Monday, December 26, 2011

Creative Quilter!

Linda never ceases to amaze us with her wide range of quilting talent.  She brought this art quilt in to show us and we loved it!  An original pattern using appliqué , this quilt was created for a cancer-related theme (everyone of the ladies was affected by cancer, it could be the face of any woman.)  Linda's quilt just returned to her after hanging at the Mancuso show and we thank her for sharing it with us.  The dimensional appliqué, the faces (they are shaded) are wonderful.

We love to be inspired by all of our StitchCraft friends at every level, so keep the show and tells coming (email photos, too!)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from the creative ladies at StitchCraft, who enjoy working with you each and every day!
Thank you for the opportunity to grow our shop and become part of the sewing and quilting community.  We are truly blessed.  Happy, healthy holidays to everyone.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Gift Shopping

Put a little 'POP' into someone's holiday with new Bali Pops from Hoffman.  Choose from delicious color combinations like Key Lime, Watermelon, and Coconut.  Use them to whip up a quilt using the 'jelly roll race' method (aka lasagna quilt.  Food trend starting here - must be lunchtime.)

We have lots of new patterns, fabric, notions, cool fabric pens and more for stocking stuffers.  Sewing machines and sergers are always nice!  How about a little humor for a friends' sewing studio?

When in doubt, a StitchCraft GIFT CERTIFICATE is always the perfect gift for the quilting and sewing enthusiasts in your life.  Happy holiday!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Grand Opening Day 2

Confucious said" Find something you love to do and you'll never work a day in your life."

We had a great second day of our Grand Opening Celebration.  I think all of my wonderful customers and friends came out during these two days to support their local shop (and get savings and some door prizes and delicious baked sweets).

Debbie and Lori had a jelly roll race.  In a short time, 1600 inches of sewn strips come together as a pretty quilt top!  Debbie finished her top out of a Moda Sophie jelly roll (despite a mysteriously buzzing sewing machine.)  Lori used a Tonga Treat jelly roll and added some red squares as some 'pop'.

We had the whole staff in - Johanna, Shirley, Tammie, Miki and Raine, with the exception of Suzanne (who had to help her husband work at a resort in the islands.)
Thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend a super success!  We couldn't have grown - and continue to grow - without your help.

Now I am off to set up our new Accuquilt display (many giant boxes arrived right in the middle of the busy grand opening and they are stuffed in Georges office.  He has a bunch of repairs today so I better get cleaning....!!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Grand Opening - Part 1

It's always a blessing to celebrate with people you enjoy.  StitchCraft held their official Grand Opening (day 1) today and it was wonderful from the start.  The shop looked wonderful, merchandised and decorated and ready for our guests who joined us at opening for a ribbon cutting.

Boca Raton City Councilman Anthony Majhess cut the ceremonial ribbon with Johanna.  Tammie, Shirley, Mikki and our Baby Lock Regional Manager Rose Smith participated.  The day progressed so nicely with everyone choosing a 'lucky duck' for a discount on purchases, door prizes and the most delicious baked goods from Shea's Bakery.  Mini Cupcakes, cake pops and brownies.  Yum!

Charlotte won a wonderful bag of goodies for her Jelly Roll Race quilt (and she added red squares to it for extra zing).

In the middle of the fun, new beautiful batiks from Benartex arrived, along with everything from Accuquilt!  Not sure if I will have everything unpacked, but I can't wait to show you the new dies and patterns you can create with the Go! and Go Baby!

Saturday will be more of the same  - quilt shop fun and friends!  Thanks to those who came to StitchCraft today and who will join us tomorrow.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Celebrate with Us!

We opened the doors in our new space a couple of months ago and in that time we have all worked hard to create an environment that is a home base for quilters and sewing enthusiasts.  The fabrics continue to roll in, the thread racks arrived and we have gone beyond the usual products and added the 'craft' in StitchCraft with felt balls and pieces.  We will continue to add and grow, but we wanted to pause and officially celebrate our grand opening!!

Friday, December 9 and Saturday December 10th will be our shop celebration and we hope you can join us!  We will have a ribbon cutting Friday morning around 10, followed by a day of demos, door prizes, sweet treats and more!  Everyone will save on their purchases, but how much?  That depends on luck (the luck of the duck).  Our fabric suppliers have been generous and have supplied us with lots of door prizes.  We have delicious treats coming from Delray's award winning bakery, Shea's Bakery.

Best of all, we hope to visit with our customers, who bring creativity and joy to our shop each and every day.  See you Friday and Saturday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Colorful Wavelets at StitchCraft

StitchCraft saw creative quilting at it's best yesterday, as Jane Hardy Miller, author of French Braid, French Braid Obsession and her newest French Braid Transformation, taught her Wavelet quilt pattern.  We had a full class of talented quilters creating beautiful tops, and each one was so different!

Jane Hardy Miller will be teaching her Quick Celtic Not in January and that class may be full.  Perhaps we should have her teach another class this season?  Do you have a favorite French Braid pattern that you have created?  Or do you have one you would love to take a class in?   

Friday, December 2, 2011

Block of the Month

Ripples and Reflections - our first Block of the Month!  Beautiful jewel-toned fabrics from Hoffman paired with traditional piecing techniques will result in this gorgeous 90"x100" quilt.  Program spaces/kits are limited so sign up now.  Please call us with any questions or to register.  If you are interested in purchasing a complete quilt kit let us know as well.