Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Women of the Bible Pattern Series Begins

Our free pattern series for Women of the Bible has begun on our Facebook page.

Would you like to join us as we construct this 100"x125" quilt?  The patterns are free to all of our Facebook followers.

Follow this link, and LIKE us on Facebook

New shop location will sport regional theme

Construction is underway on our new retail space, attached to our Quilter's Cottage Retreat Center, just south of Woodbine on Highway 30.  Plans are to open the new 1000 square foot space sometime in the Spring, 2014.  The new retail space will feature fabric, patterns, books and products with a REGIONAL theme. 

During Market, Nancy and I searched the aisles to find designers who had ties to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota.  It was a lot of fun to learn more about the fabric designers, product inventors, and authors.  We made many new friends and are anxious to bring national presenters to our neck of the woods.

When we move into our new retail location, Stitchin' Tree will be very unique in it's collection and display.

The walls of our new shop will be lined with barn boards salvaged from the 1898 barn on the property.  The ceiling will be covered with the salvaged barn roof tin.  We're very proud of our rural Iowa heritage, and plan to carry the theme through the space. 
It should be a lot of fun to complete the construction and design the shop.  We'll keep you posted all along the way.
While the shop is under construction, the retreat center remains available for classes, workshops and overnight retreats.

Giant Moo-ving Sale begins January 7

After 8 years of serving our quilting friends in historic downtown Harlan, Stitchin' Tree Quilts will be moo-ving our retail store to Woodbine, next to our Quilters Cottage Retreat Center. Our new location will be smaller and will have a regional theme, so nearly everything must go.

Our giant Moo-ving sale will begin January 7, with prices slashed 30%-75% off fabric, patterns, notions, thread and kits and more. Throughout our moving sale, we will continue to provide quilting services, offer classes and workshops, and stock new fabric, patterns and kits. Each week, our newsletter will continue to provide a free pattern, as well as information about what's going on in the shop and online. We'll have plenty of Barnbusters and other Mooey Good Deals throughout the sale.

Details about our Moo-ving Sale can be found in our emails and on our website:

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Home from festival

If you have never been to Quilt Festival in Houston, be sure and put it on your list of things to do. What a treat! This was my first year to go to festival and it was amazing. The people we met and the quilts we saw is something I will never forget. Teresa posted lots of pictures on Facebook, be sure and check them out.

We are all settled into our routines and getting on with projects at the shop. There is so much we want to do and so little time. (Sound familiar?)

During market I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Vaine. We were directly across the hall from Landaur and for three days we were looking at Janice's latest quilt from her new book, EMBROIDERY AND PATCHWORK REVISITED, due out in February. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. We would like to introduce a project out of the book to our Running Stitchers Club this spring. The project is Grandmothers fan that is embellished with fancy stitches. I am really looking forward to sharing it with the gang.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful.
 My best to you all....Nancy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gadgets found

Teresa and I finally got a few minutes to look around a bit on the last day of market, and look what we found!  A magnifying lighted seam ripper. (A lady next to me assured me you could rip out black thread on black fabric in the dark under your covers...if needed. ;))  and.... wait for it....a Bohin 3 in 1 mechanical pencil. How cool is that? Remember those pens that had multiple colors of ink? Well this is basically the same. Pink, black and white are the three colors and we can't wait to get them in the store.
We are off for a couple of days now and are preparing for festival. I love coming to market. We always leave with so many new ideas to bring back to the shop. I can't wait to share. Until later... Nancy

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Teresa in action

Houston market

Yahoo!!! Teresa and I made it to Houston and market.  This is the second day and we still haven't had a chance to get around and see much, but what we have seen has given us lots of ideas for the shop. We're looking forward to sharing when we get back. Ill be checking in again later.