For the Birds

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

We have this sweet line called Feather N Stitch by Sarah Watts and I have been dying to make something from it, lucky (or unlucky) for me I don't have to because one of our customers made this beautiful quilt from it!  

She used a churn dash block and put sashing between the blocks.  If you've never made a churn dash block but would like to, there's a great tutorial on how to make a churn dash block by Sherri at A Quilting Life.

This customer likes a basic quilting design, so we chose a loop design.  It's a nice, subtle, well spaced quilt design that doesn't compete with the blocks of the quilt.

I also love how she made the bird houses in the sashing go the same direction, and the birds fussy cut in the centers of the block… just perfection.  So pleased we get to hang it in our store for a while, it may "get lost in transit" ... and end up on my bed!


Posted in Birds, Blend, Feather N Stitch, Quilts, Sarah Watts

A Swine Evening

Posted on May 25, 2013 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

We are excited to announce that we have donated a quilt to be put in A Swine Evening silent auction benefiting A Childs Place organization.  If you're not familiar with what good work A Childs Place does, then hop on over to their website!  They are fully funded by donations and fund raising, providing school lunches, uniforms and organizing volunteers to mentor Mecklenburg County homeless children.  

Did I mention there were over 4,900 homeless kids in Mecklenburg County last year alone?  Truly hard to believe so many kids and parents have no permanent address.  That's why we have also decided this will be our local organization that our Charity quilts will be donated to, I can think of no better place than helping out these local homeless kids!

Here is the quilt we donated for the silent auction.  


The fabric is Kaleidoscope by Northcott Studio, featuring a Dresden Plate pattern.



We used a feather pattern in a white thread color so the quilting flows nicely between the white background and the dresden plates.



I was told this will be placed with a set of rocking chairs that were donated as well as a celebrity decorated pig!  I would love to see all the donations and can't wait to hear how much money they are able to raise!  What an awesome job! 



Posted in a childs place, a swine evening, charity, dresden plate, longarm, moda, quilts

Charity Sewathon

Posted on February 07, 2013 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Hello everyone!  I'm excited to announce our second Charity Sewathon!  This is our way of giving back to those in need, the type of projects will range from month to month.  The first month we did stacked coins, the second we are doing these "wonky" blocks, the third may be something completely different (I have to keep you on your toes somehow)! 


The kits are all cut and ready to go, we have a variety of fabric for both boys and girls.  If you would like to bring some of your stash to make a charity quilt, the more the better!  

It's a very easy pattern, really great for beginners and just plain fun for everyone.  The finished size is approximately 31" x 46" making it perfect for a little guy/girl to bring with them where ever they go! 

We quilted this one with a loose swirl design, one of my favorite basic designs.

So here are the details I know you have been waiting for me to finally get to:

- We have a Charity Sewathon the Third Wednesday of every month, so put in on your calendar now to remind you!  
The sewing hours are from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and the evening session beginning at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (of course you can come and sew for as short as you would like, we're not going to tie you down until it's time to go!)

- Use our kits or bring your own fabric, this quilt requires 6 different colors 10" x WOF (width of fabric).  Yep - that's all this quilt takes, just a little more than a yard and a half of fabric!

- Rotary cutter and ruler if you have one, saves you from waiting in line.

- Sewing machine if you have one.  Otherwise you may get volunteered to do cutting and pressing (which is actually quite fun on this project)!

- The quilts will go to a variety of places, orphanages, children's hospitals or areas affected by natural disasters.  Don't fret, we will post the completed quilts along with their final destinations so you can see who your quilt brings great joy to.  

We hope you can join us and look forward to helping those in need.

* Update - Here's a link for the Wonky Block tutorial! 


Posted in baby quilts, charity, charity sewathon, quilts

Charity Sew

Posted on January 02, 2013 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Please join us for some charity quilt sewing!  We had two rather large baskets of scraps that needed to be sorted through, I spent the good part of a Saturday doing just that.  


Now that they are sorted, let's get to sewing some charity quilts!

Please join us on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00pm - 4:00pm or if you can't make that time we will also have an evening session from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  Just bring your machine and some thread, we'll provide all the fabric!  Help us use our scraps for a good cause! 


Posted in charity quilts, quilts, scraps