I would like to say a big thank you to the Ladies of Project Linus. On Tuesday, September 21st, these ladies hosted a “Thank You” luncheon for Patches staff. We had a sit down lunch with table cloths, real china and real silverware. The food was great. We has salad, meatballs, Jello mold, cakes, cookies and so much more. I was totally surprised and appreciated the acknowledgment of the contribution of Patches, by way of time and space and material, for them to make the beautiful quilts that are donated to charity.
You can see pictures from this event on our Facebook Fan Page along with pictures from the luncheon with Sue Hausmann.
I would also like everyone know how thankful I am to have the staff and customers that I do. I was recently able to go on vacation with my daughter, Jennifer, for 10 days. We went to Switzerland, Germany and France and due to a comedy of errors, we did not have cell phone service. I was only able to communicate with the store by way of e-mail. Other business owners may have panicked, but I was completely at ease because I knew that things could run smoothly in my absence.
Jennifer and I went on this trip to visit textile museums and to attended the Patchwork Meeting in France. During this trip I found out just how lucky we are to have the quilting supplies that we have available to us at such reasonable prices. Fabric overseas is measured in meters and it starts at about 10.5 Euros a meter which translates into about $14-15 per yard as a minimum. It took some time for me to find local fabric, as many of the vendors there carry Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Jinny Beyer, Moda and Benartex, just to name a few. Sometime in the future (we all know that phrase) I hope to be able to put together a memory quilt for Jennifer and I. I will post progress on this project as it moves along.
Again – A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped in my absence.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sue, Host of the popular Public Television Series America Sews is coming for an exciting all day event!
Sew & Quilt with Sue
“Best of America Sews”
“What’s New on America Sews”
“Give the Gift of Sewing”
There will be loads of projects and “how to” plus the tips and techniques Sue is known for to make your sewing and quilting easier, more fun and ways to help you get them done!Thinking about a new machine?
Sue will help you choose the best machine for your sewing and quilting needs and your pocketbook.
She will bring some of her favorite projects
from America Sews for you to enjoy! Herb will be on hand to tell you what it is like to be Sue’s CEO (Carry Everything Out)!
There’s sure to be loads of fun and surprises! Bring or wear (or both) something you have made to share with Sue!
Everyone has a reserved seat! Seats are reserved in the order you sign up. Call now to reserve your seat!
Patches Quilting is proud to be a supportor of All People Quilt’s 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. We are your drop off point for pillowcases.
We want to THANK everyone who has already dropped off pillowcases. We are making our first delivery to a local charity in Frederick, Maryland called the Heartly House.
We are planning on sharing the love and donating to other local charities. If you know of a local charity that would benefit, be sure to share the information with us!
If you visit APQ’s website it will give you lots of ideas on patterns, charities and other ways to support this great cause.
Bring your pillowcases on in!
Our current tally is 60 pillowcases.
It has arrived here at Patches! Pat Sloan’s new line from P&B Sweet Liberty! Some pieces work nicely with her other line we have Georgia.
Don’t forget we have a Pat Sloan Workshop in September as well! Be sure to sign up early!
so many, where to start? We have over 100 new bolts of fabric in the past week and now that Jackie has returned from Hawaii (thank goodness!) she has been spending the morning entering in all the new fabric.
Just to get an idea of what is new, here are a few pictures:
We also have the latest from Laura Burch and the popular Paper Dolls fabrics as well.
Keep in mind we are opened extra hours this weekend. Come on in on Sunday between noon and 4:00 pm to say hi!
With Spring less than a month away (and we are ALL ready for spring, aren’t we), we are gearing up with lots of new spring fabrics.
We have Easter Duckies, Shamrocks for St. Patty’s Day and lots of bright flower prints!
Be sure to come on in and check out all our new fabrics for Spring!
This is the one and only time of the year we do this and we know you all have been waiting patiently through all this snow for this day to arrive…IT’S HERE!!
Fat Quarters are $1.00 EACH – pre-cut FQs only!
This sale runs 4 days only: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Feb 24th – 27th)!
See you soon!
We are hosting another exciting fun filled Pizza Pj Party!
Mark your calendars now for Friday, March 19th from 6:00 pm to Midnight! Cost is $45.
Wear your most comfy sewing clothes and bring your partying spirit! Jeanette has a lot of fun and is an excellent teacher! The pattern we’ll be working with is Merry-Go-Round. Simple techniques to sewing 60 degree triangles from strips!
Class is limited and fills up quick, so call the shop to rsvp your seat now! Further classes details and supply list, click here.
Come on in and see what Debra Gabel of Zebra Patterns has been working on! She has generously set up her trunk show at the shop and it will run through the end of this week, February 27th.
We have all her patterns available including her pre-printed stamp panels – they are just awsome!
Visit Debra’s website: www.zebrapatterns.com