We've got a Row by Row winner!! Yesterday, Lori Alberti brought in her wonderful (finished and bound) Row by Row quilt. For all her hard work, she received 25 fat quarters (her choice) and a $25.00 gift certificate to the Sampler. Waa Hoo!! Great job, Lori!
It's come to my attention that I've forgotten to post a photo for the Farm Girl Vintage gals. Sooo sorry. Here's this month's four blocks ….
In addition, I want to remind you that we'll be closed on Monday for the 4th of July.
Below is a picture of how we Country Sampler gals spent the holiday last year …. we're very patriotic. Oh, wait!! Why is there a nurse in the picture??! . And why are we wearing those funny hats?? … and I know we're getting older, but we look several years past our expiration date in this picture!! Hmmm….
After a few weeks of construction our long arm room is finally up and running! We moved out a wall to give us a lot more space for our two Gammill long arm machines and - unlike some of my ideas - it's working out really well. We've got to get some more shelving and do a little more reorganizing, but it really feels spacious now.
This is Bonnie, one of our three long armers at Country Sampler. Like a lot of people, she didn't want to pose for my photo but I told her she could just keep working and not even look at the camera. I should have bribed her with fat quarters, huh?
Seeww, that's the good news … but wait …. there's more! Since we now have an additional long arm to keep busy - we want your quilt tops! Our original machine is booked out until November, but the second machine needs more tops!
If you've got a later date with us and have your top ready - stop by or give us a call and we can move up that date ALOT. Have a top or two just waiting to be quilted?? Bring it in and we should be able to long arm it in just a couple of weeks! No more long lists and months of waiting! Yay!!
Our charge for quilting is .018 per square inch. Just take the width of your quilt top times the length and then multiply by .018. And, of course, we have batting here too and lots of quilting designs from which you can choose. All of these are edge-to-edge, all over designs that will work beautifully on your quilt. We have a hand out at the shop that explains all our services and how to make sure your quilt is ready for quilting, so stop by and ask for one.
Seeww, my happy little quilters - let's get out those quilt tops and get them quilted!!
We've been waiting and waiting … and it's here! It's the 2016 Row by Row Experience!
We've been busy these last two months getting ready for Row by Row 2016, "Home Sweet Home". Our row has been completed and kitted, and our license plate is available for purchase. The program officially begins on Tuesday, June 21. Remember that this special summer Shop Hop challenges you to visit participating quilt shops all over the country and Canada. Obtain a free pattern from each of the shops and complete a quilt using any eight rows from participating shops. Remember that the quilt must be quilted, bound, and labeled. The winner is the first person to bring a completed quilt to a shop between June 21 and Oct. 31. The prize? Twenty-five fat quarters and a bonus prize from our shop if you use our row.
What to see the Country Sampler row? (Drum row, please…)
It doesn't show up as well as I'd like it since it's white on white, but you get the idea. Sweet, huh?? And our kits are all ready to go home with you!
But how about the license plate, you ask. (I love this year's plate!!) Here it is ...
So fire up the old mini van, Edith, and come see us!! Hey, and while you're here - check out all the new new Moda grunge that just arrived on Friday - three BIG boxes full ….
Just a reminder that our annual Porch Sale starts next Friday!!
We're in the middle of construction, enlarging the long arm room to make way for Papillion's long arm. After we're done, we'll have two long arms going five days a week in an effort to get your quilts back to you even faster!! In the meantime, it's kind of managed chaos at the old Sampler!
But back to the Porch Sale. We've got TONS of great stuff this year for you!!
**Hundred of bolts of fabric - all at half price - and all really good stuff too!!
** Lots of goodies from our gift section. We're downsizing this area to make room for more fabric, so some really great needful things are going to be on sale.
** I've got a couple antique-y type display pieces that are going to go on sale too. There's just no more room at the inn and although I hate to part with them - it's definitely time with our renovation!
** Quilting books and patterns are slashed big. Sale books are just $5.00, sale patterns are just $1.00.
** And …. the Annual Country Sampler Summer Mystery Series, Clue #1, will be out on the counter ready for you to start. Yay!!
And although we don't do the sale on the Porch anymore, our classroom's going to have some fabulous goodies just waiting for ya! So come see us … Friday, June 10th or Saturday, June 11th for some great steals and deals. This is the big one, Edith, and we want to see you there!!
Well, it's been awhile since I've posted, but now that that things have calmed down a liddle bit, I'm hoping to have more time to blog.
One of things I want to bring you up-to-date on is the Riley Blake and Lori Holt Bloom Sew Along. As you probably know ('cause we've got this awesome quilt on display and because we now have 150 Farm Girl Vintage gals signed up!) - we're BIG Lori Holt fans. Here's the quilt ….
We were super excited to be asked to be part of the Bloom Sew Along on the Riley Blake blog….
Sooo… here's block number 20 made by us and the last block on the last day of the hop!
We changed the colors (still using Lori's great fabric line!) and made it into a darling wall hanging! Carla even fussy cut the little blue mason jar print for the corners so we'd have a cute little jar front and center! Sweet, huh?
Questions? Just check out the Riley Blake blog or stop by the shop and let us show you this beauty of a quilt!
Just a reminder that this Friday is the last day of operation for the Papillion shop. Stop by and say "hi" to the gals and pick up a great deal on our remaining stock! ALL REMAINING FABRIC IS 50% OFF!! Lots of beautiful reds, browns, and creams -- it's a great time to pick out a couple of backings for upcoming projects!!
As some of you know, who have read the old Country Sampler newsletter, we've got an all new block of the month coming your way this summer! It's called Merrie Christmas and was designed by our old friend Stacy at Buttermilk Basin. The quilt features all the trimmings of the season, and measures 42" by 42". Take a look at this beauty ...
And it's even tons more awesome in person!
Anyway … it's a nine month program that begins June 15th. Originally, the price was $23.98 per month. But we went back and checked the numbers and the costs, and ta-da … WE"VE LOWER THE PRICE!! Yup, little country buddies, Merrie Christmas is now just $19.98 per month!
Hey out there to all our Country Sampler Farm Girl Vintage gals!! As promised - here's a photo of the month 3 blocks ….
I'm happy to say that it sounds like most everyone is keeping up with their blocks. They're addicting, aren't they??
Did you know we're starting Round Two of our Farm Girl Vintage BOM?? Yup, we've already got 20 sign ups so it's an official "go" … and we can take more if you want to come quilt with us. The next round starts in June, so sign up soon so we can start cutting your kits!!
All the details are at the West Center shop, so stop by or give us a call. We'd love to have you join us!!