Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Sewing - great for multigenerations

Brittany came in with her grandmother to show us her quilt. It was made from a kit she purchased in a shop in NC. She is just fifteen years old and Grandmother was oh so proud! I think she is on her way to becoming a quilter.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Witches, Ghosts and Pumpkins..Oh My!

The weather is turning cooler (I think!) so it’s time to turn your thoughts to Fall and especially Halloween. The shop is all decorated and we have some of the cutest witches, ghosts and pumpkins ever. (can witches be cute? )  We also have a great selection of fabric and patterns for all your Halloween projects, so stop by!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Baltimore Beauty

Sandy B. from Florida stopped by to share these stunningly beautiful Baltimore Album blocks from the Mary Simon pattern. Wanda helped her pick out many of the fabrics in her blocks (Wanda's fame spreads far and wide!). Sandy has decided that 9 blocks is enough for the quilt center, so she's currently working on the borders (equally elaborate!) to finish the quilt.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Art to Heart... a favorite!

The new Bittersweet book from Nancy Halverson is here with great ideas for Fall all using fabrics from the Bittersweet fabric line. You’ll love the reds, golds, greens, and purples from this line.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Creative use of Fabric Yo-Yo's

At Wool Works recently Sandy brought in her yo-yo quilt made from Kim Diehl’s book “Simple Graces”. Yo-yo’s are the perfect summer carry along project. We have the yo-yo maker in all sizes to make them even faster!  And the book too!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

There will be another chance on the Fall Schedule... take a class from this innovative teacher.
Everyone enjoyed the “Morning With Marty” class on Monday where teacher Marty Young shared some of her unique quilts. Her quilt “For The Love Of Angels” just returned after being a part of the Sacred Threads exhibit for the past year. Visit for more information on this interesting exhibit and the stories behind the quilts. The other quilts are examples of Marty’s artistry that she shared with the class. If you’re interested in learning more about her primitive embellished art quilts, watch for her classes in our Fall Newsletter!

The Bee's Knees

 It’s not quilt related, but when Libby came in with this needlepoint “bee” bag on her arm, we just knew you’d want to see it! Not only did Libby make the bag, she also knit the beautiful shawl she’s wearing. Very chic!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Creative Customer

It has been so much fun having Judy in town! Judy is from Wisconsin and accompanied her husband who is here for two weeks of job training. Of course, Judy wanted to sign up for some “training” of her own and has taken several of our classes. She stopped by today to show us some of her crafting projects. Her ornaments were adorable and are seen here on a Tumbling Blocks quilt top she started in our Summer Camp session. Instead of cutting diamonds for the blocks, Judy used the Square 2 ruler to make square-in-a-square blocks. Careful color placement results in the tumbling blocks pattern. We thought Judy’s crocheted Viking hat was too cute!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stunning Civil War fabrics on their way

Just arrived! The patterns for the 1st month of Cotton Club Block of the Month plus the mini additional project you get with each pattern. The good news is - you can still join Cotton Club where you get this pattern free, plus a new 'mini' with each month's regular patterns for the large quilt. However, you can purchase this kit even if you're not a member of the BOM. It makes an adorable 30" square little quilt with the Cotton Club fabric line. The kit is $24.95, but Cotton Club participants get a 10% discount on the kit. This striped fabric is stunning!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Sweet Sixteen - Soooo Sweet

Here is the block for August  block of the month sewn by Kathy West.  Just lovely!
I cannot wait to see them all together. 

Encourage Creativity - young and old

Emma (left) and Sophie (right) were caught on camera coloring their Little Quilts quilt coloring sheets while Grandma was shopping. Aren’t they the cutest grandchildren ever?!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Little Quilts Fall-Winter Newsletter 2011

Whatever you may have heard, Mary Ellen is working on the Fall newsletter.   Here she is with her Technical Assistant, Gracie Pearl. Watch for the final copy on the web site by the middle of next week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mary Simon Baltimore Album quilt

Sandy B. from Florida stopped by to share these stunningly beautiful Baltimore Album blocks from the Mary Simon pattern. Wanda helped her pick out many of the fabrics in her blocks (Wanda's fame spreads far and wide!). Sandy has decided that 9 blocks is enough for the quilt center, so she's currently working on the borders (equally elaborate!) to finish the quilt. 
Little Quilts sells the Mary Simon pattern is the store and on the internet for $25.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Yes, Sir, Yes Sir!!! Three bags FULL!!

New wool has just arrived in the shop and just look at these gorgeous bright colors. Great for all your wool projects, but perfect for those Sue Spargo projects you’ve been wanting to start!

Friday, August 05, 2011

French Country style linen

We have gorgeous linen with vintage sewing motifs printed on it.  Perfect for pillows and totes.  Just look at this picture!  It is $19.95 for 2/3 yd. Two colors available Traditional linen color with black print and Teal blue with brown print.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One Lucky Bride and Groom

Marshall has been a busy man getting this quilt finished amidst all the wedding preparations at his house. The quilt will be a gift to his daughter who is getting married this fall.