Wednesday, April 29, 2009
One of those things is getting the Spring/Summer Newsletter out and if all goes well it will be on it's way Friday, Monday at the latest! (On the website as soon as it's done) The OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for May 7th, 8th and 9th - I turned around and that's next week already........
Nothing like leaving everything to the last minute but it seems to be the norm around here lately. Too many things going on including 3 quilt shows in 3 weeks. (Excuses, excuses, excuses!)
In the meantime...
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Royal Botanical Gardens was a great venue for the show and the organizers did a magnificent job all round.
Here's Nancy in our booth handing out our literature and chatting with customers.
Some of the vendors (including us) were located in the beautiful new Atrium of RBG which features a glass ceiling and a wall of living plant specimens. You can see the plant wall behind the booth directly across from us. Pretty amazing isn't it?
The glass ceiling was a bit of a problem when the unpredicable spring temperatures soared to 26 degrees on Saturday and the air conditioning couldn't keep up. However, we lived!
Jo-Ann came out to see the show on Sunday afternoon. And of course she found this one with roosters on it. She can spot them from a mile away!!
This weekend, May 2 & 3, we will be at the Brampton Quilters' Guild show being held at the Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Hope to see some of you there ... drop by and say hello.
And now I must go and finish putting the binding on two new table runners that we have kitted up. We'll post pictures soon.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Elaine's Mystery Quilt class is tonight so I thought I'd start with dessert before they demolish it! It was spaghetti and meat sauce with salad and garlic bread and that went before I could get the camera out of the bag........
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Don't forget we will be at the Halton Quilt Show this weekend so come and see us!
Tomorrow night is our Mystery Quilt night with Elaine Therriault - can't wait!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
First of all, while Nancy and I were busy at the Mississauga Quilt Show on Saturday, the elves (Barb and Laurissa) did the last three mitred corners on "Metro Goes Au Natural" and voila - the quilt top is completed and it is nothing less than stunning if I do say so myself and I do!
Meanwhile back at the show on Sunday - this is a picture of our booth! We were very lucky to have a skylight above us which gave us great lighting and showed everything off well. We were also right next to the Tea Room.......
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Not to mention "happy" customers........
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We will be at the Mississauga Quilters Guild Show this weekend and would love it if you stop by to say hello. There are some beautiful quilts on display (we got a sneak peek this afternoon when we went to set up) a number of vendors and a tea room.
We are working frantically (not so much) on the upcoming newsletter so we will soon have our class offerings ready for May through August.
I want to thank all of you for participating in our recent Food Drive Sale. It was a huge success - we sent back 4 full barrels of non-perishable food items and Second Harvest was extremely grateful.....as am I. We will be partnering with them again in the future! We will keep you posted!
No pics today as we are busy getting ready for the show but I promise some in the near future.....
Monday, April 6, 2009
There is always something happening at the store and yesterday (Sunday) was no exception. We have a group of ladies who book the classroom once a month to come in and sew. It started as a Christmas Gift and developed into a monthly Sit and Sew Session.....
These girls really get alot done and love to share their accomplishments with us.
Gail picked up one of our Easter Bunny patterns in March and VOILA! she has made up the wall hanging....it is absolutely adorable!
Cathy has been working on this quilt since January 2007 - this was the first Mystery Quilt taught in the store. It is now completed, quilted and bound and ready for the bed......Anne was working on hers as well and I know I took a picture but haven't found it yet....will look again and add it!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here are some examples of Renske's work. I just looked on in awe!
I tried to distract Renske so she'd leave her box of goodies behind ... but I wasn't successful. Darn!!
Don't forget our Fabric/Food Drive sale continues until Thursday. Bring in from 1 - 6 non-perishable food items and receive a 5% discount on yardage for every item up to 6 (30%).
All for now ... Happy Quilting!
Friday, April 3, 2009
This is a sale with a bit of a twist. You will have to "earn" your discount. Read on ...
Bring 1 - 6 non-perishable food items to be donated to Second Harvest (a local food bank) and receive 5% off all fabric yardage purchases (minimum ½ metre cuts) for each donation. (Maximum 30%)
Help us help those who cannot help themselves!
The sale starts Saturday, April 4th and runs
Hope to see you all soon!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The last photo above depicts the home where Renske grew up in Holland. The details are magnificent. The tree's foliage are created from thread painting. If I'm not mistaken she said that she did the thread painting seperately and then appliqued the pieces onto the quilt. Truely stunning.
Tomorrow I will post pictures from Renske's Crazy Quilt Embellishment class. You won't want to miss it! Until then ...
Because the amateur photographer was at the helm that day (me!!) some of my photos were just too dreadful to publish here. And before I could get photos of some of the samples the class was working on, they had packed everything up. Ooooops!!
As you probably know, Jo-Ann took last weekend off to get some much needed rest. Seems that while she was enjoying her R&R she came up with some kind of brilliant idea ... a sale perhaps??? ... starting this weekend. Details are sketchy at the moment so stay tuned. I'm sure all will be revealed soon. :-)
Happy Quilting ....