Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015

If it's May, it must be Spring Market - and we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What a beautiful, very friendly, city! Betty enjoys taking me on a forced march every where we go. We discovered Loring Park in Minneapolis. It's so beautiful!

Enjoying the scenery was nice... but we're here for a reason!

There is so much to see! Market can be overwhelming, so we have developed a plan. We spend the first 2 days walking the floor, trying to see everything. We might purchase patterns and notions that catch our eye. But fabric buys are made on the last day. It's a system that so far has worked for us.

So this was just day 1 - we were able to visit with Lynette Anderson and Gail Pan, 2 of our favorite designers - both of whom are going to visit us in Canfield! Lynette is planning on stopping by this November and Gail next May. So excited! We'll have more details over the  summer, watch for shop samples showcasing their talents!

We found a great little tool for piecing fun fast projects, it's called Basix and you can make lots of different looks, like these:

We'll have a demo ready by the end of May!

Tomorrow's another Market day - can't wait to see what we find then!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Our 3rd Anniversary!

We are so blessed to have been able to celebrate another anniversary! If you haven't stopped by the shop lately, you're missing lots of additions...

Kelly works Tuesdays through Thursdays, Susan joins us on Mondays and Fridays. On our late days, Tuesday and Thursday, you'll find Erin straightening all the fabric and helping customers. And on several Saturdays a month, Catherine is a welcome addition to our staff. Our daughters, Katie and Helen, are also recruited to help when not in school.

We discovered a wonderful pattern designer, Gail Pan and added several of her patterns and books.

I grabbed a pattern from this book for a baby quilt we recently finished:

So cute...

And now Gail's latest Christmas book is on its way!

I'm so looking forward to this!