Open House - Saturday
August 20, 2022 -9:00 - 4:00pm
Our Fall Open House Sale!!!
Are you ready for our annual August Open House?? Saturday, August 20, 2022 – from 9:00am until 4:00pm is the Day!!! Fabric, books, patterns, notions, jellyrolls, layer cakes, charm packs, kits and pre-cut fat quarters (as well as bundles) will be 25% off regular price. Our Yard Sale Fabrics will be discounted to $5.00 each.
Wendy, Valerie, Sam and I have been busy during this HOT summer getting samples made from our newest fabric collections. We have our newest quilts hanging – hoping to inspire you to start your next project!! These quilts feature Beautiful Day, Copper Canyon, Memoirs, Astra, Morning Light, Effie’s Woods, Bermuda Batiks, Frankie, Lady Bird, Songbook, Kansas Trouble, Nantucket Summer, Merry Little Christmas, Carolina Lilies, 30’s Playtime, Plum Fusion and Quilt Trail fabric collections. We of course are continuing to make more samples of the new patterns and books that have arrived during the summer.
Many of you know that our friend and teacher Linda Banker is currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer – we ask that you continue to lift her up in prayer for healing and strength. My husband has just finished his radiation and chemo and we are waiting on a scan to see when he begins his immunotherapy. I have been out of the shop for basically the last 3 months – working just a few hours here and there while Wendy, Sam and Valerie have done an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly!! I am so blessed to have them in my life and thankful for all they have done! I am also thankful for each of you and all your support and prayers during these last few months.
We had a staff meeting and decided to change direction this fall – instead of offering classes we will be hosting free sit-n-sew days. These days are open for you to bring your friends, machine, travel iron and your own project to work on. We are always available if you have a question, need a little guidance or just a fabric opinion; however, these days are just a great day of sewing with friends and of course a great opportunity to make new quilting friends – very laid back, no deadline pressures, just being inspired by each other and sharing your talents. We will have a few designated days that Amy Golden, Valerie Racer, Wendy and I will have our favorite projects that we will be sharing for those that are interested in sewing with us
Sit n Sew with Amy Golden - Thursday – August 25, September 1st, 8th and 15th and Saturday – September 3rd, and 10th These are our designated days to work on Quilts for Kentucky – Our Fall Challenge – Our friends in eastern Kentucky are struggling with all the devastating floods. Evelyn Morgan from Quilt Heaven in Grayson, KY was at the shop for a Mystery Harvest Shop Hop Meeting and was sharing some first-hand experiences with some of those that were trapped for hours in their home waiting on rescue as well as the loss so many had suffered. So, I have challenged each of you personally, the guilds you belong to and all of the participating Mystery Harvest quilt shops to donate finished quilts for Kentucky. I think this is a great time to use our talents to help those in need and yes, I am well aware of all the many different great charity quilt projects going on but am asking to please consider helping us on this challenge. Please drop off finished quilts anytime before October 1st at the shop as Evelyn has graciously agreed to take them at our October 3rd shop hop meeting and be in charge of the distribution. (We will be taking quilts until the end of the year – but this will be our first deadline for delivering) Amy Golden will be on hand during Open House signing up volunteers to help create beautiful scrappy quilts to comfort those in need. She will have many different opportunities for you to share your different talents.
If you would like to Sit-n-Sew with Valerie on Tuesday, September 6 and September 20th – 10-3:00pm – she will be making a Carpenters Star Quilt and will share her tips and tricks on this beautiful bed quilt – check out the one she pieced from the Carolina Lilies collection!
Sit n Sew with Phyllis and Wendy – We will be sewing on the pattern Tangled – (we used Lady Bird by Moda for our sample) this is a great scrap buster or use jellyrolls - Tuesday October 11th and 18th – 10:00-3:00pm
Sit-n-Sew’s will be open on all Thursday’s through December 15th 10:00-3:00pm with the exception of September 22nd and 29th for shop hop – remember to sign up to guarantee we have a seat for you (feel free to call and check availability if you find you have an opportunity to come on a day you haven’t signed up for – we may have an opening left) Hope you will pick a few days and join us – remember – this is a great way of letting us help you if you have questions on a project you are working on, or if you just need help figuring out a ruler – we always enjoy helping if we can!!
Don’t forget the Mystery Harvest Shop Hop – September 28th through October 1st. We will be doing sneak peeks of this year’s exclusive panel on our Facebook page. ***Here is a sneak peek of the fabric collections we are expecting to arrive between August and November Buttercup & Slate by Corey Yoder; Kaffe Collective ’85; Pansy’s Posies by Robin Pickens; Nutmeg by Basic Grey; Rendezvous by 3 Sisters; Songbook II by Moda; and Dwell by Camille Roskelley.
See you soon!!
Phyllis, Wendy, Sam and Valerie