Saturday Sampler resumes this Saturday!! Yahoo!! Because we are honoring social distancing guidelines, we are dividing our attendees into 2 groups. The first group will attend at 9:30 - 10:30. The second group can attend from 11am - 12. If you have not signed up for a session, please call the shop to reserve your spot.
If you signed up for STRIP CLUB... you can pick up your stripset kit and see the revealed quilt at the Saturday Sampler meeting if you wish! We will reveal it at that time.
We have lots to share with you...our shop redesign, new fabrics, kits, BOMs, etc in the shop, so be sure to come to this important meeting. And if you purchased the My Hous-ton setting kit, you will receive the fabric for the center of the quilt so that you can get started making the chain blocks.
The store IS open for our current regular hours at noon and remain open until 4pm. Everyone is welcome in the shop at that time! Don't forget that we ARE open on Sundays now, noon - 4pm. We'd love to see you!
I'm so happy to tell you that we've added Swan Candles back to the shop! They were hugely popular years ago and I decided to bring them back. Their scents are lovely - my favorite is Lime Basil! Come and take a sniff!
By the way, we are actively taking orders for A Very Coriander Christmas, left, as a Block of the Month! Pam Brown is working hard on our shop sample and we will bring it into the shop as soon as it is ready!
Witches Night Out (right) is POPULAR and is a kit. Our fabric for this collection will be delivered today or tomorrow. We will cut kits immediately next week and will call you when they are ready. You might want to place your orders soon. I've ordered lots of additional fabrics for the backing which are all so cute! There are tons of great ideas for fall quilts that you can make with this collection! Pam Thorlin (you remember her, right?) is working on our shop sample. It is so cute!
What's New Moda - All Hallows Eve
Andover - Century Solids Congratulations to Andover Fabrics in celebrating their 100th anniversary! They created a collection of 100 colors of super soft, luxurious solids! We ordered the entire collection and will be happy to share it with you each month! The first month that we selected were the colors selected by Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts).
Andover - Signature Style
P&B - Bear Essentials 4 We restocked our full collection of this popular fabric line. Click on the picture and the link will take you to downloadable pages that show the entire collection and clear photos.
Notes from the Shop Dog
There are a lot of new things to see in this week's email, but we know you look for our article first!
Bailey: Well this is where I tell you what we did this week. Uhhh...hmmm. Hey Eddie, did you do anything? Eddie: Nope. Did you? Bailey: Nah...Hey Katey, what about you? Katey: Well we chased a lot of squirrels and a bird and we barked at the yard guys and we slept a lot and we dug a hole in the flower bed and we watched TV and we ate a potato chip that fell on the floor and we barked at the garage door when Mom and Dad were gone OH LOOK! A TISSUE! and we chased each other around the house and we played with our toys and we interrupted Mom when she was on the phone and we got our feets dirty in the flower beds and we got our feets washed in the kitchen sink and we waited at the the bathroom door when Dad was in the shower and we watched Mom brush her teefies and...
Charity Bee Announcement
(Note from Rose Ann - The Quilting Angels will not be meeting at the shop until later this year due to social distancing recommendations. We are all excited to see that the members of this valuable group are working from home! Thank you for all of your hard work!)
The Quilting Angels have received many thank you notes from people grateful to receive fabric masks. I will share a few of them today.
“Thank you for your kindness. People like those in the Quilting Angels make this world a better place. May God bless You all.” “The thoughtfulness and generosity of the Quilting Angels does not go unnoticed. You are all a blessing. God bless.”
Dear members of the Quilting Angels, On behalf of the Memorial Herman Southwest volunteers, we wish to thank you for all your mask contributions. The medical staff have been most appreciative. Again, thank you for your help.”
President of MHSW volunteers “Thank you each for your part in providing masks for our caregivers. Here is some money so your group can continue to be a blessing to others!” “Thank you so much for taking the time to make these masks for my pharmacy team and I! Your generosity is such a blessing! "Thank you and please tell everyone else who helped that I extremely appreciate them! The masks are so comfy and very cute! Thanks so much!”
Mask donations this week: 50 to City of Sugar Land Municipal Court 160 to Sugar Land Methodist Hospital Total this week=210 Total masks donated overall=2,233
Now that elastic is available, people are asking about making masks with elastic ear loops instead of fabric ties. If you would like to make them with elastic, go for it! Many people prefer the elastic ear loops. Make masks to donate either way that you prefer!
I will continue to pick up mask donations at Quilter’s Emporium on Mondays at 1:30 for as long as there is a need. We still have three hospitals requesting more masks.
Email me at email@example.com if you need fabric to make masks. There is still plenty of charity fabric and tons of fat quarters! If you are making masks with elastic and don’t need yardage for ties, there are fat quarters galore we can share!
2022 Quilting Cruise Announced!
Our 2021 Quilting Cruise is on the schedule for March 6-13, 2022!
I decided to not offer a quilting cruise for 2021 as I think 2021 will be too soon. I just want to make sure that cruising will be as safe as can be for my guests, teachers, and staff before we try to take a lot of people on the water for a good time.
So, here's the scoop! It will be our first cruise on the Allure of the Seas and it is a HUGE ship! I can't wait to see it!