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Friday, March 18, 2016

More New Arrivals at Quilters' Quarters!

March 19th is National Quilting Day! What will be under your sewing machine's needle Saturday? I'll be working on a friend's quilt binding...

Meanwhile, here at Quilters' Quarters, lots of fabric, new notions and threads are arriving weekly. Here are some photos, but you  will best appreciate the fine "hand" of these fabrics when you come to the shop to feel them. All Quilt Quality 100% cotton: from Benartex, Wamsutta, Quilting Treasures, Wilmington Fabrics, and Colonial Williamsburg! And we have plenty of our Moda Marble Swirl bolts in stock as well! And Henry Glass, and RJR, and Timeless Treasures.......

Wamsutta Fabrics

Cranston Printworks

Colonial Williamsburg





Looks like Engelbright or Mumm?

Benartex



Wilmington Prints 
Wilmington Prints

Benartex

Nature's Glory by Quilting Treasures



Blenders for Nature's Glory
from Quilting Treasurers

Thimble Pleasures by Quilting Treasurers





Whip it Up by Quilting Treasures

QT's new "eye spy"  line called "Ink and Arrow"


Wilmington Prints

Large roll of forty 2.5" strips
Quilting Treasures


Small roll of twenty 2.5" Strips
Quilting Treasures

Pellon Quilters' Tracing paper, Quick-Curve Ruler
( see ruler video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOsrBST1AXo )
and Ink-Jet printer cotton fabric


Travel Iron Tote and Pad in One

Please let your friends and neighbors in on the great buys at Quilters' Quarters! Share our web addresses, and tell them about our 2016 Feel Good Shopping promotions!  See yesterday's post AtQuiltersQuarters for all the details ~ our featured community group for the first Wednesday in April will be the Friends of the Georgetown Council on Aging, who will receive 10% of our total sales that day (or week!)  ... come and feel good about helping another local advocacy group! And on your next visit, nominate a group to be a recipient of our May  or  June sharing.

Terry's email: needlesandpens@comcast.net

Terry's webstore: TerryCrawfordPalardy.com (remember, if you see something here at the blog and you don't see it at our webstore, just email me and I'll put it up for on-line sale.)

Rick's website: www.woodentoyandgift.net


Sunday, March 13, 2016

"Feel Good Shopping!"


·      Quilters' Quarters is happy to announce our "Feel Good Shopping" plan !

First Wednesday Community Benefits
o   Each month Quilters’ Quarters will sponsor a local non-profit group in town on the first Wednesday of that month.
o   10% of purchases made that day (or week!) will be donated to the featured group.
o   Customers can nominate groups for this benefit by filling out a nomination form at Quilters’ Quarters.



·       “Five Box Loyalty Card”
o   Shoppers fill out a loyalty card and keep it in the Loyal Shoppers file at Quilters’ Quarters.
o   Each time a shopper comes to Quilters’ Quarters their card is recorded.
o   The total purchase amount (excluding tax) is written in one of the boxes.
o   When five boxes are full, the card is worth 10% of the total purchases for store credit.
o   Cards may be “saved” and combined for larger expenditures.



·       “Fifth Friday Special” for Loyal Customers
o   After a Five Box Loyalty Card is completed, the shopper receives a Loyal Customer Bag for Quilters’ Quarters
o   This bag can be used by our loyal customers on a ‘Fifth Friday’ in any month that has one.
o   The shopper can put as little or as much in the bag as will fit, and will receive a 20% discount on the bag’s contents.

Please let your neighbors and friends know of the new "Feel Good Shopping" 2016 promotion. Our first community beneficiary was The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library.

Stay tuned to hear which non profit organization will be featured each month~You'll find the list at the top of the right margin of our home page.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Special Update: National Quilting Day March 19th, 2016

In honor of National Quilting Day, Saturday, March 19th, Quilters' Quarters is discounting all fabrics that will be purchased for gifting a baby quilt to a local hospital for a child born on that day, or to other child care centers.

Here's some information on the day itself:


"In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a "Quilters' Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quilt making in Kentucky. In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of "Quilters'Day Out" that they voted to take it to a national level.

"The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, "Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating.  In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate. They were welcomed with open arms. As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form."
 And here are many ways to celebrate this day, as outlined at this page:

Plan a National Quilting Day Celebration!!

  • Make it a service day and work on a quilt for your favorite cause - national projects such as ABC Quilts and Project Linus, or local projects. If you don't have a local service project, National Quilting Day is the perfect time to start one! Check with police and fire departments, children's services, nursing or rehabilitation facilities or local hospitals to see if they have a need for quilts.
  • Organize an exhibit for your local library or historical society. Exhibit quilts, tools, books, etc. Donate books to the library.
  • Organize a quilt history day or a quilt documentation project. Invite members of the community to share their quilts and documents the quilts for your stat documentation project. If you don't have a state project, work with other quilters in the state to start one! A good place to start is with your local or state historical society, or search the internet for quilt documentation projects.
  • Make arrangements with your local library, historical society, quilt shop, or other public space to demonstrate how to make and attach simple quilt labels. Provide printed instructions and encourage everyone to label all their quilts and value them as family and community history.
  • Offer to teach a simple quilt project to a school, 4-H, scout, or other youth group, or spend the day passing along your love of quilting to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or neighbors.
  • Contact a local senior citizens group or facility and organize  show and tell of their quilts and yours. Or sponsor a sewing day to make lap quilts for seniors. Turn it into an oral history project to gather quilters' stories from your community. You will be amazed at what you learn.
  • Organize a stitch-in, banquet, workshop, lecture, retreat, bus trip or eve a shop hop.  Coordinate a fabric or block exchange or challenge for your chapter.
  • Contact your local hospital and make arrangements to donate a baby quilt to the first baby born on National Quilting Day.
  • Encourage your local quilt shops to sponsor special NQD sale or activities.
  • Create "goodie" boxes of sewing supplies and make arrangements with a local women's shelter or recreation center to donate supplies or offer a beginners' class.
The possibilities for National Quilting Day are limited only by your time and energy! Even if you just curl up with your favorite quilting book, do something special to celebrate your place in the community of quilters."

Come into Quilters' Quarters during the first three weeks of March for a 25% discount on fabric purchased for the purposes of making and donating a baby quilt!