Monday, December 31, 2012

One of a Kind...

...Please set aside 50 minutes to revel in the hobby you have near and dear to your heart to enjoy this video of the 2012 Quilt Legend of the Year.  You will be blessed to see amazing quilts at the American Quilt Museum, appreciation for Meredith Schroeder, the co-founder of the museum and the publisher (retired) of The American Quilter Magazine.  She is a precious quilt world treasure.

I (Kathy Niemann) have had the honor of working for the magazine and have held my head high because I know Meredith is all about quality and honoring the modern quilter. 
I know the AQS show and the magazine has changed the world of quilting forever.
Little Quilts has been a vendor at the AQS Paducah Quilt Show  for  over 25 years.  Each year is more fantastic than the previous year and we would not think of missing it.  If you have not gone, you must add this show to your "bucket list" and why wait?  2013 show dates are...
April 24 – 27, 2013 and more details are at

The world had "famous quilters" and I am not sure there would be such a thing without Meredith. 
The video also tells the story of the museum.  I hope you will watch it to appreciate the legacy created by it and consider supporting it.   If you are a quilter, you know that the general public does not know what quilting has become. The museum brings high calibre quilts to the quilter and non quilter alike.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Part 5 - Tablerunner Swap

 Fancy Schmansy Pineapples
 Wooly leaves a fallin'
Art to Heart Santa Face.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

HOHOHO - Part 3 Tablerunner Swap

Now that your Halls are Decked With Boughs of...

Merry Christmas !! May Santa bring you what you dream of.

Here he is larger than life! complete with sparkles.

We'll be open tomorrow with our end of the year sale.  See you soon.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Part 2 - LQ Christmas Swap

 Hunter's Star
 This is lovely.  I want one for every season.
from Let's Do Lunch book by Atkinson Designs

Friday, December 21, 2012

Part 1 LQ Christmas Tablerunner swap

Each year, we have some sort-of theme to make an optional project to bring and swap for another LQ employee present.  Oh goodness!  These ladies are so creative.  This year it was a tablemat or tablerunner.  Enjoy.
 Checl out the felted balls on the edge!
 A few good men!
Peppermint swirls

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Part 3 Show and Tell from LQ Holiday party

Dena's from Stonehenge fabric
Marty took inspiration from Primitive's by Lynda - Shirley, Goodness and Mercy
A Quilt version preview of the 2013 pin for the East Cobb Quilt Guild Quilt Show.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Show and Tell 2

Sylvia has taken up knitting!  She said this blanket takes 15 skeins of wool.  Wow!
Kathy went to work fulltime and her students made quilt blocks to wish her goodbye.  At our party, they turned up in a finished quilt!! Big stitched by Barbara.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Show and tell 1

Are you ready?!!  This is a two part-er.  I will first post the part of our holiday party that was a show and tell of the group's current projects.  Ever wonder what we are making in our "free time"?  Here you go.
This project is a sampler quilt with blocks made for Libby using blues and blue themed shirtings.

This quilt is a Libby design original using the Deb Tucker Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler to make eight pointed stars.  It is so well pieced the stars look like a pre-print panel!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Dinner Party at Mary Ellen's House

These pictures are of the lovely ladies that work for you at Little Quilts enjoying each others company.  Just wait until you see pictures of show and tell and the tablerunner swap that we had.  Coming up.  Check back often...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Special Sale
In honor of 12/12/12, everything in the shop will be 12% off tomorrow only!  Sale will also apply to all internet orders placed on 12/12/12 before midnight (we'll adjust your order to reflect the sale price when we receive it). 12/12/12 will never happen again, and neither will this special sale so be sure to stop by and take advantage of this great sale!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

A Professional Tote

Love the “Professional Tote” bag that Sylvia made with bright, fun fabric. The “Professional Tote” pattern is available in the shop, and, better yet, Jackie teaches a great class to help you make it!