October 2, 2011
We love them,
they are the quilter’s obsession : the FAT QUARTER.
They are portable , consistent , and infinitely COLLECTABLE, and sew able.
WHAT CAN YOU GET OUT OF A FAT QUARTER?
99 - 2” SQUARES
50 - 2 1/2” SQUARES
42 – 3” SQUARES
30 - 3 1/2” SQUARES
20 - 4” SQUARES
21 - 4 1/2” SQUARES
22 - 5” SQUARES
23 - 5 1/2” SQUARES
24 - 6” SQUARES
6 - 6 1/2” SQUARES
MANY free fat quarter patterns are available,
great for Daisy Chain and Wooly Lady fine felts .
Of course our local designers like Ursula Riegel
have many great FQ patterns , such as the new Balancing Act,
My NEWEST favourite fat quarter book is by prolific author Jeanne Stauffer.
I particularly like her rendition of Snowball in Plaids p166,
which has me LOOKING FOR IDEAS for great men’s quilts ,
which helped me stumble upon a great site referencing MEN QUILTERS,
many of who love and use fat quarters,
which inspired our
5th Anniversary in this location SALE
All pre-cut, single fat quarters are buy 5 GET 5 FREE.
All Fat Quarter books and
are an added 5% off ( that’s 25 % for preferred customers )
In addition all wide quilt backings
and wide home dec fabrics and vinyls
and all in-stock batting ( roll and package, )
are an extra 5 % off ( 25% for preferred customers .)
Then you may also select any one regular priced item,
including continuous meterage,
for 5o% off !
Our thank you f
or your friendship and support. You certainly sweeten our lives.
Come in and let us sweeten yours
December 12, 2010
Gadget Girl Book : Mini Square in a Square Book and ruler
Get a little taste with this video
There is also a bonus novel Leaving Riverton by Jodi with quilt pattern included !
I am SO anxious for mine to arrive from Texas!
Grab your scraps and
join me Wednesday January 26, 10:30am – 11:30am when I start up our free
Block of the Month for the IMPATIENT AND IMPERFECT QUILTER .
FREE BONUS included !
Free monthly scrap bag for previous month’s completed quilt top ( table topper size or larger !)
Handwork book : Patchwork for Beginners by Sue Pritchard. It is beautifully British.
For personal tutoring sign up for Ursula Riegel’s classes this spring :
Inner Quest, and
Beginners Book , my very favourite , very visual book is spiral bound for easy referencing .
To learn the easy shortcuts and techniques , take Daphne Greig’s wonderful beginner classes .
Patchwork Princess Kaffe ‘s newest and my FAVOURITE Simple Shapes .
Do come in to marvel at Wenche Hemple”s show of her Kaffe Fassett quilts in February!
Applique Affectionado: Michelle Hill’s William Morris in Applique
I will be bringing in
her new book and fabulous patterns in January.
Art Quilter: Color Works by Deb Menz is my textile colour bible for Colour Boot Camp.
Gen X , Sarah, LOVES mostly solids City Quilts .
So do I .
Traveling Quilters : When I go to Colorado for Christmas , will be reading this marvelous book .
I loved her Persian Pickle club
The perfect Stocking stuffer and guest amuser
November 8, 2010
is the brainchild of hostess and quilt champion Karey Bresenhan
Houston November 2010 was my 5th mind boggling experience.
The first day begins with Schoolhouse , where you have the opportunity
to attend 15 designer presentations from approximately 300 choices over 7 1/2 hours.
The Australian Designers were particularly spectacular .
My first encounter was
Busyfingers Designs by Sue Daley .
I was totally taken with Pies and Tarts , a hand pieced , scrap lovers dream-
now available at Satin Moon.
Each quilt was more extraordinaire than the last
but my very favourite was Antique Sampler-
another pattern I have brought back to Satin Moon .
along with several others like It Takes Two
and gorgeous smaller projects-
some of which I will hand out at the West Shore Quilters Guild meeting
later this month.
Designer of Laundry Basket
was so exuberant
she jumped on the tables
to extol her new book
and scrap piecing technique.
She made us laugh
especially over her newest raw edge applique
has embraced Solids
my long time idol and teacher
Introduced her newest fabric
and her newest Butterfly Silhouette patterns.
Her examples included pillowcases with a modern edge ,
I especially loved
her tea cozy
and of course her bags.
Lonni Rossi (see a video of an actual School house presentation )
Little Lonni’s made into small projects
and just plain charming wall hangings .
She also introduced a fantastic
new metallic line
that we can expect at Satin Moon
in the spring .
exciting fabrics including plush velveteen
and silky voile
with saturated , retro colour
3 D charm,
so many ideas !
Newest authors Alison Newman and Kaitlin Witte
bubbled over with weekend projects
for the new quilter
from their newest book,
a great gift for the young mum.
Victoria was represented by our own run away success , Ursula Riegel
and her new Press and Stitch, Easy Elegance .
To get a little taste of Market
come see Ursula’s trunk show in person, this Tuesday Nov 9
at the Victoria Quilters Guild !
I’ll share some of my Market finds!