Monday, September 12, 2011

Played Hookey To Sew

I took the afternoon off today to sew, what fun!  Our Groovy Girls club starts on Friday and I still had a couple of samples I wanted to get done so I used that as my excuse. 
Terry Atkinson has a fun new pattern for an E-reader cover that I was adapting for my iPad (come to Groovy Girls and I'll give you my changes).  I've decided I'd much rather follow someone else's pattern than design my own because I just like to sew, sew, sew! I had to keep stopping and measuring and crossing my fingers that it would fit when I got done (no trial versions for me, just on to the finished one out of the perfect fabric). 
It turned out fabulously, although it's difficult to tell from the photo - black fabric and black iPad, not an ideal photo op. Luckily the contrast of our darling Callie saved the picture. I guess you're just going to have to stop by and see the real deal. Now I just want to keep sewing and make a matching camera case and flip video camera (if you can turn your head sideways, check out my first video attempt during my Beginning Quilting class on Facebook)
Instead, I've been helping my sweet husband figure out how to link our Blog to Facebook...hope that goes as well as my Ipad cover.
Do one thing every day that makes you happy - I sew

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July Sales Event runs Wed. - Sat.

Spent the day putting up Christmas decorations for our Christmas in July Sales
Event that starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday. I felt like I was back in
California, wearing flip flops and getting my Christmas tree in 80 degree

Come check out our great Christmas fabrics (as well as Fall and Halloween) and
draw your discount to see if you've won a free fat quarter, 20% off a holiday
kit, a free class or one of our other holiday deals.  Thursday, during our
Stitchery Clubs we'll be showing you our new holiday hand embroidery and wool
projects.  Also, if you'd like to learn how to embroider, we'll have a basic how
to class.

Saturday will be Demo Day - At 11:00am I'll show you how to make Christmas cards
with our new software and your embroidery machine.  1pm will be a how-to on
fusible applique, used in many of our Christmas projects and at 3pm, I'll show
you how to use the popular and addicting Twister ruler to make great gifts.

I'm not sure if Santa will be stopping by, but his reindeer have been busy
making cookies for our fun event and the Christmas music will be blaring!

See you there,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vending at Ankeny Quilt Show

Had my first taste of how much work it is to set up a booth for vending!  I'm going to have to get more organized and have a better plan if I'm ever going to get good at this.  The bright side is the great projects and beautiful yarns I took will make up for my lack of experience in booth design. Stop by the booth to say hi! and pick up a coupon to use at the store. Show hours are Fri. 9-6 and Sat. 9-4 at Faith Baptist Bible College

Friday, June 10, 2011

July/August Newsletter is online!

Wow!  Another newsletter is on the website and boy-oh-boy is it full! 
A few signups worth mentioning here:
Fall retreat sign-up is going on now
Strip N Stitch Bus Trip

A couple of special events:
Baby Lock Sale
Christmas in July
The Ankeny Quilt Show

Enjoy some summer fun with Quilter's Cupboard.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Lock Sale!

Mark your calendars!  June 17 - 25 Baby Lock sewing machines will be on sale for 30% off suggested retail.  This is the perfect time to upgrade!  Call today to make an appointment for a test drive, or stop by anytime!  515-963-8758

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Don't miss our Batik Lover's Sale this Thurs. - Sat. May 19-21!

Don't miss our Batik Lover's Sale this Thurs. - Sat. May 19-21! 

All batik yardage including wide backs are 20% off. Hugh selection of batik fat quarters are only $1.75 each.

We've cut our own special 2 1/2" strip sets and charm packs and are offering spectacular prices on these beautiful pre-cuts. Just for fun, we've put together rolls and packs of yummy small batik pieces in 1 yard and 2 yard grab bags.

Back by popular demand are our batik scrap bags, great for the knitted or crocheted purse and for clothesline baskets. Flat folds in larger cuts are perfect for quilt backs and jacket linings at only $8 yard.

Spaces are still available in our Easy Quilts with Pre-cuts class coming up June 6 & 13  and our Beginning Quilting class starting Tue. May 24. Both classes are perfect for Batiks. A Little Something Jacket is a great unlined jacket that looks really fabulous in batiks - class is Wed. June 22 & 29