Happy Saturday everyone! I thought it would be fun to share some great deals from my sponsors today. Enjoy your shopping!
Plain Jane Quilting ~ 1 cent per square inch on all quilting patterns (basic density) and 50% off batting. 3/19 – 6/1
Fabric Spark ~ free shipping up to a value of $50.00 on any North American order, from Friday, March 21st to Wednesday, March 26th. Use the promo code freshlemons.
Dragonfly Fabrics ~ Save 20% on Minky by Shannon Fabrics through March 29th. No coupons needed. The discount will be applied in the shopping cart!
LoveQuilting.com ~ For every $50 that our wonderful customers spend, they will receive an entry into a drawing to win a gift certificate for a one year subscription to Thequiltshow.com (a $42.95 value). Two lucky winners will be announced on April 15th. Purchases are eligible up to April 15th. And, shipping is always FREE on orders over $50!
Stash Fabrics ~ In preparation for the release of the new Stash Fabrics website, there are over 400 bolts currently listed in the YARD SALE section of the Etsy shop for up to 50% off. Lots of AMH, Tula Pink, and Denyse Schmidt for $8/yard including some voile. Select Melody Miller prints are 50% off! If you would prefer half yards, no problem! Contact us for a custom listing and we’ll set it up for you!
My Modern Quilt Shop ~ Special sale $8.50/yd on all Art Gallery Fabrics in stock. Includes Jeni Baker Color Me Retro, Nordika, Minimalista, Squared Elements, Pure Elements Solids, and Pat Bravo Carnaby Street. Prices good thru midnight Sunday 3/23/14. Low $4.95 domestic shipping and orders over $50 ship free.
Lark Cottons ~ 10% off recent arrivals (includes Ansonia, April Showers, Blown Away, Botanics, Botanique, Cat Nap, Mirabelle, and Wee Wander) and 30% off everything else with coupon code spring14 through Wednesday March 25th. (Code is entered on shopping cart page).
Today I’m very pleased to share with you a brand new sponsor of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Pink Chalk Fabrics! I’ve been a fan of Pink Chalk Fabrics for quite some time. In fact, I was curious when I discovered owner Kathy Mack’s shop so I went digging in my email Inbox. It looks like I first ordered from her in 2011 – Moda Bella Solids in Stone. Still a favorite!
Tons of notions:
Zippers in a wide range of colors:
And…nail polish! That’s right, you can actually have your nails match your favorite fabrics.
One thing I really recommend, sign up for Pink Chalk’s newsletter, “Chalk Talk”. I receive it and it is always full of great information, including their “What Goes With What?” series. Super helpful when trying to coordinate fabrics.
Big welcome Pink Chalk Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!
When it comes to the weather outside, this time of year always feels like two steps forward, one step back. Last week we had a great day with temperatures in the 50′s, only to be followed by a day of wet, heavy snow.
When that latest layer of snow melted and I just felt defeated by Winter, I looked out by our woods and saw these.
The daffodil bulbs I planted last Fall, starting to pop up. I am telling you, this mess of mud and leaves and tiny bits of green has been so good for my soul.
I’ve been trying to make sure the kids get some outside time on those warmer days. Between that and a sewing deadline that I can’t share right now, I don’t have a finished project to show you this week. But I have accumulated some new fabrics recently and they inspired me to take a little break and build a project pile from my stash.
I pulled some coordinating prints from my stash, including some new fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter’s Mormor, Skinny Laminx’s Up, Up & Away, Eloise Renouf’s Bark & Branch, and Violet Craft’s Waterfront Park.
I made a block from my Off-Centered Squares quilt pattern. I’m thinking of using one color family per block…we shall see!
Back to work on deadlines! And fingers crossed for a warmer week!
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What a weekend! Between the two Pottery Barn quilting trunk shows on Saturday, my son’s 5th birthday party on Sunday (at Chuck E Cheese’s no less), and daylight savings time, I’m pretty much running on fumes. But oh, what a great time we had on Saturday. I thought I’d share some photos from the trunk shows. I didn’t bring my “real” camera, just my iPhone. I thought it’d just be too hard to manage keeping track of the good camera – and that was the right call because we were busy – but I do wish I had brought someone with me to take nice photos. Live and learn!
When we arrived at Pottery Barn in Naperville, this sign was out front with balloons! Really exciting! We met the store manager who was just exceptionally nice and welcoming, it really put my nerves at ease! We decided that we’d have more room to set up on the second floor and brought all our things up.
There were these awesome railings that overlooked to the first floor. We were able to drape all our quilts on them – you could see them from below as soon as you walked into the store.
We treated the event as a meet and greet. It was so much fun to talk to everyone one on one, answer questions, let people come and touch the quilts. Lots of quilters visited, some planned and some just happened to be in the store without knowing about the event. We met people from all experience levels – from expert long armers to women who sewed but were looking to learn to quilt. The hour flew by – it was just such a great time!
We packed up the quilts, loaded up the car, and drove to the Oakbrook Pottery Barn to set up for round two. This store was one floor (so no railing) and really long with different nooks and sectioned off areas. We were placed in a side bedding area, so deciding how to display the quilts was harder. But luckily they had a Visual Stylist (fancy!) who came over to help us. He was an expert quilt hanger.
If anyone is looking to display quilts like this at home, it was really a great set up. They had installed a nice, solid curtain rod. The stylist took the quilt by the corner and folded that over the back of the curtain rod. Then he used super heavy duty clamps to clamp the corner to the back of the draped quilt.
I am guessing you could get the clamps at a hardware store. Lee had a hard time even opening them when we took stuff down, so they were pretty strong. We also hung some quilts on a coat rack!
We met even more quilters at this stop, and again we were able to talk to everyone one on one. I know I’ve gushed this entire post, but I really can’t stress enough how fun it was to get to share our quilts with a new audience and in this setting. And look, they let us each take home a sign! You better believe that’s now hanging up in my sewing room.
I just want to thank everyone who came out to visit as well as Pottery Barn for inviting us to share our quilts at their shops. We have 2 more trunk shows planned – Lee and I in the Milwaukee area and Katie in Arlington, VA on March 22nd. If you happen to live around those cities, I hope you will come!