Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve

So, my dear Little Quilts family..are you dreaming of your 2014 projects? 
I have a suggestion for you...

Gale stopped by on her way to Florida. She’s visiting her daughter here in Atlanta. She brought in her version of Dear Jane titled “Dear Jane meets Lucy Boston. She is hand quilting the quilt and purchased her binding while she was here. Great job, Gale!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Applique Pillows

Jean made these beautiful keepsake pillows for gifts. She took the class based on the book “Applique and Embroidery Designs” by Janice Vaine.  Great job Jean.
New Classes for 2014 on the website now.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Lovely Hooked rug

Libby just finished her 7th hooked Rug. I guess she is really hooked on primitive rug hooking!

This is a Pris Buttler original design


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quilter's give a gift of themselves

Shelby made this double sided quilt from a Stonehenge strip set (aka jelly roll) and 2 packs of Stone Chips (aka charm packs) for a friend going through chemo treatments for breast cancer. However her friend snuggles with it there is always something neat to look at!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Loving the Neutrals!

One of our out-of-town customers bought all the fabric to make this gorgeous Trip Around the World quilt during her last visit. She and her 85 year old mother, Clara, worked together on the quilt – Diane cut and Clara sewed – to make the quilt for their church raffle. It’s a queen sized quilt with over 2,000 tiny squares! SCORE on the  outer border! Such a great match.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Dresdens

Sue Ellen brought in these darling Dresden Plates using the Holiday Bouquet Line from Blend Fabrics. She's making three table runners for gifts and is auditioning background fabric for the plates. She's made nine of them. Don't' you love the little one too! Table runners make the best gifts.....the perfect wedding gift too...everyone can use one!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Embroidery Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...the elves are busy working away. Marshall shared his latest work on his new embroidery machine. These are meant to be coasters...we suggested they are better as ornaments and gift tags for that special someone. No coffee mug would sit on mine!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Another Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Marvis is finishing this quilt for her daughter for Christmas. She used blocks from the 2011 Second Saturday Sampler and added a few heart blocks to make the quilt extra-special. Her daughter has seen the blocks in progress, but has no idea the quilt is for her – what a great surprise gift!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Holiday Designers on Henry Glass Blog includes our "fearless leader"

A few days ago, we directed you to Henry Glass Naughty or Nice  blog, http://henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com/2013/12/naughty-or-nice-holiday-party-day-1.html.

  Just a reminder, that from now through Dec. 9th, you can comment and win some nice prizes as well as meet the Henry Glass designers. Enjoy their nostalgic Holiday  memories.  Each day has a different prize option. 

Mary Ellen's post is on Day 1. Cute photo and some inside info.  You can find recipes and creative ideas with each designer's posts, as well.  A welcome break from the hustle and bustle of your "to do" list.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Infuse "you" into an existing pattern.

Amy, one of our new wool stitchers, loves to work in contemporary bright colors in both fabric and wool. She did her version of Sue Spargo's Winterberry Table Runner pattern. She used wool, silver and gold lame, as well as Kaffee Fassett and other bright fabrics. She plans to do 'big stitch' for her quilting of her contemporary versions of this traditional design. We love it. The pattern is back in stock with plenty of time to make it for your holiday table!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Measure Your Christmas Joy

There’s a new FREE pattern on our website under “Free Patterns”. It makes this fun Christmas Tree out of our new Little Quilts wooden yardstick. Simply cut it as indicated on the pattern sheet, stain or paint it, assemble and embellish with vintage buttons, beads, glitter, or goodies from your stash. Pay attention to your placement for drilling the holes…see our oops! With an upside down ‘branch’! Stop in for a free yardstick!...mention you read about it on our blog! We’d love to see pictures of how you embellish it…and we’ll give you a free fat 1/4th. Shown also is a tree made out of a vintage yardstick. They are hard to come by these days!


Monday, December 02, 2013

A Little late to the party..

Drop by the Henry Glass blog...They are having a party and you don't want them to have it without you, do you? 

Some of the designers are stutting their stuff.  Go check it out.  Link here.  I vote NICE.

Greater Atlante Shop Hop 2014 Fabric Reveal

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop March 15-22, 2014. We're celebrating 15 years of Shop Hopping.  To celebrate...., the Shop Hop will be for a full week   ...lots more prizes... a special Commemorative Charm Holder...plus a new magnolia batik fabric in three color ways with Georgia printed in the design. You can order and pre-pay $12.50 per yard. The three color choices are: Royal (blue background) Cream/Green, or Multi (multi color throughout).
Fabrics will be available for pick or shipping starting March 15th during the Shop Hop.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The Little Quilts 12 Days of Christmas..

...otherwise known as Stuff Your Stocking...
If you want to know the daily specials, go to www.littlequilts.com and sign up to receive the email newsletter. Each day we will send you an email with the deal of the day. You can email us back and tell us to add to your "stocking".  After 12 days you will have some or all selections and either you or Santa can come and pick it.up.
The offer already "gone" for day, for instance, was a book:   “Quilt Grandeur” by Kaffe Fassett and a bundle of six fat 1/4ths of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for $39.95 (reg. price $44.50.
Let the fun begin!
Stuff YOUR stocking. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks

 Many of us have been working on the Little Pilgrims embroidery Block of the Month this year which ended in October. . . just in time to finish the quilt for Thanksgiving! This is how Muriel chose to set her blocks.  

 Deborah chose a different setting idea for her blocks and has her wall hanging totally finished, quilting and all! Pattern sets for the Little Pilgrims blocks are still available at the shop.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Orange Pineapple Is A Stunner

The gals at Wool works that meets the second Friday of the month bring some great show & tell. Susan didn't get this log cabin finished for this Fall but she's ready for next Fall.
Great job..even though it's not done in wool!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Award Winner Mystery Quilt

Joan was one of the participants of the Border Creek Mystery Quilt we did last year. She picked her own fabrics for the mystery and ended up with this beauty which she quilted herself. Her quilt won a blue ribbon at the Georgia State Fair and we encouraged her to submit it for the AQS show in Paducah.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Irish Chain Beauty

Lois has been very prolific finishing things. She made this blue and green Irish Chain.

Lois made this memory quilt using Deb Tucker Star Ruler…what a beauty. She also made this “Renoir” quilt designed by herself and quilted by her sister. Aren’t these great!?


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Batik Sampler Quilt

Marshall finishes another one of his 'large signature quilts'.  He uses batiks very effectively with other fabrics....great job!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

One Good Deed....

Quilters do great things! Fran, one of our teachers made this quilt for an event at her golf course. It was a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society and this quilt was auctioned off for $600. Quilts are always good to make and donate for a fund raiser at your schools or churches.
Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine recently did a poll of readers to see how many did charitable projects.  Here is a list of some of their charities and projects that their readers sew for.

Here's a list of charities you said you donate your time, talent and work. Most Popular were:
American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer
Local charities, nursing homes, hospitals and churches
Project Linus
Quilts for Kids
Quilts of Valor
Salvation Army
St. Judes
Veterans Affiliations
Wounded Soldier Quilt Projects

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mugging for the Camera

Handmade mugs by a potter in Tennessee. She designed them especially for us using our 'stick written logo' and added our favorites...stars and hearts! Pick one up today! Microwave and dishwasher safe. A great gift for the holidays. $25

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bear With Me....

Today is National American Teddy Bear Day
For a quilt shop, we certainly embrace our inner cuddly side.  The teddy bear has graced the covers of Little Quilts patterns and helped deliver pattern instructions in their books.
Here is a photo of our Christmas decor with new bears to take home to your house.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Judie Rothermel REVEAL ... new stuff

Judie brought these : different color ways of her newest collection of authentic miniature fabrics. .... Coming in a month of so...


Saturday, November 09, 2013

What do you do with quilt "Royalty" when they visit Marietta?

Judie Rothermel visited Little Quilts last Friday. She loves all things" Gone with the Wind" and started at the museum in Marietta with Stephanie the president of Marcus Brothers Fabrics.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Just Judie 25th Anniversary Visit....


Many came to visit and listen to Judie Rothermel

They were treated to this beauty,,, Judie's Sturbridge Stars - hand pieced and hand quilted by Judie Rothermel

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

VERY BIG Log Cabin Quilt

 Gloria is making this king size Log Cabin for a friend. Since she was making a two color Log Cabin, she bought extra fabrics so she wouldn't run out. She had fabric left and is even making a coverlet for her bed from the leftovers. Great job!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Wonderful Sampler Quilt!

Marjory made this large King Size quilt from a Block of the Month at Quilted Hearts, a wonderful shop that was in Gainesville GA many years ago.
It's a gift for her daughter, and only her second quilt. She did a great job!


Friday, November 01, 2013

The Celebration Continues

The celebration begins on Saturday Nov. 2, so that the 'weekend only' fans and friends can celebrate with us.  Certainly the many years of offering Second Saturday Sampler could not have been such a long standing success without you.
Stop by for.....wait for it.....
15% off the whole store!  Who loves their customers? 
WE DO!  
The Hootin and Hollerin continues on Monday Nov 4th.  This is our actual grand opening date, 15 years ago.  The sale, "Happys" and prizes continue.
Joining us on this auspicious day will be Martingale book author and Silver Thimble Quilt Company quilt designer, Pat Wys.  She will be available Monday to sign her second book,  Knock Out Neutrals starting at 11AM.  Books available or bring your copy of her first book, Spotlight on  Neutrals for her to sign. She will have quilts live and in person, from the book as well.  It will be a tough call as to which one to make first.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Consider this the "string on your finger"...

Halloween Pfst. So What!??

Don't forget, tomorrow is the day....Judie Rothermel at Little Quilts Day
Here is a teaser....

One of Judie Rothermel's miniatures...would you believe....it's han

d pieced and hand quilted with Judie's conversation prints. When Judie comes Friday - we 'll have information about her new Miniature Block of the Month that features her new miniature line of fabrics for Marcus Fabrics. A little birdie told me she's bring some packets of fabric from that new line with a special block Judie's designed...they'll be given away to attendees.
Remember she'll be here 2-5PM on Friday the 1st!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Famous Judys

There is Judy Garland, Punch and Judy, Judy Carne, Judy Collins... sure they are famous but there is no Judy more famous to a quilter, than Judie Rothermel.  The countdown to her arrival at Little Quilts is 2 days! Friday she will visit Little Quilts as our reward for having the most entries in her 25th anniversary contest with Marcus Fabrics. 
She will have some SERIOUS eye candy for us.  She has sent some Judy hand pieced and quilted quilts from her private collection.  Below is a photo preview! We’ll also have some of the quilts from the LQ contest entries.   Quite the show!

She is a fan of handquilting and reproduction genre quilts.  If you have any show and tell, come to our Meet and Greet Judie this Friday between 2PM and 5PM.  Her fabrics have been the "go to" line for the Civil War Block of the Month series that LQ has offered since the first one.  If you have one of these beauties, do bring it.  We can't get enough.
                                                    This quilt is 70"x 90"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jo Morton Dovetail Batiks

Our Andover Salesman and a VP from Andover visited us last week and brought the Hopscotch Quilt made with a combination of Jo Morton's new Dovetails Batiks II and other Jo fabrics. It's a free download for this 70" square quilt, and is stunning to see in person. This new Series II collection should be here by the end of November...delayed on the boat for awhile. Call to reserve your bundle of 15 fat 1/4ths. They are irresisitible!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Reporting in from Houston Quilt Market

Mary Ellen & Muriel are at Schoolhouse at Houston Quilt Market awaiting the presentation of the new Downton Abbey fabric
Watch for picture of the fun quilts, clothing, purses- even parasols with the Downton Abbey fabric. We have fun things planned for next year - from traditional to modern. Excitement is building at this Schoolhouse session!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilting IS a gift...

Fran designed this quilt as a memory for a granddaughter who died of cancer. She designed it with the help of Wanda our Baltimore album teacher. We had it custom quilted for her. It will be presented to her granddaughter’s family. Fran designed the blocks with things that were special memories for her granddaughter.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another Completed Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Dagmar recently finished this quilt for her daughter who’s house is decorated in tans and taupes and neutrals….definitely the colors of today. She made it with the alternate quilt blocks from a Saturday Sampler series a few years ago. She brought it in and we had one of our long arm quilters finish it for her.