Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Here is just a peek at some of the goodies on sale!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
3. Fat Quarter Bundles. Every quilter loves fat quarters ... why not grab a bundle or two and brighten up her Christmas morning with a splash of color...lots to choose from online and in the store!
Monday, December 8, 2008
With many thanks to all our participants we are pleased to announce the following prizewinners!
Best Quilt -- Doll Quilt by Lorna Prowse
Best Small Entry -- Christmas Wish List by Lorna Morochove
Freddy’s Choice - Snowpail by Anita Elksnitis
Judy’s Choice - Christmas Storybook by Shirley Dawson
Most Original Idea - Snowglobe by Claire McKiernan
* Due to the fragile nature of some of the entries we decided to award two additional prizes (Best Quilt and Best Small Entry) instead of Viewer’s choice. Our apologies for this change.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
The blocks are made using Thangles ... here's a little video to show you how easy they are to use!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
In addition all fabric on the clearance wall will be buy one metre get the second for $1 (one metre increments only please).
For our online customers you can start ordering now ... all orders filled first come first served. Here is the link for the $1 fat quarters and all clearance fabric from the specials pages qualify for buy one metre get one for $1 (price adjustments will be made when we ship the goods).
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We are still going to offer at least 90% of our fabric for sale at 9.99/yard or less. We are committed to finding you top quality quilt shop fabric at discount prices. With the economy in flux there are lots of bargains to be had and I promise that I am hunting them out for all of you. This week we received 50 bolts from Marcus Brothers and they are all priced at 8.99/metre (8.09/yard). We also got a whole grouping of Northcott Flannels and they are also priced at $8.99/metre (8.09/yard).
New Flannel from Northcott ...
10 to choose from and only $8.99/metre!
Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts
Friday, October 31, 2008
Here is the "Royal Arrival" at Cador Textiles. Cador is a family-run business in the heart of little Portugal. They are Canadian distributors of Debbie Mumm, Princess Mirah, SSI, Art Gallery Quilts and more.
Here I am with Ricardo, the son and right hand man of Tony Rodriguez the owner of Cador - unfortunately Tony was out for the morning and missed our little visit! Cheryl and I got busy and chose the fabric for next year's Buck A Block program! I am very excited about the two colorways we will have to offer you next year one is a stunning array of batiks that we are calling "Carribbean Sunset" and the second program will be a Christmas Block of the Month!
After our trip to Cador we headed up to visit our good friends at Northcott Silk. Canadian quilters all have reason to be proud of Northcott -- a homegrown Canadian company that is considered one of the premier quilt fabric manufacturers in the world! This is Jack, Bill and I in the vast warehouse!
Finally this is my good buddy Sam who never fails to crack me up whenever I vist Northcott. I didn't leave there empty-handed either I came away with a whole stack of sumptuous flannels that I will have up for you by the end of the weekend!
It was a tremendous day!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Year after year one of our best selling fabrics are the terrific British made 3" squares.
People use them to make coasters, ornaments, as the center of quilt blocks, in scrapbooking and in cards....amongst other things. Now it's your turn to use your imagination and skills to make something special!
Here's how the contest works...
- Drop by the store and for a cost of $0.50 we will give you 2 3" Christmas panels. If you would like the panels mailed to you the cost is $1.50.
- You make up something using one or both of your squares and deliver it to the store with your name, address and phone number attached to it.
- We will award prizes in the following categories:
Most original idea
- Submissions are due by November 29th.
- Prizes will be awarded December 6th.
Have fun ladies and gents! If you have any questions just leave a comment on this blog and I will answer them!
Things are in a mild state of disarray as we clean up from the Creativ Festival and prepare for our next show but we have lots of goodies coming in including a whole batch of Hoffman batiks that we have unpacked and loaded up on the shelves...they are absolutely exquisite and there are 50 new ones to choose from.
This weekend the Rouge Valley Quilter's Guild is hosting its Show and Sale at the Pickering Village United Church at 300 Church Street North in Ajax. The show runs on Friday October 24, from 10 am - 8 pm and on Saturday October 25 from 10 am to 5 pm .
There will be:
- Door prizes
- Viewers’ choice
- Raffle of members’ quilt
- Miniature quilt silent auction
- Guild members’ shop
- Vendors’ marketplace (don't forget to visit us!)
- Tea room
Hope to see you in the shop...or at the show!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We are keeping busy getting ready for the Creativ Festival ... we have expanded the size of our booth to serve you better this year. The Festival is coming up next Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we do have tickets in the store!
We have 1000s ... that's right 1000s of fat quarters ready for the booth. Batiks, Orientals, Novelties and lots of blenders will all be priced at 4/$10.00! Our sale bins will be overflowing with treasures for $1.50/fat quarter. We have lots of bundles too!
We will also have tonnes of new books for your to choose from and they are all priced at US dollar price (or less)! With the Canadian dollar falling we don't know how long we will be able to keep the books at par so it might be a good time to pick up any titles you were considering!
We will have 100s of bolts of fabric for sale by the yard with prices as low as $4.99/metre. Once again we have brought in a huge grouping of batiks for the show and they will be 9.99 per yard once again.
This is the first time we will be offering yarn and knitting supplies at the booth ... we will have lots of value priced goodies for you to look at!
Hope to see you this week ... if you can't make it to the show please dop by the shop to see all that is new!
Meanwhile I'm back to folding fat quarters!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here are two new groupings to look at...there are also new blenders and batiks up on the site!
There is an adorable winter line called Polar Opposites…lots of cute animal prints as well as must-have sky and snow landscape prints!
In case you aren’t ready to let go of summer…check out the Day at the Beach line!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Now in stock are the much anticipated (at least by me) Family Tree panels. They are well priced at only $8.99 per panel and would make a great family keepsake. My nine year old son and I are already working on one together!
Another couple of great new book titles: Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin and Foolproof Machine Quilting .
The last item for today is Zakka Sewing ... a book that is right up my alley! In Japanese, Zakka means household goods. Referring specifically to hand-sewn items for Domestic use-tableware, kitchenware, Containers of various kinds, even simple clothing. This book contains many patterns from the simple to the simply beautiful to tempt you!