Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ode to the 1930s Block of the Month

Tomorrow is September 1st...I can hardly believe it! We have a new block of the month program beginning in September. If you are like me and love 1930s fabric then you will love this program!

Ode to the 1930's provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and create 42 traditional quilt block patterns assembled within a sampler quilt that is sure to become a family heirloom! The quilt combines machine piecing with appliqué for a stunning combination. The Quilt finishes 67”x 82”. Blocks finish 3”x 3”, 6”x 6”, 9”x 9” and 12”x 12”. This is a twelve month block of the month program you will be billed a $25.00 registration fee then $24.95 per month for twelve months. The postage cost for this program is $3.25 per month within Canada or $5.99 per month to the USA.

Click here to register online: Ode To the 1930s Block of the Month

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tonga Treats Are In!

We have been waiting all summer for the Tonga Treats to come in! Timeless Treasures has made some gorgeous groups of 10" squares and 2.5" strips. Each group contains 40 pieces (2 each of 20 different luscious batiks). The strip packs are the equivalent of a jelly roll (2.5 metres in total fabric). There are four stunning colorways available and they are all only $44.95!
I know it is a little bit hard to get a good look at the square packets in the pictures but if you look at the strip packets they contain the same fabrics as in the charm squares.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Urban Retreat

Sew Sisters are proud to announce our first ever Urban Quilting Retreat!
Would you love to get away for a whole weekend? Would you love some time to finish some of your quilting projects uninterrupted by chores, husbands, children and other demands?
Then you will love to join us for our first ever Urban Quilting Retreat!
Urban Quilting Retreat at Montecassino
Montecassino is a top notch banquet facility located just across the street from the shop! During your 3 day retreat you will not only have the opportunity to pretty much sew nonstop but you will have a comfortable hotel experience, and be fed delicious meals! Bring your UFO’s, new projects, or just plan to come to visit with friends and be well-taken care of all weekend long! You will not want to miss this one!

Montecassino Features:
Spacious Event Room set up with your comfort in mind for 3 days of sewing!
Climate controlled lodging
Color Television
Dial Up Internet Access
Delicous meals
Free Parking

The Food...
Montecassino is a full Italian Banquet facility. Your will be served a gorgeous buffet on Friday evening, followed by three meals on Saturday (and a snack!) as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Not only will you find the meals a feast and a delight to the senses you will have access to a coffee/tea/cold drink area that is open all day long.

The Fun Stuff...
Our Urban Retreat was designed to provide you with a place where you can sew for a whole weekend and get some rest and relaxation at the same time. Bring your projects from home or stop by the store on your way to the retreat and pick up a new project. It is completely up to you how you spend your time at the retreat.

As always we will have “extras” for you to do and ways for us to add in another touch of fun. Included in each retreat will be:
Prizes & Giveaways
Show ‘n Tell night
Product Demonstrations

The Retreat Fees...
Retreat Fees are $295 Per Person
This fee includes:
Three days of sewing and 2 nights shared lodging at Montecassino Banquet Facility (single accomodation available)
6 catered meals provided by the chefs Montecassino Banquet Hall
Prizes and Giveaways Galore!
Lots of fun and lots of friends - priceless!

$100 deposit is due at registration.Balance is due by January 15th, 2011.
Registration deadline is February 1st.
If registering after January 15th, full payment is due upon registration.

Stop by the shop
Call us at 416 633-8800

Refunds: No refunds after January 15th unless we can find someone to take your place. After February 1st no refunds can be provided.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Canadiana Flannel

It isn't often that we get Canadian themed fabric but we do have a cute new Flannel in stock: Oh Canada Flannel .

It does co-ordinate well with these other two flannels:
Winter Sports Flannel - Maple Leaf on White Winter Sports Flannel - Maple Leaf on Red

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Moda Wide Backings

We just got in a nice little group of Moda Wide Backings. They are 108" wide and the "hand" of the fabric is very silky and soft (especially for wide backs).

Click here to shop online: Wildflower Serenade II Wide Backings

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fall Schedule Now Available

We have our fall newsletter available online now. If you would like to have a copy mailed to your home please just email me at judy@sew-sisters.com and I will get it right out to you!

Click here to read our newsletter online: http://www.sew-sisters.com/SS_enews/documents/Sew_Sisters_Fall_News_v2.pdf

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kaufman Fusions...50 Bolts

Robert Kaufman's Fusions are my favourite blender on the market. Great quality and beautiful printing make this line of fabric extremely useful and versatile. We have 50 new colors in stock and these ones are priced at only $10.99/metre!

Click here to Shop Online: Robert Kaufman's Fusions

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fourth (and final) group of Sale Fabric

Here they are ... the fourth group of sale fabric... all our clearance fabrics are priced at 6.99/metre or less and the selection is the best it has ever been ... hundreds and hundreds to choose from...

Click here to shop online: Clearance Section . Next ... I will show you a huge collection of Fusions from Robert Kaufman!

Thrid Group of Sale Fabric

Here is the third group of fabrics moved to the Clearance section... and there is still more to come!
Click here to shop online: Clearance Section

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Sale Fabric Added

I was telling you all about the fabric inundation at the store. Well we are nearly finished pricing the sale goods... 200 bolts at 6.99/metre and then we will be on to the 110 bolts of batiks, jelly rools, square packets and 50 different Fusions from Robert Kaufman (and those will all be promo priced at just 9.99). The goodies just keep flooding in!

Here is a picture of the second batch of sale goods listed in out Clearance Section.

Click here to shop online for 100s of prints for only 6.99/metre: http://store.sew-sisters.com/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=807&Page_id=17&categ_id=2&parent_ids=0

Thursday, August 12, 2010

UFO Update...One Finish & Some Progress

As the summer progresses, I know we are all working away at our projects but I have been slowed down a bit by the heat. My fond wishes quilt is in the process of being hand quilted but it is a bit much to pick it up when the temperatures have been soaring...I'm about 1/4 of the way through. Jeannie is on holidays this week and sent this picture of her work station - doesn't it look like a little piece of heaven - the view is stunning. I'm sure we will have some updates on her kaleidoscope quilt when she comes home.

In the meantime Cheryl, who is out at Gibson's Landing in BC this week has finished another mermaid - isn't she lovely?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

100 Ways To Hide Your Stash

Oh My Goodness! Our friend Heather pointed us in the direction of this amazing song by Cathy Miller (www.singingquilter.com) called 100 Ways to Hide Your Stash... this is hilarious!

Monday, August 9, 2010

More Bargains Added

Well I am back from a fabulous fishing trip up North and the store is just piled up with new goodies!

We are working as fast as we can to get them priced and on in the shelves and up online! Here is a big group of new sale fabrics... they are all $6.99/metre and can be found in our Clearance Area. There will be a lot more coming in the next week so please keep checking back!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fall Creative Festival

Fall Creative Festival Tickets are now onsale! Following on the phenomenal success of last year's show this year's festival looks like it is going to be the best one ever!

We have tickets available in the store now but if you would like to really save on your tickets the best thing to do is to visit the show's website: http://www.creativfestival.ca/ - and click the buttons to purchase tickets online. If you use the Sew Sisters promo code 139SS you will receive a savings of $1 off the already reduced advance ticket prices of single day adult and senior or 3-day tickets!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Merry Go Round of Fun!

If you are interested in some gorgeous Free Quilt Patterns and a whole lot of fun then you need to visit the Quilt Shop Carousel! If you register to receive the Newsletter from any of the twelve fabulous shops on the Carousel you will receive a Free Quilt Pattern! Register at all twelve and you will receive 12 Free Patterns in all!

There is absolutely no cost and no obligation - just a whole lot of fun riding the Quilt Shop Merry Go Round!