It's been a whole week since we got home and we've only rearranged one corner of the store. I think we may have underestimated how much work this is going to be :/

This is what we've accomplished so far:

(We moved the crib into the classroom to make more room for all of the reproduction fabrics :))

In the meantime, we also got in the new Kansas Troubles line, 'Summers End,' and Anna Griffin's new Christmas collection, 'Georgette Christmas.' The pictures for both are up on the website.

Until next time...

It's Good to be Home!

We're back! After a LONG week of driving a 3100 mile circle around the west I am SO glad to be home. It was a fun trip, but if I never see the inside of a hotel room again, it'll be too soon! The driving wouldn't have been so bad, except I had to share my seat with the princess of the family. My parents' favorite child, the dog (Gracie), had this elaborate bed set up for her that took up 3/4 of the back seat.

However, she decided it would be more comfortable to share the little space I was allotted and sit on my lap.

Needless to say, I did not even take my pincushion project out of the bag!

Overall, the trip was educational. I learned that I am much more of a city girl than I previously thought, and that moving to the middle of NOWHERE is not something I am interested in anymore. So, I will not be moving in September, which means you're all stuck with me at the Shoppe! The whole 3100 mile trip was all worth it though. I got to see Mount Hood in Portland, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and visit wineries in Napa :) The best part about the trip, however, was stopping along the way at different quilt shops. I haven't been to another shop since we opened, so it was fun to see how different people in different states set up their stores. We went to eight stores in all, and each one was completely different. After visiting all of those shops, my mom and I are in the mood to rearrange ours. We probably won't change too much, but we're excited to get back to work on Tuesday! I'll keep you posted on any progress we make and, of course, anything new that arrives.

Until next time...


It's 115 degrees and miserable outside, so we thought this would be the perfect time to tell you that all of our Halloween fabric is out and ready to be made into something fun! I know, it's the last thing on your mind right now, but in both the retail and quilting worlds, starting early is a necessary evil. We do have some really cute stuff though, if that makes you feel any better : ) My personal favorite is 'Hallowgraphix' by Jason Yenter that just arrived Tuesday. Here are a few samples:

There are lots more to choose from, so come in and get started! Make it soon though because Christmas isn't too far behind!!

This will be my last post for at least a week. I head out tomorrow on a week long road trip with my parents and our dog, up to Washington wine country. Wish me luck!! I'll be looking for a place to live for when I move up there in September. I plan on staying busy during the 20 hour drive with a little handwork. My goal is to finish all three pincushions from the 'Summer Gatherings' book by Primitive Gatherings. I'll start with this one, and we'll see how much further I actually get.

See you in a week or two!

Until next time...

A Little Inspiration

The best part about our job is the people we get to meet and the inspiration they provide us everyday. We were lucky enough last week to meet Judy Fleming, a very nice, very talented woman, who was kind enough to bring in her Dear Jane quilt to share with us. It took Judy ten years to complete the approximately 90" x 90" project, which she admits, helped her through some tough times over the last decade. The picture below does not do it justice. It's absolutely beautiful!! Thanks Judy!

We also got a visit from my grandma's cousin, Marshall, and his wife, Sue, last Tuesday. As they were touring the Shoppe, Sue told us about a friend of hers who had made a rag quilt that looked like a flag. Whitney, thinking this would be a fairly easy project, decided to start one that day. As we found, it took a little more strategizing and planning than we originally thought. It took a few extra days, but she did a great job!

Until next time...


It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Shoppe and it's 3:00 on the Friday before a holiday weekend, so here is everything you need to know, in bullet form.

What's New?
- Complements by Jo Morton
- Homespuns from Diamond Textiles
- Northwoods Botanical by Holly Taylor
- Assorted fat 1/8ths of wool (it's so pretty!)
- Summer Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
- Miss Rosie's Spice of Life by Carrie Nelson (if you liked Schnibbles times two, you'll LOVE this one)

(Homespuns from Diamond Textiles)

Coming this month:
- Hallowgraphix by Jason Yenter (Halloween)
- Wintergraphix by Jason Yenter (Christmas)
- Georgette by Anna Griffin (Christmas)

- New classes have been added for the month of July. Check the schedule on our website for more information!
- We will be a part of the Shop Hop this year! It starts in September, but you can purchase your passports, at the Shoppe, beginning August 9th.

That's it for now! We hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

Until next time...