Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh, she is here!!!!!!!!! Yes, that beloved lady is here and her name is Maxine. Super panel with most of her most memorable sayings and a few coordinates to go with it is now in stock here at Quilts n Gifts in Bluffton, Indiana.

Robert Kauffman has created this new fabric and believe me it is funny and so much like her.

I just came back from a quilt show in Chesterfield, Indiana and what a wonderful group of ladies. It was fun and the quilts were exquisite. Now, what did I find? boxes with new fabrics plus Maxine that I will start getting on the shelves today. After all, we are open today until 4:00pm so might as well work.

It is that time of the year were we do our spring/summer contest. Well, this time we are doing purses. We will be accepting purses for our contest starting Monday May 24th until Saturday June 5th, 2010. On Monday June 7th until Saturday June 19th, 2010 the voting begins. Like before, you can enter as many purses as you want and if you want you can let us know which pattern you used in the event that a friend asks us which pattern that is. There is wonderful prizes for the winners of our spring/summer contest.

I know you are all planting gardens but take a few minutes out of the sun and visit your friendly sewing machine and get that purse that was started a little while ago finished and enter it to win a wonderful prize. Like always, purses will be numbered as no name will show in order to vote for the purse that you like a lot and be fair to all of the entries.

Take a few minutes or an hour and do a ROAD TRIP to Quilts n Gifts in Bluffton, Indiana and see all of the new fabrics that are starting to arrive in our store. Take care my friends and like always our store number is 260-565-4438 or cell 260-273-2611 for any questions or concerns. Don't forget the Quilters Den.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quilters Den at your service now.

Hello my friends, I know you are wondering who is the lady at the left picture, well she is Teresa Fields. Teresa is a pattern designer and her patterns go under the JWD Publishing and she is in the store teaching a class on her latest tote bag the Snap, Grab & Go as I spend some time with you right now.

This is a great pattern with a wonderful detachable vinyl liner, eight pockets, key fob and guess what? it is reversible.
Now, how sweet is that. Yes, I hear your question, we have the pattern in the store as we speak.

Also, in this blog you are going to see pictures of the on going class that Teresa is teaching on our new and exciting Quilters Den.

For those of you that do not know what the den is all about, is our new and exciting room with 11 individual stations just for you to sew, laugh, talk, therapy and in other words our very own hang out place and all of this is for you to choose when you want free of charge. Not the classes though, well most of the classes are at a very low nominal charge.

As you can see, we have one of our friends doing some basting on a bag that she will be working today too.

We have started to place quilts, purses, wall hangings etc. all over the room but there is still room for more and definitely we are working on it.

Now, just received this week, Alex Anderson Masterpiece threads from Superior. The colors are just wonderful. They look like candy with those great colors. Aside from the 600 yards spools we also have 3,000+ cones that are great for piecing and we do not have to change spools because we ran out so often.

Remember, reservations are going now for our 4th. Annual Quilters Reunion to be held on September 12th, 2010 here in Bluffton, Indiana. It will be held at Timberridge Country Club and our guest designer this year is Karen Montgomery. Karen is a pattern designer as well as fabric designer for a fantastic fabric line, Timeless Treasures.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 event with doors opening at 11:00am and lunch will be served at 12:30pm to give time to all of you, our friends, that are traveling from a distance and for all of you, our friends, that church service does not end till later in the morning. Tickets this year has not changed from previous years. It is still $30.00 for the whole day and, yes, lunch is included.

Remember, tickets will not be sold at the door since we have to give the country club the number of attendees by September 1st that will make our due date August 31, 2010.

You can call the shop at 260-565-4438 or cell at 260-273-2611 anytime for reservations or any other question that you have.
I know, you are wondering is Mary crazy or what? No, I am not, so with that said and done, friends remember to reserve a space to have your quilts quilted with Sweet Toni for the Christmas season. We are running now at 4 to 5 weeks time frame. It is our pleasure to be able to assist you with this service here at Quilts n Gifts in Bluffton, Indiana.
Well, fabrics are starting to come in again and Spring market will be here in a few weeks. Yes, we will be there getting excited and recharging the batteries of energy so I can let all of you know what is new and exciting in the quilting world.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon here at Quilts n Gifts in Bluffton, Indiana, but, if you need help or have a question, please do not hesitate to call us at the shop at 260-565-4438 or my cell at 260-273-2611.
Take care and happy sewing, mary