February 24, 2011 11:15 by Ruth
I bet you are already thinking about Spring! This week with the weather being above freezing all week is just what we need to further those thoughts.
How about signing up for the Spring Stroll Shop Hop? There are 6 shops involved, 3 in Michigan and 3 in Indiana.
Quilts at the Marshall House – Marshall MI
Quilt N Go – East Leroy, MI
Big Island Quilts – Schoolcraft, MI
Quilt Shop at the Essenhaus – Middlebury, IN
Nancy’s Stitches – Kendallville, IN
Caroline’s Cottage Cottons – Rome City, IN
These shops are easy to do in one day. The passport cost is $5.00 and the Stroll is March 31 and April 1&2nd. Get your passport at any of these shops today.
February 23, 2011 09:04 by Ruth
Dorothy has been busy with the book “Civil War Sewing Circle”. She is having fun making the doll quilts in the book.
February 18, 2011 04:47 by Ruth
I have always saved all my scraps of batting from quilts and in the past always zigzagged them together and then used in small projects. Now, I can use “Heat Press” and just iron them together so quickly and have a nice smooth finish. When the project is finished, there’s no trace of having used “scraps”.
“Heat Press” is available in the store in 10 yard rolls and it’s 1 1/2” wide. Works great! Stop in and pick up a roll and see for yourself!
February 17, 2011 08:57 by Ruth
Joyce has been approaching the book “Let’s Do Lunch”
by Atkinson’s Designs like the Julie/Julia movie by doing all the projects in the book. She only has 2 projects left to do. The book is great and loaded with table runners, table toppers and tote bags. These are quick and easy projects which are great for gifts or for your home! Stop in and see the samples and grab a book.
February 14, 2011 07:54 by Ruth
These buttons are made of wood and best of all “Made in the USA” here in Michigan. They are slices of different tree branches that have fallen off of trees "(no trees were harmed to make these gems). They range in price from $7.99 to 17.99 depending on their size and if there are 3, 2 or 1 button on a card. These would be great for purses or maybe a brooch. If you want to add them to a vest, I would try attaching them in a way that they could be removed before putting in the washer. We should have them up on the website by the end of the week.