Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Henry Glass Designers Project Parade - starts tomorrow

Giveaways, free project patterns, and Blog Hopping, OH MY!!

Starting tomorrow, Dec. 1,  you can meet several of the Henry Glass Fabric Company's designers, each day in a blog hop, from Dec. 1 - 7th.  We will have the appropriate links posted on the blog each day.  Each spot will have a free project featured and a pattern to download.  You heard me..I said FREE!

Some will have individual blog giveaways and after the last day of the "parade", you can enter for a grand prize.  
To Win The Grand Prize:
Each designer has a special word included in their blogging for you to find, collect and then enter after the last day, on the Henry Glass blog. List each special word in one comment for a chance to win a gift from each of the designers AND a collection of current Henry Glass fabrics. You must enter by Dec. 9th at 8PM EST. Yippee! 17 gifts, just for you.

Dear Jane morphs into a T shirt quilt

Amanda brought in a T-shirt quilt she made using the left-over fabrics from her Dear Jane quilt. Look closely and you’ll see that the cornerstones are actually 3” Dear Jane blocks! Amanda aptly named this quilt “A Tribute To Jane”.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quilts Are a One of a Kind Gift

We had lots of good show & tell a week ago Friday. Jan brought in a quilt that will be a gift for her son. I hope you can see the quilting on this quilt – it’s beautifully hand quilted! It’s called Greg’s Life Quilt as each block depicts a part of his life from birth to the day he got married. What a treasure!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Kim Diehl Trunk Show is here!!!

We have three quilts from her new book, Simple Graces.  These photos do not do the quilts justice. You will have to see them in person.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Quilt - Really?

We were so impressed to see this quilt made by Linsey as her FIRST quilt.  A gift for a relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Yes!  She is a true quilter already.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Finishing a UFO

The center medallion is from a previous decade.  Proving you make something beautiful mixing the old and the new, here is Madeline's creation.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baltimore Album Beauties

Paula came by and showed us her Baltimore Album quilt that is in progress. She started the quilt in Wanda's Beginning Baltimore class and she is now in the Advanced class. She is going to leave this one a small one and then start on a more advanced one. The close up of one of the blocks is to show her skill at inking which was taught in the advanced class. A real beauty, Paula.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Garden Club Quilt - Deja Vu

Isn't this quilt FANTASTIC!?  I share with your as I choke up.  This quilt was presented to me as a surprise today.  I made it as a block of the month quilt in 2000 and at the end of the program it was stolen.  That wounded many of us.  I don't DO applique and yet this quilt inspired me to go for it.  We couldn't believe any quilter would steal such a top and be able to enjoy it.  Garden Club Part Deux, has been a secret project from 17!! LQ friends to heal what was wounded.  YOU BET IT DID!  What a loving place to work. The quilt pattern is out of print by Country Threads.  Forgive my self indulgence putting something so personal on the blog but I thought you would like to see the quilt and know what a great shop you  frequent.
 LQ Blogger: Kathy Niemann

Santa's Workshop

When Mary Ellen, Kathie and Muriel got back from Quilt Market, they were so jazzed up about new ideas and techniques that they wanted to share them right away.  Thus was born the idea of Santa's Workshop.  From 10AM - 4:30PM you will make items for holiday decorating or gift giving.  You will learn new ideas from Quilt Market and meet several of the LQ teaching staff.  The day will include SIX! different projects and lunch.  There are two workshops and each one includes different projects and teachers.  You could come for both and not make the same thing twice.  $50, either workshop.  Space is limited.  Sign up now.  Tues. Nov. 30th or Sat. Dec. 4th.  More details at the LQ homepage.
You will make table runners, purses, mug mats, ornaments and more. HoHoHo

Loralie Designs Purse Show and Tell

What a cute bag made by Kathleen from Loralie Designs fabric and using our great buttons to decorate. Both sides of the bag are really special.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scrap Quilt Show and Tell from a Little Quilt's Anniversary Kit

Since we are celebrating our 12 anniversary Jeanne thought it would be fun to show this quilt. The quilt she made was from a kit at our 4th anniversary. The kit contained 2” x 4” rectangles of all the fabrics that we had in the store at that time. Well Jeanne added a few of her own and made this giant quilt. Impressive!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Show and Tell Second Saturday Sampler - part 2

Doris with the sewing bag her mother sent her for her birthday

A Second Satruday Sampler quilt from a previous year, one the front and luscious, cuddly Minkee on the back.  Good idea, Barbara

Monday, November 15, 2010

Show and Tell From November Second Saturday Sampler - part one.

Sandra made her jacket from left-overs from a black & white quilt she made.  Left-overs?  Really?!
Jerri finally finished her Sat. Sampler quilt from several years ago, but finished is good!

This is a great idea to make a quilt memory from a souvenir.  The center is a tea towel.  Who knew?!

Go Green!

We have some of the most creative customers! Annette stopped by and showed us this cute handbag that she made by crocheting strips she cut from Publix plastic bags! She cut the bags into double layer strips, knotted the strips together, and rolled them into big balls. Then it’s just a matter of single crochet! Very cute, very creative, and VERY Green!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Irish Chain Quilt

We have wonderful customers who come by to show us their finished projects and we love it. This is a Tres Belle Irish Chain made by Lois. Great job, Lois!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Deck The Halls...

Here is a view of "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" at Little Quilts.  We have an angel tree, a bear tree and a knit items tree.  Glittery snowmen and plaid reindeer add more holiday flair.

Charitable Giving: Small Cuddly Quilts

Suzanne makes small quilts and donates to the Tiny Stitches Charity. A group that makes blankets and clothes for newborns in rural areas. Suzanne made this quilt from our Whittier Crossing fabric line and used heads and legs from stuffed animals. How cute and cuddly is that!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Stunning Christmas Applique Quilt

Doris who is our customer brought her mom Wanda to our store. Wanda teaches this quilt at a shop in California. The quilt is from Bunny Hill Patterns.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Quilt and Peeking Cats hidden in the garden.

Diana is celebrating her grandson’s first birthday and stopped in to show us his birthday quilts. The Birthday Collection is from a pattern by Anka’s Treasures and has a great back. She also made this cute cat quilt.


Saturday, November 06, 2010

A Finished Quilts from Little Quilts Primitive Garden Block of the Month

Cheryl recently brought in her Primitve Garden quilt which was our block of the month a few years ago. It combined homespuns and wool. She had it custom quilted and brought it in the select her binding. Great job Cheryl!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A stunning project - combining embroidery and quilting

Judy was so proud when she finished ‘Over The River and through the Woods” by Crabapple Hill. It’s a great quilt with embroidery of the poem and Judy did all the patchwork in blacks, creams and tans. A stunning quilt.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

T-shirt quilts - the best gifts

Amanda  shared with us a tee shirt quilt that she made for her Uncle Frank (he’s shown in the block on the top left side). He’s a huge baseball fan so she made this quilt for him and sashed it with lots of baseball fabrics. You can see her daughter Lisa on the left side. Lisa’s loves her Pokey Little Puppy quilt that her mom made her.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stunning Medallion Quilt Show and Tell

Renee from Cleveland Tenn., stopped in recently to show us her progress on her quilt. She’s hand quilting it. It’s called “Savannah Medallion” from a Fons and Porter pattern. She purchased all the fabrics from us earlier in the year, and works on her hand quilting while she travels between Tennessee and Florida. It’s a beautiful quilt, and her hand quilting is stunning.