Kits, Kits, Kits

Well it's that week again... Quilting in the Desert has arrived in Phoenix! On Tuesday night, the ladies participating in the event were treated to a bus tour of some of the shops around the valley, including ours. We had so much fun talking with these women, some of whom had traveled all the way from New York! Some of them even came back the next day to get in even more shopping. Quilter's are the same, no matter where they're from - they're never done shopping for fabric!

Although we were busy all week, thanks in part to Quilting in the Desert, we did manage to get some work in as well. We have been trying to get more kits put together, some old and some new, so that was our goal for this week. However, we only cut two - Raise the Roof by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. (seen below) and more Family Affair kits (the one we designed for the Quilt Sampler magazine). In case you have not been in the store lately, we do have some fairly new kits. Among them are two from Thimble Blossoms/Cotton Way - Life's Journey and Abundance (they are both really cute!) and Amalie's Log Cabin, which is beautiful! Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, we will have even more kits available.

Some other exciting news, we have received new samples in the shop straight from the designers themselves! We received two from Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie), Cracked Pots (seen below) and Sweet Tea, and Double Dare Ya Table Runner from Pam McMahon. They are all fabulous and worth seeing in person!

Hope you all have a great week! Until next time...
P.S. Sorry for the formatting, but it's late and I can't figure out how to fix it!

We're Back...

It's a new year, inventory counts have almost been completed and Jordan is finally done with school, which means it is time to start dedicating more time to the blog. One of our New Years resolutions was to write a new post at least once a week, so that is the goal! In those weekly posts, we plan to highlight one feature of the store. It could be a fabric collection, a book/pattern, a kit, a class/club, etc, along with any special events happening at the Shoppe. This week, the spotlight is on the Miss Rosie's Club.

The club, taught by Sue Maitre, began last fall. Each month the ladies make a different pattern designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Thanks to Sigrid Wilcox, a member of the club, we can share some photos of the beautiful quilts pieced by these talented women so far.

First up is the Lincoln quilt pieced by Tamami Stump, using fabrics from the Wiscasset collection by Minick and Simpson. She did a fabulous job!

Next, is the Madeline quilt pieced by Sigrid, using fabrics from French General's Rouenneries line. It's gorgeous!

We have had so much fun the last few months seeing all of the different versions of the same patterns created by each member and we can't wait to see what's next!
Until next time...