Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Stella, I love your Fabric

It could be the beginning of a fan letter, however it is the name of a brand new fabric line with fantastic designs and colors.  Debuting at Quilt Market in Houston and arriving at the shop today, there are two lines that we have.  The first is pink, orange and white in different prints.
These are just a few that arrived.  I saw a lot of this color way all over Quilt Market with lots of samples of pieced quilts with these colors on white - beautiful!

The other color way reminds me of summers in Cape Cod.  Navy, orange and white, some with nautical prints.  So smart and crisp.
Come by StitchCraft and see for yourself.  Visit our 'links' page to visit Dear Stella and see their projects and sample, too. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Block of the Month

Ripples and Reflections by designer and author Laurie Shifrin.  This is an 11 month program beginning in January and created out of gorgeous, jewel-toned Hoffman batiks.  The quilt will finish at 90"x100" and includes complete, clear instructions each month for the 'block" (which is sometimes a few smaller blocks). Laurie uses traditional piecing techniques in her design.    Participation will be limited as we will only have the fabric that you see with no substitutions.  The kits will include fabric for blocks and borders.  Backing is separate and there will be a 20% coupon in the final kit to use for it's purchase.  

Sign up now to reserve your monthly kit!  You can pick it up in person each month at a BOM instructional gathering (tentatively slated for the 2nd Saturday of the month) or at your leisure.  We will ship, too, for a small postal fee.  Cost is a $25 non refundable registration fee and $24.50/month.  
Questions?  Call or email us!  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jane Sassaman Early Bird

The artist in Jane Sassaman is evident the minute you see her fabrics.  Her new line for Free Spirit is creative, bright and simply gorgeous.  We were excited from the time we first saw it on paper and it has now arrived!
She has a free pattern of this quilt here.  Her samples at market included a beautiful dress, purses and aprons in addition to the stunning quilts.  Stop in and see the fabric and get inspired!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Black Friday Sale

And then go shopping at StitchCraft!!
Why go to the mall and fight the stressed out crowds when you can be among peaceful quilters!  We don't want you to miss out on good sales, however, so if we can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Shop early and save more on everything in stock (yes, everything, including machines in stock.)
From 10-11 save 25%
From 11-12 save 20%
From 12-1 save 15%
From 1-5 save 10%

And Friday is also Sit and Sew, so our classroom will be open for social sewing (or simply social-izing!)
(don't worry - we'll remind you again since it is only Saturday)

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Books (and patterns and notions and fabric...)

Finally back in stock, Kaffe's newest book.  It is wonderful (and have you seen Kaffe's shot cotton fabrics we have that go so well in creating some of his patterns?!)
The photos in Welcome Home are stunning, and they cover other fine crafts, not just quilting.  Beautiful!
(Many new books in stock - come check them out.  We have a MUCH better selection of quilt books than our local book store.  We are starting to stock magazines, too!)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Best Part

Why am I in this industry?  Because quilters are the best.  Saturday was a perfect example when we were blessed with our very first bus group!!  50 wonderful quilters from Pasco county visited us while on their quilting trip and it was wonderful!
(my dad stopped by to say hi and didn't get past the front room, but thankfully he snapped a few photos)
This was our first large group and I think we did a pretty good job of handling everyones' shopping needs. Of course this was thanks to Tammie, Shirley, Sue and Mom for everything!  We hope to see the ladies again in our shop.
And for any group planning a bus trip and wanting to stop by StitchCraft - we can easily accommodate you! With easy parking for your bus, too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blend Fabric Line

We are excited to have a new line of fabric in from Blend, a division of Anna Griffin.
Check out Kitschy Kitchen...