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Pantie Raid Progress

Tuesday morning, Nov. 30. This is the official end of our advertised Pantie Raid. However, several people have requested we extend the collection since they were away for the holidays. So of course we will! We will continue to accept donations through Saturday. Drop your Drawers!

Monday morning, Nov. 29

Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 am

Friday, November 26, 12 noon.

Wednesday, Nov. 24. 10 am

Bring in new packages of girls, boys, and women’s panties for the Family Resource Center, Inc. and get a FREE fat quarter for each pack.  Our pile is growing.  If you can’t stop by, make a donation online! Thanks to everyone who has participated.  It feels good to have an anonymous positive impact.

The Pantie Raid continues through Cyber Monday, Nov. 29th!


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Pantie Raid

Join us for a Pantie Raid!

Drop your drawers at Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics!

Help keep the community covered!

We are very pleased to be part of a group of 12 quilt shops across the country to raise money, awareness, and UNDIES! for those in need.

We will donate the panties and money we collect to our regional Family Resource Center, Inc.

Bring packages of new panties for women and children to the shop and receive a free fat quarter for each package.

We brought in a special group of fat quarters for the occasion.

You can also donate online or directly to the Family Resource Center, Inc.

We will be taking pictures as the pile grows and posting the progress on our facebook page.  Let’s show our stuff and make that pile grow.

I am very thankful for my life, love, security, shop, friends, and colleagues.  I will share my bounty with women and children in need.

The shops participating are:

Batiks Etc and Sew What Fabrics … Wytheville VA

Clever Quilter … Newfield NY

Cotton Patch Quilt Shop … University Park Fl

Keepsake Cottage Fabrics … Bothell WA

Kelly Ann’s Quilting … Warrenton VA

Log Cabin Quilt Shop … La Vista NE

The Quilted Kitty … Lincoln NE

Quilting Possibilities … Forked River NJ

Rosebud’s Cottage … White Bear Lake MN

Shiisa Quilts … Bloomington IN

Sweet Home Quilt Shop … Conyers GA

Wish Upon a Quilt … Raleigh NC


Hoffman Booth – 2 Fall Market

This gorgeous quilt is Diamond Braid by Trish Stuart.

Our pretty fantastic Hoffman rep is Kim Deneault.  (She is pretty AND fantastic.) She is showing us some “headers” or samples of new batik.  We order EVERY new Hoffman Batik.  Sitting with Kim we just decide which ones we want two, three, or four bolts of!  What fun!

I really want to do one of Judy Neimyer's quilts. This one is called Raindrops. Isn't it beautiful? It used 20 medium/light batiks and 10 dark batiks.

Cute Cute Cute! This is Letitia Hutchings of Mount Redoubt Designs. There are 4 versions for the four seasons or four color preferences. We have the fabrics and patterns on order. Let us know if you want to be on the waiting list. I love Letitia's designs. They are so whimsical and colorful.

Here's the fall version. I love the squirrel.


Hoffman Booth- 1 Fall Market

So many fantastic photos to share.  I love Hoffman Batik and they never cease to amaze me with color, design and variety.  Spring 2011’s shipment will be no exception.  I will do two Hoffman Booth blogs since there are so many great photos.

The center quilt is called Summer Solstice by Judy Niemyer.  Gorgeous.  This pattern will be out soon.

The Bali Pop quilt on the table is from Cozy Quilt designs and is titled Margarita Sunrise.

It is a free download on the Hoffman of California site.  It uses a new Bali Pop soon to be released.

IT’S HERE!  The Mango Margarita Bali Pop has arrived.

Let me know if you wish to be on a waiting list or check here for other batik jelly roll combos.

Judy Niemyer's Weeping Willow pattern is stunning in Hoffman batik. I love the one to the right also called My Old Brown Shoe by Abbey Lane Quilts. The quilt at the left will be a kit in the spring. It is very manly.

The animals hanging at the top of the brown quilt are oven mitts!  They cracked me up.  The patterns have arrived called Kitchen Whimsey.

This is Mulberry Steps and is a free download from the Hoffman site.  And but of course, we will cut the kit when the fabrics come in!

So much eye candy. Any color combo you want was represented. There were several new lemon and yellow batiks. They are hard to find because they are hard to batik and dye.

That’s enough for today.  I want to escape to my studio for a few hours.  Enjoy!  Sew!  Quilt!

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Fall Market Finds 2010 #3 Sashing Stars

This quilt was hanging in Bali Fabrics booth.  It was made by Virginia Robertson who designed many of the displays in the booth.

It is called Scrappy Sunrise and is in the December/January issue of the Quilter magazine.  The quilt is a great use for layer cakes or other collections of fabrics.

Make a similar quilt easily with the Sashing Stars ruler by Marti Michelle.  This ruler cuts the corners of the sashing so there is no need for the imprecise sew and flip corner technique.

I used the ruler in my 2010 Quilt Shop Rally Quilt and it was fantastic.

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Fall 2010 Market Finds #2

I’m going to try to do a quickie post to show you some of the yummies from Fall Quilt Market, 2010 in Houston, TX.  This is where shops go to place orders for the next six months.  It is an overwhelming array of eye candy and temptation.

It is amazing what vendors do to show off their lines and entice the customers.  A great example is this vignette of the Larkspur line in the Alexander Henry booth.  Notice how the pipe to structure the booth is covered in fabric.  Also they wired in hanging lamps.  Booth design is an art.

The teapot just grabbed me and I don’t often get grabbed by cute.  I loved the little outfits and the half size kitchen set up with vegies, teapot, canisters, etc.  No patterns, just inspiration.

I loved the fabric, too.  So it is on order.  Check out the bird on the outfit on the right in the picture.  There were lots of birds and owls at the show.  This bird spoke to me.  Let me know if you want to be on the notify list.

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This is a corner of my new Snibbles Quilt.

This is a pattern by Debbie Bowles of Maple Island Quilts.

Snibbles uses up binding leftovers, strip leftovers, and pieces too good to throw out!

The diamonds are the foundation for the sew and flip strips.  Grand fun!

I’ve used several red batiks for the diamonds and half diamonds.

The “organizing” fabric is a red and white batik by Hoffman.

I just love the thought that red is the organizer and calming influence in a quilt!

The strips are from our Christmas 2010 Batik Jelly Roll.

Another great choice would be our Winter Batik Jelly Roll for 2010. Diamonds and half diamonds of a green teal would be perfect.