Quilt Market was in Kansas City this year and it was an awesome experience when the Top Ten Quilt Shops received their recognition from Jennifer Keltner, the editor of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Each of us was introduced and then our quilt was paraded around the Better Homes and Gardens booth. We each received a framed plaque that we are a top ten shop and another that is a photograph of the staff. These are on display in the shop.
I found a lot of really nice patterns and came home with a suitcase full of which I finally got photos in a folder and will try to get them on the website really soon. There are about 50+ ones to enter. I have some great pictures of Stacy West's Buttermilk Basin booth to post on the Gallery section of the website. I hope all of you had a restful and nice Memorial Day week-end. I enjoyed having a 2 day mini vacation. It was fun to sit on the porch swing with my Dad who is visiting again for 3 weeks and do hand stitching.
Besides washing 10 windows yesterday, I finished a mini quilt I have been working on this week-end as a sample for the shop from one of the many patterns I brought back from Quilt Market. Debby and Linda are also working on a mini quilt and I have re-ordered more patterns because these are so darn cute. The blocks were done on one of my hand crank machines during the Saturday Crankers this past Saturday. I continued on a hand crank at home to put the blocks together. However, when it came to putting the rows together I had to suffer the heat on third floor and use my Pfaff electric! I still have to pick a backing and do some hand or machine quilting. Rather than selling these patterns alone, I am making all of them into kits. The buttons make such cute flowers.The June class schedule is posted and I am pleased to say Elise Banks will be back to do another internship the 2nd week of June and be here for the month I hope. Then we will really get lots of products on the website. Until next time, keep stitching and remember I really appreciate all of your business in the shop and the orders I am getting off the website--there will be a lot more for you to choose from, I promise.