Quilt Works is resuming its Blog. We hope you enjoy it, and we welcome your comments. We’ll be sharing information about our shop, classes and other upcoming events, and new fabrics and quilt designs, as well as some techniques we hope will be helpful and interesting to you.
This coming weekend, August 17 and 18, Quilt Works is participating again in the Metro Quilt Shop Stroll. The Shop Stroll gives you a chance to check out five quilt shops in the Albuquerque area – Busy Bee (Edgewood), Hip Stitch, Quilts Ole (Corrales), Southwest Decoratives, and our shop, Quilt Works. Each shop has designed a 12” x 12” quilt block around the theme “Autumn Splendor.” We think each block shows the “style” of the shop that created it, which is a fun part of the Shop Stroll. Also, all of the shops have done a block exchange, and each one has created its own setting for the blocks. Each shop will offer a free pattern for its block. Kits for the blocks will also be available. All of the shops will also offer patterns and kits for setting the blocks into a quilt.
We’ve included a picture of our block, Autumn in New Mexico, which features the Zia symbol, a pumpkin, and even a chili ristra as part of the design. The kit for our block will cost $7.95.
When you visit your first shop, be sure to get your Passport and have it stamped. As you progress to each shop, get your Passport stamped there as well. Each quilter who completes a Passport stamped by all five shops will be eligible for the prize drawing. More than 50 prizes will be given away, including five baskets of fabric and supplies worth over $250 and three sewing machines (yes, sewing machines!), in addition to about 50 other bundles of fabric, patterns, notions, kits, and other supplies, each worth at least $20.
Bob’s Sewing & Vacuum has generously donated one of the Passport prizes – a Pfaff 150s SmarterTM sewing machine, on display at our shop. In addition, Bob’s will have two longarm machines set up at the shop for you to try hands on.
We think the Metro Quilt Shop Stroll will be lots of fun. We look forward to seeing you. Also, please let us know what you think of it.