We still have Janome machine CRUISE bundles available...so if you want to put the Janome 9450 and the Janome 3160 on layaway and pick it up after our March 1-8, 2020 cruise, you can do so now! Just make a deposit to reserve your bundle!
The cruise bundles will still be considered new machines with the full 25 year limited warranty! You save a boatload of money by allowing us to use it for a week on the cruise! Call the shop at 281.491.0016 to reserve yours today!
March 1-8, 2020 Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
TEACHERS Angela Huffman, Fons and Porter TV show host Heidi Pridemore, (Whimsical Workshop) Jan Mathews, (certified Judy Neimeyer instructor)
Call (713)729-3040 for booking information Kris Mobley - Cruise Agent
CABINS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
"Our Hous-Town" Saturday Sampler Program
2019-2020 Saturday Sampler Quilt Project EXCLUSIVE TO Quilter's Emporium 94"x94" Offered in 2 colorways: Christmas (on left) Batiks (on right) Starts November, 2019.
Saturday Sampler meetings start at 9:30 and run for approximately an hour. Each meeting features discussion and instructions on assembly of the monthly block, show and tells, what's new at the shop, tips and tricks, periodic guest speakers and door prizes!
Cost: Registration fee $30; First block $6. When you make your block and bring it to the next meeting, that month's block kit is free. If you miss the meeting, you need to pay $6 to receive that kit. It is possible that you can receive all 6" monthly blocks for just $6! Help in assembling the monthly blocks will be available during the Sew-Cial Sew-In days that are held on the second Thursday of each month.
This quilt is designed to showcase the Holidays! The monthly block is featured in each of the house structures in the quilt. It is the "gift" for each house. The stars in the chain blocks represent the Light that was born on Christmas Day. The chain blocks themselves represent the paths that bring the homes together. The trees in the border represent trees that surround the village. (These can be embellished with hotfix crystals.) The log cabins in the border represent one of the oldest quilt blocks. The base of
the blocks are white to represent snow (who doesn't want a white Christmas?), and the blue represents the sky. The homes themselves represent a wide variety of homes (some still on the design board), but you get the idea...there's even a barn or two...or three.
The setting kit is available for $264, which includes all the fabric for the quilt top, all 12" house blocks, all 12" chain blocks, borders and binding, monthly hands-on classes, full exclusive, original pattern. This is the same price as the current Saturday Sampler "Newfoundland Star". Setting kit does not include the twelve 6" monthly blocks. Setting Kits will be distributed early in 2020. Periodic hands-on workshops will be available for guidance with sewing the setting kit (approximately 10 hours at $10/hour = $100 value - FREE).
The free workshops are exclusive only for the people who have purchased the setting kits.
Sign up in the shop at Quilter's Emporium or call the shop at (281) 491-0016.
This is a very hard column for me to write. Usually, Joey would be in my lap or under my desk telling me what to say. Today it is just me. You see, Joey passed away yesterday. We discovered that in addition to his seizure disorder, he was getting very confused and lost in our home. Sometimes we think he didn't know who we were. Then for the last couple of days, he refused to eat anything...including his favorite Chic-fil-a. It was time.
When we adopted Joey 9 years ago early in December, we didn't realize what we were in for. We thought his only handicap was that he had just the one eye. Right away, we found out that he had Distemper which should have killed him that first weekend, but the miracle was that he survived. His seizures start around 6 months after that. I learned a lot from the little guy.
I learned that I am not afraid of a lot of handicaps that a dog may have. I learned that I am not afraid to love a dog that isn't look perfect. Even with one eye and that sweet tongue sticking out of the side of his mouth, he was still deserving of love and a home. I learned that having a dog that rides "shotgun" really helps when you get stopped by the police. (OK, this happened only one time - no ticket!) I learned how powerful Joey's story was when talking with customers. But I also I learned, how quiet the house will be without his little voice. I learned that my lower back will get cold at night now because that is where he used to sleep and kept me warm. I learned that the 9 years that we had with him and another 9 years would never have been enough.
Joey loved coming to the shop, riding in the car, running around the fabric displays, barking at kids, playing with the staff and begging for Chic-fil-a. He and I had a lot of very special moments.
But the highlight of Joey's day was when Papa would go to the bedroom to go to bed. The two of them would play-wrestle over the top sheet for a bit and I could hear Joey growl with joy. It was the best sound ever!
Katey will be taking over the role of Shop Dog. She and I will work on the newsletters starting next week. I hope you will enjoy her slant on things as much as you enjoyed Joey's.
Thank you for loving Joey. I know he loved you back!