Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We've Been Shopping....

Morning All:

Hope you are all having a great week now that we have gotten over the worst.....MONDAYS....UGHHH.

The girls and I went shopping this past Sunday and we have some new fabric for everyone.  We also have some more of the colored tone on tone 108" quilt backing pieces.  Stop by next time you are in and see what new we have you haven't seen.

Also, wanted to let all of you ladies who are thinking about the Tales of the First Ladies Block of the Month club know we now have the fabric for the quilt and will begin construction very, very soon.  We are using Marcus Brothers fabric and the color palette is a civil war type using blues, greens, reds, golds, browns and cream.  Most of the fabric for the quilt is Judy Rothermel's lines for Marcus Brothers.  We are very excited to get this quilt together as we believe it is going to be truly stunning.  Also, we will be able to give the price per month within the next week for those who need to know for budgeting. 

Another little note to keep in the back of your mind, we will be getting in the Kansas Troubles Quilters new Pheasant Hill Collection of precuts and a couple of bolts as well.  We have ordered jelly rolls, dessert rolls, layer cakes, charm squares and mini charms.  We also have Lynn Hagemier's new book, Loose Change, and the new rulers for her really stunning and easily constructed quilts.  We will be offering a class on this in the spring.  As soon as we get this in we will let everyone know so you can come pick up the precuts needed. 

We hope to see you all very soon.  Take Care!

Sandra (and her Elves)

Monday, January 14, 2013

NEW Block of the Month Club

Morning Everyone:

The time has come!!!  YEA!!!  We are going to start taking sign ups for our new Block of the Month club  featuring Eleanor Burns "Tales of the First Ladies".  This will be a 10 month block of the month club.  The cost to sign up for the club is $40  and will be collected at the time you register, however, at the end of the club, everyone who finishes will receive a $30 STORE CREDIT to spend on anything you choose (except quilting services).  What a great way to help pay for the backing needed for your quilt.  The quilt size is (according to the book) 94" x 104".  As soon as we choose the fabrics, we will be able to give you a per month price (hopefully the first week of February as we are going fabric shopping the last weekend of January).  As quickly as we get the fabric, we will make one to put in the shop for everyone to see.  Melissa will be spearheading this BOM club, and she has chosen the first date as Saturday, March 30th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 

We will meet again the last Saturday of every month.  The new blocks will be ready for pick up on this day, and if you are having any problems or have any questions, we can come together and discuss it.  Plus, show and tell is so much fun..... :):)  We will have some door prizes to be given away the first meeting, and we had Ms. Burns herself autograph a copy which we will give away the first meeting, as well. 

If you know you want to participate, please sign up ASAP.  It would help us tremendously to have some idea of how many people are interested in joining, so we can get an estimate as to the amount of fabric we need to buy to ensure everyone who wants to participate can participate.  We are tremendously excited about this, and hope everyone joins us for what will be a fun club and a gorgeous quilt.  As usual, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the shop at (931)  682-3746 or email us at thequiltingframe@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Everyone have a fabulous week, and stay WARM and DRY :)

See you soon!

Sandra (and her Elves)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Morning All:

Just wanted to say Happy  New Year to all of you we didn't see last weekend for our end of year sale, and we'll repeat it for those we did see... :)

I want to say a quick thank you to all the ladies who attended my classes last year.  I very much enjoyed the time I got to spend with each of you, and was privileged to be the one to assist you on your quilting journey.  I sincerely hope I get to see ya'll again in the coming year for some more quilting fun.  I am already thinking of classes I want to teach starting in the spring.  We will be doing our Block of the Month starting in April of 2013 based on Eleanor Burns Tales of the First Ladies.  This makes a large queen/small king size bed quilt.  Sandra, Margaret and I will be choosing the fabric shortly and will have a quilt up ASAP for everyone to see.  The cost of the club will be $40 at the time you sign up.  The cost of the blocks per month will be determined when we choose the fabric.  We will give you more details as soon as we can.  If you know you want to join us for this Block of the Month, go ahead and either email us at thequiltingframe@gmail.com or call the store at (931) 682-3746 and sign up.  It would very much help us to know approximately how many of you ladies will be joining us for this fun project.  The meeting for this Block of the Month will be the last Saturday of the Month for one hour.  This will give us time to talk about the upcoming block, and discuss any problems anyone is having. 

I also had an idea for a series of classes based on one of my class attendees suggestion.  I am considering doing a "Bag of the Month" class.  We have had several ladies ask about making bags of all types, so I am thinking this may be something others will be interested in learning.  I have tried 3 new bag patterns and will try some more while I am doing taxes over the next four months and will let ya'll know when I have the dates and times set. 

Last, but not least, I wanted to remind everyone about my Dresden Plate class scheduled for Saturday, January 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The cost of the class is $30 per person.  We will make one Dresden block in it's entirety.  I need three people signed up for this class to go ahead so please let us know as soon as you know you want to attend.  The maximum number we can accommodate is five people, so the sooner you sign up, the better.  Ms. Sandra ordered the AccuQuilt Go cutting die for the Dresden petals, so you can cut them out with that at the store.  Just give her a call and let her know when you want to stop by and use the cutter, or, if there is a particular color, etc., we can cut them for you at the store for a small fee.  Let us know how we may assist you, and we will be happy to do so. 

To all my quilting friends, I am so looking forward to the beautiful projects, the laughs and the fun upcoming in 2013 for all of us.  Have a great January!