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?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

We've added another design to our series of holiday designs!  I just love this one...a beautiful Menorah! It so bright and joyful!  Perfect for the celebration of lights! Pick one up today! Pre cut and ready to sew!


I'm so excited! I've got 5 great beginning quilters in my Learn to Quilt class! They were off to a great start last night learning how to measure and cut properly.  They even got a few Nine Patch Blocks sewn! Hurray!


Kate and her Beautiful block!

Laura's block is beautiful, too!

Camera shy Lorraine's gorgeous block!
We'll catch Anna and Sharon next class!Keep up the good work girls!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More fun holiday kits!

Jodi and I have been having great fun with the AccuCut Studio.  Jodi came up with an adorable turkey!  I'm working on a Menorah!  These pre-cut with fusible kits are a quick and easy way to dress up your home or give for a gift!  Only $24.99 each!

Gobble! Gobble! Too cute!

So elegant!

QuiltFlix: The Other Boleyn Sister

It was another great night at the movies!  The pre-cut kits got the girls really moving along quickly! They each finished their quilt tops!  Gigi and Didi snuck out before I could get a picture of theirs but Pat and Sue were gracious to share with us! Gracie really enjoyed her Halloween cupcakes!

Working hard or hardly working?

                      Love the hat, Pat!                         Two beautiful versions of our "victorian" quilts!


September Show and Tell

We just love when our customers stop by to show us their work!  Its our favorite part of the job!

Pat's Wildflower sampler center!

Audrey's quilt from Lacey's large scale print patterns!

Wow! A show stopper! Chris' triple irish chain!

The picture doesn't do it justice - beautiful shades of grey and yellow-green!
Just stunning, Marilyn!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Embroid A Block: Crazy Compass!

I've got a great group of folks participating in our Embroidery Block of the Month by Hoopsisters.  We've completed 4 months so far and they are just stunning.  The 7" blocks are gorgeous! We'll be running another session beginning this weekend, Sat. Oct 10 at 9:30 am.

Wilma's Beauty!

Stunning, Joann!

Way to go Gert! Love those colors!

A close up of one of Gert's blocks - love that embroidery!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another month...another row!

Well... we are just about through with 2009's Block of the Month quilt. The girls worked on Row 8 - the Churn Dash and picked up Row 9 -the Basket! Look at this months results a little show and tell!

Show and Tell! Look at these gorgeous quilts!