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Small Business Saturday and Fabric Clearance

clock November 24, 2014 08:10 by author Ruth

Over the River and Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child is a familiar song sung to celebrate a child's trip to their Grandparents home for Thanksgiving. With our recent early snowfall, the mood has been set for the holiday though a sleigh is not needed to get to your destination this week! So after all the feasting and fun with family, come celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 29th with us at Quilt N Go.


This is our largest stock reduction sale and clearance EVER with over 100 bolts of fabric at 40% off regular price. We are making room for new items that will be arriving in 2015 so come and take advantage of savings on more than just fabric. Many patterns, books and selected notions will be on sale at 30 - 40% off.


You don't have to go too far over the river and through the woods to enjoy these savings. We will be open from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. to serve you. Come and join in the fun. You can get supplies to finish projects that you are completing for Christmas gift giving or to stock up for the wintry months ahead. See you on Saturday!


Row by Row Postcard Party

clock November 17, 2014 00:53 by author Ruth


Row by Row Experience introduces the Postcard Party. As a participating shop, Quilt 'n Go will be hosting their kick-off celebration on Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to introduce the event. Members of the Cal-Co Quilters Guild will be available to demonstrate postcard making techniques and provide suggestions on assembling fabric post cards.


Barbara Williams and Irene Gilbert, Cal-Co Guild members and avid postcard collectors will be bring samples of the postcards created by them and their members. They will be conducting sessions, that will start on the hour, to share their experiences and answer any questions on this creative activity.


The postcard group members, who will be celebrating their fifth anniversary in January, started meeting at Quilt 'n Go. Each member was to create and mail their postcard by the first Saturday of each month. Then on the second Saturday of each month, the group would meet to do 'show and tell' with the post cards that they've received. The group now meets at Lux Cafe on Capital Avenue from 10:00 - 12:00 noon.


Over the years, the members have compiled a list of suggestions to make sending postcards through the US mail more successful:

1. Use card stock (or file folder) as basis for postcard.

2. Keep finished postcard no thicker than 1/4 inch.

3. Use a regular forever stamp.

4. Adding embellishments may necessitate the card be hand cancelled and hand canceling may add an extra 20 cents to mail the card.

5. Determining actual charge to mail each card maybe "at the discretion of the postal employee accepting the postcard to be mailed."

If you like the idea of exchanging post cards with friends (or new friends) but you aren't sure about the specifications for mailing, we have the solution for you!! The Postcard Party Kit requires you to make the block 6" x 7", iron it on the provided foundation, fill in the back with a message and your address and bring it to Quilt N Go before January 15! Embellishments won't cause any problems since these don't actually go into the mail. They will be forwarded to "Post Card Central". For each card sent by Quilt N Go quilters, a card from another state will be returned. We will have Mail Call in March. What fun to receive a quilted postcard and a message from another quilter out of state! Each state has a unique back. Michigan's card features a robin, apple blossoms and light houses. I wonder who will receive a card from the furthest away??


Come and join us for the demonstrations and to pick up a postcard packet so that you can participate in the Postcard Party exchange!

Frozen sisters panel

clock November 12, 2014 15:00 by author Ruth

We have finally gotten in the long awaited Disney Frozen panels Sisters

Quilt Trail Panels with Barns

clock November 12, 2014 14:09 by author Ruth

We just got in our backorder of Quilt Trail Barns Panel. These won't last long. Get yours before we have to reorder again


Aprons For All

clock November 9, 2014 07:52 by author Ruth



Growing up you may have spent time learning to cook with a special adult.  Before starting to bake, you followed a routine:  clear the work space, gather the necessary supplies, wash your hands and put on an apron.  

Aprons have been an important part of life in the home.  Initially they were worn to keep clothes clean and while women may have had few dresses, they could  have more than one apron.  Aprons came in handy carrying  eggs from the coop and vegetables from the garden to the house.  They were used to mop a brow, wipe hands and dry a child's tears.  And if needed, could be helpful dusting furniture in a hurry or taking a hot pan out of the oven.

Today you can make a special apron for you and a younger friend! Start with Mary Kay's Apron published by Quilts n Stuff by Glenna. Using just 1 1/2 yard of fabric this pattern make an apron that needs no ties and rests gently on the shoulders for additional comfort. Then make a coordinating apron for your favorite novice cook using Mary Kay's Kid's Apron. This pattern includes sizes 2-4 (3/4 yard), 5-8 (7/8 yard) and 10-12 (1 yard) along with a brief history of the importance of the apron.

All the cooks at your next church social or family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations can be festively dressed for these occasions when they are decked out in their matching or coordinating aprons. Stop by the shop and get the patterns and fabrics that you need to complete your 'aprons for all'.



License to Sew

clock November 9, 2014 07:46 by author Ruth




If you love the Fabric Plates that you collected during the Row by Row Experience this year, look for License to Sew pattern designed by Carolyn Griffin of Far Flung Quilts published by Cut Loose Press. These unique, novelty printed panels were the center focus of her quilt that documented her personal shop hop road trip. Each plate featured a saying, shop name and home city and Lov2 Quilt from Quilt 'n Go in East Leroy, Michigan was one of her selected stops! Carolyn incorporated two rows from two different shops to the top and bottom of her array of license plates. Stop by to pick up this pattern to showcase your trip.










Time for Color

clock November 7, 2014 11:48 by author Ruth

There is something that you can't help loving about fall. It is a popular season when we welcome cooler weather, beginning of a new school year, new sports seasons, and the wonderful change in color all around us. Fall brings us radiant reds, glamorous golds, awesome orange, and gorgeous greens that you can incorporate into your favorite fall project.


Now is the time to try the 45th Parallel Placemats by Susan Knapp and Mary Jane Mattingly published by Cut Loose Press to showcase your favorite fall fabrics. Stop by the shop to choose from our selection of fall colors to highlight your holiday table as you prepare for family gatherings this month. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!



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