Thursday, December 20, 2012

The party's over . . .

The Saturday Sampler party is over . . . for this year anyway.  We will begin again on the 2nd Saturday in January 2013. (Doesn't that date sound like some kind of science fiction thing!)   The date is Jan. 12th, at 8:00, 9:00, or 10:00 a.m.  You will definitely want to see the fabulous projects we have planned for next year . . . and YES!. . . we finally have a plan! We try with all our creative might to come up with new and original designs that will appeal to everyone.  We are very excited about next year.

Following are the photos of the December blocks.  First of all, the pieced blocks in the neutral colors and the  blue color way.


And the last "Let It Snow" block . . . 

Included in your last "Let It Snow" block kit are instructions for assembling the quilt.  We also have finishing kits available with the fabrics we have used.  We love it!

The "Old Glory" quilt for December includes fabric for block #10 and when those are made you will be able to assemble and finish your quilt.  Isn't it fabulous.  It's so nice to have something ready to pull out for a holiday or gift and this is a definite winner for either occasion.

 You might also want to see a couple of different options for putting your blocks together.  We have this striking option . . .

And here is the log cabin design which we "kitted" at the beginning of 2012.  Isn't it gorgeous! 

We look forward to seeing you in January.  We will have our traditional finished quilt contest for the quilts made in 2012 in April of 2013. The only rule is that you use the block patterns and fabrics we provided.  The setting, finishing fabrics, etc. are up to you! We are giving lots of time to get your quilts done, so reward yourself and join the contest.

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 days of

“Twas the month before Christmas, 
 And all through the house 
Not a thing was left undecorated, 
Not even the mouse. 

The stockings were hung by the
chimney with care 
but my quilting friend’s stocking 
still remained bare.

  I love my friend dearly and want her 
Stocking to be plump 
But as I sit and ponder my mind is a frump.
When, what to my wondering eyes  
Should appear,

Made it perfectly clear!
With gadgets and gizmos and fabrics galore,

Her stocking will be FABULOUS 
She’s sure to adore!”

Join us at Valley Fabric Shop . . .
We'll help you count down the days in a jolly good wa

1st day . . . Lighted Seam Ripper
2nd day . . . Sewline Needle Threader
3rd day . . . Measure by the Yard Tape Measure
4th day . . . Rowenta Irons
5th day . . . Best Press (we have a new Peaches and Cream flavor)
6th day . . . Quilt Tags
7th day . . . Italian Embroidery Scossors Klasse Gift Set
8th day . . . Seam Fix Seam Ripper
9th day . . . European styled 4" Heirloom Embroidery Scissors
10th day . . . Sensational Sip and Snip
11th day . . . Big Board
12 day . . . Sweaterstone

Stay tuned each day for details about the day's "celebration" item . . .  and you don't have to wait for the day to purchase that day's item.  You can do them all in one stop!  Starting TODAY!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November "Old Glory"

OOPS!  Since this was not posted in October, here is what your completed star section should looke like.  You will add the checkerboard sashing and the half square border on the outside.  One more pieced block next month, a little sashing, and your quilt top will be finished.  Won't it be grand to pull this out for all patriotic holidays!

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November Saturday Sampler

They say the older you get, the faster time goes. . . I hate to think how old I am!!!!!  Here it is almost Thanksgiving!  We wish you all a very happy holiday and hope you enjoy gathering with family and friends.

If you are making the "Old Glory " quilt you will complete the star portion of the quilt, including the half square sashing.  Refer to photo under October Saturday Sampler post.

Here is the neutrals block . . .

and the blues . . .

 . . . and the "Let It Snow" block.

Here is a sneak peek for those of you making the
"Let It Snow" quilt.  We have kits for the borders and words available now.  In December we'll show the last block applique and finish the applique on the borders.  Final assembly instructions are also available if you want to start your run to the finish line.  Doesn't it make you smile!


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Friday, September 21, 2012

September Saturday Sampler Blocks

Here are the September Saturday Sampler blocks beginning with the Let It Snow block.  It's a fun little pail of snowballs, we put Warm and Natural in the kits for the snowballs!  Makes them soft and fuzzy and very touchable!

The pieced blocks require just a light and a dark this month.   The blue color way is navy
 and white . . .

The "neutrals" color way is black and cream . . .


. . . and the stars and strips is Block #4, you will need to make three of them.

Don't forget to sign up for our Stonehenge Event, Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.  There are still a few spaces and you will love seeing the fabulous trunk show, winning grand door prizes and learning from one of the best manufacturer's in the business.  See you there! 
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Frenzy

You've invited to our annual Fall Frenzy!

We are so excited to announce, and invite you to our annual Fall Frenzy, Thursday through Friday, Sept. 13-15.  We've been madly making new samples, "oohing and aahing" over new fabric, choosing new kits, and patterns, and just generally have a hard workin' good time. 

On Thursday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. we'll have a Witch's Hat Contest and a Screamin' Dollar Days sale.  Please take a bit of time and decorate a Witch's Hat for Halloween, or actually, any other occasion and we'll show them off, give prizes and awards and have a grand time.  It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive, just use your creativity (and we KNOW you quilters have it!) and create something that is "you".

Our Screamin' Dollar Days will have you jumping for on notions, tools, kits and other goodies.  We'll serve refreshments and stay open until 9:00.   We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August Saturday Sampler

Wow! Where has the summer gone?  Soon school will start, the days will cool (not all bad!) and the seasons will begin to change.  In the meantime we are happily stitching away on our Saturday blocks.  We have the nicest ladies who attend and we so, sew, (sorry. . . couldn't resist!) so appreciate each of you.

Here is our neutrals block . . .


followed by our "blues" color way . . .


and the Let It Snow quilt.  You can use any of the four colors in the kit for the letters of your choice.

 Lastly, "The Old Glory" project with only one block this month, not the usual three.
Don't forget to use your Easy Angle ruler, makes this tiny block a snap.

Happy stitching, and next month on Saturday Sampler weekend, we'll be having our Fall Sale and Open House.  More to come about that!
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Monday, July 30, 2012

July Saturday Sampler

We had a grand time at July Saturday Sampler.  Thanks to all who attended, we hope you enjoyed our Christmas in July celebration.
Here are the blocks for July.  First, the neutrals color way. . . .


. . . . and our "Let It Snow" quilt . . . .


. . . .  our blue patchwork block . . .


. . . . and the "Old Glory" block . . . .   It is #8 in your pattern.

We sew (okay. . .  just couldn't resist that!) so appreciate our Saturday Sampler ladies and look forward to seeing you each month.  Your enthusasiam is contagious and you keep us on our toes.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in August.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Christmas In July

June is busting out all over . . . or simply busted . . . it's gone!  Where does the time go?  We have been frantically sewing new samples for Christmas in July, and can't wait for you to see the MANY new projects we have to share.  New fabrics, new books, new patterns, NEW, NEW, NEW! 

All of it is Christmas and gift giving fun, so please join us Thursday - Saturday July 12-14 for our annual Sale-a-bration.  We'll be open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday with a special "Schoolhouse" event at 6:00 p.m.
Guests will rotate through five different stations and see new projects, new tools, new gift ideas, new fabrics.
We work very hard to prepare for this event and hope you will join us.  Refreshments will be served Thursday evening.  Can't wait to see you!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Sampler June 2012

Hi and welcome to an online viewing of our Saturday Sampler Blocks.

Here is the "Old Glory" block.  Don't cut off the points on your block like we did on the photo.  Our block has lovely and accurate points!

The pieced block is a "cheater" method for making the Lemoyne Star.  The tradtional block is created with "Y" seams, we used half square triangles and flying geese.  Here is the neutrals color way. . .

. . . and the blue color way.

The  "Let It Snow" block is this cute little juggler.  The face and arms line up with the bottom of the block and will be caught in the seam when the quilt is completed.

We missed those who didn't make it today.  Look forward to seeing you next month!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Saturday Sampler and a fabulous trunk show!

Can you believe that almost half of 2012 is gone? Well not exactly. . . but the half year mark is gong to be here soon.  WOW!  Time flies by when you are sewing fun! 

Here is our neutral block for May. . .

and here is the blue block. . .

the "Let It Snow" block. . . we love the informal placment of flakes ( ahem!)

and last but certainly fabulous, the Old Glory block.

As soon as you get those blocks made, come into the store and check out these adorable quilts from Anka's Treasures new book, Little Quilts 4 Little Kids.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

April Saturday Sampler Blocks

This is block #4 in the pattern, a classic!
The blue quilt is becoming quite a stunner . . . can't wait to see the finished projects!
This is for the neutrals quilt. . . the photo doesn't do it justice. . .very elegant!
And finally,  our block for the "Let It Snow" quilt!  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Fling

You're invited to a
Spring Fling
Valley Fabric Shop
Please join us for our Spring Sale this week Thursday, March 29 - Saturday, April 1. All bolted fabric will be on sale, lots of new samples are hanging and fun is in the air!!
On Thursday at 6:00 p.m. we'll have a trunk show by Margie Ullery of Ribbon Candy Quilt Company. Her quilts are fun, simple, colorful and delightful. We'll serve refreshements and the we'll stay open until 9:00 p.m. Come and enjoy some quilting time with other lovely ladies and renew your creative energy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Saturday Sampler

We think this month's Saturday Sampler blocks are lovely. Here is the blue color way. . .

And the neutrals . . .

And the Let It Snow block . . .

and the Old Glory block. Don't forget to make three of these.

It is such fun to watch the quilts in progression and your excitment is very contagious!

On another note, we emailed our newsletter this month. If you did not receive a copy and would like one, please call Valley Fabric Shop, or email us at
We are in the process of developing a new website and you will soon be able to access the newsletter on that site, along with happenings at the store, order new kits, photos, tutorials and lots more. We are very excited and can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, happy stitching!
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