Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shop Hop

The 9th Eastern Pennsylvania Shop Hop takes place November 5 - November 19, 2011.  This year we are featuring American Valor Fabrics, proud partners with Quilts of Valor Foundation.
The fabric line is by Jo Morton called Hurrah.  It is a wonderful line of fabric in rich reproduction colors of reds, blue and neutrals.

This is just a sampling of some of the fabric used in the shop hop quilt blocks.  The quilts will be a sampler of star blocks, making the perfect blend with the fabric.

We have some fabric available for sale now.  Stop by and check it out!

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

May Club Meeting Show & Tell

Here are some show & tell highlights from May's Club Meeting!

 Judy was busy stitching again.  She made this very cute pin cushion (It almost looks good enough to eat!:-)).  But then I love cake!  The next pic feaatures blocks from our block of month this year.  The last one is from a wall hanging class that Judy took here from Jo Killian.  Jo designed this beautiful wall hanging.  Great job Judy!

 These are some antique blocks that Judy bought and was wondering about the best way to set them.  I can't wait to see what she does with them.

Pat showed some beautiful projects that she was working on.  The first one is a log cabin made using Marti Michell's Log Cabin Ruler.  Look for a future post on how the ruler works.  The second pic shows the appliqued center for our Block of Month quilt from Lori Smith's Family and Friends Sampler.  It is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing girls!  Is is always so inspiring!

Happy Sewing,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum

I finally got a chance to visit the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum in Lancaster, PA in May.  I had gone, of course, to see the Amish Quilt Collection.  But to my surprise, they also had an exhibit of Christmas scenes depicting living rooms from the 1800's through 1970's.  They replicated a typical living room as it would have been decorated from that time period.  It was very interesting.  You could tell the era as you looked at the room, before even reading the sign.  I really enjoyed it.

Of course, this was just a sampling of what they had displayed.

Afterwards, it was on to the quilts!  The Amish Quilt Collection is from the 19th-20th century and was formerly know as "the Esprit Collection".  Doug Tompkins, a founder of the Esprit Corporation, began collecting the finest Amish quilts he could find during the 1970's.  The Heritage Center acquired the collection in 2002.  It is a wonderful collection and I am happy to share some of my favorites with you.

If you ever get a chance to get to the Lancaster area, be sure to stop by the museum.  It was such a wonderful place to see!  For more information you can check out their website.

Happy Sewing,

And the Winner Is!

The winner of the free membership to is Zlaty!
Congratulations!  I know that you will enjoy all of Benita's patterns and projects.
Thanks to everyone that participated.

Happy Sewing,