Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We're in the mood to GIVEAWAY!

Mary Ellen woke up this morning and said, "Today is a GREAT day to give away some fabric!


The lovely ladies at Little Quilts would like to know:
What is your favorite quilt block?

Each comment on this post will be entered to WIN a


Enter TODAY, Wednesday, September 30th
til NOON on Friday, October 2nd.

(Winner Selected At Random ~ One Entry Per Blog Reader ~ Anonymous Comments Not Eligible.
International Winner Will Pay Shipping)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mary Ellen's Sponsor's Choice - East Cobb Show

Here is the Little Quilts Sponsor's Choice for the East Cobb Quilters' Guild Show, a hand-quilted, beautifully scrappy quilt made by Carol Matthews. The pattern is called Prairie Vine, from the Fall/Winter 2007 Quilt Sampler magazine.

Mary Ellen

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Quilts' Vendor Booth at the East Cobb Quilt Guild Show

Little Quilts was delighted to be among the vendors at last week-end's East Cobb Quilters' Guild Show; Mary Ellen included the Simple Comforts trunk show, as you see below (click on photo to enlarge):

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scouts Fabric at Little Quilts

Just arrived…. the new Girl Scouts® fabric collection celebrates the spirit of the treasured organization with a mix of fun and colorful patterns. Designs include floral prints with inspirational phrases—like the Girl Scouts’ “Courage, Confidence, Character—and “green” expressions—like “Plant a Tree” and “Girl Scouts Think Green”—as well as smaller, coordinate prints of dots and swirls.The Boy Scout and Cub Scout fabrics are also here. Perfect for quilts and pillowcases.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gorgeous Weeks Dye Works Wool in the Shop

There is a new item in the store: wool fat quarters from Weeks Dye Works ($15.95

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Show and Tell: Vintage Postcards on Fabric

Pat Deacon brought in this quilt made from postcard pictures already printed on fabric that she purchased at Yellowstone National Park. According to Pat, these are available for all the National Parks. Since Yellowstone Park is right next to Cody, Wyoming, she purchased the Buffalo Bill Cody fabric from us here at Little Quilts to make her borders. What a cute quilt and a great way to remember a memorable trip and a beautiful park:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Show and Tell: Union Square

Barbara Stevens made this wonderful quilt while on a quilting retreat with
friends. The pattern is an old favorite called "Union Square". She brought the
quilt in and found just the right fabric for the border. We love show and
tell from our customers so stop in any time with your projects.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Clothesline Gallery Showing to Coincide with East Cobb Quilt Guild Show

Recently, The Repro Divas - a group at Little Quilts studying reproduction quilts - were issued a challenge by the ‘head’ repro diva Kathy Niemann to make a quilt using blocks she had purchased at a quilt show. The block, as shown here, is an Eight Pointed Star with a cheddar background: Gals in the group accepted the challenged and made the small quilts shown. Some took the blocks apart while others incorporated them as a block into a small quilt. There’s a daytime and an evening group and their quilts are shown here. We hope you’ll stop in the store and see them hanging on the clothes line.
The group has been so popular – we are starting an afternoon session – spaces still available!

Challenges done by the Morning Group:
and the Evening Group:

Les Fleurs du Jardin

This quilt was made by one of our customers, Carol York, from the pattern "Les Fleurs du Jardin" by Lisa Schiller. Carol stopped in the store for advice on the border. We have a year-long class using the Les Fleurs pattern starting in October. One session will be the second Thursday of the month, in the morning, and a second session will meet on the second Sunday of the month in the afternoon. The pattern is available so sign up now. This should help you to use your own spin to create this quilt.