July 24, 2010

Family fun

What a glorious day for a wedding. Nancy's middle son is getting married today and we could not have asked for a nicer day. Carol has come from Tennessee for the wedding so it's been a fun week of chatting, reminiscing and of course eating lots of Glad's chocolate chip cookies. Life should get back to normal next week.
The class schedule is at the printers. You should be getting it sometime in the first week of August. There will be some fun new classes offered and of course all of our basic classes. Annemarie will be hosting a new club called the Groovy Girls Sewing Club and we will be starting a new session of Scrap Tamers. Signup day for classes is Thursday, August 12. Signup for Scrap Tamers club will be Saturday, August 28. Just a reminder that we will be closed Thursday July 29 for inventory.
The Quilt Minnesota State shop hop starts on Friday, July 30. Be sure to come and visit us during the shop hop. You can pick up your passport at the first shop you go to. Come and see the new fun samples we made using the shop hop fabric.

July 3, 2010

Wedding Star - ready to quilt!

I finally finished piecing the Bali Wedding Star quilt for my son's wedding. I shipped it off to Carol on Monday for quilting. It should be back just in time to get the binding on - the wedding is July 24! I know some of you have seen it in process so I'll try to have it in the shop for a couple days around July 15 - 17 for anyone who wants to see the finished product (sans binding!). I'm expecting that the UPS man will bring it mid day on the 15th.
This was another great pattern from Judy Niemeyer. It's foundation pieced using a really neat strip piecing technique. The blocks went together nicely after following her pressing instructions which were planned so that all the seam allowances would wedge.
Thanks to Judy for a great pattern.