August 30, 2008

Make 2/Give 2

September is National Sewing month. I just read about a fun idea on the Lazy Girl blog and thought I'd pass it on. Lazy Girl Designs suggests giving a gift of 2 tote bags to a friend sometime in September. One is for your friend, the other is for your friend to give away. You can enjoy the joy of sewing and giving a hand made gift. The friend also can enjoy the feeling of giving away a hand made gift. She even has a description of how to wrap it. What a fun idea. On her website, she has a free pattern for a "With love tote". This is a large tote which could be used for many things. She has added some instructions for boxing the bottom if you prefer that kind of bag. If this sounds like fun, check it out. You can also subscribe to her blog so you can read about other fun ideas she has. Her website is Click on her blog and go to Make2/Give2.
Have a nice labor day weekend. Susan

August 13, 2008

Bear Tracks on track!

I've spent the last week trying to weed through stacks of paper and tie up loose ends that got overlooked in the chaos of the last few months of art fairs. And, better late than never, I realized that the latest Glad Creations pattern never got added to the website! it is up. Be sure to take a look.

August 8, 2008

Minnesota Shop Hop

We're having a great time with the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. It's fun visiting with the many quilters who are touring the state! Everyone seems to be having a great time getting out to visit shops that are their regular stops as well as shops they've never visited before. Quite a number of hoppers have already completed the 16 metro shops and have gone off to visit shops around the state.

We still have lots of the Quilt Minnesota fabric available in most of the prints. Here's a photo of the tablerunner that we designed using the fun Minnesota motifs along with nine-patches. We have a pattern and a kit available.

We're busy with plans for the fall. We have some fun new classes scheduled and are busy getting the quilts finished up for the fall Mystery Weekend and Mystery by Mail.

Have fun hopping!