Mystery Quilt for a Cause 2015 (Round 2)

Mystery Quilt for a Cause 2015 (Round 2)

In February and March, we had the opportunity to work with Heather Spence, who helped us in hosting a Mystery Quilt for a Cause over on the forum!  This is our second time doing this event with Heather and we all just had a blast!

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Photo by forum member quiltsbylaurel

We love any time that a quilt can have a special significance and we love what Heather Spence has brought to this mystery quilt experience.  You can find her story/experience here:

blogheaderThis pattern is called “Check it Out” by Heather Spence and will be available for purchase soon through Heather Spence Designs.  We’re really impressed by all of the beautiful quilts that were finished!

Enjoy this gallery of quilts completed by some of the Mystery Quilt for a Cause 2015 Participants on the MSQC Forum!  Thank you to Heather Spence, RJR Fabrics (who created the kits) and all who participated to make this a wonderful event!

Throwback Thursday: Exploding Block Quilt

Throwback Thursday: Exploding Block Quilt

Guess what day it is?! That’s right, it’s Thursday! Time for another throwback here at MSQC. I love looking at all of the beautiful quilts posted on Quiltsby.me, like this gorgeous Lattice Quilt done by user @NURSEAE.  Isn’t it gorgeous??

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday #msqctbt tutorial, we’re going back to the Exploding Block! This is one of my personal favorites and it’s so fun to make! Have you made any projects using this block?

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If you have an Exploding Block quilt or project you’d like to share, go on over to Quiltsby.me and post your project using the hashtag: #msqctbt

We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful projects! Make sure to come back next week to see if your quilt was featured!

If you are new to Thowback Thursday and/or Quiltsby.me, here is a previous blog post that can help!

Happy Thursday and Happy Quilting!

Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Exciting things are happening here in Hamilton!  It’s starting to look and feel like spring, the sun is shining (most of the time) and Downtown Hamilton is looking better than ever!  Recently, our new quilt shop opened, called the Batik Boutique.   That’s right, we’ve filled an entire shop with beautiful batiks!!

 

Batik is a special dying process for fabrics, where wax is used to resist the dye, creating a beautiful pattern and texture.  We’ve found that when a customer loves batiks, she really LOVES batiks.  So, now you’ve got one special spot to be surrounded by all of your favorite batiks!

Here’s a little tour of our Batik Boutique!

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Gorgeous, rich colors with tons of dimension and beautiful prints!

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Our shelves are almost filled up!  We’re getting new fabrics every day!

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Look at how rich and beautiful this batik chevron quilt is!  Wow, we love those deep navy fabrics!  It has so much depth and movement, which is definitely an advantage to working with batiks.

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Batiks can be so fun when they are paired with a black solid fabric!

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It’s amazing what can be done with this batik technique!  Look at these patriotic prints that add yet another layer of interest to these fabrics!

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Of course, we also have some fantastic precuts of your favorite Batik fabrics!

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I especially love batiks that are bright and cheery like these ones!  We have every color of the rainbow!  This is a great way to add a little extra dimension and interest to your quilt instead of using a solid fabric.

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Browse our entire collection of batik fabrics!  On your next visit to Hamilton, we hope you’ll stop in to the Batik Boutique and say hello!

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Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Quilts teamed up with FreeSpirit Fabrics, STC Craft Books and 7 incredibly talented quilters/bloggers to create a 60”x60” quilt using Denyse’s Modern Solids Fat Quarter Box and inspiration from traditional quilt patterns.

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The results are just stunning and we’re so glad to have these quilts on display in our Penney’s Quilt Shop this week!

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Improvisational Pineapple Quilt by Heather Jones

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Big Top Quilt by Faith Jones

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Terrazzo Quilt by Lee Heinrich

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Woodcut quilt by Holly DeGroot

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Paper Lanterns Quilt by John Adams

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Buzzed Birds by Latifah Saafir

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by Megan Bohr

A photo can never do a quilt justice.  Come on in to the Penney’s Shop and have a look for yourself!! :)

We’re all going MAAAAAAAAAD!!

We’re all going MAAAAAAAAAD!!

If you’re a basketball fan, then the beginning of spring is all about MARCH MADNESS!  Well we’ve done our own version of March Madness and you don’t have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it… or even break a sweat!

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Check out all the details HERE.