November 28, 2011


Quilt Patch Lane's Annual Open House!!

Friday, December 2nd 10am - 4pm 
Saturday, December 3rd 10am - 4pm

Stop in and see us while you are out and about this weekend. We'll have refreshments, demonstrations on new techniques and be showing off our new fabric lines. 
We'll also have some great deals on your favorite things!
Can't wait to see you!

November 18, 2011

New Line Coming...

We are so excited to be offering a new line by Lotta Jansdotter through Windham Fabrics.  Lotta Jansdotter is known for her work with Rowenta iron and Martha Stewart.  She was born in 1971 on Aland, which is a small group of islands between Sweden and Finland.

Her designs are fresh and have an urban feel to them. We can't wait to get this fabric in the shop for you to see.  If you would like to learn more about her, please visit her website at

November 14, 2011

Pumpkin Cake

I have been thinking about all the wonderful food that we have at the holidays.  Many things have changed over the years from the "staples" that were always on the table to what we have now.  A new recipe that I have discovered over the past few years is a quick a simple recipe when you have an event, a potluck, a family gathering to attend and need something quick.

1 box yellow cake mix
3 whole eggs
1 can pureed pumpkin
2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Mix everything together.  Pour into a prepared Bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees 30-35 minutes until done.

One variation my daughter has tried when she is preparing the pan is to lightly sugar the pan before pouring the cake mix in.  This creates a sweet crust on the cake.  Delightful!
Another variation would be to try a different shape for a pan other than the traditional.  There are so many out there - the one pictured is a castle!

This is one simple recipe!  Enjoy!!

November 1, 2011

Quilting Community

I started thinking about the question: why do I quilt?  Of all the hobbies that are out there, why did I start quilting.  Then I realized I love how social it is.  My girlfriend, who had been a quilter for years, invited me to come along to a quilter's group with her.  I fell in love with the fabric and the amazing tops that were being created.  Although my first block wasn't perfect, I loved the time I got to spend with the people around the room.  Learning the stories of the women and about their families was so much fun.  The community of quilters is amazing.  Besides the learning that happens about each other, techniques are taught and "tricks of the trade".

I asked my daughter, who was moving away, if she would like to attend a beginner quilting class.  She and her husband were moving to another state so he could go to school and I wanted her to have a hobby; something to help keep her entertained while he was studying.  Little did I realize this hobby would aid in the creation of a community for her.  After a few months she had made friends and they were coming to her house to sew together.

Thank you all for being a part of that in my life...whether you are local or in another country, you are part of my Quilting Community.