Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New on the Bookshelf

Scraps and Shirtails # 2
Bonnie Hunter is Back for her second round of quilting green in Scraps & Shirttails 2. This long awaited sequel continues the art of quilting green with 13 new projects that help you reuse, re-purpose and recycle your scraps into beautiful quilts.
Click here to purchase it online:   Scraps and Shirtails # 2

Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery Embellishment & Applique Elegant & comprehensive reference book & DVD. Applique, embroidery, ribbonwork, surface embroidery & unique fabric techniques illustrated with full-color photos & step-by-step instructions. Will inspire needle artists with embellishing techniques & 124 blocks on the DVD.

Scrap Basket Sensations
Designed for 2-1/2in strips, each project is perfect for convenient precut bundles. Features 18 exciting quilts and provides concise, clear instructions appropriate for all skill levels.
Click here to purchase it online:   Scrap Basket Sensations

The Civil War Sewing Circle
Patterns done after quilts made during the Civil War, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Find 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and a needle case. Discover historical photos and letters written from soldiers.
Click here to purchase it online:   The Civil War Sewing Circle

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Full Line of Freckles

Sew Sisters also now stock all 95 Colours of Freckles from Northcott. This is a gorgeous full pallette of colour that will be your go-to for all your projects. Click here to purchase them online: Freckles

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Felicity = Happiness

We have a lovely new group of fabrics in from Riley Blake called Felicity!  Felicity just happens to be the name of my BFF and means happiness so this just brought a smile to my face! 

Click here to purchase them online for only $6.99 :  Felicity Fabrics

Creativ Festival Ticket Winner Is...

The winner of the Creativ Festival tickets is "Briar Rose"  (Claire) -  you can pick them up anytime before the show...congratulations!    We will give away more tickets between now and the show.  The next pair will be drawn for in the shop next week -  come in anytime to enter your name. 

Don't forget you can purchase tickets  online using our Promo Code: 139SS to save $1 on each ticket purchased online. Visit creativfestival.ca for details!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Golden Quilter Awards

We found out this morning that Sew Sisters Have been nominated for a Golden Quilter Awards at Sewcalgal!  We were so honoured to get the nomination and now would like to ask you all to cast a vote!

Here's how it works:
Visit Sewcalgal and post a comment voting for your favourites!  All people casting a vote will be entered to win 30 fabulous prizes.

You can vote for your favourites in 10 categories.  Here is the list of the categories and all the nominees.  We hope you will take a minute to cast a vote and be sure to mention your favourite online website... Sew Sisters.   It is important to comment using your google ID or by using your email address in the comment when using "anonymous".  Thanks in advance for your vote!

The Nominees Are:
1) Best Designer

Bari J. Ackerman
Liz Angus at Sunflower Fields Pattern Co
Curtis Boehringer
Karen Brow, Java House Quilts
Sharyn Craig
Carol Doak
Sherri K. Falls, This & That
Sarah Fielke
Joanna Figuora, Fig Tree Quilts
Jill Finley, Jilly Studio Quilting
Harriet Hargrave
Julie Herman, of Jaybird Quilts
Lacy J. Hill,of Golden Thyme Design
Aneela Hoey of Comfortstitching and Sherbet Pips
Lori Holt, of Bee in my Bonnet
Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
Sandra Leichner
Toby Lischko (Gateway Quilts Stuff)
Patrick Lose
Kim McLean
Melody Miller (Ruby Star Rising)
Nina Lise Moen
Verna Mosquera (The Vintage Spool)
Amanda Murphy
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie Quilts
Angie Padilla (Angie's Bits & Pieces)
Jennifer Paganelli
Camille Roskelley (Thimble Blossoms)
Heather Ross
Erin Russek
Pat Sloan
Jessica J. E. Smith, mystery quilt designer of Quilt & Needle
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hills Designs
Sarah Vedeler
Elaine Waldschmitt, of The Quilted Closet
Linda Winters of B. Bumble & Company
Toni Whitney

2) Best Teacher/Instructor
Alex Anderson
Karen Kay Buckley
Margaret Bucklew, Chisled in Cloth
Mary Buvia, Shiisa Quilts
Kay Capps Cross
Karen Cunagin, Millefleur Fibre Arts
Carol Doak
Jenny Doan, of The Missouri Star Quilt Company & also teaches at Sympoz
Kaye England
Harriet Hargrave
Linda Hungeford, Stitchin Mission
Linda Hahn, Two Country Quilters
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
Kay Mackenzie
Wendy Matthson
Sue Nickels
Sue Patten
Dawn Ramirez, the Pajama Quilter
Sharon Schamber
Pat Speth (Nickel quilt books)
Elly Sienkiewicz, Applique with Elly
Pat Sloan
Mary Ellen Von Holt of Little Quilts, Marietta, GA
Sarah Vedeler
Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Club

3) Best Author

Karla Alexander, Saginaw Street Quilt Company
Bari J
Kim Brackett, Magnolia Bay Quilts
Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Kim Diehl
Sarah Fielke
Linda Franz
Linda J. Hahn
Harriet Hargrave
Elizabeth Hartman
Judy Laquidara, Patchwork Times
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Lynn Jensen (Thimbleberries)
Liz Kettle
Sandra Leichner
Patrick Lose
Cheryl Lynch
Kay Mackenzie
Gwen Marston
Deborah Moebes
Tonya Ricucci (UnRuly Quilter)
Pat Sloan
Kathleen Tracey (A Sentimental Quilter)

4) Best Quilt Store (Physical)

A Quilted Heart in Vacaville, Ca
Cozy Quilt Shop, El Cajon, CA
Fabric-Etc, in Bellingham, WA
Fabric Expressions, Littleton CO
Fabric Shack, Waynesville, Ohio
Glacier Quilts of Kalispell, Montana
Going Batty, Reno, NV
Harriet's Treadle Art, in Wheat Ridge, CO
Luella's Quilt Basket, Redondo Beach, CA
The Quilt Barn in Puyallup, WA
The Quilt Crossing, in Boise, Idaho
Little Quilts, Marietta, GA
Mary Jo's in Gastonia NC
Mill House Quilts, Waunakee, Wisconsin
Monica's Quilt and Beads Shop in Palm Desert, CA
Quilters Paradise, Escondido, CA
Quilting Possibilities & Sewing Center, in New Jersey
Quilts on Plum Lane, in Dade City, Florida
Quiltz, Phoenix, Arizona
Red Hen, Marietta, GA
Rosies Calico Cupboard, San Diego, CA
Satin Moon, Victoria, BC
Serendipity Quilt Shop, in Dagsboro, DE
Sew from the Heart, Scottsdale, AZ
Sew to Speak, Columbus, OH
Suzanne's Quilt Shop of Moultrie, Georgia
The Quilted Kitty, Lincoln, Nebraska
Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilts in Cedarburg, WI
Waterwheel House Quilt Shop, Londonderry Vermont

5) Best Quilt Store (online)

Abby Mays
Burgundy Buttons
Canton Village Quilt Works
Cotton Charm Quilts
Cozy Quilt Shop
Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop
Delta Patchwork
Fabric Buffet
Fashionable Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop
Green Fairy Quilts
Hawthorne Threads
I Have a Notion
Missouri Star Quilt Company
Old Country Store Fabrics
Pink Chalk Fabrics
Prairie Moon Quilts
Quilt Home
Quilt In A Day
Quilt Taffy
Sew Fresh Fabrics
Sew, Mama, Sew!
Sew-Sisters.com in Canada
Sew Fun Quilts
Sew Unique Creations
Shabby Fabrics
Stitch in the Ditch in Canada
The Quilted Kitty
Venezie Designs

6) Best Long Arm Quilter

Natalia Bonner, Piece N Quilt
Thearica Burroughs, Pigtales & Quilts
Mary Flynn of Quilt Hollow
Deb Geyer of Deb Geyer Quilter
Sarah Hahn, Two Country Quilters
Jessica Jones (Jessica's Quilting Studio)
Kathy Kessler (Kathy's Machine Quilting)
Jackie Kunkle (Canton Village Quiltworks)
Millie Kriel (Millie's Quilting)
Judi Madsen - Green Fairy Quilts
Lisa Marie - That Crazy Quilty Girl
Sue Patten
Tammy Spencer - Quilt'n Things for You.

7) Most Innovative product (physical item)

AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter
AccuQuilt Go! Baby
Angler II, by Pam Bono Designs
Bias Stripper (ruler) by Quilt in a Day
Creatopia by Xyron
Cutting Corners Ruler set, by Sharyn Craig
Fusi-Boo Batting, by Fairfield Processing
HQ Sweet Sixteen
Lapel Stick
Rule Steady from Keep Quilting
Slice Fabrique by Making Memories
Set in Triangle ruler, by Quilt in a Day

8) Most Innovated product (software item)

Bernina Cutwork tool & software
Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7)
Inklingo, by Linda Franz
Kaleidoscope Kreator
Quilt Album Software
Pro-Q Designer

9) Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"

Alex Anderson
Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day
Fons & Porter team, Marianne Fons and Liz Porter
Diane Gaudynski
Harriet Hargrave
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Lynette Jensen, Thimbleberries
Patrick Lose
Gwen Marston (Liberated Quilting)
Nancy J. Martin
Dean Neumann, main programmer for Electric Quilt software.
Sharon Pederson
Pat Sloan
Kate Spain
Ricky Tims

10) Best Quilt Retreat

Bed, Breakfast, Quilts (BBQ weekends in Vermont)
North Bow Lodge (Alberta, Canada)
Saw Mill Creek Cottages (Alberta, Canada)
Teton Patchworks Quilt Retreat, Eastern Idaho
That Dam Christmas Party, Patrick Lose- Hoover Dam/Boulder City, NV
Two Wacky Woman (Southern California)
Cindy Casciato's Quiltescape Retreat (Southern Idaho)
Quilters Connection Magazine Retreat, organized by Heather Macarther, in Canada

Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Carried Away with Stitchery!

I have completed another three blocks from the Redwork Winter Twitterings Book -  I better get cracking because I already have Crab Apple Hill's Mary, Mary Quite Contrary traced out and ready to go... I was on their website earlier in the week and they have a spectacular Hallowe'en Quilt coming out at Spring Market: 
Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage  !  So much stitching -  so little time!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Creative Festival - Free Tickets

The spring Creative Festival is back and better than ever!

Join us on April 15th and 16th at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road) for an interactive experience where shopping, inspiration and creativity flourish.

You can purchase your tickets online using our Promo Code:  139SS to save $1 on each ticket purchased online.   Visit creativfestival.ca for details.

Would you like to win a pair of tickets?  Leave a comment on this post and we will pick one lucky winner at random to receive two tickets!  The ticket drawing will be held on March 22nd.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New On Our Bookshelf

Discover the elegant simplicity of contemporary quilting. Combining crafter's enthusiasm for Japanese design with the modern quilt movement, Quilting Line + Color brings a new vision to the scene. Explore shapes, colors, stitching, and fabric in more than 30 gorgeous projects.  

Machine piecing on paper foundations puts perfection in your quiltmaking. Best-selling author Alex Anderson shows you the basics of block construction and quilt assembly methods in this second edition. 7 projects total - 6 quilts plus a sampler. Full-size paper piecing patterns for 7 blocks.

This is a collection of 20 accessories and other small sewing projects to make for children. A modern style with a classic sensibility, as well for it's detailer, easy to follow instructions. Includes hats, tutu, art smock, back- pack, messenger bag and more. Pull out patterns provided.

This centuries-old tradition of wrapping objects in a square piece of fabric is being revived with today's eco-friendly movement. Learn the four basic knots and various folding techniques to make handbags, shopping bags, back packs, and bottle bags. Customize with traditional embriodery designs.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Madness - Fat Quarter Sale

March Madness at Sew Sisters!

All Month Long You can purchase 10 fat quarters for $15.00! We will choose a selection for you from our expansive sale wall! You can even specify what you would like - Modern, Novelty, Traditional or Surprise Me!

Click here to purchase them now: Fat Quarter Sale