Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New issue of Quilter's Traveling Companion book !

Now is the shop -12th Edition (2012-2014) of the Quilter's Traveling Companion book. $19.95. A must have for finding quilt shops when you travel, also includes quilt shows and events! Get your copy today

Saturday, May 26, 2012

This is a pic of myself and a wonderful new friend, Lolita Newman ,that I met at Quilt Market, She is the designer of the Stitchin' by the River patterns, The patterns are historical/Civil War era embroidery designs stitched in black thread. She has done so much research and includes facts and even recipes from that time period. So of course I needed many of her patterns for my shop, since this is my favorite part of history. I wanted to give her a sm. token of my graditude,so I gave her some of the cotton that I grow,so she may use it in her booth displays! See more of her work on her blog- stitchinbytheriver.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here are just a couple of photos that I took at Quilt Market. The first is me standing in the National Non-wovens booth, with several of my pattern designs hanging in their booth, and then one of me and the 2 greatest Marketing ladies of National Non-wovens, Christi Henke and Michalina Centofanti. I can't brag enough about their products! They are the BEST!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hi Gang,

I just wanted to share some news about the past weekend at Quilt Market!. What an awesome time, exhausting, but loved every minute of it. I was so excited that the company that makes the woolfelt that I carry, National Non-wovens Co. asked if they could display many of my own pattern designs to use as displays in their booth. What a honor, There was a great response.... :)

I also got to visit with some of my favorite designers, and meet several new talented ones along the way. Ordered some wonderful patterns from several designers from Australia ! Great items & something new for us here in the States !

I brought back many new patterns and books, so I am needing to make space to hang them. I am putting many patterns in the shop on sale 50% off, to make room for the new stuff! I will be getting more with in the next few weeks and months!

I brought a notion, that is a quilter's dream called Heat Press, it is a fusible mesh tape that is used to join batting edges together...no more sewing/joining batting edges, just fuse and your ready to quilt!

Also will be getting natural and white (that can be dyed) 100% Cotton-jumbo rick rack, and several other trims/ tapes and buttons for embellishing.

* Ordered some beautiful small wool bundles from Mary Flanagans woolens, and dyed woolens for kits from
Weeks Dye Works
* A few Good Men panel (snowman/and Winter designs) )and several coordinating prints that ship in June
* Several new Civil War Shirtings - ship in July
* 10 new brushed homespuns/cottons ship in August
* Complete line (29 bolts) of Red Rooster fabrics- A Year To Crow About- ship late Sept/early Oct.

I will be planning on starting several new blocks a month, over the next few months (I need some time to start stitching some samples together , so everyone can see which one to choose from, There will be embroidery,wool/woolfelt applique,quilting, etc. A little something for everyone!)

I hope you can stop in to see what's new, and don't forget ,more things will be arriving weekly and as the summer passes. Many new events will also be planned !

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Melissa

P.S.- Sales on misc. patterns will be effective starting 5-23-12 thru the end of May- Also on sale All Punchneedle patterns are 50% off, as well as Roving and Needlefelting Supplies !

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I wanted to thank everyone that has been so understanding, when I was gone out of the shop several days last week and part of this week. I am sorry for any inconvience. My mom was unexpectantly admitted to the hospital for heart and kidney problems and the due to her blood sugars,ended up in ICU for several days. Then I have spent a couple of other days in the ER dept. with my youngest daughter, who has been ill. I am glad to announce both are home and recovering nicely.

If all goes as planned, I will be attending the International Quilt Market in Kansas City -Thursday thru Sunday. I am anxious to see the newest items,patterns ,fabrics,gadgets and new techniques. I can't wait to bring these new things back to share with you all.
Primitive Stitches shop will re-open on Tuesday May 22nd
Stayed tuned or stop in the shop to see all of the newest items , until then Keep Stitchin'