Friday, February 29, 2008

Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop

Time for the 2008 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop! Stars Over Savannah - our 47” x 59” quilt made with the blocks for the 13 participating shops in the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop 2008. The theme for the year is “Cruising into Spring”. Little Quilts is the Port of Savannah. Kit ($64.95) contains fabrics for the backgrounds in assorted blue sky, cloud, and bird fabrics, plus fabrics in reds, golds, blues, greens and browns for stars, and other blocks. The parrot sits on his perch watching the “Stars over Savannah”. ½ yd binding and 3 yds. backing not included. Pattern for our setting is included. Patterns for 13 blocks sold separately will be available after March 5th.
We selected a Friendship Star block, renamed it “Savannah Star” to commemorate the Port of Savannah for the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop 2008, and combined it with assorted golds, reds, and blues for a lap size quilt 50” x 59”, $66.95. Add colors from your stash to make it larger if desired. Kit includes all fabrics plus binding. 3½ yds backing not included. This easy patchwork block can be made with traditional rotary cutting and piecing, 3” Thangles©, or the Nifty Notions half square ruler.

"Cruise" to all 13 ports of call and get your passport stamped at each one. You will be eligible for a $100 gift certificate to each shop or a Janome Sewing machine and attachments. Fun awaits you as you enter different cruisin' ports of call. Little Quilts will take you to Savannah with lighthouses, sailing ships and a pirate or two.

Thursday: Feb. 28 9AM - 7PM
Friday Feb. 29 9AM - 7PM
Saturday Mar. 1 9AM - 7PM
Sunday Mar. 2 1PM - 5PM

We have all sorts of ocean, lighthouse, ship and beach-themed fabrics made up into pillows, tea towels, wall quilts and more. You can almost smell the ocean and hear the sea gulls when you step in. We have a panel print with a lighthouse on it to make an easy wallhanging, kits (only 12 available) $39.95. Makes a pillow and potholders too. Check the Little Quilts website for more Shop Hop quilts and features. For further information about shops participating and directions, go to .

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Martha Washington Visits Little Quilts

We are so excited about the 'Voices of the Past' series from Patchwork Society from Kaye England. This series features Women in History. Our first meeting was on February 22nd with Martha Washington. Due to popular demand she'll be back on Thursday evening, February 28th. There are a few spaces - check the website or call the shop if you want to sign up.

Some of the participants selecting their fabrics for their version of "Martha
Washington", the feature quilt for this session. Particpants also selected kits for a 'make do' pincushion as an additional project. There are a few spaces left in the class for next Thursday evening. Check the website for details.

Martha Washington helps students select their fabrics for the 'make do pincushion' for the additional project in the first meeting of the Patchwork Society. Students received a
history lesson about George and Martha Washington and the entertaining at the White House as the 1st First Family! Refreshments and desserts of the time were enjoyed by all who attended. Check the website for details about "Harriet Taft" - the next featured "Woman in History".

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jo Morton Little Women Mini Nines

Here at Little Quilts, the Jo Morton Little Women ladies have been stitching away on the Mini Nines pattern:

Little Quilts' online Jo Morton Little Women club members received this pattern in their February shipment. See website for details.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Table Runner Sample using the Wizard of Oz fabric line

Isn't this a clever way to showcase the just-out Wizard of Oz fabric? A perfect marriage of themes. Both pattern and fabrics available at Little Quilts.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

See What's New at Little Quilts

This little wall hanging using the new Little Quilts fabric is called "New Twist on Sue"! Pattern for that and the little pillow below plus fabric are being sent out to all Little Quilts Sorority members: see the Little Quilts website for information.

Moda's "At Water's Edge" by the incredible Blackbird Designs has been flying out of the store; hurry in and make your selection from this wonderful line.
Little Quilt's immensely popular Second Saturday Sampler 2008 began this past Saturday. Don't forget to come in and get your first block kit, $6.00. Bring in your finished block each month (see website for details, oh, and don't forget to sign up for the regular newsletter if you aren't already) and receive the next month's block kit for free. The blocks you see above are the alternate colorways that are offered this year for the block: patriotic, batik, and Kaffe Meets Feedsack.

If you are doing the monthly Nutcracker applique patterns (mentioned in previous post), don't forget your teeth! Teeth kit above is available and will be enough for all of your little Nutcracker's teeth for the year.

There is so much more to tell you, but that's enough for this post! Check back for more news.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Little Quilts' Applique Block of the Month Begins: Nutcracker!

Little Quilts begins a Classic Nutcracker Applique Block of the Month pattern this very month; the first month's kit and pattern are available Saturday, February 9th, at Second Saturday Sampler. Our own Kathie West's sample above is on view in the shop. Patterns are $5.00 each and include a history about that particular Nutcracker and a recipe. The kit comes with the background, applique fabric, and pattern $10.00. There is an embellishment kit available for $10.95 that includes gold and silver floss, gold and black beads, a watch, coin, and key buttons. Our Nutcrackers have teeth cleverly made from a piano keyboard fabric. This fabric is 1/3 yd. at $3.50 and will make all your "teeth". The coordinating patchwork block pattern, see above, is $1.00. See website as well.