Friday, September 30, 2011

Sneak Peek - Holiday Open House Awaits You


Don’t miss out on the Holiday Open House today! Lots of ideas for all the upcoming holidays along with food, free patterns, and door prizes. Also, you’ll receive a 10% off coupon just for stopping by! The Open House will be on Friday, Sept. 30 in our classroom from 1pm – 8pm. In addition, the shop will also be open until 8 for extra shopping fun! To make this even BETTER – it’s End of the Bolt day – finish off a bolt and it’s 25% off!!!! Hoping to see you for all the festivities.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Embroidery and quilting - a great combination

Gerolyn embroidered these precious little blocks that she purchased in a "dime store" over 3 years ago. By setting them with some thirties fabrics she made a nice crib quilt or a great wallhanging.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Applique and Baltimore Album students ....winners!

Wanda Hizer is on our staff, and teaches the Baltimore Album and  Advanced Baltimore classes.  She deserves to be 'proud as a peacock' that many of her students received awards. Heather Kosbab's Fontainebleau" received 1st place in Applique.

Ann Roth received a 2nd Place Ribbon for "My Magnum Opus" a beautiful Baltimore Album quilt.

Theresa Gestewitz' "Hockey Love" received 3rd Place for Two Person Applique. Theresa made this in Wanda's year long class using the pattern "Le Fleur du Jardin".

LQ friends and students in our classes won awards too....

Two of Fran House's students won ribbons - Nancy Perkins got Judge's Recognition for
"Circles and Squares"; and Mary Anne Jernigan got an Honorable Mention for "Delight".

 

Learn from award winning teachers....

Amanda Smallwood's "Feathered Fascination" got a 2nd Place in Two Person,
Pieced Large Quilt. She used the pattern from Vintage Moments by Marsha McCloskey and added her own interpretation.  Amanda is on the staff and teaches here.
Linda Wirtz's "Scrappy Hunter's Star" got 1st Place for Small Pieced Quilt.  Linda is on our staff and teaches the Hunter's Star Class, piecing classes  and machine quilting.
Marty Young's "Gathering Roses", got 3rd Place in Miniature. Marty teaches fun classes to stretch your creativity.
Fran House's "Flower Patch" got 3rd Place in combination of pieced and appliqué. Fran teaches our primitive and wool appliqué classes.

Post East Cobb Quilt Guild Quilt Show - The Winner!

We can hardly believe it was one week ago , the East Cobb Quilters' Guild Show took place at the Cobb Civic Center. We are so excited that many of our teachers have won awards, and also many of our teacher's students also got ribbons and Honorable Mentions. I'm grateful to have such great teachers here at Little Quilts. The show was beautiful and we enjoyed meeting those of you who stopped by the booth at the show. There will be a DVD available for purchase in October showing all the quilts including 'behind the scenes' pictures of the show coming together from beginning to end. You can call and order a DVD for $10. For now...sit back and enjoy this ' quilt show.'


Anne Anderberg's "All Aboard" shown here won Best Of Show, 1st Place in Combination, as well as Viewer's Choice and Quilter's Choice (votes by members of the Quilt Guild). We're so proud of her! Anne teaches hand appliqué, hand piecing and hand quilting here. She'll be teaching a series
after the 1st of the year on how to make these beautiful pictorial quilts.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Little Quilts Booth at the East Cobb Quilt Guild Show

If you have never been to the ECQG Quilt show, maybe these pictures will get you going.  Here is a peek at the Little Quilts Booth (the shop is just 3 miles away for a 2 for one treat).  You can get information about show times, location and more at www.ecqg.com.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Little Quilts and 9/11/2001

We sent an email to those on our email newsletter list and we got so many nice responses we thought there might be a few who do not subscribe to the email newsletter that did not see this.  ( If you wish to subscribe, you can do so on the home page of www.littlequilts.com).
From Email Newsletter.......
At this time we all can’t help but remember, in our own way, the events of 10 years ago on Sept 11th. We all remember where we were and what we were doing that day. We recall how we sent a note to our 500 email newsletter subscribers, asking for quilters to make a small quilt not bigger than 24 inches square. In times of tragedy or sorrow, quilters just need to take fabrics in hand and ‘sew something’. We offered to collect these small quilts, and send them to the families of the police and fire departments in New York City who had lost loved ones in the tragedy of 9/11. That message was forwarded to fellow quilters who also forwarded it on to other quilters. We were overwhelmed by the response and received more than 2200 small quilts shown here. If with a 3-4 week time frame.  The deadline was set as Oct. 25th. 
We laid them out in our parking lot and the fire department sent a ‘bucket truck’ so we could go to the top and make a photograph of this heartwarming event. This picture was shown on national television and magazines. We received many notes from the quilt makers who tried to find, and recognized their quilt in this beautiful maze of small quilts. This postcard was sent to the participants. We wish we could have met everyone personally to express our thanks – perhaps we will someday.
God Bless Us All. Mary Ellen, Little Quilts staff, & Kathy Niemann, email newsletter editor.

Monday, September 12, 2011

August Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell - part 2

Photos from this past Saturday coming  soon.

Look what you can do with bits and pieces of quilts! After taking a machine quilting class, one of our customers turned her practice piece into this cute pin.   


Susan just finished this bright and cheery wall hanging. Susan was so unhappy with the pattern she wouldn’t even share the name of it so if you want to reproduce the quilt you’re on your own!


  Janice made this great Lone Star quilt from one Jelly roll and the “Jelly Stars” pattern from Fig Tree.


  Some of our customers are miniaturizing our Second Saturday Sampler blocks. Isn’t this the cutest little block ever?

Friday, September 09, 2011

August Second Saturday Sampler part 1

Tomorrow will be a gorgeous day for Second Saturday Sampler.  You will have a guest visitor (Libby) and enjoy a great show and tell like this one from last month.


Madelyn loves Georgia O’Keefe so her daughter gave her this great O’Keefe-style fabric for Christmas. Madelyn couldn’t bear to cut it up into tiny pieces so she found this great pattern to showcase the fabric in the Quilts & More Magazine (Winter 2010)


The same magazine featured the pattern for this quilt which showcases fabrics from Madelyn’s large collection of floral fabrics.

Julie went on a quilt retreat in Missouri and learned to make these great stars. With the technique she used, Julie made two blocks at the same time which made this project go really fast. Pattern is Liz Porter’s “Lucky Stars”.

 Amy used her 6” Second Saturday Sampler blocks to make this stunning quilt!

 As if there wasn’t enough work on the front of the quilt, this is the back of Amy’s sampler quilt.


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A new technique - Floorcloths from fabric!

Make your own floor mat from your favorite fabrics! Very easy, and each rug is unique. Watch the new newsletter for demo times and classes.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

MONSTER gift card holders....

Watch your fingers, each monster gobbles a standard gift card or folded bills.  Perfect Halloween treats, not tricks.  Send your college student a little something in this little monster gift card holder.  Or use it to store your LQ receipts to make you smile each time he gobbles them up. $5.25 each