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!