Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grids and Grommets!

Jodi taught this adorable tote bag with grommets. The bags turned out just great! Perfect for the beach!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring at QC

Girls' Night Out was well attended. Forgot to take pictures but remembered as the ladies were wrapping up! Getting ready for our 5th anniversary celebration! Looking forward to big doings on May 9th to celebrate!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baby, Baby, Baby!

Joann's grandson, Anthony, was born with a cleft lip. After meeting with his surgeon, Dr. Hoffman of Staten Island University Hospital, she learned of the prevalance of this disfiguration, not only in under developed countrites, but here in the US as well. Dr. Hoffman spoke about those living in poverty here as well as in latin America. After hearing Dr. Hoffman stories of babies going home wrapperd in towels - even paper towels, Joann was moved and of course felt each child should have a quilt! So a group of our Friday night strippers got together and made baby blankets. Now it will become an ongoing charity for our shop. If we are feeling an economic pinch, just imagine those already in financial need? Dr. Hoffman is taking our first group of quilts with him this week to South America. The next grouping will be distributed here in New York by the not-for-profit organization called Newborns in Need. Want to help? Sew with us on May 16 at 10 am.

Our Country Wedding Ring quilt class is moving along! The students have their checkerboard blocks together and began making their bias stems! Applique is next!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mark and Me

I almost forgot! I wanted to post this picture of Mark Lipinski and myself from the MQX show! He certainly is a hoot! Thanks for posing Mark!

Learning to Quilt By Machine

We've got a fabulous group of beginner quilters this quarter! Kate, Kristen, Lisa and Debbie are making head way on their quilts. The Nine Patch Blocks are done and last night they learned how to make half square triangles! Yipppeee!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Crazy April...QuiltFlix, Guest Teachers and MQX!

I've gotten away from blogging with this very busy month at the shop!Yikes! But I'm getting back on track! We kicked off our new class called "QuiltFlix" - a combination of quilting, dinner and a movie in place of our international mysteries. The ladies were treated to dinner and a viewing of "Under the Tuscan Sun" while making a great quilt! Next month's "QuiltFlix" is Sleepless in Seattle!" Reserve your seat today! It was packed ...almost standing room only! Then Anita Grossman Solomon came to visit and teach her fabulous Old Italian Block quilt using her neat and quick paper piecing technique! The group loved it! Sorry you missed it? Anita will be back in May to teach her Arrowhead block! Why not join us? Ellen and I snuck up to New Hampshire to the MQX (Machine Quilter's Expo) show. What awesome machine quilting! We were in awe! We had lots of fun and had breakfast with Mark Lipinski! He's terrific and shared with me some great ideas! I'm including a few photos of the tremendous quilts we saw! Maybe if we keep practicing....