Friday, April 27, 2012

Alien Invasion

The winner of last week's giveaway is Pam and hands down everyone preferred the original Ken.  This week we are offering everyone a great deal, 50% off a pattern and cheap fat quarters.  I recently cut up all my "Alien Invasion" fabric that I designed for Moda into fat quarter stacks.  I am selling 45 fat quarters for $50.00.  It is 11 & 1/4 yards of fabric.  What a great deal!  I only have seven fat quarter stacks to sell.  You can purchase one by calling us at 785-842-2044 or email us at  The first seven people to contact us will get them.  I just designed two fabric lines for Timeless Treasures that will debut at the fall market in October.   I needed to purge the ole' stash to make room for more fabric.  I love the sweet sound of "More Fabric"!!!!!!! 

You can even use your new fabric in my "Planetarty Party" quilt patterns.  We will sell these patterns at a special 50% off discount to our blog readers so if you want one call us at 785-842-2044 or email us at  They normally sell for $60 on our website but you can buy them for $30 this week only until next Friday May 4th.

My sister-in-law Robbie just sent me this photo.  What a hoot!  If your seams don't match and your block is upside down in your quilt .... just go next door and karate chop something!  What a great way to get your quilting aggressions out!  I needed this earlier in the week.  I cut two strips wrong and had both of them on the sides of my wall-hanging.  Can you spell SEAM RIPPER in all caps!  I also found a mistake in a new pattern that we just had printed for market.  We paid to have it reprinted.  Sigh.  We have had a great track record and I don't want to spoil it now.

I also stumbled upon this photo when I was web browsing.

Have a wonderful spring weekend full of sewing, gardening, family and sunshine!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Free Pattern and a Trip Down Memory Lane

The winner of last week's gift giveaway is Jeanie.  Thanks to everyone for all the great gift ideas, I am going to get to work on those!   

I recently bought a Ken doll for my granddaughter Rowan.  She has been playing with my daughter Ashley's 1980's Ken doll.  When we saw Rowan holding both of the dolls my daughter and I just lost it with laughter!  Wow, has Ken changed into a metrosexual man!  He came with skin tight jeans too.  If he had Barbie's chest I would have thought he was a girl.   Times are changing!  Post to this blog entry to vote on which Ken doll you like the best for a chance to win a pattern of your choice.  We will draw the winner next Friday 4/27.

I was born in 1959 the birth year of the Barbie.  When my sister Julie and I got our Barbies she got Ken and Barbie.  I got Midge and Alan.  I still have them.  They are somewhere in this house...  I just loved playing Barbies with my friends.  Don't you just love the hair on Midge and the amount of space between her eyes and her eyebrows.  I thought she was sooooooo beautiful. 

Have a great weekend!  Amy

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gifts for Quilters

 The winner of last week's post is: Karen
This week I am asking for your suggestions for new gift items for quilter.  What gifts items would you like to see me design?  We will draw a winner at random from the posts and give the winner a Quilt Diva enamel pin, notepad, t-shirt, and pack of note cards shown below.  We will draw the winner from the posts on next Friday April 20th.  Thanks for your ideas!  Amy

Friday, April 6, 2012

Quilters Care

Congrats!  The winner of last weeks Bountiful Beauties give-a-way is:
The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads

I am always amazed (but not really surprised) at all the time and materials that quilters donate to support great causes.  Being a quilter seems to go along with having a big heart.  Just this week, we got two emails from two different quilt groups who made the Snugly Bugly quilt to donate to non-profit organizations.

This group of seven (Val , Carol , Lorriane, Sue, Val E, June  and Deanna) from Australia donated their quilt to the Ronald McDonald House, a great organization that helps families with sick children.  For more information:  


Kath made and donated this Snugly Bugly quilt for the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

 Jane made and donated this quilt to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind School.  The Guiding Eyes for the Blind School volunteers train and socialize puppies to better prepare the puppies to become guide dogs for the seeing impaired.

Debbi emailed us this picture of her Penguin Paradise quilt which was donated to benefit the Project Linus committee of the Illini Country Stitchers quilting guild.

Lori and her quilting group, The Quilt Dreamers, made and donated the My Alphabet Quilt to their library.

We would love to hear what organizations you have made (or hope to make) quilts to benefit.  This week, we will choose one post to this entry at random on Friday April 13th and donate $100 to the non-profit of your choice.  Have a wonderful Easter weekend!  Amy