Saturday, August 31, 2013

We are taking pre-orders for Acacia and Bungalow

We are taking pre-orders for Acacia and Bungalow:

Acacia


 Bungalow


Winner winner!

Hi Everyone,

We have the winner of the 2 yards of Legacy from Angela Walters:

Mr. Random said:

and 276 is:

Stephanie Blair said...
Drawn destiny in linen, I think.

Thanks to everyone for participating. Stephanie I will email you for your address.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Labor Day Sale - 20% off Moda and Riley Blake yardage and pre-cuts

In store and online. The prices are already marked down so no coupon is needed. Good until Midnight Monday 9/2 (Note: Our brick and mortar store will be closed on Sunday and Monday but online is always open).

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pre-orders for Lottie Da by Heather Bailey

Hi Everyone,

We are taking pre-orders for Lottie Da by Heather Bailey. You can find it here.


Today is the last day to enter the giveaway from Angela Walters of some of her new collection Legacy go here to enter.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Look What's Coming

Next Wednesday Acacia by Tula Pink, Bungalow by Joel Dewberry and Lottie Da by Heather Bailey will be here:




Saturday, August 24, 2013

SALE on Westminster/Freespirit/Rowan fabrics

SALE All Westminster/Freespirit/Rowan fabrics are on sale 20% off until Monday Midnight Eastern US time I even marked down the stuff already on sale. 


Here



Friday, August 23, 2013

Sun Prints Club

Hi Everyone,

If you have joined the Alison Glass Sun Prints club and you are wondering where the fabric is you are not alone. The Feathers were supposed to be delivered in July and the Text this month but they haven't come yet. I have confirmation from Andover (the distributor) that my orders were correct, yet for some reason we still haven't gotten our delivery. This happens sometimes but I am really frustrated. I have a message into my Sales Rep but probably won't hear anything back until at least Monday. That being said it usually does take us about a week longer to get things than most of the online retailers that you know because we are on the West Coast and the fabric is shipped UPS ground from the East Coast. I promise I am just as anxious for it to arrive as you are. Please, stick in there a little longer with us.

Thanks so much,
Julie

Friday Fun Day - An Interview with Angela Walters and a Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

 I am not going to say "I want to introduce you to Angela Walters", I am sure you already know who she is: Fabulous Long Arm Quilter to the Stars, Quilting Book Author, and Fabric Designer for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Maybe, we can learn a little something new about her today though....

Angela has a new fabric collection coming out in September called Legacy.



Look at these gorgeous prints:

  

Ms. Angela has graciously offered to let us interview her...

IT:  It was so wonderful to be able to attend Art Gallery's Schoolhouse at Spring Market. I was inspired by your story of the inspiration behind Legacy. Can you share that with our readers?

AW: My grandpa played a huge role in my life by showing me how to make quilts and encouraging me in everything that I did. I wanted to pay tribute to him in some way, so I named the collection Legacy in honor of him. Even though he is no longer with me, his Legacy continues.



IT: How long have you been working with Art Gallery Fabrics? How did that partnership come about?


AW: I have been with Art Gallery Fabrics for almost a year, my first collection was announced at Fall Quilt Market last year. I was introduced to Pat, the art director and founder, by a mutual friend. They have been great to work with and have really helped me develop as a fabric designer.


IT: Your books are a huge hit in our shop. Is there anything that surprised you about the process of writing a book? What is your favorite part about being a quilting author?


AW: The thing that surprised me the most was how much I loved the process. I never thought I would like writing as much as I do, so that was a pleasant surprise! My favorite part about being an author is the fact that I not only get to quilt, but I get to talk about quilting! It really doesn't get much better than that for me!!

IT:  Do you have any advice for aspiring fabric designers? 


AW: The biggest piece of advice that I would give is to stick with it. It took me awhile to get my first collection picked up, and I almost quit several times. It can be hard to get rejected, but don't let that stop you. Keep putting yourself out there!


IT: My friend Jennifer had such a wonderful time meeting you and getting some personal advice on quilting at Market. What is one thing that you think aspiring Long Arm Quilters should do to improve their skills?


AW: When I started quilting, I would practice drawing out the designs all the time. It allowed my brain to figure out how the design flowed so when I was able to get to my quilting machine, I already felt comfortable with it.




Here are our favorite fun questions:

IT:  If you could meet anyone from any time in history who would you pick?

AW: Mark Twain......I would sit on his front porch and have him tell me stories. 

IT:  Slippers or barefoot?

AW: Socks! All the time. My feet are always cold so I am hardly ever barefooted!


IT:  If you were a Superhero what would be your super power?

AW: The ability to produce a latte out of thin air.....think of how much I could get done then!

IT:  What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

AW: Pick your battles. I have reminded myself of that piece of advice in all areas of my life; marriage, parenting and even quilting. I try not to get worked up over the little stuff.

IT:  If Legacy had a theme song what would it be?

AW: I guess it would have to be Legacy by Nichole Nordeman. It talks about wanting to leave a legacy, and remembering the important things in life. I feel like Grandpa did just that, I hope to be able to do the same!



Thank you so much for being our guest today, Angela!


Angela and Art Gallery Fabrics have graciously offered to sponsor our Giveaway today. One lucky person will win 2 one yard cuts of fabric from Angela's new collection, Legacy. 



oooh fun!

To be entered in the drawing please leave a comment here telling us your favorite print from Legacy. You can find pictures and names of the whole collection here on Art Gallery's Website:

The Giveaway is open until Midnight next Friday night 8/30/13

Please remember to leave a way for us to contact you if you are a no reply blogger.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Koi and Tule

I know I am dying to get the Feathers from Alison Glass too... I know others have them ours haven't gotten here yet... we are on the West Coast and it takes 7 days to get them from the East Coast, Sun Print Clubbers please be patient I promise they will be shipped as soon as they come in.

Koi is here:


And so is Tule



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wow!

Three blog posts in one day! 

Well, not sure how that happened. We have something super fun happening this Friday. You don't want to miss it trust me....

In other news... I wanted to say thank you, again, to all of our lovely customers and darling friends. To all of you that love us even when we are human. That say nice things when we are beating ourselves up. That see us through everyday. If I haven't said it enough. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I know I speak for the girls at the shop as well.

 Our power is out but thanks to the modern miracle known as tethering I can still post this and post the Fat (quarter) Tuesday bundles. They will be here at 7PM so just click that link.

Fat (quarter) Tuesday News and Pre-view

Hi Everyone,

Today is our final blow out of Fat (quarter) Tuesday. We are going to do it a little differently. We have 20 bundles today. Yes, 20! These bundles are still one of a kind but if it is possible to make something similar then we will add more than one of each bundle to the listing. This means if you order the bundle you might not get the exact one pictured but something similar to it in color.

If you only want the exact bundle just choose the drop down option on the listing that says "If we do not have the full amount that you ordered of this item:  Cancel this item" Then we will refund you instead of filling the order with a similar bundle.It is still possible that the bundles and similar will be sold out and in that case, as always, we will refund you right away.

These bundles will be posted at 7pm Pacific US time tonight in our Fat Quarters section of the shop.







Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone QAL Bundles

Yes, that is MSBHQALB.... wow, that is a mouth full. Okay so... for those of you that haven't heard our dear friend Molli has cooked up all kinds of mischief using our friend Anne's Broken Herringbone tutorial. He made a quilt that seems to have been syndicated all over the web :)


So, of course, we offered to do some bundles for his quilt along. You can find them here.

This is just a representation, since they may vary in actual fabrics:


If you are already in the Rainbow Must-Stash Club you are well stocked in what you need to join the QAL as well. Go forth and Sparkle!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sale on sale fabrics and Gracie Girl is here.

SALE! oops I did it again.... 20% off our already marked down sale fabrics. This deal is available in the shop, today, and online until Midnight Eastern time Sunday night.

Sale Fabrics



Gracie Girl is here. I adore this super fun retro collection. I love every print. The panel is a yard that is 4 fat quarters of different mid-century modern prints. Super cool!

Gracie Girl


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday...

 Welcome to  Fat (quarter) Tuesday We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $ 20 makes them $ 1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.



Here  all gone now


Sunday, August 11, 2013

New sale stuff!

Sale Stuff!





There are 675 items in our sale section over 300 of them are new markdowns and many many things have been reduced even more than they already were... come take a look...

Sale Stuff

Our web host has been having a lot of problems lately so inventory may not be correct. There is a drop down menu in each item that allows you to tell us what to do if we are out of something, please use it if you must have a certain amount of something.... otherwise we will ship what we have and refund what we don't have.

We have a winner!

Let's see who gets some of this:

Mr. Random said:

 
and #46 is:

Nancy said...
Congratulations! My favorite is Wish FQ Bundle in Patience!

Yay Nancy! I will email you in a moment.

Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway...

Hi Everyone,

We are over at Maureen's today. So head on over and enter to win this:

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wanna Make....

So we got these in the shop:

Simply Style Honeycomb



and I wanna make this... Hexagon Shuffle





 have been wanting to make it since I first saw it at market... simple and gorgeous and free.... what could be better?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Barcelona ...

No I am not going... wish I was... This is the newest collection from Zen Chic.

 We have Fat Quarters and Layer Cakes
 
I fell in love with the architectural prints in this.

The street maps:




The pebbles:




The Cathedral Windows:


Well anyway... just pre-cuts so far but the yardage will be in in a month or two... Moda always sends the pre-cuts out so early.... if you want to see the whole collection you can find the PDF of all the swatches, and an interview with the designer, here:

http://www.unitednotions.com/fcc_barcelona.pdf

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fat (quarter) Tuesday

Welcome to Fat (quarter) Tuesday


We are doing one of a kind fat quarter bundles on Tuesdays. 12 fat quarters for $20 makes them $1.66 a piece. Here are this weeks 5 one of a kind bundles. With our website putting it in your cart won't save it for you. These are one of a kind and first come first serve. If the one you order is not available because someone got it before you, we will refund you right away.

Here all gone... sorry... next week I will change the link


Florence and Dovecote are here

More fabric.... when will it stop???? Never we hope...

Florence by Denyse Schmidt


Dovecote by Tina Givens

I will always love Tina Givens...

Talk soon!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Serendipity!

First of all Happy Monday! I know it has been a long time since I did a Happy Monday post. I just had to tell you a story about Saturday....

Inspired by a comment on the giveaway post from Saturday, thanks Pam, I decided to make up some custom bundles for sale this week. I thought I could fit some in if we weren't too busy on Saturday. It turned out I only had time to make one...

I decided not to limit myself to a certain number but to just keep adding until I had what I thought was a cohesive group that would make an awesome quilt. I came up with 16 pieces for the bundle. Then I was asking my assistant what we should name it. As I was taking photos Joanie, my assistant ,was having a conversation with a customer. They were talking about beads, Joanie also works at a bead shop once a week, and Joanie mentioned that she would love to go to Glass Beach to get some glass for making jewelry. I said "That is what I should name this bundle, Sea Glass".(cont. below)

 Sea Glass Fat Quarters and Half Yards



When we make a custom bundle we usually go ahead and cut a half yard of so that it is easy to re-create and we have a head start on any orders. Joanie wrote a note to attach to it so that everyone else would know what it was and she accidentally wrote "Sea Grass" instead of  "Sea Glass". So we laughed.... at lunch she was skimming through a new book that we got in called "A Month of Sundays" by Cheryl Arkison, who is one of my favorite people (in other words she is a super sweetheart), and she found a quilt called "Sea Grass". By this time things are getting eerie... well not really but ... serendipitous for sure. The palette in the quilt is so similar to this one I created.

So later on I was thinking about writing this blog post and I thought maybe I could find a picture of Glass Beach that has some of the colors in it that I used in the palette.  One of the first ones I found was this one from ZMEScience

Perfect... so I made a palette with Play_Crafts new version of the Palette Maker. I love the new feature of the Kona color match.


So that is my story...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's my blogiversary!

Hey Everyone,

I was sitting here last night and I realized that it is my 3rd Blogiversary. That is just crazy talk! How did that happen. You all are still around that is even more amazing. So let's celebrate with a Giveaway!

I am not selling this as a bundle on the website but let me know if you think that I should. A fat quarter bundle of Sketch... by the way we have another 13 colors coming soon they were just back ordered and didn't come with the original order...

 
You can win this fat quarter bundle of 14 prints. Just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite collection that just arrived is.

I will leave this open until next Saturday 8/10

Friday, August 2, 2013

Waterfront Park is here... and sketch and a spoiler

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft is the one collection at Spring Market I was so excited about... I mean I love them all of course but... this one really is my favorite all around... I love the Reflection Print and I love the Domino Dot.

You can find it here

I also love this amazing blender:

Sketch by Timeless Treasures

Spoiler alert... this is what I sent out today to everyone that bought the Rainbow Must -Stash club this month.

 

You can still get these ... do every month or just the months when you need a pick me up :) Here is a link