All the way from Chicago!

All the way from Chicago!

Guess what happened this weekend in the Shop…

We had a lovely visit from one of our forum members.  It was so exciting to meet her and put a face to a name.  She came all the way from Chicago….

Patticakes was her name, and fabric buying was her game. (har-har, I know…I am hilarious)  Seriously though, it was a wonderful surprise and I so enjoyed visiting with her.  She brought along her boyfriend and his friend and they were especially good sports, hanging out and letting us ladies jibber-jabber!  (It is our specialty, you know.)  🙂

She picked out some pretty gorgeous fabric too I  might add.  She got her hands on the new Whimsy line (by the Fig and Tree Co.) and she also got the Eden (Lila Tueller) fabric she needed to make the new quilt Mom just finished  (I will post pics soon, I promise!) Much more too, though we promised to keep the total hush-hush.  We take care of our girls, you know.

Anyway, thanks a million for making the trip to see us, PattiCakes!   Just so you know,  she is as sweet as her name sounds.  🙂

Here’s to another great week ahead…one more day/week closer to Spring!

****By the way, the pic at the top of the post is a random image I got off google.  Wouldn’t that have been the perfect Valentines present!?!? A pink sewing machine.   Dang, I wish I was that lucky!

I hope you were.  🙂

Another Disappearing nine patch…

Another Disappearing nine patch…

Okay, so the truth is out.  I LOVE the disappearing nine patch.  I have been raving about it like a crazy woman in the shop.

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Seriously, is this not the BEST boy quilt you’ve seen in a while!?!?

Another thing that I just adore is when someone I have talked to about it, brings  back something she’s made and shows off her quilt top!  Those things combined equals the best.day.ever!!  😉 This amazing lady (who chose to conceal her identity 🙂 ) has already made two of these quilts.  (yes, I said two..and I think she’s planning on a few more!)  Her first was with the Soiree charm pack (Lila Tueller) and it was so darling!  Well, I just about had a fit when she brought this quilt in…..using our new Micheal Miller fabric and some bright Moda fat quarters!  I love how BOY it is….and how bright and fun it is!  Thanks Mystery Lady for stopping by to give me my very own show and tell!!

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Me and the disappearing nine patch = Best Friends

So, thanks again for stopping by to say hi and don’t forget to sign up for our giveaway…..and join us in the forums!!

{I promise we don’t bite…not too hard anyway!}

Friday, already?

That means it’s time to announce a winner of our Fabric Free for All! Congrats Quilt Hollow! The Mary Engelbreit-Recipe for Friendship Charm Pack will be headed your way soon!

The prize for this week’s topic is a Woodland Bloom Charm Pack. (LOVE Lila Tueller!) So come join us in the forum for your chance to win!

If you don’t know what the heck we’re talking about (you’re not alone,) let us explain!  Each week we have a giveaway for ANYONE who responds to a simple question we ask on the community forum.  All you have to do is be part of the discussion and you’re automatically  entered to win.  Add a pic to your post and you double your chances!

For full details about the Weekly Giveaway, click here.

To learn how to register and use the forum, click here.

There’s a new giveaway up RIGHT NOW, so come join the conversation! See you there!

~Misty

Lila Tueller’s- Soiree

Lila Tueller’s- Soiree

Spring is in the air and with a little help from Moda you’ll be able to squash those winter blues and bring in some sunshine.
Let me just give you a little snippet of awesomeness. Check this out!
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Lila Tueller‘s new line Soiree is love in a cake layer. Seriously, I could die. Check it out here!

We are in love here, as is evident from our Quilters Daily Deal Anything with a French name gets us all twitterpated. 🙂

Sew nice to meet you….

We have had a wonderful day here at MSQC…..we started the morning off by having our Applique Class and our shop has been buzzing with activity ever since.  I am so impressed with all of the things/projects that are keeping you all busy this winter and love, love, LOVE to see them!  (So keep on sharing….either bring them in or upload pics in the forum)

I know many of you are new to quilting and we want you to feel at home and comfortable here.  *a little secret….So am I.  (new to quilting, that is)  Shhh..  I have been around quilting my WHOLE life, (or sewing for that matter) and I was “the” daughter that hated sewing NEVER thought I would like this.

“Hey Ma, look at me now”, I scream.  I can’t get enough!!!  Fabric won me over, that’s for sure….If they didn’t have so many amazing fabric designers, I wouldn’t have given up my teenage rebellion quite so easily.  🙂  But Heather Bailey…Anna Maria Horner…Sandi Henderson…Lila Tueller…(just to name a few)  Did me in!!

Much to my Mom’s delight we opened a quilt shop.  I really thought I would just be the brains….Nope.  I got sucked into the fabric industries paws, and I am hooked!

So, really ladies….that is why we are here.  1.  because I am a sucker and can’t get enough and 2. we want to share EVERYTHING we know (in my case isn’t much) but Mom knows alot!!  and 3rd….DUH,you are SO gonna get sucked into it too!

Don’t be shy.  Join us in the online community, let’s sit down and chit chat…..this really is gonna be fun.  Tell us what you want more of.  What you can’t stand…..what you can’t get enough of….you know, just some good old girl talk about the hobby we all love.!!

Can’t wait to see you there..er, here.

XOXO, Sarah