Saturday, July 21, 2012


I have been working several weeks straight without so much as an afternoon off and exhaustion has set in, thank goodness this weekend there are no guests booked and the house is quiet.  We are approaching our three year anniversary and I thought it would be great to have a giveaway! Now, I know that a lot of you read my blog but you never comment so here is what you could win and how you need to enter.

Write a comment telling us what part of quilt making that you enjoy most and why. You have until Monday, 23 July 2012, midnight Irish time. I will use a number generator to pick the winner and here is what you could win! 

A fat eighth bundle (8 fat 1/8's) of Sentiments, Moda's new collection by 3 Sisters. Absolutely scrumptious, don't you agree!

Now stay tuned because there will be other giveaways as we move toward September.

Our Sweet Heart Houses BoM has only one spot left, who will be the fortunate one?  Penelope's Garden has a few spaces left so if you are interested let me know, our BoM programs sell out and so far all of the participants have finished their quilts.  I do my best to encourage and sometimes threaten people into finishing.  Stop in if you would like to see the fabric.

On to other news, we have listed some new classes for the month of August and sew far the free motion quilting class is filling up.  We also are taking names for classes starting this September, with the popularity of patchwork growing our sessions are filling up and I can't emphasize enough the need to get your name in, I hate to see people disappointed.  We are offering a beginner class on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Hop on over to the Workshops and Classes page to see what's on offer.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend, goodness knows we deserve a bit of dry sunny weather after all the rain we've had the past month and a half.  We are attempting to do another youtube video, if only my camera operator would stop laughing everytime I start talking!!!  Sew unprofessional for a 12 year old.

Happy Sewing!
Anne Marie


  1. My favourite part is when all the blocks are sewn together and you begin to get a feel for how the quilt will look once the borders are attached. When it looks good at this stage it can only get better :-) !

  2. Gorgeous fabrics!
    I love handsewing the binding down on a quilt!

  3. I love piecing but tend to hang back on the quilting, so am trying to make more of an effort to quilt instead of adding to the "to be quilted sometime pile"!

  4. I am a new quilter started classes in January I love all your fabrics . Sorry I never commented before , really enjoy your blog

  5. Now that I'm back home this might work I love when Annmarie chooses my colours for me as I am useless at that part !!

  6. The part of quilting I love is finishing off the binding by hand. I know that I am almost finished when I get to this part.

  7. I love picking the fabrics, seeing them all together and then imagining them as a finished piece. Elaine Coady.

  8. The most exiting thing for me is chosing the fabrics and starting with the blocks
    Your shop is like heaven
    Annemarie from Austria

  9. My favorite part is the planning -- choosing pattern, color, print.. I love to imagine how the finished project will look! Exciting! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  10. My favourite part is Colour. Working on bright, vibrant colours just makes me happy no matter how gloomy the weather is outside! Cant wait to visit you and your shop again, I could happily move in!!