Thursday, October 31, 2013

Consider this the "string on your finger"...

Halloween Pfst. So What!??

Don't forget, tomorrow is the day....Judie Rothermel at Little Quilts Day
Here is a teaser....

One of Judie Rothermel's miniatures...would you's han

d pieced and hand quilted with Judie's conversation prints. When Judie comes Friday - we 'll have information about her new Miniature Block of the Month that features her new miniature line of fabrics for Marcus Fabrics. A little birdie told me she's bring some packets of fabric from that new line with a special block Judie's designed...they'll be given away to attendees.
Remember she'll be here 2-5PM on Friday the 1st!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Famous Judys

There is Judy Garland, Punch and Judy, Judy Carne, Judy Collins... sure they are famous but there is no Judy more famous to a quilter, than Judie Rothermel.  The countdown to her arrival at Little Quilts is 2 days! Friday she will visit Little Quilts as our reward for having the most entries in her 25th anniversary contest with Marcus Fabrics. 
She will have some SERIOUS eye candy for us.  She has sent some Judy hand pieced and quilted quilts from her private collection.  Below is a photo preview! We’ll also have some of the quilts from the LQ contest entries.   Quite the show!

She is a fan of handquilting and reproduction genre quilts.  If you have any show and tell, come to our Meet and Greet Judie this Friday between 2PM and 5PM.  Her fabrics have been the "go to" line for the Civil War Block of the Month series that LQ has offered since the first one.  If you have one of these beauties, do bring it.  We can't get enough.
                                                    This quilt is 70"x 90"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jo Morton Dovetail Batiks

Our Andover Salesman and a VP from Andover visited us last week and brought the Hopscotch Quilt made with a combination of Jo Morton's new Dovetails Batiks II and other Jo fabrics. It's a free download for this 70" square quilt, and is stunning to see in person. This new Series II collection should be here by the end of November...delayed on the boat for awhile. Call to reserve your bundle of 15 fat 1/4ths. They are irresisitible!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Reporting in from Houston Quilt Market

Mary Ellen & Muriel are at Schoolhouse at Houston Quilt Market awaiting the presentation of the new Downton Abbey fabric
Watch for picture of the fun quilts, clothing, purses- even parasols with the Downton Abbey fabric. We have fun things planned for next year - from traditional to modern. Excitement is building at this Schoolhouse session!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilting IS a gift...

Fran designed this quilt as a memory for a granddaughter who died of cancer. She designed it with the help of Wanda our Baltimore album teacher. We had it custom quilted for her. It will be presented to her granddaughter’s family. Fran designed the blocks with things that were special memories for her granddaughter.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another Completed Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Dagmar recently finished this quilt for her daughter who’s house is decorated in tans and taupes and neutrals….definitely the colors of today. She made it with the alternate quilt blocks from a Saturday Sampler series a few years ago. She brought it in and we had one of our long arm quilters finish it for her.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

One Block Wonder

Beth brought her finished top from the One Block Wonder class and it turned out great! In One Block Wonder you use only 1 favorite fabric and make beautiful Kaleidoscope blocks with it. It’s a fun class and you can see the beautiful result. Beth used a Christmas fabric and plans to use some of the original fabric in the border to show how different it looks after it’s turned into kaleidos.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hexie Ideas

Sylvia brought in this neat sewing pouch. She calls it her hexie bag. She made it and carries it to guild meetings so she's ready anytime to sew a few hexies anytime. She even used to Altoid container for all her sewing needs including a little pincushion.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

It's Here, It's Here!!!

Our newest fabric line, “Pheasant Run” is here! We’re so excited as it carries on with the style and grace of our previous “Reflection of the South” collections. The 19 fabrics are created in a mix and match palette of rich woodland browns, reds, caramels, blues and sages. We think you’ll love the pheasant toiles, 1800’s inspired flowers, paisleys and foulards from the line.
The focus fabric of Pheasant Run illustrates pheasants set in paisley cameos – the pheasants have been used in the center blocks of this beautiful 103” square bed quilt, Pheasant Run Log Cabin, which is available as a kit. Go to to see close-ups of all the fabrics in the line along with downloadable patterns for two bed-size quilts and a table runner.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Wednesdays are for you...

Quilters gather every Wednesday at our Wednesday Workshops. Linda shares this quilt she designed with other patch workers who gather weekly to work on UFO's and inspiration and guidance from each other!  A fun time...check it out some Wednesday! Sign up...only $5 for the day!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sweet Home Marietta Quilt Shop Hop

Thank you to all who visited us during the Sweet Home Marietta Shop Hop. We had a huge response for this “first time” event and over 500 people completed their passports!  
Congratulations to our three prize winners! First place winner, Debra Stockton, was thrilled to receive a Janome Jem Gold 3 Sewing Machine and Sewing Table.
  Second Prize winner, Julie House will receive a $50 gift certificate to all three shops in the Shop Hop.

Third Prize winner, Pat Jacobs, went home very happy with a Tutto rolling sewing machine tote. We so much enjoyed seeing all of you and hope you enjoyed all the demos, goodies and “sweet treats” while you were here!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Hymn Stitch

Just Arrived: Darling kits for sweet wall hangings from Hymn Stitch. Kits come complete with pattern an all fabric for a sweet stitchery with appropriate bible verses. Perfect to make or give as a gift! The gift box is adorable! This kit is approx 12” x 16” - $29.95

Thursday, October 03, 2013

It just says FALL!!!!

Paula shared her latest primitive rug at Primitive Club this morning. It’s from Need'l Love’s book "Pumpkin Patch Threads". Don’t you just love that blue background!?