November 2, 2018

A note of thanks to all of our loyal customers!

Nothing lasts forever!  It is with mixed emotions that we have decided close Glad Creations sometime after the 1st of the year.  We opened the shop in 1976.  That’s 42 years ago.  We never imagined that we would still be in business in 2018.  It has been a wonderful and fulfilling adventure.  We have become friends with so many people, worked with beautiful fabrics, learned new techniques and have loved inspiring and teaching others.  But we have decided that it’s time to turn the page to the next phase of our lives, retirement.  We talked to several quilters who wished to own a quilt shop.  Isn’t that everyone’s dream?  But as of now, nothing has worked out. 

Our plan is to run our shop as usual until the end of 2018.  We still have some classes coming up and new fabric coming in.  We have a huge shipment of Hoffman batiks on the way, some reorders of our Aboriginal prints and a new group from Moda called Voysey, based on some prints from the Victoria and Albert Museum.   We will start our liquidation sale on the 1st of the year, during our annual New Year’s sale.  Our yearly staff quilt show “Our Color Story” will be on display from January 1 – 12.  Sad that this will be our last show!  What a wonderful staff we have been blessed with.   We plan to continue marketing the Glad Creations pattern line.  Final plans for how that will work are not yet determined. We will be working out the final liquidation details and will let you know of our plans through our E-mail updates and on our facebook page.  Be sure to follow us!

And a special word of thanks to all of you for your support and your friendship.  We have shared joys and sorrows, laughter and grieving with so many of you.  You have become like family.  We will miss you and can’t thank you enough for your friendship.

Nancy and Susan

January 2, 2017

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 16

The last block!  When you finish this one you can start assembling your quilt.

Here's my fabric selection: 
  • Roof & Chimney - Fur
  • Roof small - Fur
  • Tower - Cherry
  • Windows - Creme
  • Cross - Lustra
  • House - Cherry

Assembling your quilt
If you haven't already printed out the instructions for assembling your quilt, use the link above to get there.  The instructions tell you the length to cut the sashing and borders.  Just a tip - measure your quilt rows before cutting the sashing strips.  If your rows turned out to be a different length than is listed on the pattern, change the length of the sashing strips accordingly.  Same with the border strips - measure your quilt, then cut the border strips to length. I'm sure you all know this but when sewing your sashing and borders - pin first, then sew.  This will all help you to end up with a nice flat finished quilt.

Have fun finishing up your quilt.  I'm sewing mine together and after quilting, we'll have it on display in the shop.

Thanks for playing along,

December 30, 2016

Ruby Quilts at Glad Creations

Ruby - the gemstone for a 40th anniversary. Our staff challenge for 2016 was to make Ruby Quilts to honor our 40th Anniversary. Judging by the number of quilts that were turned in, everyone loved the idea.  Who knew there were so many different kinds of red! We've just completed hanging the show.  The quilts will be on display through January 11, 2017.  It's a great show!  Stop in to see it if you can - or enjoy our slide show.

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December 26, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 15

Note as you get started on this block: Be sure to follow the piecing sequence for the roof sections. The first step is to add the 2-3/4" background squares onto each end of the 14" x 2-3/4" roof section with a diagonal seam. Add the 14" x 7" roof section to the unit you've already sewn, then add the 7-1/2" background square to the roof section.  This technique make the upper roof section float a bit.

Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle 

  • Roof - Gris
  • House - Rose
  • Pinwheel Dark - Raspberry
  • Pinwheel Light - Creme
  • Tree - assorted Greens and Teals
  • Tree Trunk - Fur

Keep having fun! Only one block left to go when you've completed this one!


December 18, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 14

This week's block is a quick one.  If you've been keeping up, you're almost done!  Here's a tip: after you sew the half-square triangle units that make the sail, square them up to 6-1/4" from raw edge to raw edge.  They'll fit perfectly into your block.

Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle:

  • Flag - Geranium 
  • Sails - Kraft
  • Mast - Fur; 
  • Boat - Eggplant
  • Waves and Water - Sky
Keep quilting,

December 11, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 13

Today's tip: Be sure to follow the instructions for making the leaves (step 2) so you have mirror image leaves.  Some of us might have been hurrying along too much and made all of the leaves facing
the same direction.

Oh well, it didn't take to long to fix it.

Here's my fabric selection for those of you following along with the Moda Grunge fabric selection:

  • Leaves - Decadent
  • Flowers - Sunflower for the larger circle and Raspberry for the center 
  • Roof - Papaya 
  • Half-square triangles - Papaya 
  • House - Vert
  • Windows - Creme
  • Bird applique: Beak - Sunshine; Body & Tail - Cobalt; Wing - Sky; Eye - Eggplant
Have fun!

December 4, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 12

You'll have this block together in no time!  It's just a couple of quick nine-patches featured in a large four-patch block.

Here's my fabric selection if you're following along with our Moda Grunge bundle:

  • House Roof - Eggplant 
  • Houses - Jade 
  • Chimneys - Kraft
  • Nine-patches - Aqua - I used background for the light squares in the nine-patches as listed in the cutting instructions.
Keep working on your blocks! Only 4 more to go when you've finished your nine-patch house.