September 12th

Happy September!  Autumn smell is in the air…the temps are cooling down in the evening so it must be getting close to the Falling Leaves Shop Hop!  Yeah!  What fun we’re going to have.  There are 8 shops in the event this year and when you visit each shop you’ll receive a “FREE” Christmas fat quarter along with a pattern to make a small Christmas themed project.  When you complete the hop your name will be entered to possibly receive a gift certificate or gift basket….AND…you’ll also receive an additional “FREE” project bag!  img_0555-2Each shop will be providing demo’s for your enjoyment so start your plan now.  Dates are September 23rd – October 1st and all shops will be open Sunday, September 24th – 12 noon – 3pm.

Thanks to all who participated in the “Make Mine Mini Challenge”.  Overwhelming response and each project so creative.  It was a hard decision and so many to choose from everyone received a Thimblebuck as a special thank you for participating and the prizes were as follows:

1st Prize –  img_0547-2

2nd Prize –img_0550-2

3rd Prize – img_0549-2

Congrats to all and thank you to all those that participated.  The Fall Kick off event was fun and food filling.  Thank you to all who came to make this a fun event.  If the success of these events continues, we’ll keep creating more.  Creative minds keep us young.

The Autumn Header photo is of a new runner from Buttermilk Basin done in the “Woolies” Flannel – we have kits ($19.95) and patterns.

For those of you participating in the Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop, we’ll be getting together starting in October to work on our blocks.  First block – October 4th & 8th.  Typically we’ll be working on these the 2nd Saturday of the month, but October 8th falls during the Mixed Sampler Quilt Show in Webster so we’ve scheduled 2 dates.  I’m excited this is a fun project and when completed I’ll be sending in photo’s to the designers showcasing our projects.

Enjoy your week, and don’t forget to schedule some time to come to see the exciting demo we’ll have running during the Falling Leaves Shop Hop!