Sunday, December 27, 2009

Quilting Row By Row - Last Class!

We wrapped up our BOM - Quiltin Row by Row this month!  Several of the ladies had their rows together and are ready to start putting on their borders!  Can't wait for next years!  Join us as we will start the Washington Medallion with Pam as the instructor on January 16th. Call or stop by the shop to register today!

Linda L.'s quilt

Sue-Ann's quilt

Ann's quilt

Althea's quilt

Beth's differnet layout!

Quilter's Crossing Annual Holiday Customer Appreciation Party!

On Sunday, Dec. 6th, we held  our annual Holiday party!  As usual we had an awesome turnout!  A great time was had by all!  Just our way of saying "Thank you for your support all year" to our customers!

Even the husbands stay a while!

The kids had fun!

Linda, Joan, Barbara and Rosemary had a great time visiting with one another!

Happy Holidays!

Jen was festive as always!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pieceful Garden

We've got a great group of ladies making this beautiful applique and pieced quilt.  So far they've gotten their leaves pieced and learned back basting from Ellen to complete their applique. I can't wait to see them finished! Here's a tease!

Welcome, Kathy Stipe, Baby Lock Educator!

This past Thursday, we welcomed Baby Lock educator, Kathy Stipe.  Kathy demonstrated our fabulous new Evolution serger with its Extraordin-aire threading and the Ellisimo embroidery/sewing machine. She was very informative and we learned alot of tips! Sorry for so few pictures, I was overwhelmed and forgot until late in the day! Stop by and check out these great products!

Quiltflix: Steel Magnolias

This month's Quiltflix was one of my all time favorite tear jerkers...Steel Magnolias. With the  precut kits, the ladies are flying thru them and leaving with a finished or almost finished top!

Quilting Row by Row! Only one more to go!

THe Quilting Row by Row BOM is up to their final row.  We met last Sunday to learn to piece a pretty twisted star block for the final row.  Next month we'll finish up with sashing and a flying geese border.  Look how last months rows are coming along!

Sue-Ann's baskets are done!

Carol's finished her leaves!

Linda shares her lovely baskets!

Brownstone Quilt Show - November 6 and 7th

Julie and I had a wonderful time at the Brownstone Quilt Show held last weekend in Allendale, NJ.  Over 200 beautiful quilts on display! We were proud as so many were from our instructors and our students- many were prize winners! Way to go!! Congratualtions to all of you!

Our booth

Another view

Anja recieved Honorable Mention!

Lacey won for her protrayal of Lymes Disease using her Sizzling Circle Technique.

Kathi's prize winning Starlight Retreat! Her first ribbon! I know their will be many more!

Kathi's Tilt -A-Wheel

Gert's quilts

Debby Siccardi's winner! Beautiful!

The other side of Debby's winning quilt! Wow!

Kathi's One Block Wonder...Stunning!

Sue Zuniga's winner! Such beautiful applique!

Our friend, Jim Helms of Woddstock Quilt Supply!

Colleen and her buddy, Bob Silverman of Woodstock Quilt Supply!

Our friend, Sue Zuniga manning the door prizes!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary Heritage Quilters!

I was thrilled to be invited to the Heritage Quilters of the Hudson Palisades 30th anniversary party! After a morning of classes, where two of my instructors, Beth Jones and Pam Capen taught, they had a delicious luncheon. Marion Piehler, Boots Breden and Mary Kennedy - 3 of the charter members, were present and shared their memories of the guilds humble beginnings. Long time member, Rachel Kaufman, shared a display of all her antique notions and sewing machines.  Very cool! It was so good to see this event well attended.Kudos to the ladies who organized the event...thier favors of quilted wallets and fabric cupcakes were adorable!  I have in my heart a soft spot for the Heritage Quilter as that is where I learned all about quilting!  I wish them another 30 + years! Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Breakfast Club - Eggs Benedict

  Despite the torrential rain we had a great turn out for a rainy morning at 8:30 am! The other highlight was that several ladies had their quilts done from last month! Way to go! This month the quilters were treated to Pumpkin Pecan waffles. Delicious! They also recieved a pattern by the same name! Next Breakfast Club meeting is Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 am.  Why not join us for breakfast, enjoy the demo and then sit and sew the day away! Next month: Mexican Fiestas Eggs and pattern.

Didi's Eggs Benedict

Melanie's version

Linda's baby sized portion!

More waffles anyone?

This month's pattern: Pumpkin and Pecan Waffles!

We're Drafted!

Last Thursday, Lisa, Robin and Gigi, Army wives from Westpoint, drafted us into helping them sew tote bags for other Army wives who will be attending a retreat this spring. The totes are made from the husbands' uniforms!  Several customers turned out and the girls were so thankful for the help! Want to help?  We'll be working on the totes again on Nov. 19 at 10 am!  It's a great cuase supporting our troops and their families!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Great Holiday Gift Idea!

Fall/Winter Designs
Check out these adorable candle cozies we've designed using Amazing Embroidery Designs. One for every holiday and season! Pick up  a CD with the embroidery designs at QC and make them for the holidays for the teacher, the coach, the dance instructor and even the mail person! Only $36  for 4 designs and we'll include the cozy pattern for FREE! Embroidery designs are formatted for a variety of machines - Baby Lock, Viking, Pfaff  and Bernina! Get yours today!


Spring/Summer Holidays

Fall Fling at Hemlock Point Lodge

I stole away with a group of customers for a weekend retreat in Thompson, PA at  Hemlock Point Lodge.  A beautiful setting! We thought we would enjoy the fall foliage and get some sewing done, but instead was greeted with snow when we arrived! Despite the cold temps, we enjoyed the comroderie, the good food and got lots of sewing done! Maybe you can join us next time?