May 8, 2012

Post quilt show, Mother’s Day and more information….

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:52 pm by satinmoon

A HUGE thank you to everyone in the quilting community for their support and warm welcome at the Victoria Quilt Guild Show and Sale last weekend….                                                                                                            

Your support and encouragement were so gratifying after the hard work of the last few months.  So many people stopped by to say they had visited our new shop, enjoyed their visit, were pleasantly surprised by the parking at the new shop, how friendly the shop is, and so much more.  And of course we were trying to spread the word far and wide about our new location…we hope those of you who have not yet been in, will find us and stop by in the coming months!

The previous week I was invited to speak at the Westshore Quilt Guild for their April meeting.  I want to thank you for being so welcoming!  I had a great time and was pleased to recognize so many of you from having visited our shop. Thanks and I look forward to having a booth at your show next spring!

 This week, in addition to unpacking and catching up on our rest, we are running a Mother’s Day Celebration from Thursday to Sunday…here are the particulars,

 Specials (both in-store and online)….

  •  all flannels in stock, on the bolt, bolt-ends, fat-quarters, are all 30% off – last chance at this price
  • 20 flannel fat quarter bundles – $65, show special held over until Sunday, check out the 2 book/booklets we have displayed with the bundles for “Turning Twenty” patterns…turn 20 fat quarters into full bed size quilts, quick and simple!  Our bundles have a modern/masculine feel to them and would make a perfect gift quilt for the men in your lives!
  • Large selection of children’s panels and book panels at 50-60% off
  • Scrap bags (new selection) $7.50 each (regular price $10)
  • Good selection of new items added to our clearance section
  • 108 inch wide backings 30% off
  • All in-stock Christmas fabrics (bolts, panels, bolt ends, and fqs) are 30% off.  A great chance for you early-birds to get started on your christmas projects!
  • Last chance to get in on our Collectible Tin Challenge, each package is $9.99 and includes one “tin” and 2 fat quarters as well as the challenge guidelines…quilts are due June 1st, prizes will be awarded!
  • Sunday – Mother’s Day – each Mom will receive a little mystery bag with purchase (no minimum)

 This Sunday we will again be offering a free demonstration…we have decided to offer a second demo on felted wool due to the strong interest in the felted wool at the VQG show….the demo will be set up for the entire afternoon (noon to 4) and Susan will be available to answer questions, show you a variety of projects, get you started on a project and so on…please come in and ask Susan [McGregor] about the Felted Wool Demo!  And parking is free on Sundays!

More fabric?  Yes, lots mores new fabric lines – come and check them out!  Lots of bright prints, some “word and letter” prints, new asian fabrics, bright new children’s prints, more Eiffel towers, and new batiks too.

 Remember, our web-shop is now open!  All of our specials are also available online and we are working hard to get all of the images updated on our website, thanks to Nicole and Sharron!!

 Thanks everyone!!

 Linda

 PS….I will endeavour to include a few pics, they are from a few weeks ago now but still lovely…hope they want to make you come to Victoria!  I will try to get out and take some new pics now that our weather has turned to summer!

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May 2, 2012

Victoria Quilt Guild Show

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:36 pm by satinmoon

The VQG show is almost upon us (May 4th to 6th) and we have been very busy preparing!!  Almost everything is packed and ready to be moved to the Pearkes Arena tomorrow for set-up.  I know many of you have mentioned you will be at the Show and I am looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces!  For those of you who haven’t made it in to our new shop yet, come and find us at the Show and say Hello.

Some curious customers want to know…will you have specials?  What are you taking to the show?  So I will include a sneak peek below (or at least what I have ready for now) in terms of specials…we also have surprise things…things you haven’t seen in the shop…

We will also have some specials in-store and bonus specials if you can shop in both spots!  Now for those of you who follow us from afar…you can order online and still get in on some of those specials.  The new projects and kits will be on the website shortly.

“SHOW ME THE DEALS…..”

Show Specials to Wow:

 v  50% off selected kits, as marked

v  Fat-quarter bundles @ 3 for $5, as marked

v  50% off selected panels, as marked

 And Great In-Store Specials Too!

 v      Huge selection of children’s panels – each reduced by 50 – 60%

v      30% off all flannels – bolts, fqs, bolt ends and kits

v      Show your entry stamp from the show and receive 10% off  an in-store purchase

v      Show a Satin Moon Quilted Garden receipt from the show and receive 15% off  an in-store purchase

April 13, 2012

Announcing an impromptu Weekend Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:13 am by satinmoon

Hello everyone….I wanted to let you know that in response to suggestions from customers that I really need to get the word out about all the fabulous collections we have in stock…I am holding a 3 day sale to give those of you who have not yet been in to our new store just an extra little push.  They tell me the store is looking great and we have the best selection of blender fabrics around!  The sale will begin Saturday when we open at 9:30 and run until close at 5pm on Monday.  So, here is your gentle push:

  • 15% off all regular priced merchandise (excluding consignment items)
  • for each $20 you spend receive 1 ticket toward a selection of prize draws
  • 30% off all flannels
  • and don’t forget to visit our clearance area where you will find deals on bolts of fabric, fat quarters, tidbits, some art quilt supplies, panels, etc!

Now, if you are receiving this message but don’t live in the vicinity, I will also offer this promotion on all online orders from Saturday morning to Monday close as well - everything you see in our online store (excluding consignment items)!!

A reminder as well to join us Sunday afternoon for the first of our Free Demos – this week’s topic is Felted Wool.

Thanks, hope to see you soon!!

Linda

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a beautiful evening at the breakwater - wish you were here!

 

 

April 11, 2012

Happy Spring Everyone!

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:48 pm by satinmoon

Okay so right now we are having our April showers, but the last couple of days have been lovely and sunny!  We are working on lots of new kits in the shop.  I wanted to announce our new Sunday afternoon free demos, beginning this Sunday, the 15th.  Susan McGregor is back at Satin Moon Quilted Garden and will be offering various demos on Sunday afternoons.  This week she will feature Felted Wool.  Look for project ideas, wool pieces, patterns, and inspiration!  Many customers are intrigued by the wool and want to know how to use it.  Remember parking is free on the street on Sundays.  And regardless of the weather, it’s always warm and dry in our garden [shop]!  Thanks,Linda

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New pincusion kit with wool flower petals

March 30, 2012

Two blog postings in one week….Hoppy Easter everyone!

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:05 am by satinmoon

We will be closed on Good Friday (the 6th) and Easter Sunday (the 8th) and will be open regular hours on Saturday and on Monday.   I hope you all enjoy a long weekend with family and friends!

 In addition to our previously mentioned Specials, as below, (whether in-store or online)….

  •  odds and ends of thread spools, these are a variety of different threads we have carried in the past, all spools are $1.99 each
  • all in stock Valdani thread is 50% off
  • all flannels in stock, on the bolt, bolt-ends, fat-quarters, and flannel kits are all 30% off

 Specifically for Easter we also have:

  •  a selection of super-cute Easter-y fat quarter bundles, 25% off
  • Easter-y wreath patterns, 40% off
  • Easter-y kits, 30% off
  • Peep Squeaks [baby/children’s] kits, 30% off
  • Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” flannel panel and kits, 30% off
  • Flower kits; Pansy, Bearded Iris, and Oriental Poppy kits all 30% off

 I previously mentioned receiving a large order of hand made buttons from The Button Lady of PenderIsland; unfortunately I had some problems posting the photos, I am going to continue to get those up on our website, thanks to everyone who has shown interest.

 Remember, our web-shop is now open!  All of our specials are also available online and we are working hard to get all of the images on our website.

 Lastly….thread, thank you for the comments you have sent, keep them coming!!  You can send replies to our e-mail at shop@satin-moon.com and just put “thread” in the subject line please.

 Thanks everyone!!

 Linda

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March 27, 2012

Missing photos…

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:22 pm by satinmoon

 

I had so many nice photos to share and somehow I have lost them….I did specifically mention this pattern so I hope you won’t mind me sending a separate e-mail with this pic.Image

March 27th…the sun is shining and hopefully it is fully spring in Victoria!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:54 pm by satinmoon

New New  New….

 This week we have some exciting new things to share with you….

 I have received a large order of hand made buttons from The Button Lady ofPenderIsland; each is carded individually so they lend themselves to adding one as a quilt embellishment as well as to garments.  Some would be really smashing on a sweater or jacket.  I will include some photos, but they really should be seen!  Wendy has also done some beautiful red maple leaf lapel pins for us, in two sizes.

 For those of you who follow us from afar, our web-shop is now open!  We have begun receiving orders and they will be processed the same day we receive the order.  Thanks to those of you who have already found us online and placed orders.  The overall look of the website will be evolving but the shop is open for business and will continue to be updated.

 Many of you know Ursuala Riegel, Designs to Share with You, she is a prolific local pattern designer.  We are pleased to announce we now carry the full selection of Ursula’s patterns and can ship those to you if you cannot come to them.  In addition, hot off the presses this morning, Ursula has a very exciting new pattern called “Maple Leaves”!  If you love the fall colors as I do you will love this pattern!  It makes a wreath or table-topper, a table runner, placemats and the individual leaves can be used for coasters (or for décor).  The wreath can also be used on a table with a vase or charger plate in the center…a stunning centerpiece!  I hope the photo will do it justice.

 We are working on a number of new kits as well as re-doing some of the favorites from local designers. 

 Due to the number of requests we have had for classes I have approached some of the local designers with regard to offering classes in the coming months, rather than waiting until the fall.  Daphne Greig has agreed to do another round of the beginner class in May. Susan Teecewill also be offering classes on a couple of her pieces – the iconic Victoria building with lamp posts and hanging flower baskets, which she has decided to call “Old Town”, and the “Wild Pacific” piece…watch for dates to follow shortly.  If there are other classes you are interested in, please let us know and we will try to accommodate those!

 We will be offering some free demo sessions in the coming weeks, I am just in the process of confirming days and times, then we will let you know.  More new ideas and projects to follow…believe me, we have so many ideas!!

 Thanks to everyone who shopped and supported our Cherry BlossomSale…this week I have Specials on the following (whether in-store or online)….

  •  odds and ends of thread spools, these are a variety of different threads we have carried in the past, all spools are $1.99 each
  • all in stock Valdani thread is 50% off
  • all flannels in stock, on the bolt, bolt-ends, fat-quarters, and flannel kits are all 30% off

 Lastly….thread.  I have been ruminating about what to do with our selection of thread!  We carry a full selection of Mettler, silk-finish, 100% cotton, we carry a selection of YLI silk thread, we have some Valdani, and some metallic….but I just can’t decide what we should be carrying.  I have looked at Wonderfil, considered updating our Valdani, I know Aurafil is popular with some….what to do!!  So, I have decided to solicit opinions from all of you, please let me know what you would like us to carry for thread.  You can send replies to our e-mail at shop@satin-moon.com please put “thread” in the subject line.

 Thanks everyone!!

 Linda

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March 20, 2012

Announcing our Cherry Blossom Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:00 pm by satinmoon

Hi everyone,

Once again I am overdue for an update, where does the time go?  I would also like to apologize for the excessive number of updates in your inboxes after my last blog; I will try to get the photos all in one blog this time!

We have been receiving many, many new lines of fabric, all gorgeous if I may say so.  I will include a few photos as teasers.

The weather is gloomy again today; many like me have spring colds and flu so I thought it might be time to lift our collective spirit.  So what lifts a quilters [sewers] spirits?  Shopping for pretty fabrics of course!  And if you are like me, the cherry trees in blossom are also very encouraging….so that is my inspiration for our weekend sale…our own tribute to the cherry blossoms.

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We will begin our Cherry Blossom Saleon Thursday, March 22nd and will run to the end of Sunday, March 25th.  Our hours are 9:30 – 5 each day except Sunday when we are open noon – 4.

Cherry Blossom sale details:

  • Any spool of pink thread, 50% off
  • Special promotion on spools of pink polyester thread –               99 cents/spool
  • All pink fabrics (bolts and pre-cuts), 40% off…we’ve got stripes, flowers, Eiffel towers, batiks, tone-on-tones, flannels, and more…all reduced for these 4 days only!
  • All pink bolt-ends are 40% off too

Help us celebrate the spring cherry blossoms – it’s warm and dry in our garden [shop].

 Linda

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Have you seen our Monster Bag sample? Pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts, made with a batik jelly roll, great for taking projects to retreat, classes, etc.

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28 dense, inviting colors....so blendable!

 

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Robert Kaufman's Fusions - in 28 colorways, now in stock!!

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Peacock feathers and coordinates

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Passage to India line - so rich and exotic!

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a fun and rainy day at the breakwater, thanks Cath!

March 8, 2012

more sample bags!

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:42 pm by satinmoon

more sample bags!

need a one-of-a-kind bag? We have great prices on our sample bags!

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:40 pm by satinmoon

need a one-of-a-kind bag?  We have great prices on our sample bags!

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