Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Facebook Frustrations!

Hello All!

So I try to post interesting and new things on our Facebook page - and now it seems like only if I PAY, will you all get to see what I am posting!! I find it extremely frustrating!
I have been tossing around the notion of setting up some sort of group or club that we can all post in and have a little more interaction and sharing! That way no one has to PAY to see someones post. We can call it the Quilt Patch groupies? The Quilt Patch Club?
Watch for it!

So what's new here.......well, we have decided that taking off only one season of shows was enough for us! Ha! You will see us at the Edmonton and Calgary Creative Stitches shows in September!

We have been quilting like crazy on our new APQS Millie!! It's pretty delightful getting all these quilts completed!

The next certification class is this Saturday, August 22nd! 3 hours and you will be set and ready to rent and finish your quilts! Call or drop and email to reserve your spot!

Im busy working on our next newsletter, lots if interesting things coming up! 
Watch for something exciting coming in October! 

We have lots of new fabrics arriving soon!
Watch for the Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds Paper

 Thats coming any day. We will also be receiving the Ink version as well! That should be shipping more into September!

Have you heard that we ordered the complete collection of Cotton and Steel basics?
So delicious!

And of course, more Tim Holtz fabrics will be arriving into October!! And more of course, these are just the new and unique!

Have a fabulous week!
Follow us on Facebook and I will see about starting a group!
Until next time - happy quilting!

Friday, 10 July 2015

July Happenings

Hello everyone!!!
It's so HOT here this week!! Im not complaining at all!! Just try9ing to bottle it up and save it for the middle of January!!
So much happening here at The Quilt Patch!
July brings us our annual Christmas in July event!! Thats always filled with good food, special and discounts, free gifts, and of course....new projects!! July 24th is the Friday night Christmas Party!! From 5:30 - 7:30 there will be extra special specials (does that make sense?!) There are specials though the 24th and 25th, but the Friday night is special specials! (That just makes me chuckle!)

And of course our new APQS machine will be here!!!! You can check it out if you won't make it to our dealer launch!!! You should though, cause there will be a drawing for $500 off a new machine!! There are so many opportunities the week of July 20th to learn about the APQS machines and our rental program!! The machine will be set up on the 20th, there will be a Road Show the 22nd from 3:00 - 6:00pm which is an opportunity to learn more about the machines, and see if owning one may be right for you! This is a FREE event, but so we have enough chairs and goodie bags, please let us know if you will be attending!
You can always take your certification course the very next day on the 22nd!! That course is being offered twice that day, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm. call to reserve your space!!
Then the rentals open the 23rd!! Get your quilts quilted!!! We are so so so excited to get this program started!

What else is new......

Tim Holtz fabrics have arrived!!!! And so far Jo and Yvonne have been hoarding them in the office!! They are THAT delicious!!

The new 2016 Martingale Calendars have released!!!! And we have them in stock!!
This calendar is amazing - just $18.95 AND all the pattern for each month are included!!

And not bragging or anything....but we are December!!!!

The new BLOCK magazine has arrived!!! If you belong to the BLOCK club, watch your mailbox!! If you don't but would like the latest issue - drop us an email or call the store!

Theres still time to get in on the Summer Baskets BOM!! It JUST started, but Yvonne can squeeze you into the program if you want to make this quilt!

We have a new quilt we made using those delicious decorator fabrics!! We made the Jake pattern!
Its fabulous and has been receiving a lot of attention!

And thats just the July stuff!! Theres lots of great things lined up for August!!
Until next time!!

Friday, 29 May 2015

Back in the saddle!!!

So now that our next book is edited, Quilt Market is over and I am through with the 'market hangover' (tired, cranky, too many projects running through the brain!) and I've put in my time babysitting my delightful grandchildren while their parents had a holiday, and now i'm back in the saddle!!

I have updated the website so amazingly today!!! I want you all to check it out and tell me what you think!! My favorite addition is the PRE ORDERS category!! Now you pre order and see some of the great items we have coming in! I'm very excited about that!

Also, check out the information on the APQS machine rental! And please don't hesitate to drop me an email if you have any questions at all about the machines or the rental service! We are so excited about it!!! You should seriously consider taking the certification course so you can rent the machine - it's amazing how many quilts you can get done in a short amount of time! And I have to say - it's kind of a ton of fun too!!

I also changed up the little slide show on our home page! Took a few pics out and slipped a few new ones in!

As well - we have a brand new Block of the Month program!! A Quilt Patch original design! Check it out - it's called Bumper Crop. Its starts in October, and will run for 9 months. It's $19.95/month plus shipping if required, or you can pre order a complete kit for $159.95.

So now that we aren't traveling to shows - keep watching for more additions, changes, and updates to the website!!

I'd love some input from our customers what they would like to see on our website! What do you look for when you check out other websites? Do you shop for yardage on line? What do you love about our website? Dislike? I'd love to know!!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A little of this and that!

So two different times today I had someone refer to my blog! Which makes me chuckle a little cause I am such a terrible blogger!! But it did make me think I had better come up with something to tell you!!!
So...here it is, in no particular order!

I cut my hair off short!

Yep, I sure did!! I had been thinking about it for some time and finally took the plunge a few weeks ago! I am enjoying it so far and feel all sassy and such!

We are finished our next manuscript for Martingale!

The projects were sent to Seattle last week for photography, and we've already begun working with the tech editor! So far her questions have been easy! This book doesn't have a name yet, but will be Spring themed and will come out in February of 2016!

We have been soooooo busy around here getting ready for next weekend - the Moose Jaw Quilt Show and the Quilt Patch Party! We are having so many amazing specials! I can hardly keep them all straight!! But the weekend specials will start Friday the 24th at 9:30am! And the selection of fabrics we will have at 60% off is amazing!! No, like I mean AMAZING!!!Seriously - if you need backing for a quilt, or just want to stock up....you need to check these fabrics out! We will be moving our sale area to the second floor of The Quilt Patch to accommodate all the sale fabrics we will have. And remember - the early bird gets the best selection! There will also be other fabulous weekend specials and the Quilt Patch Party specials that will happen for 2 hours on Saturday, April 25th.....again....AMAZING!! These deals are TOP SECRET...but, if you all promise not to rat me out to Jeanne...I will give you a small hint....are you ready? Promise.......no tattling.....
OK.......there may be some fabulous deals on Wonderfil thread....like AMAZING. And if you like French General fabrics by Moda....you might want to be here - just saying.....and polka dots....oh my! Ok, one more hint....specially selected books....less than the price of one pattern!!! Or three for less than the price of two patterns!!!! OK...thats it - no more hints, and if I catch any of you telling Jeanne I spilled any beans....!! Shhhh.......

My cats are fabulous! They make me laugh and adore me, and thats always fun to come home to!

They each have there own distinctive personalities, and you can really see that when you have more than one!

Oh and don't forget - FREE hotdogs outside The Quilt Patch before the doors open to the Quilt Patch party. There will be giveaways and fun while you wait for the doors to open!!

Until next time!!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dropping a bombshell!!!

I know you just absolutely will not believe this when I tell you!! Some of you will be sad, some angry, some resigned....and please know we didn't make this decision lightly....
Are you ready?
Really really ready for this bombshell?
Sit down.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
You won't be seeing our booth at shows anymore......

Sigh....Ok. There. We said it. Out loud. And now that makes it real. 
So here's the deal. We're tired. It's not that we didn't love doing the shows. We did. And seeing all the people we only got to see if we travelled to different locations. But it is a lot of work. The booths don't magically appear, and the stock doesn't magically wrap itself and just show up looking pretty.
And when we do a show, it's usually, one full day to drive, one full day to set up, two to three days on our feet working the show, pack up, one more full day to drive home, then unload. And sometimes we were doing that many many many times a season. Which when added up, meant we were away from home a lot. And so, we have decided to just slow down a wee bit. 

We are currently writing our 5th book, which you will see released in February of 2016. 
It will have a Spring them! See the sneak peek below!!

We will of course continue to have a booth at Quilt Market, and will continue to work on new designs, Blocks of the Month and books. The only real change is that you will have to check in with our website, and on 
Facebook  to see what's new and what kits are available!

I know, I know, you won't see our smiling faces.....so here.....hows this? 
Go ahead..tape it to your fridge. heeheehee! No don't, that would be creepy!

Ok, so the first show we won't be attending is the Red Deer show, held April 3 and 4th. But check our website and our Facebook page to keep in touch and stay connected with what's upcoming and new and exciting!!

Until next time....xo

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Well well well, its been awhile hasn't it?!!

Today I wanted to show you the latest new flannels to arrive!!!
25 new bolts of deliciousness! Primitive Gatherings flannel for Moda.
We will be doing bundles of $25 for $106.25. Thats one fat quarter (20" x 21") of each color.

Aren't they just enough to drop dead gorgeous? If you love flannel - you really will need to add these to your collection!

Also new is the latest hot item to come out of Missouri Star Quilt Co! MOD BLOCK magazine!! If you have been enjoying the BLOCK magazine - you will love MOD BLOCK! It features many hot modern designers with fabulous projects! We have it in stock now! $9.95.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

In love with this new magazine!!

It's not often a magazine catches my eye. As a matter of fact - I hardly ever buy quilting magazines. For a few reasons....mostly I just don't have the time to read them. But this new magazine we started carrying at the shop....WOW! And almost everyone who look at it....walks out with at least one!!!

These are the first three editions. From what I can see, they will be publishing them every 2 months. So soon they should have a new one out!! So many great ideas on how to use pre cuts and rulers!
Both Jeanne and I made this one:

We used 4 Fig Tree charm packs - 4 different charm packs actually!! It turned out amazing!! Just off being quilted as we speak! And it made a very large quilt, 78" x 93". It was so easy and fun to put together that I am making another one out of some other charm packs that I have kicking around at home!

I guess I should tell you that the magazines (we think they are more like BOOKS! There are NO ADS!!) are $9.95 each and have a great variety of projects in them. We have another shipment of each edition arriving very soon - so if you happened to miss the first shipment - no problem!! We also have some of the rulers coming in that are used in some of the projects!