Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What's New

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted here.....where has all the time gone?

Just a shop update on all of the new fabrics we have,  If you have not been in the shop lately, we have a TON of new fabrics from all of your favorite designers!

  First I want to highlight the new Kokka Fabrics!

for all of you that hoard these fabrics (and you know who you are), we have a great selection of Echino,  the most popular being "Buck"

"Buck comes in three colors, Blue, Fuschia, and my favorite, Black

We also have a great selection of Melody Miller Ruby Star Rising Fabrics by Kokka as well!

Here is a link to Melody's blog to see all the amazing things she had in her booth at market

And don't forget her classics like the viewmaster fabric....we have it in blue and in cream, and I love the vintage typewriters, We have all three colors available!

Until next time :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween

Need last minute decorating ideas.... This Halloween banner panel is easy to make and you can finish it and hang it up tonight!

  Just a reminder that all remaining Halloween fabrics and patterns
 are 20% off

Don't forget to bring your spooks to the Square @ 2600 for Trick-or-Treating 4 - 6pm

 Happy Halloween from your friends at Quilter's Haven

Friday, October 12, 2012

Noodles & Co Penne Rosa

Thanks to Lisa Bongean for this recipe for Penne Rosa - just like Noodles and Company.....yum

I am so excited to make it tonight, and I thought I would pass the recipe on to you - enjoy!

Penne Rosa
1 box Penne pasta
1lb of boneless chicken breasts, cut up in small chunks
1 box of frozen chopped spinach-unthawed and drained of all excess water-i lay it between paper towels and press all the water out.
1 can diced Italian style tomatoes
1 14oz jar of Alfredo sauce-can use light-the recipe called for 2 I only used 1
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
8oz of sliced mushrooms
red pepper flakes
parmesan cheese

Boil noodles with a nice dash of pepper flakes
Cook chicken with a little oil browning it a little.  Set aside.
Sautee mushrooms with a little butter.
In a large sauce pan combine, alfredo sauce, tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, spinach and more red pepper flakes.  Simmer on low until everything is heated through…do not scorch, watch carefully.
In a large serving bowl, mix noodles, chicken and sauce, stirring well.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread…
makes about 6 servings.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Antebellum Plantation, a step back in time...


So we recently visited beautiful Stone Mountain, GA and took a tour of the Antebellum Plantation where there are collection of original buildings from around the state of Georgia, built between 1792 and 1875.  Of course the buildings have been restored and are furnished with period items, but I was most interested in the quilts that adorned the beds and rooms throughout the plantation homes. 

So you can see the "Mountain" behind the plantation house, it is actually a giant granite rock that rises 1600 feet above the ground, literally in the middle of nowhere.  You can take a tram ride to the top of the rock, where you can see forever and into next Tuesday.  There is a carving that depicts three figures of the Confederate States of America:  Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.

  Just a beautiful place.  If you visit Georgia, you should definitely schedule some time to visit Stone Mountain and take the train ride around the park
You can see Atlanta in the background - (you can practically see into North Carolina from here!)  I have to admit I didn't want to go near the edge!                                                                                               
pictures from the Antebellum Plantation - The Kingston House circa 1845

this is an antique basket quilt from the Kingston House, circa 1845
This quilt really didn't look antique, but the design and quilting were amazing

Kingston House circa 1845

beautiful quilts in the crib of the baby's room of the Kingston House, circa 1845
it is hard to see if there is a particular pattern on this quilt, or if is is simply a collection of blocks, possibly sampler blocks or crazy quilt blocks
A beautiful Applique' quilt from the Thornton House circa 1792. Even the border is appliqued, and the hand quilting is amazing

This applique' quilt was in the "boys room" at the Thornton house.  I'm sure this was a beautiful red and green quilt at one time.  The large blood stain was a little creepy

can you just imagine having to spin the cotton and wool yourself? The wheel on this spinning wheel was about 4 feet around

this is how the young girls learned to sew, you can't see it very well, but there is a crank on the right-hand side

a beautiful sewing bird that held your thimble, pins and quilting supplies.  This was in "the Mother-in-law's" room at the Dickey House, circa 1840.  The M-I-L room was the gathering place for all the women to sit and sew.  There was a fireplace in the center of the room with chairs and candle stands throughout where the women would gather around the candles to sew. 
This quilt was also in the M-I-L's room, notice the little candle stand next to the chair

There was also a quilt on the bed in the slave cabin.  These cabins were simply four walls, a fireplace, bed and table.  An entire slave family usually lived here.  The slaves had to make everything they had, if they needed shoes, the worked for leather, then had the responsibility of turning that into a pair of shoes.  Can you imagine to stay warm, you sheared a sheep, carded the wool, spun it, and used the loom to weave a blanket.  The slave cabins were the most interesting, everything inside was hand made from the bowls on the table to the bed frame.

Such an interesting trip, a step back in time and an amazing appreciation of how life
 in that era must have been!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wasatch Front Shop Hop
The First Annual
Schoolhouse Series

The Pumpkin Parade
Join us for 3 fun days of inspiration and education
September 27th – September 29th

Participating Quilt Stores
American Quilting, Orem
Broadbents, Lehi
Corn Wagon Quilt Co., Springville
Elaine’s Quilt Block, Cottonwood Heights
Mormon Handicraft, Midvale
My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe, Logan
Pine Needles, West Jordan
Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, Sugar House
Quilter’s Haven, Bountiful
Quilts Etc., Sandy
Stitching Corner, Orem
Thimbles & Threads, Draper
Village Dry Goods, Brigham City

We are giving out a free pattern for this Trick or Treat Table Topper, and
teaching demo's all three days on how to make fabric pumpkins!
It should be educational, inspirational, and tons of FUN!
Don't Miss it!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bella by Lotta Jansdotter

Bella is here and in stock !!!

Lotta Jansdotter's second line for Windham Fabrics is a bright, modern and sunny collection, with bold and simple designs in beautiful shades of citron and grey, turquoise, melon and cobalt blue.  

I absolutely love this line and can't wait to get sewing !!

Here is a link to Lotta's page.  Find out how "Bella" was born and how Lotta takes the designs from paper to fabric

A few weeks ago, I started sewing 2 inch Hexagons

I loved "Bella" for this project and I added a lime green and red to it.  So, I'm going to continue sewing -  I'm not sure just how to put the hexies together, but I'm sure it will come to me.....

what are you making out of Bella?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Home for the Holidays BOM - What you need for Wool Applique'

Wool Applique' 101
For the wool applique' portion of this project you will need the following:

Wool thread or embroidery floss to match your wool - I used Auriful 12 weight -  100% Lana wool thread for both the embroidery and the applique'.  We have this at the shop in large spools - 300 or so yards per spool for around $10 per spool, or one of the fun things that we sell at the shop is 10 yards spools of wool thread in a variety of colors for $2 each.  This is a good way to collect the colors of thread that you may need without spending a lot of money. 
If you are using embroidery floss, use #310 black for the words, and colors of floss to match your wool.  I used brown 898, green 934, a dark neutral 640 since I didn't have wool thread in those colors. 

Freezer Paper - My favorite is Quilter's Freezer Paper Sheets

Black Pigma Pen - I like to use a permanent pen to trace the patterns onto freezer paper, and to trace the words onto the background fabric.  I'm using a black pen because we are using black thread.  A mechanical pencil will work also, but it makes a mess of your hands and the lead can smear onto your fabrics

Applique' Glue - any kind of glue or glue stick will work, just choose your favorite

a 7 inch Embroidery Hoop - I prefer a spring-loaded hoop


Size 7 Wool/Embroidery Needles - I like the length of the size 7 Foxglove Cottage needle for the applique'

Needle Threader - this is a must

Scissors - a great pair of sewing scissors like Gingher or Dovo Scissors

My next post in this series will focus on the embroidery stitches, methods for tracing and cutting out your wool appliue' pieces, and how to place and stitch your wool onto your background fabric.

to be continued........
Joni    :)