Friday, July 30, 2010

Quilt Minnesota 2010

Let the fun begin!
Today marks the start of the annual statewide quilt shop hop, running through August 15. We have several new quilts on display, including 2 designs available exclusively at Bear Patch. Above is Star Light by Emmaline Design. It is 72" square and kits are going fast. The pattern is available, and would also be great for charm packs that you might have collected. Our second exclusive design was created by Mary Herrschleb (MH Designs) and features hand embroidered blocks in a wallhanging quilt made of these great blue and white fabrics. It is also available as a kit. We do have yardage of the special edition prints by Holly Taylor for Moda, but supply is limited so don't delay! We have a special gift for each person bringing in a passport to be stamped and there are great prizes in store for visiting stores all over the state. Visit the main website for details. We also have special trunk shows on display, so don't miss out! Our hours: Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday and Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kids for Quilts For Kids

Today we had some special customers in the store, 2 young ladies who helped their scout troop use their talents to make a donation quilt for Quilts For Kids. They are members of Girl Scout Troop 51213 from White Bear Lake, MN. There are 15 members of the troop, and they did a good job putting this together.

On the left is Hannah Muntifering and on the right is Sophia Forliti. Sophia's mom, Stephanie (in the black shirt) is the troop leader. Darlene Nelson (in the white shirt) is a local longarm quilter who was key to making this happen.

Darlene made up the blocks and then taught the girls how to put them all together. She quilted it for them on her longarm machine. Beautiful! It's a perfect project for helping these girls learn about fabric and creativity and community service. Here's the badge they were each awarded:
We thank all of you, your quilt will make some other child a little happier on a tough day. FYI, Darlene can be reached by email at in case you want to know more about this project and her quilting.