Summer at the Shelf

Well, the worst of the heat and smoke has dissipated from the area thank heavens. I am sure we will have another go around with the heat but hopefully not the smoke.

The Shelf hums along with new product arriving every week. These are my favorite days when I get to see and touch new fabric. Maybe spend some time figuring out the best thing to do with it. We have some gorgeous new Asian prints in. Colours are purples, blues and blacks. Of course they would have some metallic! Gotta love the shiny!

Also in are flannels by Henry Glass. these are baby prints and good for boy or girl. So cute and the fabric is oh so soft. Flannel also has arrived in an adult print of deer and forests. Love the feel of this fabric.

Another new line called ” Joyful Blooms” has arrived in purples and golds. We decided to showcase it on our display table as it is so gorgeous.  I am thinking of making another Harley Dance quilt out of it. In my spare time!

Long arm is marching along with 2 ladies in today from Salmon Arm to quilt a double size quilt. The quilt looks fabulous and was loaded, quilted and ready to go home in 3 1/2 hours! Just the binding to go on now. If you would like to rent our machine give us a call at 250-376-7630 and we will book you in.

Scrap class is coming up in August and the project is great. I hope to have it up to see in a week. This time around it is a bit smaller. Just a table runner this time. I thought it would make a nice change from doing larger projects. Remember in September we are doing the highly anticipated “Jar Quilt”.

Come on down to the shelf for a look at all the new fabrics, kits and other good stuff happening…….until then happy quilting…..cheers

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July Sizzles at the Shelf

Finally summer has arrived! Yeah! We all just love the warm weather, BBQ’s on the patio and lazy hazy days. Hope your summer is filled with lots of sunshine, flowers and happy days.

We are starting to receive our Christmas fabrics! Can you believe it? However if you want to get an early start on those winter projects now is the perfect time. Gorgeous line of blues and silvers by Henry Glass called “Winter Frost” is now in. Some of the fabrics could be used at any time. Others are snowflakes and such. Another line called “Merriment” is also in. Just a really fun line of funky santas and Christmas themes.

Our Long Arm program advances every day. Several ladies have taken the class and used their $90 credit to get some quilting in. It is so rewarding to see these projects get done and ready to bind. If you are interested call us at 250-376-7630 or come on in for the details on this great opportunity.

Scrap class is going great guns. Started in May most of the students want back in month to month. This month we are using large prints and making a fabulous mitered block project so easily you will just sit back and relax through the process. No messy trying to fold the quilt on the bias, no measuring just fun!!! Wednesday July 16 class is full but we do have some space in the Saturday July 12th class. Give us a call for this great class at an affordable price of $25!

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Come and meet Long Arm Sally!

Come on down to the shelf to meet Long Arm Sally. She is long [14 feet] sleek [ white and grey ..... very modern ] and very obedient! she really does what I tell her to do. i have done several of my own quilts and I must say it is the most satisfying feeling to quilt your own quilts. No more over the shoulder onto the ironing board and across the room with the bulk of the quilt! Love it.

A baby quilt can be loaded, panto quilted and off to go home for binding in under an hour and a half. At $30 per hour that will work out to $45 to quilt a baby size quilt! Love that!

If you want to use our machine we charge $150 for the intro class which gives you education on the threads, the machine, patterns and a hands on instruction of loading and unloading your quilt. Bring a small quilt with you that you would like to panto and we can combine that in the class. You will get the first 3 hours on the machine included in the cost of the intro class! That is a $90 value!!!

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May long weekend and all the good stuff at the shelf

We are open today and closed tomorrow Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th.

Today is the day to pick up your Moonglow blocks! We are on month # 7. Heather needs to do some serious sewing and get caught up. I am on Month 6 with it half done. Next Sunday the 25th is the Moonglow help day so let us know if you are coming in.

Long arm Sally is set up and we have been playing with it. Matt Sparrow is here on Tuesday and Wednesday to give some introduction classes on renting the machine. So excited! Cost of class is $150 with a 3 hour credit given for each class you take. Rent the machine and quilt your quilts from start to finish! We still have a few spots available.

Keep quilting and happy long weekend to all…..cheers…..

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