Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
WRONG! Through divine intervention, Jean Devereux (pronounced Dever-ex; it's Irish) stopped by the shop today to purchase some fabric. Nancy Cook introduced me to her as the "button lady", and it didn't take long to figure out that my mystery had been solved. My Stitching Peace found ME!
See her beautiful Noah's Ark? Jean makes her own buttons, and the buttons make the print! What an extraordinary artist. We are so lucky to have her in the neighborhood.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
By the way, I talked to Terri from Seams to Be. The flooding hasn't impacted her shop -- so you can still plan the day trip to Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
I'm sorry I can't remember which booth this was in, but I'll ask Sandi and update the blog for those of you who would like more information about this block-of-the-month and pattern.
One of the most difficult jobs each year is deciding what goes where -- Nancy and I played around with booth design until we were satisfied with the display of quilts. Tara was great at snapping pics and stashing kits. It takes about 4 hours to set up the booth and have it ready for the show. We have a double booth for the Omaha show, so people have room to step inside and move around.
Once the setup is complete, we plug in the cash register and remind ourselves how to run the darned thing. It's a smaller machine that we only use for quilt shows, and we have to retrain each year because between the two of us, we can never remember which buttons to hit...
We had several new quilts and kits on display this year, and I want to thank all of our sample sewists for their help: Linda Kreifels (Crossroads & Whacky Stack 4), Marlene Gaffigan (Charming Stars), Nancy Cook (On The Square, Brick & Mortar, Schlep Bag Pink), Nancy Watts (Farmers Market, Schlep Bag Brown), Gloria Kenkel (I Love You, Jelly On the Fence), Jill Conry (Sip & Savor, Hoo-Rah, Floating Star), LeAnn Keenan (Hop Scotch, FaLaLa, Schlep Bag Radiance), and Shirley Wingert (Veranda Tote). See? It does take a village. Out of the entire booth, I only stitched one of the samples (Cozy Cabins). We wouldn't have had a booth if it weren't for the Stitchin' Tree Village.
Oh yeah, I should also thank my hubby for letting me drive his brand new pick-em-up truck (it's a hemi). He was worried that I would get a scratch on it... Never fear, the pickup returned home in great shape, but unfortunately, the garage door wasn't tall enough for our full load when we returned on Saturday evening. Oh well, I learned that the electronic warning system includes all sides of the truck, just not the roof :-).
Friday, June 24, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
If you want this kit, you'll have to come to the Omaha quilt show, Quilt Safari, June 23-24-25 at the LaVista Conference center. If we have any kits left after the show, we'll bring them back to the store, but they will NOT be available in the shop before the show.
For more information regarding the show, click on this link: Quilt Safari.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Well Kim Scott, Council Bluffs, knows. And she has 25 Rush concert t-shirts to prove it! Kim created this t-shirt quilt tribute to Rush. She chose to quilt it with Vickie's Meander in YLI monofilament thread.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Eleanor Burns is one of the most easy going people I have ever met. She is comfortable in a crowd and has never met a stranger. Eleanor was the featured presenter at Accu-Cut's Open House on Friday, June 10. We battled the flood waters to drive down highway 30 to Fremont, home of AccuCut's manufacturing plant and corporate office. Eleanor brought many quilts featured in her Barn Quilts book. She showed pictures of the many barn quilts that motivated her to design her unique quilt. One of the barns is from Sac County Iowa.
You're never too old to be goofy and have fun. Eleanor led us in many songs while quilters paraded across the stage in goofy costumes. My favorite was the flying pig!
While Eleanor was signing my book, I showed off my "Save the Barn" tshirt. She loved it and asked for one of her own. I happily agreed. Let's hope she sends a picture back :-)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Our clearance sale was very successful! We cleared the shelves of may bolts to make room for new fabric. But now we have a new problem... Too many skinny bolts are hanging around! Skinny bolts are the short pieces of fabric that are left on the bolt. Skinny bolts typically range from 3/4 yard to 2 yards. Our regular clearance price for skinny bolts is 20% off when you buy the remainder of the bolt. Now through the end of June, BAG LADIES CAN TAKE AND EXTRA 10% OFF THE SKINNY BOLT PRICE!