Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wow, what a beautiful morning - nice and dry and cool!!  What great weather for our
Canada Day weekend.

Quilt & Stitch holiday hours
Thursday, July 1  -  closed
Friday, July 2  -  9:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday, July 3  -  9:30 am - 4 pm

This Saturday is Block of the Month with Mary Waugh - 9 am - 9:45 am

We also have fun specials this weekend - drop in!
Keeping you in stitches,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Great news - the two winners of the promotional Gift Certificates for $300 each are: Jody Allum and Cathy Clark.  The five winners of the promotional Gift Certificates for $50 each are: Heather Fraser, Teri Wagar, Angela Mayell, Ruth LaBlanc and Liisa Tsanko.  The five winners of the promotional Gift Certificates for$25 each are: Heather McClure, Mary Van Dijk, Katherine Rybak, Deb Poast and Nellie McKay.  Our Show & Tell winner is CD Burrell.  Congratulations all!!

I'll try and post more information on the store before July 1, 2010.  Our holiday hours are - Thursday, July 1 - closed; Friday, July 2 - 9:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday, July 3 - 9:30 am - 4 pm.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oh darn, summer is officially here and we're busy at Quilt & Stitch - it appears there really is no rest for the wicked! 
But, we're busy because..we're expecting a number of large fabric shipments over the next couple of weeks.  That means we have to make room for all the new arrivals - so, we're having a SALE!!! 


All our in-stock Kansas Troubles are 25% off - you can add an extra 5% to that if you buy the bolt!  June 24 - June 30 only.

On Saturday, June 26 - ONE DAY ONLY - we're having a SKINNY BOLT SALE.
We have a large selection of fabric at 30% off when you buy the rest of the bolt!!   
We're starting our summer Fat Quarter Frenzy early this year.  Starting today when you buy 7 fat quarters you will get 3 fat quarters FREE!

Margaret, Adriana, Karen and Shelly are hosting another QuiltFest Sept. 24 & 25.  If you would like a pdf copy of the brochure please email us at quiltfestkingston@gmail.com - you can also check things out on our blog at www.quiltfestkingston.blogspot.com - you can leave us a comment or email your registration. Won't you join us for a fun two days quilting with this year's expert Kathy Klassen.

Husqvarna Viking is introducing a new RUBY - watch for more information on the NEW embroidery machine and the new 5D software!

Well, here we are SUMMER!!  This is not always the best time of the year for me because I hate having to shed those protective layers - of clothing!! That really is the least of my problems - I was at my
grandson's softball game on Monday evening - the poor coach was all by himself and asked me and one of the mother's to help out - a request I'm certain he regrets.  I don't know how to score keep so,
I was put in charge of the batting order, to make sure the kids had on their helmets and had the right bat!  That put me too close to the action.  I tend to be a bit competitive and when I get excited... well, look out!
I thought I was yelling encouragements to the players - but, somehow I don't think it sounded like that.  My HOCKEY MOM VOICE came out - I sounded like a shrew - my screechy womany voice (as my younger daughter calls it) was back with a vengeance - thank goodness there were only 4 innings!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What a beautiful morning - the humidity hasn't hit yet!
We had some wonderful news yesterday - the offer from Husqvarna Viking has been extended a week.  What that means is...
if you purchase a Designer Diamond embroidery machine you will get the 4D Professional
(and an automatic free upgrade to 5D) - the offer is valid until Friday June 25th .
I am absolutely exhausted  - Debbi who is much younger than I isn't - not at all fair!!!  We decided
to make some changes to our sewing machine room - cozy it up so to speak - I must have been up and down the ladder (what feels like) a million times - hanging quilts and embroidery samples.  The fatigue (the last 2 nights I've been in bed asleep before 10 pm) is just a reminder that I'm over 60 - another birthday is coming up!!  August 3 - don't forget - I think we should have a party!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I hope you like the new look of our blog page - we will be making a few more changes over the next few months - let us know what you think - we love to hear from you.

We had a great time at this years Quilter's Shop Hop - groups from all over Ontario, Quebec and the United States participated.  Great fun was had by all! The winner of our 2010 Shop Hop quilt top is Nellie Van de Ven - congratulations Nellie!! There's more...we also had a few door prizes to give away and the winners are - first prize goes to Heather McClure; second prize to Geri Shortt and the third prize goes to Sandy White. The Shop Hop grand prize winners will be drawn Monday, June 28 - I'll try and post the winning names the evening of - stay tuned!

I went to Toronto yesterday, on business - nothing exciting going on in this life - I was driving past Trenton and noticed a very large, very slow plane, off to the right of my vision - then I noticed what I thought were birds, way too close to the plane.  Was it a bird - no it was a parachuter - about 5 or 6 actually - if I had been near an exit I would have pulled off the highway - I have only every seen parachuters on TV and at the movies - well anyway, I thought it was exciting!

Keeping you
in stitches,

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Hi everyone - great news - the new roof is up and finished - at least on our side of the plaza -
all our students and shoppers were so understanding about the noise, the mess, the lack of air conditioning and the smell (which wasn't me but the tar - you could actually taste it at times) -
I think everyone of us had a headache or five over the two week period of suffering - I did -
thank goodness for those cheap drugs.
We had a lot of work to do preparing the store for the roofers.  We had to take all the quilts and other things off the walls, cover everything else up with plastic and tarpaulins (good job
too because a little tar dripped through some cracks in the roof - over my desk in the office that
I share with Adriana).  When it was all over we reversed the process - after we took down and folded all the tarps and the plastic - we had to hang all the quilts and things back up on the walls.  Then
we decided to re-arrange the store to get ready for "SHOP HOP"!!
While we were doing all this work two of us were carrying a piece of furniture - I, who shouldn't
talk and walk at the same time was doing the walking backwards part of the carrying and backed
right into one or two of those lethal hooks that hold the patterns - ouch!
Debbi decided that I was dangerous and so took over for me - within seconds she too had backed into something - I must say she did a way better job of it than I - she almost took out the whole unit.
Oh, what fun we had - lots of colour - all be it black and blue!!!!

Just so you know Quilt & Stitch is on summer hours - Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am - 4 pm.  Regular hours apply during Shop Hop June 10, 11 & 12.

It's Sunday, my day off, the temperature has plummeted and its raining.  I had to have a
hot chocolate to warm up after walking the dog - I should have added a few drops of Bailey's -
that might have made the day a little brighter!!
Keeping you in stitches,