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Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Here is Pat Horrocks, winner of the Sewing Machine during the Beehive Shop Hop! With her sister is her sister, Arnell Wamsley, winner of a Gift Certificate!

Deb Niven won the drawing at My Sister's Quilts.  Here she is with her granddaughter picking up 'A Tisket A Tasket' complete quilt kit.

Congratulations to all the Winners of this years Beehive Shop Hop!  Looking forward to next year!

Shop Hop Frenzy

Well,  this past week has been very eventful!  On Tuesday morning someone broke into the shop.  Nothing was taken, just some damage to the doors.  We are so grateful to all our wonderful customers and their support.

Shop Hop started on Wednesday and ran through Saturday.  Over 600 people came through our shop during that time.  Everyone received a "cupcake" with candle as they entered the store.  We had fun playing a floor game and having a "Frog Toss".  Silly Birthday Cake hats were the attire for the employees.  Prizes were given, passports stamped and cookies and punch eaten.  The Birthday Bash block was handed out to anyone who wanted it.  The Birthday Bash Banner kit was available for purchase for those who wanted to hang a quilt block for different events during the coming months. There are a few of the banner kits still available.  We hope that everyone had a great time.  We sure did!

Congratulations to Pat Horrocks of West Valley City.  She won the grand prize of a Baby Lock Symphony Sewing Machine!  Arnell Wamsley (West Jordan) and Tamara Smith (Riverton) were the recipients of the $50 Gift Certificates.  Deb Niven was the lucky winner of the store's "Tisket, Tasket" quilt kit.  Congratulations to all!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Girl's Night Out!

Thanks to all our wonderful customer who came to our "Girls Night Out" on October 5th.  We had a great time and hope that you did too!  

Since we have a small classroom,  those who were waiting to make the "Snowflake" craft played "QUILT"Our version of BINGO.  All who won received a set of fabric quilt labels or a honey bee thread conditioner.  Some of the ladies had 2 or 3 "QUILT" cards to try and win!  A special thanks to Margo, who took over the "calling" for a while. 

The "Snowflakes" were a great success!  The project strips were pre-cut so all that needed to be done was the weaving and the gluing.  Linda, Kathy, Amber and Shauna helped in the instruction and answered any questions.  I didn't hear of any burnt fingers from the glue (we used lo-temp glue guns) or fingers pricked from the scissors, but there was a lot of laughter and fun going on.

Everyone seemed to enjoy taking home a "Snowflake" ornament and the extra kits they purchased.  We still have some kits left if you are interested in purchasing them.  These are great ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or to give as neighbor/friend gifts.

In addition to the games and the craft, we had snacks and treats for everyone. 

Fat Quarters were also on sale (we had stacks of them on the counter to hold for customers).  Capture Bags was there to video the event.  We will let you know when you can view it on youtube

Hope to see everyone at Shop Hop that starts on Wednesday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, October 26.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fabric Hoarders Beware!

A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain pheromones, that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase ungodly amounts.

When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the pheromones (in the fabric) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the ones squirrels have before the onset of winter, i.e. storing food) therefore perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut up into pieces and mixed with others.  Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound heard only by a select few of women known as customers.

When played backwards on an L.P., the sounds are heard as chants: “Buy Me”, “Cut Me”, “Sew Me”!  In order to overcome the so-called feeding frenzy effect that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip.  (One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a fabric store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!)

Studies have also indicated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effect that these fabrics have on the human population.  They are called “Fabrics Store Clerks”.  It’s also been my experience that these same pheromones cause a pathological need to secret the fabric purchases away when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash) and when asked by a significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is “I’ve had it for a while”.

(Originally published in August 1997 in the Western North Caroline Quilters Guild Newsletter)