Thursday, December 29, 2011

Needful things

Our winter newsletter is at the printer but all classes are now listed online with pictures of samples. Small Treasures and Needful things is a fun class that meets monthly to work on great projects. There's great show & tell and lots of inspiration!. Full details online - it's a fun class!

Friday, December 23, 2011

More stunning floorcloths..class available and demos

Floor Cloths are quite the thing now. You can use many different primitivepatterns or piecing techniques. We have demos on doing Floor Cloths coming
up.  Sat. Jan. 28 2pm – 4pm                    Wed. Feb 22 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
You will get to work on a small project and go home with a placemat

The winter class schedule is available for you, on the Little Quilts website, to start making your selections for 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

November Saturday Sampler Show and Tell Extravaganza!

What a wonderful display of quilts we get to see on Second Saturday Sampler Day. Keep ‘em coming, girls!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

God Yul

Because of her Scandanavian heritage, teacher Anne Anderberg loves this “Scandanavian Stitches” book by Kajsa Wikman. Each year Anne makes 42 ornaments for all her family. Last year when the book came out she made the little Scandanavian dolls. This year she made the birds (also from the book). Anne starts right after Halloween to get all those ornaments made – a real labor of love!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Merry Prairie Christmas

The Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle really got into the spirit of a prairie Christmas this month. Stepping back into a simpler time, they decorated this tree with fabric ornaments, brown paper doll garlands and popcorn and berry garlands. And what a great idea for gift wrap! Our Prairie Women’s group is always open to new members – we’re starting Journey 3 in January (5th, 2012)  if you’d like to you’d like to join us!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell - tabletoppers

Table toppers were a popular show and tell at our Second Saturday Block of the Month this month.  Jean used Little Quilt kits to make her wool appliqué candle mats.  The Ten Minute table runner and circle table mat made by C.K. are very quick and easy.  What a great way to add a splash of color to your holiday tables!

Flannel pj's and more

Barb made a quilt for her great grandbaby using our flannel Row-by-Row kit and then bought more of the flannel to make a matching pillowcase and this darling sleeper! So cute! What a great Christmas gift.

Unveiling of the 2011 Second Saturday Sampler Finished Quilts and the Kits to make them

Ta Da! (drum roll, please!) The finished quilt from our 2011 Second Saturday Sampler series using the 12” blocks was unveiled today. Finished quilt size is 70” x 81.” The pattern for this setting will be included in your January pattern package along with information about the Show & Tell Party in February. Finishing kits with the fabrics shown are out of stock, but come on in and we’ll help you pick something equally beautiful .

If you chose to make the alternate 6” blocks, this is for you! Finished quilt size is 32” x 40” and the setting pattern will be included with your January block. Kits are available and include all fabrics for sashing, borders and binding. $19.95

Just the start of the Second Saturday Sampler Dec,. Show and Tell

It’s too busy at this time of the year to do much quilting, but a few people brought quilt tops today! 
Beth saw our Twister demo and went right home to make this cute top from an old charm pack.  
Marshall made this scrappy star from lots of blue and tan strips. He’s determined to use up all his strips so, while the top looks finished, it’s actually going to get a little larger!
Doris took part in our Americana Four-patch block swap several years ago and decided it was time to put her blocks into a quilt. She used the leftover blocks on the back.
Millie took Marty Young’s Improvisational Quilting class and made this cute curtain for her daughter’s dorm room!
 Janice made some large log cabin star blocks that made a very cheerful quilt top.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking..

We’re having a lot of fun with our Twelve Days of Christmas – “Stuff your Stocking” event. There is still time to join. If you’re receiving our email newsletter, each day we send a quick email note. (We started on Nov 30) and it will go for Twelve Days. To sign up – go to the bottom of the home page, and sign up to receive it. Each day, you’ll learn about a special item featured each day for a discounted price!. Great fun, you can even be a ‘secret Santa’ for a friend!

Warm and Cuddly

Barb is all ready for Christmas! She made our “Let It Snow” row by row quilt with a matching label for her grandchild. Is it possible to make this warm cuddly gift any better? Barb did! She made a matching pillowcase and pajamas, too!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

American Patriot

Who would ever guess that these projects begin with user friendly panels? So easy you could have these projects finished before Christmas! The quilt would be perfect for that special military person in your life or appropriate for the Quilts of Valor program which donates quilts to members of the Armed Forces. The kit includes 2 fabric panels for the center of the quilt, border fabric, 60” backing fabric, and binding for the 56” x67” quilt for $$74.95. The “Quilt N’ Tote” kit includes all fabrics – you will need 1 1/8 yd. fusible fleece – for the 22” x 17” tote bag for $42.95. For a limited time, the “Patriot Dream Project Book” (regularly $12) is included with either kit at no extra charge! The book includes patterns for the quilt, tote bag, pillowcase, a table runner and even some great quilting ideas.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Share a bit of Georgia with loved ones

Olde America Antiques postcard quilt blocks are so popular right now and this set featuring Atlanta/Georgia is one of the best! Linda made this cute little quilt from the blocks to take to her Illinois relatives. A large selection of vintage prints already on fabric, are available.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On Dancer...on Prancer...

We loved the table runner Sharon brought in! Appliqued in wool, Santa and his reindeer are all ready for Christmas and so is Sharon.  The pattern is available for order, from All Through The Night.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gorgeous Scrap Quilt

Judy shared her beautiful quilt top with us. The top hand-pieced and Judy was here to buy backing and batting to hand quilt it. The block pattern is called Lady of the Lake.

Day 7: November 19th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

We’re really looking forward to our Twelve Days of Christmas event this year which begins on December 1st. Each day for twelve days we will feature a Daily Special sure to please any quilter. If you want the item, simply call the shop or e-mail us that day and say “Stuff my Stocking” and the item will be added to your bag. On day 13, just tell “Santa” to stop by the shop to pick up your bag and remind him that he may want to add a sewing machine or gift certificate to the bag! Maybe you’d like to have a stocking “stuffed” for a sewing or quilting friend - either way, it’s a lot of fun and you’ll love the special prices on all the items. Different items will be offered each day...books, notions, patterns,etc.
Go to our website and sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter for more details so you won’t miss out on the fun!

While you’re on our website, check out our new Embroidery Block of the Month for 2012. We think “The Calendar Girls” are just the sweetest girls ever! They’re fun and easy - a great project to start off the new year.

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Linda Lum DeBono

Chelsea Anderson - Pink Fig Design

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 6: November 18th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

We’re all decorated for Christmas and everybody is loving the trunk show from Nancy Halvorson from her “Jingle All The Way” book.   Featuring her “Jingle All The Way” fabric line, the projects include quilts, pillows, fireplace screens, gift bags, ornaments, gift card holders and more.  

Be sure to visit these blogs today....


Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday - Buggy Barn

Renae Allen - RGA Design LLC

Dana Brooks

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last but NOT Least

Here’s a special notice just for our blog customers - the very popular Twelve Days of Christmas Block of the Month is now on sale at a special price for a few days before we mark them down on the website.  The quilt is available as a complete pattern set or kit for each of the 12 blocks.  The 12 month pattern set comes complete with a color picture of the block, and full size templates and appliqué tips, plus the finishing pattern regularly priced at $84, now on sale for $50.  Or choose kits for each month with patterns as  above plus background fabric and all fabrics for each block and finishing pattern, regularly $169.95 now only $95.  Buy the $95 kit set  and receive a finishing kit for the Traditional Setting free!  Only 2 kit sets left so hurry in for this special deal!

Day 5: November 17th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

Congratulations to Darlene B, who left the 12th and winning comment as picked by Mr. Random Generator:
Darlene has won the Little Quilts Shirting Bundle!  Darlene, contact Little Quilts with your mailing info; and on to today's post:

Need a fast and easy last minute gift idea?  Who wouldn’t love getting this   apron made from a tea towel  with a cupcake oven mitt tucked in the pocket! Add a few recipe cards and maybe a wooden spoon or wire whip in the other side of the pocket and your gift is ready to go.  To make the oven mitt even more heat resistant we used Insul-Bright which has a mylar barrier to reflect the heat. Kathie made this from the “Hot Cakes” pattern from our shop, and sent it as a ‘thank you gift’.

Be sure to visit these blogs today...

Leanne Anderson - The Whole Country Caboodle 

Brenda Pinnick - Brenda Pinnick Designs