Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Don't be a FOOL!

Happy April Fools!

Come in for your foolish fabric fix and make some crazy quilts!  April 1st ONLY, all fabric on the bolt is 30% off!

Also, go to for some April Fool's Day pranks, crafts, and recipes! (we are not paid by them...we just think they're hilarious!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Show and Tell!

Out devoted customer, Margo Weber, stopped by the shop and wanted to "show and tell" the quilt she made with her daughter, Stacy.  The pattern is Mega Bits by Swirly Girl Designs.  She used 28 fat quarters bought almost exclusively at Fresh Picked Fabrics, AND she quilted it herself!  It is a darling quilt that we're so glad she came to share with us!

Monday, March 22, 2010

2010 Spring Fling Shop Hop with Suggested Route and Map

The 2010 Spring Fling Shop Hop is coming up this weekend!  The hours are 
         Friday,        March 26th,     10am - 6pm
         Saturday,   March 27th,     10am - 6 pm
and  Sunday,      March 28th,     12(noon) - 4pm.
Click here for a suggested hopping route for the Shop Hop!  If you don't like the route we've arranged, just move around the locations on the left by clicking and holding down the green letters (A, B, C, etc) and moving them in the order you'd like to travel!  It also tells the directions between each shop, if you scroll down!  By our calculations, if you spend a half an hour in each shop (except for Fresh Picked Fabrics which we, of course, have set aside 45 minutes), it would take approximately 5 hours and 38 minutes to complete the whole course!  What a great way to spend your day!  (There are lots of places along the way to nibble for lunch)

Here are the participating shops:
Cozy Cottage Fabrics
740 N Brea Blvd
Brea, 92821

Calico House
1279 E Imperial Hwy
Placentia, 92870

Fresh Picked Fabrics
3810 Prospect Ave, #A
Yorba Linda, 92886

Quilters Garden
2007 E Orangethorpe Ave
Placentia, 92870

Timeless Quilts
1135 E Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, 92805

Orange Quilt Bee
628 E Katella Ave
Orange, 92867

Flying Geese Fabric
307 El Camino Real
Tustin, 92780

The Quilt Cupboard
11891 Valley View Street
Garden Grove, 92845

Saturday, March 20, 2010

National Quilting Day!

March 20th (today) is National Quilting Day so come celebrate with us!  Today and Monday, March 22nd, bring in an ugly Fat Quarter and we'll trade you for a new one!  We'll vote and the ugliest Fat Quarter brought in to the shop will win a gift certificate, and we'll make an Ugly Quilt out of those Ugly Quarters!

We're also having 30% off our remnants so don't miss those while you're in--there are so many to choose from!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We have a new Baby at the SHOP!

We have just unpacked and set up the newest edition to our Gammill family.  The VISION machine--the next generation of quilting machine (you wouldn't believe the features it has!)

This crazy, new, and innovative machine, available in three model sizes: 18”, 26” and 30”, Vision (can you hear the angels singing?) by Gammill™ is designed to be a "quilter’s creative partner" with a host of patented applications. The easy to use touch screen accesses key features such as:
• On-Board Memory System – Save your personal settings and update new features!

• Advanced Stitch Regulation Technology – For better control at all speeds!

• Stitching Speed – Stitches at an amazing 2,700 stitches per minute!

• Available Digital Video Camera – Smart Technology – “See” the back of your quilt!

• Built-In Diagnostics – Check your system at a glance with confidence!

• NEW! Tie-Off Feature – Makes the starts and stops simply beautiful! (They've thought of everything!

• FM Tuner – On board Sound system! Made for people who enjoy listening to the radio while they quilt (is there anything better?)

We already have ours unpacked and ready to go so, stop by and explore all the new ways to make quilting even more great with the VISION!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fun, Fabric, Classes and More!

We are excited about offering sewing classes as well as quilting classes at the shop.  Come and learn to make the cutest Lovable Bubble skirt on March 18th from 5:30-8:30pm.  The cost is $25 plus the pattern.  We have the dang cutest reversible kids jumper class too.

We will teach you how to put in a zipper and you can make a "glam" bag at the same time!

Plus, we are now offering kids sewing classes.  Kids can learn to make a simple quilt and/or pillow case.  Call the shop to get the details of to schedule a class or sewing party!

Is there a quilting or sewing class you would like to take?  Get together a couple friends and we will book a class just for you.  Friendship groups are welcome too!

Need a Saturday night sew in?  Join us every other Saturday night for our "Sew Sew Saturday".  Come sew in your socks (or tennis shoes) from 5 p.m. till ????.  Call to reserve your spot, but it is free!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March! Two shows this weekend!

Start the month off right by coming to one or both of the shows we'll be in this weekend! 
The first is the Desert Guild Quilt Show with the theme being Sunshine, Shadows, and Stars (what a wonderful title!)  It's Friday and Saturday from 10-4pm at the Palm Springs Pavilion.  Admission is $7, but there's free parking!  There will be over 150 quilts featured at this show, opportunity quilts, mini quilts, Merchant Mall, Harpist, and a Boutique and ASQ certified appraiser!  There won't be space for driving strollers around, so please do not bring them either day.

Our second show is Saturday and Sunday at the Friendship Square Quilt Show at the La Habra Community Center  Admission is $6, and there's free parking at this one too!  Come as early as you want and stay as long as you want but please, only bring your stroller on Sunday.  There will be both an opportunity quilt and Merchant Mall at this show also, a large quilt display, a silent auction, boutique, and quilt sale!  The opportunity quilt, "Floral Fantasy" 2010, is a Baltimore Album style which is hand appliqued and hand quilted. The drawing will be held Sunday, March 7, at 3:30pm, so make sure to be there!

You can never go to too many shows so come say hello at both!