Thursday, June 30, 2011

Santa Has Arrived

We call our fabulous UPS guy 'Santa' because he brings us 'gifts' every day.  I can't imagine that he has a delivery location as welcoming we are!!  So what did Santa bring us lately?

Kate Spain, wonderful Moda Fabrics designer, has done it again with a colorful, happy line of holiday fabrics.  A great panel will inspire you, and the fabrics and precuts will have your creative holiday juices flowing.  Beat the heat and think holidays!!

I couldn't resist, can you?
The coordinating owl fabric and blenders will make a great quilt (and bag, pillow....)
Stop by Three Crafty Quilters and see what else is new!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Thank you to everyone who has signed up to play in our 1st annual Crafty Challenge!  We gave out the challenge fabric so quickly that we chose a second fabric (and that is gone, too!)  So exciting!  Not sure what we are talking about or need a refresher of the 'rules'?

A challenge fabric (our choice, all the same, and a mystery until pick up) will be used to create something - anything really.  Fabric can be used to quilt or sew, can be altered and embellished - but not hidden (no lining bags or backing quilts)  Participants will have until August 15th when they will bring in the challenge project (or have photos in to us if they are out of town.)  Prizes will be given and the creations will be on photographed and displayed for all to see!

Missed out?  Don't worry, we will do it again!  It is so wonderful to see the support and enthusiasm for our shop - we are so thankful for our customers and enjoy each and every day working with you!

Three Crafty Ladies, our sister shop in Sanibel, is doing a challenge, too. It is our second year.  To see photos from last years' challenge, check out last years' blog post here.

Happy creating everyone!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Block of the Month = Coming Soon!

Still be the newest quilt shop, we have waited until we found the perfect Block of the Month and we have found it - YAY!   Using the most delicious batik fabrics from Hoffman...

The fabric ships in the fall, so we are excited to start planning for this BOM beauty, starting most likely around the beginning of the year!  Stay tuned (and if you know you want to participate, let us know and we will keep a list).  (In case you are curious, the quilt will measure 90"x100").  Laurie Shifrin is the quilt designer and author of some fabulous books and other patterns as well. Wouldn't it be nice if she came to sunny South Florida to visit us?  Watch out for the beautiful fabrics, sample quilt, and more from Laurie Shifrin.   Happy quilting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Prince Charming

Have you been in to see the newest arrivals from Free Spirit fabrics?  Prince Charming from designer Tula Pink.  the line comes in four different color stories, with quite a few designs from each that work with others.  It's whimsical, happy fabric.  We have the entire collection for your quilting enjoyment and amusement!