Last week was a whirl wind at our shop. Many of you may not know that our shop is connected to a full service florist, a gift shop, and 3 greenhouses. Since last week was Valentine’s Day all our staff worked with the florist to help them through the rush. The rush is putting it lightly it was pure CRAZINESS. Taking calls, filling orders, waiting on customers, delivering… it was a lot of work. At the end of the day we got all the work done and still had a little sanity left.
On Thursday through Sunday we had our retreat. This was a great way to relax and get over the Valentine craziness. We got to see and help with so many projects!! It was so much fun and before we knew it, it was Monday.
Last week’s craziness goofed up our normal schedule of things. Last Tuesday we had planned to post this contest for our new Heart of Mine Kit since it’s Valentine-ish. However, there was no time. So a week late but it’s still a great prize. Heart decorations are acceptable all year right?!?
Using “We Have a Winner” plugin we have a winner!! We really enjoyed reading all your comments!! I think we all need more spare time to do what we love! We’ll be posting a new contest in a couple weeks!!
Our block of the month starting April 9th is The Underground Railroad. This quilt is made up of 15 6″ blocks. You’ll need to purchase Underground Railroad Sampler by Eleanor Burns and Sue Bouchard for $24.95. The book is available on our webpage. (click here for more info) This book will guide you through the story of the Underground Railroad. You’ll learn how fifteen quilt blocks may have played a significant role in communication between the slaves and how it helped them on their way to freedom.The book has 168 full color pages with step by step instructions for each of the 15 blocks. The cost is $5 each month and will be ready for pick up or shipping the 3rd full week of each month.
May 1st we’ll be starting Snowmen A to Zzzz as our block of the Month. This is SUPER cute stitchery quilt of snowmen. The first month is $31.50 (includes pattern) and the next 11 months is $6.50. Each month you’ll receive your fabric, thread and transfer-eze to complete your blocks.
Over the past few weeks we’ve had Disa Designs trunk show for her new book My Runners. Our customers have really enjoyed the whimsical designs. It’s a fabulous book if you love decorating for all the seasons and occasions.
The book includes general instructions plus 12 projects: Modern Christmas; Polka Dots Christmas; Ornamentally Fun; Live, Laugh, Love; Winterstar; Home; Easter’s Here; Sunflower Field; Autumn Berries; Itsy Bitsy Halloween; Ho, ho…Santa’s Here; Frosty Apple Cheeks. (To View Them All Check Out the Pictures in Our Shop.)
Here are just a few pictures of the runners from the trunk show:
This book is currently a top seller. It would be a great purchase but it would be even better to WIN IT!! We are giving one away! To enter just comment below with your favorite season to decorate by Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:00PM. We’ll randomly pick a comment to find a new home for one of these wonderful books!!
Congrats to Jackie!
In this class you will learn all the basics for making a quilt; from cutting it out to sewing on the binding. You will find that making a triangle is as as 1,2,3. Just remember if you can see a staight line then you can make a quilt!
Two Class Dates Available: Saturday January 14, 10:00am-2:00pm or Thursday, January 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Kathi Morgan
Call us at 563-262-5709 or sign up online at http://www.thelittleredhenonline.com/Beginner-Quilting-101-class101.htm
Saturday, Jan 28, 10:00am-1:00pm
In this class we will be putting together a team quilt! We have featured this quilt with the Iowa and Iowa State teams, however this quilt can be put together for any team you like!
We have kits available for the following:
Instructor: Kathi Morgan
Call us at 563-262-5709 or sign up online at http://thelittleredhenonline.com/Team-Quilt-Class-Team-Quilt-Class.htm
Round toothbrush rug are a lot of fun to make and are a GREAT way to use up old fabric.
-1 yard fabric cut into 2-1/2″ Strips
-Large Saftey Pin
Fee: $20 (includes start for rug)
Two Class Dates Available: Saturday January 21, 10:30am-11:30pm or January 23, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor: Mary Carpenter
Call us at 563-262-5709 or sign up online at http://www.thelittleredhenonline.com/Round-Toothbrush-Rug-Class-rugclass.htm
See how fun and easy making soft dolls can be!
Instructor: Brenda Laffoon
Thursday, January 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Call us at 563-262-5709 or sign up online at http://thelittleredhenonline.com/EmeryAnna-Class-emery-class.htm
Come in for our BIGGEST SALE of the year!!!