Monday, July 27, 2009

We’re Back Up & Running …


Ya-hoo!  Don’t you just love that picture :)  We sure do … and the “Enter” sign means that our website is back up and running.  We’ve had quite a bit of new fabric come in while we were down, so we’ll get that on asap.

Our email is still not functioning quite right, but we should have that all back to normal by the end of today.  If you’ve emailed and haven’t received a response, we’re not ignoring you … pinky swear!  It just hasn’t made it into our inbox yet.  We’ll cycle through them from oldest to newest and hopefully get back to everyone in the next couple of days.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.  Keeping our fingers crossed we never have a problem again!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Anyone up for a game of BINGO?

Quilt 'n' Stitch

Have you seen the new Quilt ‘n Stitch Marketplace?  It’s a wonderful new venue with a two-fold purpose:

1) to provide a marketplace for shop owners to showcase their products to customers and to build relationships with other like-minded businesses,

2) to provide a forum for customers to get to know each other, share their projects, search for that special pattern or fabric, or just chat with others that share the same passion as you, including shop owners and designers.

One of the best part of Quilt ‘n Stitch, though, is that they like to have FUN!  Giveaways, games, you name it, it’s all there.

BINGO at QNSThey’ve just recently posted all the info for their first BINGO game, and trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one.  It doesn’t cost anything to join and you don’t have to “find” anything to play, and the prize is wonderful!

To get in on all the fun, follow these simple directions:

1.  Go to
2.  Highlight the word “Forums” and click on “Register.”
3.  Once you’ve registered, enter the forum and look for the topic that says “BINGO.”  Click on it.
4.  Then click on the topic “Please join us for our first BINGO game at QnS….”  This is where you’ll find everything you need to know to participate. 
5.  Once you’ve got all this info, click on the topic “Bingo words” and select your 25 words and email them to Katie.  She needs to have your list of words by Sunday July 26th at 12:00 PM ET (noon).
6.  Get ready to have some fun!  Beginning Monday the 27th, she’ll post five words each day until someone reaches BINGO!


All games at Quilt ‘n Stitch have wonderful prizes and this one is no exception!


The“Sew Sweet Teatime Kit is a truly beautiful small throw.  This kit features the newest fabric collection from Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods, Teatime Florals.  This quilt was made very scrappy, so your kit includes 16 fat quarters plus the inner border, binding and outer border yardage.  You will have leftover fabric, differently. Oh what a shame!!!

The finished throw measures 52 1/2" square.  It is so quick and easy and such lovely fabrics to work with. “

Retail Value $71.99

This Beautiful prize is donated by Barb at "The Quilted B".

It doesn’t get much better than that!  A super fun game and a gorgeous prize.

I hope you’ll all come over and join us at Quilt ‘n Stitch!

See you Monday at Bingo!

Upgrade 101


If you’ve visited our web shoppe in the last couple of days, you’ve come upon this screen. Hopefully it won’t be there too much longer and things will be back to normal.

So, what’s going on behind this beautiful backdrop? Over the last couple of months we’ve received several emails from you, our customers, telling us that our website is taking FOR-EV-ER (as my kids would say) to load pages. We began to notice it too. It didn’t take long to figure out that The Quilt Shoppe was having some major growing pains. Ouch! It’s time to switch “homes".”

Now I’ll be the first to admit that anything major in the wonderful world of computers is not my “thing.” But I have learned that a website is “hosted” on a server. There are many options for server types. When we first opened, our site was hosted on a shared server, which basically means we’re sharing space with someone else. Well, we all know what can happen when you’ve shared space with someone for too long. Eventually one or the other or both accumulates way more “stuff” than they did when they started and things start to get a little cramped. In our case, way cramped. So the next best thing is to have you’re very own dedicated server, your own “room,” if you will. And if you’ve ever moved, you know that it is a time-consuming process. Everything has to be wrapped, boxed, labeled, and stacked. For the website it isn’t quite that laborious, but everything does basically have to be packed up and moved to its new home and then tested to make sure that everything made it to the right place and that everything likes its new surroundings.

So, that’s where we are at – we’re moving to a new home. Once we’re up and running, our page load times should increase dramatically, which makes a better shopping experience for you.

Please, please, please, once we’re back up and running, please move around our site and let us know if something’s not working right. We’re not expecting any broken china, or dents in the furniture, but, well, you know how moves go. Then send us an email or a message through the website, and we’ll get it fixed asap.

As for our email, it's also hosted on the same server, so it's been packed up and moved, too. If you've emailed us in the last couple of days, we haven't received it yet. Once everything is back to normal, we should receive everything that came in. As soon as we can, we'll respond to your emails in the order we received them.

In the meantime, if there’s anything you need, give us a call at 916-684-8369 or visit our Etsy site at

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to serving you soon :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

“Christmas In July” Shop Hop


It’s “Christmas in July” at Make Mine Pink.  We’ve checked our lists, twice, and since we know that you are all the nicest, we’ve picked wonderful prizes just for you. 

Please join the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our annual Christmas in July Shop Hop, July 20th-26th, where unique gifts and giveaways are abound!


Save an additional


on our already low prices on all

Christmas Fabric, Precuts, Patterns & Kits

A Woodland Christmas Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais for Moda

Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey for Moda

Frosted Memories by Holly Taylor for Moda Glace by 3 Sisters for Moda  Grandma's Gingerbread by Dianna Marcum for Marcus Bros.
Home for the Holidays III by Faye Burgos for Marcus  Majestic Yule by Sentimental Studios for Moda  Peppermint Cottage by Dianne Knott for Clothworks
 Village Charm by Robin Betterley for Wilmington Winter Friendships by Teresa Kogut for Marcus Bros. Winter Joy by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Get Them While They’re Hot!

We are very excited to announce that we are teaming up with Rachel Griffith of “p.s. I Quilt.”   Rachel is an incredibly talented quilt designer for the Moda Bake Shop.

She’s just released a charming table topper pattern that we’ve kitted up in five different fabric collections; four for the holidays and one for all year long.


Our kit is available in the following Moda fabric collections:

  • Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais (shown) with white sashing/borders/binding
  • Frosted Memories by Holly Taylor with ivory sashing/borders/binding
  • Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey with white  sashing/borders/binding
  • Glace’ by 3 Sisters with white sashing/borders/binding
  • Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree Quilts with ivory sashing/borders/binding
    (All of these collections are available on our website.  Click on the name to go directly to our site to view the fabrics.)

The kit includes a full-color print pattern, 81 charms and 2-1/2 yards of solid fabric to complete the top and binding.  The backing is not included. 

Don’t forget to stop by Rachel’s blog, “p.s. I Quilt.”

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us by Jim Shore for Quilting Treasures

Award-winning designer and folk artist Jim Shore brings his whimsical folk style to fabric.  His unmistakable style draws inspiration from the diverse traditions of American and European folk art.  Angels Among Us, inspired by his popular line of angel sculptures, is done in rich folk colors.

Angels Among Us Quilt Kit 

  Angels Among Us - Pillow Panel #20850-E  
Angels Among Us - Tossed Angels #20851-E Angels Among Us - Floral & Scroll Green #20852-H Angels Among Us - Floral & Scroll Red #20852-R
Angels Among Us - Floral & Scroll Green #20852-Y

Angels Among Us - Stripe #20853-EG

Angels Among Us - Floral & Hearts #20854-G
Angels Among Us - Houses & Trees #20855-GS Angels Among Us - Garden Flowers Blue #20856-B Angels Among Us - Garden Flowers Terra Cotta #20856-T
Angels Among Us - Scroll Blender Blue #20857-B Angels Among Us - Scroll BlenderEcru #20857-E Angels Among Us - Hearts #20874-RE

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

French General Notions

We’ve just received a limited supply of new goodies from French General.  Perfect for your home sewing room, or to take with you to class or on a roadtrip.  Do you have friends that love to sew, craft or quilt?  These make  perfect gifts as well!

French General Scissor Roll #995-129

French General Scissor Roll

Great for holding scissors and other craft tools. Folds out to measure 14 1/2" x 10". Five pockets measure 7" x 3".
(Scissors and rotary cutter are not included.)


French General Sewing Book 995-130

French General Sewing Book

Cotton/Linen sewing book. Unrolls to reveal small pocket for notions and button and pin holder. Antique print with ribbon tie closure. Contains 11 pearl buttons and 6 pearl head pins. Measures 5" x 14" opened.



French General Pin Cushion #995-131

French General Pin Cushion

Cotton/Linen Pin Cushion with antique print on top and floral print on bottom. Fill 100% sand. Measures 10 1/2" x 4".





French General Tape Measures 995-132

French General Tape Measures

2 Ticking pouches each containing 1-1"x36" fabric tape measure and 1-2"x36" tape measure.



French General Apron #962-42

French General Apron

Cotton/Linen embroidered apron. Great shop apron to wear while crafting. Contains 3 pockets and needle and thread to personalize. Measures 20"x 12 1/2".





Home Sewn by Kaari Meng of French General

Home Sewn by Kaari Meng

30 projects for every room in the house. French-inspired curtains, bedding, kitchen and bath linens, piles of pillows ... and more! With their classic colors and universal utility, these projects will bring the palettes and pleasures of traditional French living into every home.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy from Quilting Treasures

Little Golden Books first published “The Poky Little Puppy” in 1942 and he's been a hit ever since! Now you can make your little one their very own soft version of the book and a soft quilt to snuggle in while they read it!

The Poky Little Puppy Quilt Kit

The Poky Little Puppy - Book Panel #20814-A The Poky Little Puppy - Golden Book Stripe #20815-S
The Poky Little Puppy - Puppy Toss Green #20816-G The Poky Little Puppy - Vignette Toss Tonal Tan #20817-E

The Poky Little Puppy - Vignette Toss Gold #20817-S

The Poky Little Puppy - Character Toss #20818-S

The Poky Little Puppy - Critter Toss #20819-G

The Poky Little Puppy - Puppy Tonal Brown #20820-A

The Poky Little Puppy - Puppy Tonal Blue #20820-B

The Poky Little Puppy - Puppy Tonal Green #20820-G