Thursday, 24 January 2013

Paris Flea Market, Red bikinis and FREE patterns!

So we leave for our quilting cruise in just 8 days!! Thank goodness cause this cold weather is making me crazy! I am chilled to the bone and have had about enough! Having said that, I ordered a bikini on line! Not just any bikini - but one that is flaming red and guaranteed to make me look younger and slimmer! (ok - I made that last part up!)

But if you're gonna wear a bikini - you'd best have some confidence, so watch out people, here I come!

Onto real quilting topics....some of you may remember this delicious collection that came out about ohhhhh, nine years ago or so. It was called Paris Flea Market and it was a collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. This collection was HOT!!! People just couldn't get enough of this soft collection. Well guess what??? They've brought it back!! I know! We couldn't believe it either!!

This is a really rare occurance. I've never seen it happen where they rerelease a collection like this.
But hey, We are not looking a gift horse in the mouth!!! We have this delicious collection coming in any day now!  We have a plan for it as well - so watch for the project! As well, you can go to the Moda website and download a free project sheet using Paris Flea Market.

As well we are bringing in the latest Primitive Gatherings fabric so we can do the Warm Winter Blessings Block of the Month program!

It's going to start in September 2013. We are not quite certain of the exact price just yet, but the quilt finishes at about 56" x 65". The snowmen are made with wool, which is all included each month.
Watch for more details in the coming months as we hammer them all out!

If any of you are interested in using up some of your scraps, I posted a FREE pattern on our website today!


So just remember - if you see something red and lumpy bobbing over in the Caribbean next week - don't be alarmed! It's just me, rocking my curves!!

Thursday, 10 January 2013


Just when you think you've seen it all!! Yesterday I was going through the emails when I came upon one from a customer that stated I needed to deal with my website immediately....there were some issues that I would want to take care of, because when you click in a certain spot it opens 'you know what'. Actually....I didn't 'know what'! I was clicking away trying to figure out what she was trying to tell me, and I just couldn't seem to see anything amiss with the I moved on to a few other items on my to do list. Later when Jo came down to my office, I asked her to read the email and see what she thought it meant.....and we clicked some more.....then Jeanne came down, and now all three of us are clicking and navigating the website, hovering over the screen wondering just what this customer was talking about when....BAM....YOUNG NAKED ASIAN GIRLS!!!
Well there it was.....'you know what'. Now we knew!
Somehow, someway, not just one, but three links had been hacked on our website that lead you to 'you know what'! Well, honestly....we laughed pretty hard, cause think quilter ladies are going to spend their money on naked young women? I think not!! I think they would just be pissed off that the link didn't take them to the latest quilt kit we had to offer!!
So I very quickly broke the link - reported the offence, made some security changes, and moved on.
I do apologize if anyone was offended. Personally I would have liked to see naked men, but hey, no one asked me!

We had some new art work brought in by local artist Andrew Meredith. If you enjoy quilts, you will certainly enjoy his work. He loves to paint quilts!!

Quilt In Crescent Park
This is the limited edition print we currently have at the shop. Quilts in Crescent Park can be purchased framed or unframed. If you look very closely you can see that the quilt in the centre is Row Flowers, a quilt designed here at The Quilt Patch using our very own Shasta fabric!

Rustic Breeze

Up close and Colorful
Both Rustic Breeze and Up Close and Colourful are original framed paintings that he brought for us to sell here at The Quilt Patch. No prints available, but he will making cards using these images.
I love love love the Rustic Breeze painting!!
Andrew is working on more quilt paintings using our next fabric collection - Wallflowers! That's very exciting for us!!

Until next time, please let me know if you happen to see any nakedness on our website, or call or email for more information on these one of a kind paintings! xo