Friday, July 29, 2011

Sweet Treats

Continuing with our "Made in Minnesota" theme, we have something to share with you that is a little more tasty than the Spam! Pearson's Candy Company has a long history right here in St. Paul. Many Salted Nut Roll fans are sooo thankful for Pearson's, keeping them supplied right along with Nut Goodies and Mint Patties. So we have a sampling for all our Shop Hoppers! How good is that! Come and get them before they are gone!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here's the Latest--

This quilt is "The Craftsman".

On the left is my "Sweet Treat", on the right is the "Waffle Time" runner,
and hanging above is an apron.

This is my "Row Low".

We spent yesterday rearranging and displaying everything in our front windows and entry to highlight our "Made in Minnesota" theme. Complete with Spam! Not the junk mail type, but the meat-in-a-can type. The yellow caution tape is there as a reminder that all the fabric and kits for these samples cannot go out of the store until tomorrow. We open at 9AM, so come early! There are several more samples with patterns and kits just waiting for you. The coffee will be on and Grandma's Bakery is just across the street! We have sampled most all of their products, doing the research for you, and my pick is the Monster Cookies. Just a suggestion!
weekend hours: Friday and Saturday 9-5
Sunday 12-5

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gearing Up!

We are sorting, moving, organizing, planning and, of course, stitching!
We want to be all ready for you when Quilt MN starts on Friday.
Yes, this Friday!
So here is a little preview of 2 new quilt patterns I have designed--

First, Sweet Treat, measuring ~48 x 72. This will teach you mitered corners for the border if you haven't already picked up that skill, and makes good use of the Tri-Recs rulers by Sew EZ to make those stars with the long, skinny points. If you don't have the rulers, I have included regular piecing, paper foundation piecing, and template diagrams as alternate methods. Although, to tell the truth, the Tri-Recs is the way to go, and I'm not just trying to sell rulers!
Scenes of Minnesota farms and woods are placed between the stars.

Next is Row Low, measuring ~70x80. This is a row quilt that makes perfect use of the border print in the limited edition fabric group. It even includes the maroon and gold of the U of M! Luckily no gophers were included! But there are deer and eagles and loons and ducks all over. Rows of pieced blocks alternate with the scenery rows. This is similar to the quilt I designed 2 years ago, One Row to Go (aka Minnesota Mixer), but is bigger and has different pieced blocks.
And that's not all! We have quite a few other ideas of ways to use some of this fabric, and we are putting together displays and samples as fast as we can! We hope to have kits of everything available, as long as our fabric holds out! You can still place a request for kits or yardage, just give us a call at 651-429-1039.

See you on Friday!! Pam

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Sale

It's a great day for a sale at Bear Patch!

What day isn't?

Our 14th anniversary sale continues today and tomorrow from 9-5.

Laurel is even willing to part with some of her many beautiful samples,

for a small fee. Everything from bags to tablerunners to full size quilts.

25% off all fabric on bolts--including hundreds of clearance fabrics like these--

In-stock patterns and books 25% off

Fat Quarters and Bear Cubs--buy 2 get 1 free

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweet Treat for You!

Working hard to get some delightful ideas out of my head and into the QuiltMN 2011 fabric--this is the result so far! This one is called Sweet Treat, my own pattern soon available at The Patch. We will be cutting kits for this and others. More to follow, for sure!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quilt Minnesota 2011

Thought you might like to have another peek of a quilt sample we are working on for the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop that runs from July 29 thru August 14th. We have had so much fun working with the fabrics from Cranston- hope you will like our samples- we even have our second embroidery pattern with kits available! Did you know you can take a Convenience bus July 29th and/or 30th to visit the shops in the 2 metro sections. Only $29 per trip! Bring a friend and leave the driving to us- call to reserve your spot. 651-429-1039.