May 27, 2013

Fabric Sales!

Need some retail therapy with a short road trip? Here are 2 great quilt fabric opportunities happening nearby:
1. The Carolina Quilt Market is hosting a huge sale to liquidate a deceased quilter's stash for her family. This sale is being combined with the inventory of Sew Together, which closed last year.

Here are the details about the fabulous fabric sale at Carolina Quilt Market.

 WHO:  All quilters,  frustrated quilters, want-to-bes, greatgrandmas, grandmas, moms, daughters, aunts, homemakers, career ladies, Prayer and Square’ers, men,… in short, everyone.

 WHAT: Additional products now on sale at the store -   

Over 500 yards of fabric in various cut lengths, and fabric on the bolt from Jennifer’s.  A lot of Moda and comparable quality.  Some batiks. Fabulous fat quarters.  Huge variety of quilt kits.  Dozens and dozens of patterns.  Books to interest everyone.  Special notions table..

 WHEN:  Starting 10am.  Tuesday, June 4, until it’s all sold.

Just call if you can’t get there by 6pm and I’ll stay open for you to shop.  If you  wait until Saturday .the best selection will be gone!

 WHERE:  Carolina Quilt Market, 1590 Farmington Rd, near Haj Paj and The Feedbag.

 WHY:  To feed your habit, build your stash, finish a UFO, or even start a new quilt.

 Door prizes!

Additional parking available across the road at the old dance studio (two-story yellow building.)

Credit and debit cards, checks, cash and gift certificates all cheerfully accepted.

Patti and Cindy (The Quilt Gallery) are having their sale on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.  We’re at exit 174 of I-40.  They’re close by at exit 168.  Make it a shop hop day.

2. The Quilt Gallery (also known as the Pizza Girls) are hosting an inventory reduction sale (as mentioned above) in Statesville. These ladies are the hosts of the Quilt show in Statesville and are the ones who sell kits on pizza forms and cut yardage. 

From their release:
From Cindy and Patti at Quilter's Gallery
WE ARE GOING TO REOPEN! Now, before you get too excited, let me say this is a limited re-opening. Two days only. Friday June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2013. 9 am to 4 pm on Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
Many of you ask – “How can we shop with you?” We can’t post all the fabrics and nothing compares to looking and feeling fabrics in person. The problem with a retail location had been time and cost. We think we have come up with a compromise. Our cousin has a Carpet Store with a warehouse in the back. She needs foot traffic and we need display space. We are going to try an experiment. As you know, sometimes you need to think outside the box to be successful. We are going to set up in her warehouse for the weekend. We are going to bring all our fabrics, just like at quilt show. We will bring batiks and prints, cut in 3 yard pieces, 1 yard pieces and 1/2 yd. pieces. We have just received 3 new orders of batiks. $10.95 a yard or $5.50 for a 1/2 yd. We’ll have prints there too – $9.95 a yd. or $5.50 for a 1/2 yd.

We will bring our specially priced fat quarter tubs for bargain hunters.

We are also going to bring some one-of-a kind items. It is time to clean out some quilt tops. These quilt tops are samples from kits. We just can’t keep everything (what?). So they will be reasonably priced for the fabric and the labor. If this event is successful, we’ll pack everything up and do it more often.
So, call your quilting friends and plan a road trip to our “One Shop -Shop Hop Stop”.
Location: Carpet Distributors. 115 Carpet Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
Map: Distributors is located off of I-40 at Exit 162 between Statesville and Mocksville. You can’t miss it. Carpet Distributors is on the hill right off of the exit. One of our other cousins owns Furniture Distributors right beside it.

Upcoming Meeting

Hi Gang,
Our next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday - May 28, in our new space at the South Fork Park Community Center, behind the Cricket's Nest Craft Shop, 4401 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Go to  and enter 4401 Country Club Rd 27104 to obtain a map and directions.

Teri Emerson is presenting New York Beauty Blocks:
(from Teri)
"Up until about a year ago, I had no idea that I would ever be able to piece detailed quilt blocks like the New York Beauty.  I have sewn most of my life, but the complexity seemed impossible.  Using paper-piecing techniques has made creating this block a reality for me.  I think you can do it too!
I will demonstrate the freezer paper-piecing method I use.  The pattern I will demonstrate is a large block that will make sewing the convex and concave curves together even easier.  I will also talk about the bias grain of the fabric and how to use it to your advantage and not let the bias take advantage of you.  I hope to see you there!"