Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Brand New Year

Thought you caught us napping, did you? C'mon now, you know us all better than that! It's just all those fabulous holidays, plus reorganizing the shop, a new puppy, and before we knew it it was January 15th! How did that happen? I'm sure you can all relate... right?

So there are a couple of really great things to blog about. Drum roll, please! If you don't already know, The Quilter's Inn was chosen by Better Homes and Gardens to be one of the top ten quilt stores for the Spring Quilt Sampler! Whoooo hooo!!!

And now you have to be very impressed with how long we were able to keep this a secret! We had a visit in October from Nancy and Elizabeth and two photographers (sorry guys, can't remember your names) from Better Homes and Gardens. They spent most of an entire day with us, and were absolutely delightful. So stay tuned for the release in May. You can pre-order your copy now by calling or emailing us. How fun is that?

Then right around Christmas Jane went online to a site for long-haired dachsunds, and fell instantly in love. And she wasn't the only one, but some of us already have a dog, or cats, or...Anyway, it wasn't long before Dash arrived. He is just adorable, as his photos will show. He isn't exactly a store dog, but he does make frequent visits. One day you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him. He gives great kisses!

So we can't do a blog without mentioning fabric. So many new deliveries! Our UPS guy, Shane, never complains about all of the boxes he has been bringing us, and always greets us with a smile. We chuckle over the fact that he always wears shorts, even in the last huge rainfall. He's extremely good natured.

So the newest beauties include lots of Kaffes, Valori Wells' Sole Flannel bright flannels (think quilt backs, pajama bottoms, nightgowns), and the Laurel line from Moda. Just gorgeous!

Bonnie Roach was just here and bought pieces of the new Party line from Makower UK. She's planning to make Diana and Laura's Party Time Table Runner (From Me to You patterns) to use whenever her grandchildren visit for their birthdays.

One last thing, and then we'll save some info for the next blog. And hopefully it won't be so long til the next one. Stay tuned, and check out our newsletter and classes on our website.

Cheers, and thanks for your support during the holidays, and always. We appreciate every one of you--yes, you know who you are.


PamKittyMorning said...

WOO HOOO!!! I'm so stinken happy for you. The shop was absolutely CRAMMED with delicious fabrics. It couldn't happen for a NICER bunch!

Can't wait to see what else the new year has in store for you!!

Mar said...

Be still my heart, Dash is ADORABLE!! Congrats on the Magazine gig!

grammy said...

Jane, it was so fun to open the paper this morning and see your smiling face! Wonderful article about the shop. Glad "Dash" made it safely to his new home.

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