Friday, March 19, 2010

Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends

We all have them, that group of friends you can always count on to help just when you need it most. You know, those special friends who are right there through thick and thin, lending their support to help the cause. I personally have two great examples of friends helping friends that I wanted to share with you.
Most of you have heard of the "1 Million Pillowcase Challenge" that is being sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting. They have challenged quilters all over the country to make a difference in the lives of people in need who would greatly appreciate the gift of a beautiful new pillowcase. The Quilters Inn has wonderful "friends" who are rising to this challenge and have, to date, contributed over 243 pillowcases for this wonderful cause! Take a look at two very special TQI friends who have just between the two of them made 46 pillowcases!! This is what I call meeting the challenge in a big way. Thank you friends!!

Ok, I have another story about friends to share with you. These friends are the fuzzy and furry kind and they just happen to live in my house. They are my 4 legged friends and the kind of "help" they give me shouldn't go unrecognized......

Believe it or not that jumble of feet and tails and fuzz and fur would be my 2 dogs Dash and Elliot and Squirrel the cat. My sewing table has quite the sunny window spot and all three have found this to be the best place to take their morning nap. I didn't have the heart to wake the up, they looked so cozy and cute together....needless to say, not much sewing happened this day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Springtime at The Quilters Inn!

Spring is right around the corner and everyone seems more than ready for some nice weather and sunshine. It's great to see everyone out and about and speaking of out and about......

Thank you to all the Shop Hoppers who made their way to The Quilters Inn over the last two weekends. It was great seeing everyone and make sure to check our website on Wednesday, March 16 when we announce the winners of the drawings.

Everyone at The Quilters Inn is really excited about the coming week when Verna Mosquera's latest fabric line hits our shelves. This is a holiday line called "Heavenly Peace" and it's absolutely gorgeous! We will have the entire line so make sure to stop in and get your fair share!!

We also have other new fabrics in the shop that include:

Rainy Days and Mondays by Riley Blake (we also have an adorable kit available using this fabric)
Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey
Love by Amy Butler

Check out this quilt..........

One of the great things about owning a quilt store is getting to see all the amazing projects customers are working on. We love "show and tell" and that definitely was the case this week when Vilma brought in her Little Brown Birds quilt that she started working on back in 2004. Vilma came in to choose her back fabric and quite a crowd gathered around to see this beautiful quilt with all of Vilma's gorgeous hand applique and needlework.

Coming next patterns from Bari J, news about updates to our on-line store and more pictures of wonderful customers and their quilts!!

From Me To You: Diamond Jubilee II

From Me To You:  Diamond Jubilee II
Cheryl - Kaffe Fasset Fabric