Block of the Month - Houses

Posted on January 11, 2014 by Jenn Thurston | 4 comments

I have something exciting to share, we are having a block of the month!  I have been admiring a pattern that I found on the wonderful world of Pinterest.  It might have caught your eye as well... It's called Houses by Johanna Masko.  I'm also excited to say that we are the only store in the US that carries the pattern (she's located in Canada).

Here is what Block 1 looks like, it was so much fun to make!  

Here are the details:

- Finished quilt will measure 22" x 34"

- Block of the month will take 11 months to complete

- Begins in February 2014

- If you choose to purchase our kit, each block with be $5.00 per month and ready for pick at our store the last Saturday of every month

First block will be available Saturday February 22nd for pick up in our store.  

- At the first block pick up, there will be a demonstration on paper piecing for all interested participants 

- Pattern is $15.00

- Participate in our monthly drawing by bringing in your finished block made from our kit and get your name entered in a drawing

- Drawings will be monthly, winners announced the following month


Here is a sneak peak of what the first row will look like, since it was just a test I made it into a pillow!

We hope you join us for our block of the month!  

There are limited spaces so make sure to sign up here or call give us a call at (704)266-6445




Posted in block of the month, paper pieced, scrappy

Block of the Month - Countdown to Christmas

Posted on November 19, 2011 by David Thurston | 1 comment

Countdown to Christmas Block of the Month"Countdown to Christmas" is our first 'Block of the Month' program for Quilted Thimble Cottage. It is a sampler-style quilt with blocks designed by several Moda fabric designers. Each block offered a unique way to show off Sweetwater's Countdown to Christmas fabric line, with its array of traditional colors and patterns. Our program offered folks the opportunity to quilt through 12 blocks in 4 months. Each person was encouraged to complete 3 of the 12 blocks per month, and if they did they would get an entry into a drawing to have their project quilted for free! We had 8 folks entered into the drawing, with 30 entries. We used this list, along with a random number generator to select our winner.

Congratulations to Joan McClure

We have the chance to see her beautiful quilt top after she was able to complete it at a recent quilt camp, and it is gorgeous! Everyone else that participated in the Block of the Month program will receive 10% off their project's quilting!

Thanks to everyone that participated - you all are so talented and ambitious! We have another exciting program starting in January. It is a Mystery Block of the Month that will run through 2012. We will offer you a choice of two colorways, and reveal each block along the way! Stay tuned for more news on that next month!

Posted in Block of the Month, Countdown to Christmas, Longarm, Quilting, Sweetwater

A Mystery in the Making!

Posted on November 06, 2011 by David Thurston | 0 comments

Mystery Quilt 2012 Preview

"Does this look good?"

"How 'bout this one?"

"Do you want those two next to each other?"

"11 months, 3 drawings, and 1 grand prize?"

It is a mystery in the making! Sherlock Holmes (if he were here in Belmont) would be struggling with this very predicament...and Vicki would be asking for his autograph!(...on her recently purchased boxed set of his movies)

After our weekend at the Cabarrus Quilter's Guild quilt show, we decided that in 2012 we want to offer a mystery quilt project! Today has been dedicated to getting the details worked out (patterns, pricing, prizes, timeline, FABRIC (two colorway options)!)

Here are some sneak-peaks into what we are looking to offer in January! be sure to put this on the top of your New Year's list!!

Speaking of New Year's Resolutions...what do you have at the top of your list? (Vicki gives me subtle hints that mine should be to clean off my desk... )

Posted in Block of the Month, Mystery Quilt