February 27, 2012

Putting Together a Glad Creations' Kit

We've been busy at the shop assembling kits for Mystery #49. We have the kits all ready for our Mystery Weekend sessions and are now busy cutting fabric for the Mystery by Mail kits.

Have you ever wondered about the process we go through as we create a kit to go with one of our Glad Creations patterns? We start by selecting a group of fabrics to work with. Here we've selected a group of Civil War reproduction prints and a group of Batiks. These are the fabrics for Mystery 49. We'll have information up on the website next week with all the details for Mystery by Mail 49.

Then we spend a few days at the counter - cutting, cutting , cutting.

The final step is assembling the fabrics into a package that's ready for the quilter to take home.

Sometimes it's easy, we just roll them up and tie them into a bundle or fold them into a bag. Other times there's soooo much fabric in the kit that it takes a bit of muscle and some teamwork to get them into their completed form.

Amy was so amused watching Susan & Pat trying to bundle up the Mystery Weekend kits that she decided a video was in order.
If your sound is turned on, you'll hear a bit of giggling!

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February 12, 2012

Dakota County Star Quilters

Nancy and I will be the guest speakers at the Dakota County Star Quilters meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 14. This will be in conjunction with their quilt show at the Dakota County Historical Society in South St. Paul. You can go to their website at http://dakotacountystarquilters.org/quilt_show.htm to find out all of the details. We show about 30 quilts, some older, some newer and talk about the history of our shop. We also talk about how we design our quilts. We have around 80 quilts in our pattern line now. We're looking forward to meeting new quilters, seeing lots of friends, seeing their quilt exhibit and sharing our story.