Monday, April 29, 2013

Stay tuned....

Check back tomorrow to see who our Give Away winner will be.... Good Luck to all of you! We loved reading about what you'd like to use these fabrics for! All of your projects sound wonderful! Stay tuned.....

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Accuquilt Block Contest

Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims get ready to announce winner of barn quilt contest. The Accuquilt booth is right next to Mary Ellen and the Little Quilts booth in Paducah, Ky. What fun!
The contest was for quilters to enter a block design and the winner gets their block design painted on 6 ft square to hang at Accuquilt's headquarters in Nebraska.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Holy Quiltman!

Only in Paducah at the American Quilters Society show...Mary Ellen spots "Lady Patchwork" on the square!

If that is not enough... We have Quiltman and Bobbin.


Alex Anderson & Ricky Timm's prepare for an interview on the quilt channel during the American Quilters Society show this week. Our Little Quilts booth is right across from Ricky's and Alex's booth.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quick give away while Mary Ellen is out of town!

Laura here... I'm Mary Ellen's daughter in case you were wondering. Pardon me Kathy for sneaking on the blog but I wanted to do a give away while Mom was out of town ;)

So here it is... I'm giving away a bundle of 6 fat quarters of Little Quilts new fabric, "Little Darlings II" PLUS 1 panel AND a free pattern for 3 adorable projects!

All you have to do to be entered is comment on this post and tell me why you "have to have" this bundle and panel! What are you going to do with it?

Give away starts now and the winner will be selected at random Saturday night. Mom comes home Sunday so we have to be sneaky and have our winner before then;)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Art Gallery fabrics

Enjoy this quilt made from a pattern in the "Turning Twenty  Again" book made with beautiful art gallery fabrics. We love the results you get from simple designs in the Turning Twenty line of books by Tricia Cribbs.  Amanda coordinated beautiful bundles of 20 fat 1/4ths.

Trisha came to Wednesday workshop to use our design wall to lay out "Box of
Chocolates" from the Book "Skip The Borders". A great book with neat quilts!
It's a fast technique - she bought the fabrics last Saturday!
The Trunk Show for will be here only til Monday. Great quilts!


Thursday, April 18, 2013


Nikki is one of our auto ship customers who is participating in the Fussy Cut Club. She has 106 of her hexies done. They were amazing.  You have to see the TINY hand stitches connecting the blocks.  Unbelieveable.  and guess what?  It is Rocke Science!  That is what Nikki is trained to do for her career.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cinnamon Stick results

Debbie finished a great quilt top using an Edyta Sitar (from Laundry Basket Quilts) pattern and blocks she received from the Cinnamon Stick exchange we did last year. Fabulous! Just to let you all in on a little secret – Edyta is coming to Marietta in June when she will be the guest lecturer at the East Cobb Quilt Guild. She will also be doing workshops for the guild. Go to the guild website for more details: . Edyta will also be doing a meet and greet here at Little Quilts following the guild meeting. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the fun! 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Squares, Strips and Rectangles...oh my...

Trisha and friend Beth came with lots of show and tell. Trisha called it "leftover quilt"made with leftover 2 1/2" strips . Pattern from the great book -Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintot


Trisha started her box of chocolates quilt from "Skip the Borders " book - our trunk show. Great patterns in the book.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

How Original

Annie is making this flag with repurposed denim jeans and red wools from Little Quilts. Embellished with painted star and wool yarn. Only all natural fibers are used. She even mounted it on a piece of gold wool! Stunning...a great idea!
What a great piece of primitive folk art!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Countdown until tomorrow.  Come to Second Saturday Sampler (9:30 - 11AM) and get our fabric and block instructions for this lovely.block: Aunt Katie's Choice.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

stitchery "Celebrity" sighting

Kathy Schmitz stopped in Little Quilts Monday while visiting in Georgia. She loved seeing her Trunk Show prominently displayed. Her stitchery designs are always popular. Mary Ellen will see her again in May in Portland – her hometown - during the Spring Quilt Market.  Can't wait.
Here is a link to Kathy's blog.  Just scrolling alog in it makes me sing the song "Express Yourself"! by Charles Wright/James Brown.    She can help inspire you.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Applique Awesome

Betts from Virginia Beach stopped by and brought her quilt made from the Circuit Rider book. She was looking for a backing. It is all done with invisible machine appliqué. The quilt is 82” x 98”. She has been doing donation quilts for her church for two years. This is her last year so she is donating this quilt as her last one. It was spectacular!

She teaches at the Stitch and Stuff quilt shop in that area. She also brought in this wall hanging made from Edyta Sitar's pattern from her book “Hop To It”.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Better than the lottery!

Staff member, Kathy, presented Kay with our Shop Hop gift basket filled with fabric, patterns, hexagons, and chocolate! Winners of the grand prizes  are posted on the Shop Hop blog.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Winner, Winner....

During the shop hop we had a demo on making hexies. If you made a hexie during the demo you were eligible to win all of them after the event. Kathleen was the happy recipient of the entire bag of hexies and was really excited. We’ll all have to wait and see what she makes.


Monday, April 01, 2013

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Allison was here during to Shop Hop to demo making ¼” hexagons. We’ve been following her progress on the blog and love the way her quilt is turning out. She plans on making it queen-size so she’s still got a ways to go!