Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jo's Little Women Club

Jo’s Little Women Club is for those who love civil war patterns and fabrics. The patterns (available only to club members) are designed by Jo Morton and to be used with Jo Morton’s fabrics. Club 10 sign ups will begin on Friday, January 14th. $30 for 5 months. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come into the shop for more information.
Here are some pictures to entice you into joining in on our fun.  We have plenty of room for all of you. That's right ALL of you.
 Can you name us all? Diane, Jan, Kathleen, Janeen, Jody, Jackie, Peggy, Ilene, Norda, Lois, Carol, April, Susan, Linda, Clem, Robin, Sheri.  (Who wouldn't want to party with these women?  They may look calm and scholastic in the pictures, but we all know how quilting women really are....)

     This is the last quilt for JLW #9.  Sad day.  No fear, though.  Jo's Little Women #10 is coming soon! 
Kathryn, the leader of the pack, teaches us how to make the next little quilt.

We love show and tell.  These women are all so talented and each adds a unique twist to their quilts.

PRIZES!  Let's be honest.  Prizes are the favorite part of any class.....ever.

Some interesting information we learned during JLW:
2011 is the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. If you are interested in learning more about this visit  She is an expert  on the civil war era.
Another web site to visit for civil war quilts is

Remember to bring your 5 inch squares of Jo Morton fabric for exchange on January 25th!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

V is for....

Valentine's Day!  Of course.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite holidays.  We should be telling people we love them constantly, but it is always nice to have a little extra day.  I am a firm believer that you don't need to spend a lot of money on this day, just a lot of love.  Awww.  Now is a perfect time to start planning.  We have in the cutest Valentine line from Moda by Sandy Gervais.  I think the best part of it is that it isn't too Valentine-y.  You can make something for loved ones and it can be used at other times. 
Because I love you all, I found TWO links for Valentine's Day project.  A quilt and an adorable little girly skirt
Also because we at Quilter's Haven love you, I am sending you here  and here to make these:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

U is for...

UFOs.  That's right, Un-Finished Projects. We all know that a common New Year's Resolution is to be better at finishing our projects and get last year's completed.  We are here to help you. (Forget the fact that we are the ones that probably put you into this position in the first place.  We understand.  There are just too many cute thing out there.)  Not only do we have awesome kits and beautiful fabric to help you start your project, we have product that will help you finish them up. 

*Batting.  And we have options for batting.  Everything from your standard 80/20 cotton batting to polyester to silk and wool to my absolute favorite......bamboo batting.  Sadly we do have the technology yet to let you feel the wonderful thing that is bamboo batting over the Internet.  We do have samples of all of the different types in the store at the cutting counter.  Feel the 80/20 first, then ask for the bamboo.  It makes all the difference.

*Thread.  This may seem silly, but I know for a fact that ladies put off projects because they run out of the right color of thread.  We have you covered.  We carry Gutermann, Mettler, Star, and Aurifil.  I love the Star thread for general use.  Great neutral colors in large amounts. 

*Blades.  Life is always better with a new blade.  It makes me want to quilt for days.

*Inspiration.  Sometimes you just hit a road block.  We all do.  Come on in and talk to the wonderful ladies in the store.  They all have they own strengths and as a combine unit could probably create world peace.  Quilts for everyone. 

Now that you are ready to start the year off right, you are probably going to hate me with this recipe.  Save it for a special occasion.  I love deep fried anything.  I will have to let you in on deep fried Oreos sometime.  It will change you life. (And maybe your weight....but I won't tell.) ;)