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Off To A Good Start

              It is a new year and we are full steam ahead.  Just presented our newest mini pin cushion. Just 2” x 2” wood base with a wool small pin cushion that will fit in your sewing basket or tote. Great to use for just embroidery needles or quilting needles.  Comes in random assorted colors and are just “cute” and a must have gift to give or keep at $5.00. Going like hot cakes.               New class schedule coming out next week for Feb—April 2015. Also you can find all the classes on our websites, www.quiltideas.com &... » Read More

Merry Christmas Morning

      We woke up to a bright sunny morning to begin the festivities that begin today and last through the weekend. Kids checking in to wish us a "Merry Christmas" and news that my Granddaughter is on her way to the hospital to maybe deliver the 2nd great grandbaby, a boy.  What a surprise Christmas present. Now Ellie (2 yrs old next month) will have a cousin.     We have been in on some secret surprises from different members of the family needing help getting things together.  The giving of gifts is both beneficial for giver and the receiver. We will have the traditional Pizza today with kids and friends.   ... » Read More

Quilters Annual Christmas Open House 2015

     Yesterday we had a great time with all our quilting friends coming by to help us celebrate the Christmas season. This open house included viewing, picture taking, and touching quilts, a fun scavenger hunt through the house with prizes, and enjoying the punch and holiday treats of cookies and snacks. All the trees were lit in their full glory! A Christmas puzzle was set up on a table for those that needed to rest a little bit. Our full 64 piece Double AA Choir that was all through the house (Loren's collection of little characters that you press the buttons and they will sing and/or dance for you)  entertained our guests each wi... » Read More

Christmas Cards

          We love to send out Christmas Cards.  We enclose our new home made ornament which each year is different. This year we made 4 different size Jolly Snowmen. All different faces, white fronts, a variety of Christmas fabrics on the back, a ribbon bow for a scarf and a hanger.  The only hand work is putting on the faces and everything else is done on the sewing machine.  Quick and easy! We will introduce a pattern on how to make them in January. Lots of people are collectors and some even have a small Christmas tree just for these small ornaments. We now have 16 different ones, some of the patterns are on ... » Read More

Santa Is Coming!

     Just a few more days and Santa will be visiting all our homes. We are decorated and ready to receive that Jolly Old Santa. This is the time of year that I love. Each year we put up all the trees (so far 41 of all sizes inside and out), add our Double AA Choir (characters that will sing or play Christmas songs) that uses 100's of AA batteries, and now the smells of cooking goodies to serve during our many dinners, parties and our Open House.  What a fun time!   Yes, we turn on all the lights every day and night and sometimes just for us.   We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperou... » Read More

New Beginning

As we are in the throws of painting our kitchen, new hinges and knobs, I'm thinking how is this all going to get done in time for Christmas. Next is our workroom with computers, printers, copier, phones not to mention 2 sewing machines with cabinets and desks. It is clear as I'm feeling squashed with producing a class schedule for Jan - April 2015 to put out, teaching through the end of November, cooking those wonderful goodies for Open House, YIKES DEC 7th I think what to do first. Nothing is where it is suppose to be but IF I can find my hand quilting project for tomorrows class, all will be alright!!! Or maybe I will just finish embroidering th... » Read More

Christmas Is Coming! And We are excited!!

I know a lot of you dread to hear "Christmas Is Coming" in just 2 months.  Our first party is on the 7th WOW! Less that 2 months.  We are very excited and already have our 400+ handmade fabric Christmas ornaments well on the way.  Just a few touches and they will be done. Also a pattern so you can make these ornaments also. We do have Rotating Christmas Tree Stands for sale now for $88.00.  We have 5 of our trees spinning in among our 52 (all sizes) Christmas Trees.We have a couple of friends that already have their trees up. Can hardly wait to get ours up and going. We hope to start next week.I'm am preparing some new and old class... » Read More

New Classes

As this new day starts, new ideas are flooding into my brain.  So many ideas and so little time. Students have requested some classes, blocks of the month, and a great following of Crayola coloring and embroidery.  It seems all these ideas are great beginning for a new session of classes and clubs beginning in January 2015.  So watch our website www.quiltideas.com/classes for what is new on the horizon. May you have a piecefull day,   Sharon... » Read More

Write In New Class at Blue Ribbon Quilt Shop in Wylie, Tx.

"Which Witch's Boot" -New ClassWith Halloween coming, some have requested another "Which Witch's Boot" Crayola Coloring and Embroidery Class. The date is Monday, October 27, 9:30 - 4:30.  You must come with your pattern traced on the fabric in order to begin immediately to color. We will color and texture the boot in the morning and embroidery  in the afternoon.You must call  Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe (972-941-0777) or sign up over the website   www.blueribbonquiltshoppe.com by Saturday, Oct 25.  We need at least 3 minimum for the class to make. You can get a supply list at the time of sign up with "Before Class" instructions.You... » Read More

First Post!

           This is our first, of hopefully many more, blog contacts with our students and customers.  We have opened another new website at Artfire recently and will be expanding items weekly that are quilt related accessories made of wood and other hand made items. This site gives us more versatility adding our books, jewelry, Sharon’s Favorites (tools and gadgets), patterns, blocks of the month, including new categories and much, much more.We would like you to meet Elise, a UTD student with many talents, who is doing a wonderful job of getting us up and running in the internet world managing 2 of our websit... » Read More