Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It Was a Little Chilly for Strippin'!

Can you believe this weather we are having in Georgia? I personally think it is fantastic- grey, rainy skies, cool temperatures, flowers blooming- it's quite nice. And, in spite of the fact that we had downpours, blowing winds and it was cold, we had a full house for Strip Club!

Angela and Sherrie started us off by giving us the low-down on what's coming up this Summer!

Did you come to Quilter's Camp last year? Had a great time, huh? You will want to come back again because Sherrie has something awesome planned for you- The Square-in-a-Square program by Jody Barrows! Campers will make two blocks a day using this method. Here's a little sneak peek of what you can make:


Quilter's Camp runs from July 15-20, with spots for 20 quilters, and registration opens on May 15th!
Quilter's Camp: $25/day or $125/week.
Also, Sassy Scarlets is changing its format in August! Jenny Weaver will now offer ias a quarterly retreat beginning August 23-24. As always, Jenny will have a project selected for you to work on or you can bring your own- your choice! The Sassy Scarlets retreat will be open for 20 quilters from 6:30-9:30pm on Friday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday. Cost: $60 Registration is open.
Same amount of time as the old format and you actually save a little moola! Well, how about that?!
Phew- okay, now on to show and tell. That's what you're really here to see!


Ginny, the girl who never sleeps, has been at it again with some gorgeous projects! Up first, Up Square, Down Square from April's Strip Club, made with the Kaffe Fassett strip set. I love how she used a dark blue background!


Here's the back. Ginny used every single scrap on this quilt. NO leftovers!


This quilt is for her 16 year-old grandson- all quilted and bound and ready to keep him warm.


And she also whipped up a table topper from Quilting Quickly, by the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Love.


You can tell how much Angie loves quilting because every month she shares something amazing with us! This first quilt is from the book Strip On! and is lovely. Not too busy at all, Angie!  ;)


This is Urban Cabin, by Terry Atkinson Designs, made with a Kaffe Fassett strip set. Yum!


Judy's granddaughter made this quilt with a Jelly Roll 1600 variation. It's gorgeous! She did such a wonderful job.


Judy decided that she needed a break so she made a restful Irish Chain quilt in shades of blue.


 Do you remember Cactus Wreath? It was a Strip Club quilt in August 2009. Classic things never go away!


The darling Jody demonstrated her reverse sewing technique for us! I do a lot of that myself.


Terri and her gorgeous Double Diamond in black, white and red. Sigh....

Laura made this cutie from a pattern in Quilting Quickly using a Simple Marks jelly roll. We have Quilting Quickly in stock at the shop, come by and grab one for yourself!


Liz constructed a darling 30;s quilt for her 3 year-old grandson and


she finished hand quilting her With a Twist!

 Here's a close-up of her incredible stitching. The hand quilting took Liz four months! That is dedication.

Jackie is another Stripper who never sleeps! These little bags are by Atkinson Designs and they are adorable! The bag on the left is a Lollipop Bag and the one on the right is a Zippy Strippy bag.



This table runner is from a pattern by The Missouri Star Quilting Co. I love the soft colors.

Here's a little table topper done in a French braid, designed by Jackie!


This beauty (Fast Forward! by Jaybird Quilts) is for Jackie's son and uses the Lazy Angle ruler. That ruler is one of our most popular sellers!


Latonda brought her mystery quilt and posed a question for her fellow Strippers- "How can I make this cute?"  because she did not like the black squares. It's Merry Mayhem's Case #35 and I think it's pretty cute on its own. The consensus was that she could add a border that included a little black to tie it all together! You have to love how quilters help each other!


Angela has been a busy girl, completing projects every single month this year! This quilt has a surprise addition of osnaburg! I love using osnaburg for home dec and small projects but haven't ventured into using it in an actual quilt. Angela boldy goes where no one else does and does it very well! Aside from the osnaburg, this quilt uses Tula Pink's Salt Water fabric. Delicious!


I bet this is for Angela's new grandson. :) It's a combination of patterns- Little Quilts 4 Little Kids! by Heather Mulder Peterson and Don't Look Now's Peak Hour! Cuteness!


Thomas is turning out to be a very good quilter! This is one of our 5 yard bundles whipped up in the One Bundle Wonder pattern by our own Sherrie Curtis!
That's it for show and tell so, now, onto next month's Strip Club quilt! 
How's this for gorgeous?


The pattern is daybreak by Cozy Quilt Designs and the fabric is Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda. This quilt is happy, happy, happy! (Guess what I've been watching a lot of lately!)

Here's the cutting guide in case you missed something when Sherrie went over the quilt:


Are you going to be near us this Friday and Saturday? Then stop on by for our Spring Clearance Sale! We've been pulling things out of my storage room and off the floor to put together an amazing sale just for you! Time to stock up!!
Friday, May 10 10am-6pm
Saturday, May 11 10am-4pm

See you next time!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Merry Pop-ins!


We've had a couple of really fun people stop by the shop lately! Two weeks ago, Kathy Schmitz,
fabric designer for Moda, creator of quilt and embroidery patterns and author of books on quilting and embroidery (includingGather the Passing Seasons, which we have available at the shop!)
I missed her by two minutes, but everyone said she was so sweet! Here she is, along with Karen!


Then, we had a whirlwind visit from Pat Wys and Mary Lou Weidman! If you know Pat, you know we had lots of fun!! And Mary Lou was an absolute sweetheart!


I love how they are posing with these lovely bolts of Moda's Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky underneath the pretend alliums. :)
Pop on over and visit them at their websites! You will be absolutely inspired!

Thank you, for coming by and visiting with us!