Friday, March 28, 2014

Wonderful People

Fabric Ornaments

My booth at AHQ Quilt show

We had a wonderful time at the quilt show today. Met some great people, sold some items, had a few ladies sign up for classes (one of which I don't even teach yet!). And several took my cards and discussed my longarming services! 

For those who were at the show and that we talked with - Thank you for stopping by!  We love meeting fellow quilters, getting to know new people and sharing our love of quilting.

To the gentleman who asked if I could write, "Harley Davidson" with the longarm, and I appologized for it not being in black thread when I wrote it.... when you figure out a way to move the pool table and make room for a longarm that can write, "Harley Davidson" and even quilt a motorcycle give us a call! Or when you decide a spot on your wall for a "Harley Davidson" wall hanging....

To the gentleman who saves his quarters to buy the newspaper, I hope the quarters in your change from your wife's purchase helped you out. I look forward to hearing from you and your wife again soon. We're just around the corner. (sort of).

For those who talked about longarming: having us do it for you, or buying a longarm machine - stay in touch we will do what we can for you. 

For those waiting for me to schedule that class I don't teach yet..... stay tuned and in touch! I'll get there!  I'll have your list of supplies ready soon. Same goes for the beginner quilting classes that will start up again in July/August.

For those who looked at and/or purchased ornaments ---- I do special orders all year round, so contact me for those as gifts for the special people in your lives. 

For those who just stopped in and chatted and shared a great story, a laugh or even just a smile - thank you for being there. 

For those who were unable to be there today, I hope you can stop by tomorrow.  

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Til next time either here or in person - 
Keep those needles stitching, 
those ideas and dreams flowing 
and your creativity expanding. 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is HERE!

Spring has least according to the calendar!  
The weather and temperatures may not agree. 
 Why not take this time to take in a local quilt show? ! 

Quilter's Pantry will be set up as a vendor at the 5th Annual Appalachian Heritage Quilter's Guild Quilt Show.
I will have quilts for sale, ornaments for sale and other items.
Stop in and say, "HI!"
LOCATION:  Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN. 
DATE: March 28 - 29th
TIME: 9 -  5 each day.
See over 100 quilts! Meet other quilters,

Vendors include Quilter's Pantry, Memory Lane Quilting (Notling Longarm Rep).
There will also be a quilt appraiser there if you have a quilt or two you would like appraised!

 Hope to see you there! 

Friday, March 14, 2014


It's been a long, cold winter with lots of snow for so much of the U.S.A. this year. We've had our share of cold and snow even here in East TN.  

I think it's time for warm weather, sunshine and flowers in the gardens, leaves on the trees and birds singing in the air. 

It's also time for quilt shows!  The guild I belong to is having their 5th annual Quilt Show March 27 - 28, 2014 at Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN! 

I will be one of three vendors set up there. I'll have quilts for sale, ornaments for sale and other items for sale.  Mike H. from Memory Lane Quilting will be there with Nolting Longarm machines and have a machine set up for customers to try out and play on. Another vendor will be there to work on sewing machines and to sharpen scissors.  There will also be a quilt appraiser there to appraise quilts for informational as well as insurance purposes.  Somewhere close to 100 quilts will be on display from tiny to large, as well as vintage quilts. 

Admission is free!  
And you can have a chance to win a king size quilt made by members of the guild. This year's quilt is worth over $1,600.00.

While large quilt shows with over 100 vendors and all the latest and greatest tools, techniques and fabrics are fun (and expensive) to attend, once in a while stopping in at a small quilt show and getting to know the local quilters and seeing their work is pretty amazing. You get to see work done by beginners as well as more advanced. The quilts are not all intimidating to a beginner like most seem to be at bigger shows. A smaller show is more intimate so you can talk to the quilters and get to hear their stories.  

If you are in the area or can get to the area for a day or both days---stop in and say "HI"!  

Til next time -
Keep those needles stitching
Your seams straight
Your stash building!