Saturday, October 24, 2009

FREE Demo this week at Pieceful Gathering


Picture added later - Tricia Baldwin's Sew Simple Pineapple Quilt. Isn't it great?

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

Sorry I haven't had a chance to write since we got back from Houston. We have been going crazy trying to decide how to use all the new ideas and cool stuff we picked up there.

Please join us this Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 or Wednesday, October 28th, at 10:30 for our monthly Seasonal Sampler Demo, at which we will also be showing some of the new stuff from Quilt Market. We will be demonstrating a couple of new products and showing some new techniques, patterns, etc.

We will also be talking a little bit about some new technique classes we are considering for next session. SNEAK PREVIEW:



I went to a demo by Karin Hellaby on her technique for easy pineapple quilts. These aren't exactly your traditional pineapple blocks, but you can do some neat things with them. Here is one that I am working on - isn't it turning out nice?




In addition to the Market Review, we will be showing some new items for your fall decorating - Yes, you can be Martha Stewart!

Be sure to attend this week to get all the news!


Piecefully Yours,


Carrie

Monday, October 5, 2009

And the Winners Are.....

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

I am sure you are all dieing to find out who the Shop Hop winners are, so without further ado:

The Grand Prize Winner of the Janome AQS Sewing Machine
Lynn M. Mundt - Racine, WI

$50.00 Gift Certificate Winners

Donna Nawman, Yorkville, IL
Tricia Baldwin, Cary, IL
Karen Kugelman, Crystal Lake, IL
Terese Bailey, Cary IL
Barbara Porembski, Grayslake, IL
Marie McKay, Wauconda, IL
Kim Lowe, Wauconda, IL
Betsy Lynn, Canton, NC

$25.00 Gift Certificate Winners

Debbie Byrne, Long Grove, IL
David Svatek, Racine, WI
Margaret J. Hagemann, Prospect Heights, IL
Jodell Collins, West Dundee, IL
Debbie Lazarski, Cary, IL
Betty Gauthier
Wendy Arther, Spring Grove, IL
Bonne Proesel, Hebron, IL

In case anyone missed our quilts - We had two. One was the full quilt:

And then we had a smaller version with the center, borders 1 & 2, and a border fabric:


Both of our quilts use mainly Jo Morton fabric, which went well with our Autumn theme. We have kits for both of them available - call the shop for info (847) 516-7911.

Thanks to all who participated. I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Carrie, Katie & All Your Friends at Pieceful Gathering

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Missing Quilt

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

Please help us apprehend our "Escaped" Shop Sample. Sometime during the day on Saturday, October 3rd, the quilt apparently sprouted legs and sneaked out of the shop.


The quilt is an original PG Quilt called Fruit Fly (Little Shoo Fly). It is about 16" x 20" and it is made from Jo Morton's Crimson & Clover collection and Seneca Shirtings.

The fact that this quilt is missing makes me so sad. It is not just the loss of the quilt, but it is so hard for me to think that a quilter would do something like this. Maybe it was a mistake - it is pretty small, so maybe it got picked up by mistake?

If it were to suddenly appear in my mailbox, I would be very thankful. In the meantime, if anyone has finished one of the quilts from our Fruitfly kit, I would appreciate it if you would lend it to us to use for a sample until our kits are all sold.

Thank you for helping us find our quilt!

Carrie