April 30, 2009

Shop 'til You Drop

Today is the first day of our 12th Annual Quilt Shop 'til You Drop - Twin Cities Quilt Shop Tour. Hoppers are having a great time going from shop to shop and collecting steps for the "Great Expectations" quilt designed by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods.

There are 7 shops included in the hop - all around the Twin Cities area. If you visit all 7 shops, you'll be entered into a drawing for some fantastic prizes. We've had a few folks who completed the tour and turned in their passport this afternoon!

If you're thinking of making the rounds, there are still 2 days to go. You can find the list of participating shops on the Glad Creations web site. You can pick up a map to help you get around at your first shop. All of the shops will be open Friday May 1 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturday May 2 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hope we'll see you!

April 5, 2009

Mystery Weekend #43

Susan and I had a great time teaching 4 sessions of Mystery Weekend #43 during the month of March. We can finally reveal the quilts! Susan made her quilt using an assortment of "skin" prints and jungle themed coordinates. I used a selection of batiks. We'll be getting a pattern ready - hopefully around June 1. We'll also have kits available in both of our fabric selections when the pattern is ready. The name of the quilt is Log Cabin Shuffle.

Participants in all 4 of the Mystery Weekend sessions brought fantastic show-and-tell to share. It's so fun to see how creative and productive everyone is! We snapped some photos of the quilts to share. Enjoy the slide show below.

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April 3, 2009

Chubby Charmer

I just finished making the Chubby Charmer bag from Quilts Illustrated. Made it with 12 prints from the Black, White and Red All Over collection from Windham fabrics. Its a great bag--really big. Great for toting all kinds of things with you. It has a nice square bottom so will hold a 9" x 13" casserole or a pan of brownies! Would even hold both! Now if I only had time to cook. Come into the shop to see the sample.