What a busy few days it's been setting up for the Spokane show! You'll see that the booth comes with only a concrete floor and and black curtains. It involves many hours of getting ready to make it feel like my store. I thought you'd like to see the progression of unloading all these goodies from my shop!
Stop by the fairgrounds all you local quilters! I'd love to see you! (And see if you recognize anyone from the very last picture!)
Who can resist these darling kiddos in their hats? These are shots of my three grandkids who live in the midwest. The newest one is only five weeks old and already a fashion diva! The pattern for the hat is "Jack and Jill" by Izzy and Ivy Designs. What a great way for my daughter to spend her maternity leave...sewing!
Meet the new twister! Never tried it before? Check out this tutorial from Moda Lisa. Pre-order now for delivery in mid-July. We sold out of the first shipment in just ONE day, so get your order in early. Find this new tool in the Notions section of our online catalog or here.
"Holly Lane" has five holiday theme houses. House and the beautiful Holly border are all EASY piecing--NO templates! Applique is FAST fusible web. The quilt measures 73" x 63" finished size. This is a six-month BOM beginning July 2010. You will receive all the patterns and fabric to complete the top along with the binding as well as the special fabric accessory packet. The cost is $25/month plus shipping for six months. We are using the Fancy Hill Farm fabric by Robyn Pandolph and will be exactly as pictured . . . no substitutions. 20% discount on backing if ordered when joining. Join today and have your quilt ready for next Christmas!
We will be creating a purse using Texture Magic; a fun new product that changes an ordinary piece of fabric into a designer bag! Contact us either by phone (467-0133) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this class.
The third week of our month-long birthday celebration begins today, May 17th and runs through Sunday, May 23rd. This week we are offering all BOLT ENDS at 50% off original price. Wow! Now that's a bargain you can't afford to pass up! Shop early for best selection.
God has truly blessed me with a wonderful husband, 3 great children, 2 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 10 of the most beautiful grandkids on this planet! They all showered me with these beautiful gifts for Mother's Day. I am so grateful. Life is good!
The second week of our month-long birthday celebration begins today, May 10th, and runs through Sunday, May 16th. This week we are offering all books, patterns and magazines BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (of equal or lessor value). Sale price limited to stock on hand; sorry, no rainchecks. The discount will be taken upon receipt of order. They never go on sale, so grab yours today!
What a delicious treat for Mother's Day! Try this Strawberry Salad, courtesy of allrecipes.com.
Ingredients 1 head Romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and chopped 2 bunches fresh spinach - chopped, washed and dried 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced 1 Bermuda onion, sliced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 T. white wine vinegar 1/3 cup white sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 T. poppy seeds
Directions 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, spinach, strawberries and sliced onion. 2. In a jar with a tight lid, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, milk and poppy seeds. Shake well and pour the dressing over salad. Toss evenly until coated.
Quilt Patch Lane is having a birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been 7 years since we opened our business. We want to thank our customers by having a month of savings. Each week this month we will be offering a different special. Week One - May 3-9, all charm packs, jelly rolls and panels will be 20% off the original price. Sale price limited to stock on hand; sorry, no rainchecks.
This weekend's show makes three in a row! The trailer is ready to go. Mr. Quilt Patch has it loaded down with fat quarter bundles, new kits, and lots of bolts of fabric. We'll be in Ritzville on Saturday, May 1 from 9 am to 5 pm. We'll be at the Ritzville Grade School Gym, 601 S. Chelan (exit #211 from I-90). Local quilters, please come say hello! I'd love to see you.
Here we are on the road again. This time we're at the Odessa Quilt Show. Stop by and see us at the Odessa High School Gym: Friday April 23 from 10-7 pm and Saturday April 24 from 9-5 pm. Again, if you see Mr. Quilt Patch Lane, tell him he has great hair and you'll get a free fat quarter!
Sometimes a girl just needs a little chocolate to go with her quilting projects. I made this mousse the other night. It's unlike other recipes in that it's not made with sugar. I've been eliminating sugar in my foods and I'm feeling great!
8 oz. low fat cream cheese
8 oz. low fat cottage cheese
1 1/3 C. skim milk
1 pkg. sugar-free chocolate fudge pudding mix
8 oz. Lite Cool-Whip
Blend first three ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth. Slowly add chocolate pudding mix until blended. Fold in Cool-Whip and chill for three hours. Sew while waiting. Scrumptious!
Come see us at the Moscow Quilt Show this weekend! We will be at the Latah County Fairgrounds: Saturday, April 17th from 10-6 and Sunday, April 18th from 12-5. Local quilters, stop by and tell Mr. Quilt Patch Lane that he has great hair and you'll get a FREE fat quarter! How great is that?
My friend Sue made this darling flirty skirt for one of her granddaughters. The pattern comes from the Better Homes and Gardens Fast & Fabulous Quilting Ideas magazine. She used the new Summer Song fabric by Riley Blake Designs. It's been great fun to sew with Sue lately and see her projects. Thanks so much for sharing your picture! Do you have a great picture of a Quilt Patch Lane-inspired project? Send it to me here. It just might appear on the blog!
Just a few weeks ago I announced my first annual Quilt Patch Lane Retreat May 14-16th at the Ross Point Retreat Center in Post Falls, Idaho. Price for the weekend including meals is $140 per person. Call 509.467.0133 or e-mail me to reserve your spot by April 15! We have space for just a few more. If you've never been on a retreat, it's a wonderful time to recharge and spend some time with your hobby.
Looking for a new Easter recipe? This braided bread from All Recipes is an easy way to vary your traditional Easter dishes. You don't cook the eggs beforehand, but cook them when you bake the bread! The eggs can be dyed to make a darling centerpiece.
Getting ready for a show takes lots of prep, so I get good help from my little granddaughter you see here! This weekend we are at the Three Rivers Convention Center (7016 Grandridge Blvd.) in Kennewick, WA. We were here on Friday and will be here all day Saturday from 10-5. Stop by, local quilters! We'd love to see you.
We all had a great time at the Claire Handbags class on Friday. One session was in the morning and one was in the evening. Not too bad to leave with a completed project in just a few hours! They look great, ladies. See you next time.
It's official! The Quilt Patch trailer got some permanent make-up today! No longer just a plain white, it now sports the Quilt Patch logo wherever we go.The next trip is on March 25 in the Tri Cities, so honk if you see us on the road!
This is a beautiful new Block of the Month designed by Marti Michell with Maywood Studios. Pictured here is Block #1. The quilt is made using the new Wild Rose fabric collection. This is a 12-month program. The price is $21 (plus shipping) for each of 11 months and the 12th month is FREE. The program began in February, but you are welcome to join at any time! Each subsequent block will be shipped the first Monday of the month. See the QPL website for more details on the program, but keep checking back as additional blocks will be posted here.
I couldn't help but snap a picture of the crocuses trying to bloom in my front yard. Don't you just love the signs of spring all over? So, to celebrate the coming of spring, leave a comment on this post and you'll enter yourself in a drawing for a QPL gift! Leave your comment by 8:00 PST on Sunday night; I'll announce the winner by Monday morning.
Do you wish you had more time to work on your projects? I know I do. A weekend away just to focus on my craft sounds wonderful! I'm delighted to announce the first annual Quilt Patch Lane Retreat May 14-16th at the Ross Point Retreat Center in Post Falls, Idaho. A beautiful setting on the Spokane River as well as wonderful accommodations create the perfect backdrop for this weekend getaway. Price for the weekend including meals is $140 per person. Call 509.467.0133 or e-mail me to reserve your spot! Space is limited.
I'm so excited to offer you two opportunities to make the Claire Handbag pictured here from Lazy Girl Designs. The class is on Friday, March 19th from 10 am - 2pm or the same class repeats that night from 6-10pm. All it takes is 7 coordinating fat quarters to complete the purse. Class fee is $20 and held onsite at 8023 N Panorama Drive. Call (509) 467-0133 or email to register!
Tuesdays are busy around Quilt Patch Lane! I open my store on this day once a week from 10-6 for local quilters who want to see the fabric in person. I also host quite a few quilt groups and customers by appointment throughout the rest of the week. You just never know who is going to walk through the door!
One thing is for sure though: everyone is happy to come and that's the best part of my job. My little granddaughter pictured here loves to stop by for scraps for baby doll quilts!