Friday, March 29, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #24

We are almost to our goal!!!  Quilt of Kindness #24 was dropped off at the shop by Sue yesterday, what a wonderful rag quilt.  

Love the color combination.  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Sale

Could not believe it waking up to SNOW THIS MORNING, it is spring and Easter is right around the corner!!  

Regardless of the weather Easter is right around the corner and Olde Towne Stitchery will be having an Easter sale on Friday and Saturday March 29 & 30.  Come in the shop and pick an Easter Egg, inside will be a sweet treat and a coupon good both days.  Coupons will range from different  percentages off your total purchase to coupons for specific items like percentages off books and patterns or widebacks.  Come in and see what your savings will be.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #22 and #23

Two lovely quilts were dropped off at the shop today to be part of our Quilts of Kindness effort.

This first quilt (#22) is a beautiful black and white quilt made by Betty.

I have been meaning to make a black and white (with a little bit of red) quilt for years.  Where is all the fabric I collected?  under my stash somewhere!

This second quilt (#23) was made and donated by Janice.  Love looking at all the various fabrics in this one.

Thanks ladies they are both beautiful.  Three more to go and these will all get delivered.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #21

This Jelly Roll Race style quilt is quilt 21 in our effort to collect 26 Quilts of Kindness.   This was made and quilted by Cindy of Olde Towne Stitchery.  Great job Cindy!!!

Just 5 more quilts to go and these will all be donated locally.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Undersea Adventure

A couple of days ago I showed the new Northcott Undersea Adventure panel that we just received in the shop.  Thursday I went ahead and put a few simple borders on one and put it up on display to help sell the fabric.  Guess it worked as two of the panels sold while I was putting on the borders.

Some people still call panels cheater quilts but with the new colors, prints and themes I would rather just think of them as a good started to a quick quilt.   We also have a couple of patterns in the shop specifically using panels if you want to do something more complicated.

Friday, March 15, 2013


When I went to the Hampton Quilt Show I wrote down the names of a few books I would like to carry in the shop.  Ordered the first three and they are in the shop now.

I like all the books but love some of the patterns in the Strip Therapy one and also many times I don't feel a border is necessary so also thought the Skip the Borders one would be interesting to have.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New In The Shop

I know that several people have been waiting for this to come in.  It is Northcott's first Stonehenge Kids line titled Undersea Adventure.   We have this beautiful panel

some coordinating fabrics...

and I have found that some of the colors of other blenders from other Northcott kids lines also coordinate well with this.

I intend on spending time today getting a couple of simple borders on one of these panels so I can display in the shop.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #20

Cheryl dropped off this beautiful scrap half log cabin quilt yesterday as part of our Quilts of Kindness Effort. This quilt is #20 that we have collected so only 6 more to go and we will see that they get donated to Hospice House, the Veteran's Home, Project Linus and our local hospital.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dragonfly Quilt

When this pretty dragonfly fabric from Blank came in the shop recently I just knew that I had to make something with it.  Finally settled on this very easy pattern that has nice big blocks to show off the fabric.

Here is a close up so you can see just why I fell in love with this fabric, love the colors, the Asian feel and also all the gold in the fabric.  

Cut some backing fabric for it yesterday so hope to get it quilted and back in the shop in the next couple of weeks.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fabric Ordering

Tomorrow I will be meeting with the P&B and Timeless Treasures fabric rep to see what they are going to be offering for Christmas.  Can you imagine having to order Halloween and Christmas fabric in January and February or as late as March and having it all start arriving May and June?    Sure wish they could be pushed off a bit but if you don't order them for delivery when they are being released you might miss out. 

Of course you don't know what business is going to be like that many months out or how the sequester is going to affect this area so it is all a guess.  It sure is fun to pick out but stressful at the same time.

Quilts of Kindness #19

Quilt of Kindness #19 was started last summer during a Leonardtown first Friday celebration.  Staff and customers made string blocks over several days and they were eventually made into this quilt that will ultimately be donated to the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home.   I finally managed to find time to get it quilted and Jane just finished doing the binding.  It is a nice effort by all.

Recent new arrivals in the shop include Enchanted Pond pre-cuts and yardage from Moda and also several bolts of new blenders.  Stop by and take a look.