July 2011 at the Emporium

4 Aug

It’s been an incredibly hot and dry summer and there’s no sign of any changes. We’ve been cool in the shop and have enjoyed a lot of time with our customers. I’ve created a wonderful Smilebox presentation showing you the events that we had at Quilter’s Emporium this month…Strip Club, Block of the Week, Classes, Sew-Ins, and more!

Enjoy the slide show…all you have to do is click on this link.

July Smilebox

In the meantime, Pam finished our shop sample for the Cotton Club Block of the Month which will start in September! Fabulous!

See you soon! ~~Rose Ann~~

NEW Janome Machine coming—-the journey continues…..

15 Jul

Janome Dealers have been keeping their ears to the ground….it’s coming. The newest innovation from Janome. In just 49 days, Janome will reveal the latest Top of the Line machine in sewing and embroidery!!! I can’t wait!

To see some of the machine’s features as they are revealed, you can sign up to the link at
http://janomespecials.com/the-journey-continues/

~~~Rose Ann

FAT QUARTER FRENZY Saturday, July 16!

15 Jul

OK Quilters! Put on your hat and wear your shades (you’ll get a free gift when you do–limited supplies) and get over to Quilter’s Emporium for one of their rare Fat Quarter Frenzies! The sale starts at 10am and all fat quarters are on sale! Buy 20 for $30. Batik FQs, buy 10 for $17.50! Every bolt of fabric will be on sale between 15% – 75% off! One yard minimum. Kits on sale, Jim Shore on sale.

See you on Saturday!
~~~~Rose Ann

Carolina Lily Class on the 4th of July weekend!

2 Jul

We are always happy when our friend, Paula Barnes from Bonnie Blue Quilts, comes to teach at Quilter’s Emporium!  She’s such a talented teacher and designer!  Enjoy the slide show of the class–maybe you can make it to the next one!

Paula Barnes’ Carolina Lily Class 

~~Rose Ann~~

June Fun at Quilter’s Emporium!~

2 Jul

We’ve had such a fun month at Quilter’s Emporium!  I created a Smilebox of some photos to share with you that will show you some of the fun that we have had.  Hope you enjoy it!   Just click on the link at the bottom of this post and it will take you right to the pictures.

Quilter’s Emporium kicked our new Wool Applique Club in May with a great turnout..and we were delighted to have Cynthia Regone speak at the club’s June meeting.  What a great job she did in answering all of our questions! 

As always, tiaras and feather boas are in style at the monthly Strip Club!  At the June meeting we announced our first Strip Club Sew-In to be held in July.   Later on the same day, we will follow up with our second Jo Morton Sew-In!  Both are planned for July 23 and it’s going to be loads of fun! 

Not for the faint hearted…we will have our Summertime UFO Pajama Party on July 16.  THAT’s going to be a great evening of eating, sewing, shopping, games, and last but not least….quilting! 

It’s always a great day at Quilter’s Emporium…come and see!

Rose Ann

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d6a55314f544d344d7a493d0d0a&blogview=true

2011 Spring Market was amazing!

19 May

I just got back from Spring Market at Salt Lake City and I have so much to show!  I’ve noticed a definite uptick in the appearance of new, young designers!  Fresh fabric designs, quilts and more!  Whew! It was a lot to take in!  We plan on including lots of new, fresh designs and quilts in the shop!  Would you like to see some pictures?   Amanda Murphy is a relatively new fabric designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  Bright, youthful, juicy colors!   She has a wonderful new Block of the Month that we will start in September.  You’ll see pictures of that soon.

Veranda by Amanda Murphy
Veranda fabric by Amanda Murphy

Meg from Crabapple Hill did it again!  Her designs are fabulous!  Halloween is big at Crabapple Hill and you will find her patterns at Quilter’s Emporium this week (as soon as the boxes are received from UPS)!  Calendulas Patterdrips Cottage was the focus quilt – great!  And then you know, she has designed some fabric for Lecien!  Congratulations Meg!  

 

Calendula Patterdrip Cottage
Calendula Patterdrip Cottage
 

 

Witch's Boot
Witch’s Boot

The Witch’s Boot was such a great design as well.  Can you tell I like Halloween?   I love that Meg has incorporated crayon work in her designs.

Rachel Ashwell has a new Shabby Chic fabric line, which I bought, and she has a new design book!   It was wonderful to meet her.  

Of course Moda Fabrics is front and center with their great fabric and debuted several new block of the month programs.  We are incorporating one from Edyta Sitar, a shop favorite in our fall line up, and it’s not for the faint hearted! 

Farmer's Market Block of the Month

Farmer's Market Block of the Month by Laundry Basket Quilts

Spring Air – Cool!

31 Mar

I know we are in Texas but it has actually been really warm these past few weeks!  Now THIS week…..whew!  It’s been soo cool!  Lover-ly~!  I have been working hard on new projects lately and I finally got the Featherweight that I bought at Festival last year out of the box.  Well, it’s only been, what 5 months!   Yikes!   Carefully I wound the bobbin then threaded the machine.  I put some scrap fabric in the machine and away we went.   Nice, nice stitch!  Still smells musty but sews like a dream!   Featherweight

And my sewing room is almost finished…well the construction is complete, but it’s not totally organized otherwise there would be photos on this blog.  But I’m getting there.  Joey, our new puppy helps were he can.  He’s just the cutest thing…

Joey

Here's Joey!

This picture is of Joey when we got him in December.   He was only 2 months old and just a bit over 2 lbs.  Yes, he only has one eye.  Don’t know what happened to the other one.  He has a permanent wink!  At Christmastime, his favorite place to rest was under the Christmas tree!  He was our little gift.

Joey under the tree

I promise to write more later on.  Gotta get busy again! 
~~Rose Ann~~

Relay 2011

28 Mar

Hey everyone,

By now I’m sure you all know I’m on a Relay for Life team this year. For those of you that don’t, Relay for Life is an event created by the American Cancer Society geared towards raising hope, awareness, and funds for cancer research, patients, caregivers, and survivors. As a caregiver, I have seen cancer second-hand. My mother, Linda Myers, is a two-time cancer survivor and a personal hero of mine. When she was diagnosed the first time, I was a freshman in high school, and we immediately determined we would not only fight this thing together, but we would join the fight to help others by supporting the ACS and participate in our first Relay for Life together. As head of the survivorship committee and the leader of many teams, my mother has been an inspiration to many and helped so many people through their struggles with cancer. She truly is an amazing individual.

She is the reason I relay.

Now through April 29th, I’ll be continuing to take donations to reach my goal of $1000. I started out this year’s Relay with a goal of $500, which, with the help of the amazing staff and customers at QE, I was able to raise in just ONE DAY! I have since doubled my goal to $1000, and I am looking forward to exceeding that goal as well! I’m asking as a friend, as a caregiver, and as a family member for you to dig deep and give what you can. I’m a proud supporter of the ACS and the fight for more birthdays.

To donate online to my personal page please follow this link: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11PL?px=19399078&pg=personal&fr_id=32392

And to donate to my Team’s page (The Momma’s in Pajamas), click here: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11PL?team_id=852277&pg=team&fr_id=32392

I will also be taking donations at QE and selling opportunity tickets for the beautiful Spinning Wheels quilt Karen Humphrey (our team leader) machine pieced and quilted. Opportunity tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. Second prize is a limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Scentsy burner.

Thank you everyone for your amazing support!

-Max

Inspiration

19 Sep

I just wanted to say “thank you,” again to all the people who complimented my work on the Strip Club quilt today. I had so much fun making it and I’m glad everyone enjoyed it. I’m truly in gratitude of the wonderful responses. If I had been told years ago that I would be not only making quilts but designing and appliquéing my own patterns, I would have thought you were joking.

I wanted to talk a little bit about the quilting bug and how deeply it has burrowed into who I am. As I told Rose Ann just a couple weeks ago, I love working at this shop and I love all the staff and customers I feel so privileged to work with on a near-daily basis. When I started this job, however, I knew nothing of quilting and had very little knowledge or practical application sewing (save a couple of impromptu Halloween costumes here and there). The time I’ve spent here has taught me so very much not only about quilting, but about friendship, about helping others, about helping myself. I can honestly say that I will never be the same after all the amazing people I have met and have experienced.

So again, thank you to all the wonderful people out there. You are what makes this job fun and exciting. You  inspire me to do what I do.

-Max

Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle

26 Jul

This is a bonus project that you will attach yo-yos to. So cute!

Saturday morning was so much fun–we now have twenty-nine members of the Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle!  I can’t wait to see the first “Show & Tells” next month and see how many of the Prairie Women use their “Make Do” piece of fabric.  If you missed the meeting, your pattern for the first quilt is behind the front counter with your name on it and I hope we see you on August 21 at 11am.  Holler if you have any questions.    ~~Pam
pam@quiltersemporium.com

"Leap of Faith" is made with 2 pieces of fabric.

Pam demonstrates the Flying Geese x 4 method

Eager "Prairie Women"! Welcome!