH IT! Night”? Bring a potluck dish to share – that’s it!

Our six-week “Complete Quilting for Beginners” class concluded yesterday, and look at the beautiful quilts some of the students made:

Andrea

Jane




 
Johnna

Heather











Didn’t they all do a wonderful job! Now they’re ready to move on to their next quilt!

And finally, if you’re in the mood to save a bit of cash, we will honor this week’s Hobby Lobby coupon, Thursday, 8/11 through Sunday, 8/14 (and we’re even including a picture of it for you!). The coupon is good for one IN-STOCK item of regular price (sorry – no specially-cut kits, fat quarters or fat eighths for this sale); all other restrictions listed on the coupon apply.




We just got in a new bunch of fun fabrics (some of which have already sold out!), and also a ton of new patterns and books. We’ve been feverishly cutting & packaging new kits, and we’re working on samples to showcase those – come see what we’re working on here at the shop!

KyleAnn - Hope to see everyone Saturday for the Mystery Finish It Night!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy August

Wow, what a great shop hop! It was awesome seeing quilters from all over the United States. We have been busy and we love it! Thanks you for all of the support, and the kind words and notes we have recieved. It is so nice to know that even with all of the other venues (Cincinnati International Show, Columbus NQA, Other area shop hops, etc.) quilters still have time and money to support the local shops. Thanks so much, we really appreciate it!

Thanks to the Thimble Berries Club from Missouri for visiting and having dinner with us. That was really a fuun evening!

Thanks also to the Honey Bees from Medina for visiting with us last Thursday. We love having buses and large groups in the shop!   If you are thinking about a guild or group bus trip call us.   We will help plan your day.

We got in some really cute patterns from Amy Bradley:


And this really cute one for the holidays:



We will be kitting both of these and have samples made soon.

Next Saturday is our Mystery night. We have a new format so that is more affordable and accommodating for the mystery quilter that likes to come every month.  Here is the new breakdown:

 Mystery night with pattern and fabric and dinner $55

Mystery night pattern with dinner $35.00

Mystery night dinner only $10.00

Mystery night space only (no dinner, no pattern etc) $5.00

I am off for the week. Going to the beach, taking a bunch of handwork and books to read.

Kyle will touch base on Wednesday.

Thanks again for the great support!