Monday, November 25, 2013

Customer Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,
Happy Thanksgiving ! Turkey day is just around the corner and if your like "HAVE" to remember to get that bird out of the freezer and into the refrigerator so it can thaw in time. I write this now....but will I get sidetracked when I get home? That could be a problem for sure.
 Maybe I need to be like Uncle Billy in "It's a Wonderful life" and tie a string around my finger. But I guess then I would have to remember what the string was for. Life can be full of challenges.........

Not much has happened across the street since we talked last time. We are still waiting for the next approval from Draper City. I'll keep you posted for sure.

Next week the voting starts on our Customer Quilt Show and boy do we have some awesome quilts to display. Just so you know, you will be able to vote on Facebook as well. Come take a look and vote, Crazy Good! A great big SHOUT OUT AND SNAPS, to everyone that entered.

As you can see, Amazing and this is just a sampling. Next week they will be on display and you can come vote! Yippie!

Also, Saturday is support your local Small Business Day. Seeeeeeew ..... We are having a sale. All fabric in the clearance room will be $5.99 or less. Now that's a deal! Perfect time to stock up for Christmas Sewing and Quilt backs. Let's not forget Clearance Room fat quarters are only $1.50 each.

Here's a little tidbit.  If your the cook for Turkey Day you might want to try this..Mashed Potatoes that you can make a couple days in advance. Sure frees up time on Thanksgiving Day. Might I also add, just yummy. The Recipe can be found on line at "The  Pioneer Woman Cooks" just google it. They are called "Perfect Mashed Potatoes". I just pop them in the oven with the rolls and out comes warm potatoey goodness. (That might not be a word, yet you know what I mean.)

Our Winter Class lists are almost ready. We will have them available for our Winter Workshop Saturday December 14,2013. This is a make it take it workshop. We will have a variety of items to make. Great friend / neighbor gift giving. Nancy will be teaching a belt that I know my granddaughters will love and we will have a bracelet that is so darn cute. These will be quick 40 minute classes. Come in after Thanksgiving and get signed up so we will have your kits ready for you! It's gonna be Sew Much Fun  . Kind of a little something for everyone.

Do we have a Kit or a book or notions (maybe your cutting mat needs to be replaced), come on in. Santa's little Elves will help you with your wish list. Then any friend or family  "Husband"can come in and purchase for you. It's a win win. They don't have to second guess and you get just what your little heart desires. Almost as good as a personal shopper....Whew.....far and wide the whispers in the Christmas Air will be "My work here is Done".

Till next time,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Things are happening at Thimbles and Threads!

Hello Everyone,
I hope each of you had a Spooktacular  Halloween. Oh boy now we are on to Turkey Day and for my house we are a-plannin! Who's coming and who brings what, Who don't we want to bring what....just kidding! As new people come into your family it is so fun to enjoy the elements they add to the mix.

If you have been into the store lately you may have noticed the house is now gone across the street.
How do you demo a house? The same way you eat an bite at a time.
Crew cleaning and gathering and stacking bricks.

No Chickens were harmed. All are still accounted for!

Working on the trees.
No House!

Yippie! This means we are getting closer to building the new Store and Retreat. It was amazing to see it coming down and I'm sure a little sad for some as on some levels a land mark . As it was no longer a safe building. The new one will be an incredible homage to the old one. We have saved bits and pieces of the old building to be included in the new one including the brick. When you come by, come on in and we would love to show you the rendering. Life is full of history and change and as quilters we bring that out in our creations. We at Thimbles and Threads will continue to honor the past as we move into the future.

Did all of you get our email on our customer Trunk Show? I sure hope so, but if not here is the skinny:

Customer Quilt Show
Hosted by Thimbles And Threads
November 30th - December 21st
We will have five categories for this show
(Five more categories next show)
1.            My First Quilt - We all started somewhere, how fun to display our first creation.
2.             Snuggliest Quilt - We all have that favorite quilt, the go to quilt to snuggle up in on a cold day or for a late night movie.
3.            What was I thinking Quilt - We’ve all made one or maybe two of these.   Just seemed like a good idea at the time quilt.
4.            Trash to Treasure Quilt - All of us have that one piece of fabric that we were going to discard and then decided….well, I could make a quilt out of it - And we did!
5.            Christmas Quilt - Who doesn’t love a Christmas quilt? Perfect time of year to share yours with the rest of us.

Bring your quilts in to the store between now and November 23, 2013.  Quilts will be hung in our classrooms, judging November 30th through December 14th. 

Show Rules:  Judging will be by the customers - One vote per day, per category, per customer.  Pictures of the quilts will be posted on our face book page with “likes” being counted as a vote.  We will tally the votes and likes to find the winners in each category. 
There will be prizes for the first three places in each category.  The first place winner in each category will win a $50.00 gift certificate towards edge to edge quilting by Thimbles And Threads.    The quilts will be numbered with names withheld until after the judging.  The quilts will be on display with the owner’s names and their placing December 16 through 21st.   Only one quilt per person please.   You could be a Winner…Winner…Winner!

I can hardly wait to see what all of you bring in!

How cute is this fabric line? It is called In Cahoots.
Have you been sorta getting ready for Christmas? I kinda sorta have. Anyway, just a little reminder that we are open late on Tuesday and Thursdays (8:00 pm) through the Holidays. On these evenings we have something different each night on sale. We thought it would help with our Holiday Shopping. So this Thursday night from 6-8 our cutting mats will be on sale for $28.00 regular price is $46.79. These are the nice 24"x36" size.
Just a couple more things to share with all of you.....

 We just got in the NEW Lori Holt book "QUILTY FUN" For those of you that are quilting along with Lori on her blog.

How Scream-in Cute is this Twill Tape? Perfect for Christmas projects.
Here is the latest Cynthia England Book. So many of you came and took the class here learning her technique .She has now combined her landscape quilt technique with quilting . If you are interested, give us a call we are taking orders . Might I just add that the quilts in this book are beautiful. Come take a peek!

I admit I am so totally in the Holiday Spirit. I loved the half a flake of snow I got at my house. I have been entertained by all the Holiday movies on the Hallmark channel . I have been putting the petal to the "Well I think in my case" plastic. Sewing away and loving every minute of it. I finally gave in and turned on the furnace and I didn't care. I think the reason for the skip in my Holiday step is all of you. You make my day and I thank you.

Till next time,