Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I didn't realize that when you post a video from YouTube on a blog it offers suggestions for other videos that relate to the one that you posted that can be clicked on and watched. Are you following me so far? So, when I posted that little video from Strip Club.....uh-huh.....yes......I hope you understand that I had to remove it. :)
Next time I will put all Strip Club photos and videos into a folder named Classical Music. Oy.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Seen and Noted

Oh, that Pinterest! It is just too much fun poking about other people's pin boards and seeing what they find interesting. There is just so much to choose from! Here's a little sneak peek at what popped up today.

Stack of Bowls from noodlehead.

And this bit of quilty loveliness from Ronda Beyer.

An absolutely stunning bit of echo quilting from Bea Spoke Quilts. I'm dying here.

Oh, please! A vintage Ann Fogarty quilted dress over at Vixen Vintage! Also, I want those shoes.

How about this gorgeous art quilt from Tara at The Pink Couch?

Everything old is new again. Let's flash back to the 70's for this biscuit quilt from Honey Bear Lane!
You could spend endless hours hopping from pin to pin to pin. I give myself a measly 15 minutes to look. It isn't enough time.

So tell me, what are you pinning? 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Strip Pics

Well, as promised, here are the photos from last Saturday's Strip Club! I love this day. I look forward to it every single month. I really do.

Kris, minus the Abercrombie and Fitch shopping bag but with the best dance of the day! And check out his Hot Flashes quilt- total awesomeness!
 I'm sorry, Kris, I had to. You know I did. The look on Karen's face was too funny not to post this shot. :)  

Angie shares her soft and sweet With a Twist quilt. It's like a beautiful watercolor painting.

Ginny made a smaller version of Hot Flashes and then added that super-cute Scottie Dog applique! I love how everyone made this quilt their own. 

She also made two Jelly Roll 1600 quilts for Quilts of Valor. 

The back is as perfect as the front! Have you made a quilt for Quilts of Valor? We have a new chapter that meets at the shop. It's not to late to join in, the next sew-in is Monday, February 13!

Do you remember the quilt Angie worked on at our last retreat? Well, her it is all finished! It's totally adorable and I'm pretty sure that it will raise a lot of $$$ for her son's school.

Another gorgeous With a Twist quilt. This is such a great pattern with so many possibilities. 

Colleen brought her Sidelights quilt made from Plume, by Timeless Treasures. This is such beautiful fabric and Colleen combined it into an absolute perfect combination. Yum. 

Carol and her With a Twist in cool greens along with the blues. 

And her stunning Hot Flashes quilt! 

Lisa Marie has been busy as a bee making baby bibs! (Say that 5 times fast!)

Lynn, who teaches our t-shirt class here at the shop, shared this lovely circular bargello quilt. It's for a friend's son and his photo will go in the center. Such a wonderful gift.

Do you recognize this pattern? That's right, it's Hot Flashes! I know, so cool!  And can see you the hearts? Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Who doesn't love Sunbonnet Sue? This cutie-pie quilt was made by Gerri. 

Diane chose to hide behind her With a Twist quilt but....

there was no hiding behind this fabulous Log Cabin wreath quilt! 

Lynne came with a few finished projects- her darling Welcome! banner that she made in Sherrie's beginning applique class....

and her summery Strip Twist quilt top from Sassy Scarlets and......

her juicy-liscious Hot Flashes quilt! Get me a fan! This thing is H.O.T!

Jennifer never fails to amaze us with her talent. This is her version of our Birds Block of the Month for January. Seriously, they are gorgeous!

And, clever duck that she is, she added another heart to her Comfort and Joy in mirror image. Why didn't I think of that? 

Barb finished her bag from the Georgie Bag class last month and is it ever a charmer!

She also completed her Fun and Done quilt! I'm impressed!

Rose made her Hot Flashes quilt baby-sized. I wish I had baby-sized hot flashes instead of  mammoth ones! I never thought of this as a baby quilt but it's really a fun choice! 

She also made a cute fussy cut nine patch. 

This was Marsha's first visit to Strip Club and we certainly hope it will not be her last. This photo does not do her Storm at Sea quilt justice at all. It is magnificent. Just magnificent. 

As is this quilt, which is completely paper pieced and so big I could not get it all in the shot. 

I love the graphic pop of this quilt. Blues and greens are a popular combination with our strippers!

Sweet Gail and her almost-finished Welcome! from beginning machine applique with Sherrie!

These Op quilts (as in optical illusion) were made by Rhonda and 

and her friend, Joyce. Oh, my goodness, they are totally groovy, baby! 

Karen, aka Cookie, has been busy on her days off! This pretty quilt is Harvest, made from Summer Breeze and

check out this fab version of  Hot Flashes! 
Way to go, everyone! Now you know why Strip Club is my favorite day!

Next month it's Marks the Spot made with a classic neutral palette. This is Sherrie's version. 

What will yours look like? 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Retreat! Retreat!

What's better than sitting at home sewing by yourself? Being in our classroom for two days sewing with friends! Last Friday and Saturday was the first AST Quilter's Retreat of 2012. It was awesome!

30 women, 30 sewing machines, 30 minds full of ideas = a great time for all!

Jennifer and her mother-in-law, Eurilla, came prepared to make Quilts of Valor.

And, holy cuteness, Batman! Sharon started a Superheroes quilt for her grandson.

Lynn was daydreaming about her Dream Weaver quilt. Quilt looking cute and get sewing!

Carole showing off her chain piecing technique.

Deanna's project is a quilt designated for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egelston.

A quilt makes even the worst situation better. :)

Katie and her string pieced quilt blocks. L.O.V.E. these! I must try them.

Paper piecing, anyone? Lynn makes it look terrifically easy. Lynn makes everything look terrifically easy.

Case in point- these table toppers she has made for her upcoming wedding. Ten table toppers. The woman is a machine, And, she just started quilting last April. I know, I know................

Kris's adorable Sunday Best Schnibble's quilt in GEORGIA colors! C'est fantastique!

Teresa, our little belle, came prepared to work on her Civil War block of the month, She is determined to keep up with it this year. Once she gets done....

......with these fabulous blocks!

Angie always looks adorable when she comes to sew. Her project for retreat was to put together a class quilt for her son's school. They are holding a silent auction and I think this will go for lots of $$$! I see a bidding war in the near future.

Strip Club is this coming Saturday so Carol brought her Hot Flashes top to work on. I really love how she made it a two color quilt, using red and aqua for her background and accent colors. Totally awesome!

What's this? Mona, I hope you got a lot done on your Strip Club quilt! I cannot wait to see it finished. :)

Sherrie has been working non-stop on samples for Shop Hop but she took a few minutes out to make a bag with Georgianne! Check our calendar for upcoming Georgie Bag classes!

Marge worked on her Georgia blocks from Block Busters! We have such a good time on that class. Why don't you join us?

While Mary was facilitating the retreat, she also made these beautiful heart blocks that will go into Quilts of Valor quilts.

Wanda brought a sweet project in the colors of aqua and cream. It's very lovely..

After a lunch of chicken salad sandwiches (or deli sandwiches- we offer a choice), pasta salad and all the fixin's, it was back to work until 9:00 pm each night. That' right- 12 hours of FUN, FUN, FUN!!
You should come join us! Check our calendar for upcoming retreats and get signed up asap. They fill up very quickly!

Because if you're not here, you could miss out on this bundle of adorableness!

Or customers coming in to proudly share their finished projects, like Kim did with her train quilt! That she designed!

And you night just get those alien UFO"s from your closet finished!

Jennifer and Eurilla each finished their Quilts of Valor tops! 
See what you're missing?