Monday, December 27, 2010

Some Snowflakes

A few wintry pictures for my blog friends (the first white Christmas in Alabama in FOREVER and my first Christmas married!) It is all good luck I'm sure!
Also, just to make sure you get the right dosage of cuteness today....here ya go!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! It is almost the New Year guys so lets get those To-Do lists out. Then tear them up and throw them away because you get to start over, after all. What else is a New Year good for?!

<3BonnieJean

Thursday, December 23, 2010

a BIG secret for you!

You all are the first to know.....
for the first time, we are also having our annual After-Christmas sale online!!! Woohoo!

Of course we always want you to be able to come to the store. There is nothing like a sale day! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday and PUHLEEZE enjoy your time off from work.
I'm sure I'll be the only one who misses my job, right?

Right. Alright! Here's your To-Do!
1) Enjoy holiday season
2) Eat lotssssss of food
3) Spend time with family (even those that you don't really like)
4) Take a nap, for goodness sakes! You just ate a bunch!
5) Get a neat present & give a neat present
6) Re-group online or in the store on Monday for our wonderful sale!!

Ok, make sure you complete all your tasks! Santa will come and see you, I promise!, if you do :)

<3BonnieJean

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Coming Along!

The Michael Miller Clubhouse quilt is coming along well!
I PROMISE I will sew some more today. Promise. Really.
You all believe me right?

Gina's Group is meeting and they are taking on this for their next project!
The Farmer's Wife! You go girls!! I think they are going to have a wonderful time!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Around here, we are excited for Christmas and are hoping to make it as stress free as possible. We are having an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party tomorrow night and a Bah Humbug! Day on Monday where we will all sew free gift card holders. woohoo!

I hope everyone will remember to relax and enjoy the season and stop by your quilt shop if you need a breather! We promise that we (along with loads of fabric and quilting goodies) will help you relax and remember that it is ok to chill for a second in December! You don't have to be crazy!

See you soon!
<3Bonnie Jean

Friday, December 3, 2010

Those Flying Geese I Spoke Of?


Well here they are!! These two pictures are the first two of many wonderful blocks that my little group will be making in the Michael Miller Clubhouse. There are still a few spots open if anyone would like to join us. This quilt makes a QUEEN people! Only $18/month & $5 teaching fee.

Although, I look at it as more of a "learning together" experience :)

Join NOW!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fly Away Home!

Flying Geese Method

I'm working on putting my Michael Miller Clubhouse quilt together for all to see (and hopefully come and join our monthly club!) and there are some flying geese.
I decided to research some different techniques for making flying geese and I found this one which is pretty neat. Ya'll might think I'm silly, but geez, you learn something new every day. Especially new quilting techniques. It seems like somebody is always coming up with a new idea, better technique, or God bless 'em a NEW RULER. (Don't we have a ruler for every darn thing these days?!)

Anyway, just thought I'd share :)

<3Bonnie Jean

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do My Bloggy Friends Like $5 Too?

I'm doing a thing on Facebook where everybody promotes our page and when we get 50+ new friends I give everyone a $5 off coupon to use online OR in store.

And I though, well, what about my bloggy friends?! Surely they love free $5 off coupons as well!

So here I am. Tell your friends about our blog! I'm going to make it a little easier on you guys since following a blog is a little teensy bit more involved than "liking" our page on Facebook. (Although, if you aren't our friend on Facebook you definitely should be, because, obviously, it is super easy.) Anyway, so for my dedicated bloggy friends you guys only have to get 15 more people to follow and I will give you all a $5 off coupon!

Hurray! So get to sharing this blog with all your friends. I'm not stopping at the first 15, I mean, for EVERY 15 people there will be another $5 coupon.

Ahhh, $5. I can't wait for you all to get some free money :)

<3Bonnie Jean

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Those Still Clinging to Fall

We just got in a few VERY cute bolts of fabric from Sandy Gervais. It is called Lollipop! Can't get much cuter than that.
This line has perfect fall colors...so warm & inviting!

DeAndra made a cupcake pot holder from this line! So cute!
Yes, we have fallen in love with these cupcake pot holders! They are super cute and pretty quick to make. Won't we all look fancy taking our turkeys out of the oven this Thanksgiving...

<3Bonnie Jean

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wishful Thinking...I Think

Does anyone out there think that Black Friday shopping is fabulous? See, no one that I know believes this like I do. My family comes down from the wintry lands of Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with us, take naps on the couch, and basically distract me from watching the Iron Bowl. (disgraceful, I know)
The point is, for the past two years I've had to literally drag people out of bed to go shopping with me and to share in the adventure of Black Friday. My sister for some reason  is not a Super Shopper (like me) & oh my goodness you wouldn't believe the absolute SLOTH-LIKE ability my cousin has when it comes to getting ready. Literally, you have to watch her very closely to even see her move.
So, by the time we get out the door and to the store all the good sales are gone and my companions are grumpy because I've had to yell at them all morning to "Get Moving People! Be excited!" like a Black Friday drill sergeant.

Yes, it's ridiculous. So I would really love to hear about your Black Friday shopping experiences. What do you do? Who do you drag, or who drags you? Do you have a big breakfast & take it slow or are you like that Target commercial (you know, the lady in the red jumpsuit, the really crazy one?)



This lady cracks me up. Is that you? I think there are really some people like that. I could be like that! If I had some liquid courage (Starbucks, anyone?!) and a sidekick.
I think.

<3Bonnie Jean

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We like to party!

Who doesn't love an ugly Christmas sweater? You don't? WELL!

That's exactly why you should come to our 1st Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!!
Check out all the details HERE













Oh yes, it looks like fun. We are going to play games, give away prizes, have demos, and EAT! Only $5 for dinner and have your ticket(really ugly sweater) on and you are ready for a night of fun!!

Make this a wonderful, fun, night and boogy on down to Quilter's Refuge in your ugliest sweater.
Don't say you don't have one (I know you do!)

<3Bonnie Jean

Monday, November 15, 2010

Upcoming specials & events (YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!)

If you love Christmas but are hating the stress that accompanies....well, we are trying to help you relieve some of that stress!

We are having lots of specials for you, all you have to do is take advantage of them! From free food, gift wrap, classes, and goodies to making your own sale....we're doing it.




Also, we had a teacher's meeting (where I learned to crochet! the picture is my second attempt...as the first dishrag I started kept losing stitches so it eventually began to take on a triangle form which I was teased mercilessly for so I defiantly stated that a triangle was my intent the whole time & I was crocheting a thong.)

Anyway! we scheduled a lot of neat classes which I will be putting up on the website asap. We've got everything from the Michael Miller Clubhouse with fun fabrics, to beginner applique block of the month, to paper piecing, to sewing!

Make sure to visit us throughout the holiday season for lots of fun, sales, & stress relief. If you'd like a postcard reminder of our upcoming Friends & Family shopping day just send an email to contact@quiltersrefuge.com (that's me!) with your address & I'll be happy to send you one!

FILL OUT YOUR DEAR SANTA WISH LISTS! This is your way to make your own sale!!

Have a wonderfully rainy cold day & drink some coffee for me! (I'm freezing.)

<3Bonnie Jean

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pictures from Quilt Market

Check out all of the pictures from Quilt Market at this link!

Photos of our great adventure!!

The Winners Are Announced!

Fate has drawn these names out of our hat! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everybody who participated. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming specials, sales, and other exciting things. Our online community is so inspiring and we love to reward you guys with free stuff and specials, only for you!

Ok, enough jibber jabber...here are the winners!

Jennie Flynn (Presencia Thread)
Darlene (Aurifil Thread Pack)
Stacey-Carter Hughes (Aurifil Thread Pack)
Daphne Oaks (Quilt Magazine)
Jean (Pattern + Button Pack)
Sandy (Charm Ruler)
Richelle Sandlin (Charm Ruler)

The winners were chosen from both our Facebook and our Blog participants. If your name is on this list, contact me at contact@quiltersrefuge.com with your info and we will get your prize mailed to you asap!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

4 give aways...one post

Ok ladies! I'm giving away four prizes in one post! Can we handle it? I think so!!! Here's your choices...
5 lucky people will win (1) 3 spools of Presencia thread, (1) Fons & Porter magazine, (1) Free Christmas embroidery pattern + accessory buttons!, and (2) Aurifil five piece thread packs!

leave me a (nice) comment & let me know what YOU want to win! I might just give it to you....
Pictures to come soon...ya'll just wouldn't believe it unless you've been. I left the vendor show today and I'm just bursting at the seams with new ideas and projects and things that I want to sew and share with you all!!!!
Have a great night & rest of the weekend.
WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN & ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND. COMMENT TODAY!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

First Market Give-Away!

This Charm Wizard ruler by Far-Flung Quilts if the first of many wonderful treats for you to win! Use this ruler to cut 5" squares, center a feature print, cut 2 1/2" squares, and cut 2 1/2" X 5" rectangles. Leave your comments now.

I've got two to give to you!!! Yay! More to come....Plus I was a dedicated photographer today like I promised, but I'm also tired. SO, you will get pictures and full details of our adventures tomorrow.
Right now I really just want to lay here in bed and give ya'll presents. Is that ok? I think so.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

We Have Arrived!

We pulled up to our hotel in downtown Houston this afternoon around 4. Houston, believe it or not, has a lot of traffic. Anyway, we felt like we looked pretty cool in our (rented) Chrysler 300. You kind of have to feel like a gangster when you are riding in one.
Am I right?
I thought I would share some pictures with you from today and yesterday. In revealing these photos I have decided that I am in serious need of some photography lessons. Tomorrow I promise to be much more diligent in my photo taking responsibilities. So do not laugh at these.
The first picture....well I'm not really sure what I was attempting to snap a pic of but I'm sure it was something really amazing (we were in a moving vehicle after all!)
Second picture...well will you just look at all those overpasses?! I love the feel of the downtown city area with its cute restaurants and art galleries but can you imagine having to drive anywhere?! No thank you. I will keep my lanes to 4 or less!
Lastly, we stayed at the Horseshoe CASINO & Hotel. Unfortunately I had no casino buddy, so my first gambling trip will have to wait until I can convince my husbands 80-something grandmother to get better and take me (she claims she will!) The view was amazing though. This is also where my first Turkey Burger experience occurred. And would you believe I ate the whole thing. I NEVER eat all of anything. It was amazing.

Now, for anyone who cares and for my own selfish reasons of posting incredibly cute pictures of my loved ones (mainly animals) here are two more to end the night.
The first is me at my final dress fitting (who doesn't love lace?!) and the second is my snuggly Meeko kitty that we just got moved into our house. I introduced him to this red fuzzy blanket and he forgot all about me!

More from Houston tomorrow. It is Schoolhouse (lots of classes!) and I will have photos of all quilting celebrities (hopefully.)

Bonnie Jean

Monday, October 25, 2010

Houston Bound Count Down

First of all, my title rhymes and I'm pretty proud of that right now. 
Second of all, we are leaving for Houston on Wednesday and I am so excited! We will be attending the 2010 Fall Quilt Market in Texas. And apparently what they say about things being bigger in Texas is also true for their tornadoes. Did anyone see these pictures on Today this morning?!
So let's all please keep our fingers crossed that the tornadoes don't show up while we are there. 
Alright, so on the agenda we have dinners, parties, and lots and lots and lots of vendors to look at. I mean, LOTS. From what the previous attendees from the shop have made it sound like, I'm going to get my exercise! I should get some of those Shape Ups shoes.....

Anyway, I thought that it wasn't fair that I am getting to go and experience the wonderful world of market...so I thought that I would give stuff away to YOU that I get at market! Doesn't that seem fair? I think so.

So, if everything works out, every night I will post a picture of that days' goodies on Facebook and on here. All you have to do is comment, or become a follower and comment, OR even leave a comment on our Facebook page. And then a random winner will be chosen.
I'm pretty sure it couldn't get much easier. And the best part is...it's all a surprise! I don't know what I'm going to find there and I don't know what I'm giving away yet...but it will be wonderful, fresh, new stuff. 
RULES: You may only win one time. You must leave a comment on our blog(and be a follower) or leave a comment on our Facebook (and be a fan)
That's it!!! 
I can't wait to see what gifts are in your future :)

Bonnie Jean

Friday, October 22, 2010

King of the Casseroles

yummmmmmmyyyyy!
So I just wanted to let everyone know that I made this chicken casserole last night for dinner. Oh My Gosh. It is amazing. It makes a humongous dish (13X9 overflowing!!) and it made my hubby very happy. If you need an easy, filling meal that will last you for a couple of days...this is your chicken. I even had some for lunch today, and yes, it was even more delish warmed up.

It's in the Gooseberry Patch Christmas book I featured in the blog yesterday. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to cook every recipe in it.
And I am teaching myself to crochet (has anyone noticed all of the new releases that are coming out with crochet projects in them?!) My BOGO Mexican food night group looked at me like I'd lost it when I told them I was going home to practice my crocheting. haha.
Looks like I have a busy weekend..... :)
Bonnie Jean

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Isn't It Wonderful....

Yes, I'm talking about marriage. I am having a perfectly wonderful time being married....so far. We'll have to see how the rest of the week finishes out. But for now, for the first 1 1/2 weeks of marriage....Bliss :) 
Speaking of Bliss...here's some Bliss from Moda. 
Now, if this fabric isn't calling your name you must not be listening hard enough. I think it needs to be curtains in my cute little kitchen. Yes, I say cute which actually means "very small and nowhere to put all of my dishes". But I think everyone should have to start out with a cute kitchen. It's just how it's done.

NEW ARRIVALS:  BOOKS
This book arrived yesterday and is just chock full of Christmas-y goodness. Not only does it make you want to cook, by the time you look  halfway through it you want to learn how to knit, crochet, and pull out your acrylic paints. It's simply wonderful.
This, so far, is my second favorite reason that I am now married: I get to decorate my cute house with incredibly cute homemade goodies and impress my hubby & relatives. Hurray! This book will have me well on my way to being a Christmas decorating celebrity :)

If anyone needs something to do Saturday night, we are having a Scrap-In right here at Quilter's Refuge. (1000 Beltline Rd. SW Ste. V2 Decatur, AL 35601 for you GPS users) You can still sign up online or come by the shop. We provide dinner, snacks, games, irons & boards, cutting mats (bring your own cutters), tables, and electricity. Bring your unfinished projects and sew all night long!! It's the best $15 you can spend on a Saturday night!!
<3Bonnie Jean (Decker) now McCormick!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Results Are In + A Mystery...

53% of those who took our poll chose to shop at non-quilt stores because of price.
So the best question ever.... Quantity? or Quality?


We might not ever know....if you owned a quilt shop, how would you reach out to those who search for a lower price point than quilt shops are able to go to? We want everyone to have something that will last forever when they finish their project.
This is something that is hard for me, as I've always been a bargain shopper. But over the past couple of years I've discovered that some things you've just GOT to spend money on. Maybe it's a big expense now, but you won't have to replace it in a year.

On a much more exciting note...there's a Mystery!! We are starting this mystery quilt program in November & we would love to have everybody participate! Who doesn't need some suspense in their lives?




There are two color ways "Travel by Day" & "Travel by Night". These are our color choices and you don't HAVE to do them, but they are an option!! See all the details here...

Also, what are your thoughts on this fabric line? I'm lovin' it! ....in the words on Ronald McDonald. ;)

This is Etchings from StudioE. Check out the whole line here! This is the first fabric line that I've gotten to make the big decision on and order, so I'm really excited about it. Calm and cool, perfect for any time of year. I think it will be perfect for a 'modern' quilt, purses, or cute little clothes :)
Let me hear your thoughts!!
 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scandalous!

Most of us don't believe in buying fabric from Wal-Mart or Hancock's or well...anywhere but our local quilt shop! It seems like there is a huge gap between those who strictly shop at "quilt shops" and those who buy their fabric and supplies other places. It seems like quilters are more upset about their local Wal-Mart closing out their 'fabric' sections of their stores than when one of their local Quilt Shops closes it's doors.

What's the answer!!!

I would love to hear your comments on why you shop at non-quilt stores and what you think about their fabric. Please feel free to take the poll to the left of the page and also leave a comment on this post.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well Hello Fall!

As long as I have lived in Alabama, the weather still surprises me. Two days ago it was 100 degrees. Today the temperature is hovering at a chilly 50 degrees with a high of only 77. Brrrr!
As I am already dreaming of Spring...look at these!
 
Oh yes, these are our laminated fabrics due to arrive in January. Won't they make cute raincoats?!
Or this cute hat...
 And being a huge Dr. Seuss fan (who hasn't read all of his books?!) I was pretty excited about his arrival in our store...
Shop Dr.Seuss Here!
I'm pretty proud of my little artwork there.... courtesy of Picnik (anybody can use this to edit their photos, and it's free!!) Well, that's all for this morning. Time to refill the coffee cup!

<3Bonnie Jean

Monday, September 27, 2010

Work in Progress...

Ada (a quilting miracle worker I think) has completed the middle section of the new Civil War Chronicles block of the month program that is starting in January.
Oh, it is just gorgeous! We already have quite a few people signed up, and we hope to have a lot more! This is a quilt that you will treasure and pass on to your children and grandchildren.

I am so excited to see it finished!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Football Fridays

We all love football right?

Well, maybe not! But you will after this deal. Help us celebrate fall and football season every Friday starting tomorrow (the 17th). 
It's so easy to score with this special. Come into the store on Fridays and wear your favorite team's jersey or other licensed wearable. That's it! You save 10% on regularly priced items. 

That's not all of course. We want you to win the National Championship (Roll Tide!!) which will include a $50 gift certificate, a football quilt pattern, and a football themed goody basket! You will get your name entered in the drawing every Friday that you come in and make a purchase.

For my wonderful online customers, don't worry! You can participate too. Only on Fridays regularly priced merchandise will be 10% off. You will also get your name entered to win the Championship for every purchase you make on Fridays only. 

It would be really great if you guys wanted to post some pictures of what you do on Game Day. Food, outfits, family time, anything would be fun.
So post up to our Facebook. I'll feature the pictures on our website! (Right below where you post a comment it says "Attach" and then click picture!) If you need help just send me an email and I'll be glad to help you.contact@quiltersrefuge.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Little Sneak Peak...

I got so inspired the other day when our Moda rep came to visit. We ordered some very cute fabric, and even cuter books! (Like this Bareroots Embroidery book) I am trying to expand our "quilting" world to include sewing projects as well. Modern is the trend right now and I want to be sure we get everyone involved! I'm hoping these little new projects will inspire some younger generations to get their creative juices flowing...through their sewing machine and into handmade projects. 

I'm very excited that we ordered some laminated fabric. The possibilities are endless with this stuff! Like this hat for instance...
Wouldn't you love to wear this on a rainy Spring day? I would....I think I will have to make one. Or a few. 
And I also love these lunch bags. I think these are such a great way to show your creativity and individualism! Anybody can go to Wal-Mart and get a lunch bag...but how many can make one of these? Love it! So excited to make all of these new little projects.

I also cajoled Gina into ordering a couple of these neat books...
 I got to glance though it, and it is just full of neat history, ideas, and 'vintage notions' as the book is titled!

I hope everyone is enjoying football season. Somehow I ended up with  two fantasy football teams...hmm. But miraculously I am winning!! woohoo!! My fiance is not as excited, as I beat him last week :)

That's what he gets I guess!! Make sure to join us online & in store for Football Fridays, coming up the 17th!!

If you are looking for a neat blog to follow, I've been reading "The Rabbit & The Duck" based in Australia. She is a handmade queen and I enjoy reading her posts! Check her out. The Rabbit & The Duck Blog

Friday, September 3, 2010

Block of the Month Programs

It seems that there are a million Block of the Month programs available these days to participate in (or offer!). Although our quilt shop has just started it's Internet sales, believe me, we are trying our best to get out there and offer you some Block of the Month programs. 
Currently underway, we have Holidays at Home, a fun quilt using Strip-It fabric. I think this Block of the Month is unique in it's technique.
Next we have Civil War Chronicles...the quilt after Civil War Tribute. This one begins in January and is great for learning new piecing techniques. 
Holly Lane is currently underway. It's a gorgeous Holiday quilt with minimal applique for the beginner. The piecing isn't too hard either! A perfectly simple quilt.

Now the question is...what do you want? Let us know! We want to feature Block of the Months that are inspiring to you. Do you all love applique? Or do you want some challenging piecing? Or a great beginner quilt? 
We are going to be revising our line up over the next couple of days and I want us to be able to fill every class! So tell me what your favorite is so I can get your votes in to "the boss". :) 

Have a great weekend quilters! Make some time to make something pretty!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Donations to Lexi House

Mrs. Vicki Howell made nearly 30 pillowcases out of her stash and we are donating them to Lexi House.
Look at all these cheery bright fabrics!


Lexi House is a local charity that supports women and children that are in situations beyond their control. Visit their site here to learn more about them. We hope that these pillowcases will bring some comfort and cheer to those that receive them! 

Thanks Vicki for all of your hard work. Vicki has also made many, many, pillowcase dresses for the Little Dresses for Africa organization.

I hope that if any of you are able you will support your local charities and organizations!! 
Check our our Quilter's Refuge coozies! Now you can represent your local quilt shop (or your online quilt shop!) while keeping those talented fingers safe from cold!! $2.99 in our online store :) You know you want one.
By the way, if anyone wants to sign up for our email newsletter, then you need to do it before August is over. Why? Well, you get a free pattern this month of course through Quilt Shop Carousel. 



Visit their site at www.quiltshopcarousel.com to get 12 free patterns from 12 super cool quilt shops (Quilter's Refuge is on there of course!)







And here's a quick link to sign up for our newsletter! Sign up here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Up, Up, and.... Away?


That is what our fabric prices are doing. And I'm wondering how long they can push the prices upward. I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts about this. Just in the last two years I have seen fabric prices go from $7 - $8 a yard to their current prices of $10 - $11! Batiks are even more expensive than that. (They are so darn pretty though!) 

I love fabric, but I'm wondering how far the customers' love of fabric will stretch their pocket books?
What do ya'll think? Will you still be buying quality quilting fabric if you have to spend $10 or more a yard, or will you resort to lower quality fabrics from larger retailers?

It's a hard choice to make. Click here to read some of the latest on cotton prices!

Speaking of cute things....
I love this Paper Dolls fabric from Windham fabrics. How cute!!

And last but  not least, I'll leave ya'll with a "before" picture of one of Ada's (an amazing quilter, a very sweet lady, and a wonderful friend) quilts in progress. She used one of our Jelly Rolls and is whipping up a simply sweet quilt. Finished pictures soon!

<3Bonnie Jean

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pie Stuffed Cake, and Bacon Explosion!

My good friend Ryan Wade shared this link with me on my Facebook page, and  oh my gosh, I just had to share with my good friends!! Quilting and food somehow seem to go together...especially sweets. Don't ask me how that one happened! But with all the jelly rolls, honeybuns, and turnovers, there had to be a real life Layer Cake...and this is it!
Pie stuffed cake
Can you believe this thing?! Click the link above to see the recipe. I hope someone will make this thing! It's cherry, pumpkin, and apple inside of yellow, white, and spice cake.
YUM.

I am an old fashioned kind of girl, I have to admit. I make my pie crust from scratch and I think it's much sweeter to bring a homemade dish to dinner than anything else. I will post pictures of my apple pie and Gibson chess pie that I'm making this afternoon, tomorrow.

By the way, if you are looking to make your man incredibly happy (or give him a bacon induced heart attack) make sure to check out this recipe as well! Bacon explosion from bbqaddicts.com
My soon to be husband LOVES bacon. I'm thinking we are going to be testing this one out this weekend!!

Ok, now that I've tempted you, don't eat too much!!

<3Bonnie Jean

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

And the winner is....

Nancy Sue!! Thank you for your comment Nancy. Nancy will get to choose between a 12 Days of Christmas Charm Pack and a Fruit Cake charm pack for her prize.

We hope everyone is enjoying their Air Conditioning as much as we are. Don't forget we are celebrating our a/c this week with 10% off Christmas fabrics and we're giving away free icy cold bottles of water, lemonade mixers, and a cute Quilter's Refuge coozie to keep your fingers from freezing! All online customers will receive this coozie along with their regular free fat quarter and extra gift!

Now if only fall would get here already...I want to make something with these Halloween fabrics...



Aren't these fun?! I think Halloween might be my favorite holiday. What is yours?








Have a fabulous week and don't forget to send me your addresses so I can send you a postcard that you can redeem in store on September 1st during our Anniversary sale, or use online for 15% off on October 1st.

Also don't forget that this month's Quilt Shop Carousel is going on...and we are participating!! You get 12 Free patterns just for signing up for your online quilt shops mailing lists. Check out Quilt Shop Carousel here.

Of course, I think our quilt is the prettiest!! Our free pattern that you will receive when you sign up for our newsletter is "Come Together". We used the new line from StudioE called "Layered Nature".
It doesn't get prettier than that! You can buy the kit HERE.

Make sure to get your free patterns. They will only be up for one month.

<3Bonnie Jean