Friday, September 19, 2008

We have saved a spot for you!

This is just one example of many wonderful designs by Linda Hohag that can find a place in your project bag.  Linda's company, Brandywine Designs, publishes numerous patterns and books that can be chosen for this class, taught by the designer!  Her technique of starch application to prepare pieces makes them suitable for either machine or hand stitching, and she will cover both in class.  Linda has been featured in popular quilting magazines and her fabrics are exceptional.  We usually have to turn away students for this class, but right now you can call and reserve your place.  Class is Friday, October 24 from 10 AM - 2 PM.  Cost is $30.  Call 651-429-1039

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fun Times!

We have been hanging and moving and changing samples all over the store to get ready for all our new classes.  25+ new quilts and add to that all the smaller items:  jackets, tree skirts, table runners, bags, etc., etc.  Registration starts tomorrow morning bright and early!  It is always a fun day, quilters arriving early to reserve their spot in line before breakfast, lots of friends and conversation, goodies to help you keep your energy up, and the promise of many wonderful new quilting adventures!  Just look at these happy jacks!  Don't you need them at your house?

Or spark your wardrobe with a new jacket or bag!  The little crayon bag is a bag of creativity for any little person on your Christmas list.

And how about getting a start on a quilt that will undoubtably become a family heirloom?  We have just what you need!

See you tomorrow morning!  We have lots of eye candy (and that's not just Bob)!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sew Red Tea and Designer Trunk Show

Have you signed up yet for the "Sew Red Tea" event? Designers Terry Atkinson and Linda Hohag will join us at a special tea and home tour on Saturday, September 27th. There are 2 seatings- 11 am and 2 pm. Your entire $25 ticket will go to the American Heart Association. Our Silent Auction will also begin on Saturday, September 27th and run thru October 25thth. Our employees are busy sewing special items for this auction. I am meeting with Marilee this evening to finalize the menu- I know it will be spectacular! Sign up soon as space is limited!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Baby Cooper

Oops! Here's his picture!

Debbie and new grandson- Cooper

My newest grandson was born while I was in Switzerland. I finally got to see him Friday evening. He's already 2 weeks old. We now have 3 grandsons and a grandaughter!

More Switzerland Pictures

Thought you might like to see some more pictures!

Debbie and Laurel's Trip to Switzerland

Laurel and I had the very unexpected pleasure of winning a trip to Switzerland to sew on the new Bernina 830. What an incredible time we had! We were at the factory for two days of sewing and touring. We got to see how everything is made- did you know that all Bernina feet are hand finished! We went to a chocolate factory, bought lots of Swiss made wool yarn and even had a great Cheese Fondue Dinner with fellow Bernina dealers. Flowers were everywhere you looked. We went to several towns- Bern, St. Gallens, Steckborn, Stein on Rhein and several others. Laurel was a very patient teacher as she tried to teach me how to knit socks- I am really good at scarves and want to branch out. I am ripping for the 10th time! Because we made the Swiss Trip we will be one of only 3 dealers in Minnesota to get the new 830 machine in September. You should stop in to see the life-size poster- the machine has a 12" sewing bed and a huge bobbin and no bobbin case! We even got to go to Mr. Ueltschi's home- his family has owned Bernina since it was created- for a visit. We were really tired when we got home. We had been up for 25 hours. What a trip!