Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Celebrate Life Quilt

Here are two different color ways for assembling your Celebrate Life quilt. Both are charming. . . one uses green sashing and no topper, the other uses red sashing and a floral topper. Each has a different colored border. Come on in and we'll be happy to help you select your choice of finishing fabrics. Thanks for sharing this project with us . . . it has been a great year!

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December Saturday Sampler FUN!

The Friends block and the bird block are the last two units to finish the Celebrate Life quilt. Both represent joyful gifts to all.

Here is the Victorian December block. . .

. . . and here is a sample layout of the quilt with the finishing kit blocks. (This shows only some of the finished blocks.) The first block on the second row is the December pattern. The layout gives you an idea of the fabulous quilt you will have when finished. WE LOVE IT!

Here is another beautiful way to put your blocks together, using the Circle of Nine pattern from the book by that same name. It is gorgeous and using a very simple setting, makes a dramatic looking quilt.

Friday, October 7, 2011

OOPS! It's Finally August!

We are posting August photos a bit late, sorry for the delay and thanks to Carla for bringing it to our attention. We are moving right along with our blocks, we'll be finishing these quilts soon. Very exciting. The watermelon blocks are delightful . . .

The Victorian blocks are lovely . . .

And freedom is for all, especially those making the Celebrate Life quilt. Hope to see you soon!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

All Dolled Up

Thanks to everyone who came for our "All Dolled Up" evening. We had lots of fun talking about ruffles, quilts, bags and dolls. We just had to share a few photos with you.

You can purchase the dolls, darling accessories and patterns for clothes at Valley Fabric. We have THE CUTEST shoes and glasses, not to mention clothing patterns for every occasion a doll could possibly need. It will make you smile just to see them!
Have a great day!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Saturday Sampler

Where does the time go???? We didn't do too well at posting in August, but we're back into the swing of things and here are the photos for the September blocks. The Celebrate Life block is a lovely little basket of flowers.

The watermelon pieced block is made with the most yummy melon colors . . .

and the Victorian Block features soft, romantic pinks and florals. Happy sewing!

Don't forget to set aside some time Sept 15-17 for our Fall Frenzy. On Thursday Sept. 15 we'll host a special event at 6:00 p.m., "All Dolled Up" a fun hour of creative ideas and entertainment. Refreshments will be served and we'll stay open until 9:00 p.m.
From the 15th - 17th all bolted fabric will be 20% off half yard cuts or more. A great time to plan projects and save on fabric. See you soon!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came in during our Christmas in July. We had a grand time at our "schoolhouse" and appreciate your attendance. It was a bit wild with people changing stations, but everyone was very polite and cooperative. Thanks to all who waited in line, it was fun to watch friends visiting and sharing ideas.

We hope you enjoyed all the new samples, fabrics and patterns. If you were not able to make the sale, we still have the samples "hanging around".

We just recieved a new shipment of fabric from Riley Blake, the cutest farm animals and prints you have ever seen. Also, new fall prints from Nancy Halvorsen. Come on in and take a peek!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July Saturday Sampler

Here is our watermelon block . . .

Our victorian look. . .

And our Celebrate Life block.

If you missed class, we'll be happy to mail your block. Great to see all our Saturday friends today. We're making great progess on our blocks, can't wait to see the finished quilts!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Hope you received our snail mail newsletter. There was a teeny little typo . . . (error). The Schoolhouse event will be held Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. It states that in several places in the newsletter, but one place has the date wrong. Be assured it is on the 14th.
We are planning a grand evening, with lots of show and tell about new products, rulers, quilts etc. We hope you will join us for a good time and light refreshements. We look forward to planning these events and hope to see you there.

In the meantime, we are having a bit of a problem posting photos on the blog, hope to have it worked out soon and show you some fun photos of our sale July 14-16.

See you at the sale!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hi Stitchers and Friends . . . here are the Saturday Sampler Blocks for June. The watermelon color way,

the victorian color way. . .

and the "celebrate life" quilt.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lovely Little Ladies

We have such a good time in our children's sewing classes. It is simply amazing what they are able to accomplish and how quickly they learn. Here is one class showing off their first quilts!

And our cute little Miss Sing is color coordinated to match her quilt! It just doesn't get any better than this!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May Saturday Sampler

It's May and we had snow today!!! Lots of wet, wet, wet snow. The trees were gorgeous. If flooding wasn't such an issue we could be thankful as everything is going to be green, green green.

Our blocks are very pretty this month. First the victorian color way. . .

And the watermelon colors . . .

And Celebrate Life.

Have an enjoyable time stitching, all the blocks are quite easy and it is fun watching the quilt develop. Here's looking forward to warmer (and drier) weather! Hope to see you soon.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Calling All Quilters

All of you who have made beatiful quilts and shared them with us at Valley Fabric, it's time to share them with others. "Quilting on the Green" is a great local opportunity to learn new skills, earn a little $$$ for showing your quilts, and having a lovely time with other quilters. Please think about entering your quilts. The event takes place at the Expedition Island Pavilion in Green River, Wy. from June 2- June 4, 2011.

Information is available at Valley Fabric Shop, quilts must be registered by May 27, and then you might be on your way to cash prizes, a new sewing machine, and other goodies. IT is a fun weekend and promotes quilting in our area. Spend a little time attending the show, enjoying the vendors, and taking some classes. Please support those who have worked so hard to provide this opportunity.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Saturday Sampler AGAIN!

Here are the April blocks again, maybe this time things will work correctly. Don't know what happened, if it wasn't obvious before you now know the lack of tech expertise around here. But we'll keep trying! Thanks for being patient with us. Have a wonderful rainy (?) weekend.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011


Following Saturday Sampler we had a grand time celebrating the publication of a Summer Breeze in the April 2011 edition of Quilter's World magazine. We loved designing the quilt and have stitched another color combination since the magazine debuted. Thanks to our lovely quilting friends who joined us to party! We sewed, ate, and had some fun with door prizes. One of life's lovely charms . . . quilting with friends.

We had local quilters, those from out of town, and out of state. We will do this again as it was such fun. Thanks to everyone who participated.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

April Saturday Sampler

If you'd like a peek at the Saturday Sampler blocks for April . . . here they are. The victorian,

the watermelon quilt . . .

. . . and Celebrate Life.

We also showed Nancy Halvorsen's new fabric line today, Jingle All the Way. She just keeps creating gorgeous prints, the tone-on-tone prints are luscious. They are created to coordinate with a Christmas panel, but after looking at them we think they will work for spring, summer, and our watermelon quilt! We have the entire line.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Fling Sale

Join us Thursday through Saturday, March 31- April 2 for our annual Spring Fling. All bolted fabric will be 20% off, and we have new patterns, new displays, and lots of new quilting ideas. It is a great time to purchase fabrics for quilt tops, backs, bags, and other fabric projects.

Please join us Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. for a special trunk show by Kari Ramsey of Fresh Cut Quilts. She has a new book and a new line of fabric. We'll stay open until 9:00 p.m. and have refreshments, fun, and fantastic fabrics.

Invite your friends, quilt guild members, and fellow quilters for a great time at Valley Fabric Shop. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Saturday Sampler

We had a terrific Saturday . . . here are the new blocks. The watermelon quilt, (fabrics will vary, but the color placement is the same) . . .

Celebrate Life

and . . . the victorian colors.
Yesterday, during our Saturday Sampler classes, those who desired showed their finished quilts from last year. As usual, our ladies made WONDERFUL quilts! They are now hanging at the store where you can see them. We will soon be sharing photos of them here on our blog. See you soon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Arf! Arf!

This is the cutest quilt . . .made from a panel, a few borders and some minkee. We are on our second round of fabric. Just makes you smile to look at it. Come on in and check it out, don't know how long it will last! You will also want to see all the great new colors of minkee. . . WOW!

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