Tag: Crafting

What are you most thankful for???

I am thankful for…  so many things.  I make it a point before I go to bed each night to think of something I was especially grateful for that day.  Of course, there are days of sunshine and days of shadows, but there is ALWAYS something to appreciate.

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 click on the link “In Bloom” below to browse all the fabrics of this collection

The above designs are from our “In Bloom” collection by Dan Morris.   I love the rich, vivid colors and the beautiful flowers.  Color and pattern are some things that always bring me Joy, I hope you find joy in the little things today and always… Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

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Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

Must add to your stash – November

 

We have the perfect collection for those of us who are in denial that winter is coming… Floral Fantasy!  Think Spring and sophistication.  Pretty colors, on-trend watercolor styling, it’s just the touch of hope we need to remember that the flowers will bloom again!  In stores now so add it to your stash, or better yet, create something vibrant and fresh while sipping hot cocoa – a nice distraction.

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Indygo Junction Pattern : IJ941 Ruffled Trio (Large Bag Shown)

 

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Simply cut & hem! Creates a quick refresh for the table!

 


You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.  And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.         

-Walter Hagen


 

 Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

 

Traveling Tuffet & What’s in stores!

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Brenda from Sew Creative Threads, Elkhart, IN

TRAVELING TUFFET ALERT!!!!!!!

The Tuffet is on the move!   Our mini-tuffet is off on her journey from Quilt Market in Houston!  First stop was the Shipshewana Fabric Show in Shipshewana, IN.  Our friend Brenda from Sew Creative Threads is holding our mini-tuffet.  The Ombre Scroll Stained Glass Quilt is featured on the wall.

 

 

Next stop: Our Traveling Tuffet made her way to Trevathan’s Sweep & Sew Shoppe in Hillsdale, MI.  What a fun shop window featuring QT’s Janet Wecker Frisch collection “Letter Stitch” .

Patti, is shown here in front of the great window display.

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Patty in front of Trevathan’s Sweep & Sew Shoppe
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Janet Wecker Frisch’s Letter Stitch Collection

If you are in the area, swing by and say hello to these friends of QT!


 

In stores now, our new collections, Heads Up by Studio 8 and For Love of Country by Dan Morris for QT.  Take a look, there are a lot of great creative possibilities!  See the full collection and patterns by clicking on their names above.

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With much respect and gratitude, we honor all Veterans  past and present.  Thank you for your service!


 

TUFFETS!!! Quilt Market Recap #2

IMG_0114This picture is a bit blurry.  I apologize.  I was so excited to meet our friends Sharyn and Lori, I took this photo too quickly and well, you get the (fuzzy) picture 😉

This is Sharyn Cole (pictured on left), our friend and designer of the Tuffet.  Lori College (holding the mini tuffet on the right)  is Store Manager at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, NC and is friends with Sharyn.

Sharyn made these amazing tuffets for us out of our new Ombre Scroll fabrics we launched at Quilt Market in Houston.  The mini one was made just for us and we fell in love immediately, how can you not?

A tuffet is an upholstered stool, like a small ottoman.  They are so chic!

Sharyn’s passion is making tuffets.  She started her own business called “Tuffet Source”.  Her imaginative creations are lovely.  I cannot get over the different variations of tuffets in her gallery.  It is kind of amazing to see!  I hope you stop by her site and check it out, I will put her link at the bottom of the blog.  Her passion shines through in her work. It is always so wonderful to meet someone who enjoys their work so much and is so generous to share their creativity and passion with others.  THANK YOU SHARYN!!!

In our office here, we have to say TUFFET with a loud and proud voice!  When I first spoke with Sharyn on the phone, my co-worker noticed I was yelling TUFFET with such gusto and excitement.   It’s kind of the only way to say it now… Anyway, we are super excited, can’t you tell?

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                                                                Just beautiful…
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Proudly displayed at Quilt Market in our new booth with the Ombre Scroll. Our “Festival of Stars” Block of the Month and “Stained Glass” quilts.

                         


To learn more about Sharyn and Tuffet Source, click this link!

 Tuffet Source : A touch of whimsy for your home


 

Finally, before I go, I wanted to let you know that we are going to be following our

“Traveling Tuffet”

on her adventure around the country.  Our regional sales managers will take turns hosting our very own mini-tuffet and it will be exciting to see where the journey takes her.  Stay tuned… find out where she is heading next!!!



“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson



Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!