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FEATURED SHOP #9: Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company

Posted 03-09-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company Owners: Marilyn & Jerry Petersen 1724 Avenida De Los Arboles, #E, Thousand Oaks, California 91362 Telephone: 805-241-0061 Business Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-6; Friday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-4 Website: http://www.cottonandchocolate.com Email: marilyn@cottonandchocolate.com or jerry@cottonandchocolate.com Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company is fortunate to have many talented quilt designers that are part of our teaching staff. Of our exclusively sold patterns, Penni’s Stars & Stripes is one of our most popular. This classic design was created by one of our original store managers, Penni Albarran. A local pattern company owned by Ann Borger (one of our teachers), Quilts with Attitude, publishes the pattern. This classic and timeless patriotic pattern is popular year round. In addition to selling many pre-packaged quilt kits, customers who have collected Americana fabrics gravitate to the pattern. Penni’s quilt sample has been displayed in our shop as well as in our booth at several quilt shows.

FEATURED SHOP #8: The Cotton Club

Posted 03-08-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

The Cotton Club 106 N 6th – B5 Boise Idaho, 83702 website: http://www.cottonclub.com/ blog: http://cottonclubquilt.blogspot.com/ Email: cotton@cottonclub.com Ph: 208 345 5567 Mon-Fri – 8:30 to 4:30 – Mountain Time The Cotton Club has been delivering quality 100% cotton fabric to quilters and sewers around the world since 1986. Now, with the Internet, it is like we are in our customers home town or living room. We feel so much closer and are able to respond more quickly to their needs. In recent years, as well as, being known for our fabric, thread, and other clubs, we have found, we love to take fabrics and pair them with patterns for gorgeous quilts that we then offer as Block of the Months – BOM quilts. We seem to gravitate towards the applique quilts, such as Simple Gifts, in the photo, behind the computer on which Jami Herndon is working. It uses only

FEATURED SHOP #7: Fabric Patch

Posted 03-07-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Fabric Patch Quilting Headquarters of the North 100 W. McLeod Ave. Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-5260 http://www.fabricpatch.com/ fabricpatch@sbcglobal.net Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30-5:00 Saturday 9:30-4:00 Sunday Closed Buses welcome – Please call ahead We have been in business for 29 years and have gained the reputation of the Quilting Headquarters of the North. We have aproximately 4000 bolts of quilting fabric and we are Husqvarna Viking Dealers. We are located in God’s Country in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are a gathering place for quilting friends. Either just visiting, taking a class or shopping. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and all are great friends outside of the shop with a love of quilting. Each of us brings a different level of expertise to the shop and it is what makes it all work. From helping the brand new beginner customer with learning all the jargon of the quilt world to

FEATURED SHOP #6: The Sampler

Posted 03-06-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

The Sampler 551 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-5307 http://www.the-sampler.com/ sampler@the-sampler.com Open 7 days a week. M-W-Fr-Sat 10-5pm T-Th – 10-8pm Sun 12-4pm WE WANT TO KNOW: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start quilting who never has before? I usually warn customers that it may be addicting! What beginning quilting question do you get quite often? What do you tell them? I usually tell a customer to pick out a fabric that they love and then we will choose other fabrics that will blend with that. A lot of times you also have to explain some the terminology of basic words. We realize that the language and quilting terms are strange to them. Do you help your customers plan a design to finish their UFO’s? What’s your favorite trick? We absolutely can plan a layout or help with fabrics that will complement the fabrics

A Heads Up On This Months EQ Articles

Posted 03-06-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Andrea Bishop has been busy creating many EQ6 articles and lessons that will be published in upcoming magazine! So I wanted to share them with you here to give you a heads up. If you don’t already get these magazines make sure you go out and purchase them for the EQ6 articles. Here are a few places you can catch some of Andrea’s most recent publications: Quiltposium – Spring 2010, Issue #3 Availabe Now Learn how to make web images and patterns with EQ6. You’ll find out how to export and image with EQ6, how to export and explode a block design using metafile in Microsoft Word, how to insert pictures into Word, and how to createa a PDF file. Trust me, you’ll want to know this stuff! Quilters Newsletter Magazine - April/May 2010 Available March 16 Learn how to make Pieced Boarders and Medallion Quilts. Electric Quilt is a powerful software that

FEATURED SHOP #5: 112 Sewing Supplies, Inc

Posted 03-05-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

112 Sewing Supplies, Inc. 142 Medford Ave Patchogue, NY 11772 http://www.112sewing.com/ 112sew@optonline.net phone and fax 631 475 8282 hours: 10 to 6pm Monday through Saturday Classes available: Beginner Quilting Jenny Haskins Authorized Educators teach Quilting with Embroidery Quilted Garments and Accessories WE WANT TO KNOW: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start quilting who never has before?” Take a class from an organized, experienced teacher. Purchase the correct, quality supplies that are advised. Purchase quality fabrics. This way, you will always have the correct tools and the fabric in your quilt will last forever. Try to map out and plan your quilt before you dive in. The Electric Quilt Products are excellent tools for this job. We have had many very satisfied quilters because they planned the quilt on their computers and felt the quilt was truly “One of a Kind!” What’s your favorite part of

EQ6 Designed Stained Glass

Posted 03-05-2010 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Meet Svanhild from the Netherlands. She used EQ6 to create this beautiful stained glass piece for her front door. Here’s her story: I use EQ for almost all my quilts…. and love it. And my daughter loves it also… Here are a few things I’ve used it for, toghether with her. I often print out blank blocks and quilts for her to color with crayons, whe makes the most amazing designs using symmetry when colouring, and she loves doing really intricate pieces.. Also, I used EQ to create a stained-glass for my front door… I printed blocks using the correct measurements, then I drew the outlines for Stained Glass paint, and my daugther filled in all the colours… I’m enclosing a picture to show you. It’s not the best photo, but it gives the idea… We’ve done the same using applique shapes as well, decorating mirrors and windows… Gotta love

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