Monday, May 31, 2010

Results of the Weekend Mennonite Relief Sale

Despite the heat this weekend it seems that the Mennonite Relief Auction went very well (this is part of the Kitchener Waterloo Quilt Festival that we were at this weekend). The Mennonite Relief Auction is a tremendous affair with auctions of furniture, children's pets, used goods, plants and more all going on in different rings at the same time. If you are ever in the area it is well worth a trip. I haven't been for a few years because we are always at our booth but the auction really is a fun and educational way to spend a day.
According to the Record...

The highlight of Saturday’s event is always the quilt auction which
attracts buyers from far and wide, each one eager to purchase one of the many
donated quilts. This year’s quilt auction brought in $115,000, with the highest
selling quilt going for $6,400. Last year the top seller sold for $7,200.

Picture from the Waterloos Record. Click here for the full story:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

North Woods Memories Block of the Month

With cottage season in full swing, I think it is time to announce our new Block of the Month Program...North Woods Memories Block of the Month (starting October).

Northwoods Memories is a charming wall hanging that evokes the beautiful Northern landscape.
From the iconic Muskoka chair to the loon, from the cabins to the tall pines this quilt will resonate with many Canadians.
This quilt combines 12 stitched panels with a lovely pieced setting. The Quilt finishes 32”x 41”.
Northwoods Memories is a twelve month block of the month program you will be billed a $15.00 registration fee then $12.95 per month for twelve months. You will receive all fabric for the top and borders, the patterns and the floss. The postage cost for this program is $3.00 per month within Canada or $5.99 per month to the USA. This program begins in October 2010.
Here are close ups of some of the blocks:

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tweet Tweet ... We're On Twitter

I have taken the plunge and signed up on Twitter! Let's see how this new adventure goes! Care to join us: @sewsistersquilt

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Guess What Karen's Favourite Fruit Is?

Yup - that's cherries and don't these look good enough to eat?

Here's a great little collection that we just put on sale for $6.99 per metre. The Cottage Charm collection from Avlyn features cherries and a variety of dotted prints - just in time for summer!

Click here to purchase Cottage Charm online: Cottage Charm (Sale)

Quilt and Fibre Art Festival

Featuring 17 events in 9 communities!

Click here to view the Calendar of Events as a printable .pdf

St. Jacobs Quilt Shows Kitchener Waterloo Quilt ShowsCambridge Quilt Shows
Guelph & Fergus Shakespeare & New Hamburg Quilt Stores

Quilting is an integral part of the region's heritage, so it is fitting that
it's known as "The Quilt Capital of Canada". The last week of May is the time
when the communities come together to host a variety of exceptional quilting and fibre arts events.

Don't forget to drop by our booth at the merchant mall!

Thursday May 27 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday May 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday May 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 15 vendors for all your quilting needs. Enjoy the Quilter's Cafe on site.

Monday, May 24, 2010

To Market, To Market...

Karen and I have just arrived home from the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis. Quilt Market is a show set up for quilt shop owners to gather, take classes and see everything that is new on the market for quilters. There are over 450 different vendors at market ranging from the big fabric companies like Moda and Northcott to independent pattern designers, button makers, and everything in between. There were wonderful pattern makers from Australia, fabric companies from Japan and well everything and everone that could possibly tempt a quilter.

We came home loaded with goodies (according to the scales at the airport ... 220 pounds worth of fabric, patterns, notions, threads...), brimming with ideas and having ordered more for the months ahead.
We will be sharing everything with you as quickly as we can get it online!
My favourite find this year was Amy Bradley's newest charmer the Fabric Addict!

Isn't she hilarious? Not only will she now be living with us (thanks Amy!) but we have the Fabric Addict - Doll Patterns available in the shop now! The detailing is amazing she is armed with bags of goodies: fat quarter bundles, magazines, patterns - and they are all in miniature!
What does our Fabric Addict do ... well she Finds the Fabric, Hugs the Fabric, Buys the Fabric and then Stashes the Fabric (much to her husband's chagrin). We also have the pattern to make these hilarious wallhangings (and they come with the preprinted text fabric and a bonus tote bag pattern).

Click here to purchase:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Coffee, Tea or Me?

This one is kind of an ode to our UPS man ... Hector. We just love Hector here at the shop not only does he bring us all sorts of parcels and packages but he always has a big smile and calls us by name! We have three new tablerunner kits: Coffee, Tea, or Me? Pick your poison ladies! Each kit contains all the fabric (including binding and backing) as well as the pattern to make the tablerunner...choose one or choose all three...they are only $14.99/each.

Click here to purchase the Tablerunner Kits online:
Here is a close up of the coffee fabric:

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Grab Bags & Shopping Bags

Do you love surprises? Enjoy a little bit of summer fun and nab one of our groovy grab bags! Each bag contains a whole collection of goodies...fabric, never know what you will get! Click here to purchase them online: Sew Sisters Grab Bags

Save the environment and showcase your favourite Quilt Shop. These bright red re-usable grocery bags are roomy and will last a long, long time! Click here to purchase one online: Sew Sisters Non Woven Bag

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cat's Meow Panel

Hey cat lovers ... here is an irrisistable panel for you...

Groovy and cheerful, this 24 x 42 panel will bring a smile to your face!

Click here to purchase it online:

What do Sew Sisters Love?

There are two things the Sew Sisters Love more than anything and food!

Join our Bargain Lover's Club and we will send you 10 fat quarters every month for only $17.99. The postage is included for Canadians - others please enquire about shipping rates. All fat quarters will be great quality quilters cottons handpicked from our sale collections. You may cancel your membership at any time.

Here is a sneak peak at the grouping we are sending out this month...that's right you get these 10 fat quarters mailed to your house for only $17.99 (+ tax).

Click here to register online: The Bargain Lover's Club

A new restaurant has opened up in our little plaza! We are so lucky that Rosangela has come to town because Saggio's is absolutely delicious. They have a hot lunch bar and the most delicious 75 cent cup of coffee you have ever tasted! The next time you are here and feeling a bit peckish I highly recommend you drop in for something yummy to eat!
Isn't Rosanglea cute? Her personality matches her smile too!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stock Up For Summer Sale! Head Start for Blog Readers!

Please Join Us for a 3 – Day
Stock Up For Summer Sale

May 10th – 11th – 12th

All Fabric 25% off (including clearance fabric)

All Batting 25% off

All Notions and Books 10% off
Blog Readers May start shopping NOW and the sale price will apply!
Here are some Quick Links to our online departments...don't forget you get an extra 25% off all clearance items!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Habitat Quilt Kit

We just finished making up these gorgeous quilt kits to make the Habitat Quilt designed by Fourth & Sixth Designs. It uses all fabrics from the Mother Earth collection of Stonehenge fabrics from Northcott. The kit contains all the fabric for the top, border and binding as well as the pattern. The finished quilt is 50" x 58". The kit is only $64.99! Click here to purchase the kit online: Stonehenge - Habitat Quilt Kit

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kiddie Prints from Hoffman & French General from Moda

We have even more new fabric lines to share with you!
First up are two new kiddie groupings from Hoffman: To The Rescue and Tweet Tweet . These are gorgeous prints with an up-market feel to them. They are priced at only $11.10/metre or $9.99/yard. Click here to Purchase Online: Tweet Tweet and To The Rescue
The second grouping is by French General for Moda and is called Rouenneries - there are eleven prints to choose from and they are also only $11.10/metre (9.99/yard). The linen texture is spectacular! Click here to purchase online: Rouenneries .

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May the Fourth Be With You

Oh I know...I know the title makes no sense... but according to my husband and sons today is both Star Wars Day and the 4th of May so we should all be greeting each other with ... "May the Fourth Be With You"!

The fabric has been flooding in and the newest addition is April Cornell's Beautiful line called Nature’s Notebook made for Moda. We have it in stock for only $11.10/metre ($9.99/yard). Click here to purchase it online: Nature’s Notebook .

Funky Summer Line from Michael Miller

We just got in this super cute new line from Michael Miller called Meadowsweet and it is only $11.10/metre! Click here to purchase it online: Meadowsweet

Monday, May 3, 2010

3 New Stonehenge Lines

Stonehenge is one of the most exciting lines currently on the market and Northcott has released three new groupings for summer bringing the total number of stonehenge fabrics up to over 90 different prints. We have them all and they are priced at only 12.99/metre (compare at $15.99):

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stock Up For Summer Sale!

Please Join Us for a 3 – Day
Stock Up For Summer Sale

May 10th – 11th – 12th

All Fabric 25% off (including clearance fabric)

All Batting 25% off

All Notions and Books 10% off