May 29, 2009

New Placemats

Here's one of the new books that we picked up at Quilt Market - Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More from The Quilt Branch. Their placemat pattern uses 6 half-yard pieces to mix together into 6 placemats. Also included in the book are several quilt patterns that are also made with a selection of 1/2 yard pieces. What fun! They went together really fast and looked great on my round dining room table. They were only their briefly - now they're on display at the shop. We'll be making up some kits and will have them on display in our booth at the Minnesota Quilters show June 11-13.

May 27, 2009

Quilt Market

Nancy and I went to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh last week. This is
a photo of about a quarter of the market vender area while they were still setting up their booths. We came back with lots of new ideas, some new patterns, books and notions. Some of the new items are already in the shop. Others should be coming in soon. Just yesterday we received the new Dream Green batting from Quilters Dream Company. It is made from recycled bottles and feels really nice. Fun to try new things! Be sure to come in to see what's new.