Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Fabrics!

 We just got in some great new fabrics!

This panel just glows:

Fun, new fall fabric:

And we got in a fun set of baby/kids fabrics:

And this fun new floral line:

 And what can you do with this line?  Well, we have kits for log cabin quilts, in either the red or the blue colorway!  I like these a lot.

This isn't actually new, but it was out by the cutting table while I was taking pictures, so I thought I'd take a picture of it too, while I was at it.  I want to make a sample out of our Dr. Seuss Line.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quilting Songs!

Ann and Will Rowland (whom I know as Aunt Ann and Uncle Will) are making a CD of quilting songs!  I'm pretty excited to hear the CD when it comes out; it's going to full of fun songs!  As they say, "The songs are about quilts, the people who make them, the history of both, and the stories they have to tell. They have become favorites with our audiences, even the men, because they speak of home and family, theft, chocolate, and mischief.  The time has come to get them recorded. Listeners have been asking. We've been trying. But the bottom line is that we need some help to get this thing done. Songs, quilts and people... they're all made up of lots of little parts.  This is your opportunity to be part of our musical quilt. The songs are ready to go. The CD cover is almost finished... All we need is a Kickstart!"

To help them with the funds for producing the CD, they've started a fundraiser on Kickstarter.  If you make a pledge, you get a gift!  BUT they need to get enough pledges to cover $10,000 total by July 4.  Otherwise, the project doesn't get funded and you don't get charged for your pledge.

Here's the link to their fundraiser:

...and here's their video (which is on the link above):

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Backstreet Quilt Shop and SandStorms Glass

We happen to be friends with the owners of a quiltshop downstate, and a glass jewelry artist.  They're here at the show with us too, so I thought I'd share some pictures from their booth.  The quilt shop is the Backstreet Quilt Shop in Elkton (  I don't think I've ever gotten to visit it, actually.  If it's anything like their booth, though, I'm sure it's adorable!  They're such great people, too. 

If you've seen the handwoven baskets we have at our shop, they have some as well.  We sometimes split our basket orders, and we sometimes split fabric orders, too.   The baskets are made in Ghana as part of a fair trade group that helps women with employment and helps to alleviate poverty.

Jody makes beautiful glass jewelry!  If you want to see some really great pictures, go to her website (  We also have some of her work at our shop.

I love the fish.


This is my big purchase for the weekend.  We were wandering around and looking at all the different booths, and Mom and I both decided I needed to get this fabric.  Hamburgers are probably my favorite food (homemade, not fast food).  Mom even made me a birthday cake that looks like a hamburger once.  I should see if I can find a picture of that later...  I decided I'll make a pillowcase out of the fabric, so I got some french fries to match.  I'm kind of excited about this.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lansing Quilt Show

We're vendoring at the quilt show in Lansing this weekend.  The show starts tomorrow, so we got everything all set up today, and then we walked through the show and looked at all the quilts.  Some of them are absolutely spectacular!  Unfortunately, I think I'd need to get permission in order to post pictures of the quilts, so I sadly can't share them with you.  I did take some pictures of our booth, though.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


Mom was showing a customer how to use Marti Michell's "Magic Mirrors" to preview what a stack-and-whack or kaleidoscope block will look like, and, since it's so much fun, I then stole the mirror set and started playing with it.  I took a few pictures, just to share some of the fun possibilities!