Monday, February 27, 2012


One of our customers brought in these beautifully framed antique postcards – originals of the screen printed antique postcards we have available in the shop! Her father has collected the post cards for many years and has framed many of his favorites. They were framed with matting on the back so you can also see the reverse side of the postcard. We love the screen prints and it was fun to see the originals. It was also great to see the colors on the screen prints so closely matched the originals!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sewing Love from Mom

Kathy stopped by to show us the wedding dress she made for her daughter. Sewing all those buttons down the back took until two in the morning! Absolutely gorgeous.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Doodling for Quilters

Mary Ellen attended a Creative Hands workshop this week and learned Zen Tangle. She’s promising to give demos soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Have a Heart

Congratulations to Barbara Korey who won the door prize for shopping with us on Valentine’s Day! We were able to send $275 to the American Heart Association for women’s heart health thanks to all of you who shopped with us that day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hand Piecing is NOT dead!

Mary drew the center of this quilt from a picture on the internet then proceeded to hand piece the whole thing. Good job, Mary!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wool Applique show and tell

Helen came in to get fabric for the border of this wool project from a pattern by the Olde Green Cupboard. She did a great job machine appliquéing with an invisible stitch.

Friday, February 17, 2012


News Flash! Just heard from one of our customers, Alycia, that Bonnie Hunter - the Scrap Quilt Queen -  posted Alycia’s picture of her scrap collection! Alycia is featured on Dec 24 – “Truly and Wonderfully Blessed” and on Dec 29th under “Fabric Herding” on her blog at

Alycia did one of Bonnie’s mysteries and finished the quilt and has entered into Paducah. We’re all crossing our fingers for her!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Red and White - a popular combination and stunning show and tell

Elinor needed more fabric to finish her red and white quilt with all paper cut designs so she brought in the quilt for us all to see. Elinor is in the Baltimore Album class and does excellent work. She saw this quilt in a magazine and decided to duplicate it and is doing a marvelous job. Red and white sure makes a striking quilt!  If you like this then you should stop in to see our mini red and white quilt show, too.  The show will hang until the end of the week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Star within a Star within a Circle

We love stars and red/white/blue here at Little Quilts so we loved seeing Melanie’s quilt top. She used the Bonnie Blue pattern “Sarah Emma” and her Wing Clipper ruler for this king-size beauty.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

SO FINE sampler quilt from alternate 2011 Second Saturday Sampler blocks

Here is an example of what you can look forward to by participating in the LQ Second Saturday Sampler.  This is a picture of Linda Wirtz's  2011 version using the 12" AND 6" alternate blocks in the reproduction
The 2012 version will be called Reproduction Magic. We have three alternates, batik, contemporary and blues and browns.  Don't fret if you missed yesterday's kick off.  Everyone pays for the first block so you can still get started by stopping in to LQ between now and March 9th.  You just need time to sew the block before you come to the next Second Saturday event so you can get the next one FREE.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Second Saturday Sampler Parking lot Show and Tell from January

The 2012 Second Saturday Sampler starts this Saturday.  The Show and Tell is one of the reasons to come.  Here are some selections from last month.

Jean purchased the kit to make “Christmas Baskets” here at Little Quilts. The quilt is a reproduction of a quilt Mary Ellen made using four antique basket blocks. Just a little appliqué and a few yo-yos make it the perfect wall hanging for the holidays.
Nicole used Dick and Jane fabric to make this bright and cheery pineapple quilt. Pattern is by Gylene Fitzgerald

Monday, February 06, 2012

New Soft Book

Kids are going to love this new addition to the soft book library. It’s a rhyme book of silly suggestions for kids who love animals. Perfect for early readers.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Go Red for Women

For American Heart Month we’re participating in the Go Red For Women Campaign and we’re reminding you that Friday is National Wear Red Day. SO stop in tomorrow wearing red and receive a free fat 1/4th from our special basket and a pattern for a red/white quilt or redwork stitchery design.
Wanda & Jackie prepare for our red and white quilt show the week of Feb 13-18. We’ll have large and small quilts hanging around the store and 10% of our sales on Tuesday the 14th, will be donated to the American Heart Association for research on Women’s health. We’ll have free patterns for quilt and stitchery that day too, along with information on heart health. Check out and for info and tips
for everyone.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Wool Lovers! Check this out....

We have much coveted Mary Flannigan 100% wool in 5" square charm packs in assorted  colors. Each pack has ten different shades of a color. The packets are $14.00 each.