Monday, October 31, 2011

Beginner's Quilting Class

Tomorrow evening starts our Beginner's Quilting Class here at The Quilt Barn. We have one space left.
There are 4 classes this month, every Tuesday starting November 1, 6:00-8:00.

This is the quilt we will be making. A class supply list is available at The Quilt Barn. 

Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Today is The Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  Quilter/bloggers are linking up their quilts today and you can wander around the blogesphere looking at quilts.
You should check some out.

I am adding Jenele's Love Quilt. I know some of you have seen it before but when I wandered around looking for a quilt to share with others, this one was a clear winner.

Her piecing is impecable.

Jenele was inspired by Tonya Ricucci's quilt, Rumspringa. Her blog is Lazy Gal Quilting. The link to the inspiration quilt is here.
Jenele didnt have a pattern to work with so she just winged it. Three cheers for winging it Jenele!

Me, I like to assemble the backing as quick a possible. Not Jenele, her backs are just as nice as the front.

I am sharing my Ghastlies quilt over on my blog. I will be wandering about the other linked up blogs tomorrow and maybe adding a few new blogs to my favorites.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beginning Quilting Class

We have been getting lots of requests for a Beginner's Quilting Class. We now have one coming up!
November 1, 8, 15 and 22 (Tuesdays) from 6:00-8:00 PM.
A supply list is available when you sign up. The cost is 45$, not including your supplies.

We can supply you with a sewing machine if needed. Just let us know when you sign up so we can have it set up and ready to go.

There are a few people signed up already. The supply list is now available for you to pick up.

We will be making a lap quilt. Our sample top is made and I will show you pictures when it is finished being quilted.

See you there!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pincushion Frame Class

As soon as we saw Kristy's super cute picture frame pincushion we knew you would love it too. Come on, this is adorable.

I would love to make these as gifts for Christmas.

You can learn how to make on too. Kristy will be teaching you how to make one.

Sign up now before this class fills up. The class is November 3 6-7:30 PM and the class fee is 10$.

Here is what you will need:

1- really cute picture frame
  It needs to be complete though with glass, back and everything.
2-coordinating fabric (it depends on how big the frame is but unless you're using a 8x10 frame a fat     quarter would be plenty. It really just needs to be 2-4" larger than the frame on all sides)
3- scrap of Poly-fill same size as the fabric
4- Hot glue and hot glue gun

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner from our Anniversary Week

We have some winners to announce from our Anniversary Sale Week.

The 6 quilts that get quilted for free go to:
Debbie Klug
Kali Nielson
Cathy Hoard
Camille Fowler
Sharon Christenson
Larsen Peterson

And the winner of the 3 night, 6 person Hen House Retreat is Dara Larsen!!

Congratulations to our winner and a big thank-you to all of you! We had a blast blast week. We are so glad you stopped by.

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Simple Home Project- Dishtowels

Happy Monday! What a week we had here at The Quilt Barn. The sale kept us all busy and flying around the store.

But now it is time to get back to our usual: blogging about the stuff we love and have made.
I am on project #4 (I think) from the book Simple Home, dishtowels.

I had been meaning to go shopping and buy some plain dishtowels and embellish with their method but other things distracted me (as is easily done). Then I spied dishtowels on a roll. What!!?? How can you work somewhere and not notice something? Lets be honest, that happens all the time to me. I will be cutting some fabric and never have seen it.

So, I cut a couple of lengths of the dishtowel on a roll, gathered scraps and ruffled ric rac and got to work. Voila, fancy dishtowels.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Quilt Barn is Now a Batting Distributor

Did you know that The Quilt Barn is a distributor of batting? We now carry batting on bolts for you to purchase. Buy your batting in 9 or 30 yard increments and save lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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Out of the Box

Jenel was so excited when she unpacked this book. No surprise, it has Jenele written all over it.

OK, Jenele isn't literally written all over it but look at the letter quilt. Doesnt that look like something she would make? I bet she will. She should. Maybe I should. Or the chicken.

All featured books are 30% off this week with other in store books deeply discounted.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Material Obsessions

Material Obsession is today's Quilt Barn featured book. This book has some of the cutest quilts in it.

Jenele made this one and backed it with a large beach towel. So cute.
The dreseden plate quilt on the cover is stunning and makes me want to make a quilt with a red polka dot background.

All featured books this week are 30% off with other in store books deeply discounted.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quilts from the Selvage Edge

Our third book featured during The Quilt Barn's Sale is Quilts from the Selvage Edge.
I have been hoarding my selvages and now I have a book to show me what to do with them.


I have made one selvage project, a halloween/fall pillow. The projects in this book are stunning and make me want to dig out my selvages.

A little side note, I have been spelling selvage wrong forever. When I saw this book cover I hung my head. So, if you have previously seen me spell this word wrong I apologize.

All featured books are on sale this week 30% off. Other books in store are deeply discounted.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Debbie Klug!  Congratulations Debbie - your quilt you dropped off on Monday will be quilted for FREE! 

Good luck to all of you dropping quilts this week - we will draw each night for free quilting among all the quilts that were dropped off that day!

Anniversary Sale- Fabric

Welcome to Day 3 of The Quilt Barn's Anniversary Sale Week.

I know, you see the picture and are thinking "no way"? Yes way! Joel Dewberry fabric is on sale this week 20% off.

We just got this line in too. While you are here check out Judy's cute dress she bought from Joel Dewberry at Market this spring.

Also on sale are Heather Bailey and Amy Butler fabrics!!

This is just some of these sale fabrics. And are 5.99 a yard this week! 

5.99 yard! I just thought I would repeat that in case any of you didn't believe me.

Also on sale all this week, minky prints! Save 2$ off per yard on printed minkie.  Solids at regular price.

A Touch of Whimsey

Today's book sale feature is A Touch of Whimsy by Abby Lane Quilts.

Check out the pillows Jenele made from this book. She is a sewing maven.

All featured books this week are on sale 30% during the Quilt barn's Week Long Anniversary Sale.
Other books in store are also deeply discounted.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Hen House Giveaway!!

I got the fantastic news this morning that The Quilt Barn is giving away a Hen House retreat!
For every 50% dollars spent at The Quilt Barn or at either of the etsy shops, Quilt Barn Idaho or Yarn Affair you get entered into a drawing for a 3 day Hen House Retreat for 6.

The drawing will be held this Saturday at 6:00PM. The winner will be announced here, on The Quilt Barn blog, and on our Facebook page.

You can check out The Hen House Retreat here.

Be sure to follow our blog and like us on Facebook! We love our followers!!

Be sure to stop by the store this week for our Anniversary Sale going on all week. Heather put all books on sale this morning 25% off.

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Oliver + S Little Things to Sew

All this week we will be showcasing the 5 books that are on sale this week at The Quilt Barn's Week Long Anniversary Sale.

Today's featured book is Oliver + S, Little Things to Sew.

My favorite thing about this book is that is comes with the patterns. No need to print out the pattern pieces.

I have made 4 of these darling bucket hats and the instructions were a snap.

Up next for me is the fleecy bear hood/hat. Think there is an age limit for this hat? I am seriously thinking I need to make on for myself.

All featured books are 30% off this week. Other books in store are deeply discounted as well so stop on by and see if your wish list book is on sale.

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Machine Quilting Sale

Its day 2 of The Quilt Barn's Anniversay Sale Week. Today I am high lighting machine quilting. I know you all love it when there is a deal with machine quilting. Bring in your quilts this week and get free batting!

Plus, for everyday's quilts brought in one quilt will be chosen at random and be quilted for free! If you have 5 quilts to be quilted bring one in everyday and have a new chance at free quilting everyday!

Enough exclamation marks. Bring in your quilt!!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sewing Machine Sale

Today kicks off the first day of The Quilt Barn Anniversary Sale Week.

Heather has lined up 2 great sewing machine sales for you.

First up is the Janome DC 2011, a real workhorse machine. You can visit Janome's web site and get all the details on this machine.

With the purchase of this machine you get a 50$ machine quilting gift certificate.

Next up in the Horizon, the most advanced and comprehensive quilting/ sewing machine around.

With the purchase of the Horizon you get one of three options:

1- an ergonomic and super comfy sewing chair and a Janome rolling machine case
    (both of these are a value of 500$)

2- a Jem Gold sewing machine. You can buy the Horizon for yourself and gift the Jem Gold this Christmas. Or you can keep it for yourself. We had one customer put her free Jem Gold in he motorhome.

3- a 900$ Janome mystery package. We don't even know what it is.

So, if you have been thinking about getting the DC 2011 or the Horizon this is the week to do it. Stop in and try out these machines and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

A Heads Up

Hey, I wanted to give you a heads up before you get the next Quilt barn newsletter. Heather has organized a huge Anniversary Sale starting Saturday and going through out the week. Its pretty big. The newsletter will outline everything that is on sale and starting Saturday I am going to be high lighting some of the sale features.

If you dont get our newsletter, sign up today. I will also be posting on facebook to keep you updated.

And what does the above picture have to do withg the sale? Nothing, really. It is just a ridiculously cute skirt I saw in the store this morning. It wasnt there yesterday. I really have to work on getting a serger.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sneak Peak

Does anyone use Instagram on their smart phone? I do and it has become by go to camera. I am not even sure where my camera is.

I took this picture of a store sample I am making this morning. The top looks a little lumpy. It is laid out on my bed. Also known as my design wall.

I love Sarah Jane's fabric line, Children at Play, and knew pinwheels had to be featured somehow. I searched for patterns that would fit but I came up short. Whats a girl to do? Make up a pattern. Why not?

I dont have a little boy but I could'nt resist the Rocket Making Club fabric. It reminds me of Dick and Jane. So retro and fun. Someone have a boy baby so I can give ths to you.

I kept adding and sewing and came up with something I think will work. I have it sandwiched and ready to be quilted. I am going to use my home machine for this one. I am putting together an free motion class and will take notes as I quilt this one.

So, what do you think so far? I'm not sure how long it will take to quilt but I am hoping to show it early next week.

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