Sunday, December 11, 2011

Embroidery Club Holiday Celebration

 We love having our customers come to the shop to work on their projects!  Our Embroidery Club, Stitchin' Sisters, has grown by leaps and bounds under the direction of our amazing teacher, Cindy Lee.  We are so glad they have chosen to learn with us!    

Friday, November 18, 2011

Delaina's Baby Quilt

Isn't this a great quilt?  When Delaina came to see us and wanted a way to display her baby's clothes in a quilt, Connie came up with this whole-cloth quilt design.  Then Delaina and I worked on it over the past several months to complete her project.  We were so proud of her work.  She had never sewn or quilted before!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ConKerr Cancer Sew-In at Tiny Stitches

Thanks to all who participated in our Conkerr Cancer Sew-In on Tuesday, Sept. 20.  Our participants sewed most of the day and together produced about 100 pillow cases to donate.  As always, we had a great time and the food that everyone brought in was wonderful.

Here's a few photos of our event.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

We just finished our first week of Kid's Camp.  What a great time we had making Bug Jar Quilts!

Here's the picture worth a thousand words:

Who's behind those Bug Jars?
If your young person missed this great camp, there's still time to sign up for our July camp.

Monday, May 16, 2011

News from Spring Quilt Market

Robin Gallagher, Melinda's sister, hosted a booth at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake to introduce her patterns and quilts. We carry many of her patterns at the shop and were excited to see her vending at the show. Melinda helped her set up her cute booth, sell and greet customers during the event. See the cute robin for Robin Quilts?


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Many thanks to all of you who donned your hats and tiaras to help us celebrate the Royal Wedding. We had so much fun and hope you did too.

Through all of the celebrating I couldn't help but feel a lingering sadness over the devastation brought on by the tornadoes the South experienced this past week. My niece teaches in Tuscaloosa and though she and her husband are fine, her school was badly damaged and they fear some of the children are still missing. We began receiving the images of the school via email on Thursday. We are scrambling at the shop trying to think of ways we can help.

I was just processing this awful news when we began receiving information about the devastation experienced by Sew Bee It quilt shop in Ringgold, Ga. By Saturday the images and videos were coming through on our email. There are clearly no words to express the reaction we felt. The images of the quilts scattered about the debris - unbelievable.

Please join us in keeping all of these folks in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get Sewing at Tiny Stitches!

The gurus of the quilting industry have long been predicting the trend toward garment sewing using the quilt fabric we have in our shop. They've been insisting that our shops are truly creative sewing centers - perfect for making clothing.
A few of our staff members were forward thinking enough to get the ball rolling in the shop by making clothing samples for children using some of our current lines. We've been watching to see where this trend will go with our customers and have tried to seek out new patterns and fabrics to facilitate it. Slowly we've noticed noticed some of the most adorable clothing projects for children being brought into the shop for "show and tell". These are being created using everything from Cat in the Hat fabric to our newest organic collection for little boys by Robert Kaufman. I have to admit that my favorite creations are those actually being worn by the little ones who visit us at the shop!
Many of us admit that we sewed before we quilted and that is certainly the case with me. I fashioned Barbie clothes from the time I was 5 and as one of nine children, made most of my own clothes by the time I reached high school. The quality of the fabric in the shop is just perfect for sewing. (In fact I saw a stylish skirt on a young person who was attending the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra made from Cat in the Hat coordinates just last week!) How exciting!
Here are just a few samples to inspire you!

Monday, April 4, 2011

An Amazing Shop Hop!

Well...Shop Hop, A Quilter's Tour of Homes, was absolutely wonderful! We had about 1,100 people through the shop (castle) from Thursday until Sunday and about 100 completed passports to turn in.

I love having the shop filled with people having a good time, enjoying the fabric, friends and fun of this event. I have to admit though, that I am always a little sad when we say goodbye to that final customer and the event ends for the year. The shop seems strangely quiet after everybody leaves and we're left with our memories.

I thought you might enjoy this picture of a customer at Sarah's shop who selected the winners this year during our wrap up meeting from all of our completed passports. I got to send Betty Stilley's sewing machine to her and when I got delivery notification today, I thought about all our happy memories all over again!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

I just love hosting our Saturday Sampler event. I get to see and visit with so many of you. We always reserve a portion of our block of time together for customer "show and tell". I always love to see what our customers have created and this past Saturday I was particularly excited about the quilts that were displayed. Ann Prince had completed her top for the beautiful batik quilt, Celtic Wave, by Judy Niemeyer. It was just incredible. This quilt was followed by many others, all of them great accomplishments, but I was also impressed with Priscilla Ordway's beautiful patriotic quilt. We've included pictures so that you can enjoy them too!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tag Sale at Tiny Stitches

We certainly enjoyed celebrating the Academy Awards at the shop last week. We gave Oscars to the most deserving quilt samples, gave many of our customers a chance to be a famous "star", and several of our Quilt 'Till You Wilt ladies dressed up in true movie star style to celebrate. What fun!

We busied ourselves this past week with processing lots of new trunk shows, fabric, books and patterns as we make the shop ready for Shop Hop, March 24-17th. We've even reorganized our book area to make it easier to see all of our great new titles.

We began running a "Tag Sale" at the shop on Tuesday, March 1st. We've identified select bolts and quilting books from all areas around the store that we've put on sale at 25% off the marked price. These "chosen" bolts and books have a colorful tag on them. Be sure to look for these bargains all around the shop. It's the "Where's Waldo" of the quilt world!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well, here I am getting all technologically savvy. It’s my first Blog post and I’m so excited. First Twitter and now this. I so excited to be able to share news from the shop and projects our customers have created through this forum.
February was, of course, all about Valentine’s Day. We decorated the shop with projects and quilts and received our flowers, etc., but nobody was able to top Connie’s Valentine this year. In the middle of the afternoon on the BIG DAY we noticed small group of men in tuxedos making their way to the shop. One of them was holding a rose. As they entered the shop (always a brave move for any man), they asked for Connie and then they began to serenade her! Customers stopped and enjoyed and we all took pictures. As they began to sing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” she began to cry and so did we. Connie’s husband had arranged all of it for his Valentine. How romantic!

We hope you had a good Valentine’s Day and a good February. Don’t forget to come into the shop this weekend as we celebrate “Three Days ‘Till Oscar” at Tiny Stitches!