Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Black Friday is here!

The shoppes Black Friday sale today only:

20% off!
*Excludes batting, quilting, kits & ruffle fabric

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

To all of you.....

To all of you on this Thanksgiving day......
We hope you all have a wonderful day full of good food and good company!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{First Saturday 2012}

Our color scheme is completely different than shown on this pattern.
We are using Moda fabrics with a floral pattern in reds, pinks and yellow golds.
Block #1 is on display at the shoppe.

We are always excited to start a new 1st Saturday program!

Patty has agreed to take charge of the new project for 2012. It will be starting on January 7th.
As in previous years, you can start anytime in January or anytime during the year. If you start after February 4, 2012 you would be required to purchase the previous month at $5.00 per block.

We are happy to report that the cost of this years program will be only $25.00. This will supply you with the pattern for all twelve blocks, all of the background fabric, and the sashing fabric. The Gathering Place will then supply all of the fabrics for the twelve blocks at no cost to you. All of the fabrics are "Moda" 100% cottons. The colors are beautiful shades of red and gold. You must come in on the 1st Saturday of each month to pick up your block and show us your previous months completed block. If you are not able to come to the shoppe on the 1st Saturday you may purchase your block for a $5.00 fee. Additional blocks may also be purchased for $5.00.

The "Traditions" pattern is a sampler quilt. We think you will enjoy learning new blocks each month. The pattern should be fun for beginners as well as intermediate quilters. There are lots of half-square triangles in the blocks. There are many different ways to make these triangles. If you do not have a preferred method, or would like to see the different rulers and papers available, we will be demonstrating them on the launch date of January 7th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. We have a brand new ruler called the Bloc-loc that you may not have seen yet.

Come start the New Year off with a fun quilting project. Remember, we always run surprise sales on the 1st Saturday of each month. The sales are posted right here on the blog the Friday before the sale!

Don't miss the fun! Pre-registration is required to receive your 1st Saturday kit on January 7th.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

{New Books}

It's always a good day when new books fall into my hands to post:
I love anything that gives inspiration and makes you want to shop for material & settle down at the sewing machine!

New books always helps to create a spark! :)

{Taupe Inspirations}
Modern Quilts Inspired by Japanese Taupes
By Kylie Irvine

{Stitch} Gifts
Gifts 2011

{Primitive Quilts & Projects}
16 Projects to Warm Your Home for the Holidays
Winter 2011

{Sew Into Sports}
Quilts for the Fans in Your Life
By Barbara Brackman

{Not Your Grandmother's Quilt}
An applique twist on traditional pieced blocks
By Sheri Howard

{Accent on Angles}

Easy Strip-Set Quilts
By Susan Purney Mark

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{Bunny Hill Designs} Baby Patterns

With the new "Puttin' on the Ritz" fabric line by Bunny Hill designs came some new patterns!

All featuring their fabric line(s) and all adorably cute for the new baby!

{Buggy Blankies}

{Building Blocks}

{Happy Go Lucky}

{Cuddle Cloths}

{Night at the Ritz}

Not only is the fabric line wonderful the patterns are just as fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


If you are like me, you {love} freebies!

Did you know that a lot of the fabric companies have free patterns on their website?!?!?
Well, they do and here is a list of some of the freebies for you!

Take a look around! You never know, something just might be what you are looking for to give to someone this holiday season! :)
The patterns are not all for quilt patterns! There is a little bit of everything!

Andover Fabrics
Blank Quilting
Clothworks Textiles
Henry Glass
Hoffman Fabrics
In The Beginning
Marcus Fabrics
Maywood Studio
Michael Miller Fabrics
Moda Fabrics
P&B Textiles
Red Rooster Fabrics
Riley Blake Designs
RJR Fabrics
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Studio E Fabrics
Timeless Treasures
Windham Fabrics

See something you like? I probably saw WAY too many that my 'to do' list grew by a few :)

This one is one that I will be adding for sure:
(Click picture to go to link)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

{In Your Bonnet Retreat}

Don't forget to sign up and join the fun at the "In Your Bonnet" retreat!

Friday, November 18th & Saturday, November 19th!

Complete information can be found HERE.

Friday, November 11, 2011

{Fabric Friday}

Thanks to all who serve our country!

Now, our new fabric for the week:

{Puttin' on the Ritz}
Bunny Hill Designs


Blues & Grays

This line even comes in some of the pre-cuts.
Layer Cakes & Charm packs

Michael Miller

Lotta Jansdotter
Windham Fabrics

{Bold & Beautiful}

And how great are these dots!

Sheri Berry
Riley Blake Designs

Comes with a few matching flannels:

{Bot Buddies Flannel}
Blue Hill Fabrics

And an {adorable} panel:

Happy 11-11-11 Friday! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{New Notions} Chenille thread

New notions are always popping up in the shoppe.
Today I am featuring the new Chenille Thread & Sea Grass thread.

Available in a wide selection of colors:

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

{Count On It} November

Only one more month left!
Here is the sample for the November Count On It.
Kits available in the shoppe-while you are there, pick up the December kit and get it done too before all the hustle & bustle of the holidays start to kick in!

(*Note: December kit done & available but the sample is not displayed....yet!)

Friday, November 4, 2011

{Fabric Friday}

It's that time again for another round of Fabric Friday!

New this week:

SPX Fabrics

{Safari Sweet}
Clothworks Organic Elements

{Daisy Cottage}
Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet
Riley Blake Designs

Have a safe & wonderful weekend! Stay warm!! :)