November 12, 2013

More Retreat Fun!

I know that I posted some great pictures from the retreat already, but my friend Dawn put this together after we got back - what a great and fun way to put all the pictures together...this was such a fun retreat!  I can't wait for the next one. My daughter wants to get back to come to one of these...until then she keeps trying to do quilt retreats on her own - we all know quilting is WAY more fun with friends!  
Blessings on your day!

November 2, 2013

Good Times!

This past weekend we had such an amazing time!  These women are so much fun!  Early to bed, early to rise - makes for some really fun quilts being started and finished!  These pictures just capture a glimpse of how much fun we really have during the days/nights that we're together.  It's the perfect way to get away and get stuff done!  
 As you can see from the windows- the scenery while you are working away is beautiful - everyone has lots of space to work.

 Another beautiful masterpiece being created!
 It can get intense from time to time...
 And...always lots of laughing while Sally and I play and show the ladies a fun new cell phone purse!
 It Zigs...It Zags!  What an awesome new quilting tool!!
 A great demonstration by Sally on how the zig zag ruler works.

 Set up a little place in case anyone forgets anything, or wants to start something new

If you would like to do a retreat - give us a call at the shop!

September 8, 2013

Sundance here we come...

We are at it again!  We have a great weekend planned at Sundance Mountain Lodge coming up in October. 
In beautiful Coolin, ID - we will be staying Thursday, October 24th through Sunday, October 27th at this great lodge. 
For only $230 for the entire weekend, we'll be staying in great accomodations, have amazing food from their chef, spend quality time with one another and finish up all those projects we have been dying to finish and just needed some time.

If you have any quesitons - please give me a call at the shop!  We only have a handful of spots left and once it's filled, we can't take anymore, so reserve your place today!

April 25, 2013

Oh what a wonderful time we had...

We spent last weekend at a retreat center about an hour or so outside of Spokane.  It was so beautiful and the weather was fantastic for a change.  
 As you can see, we worked diligently through the day finishing up on all those projects we've started and just haven't had time to complete yet!
 Also, at each retreat, one of the gifts we give to registrants is the ability to make their own scissor charm.  It's made with beads by YOU, so you get to mold it to your personality.  This is always a big hit.
 We got one final shot of everyone there that day.  
What fun we had...

April 6, 2013

Lumpy Binding No More!

In looking through some Quilting Magazines (this article, thanks to American Patchwork and Quilting October 2001) we had laying around the shop, we came across this great article about how to eliminate the lumping that we so often get in our bindings.  Enjoy!

March 31, 2013

Cute Shop!

One of our customers, Mrs. Besser, buys fabric from the shop and turns it into these GREAT little girl clothes.  She is selling them on  Her shop name is Tot Frock and if you thought quilts were beautiful with this fabric, just check out these cute clothes - all her own designs!  

March 21, 2013

Bias Binding

I am posting this great clip on how to do a bias binding that we learned at the Retreat the first weekend of March.  Enjoy!!