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That old saying…where did the time go! Seems like forever sense I have posted anything..well it has been. No excuses other then just pure business.
We are in full swing for working on our next upcoming edition which will be our 27th. With this we again are reaching out to quilt guilds to enter their raffle or opportunity quilts for our cover quilt contest.
Of course we are still looking for new shops…this task never ends. We have added tons of new Canada shops in the last month as well as a large number of US shops. Always remember we have our mobile website and it is updated daily so you do not have to wait for printed directories anymore. We offer a free and premium version..go to http://www.myQSN.com and click on the box that says try it now for free.
If you know of any new shops or quilt shows in your area please be sure to let me know by emailing the information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the quilts that have been submitted for our upcoming 27th editions for the cover quilt contest.
The staff here at the Quilt Shop Navigator would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. And I promise to keep up on the blog in 2016.
Wow, we were able to take a short breath and now we are on to preparing for our next edition. We completed the 25th Edition on April 20th, and now it’s hustle hustle to get the 26th Edition ready by October 1, 2015 to go to print.
We have started off pretty excited with the finding of many new shops around the US and Canada. We are always on the look for shops, but it seems this time they are popping up everywhere…which is nice to see of course! If you have a shop and are not sure if you are listed in our directories please call 800-854-9239, complimentary listings to all Quilt & Fabric Shops.
I have sent out our first email asking for event submissions so that they can be included in the 26th Edition and of course encouraging the guilds to send in photos of their Raffle/Opportunity Quilts to be entered into our Cover Quilt Contest. I have received quit a few so far but none for the Midwest and Northeast. If you are part of a guild and have a show coming up January-June 2016 with a Raffle/Opportunity Quilt be sure to send a photo of the quilt to email@example.com to be entered….winner receives a FREE full page ad for their upcoming show. Deadline to enter is September 1, 2015.
Here are the ones that have been submitted so far. Hope to see your guilds come in soon!
Hope everyone enjoys the weekend, it is fast approaching…..stay inside and get some quilting accomplished, heat is among us!
Deadlines are always intimidating…but don’t worry your guild still has time to submit your raffle/opportunity quilt into the Cover Quilt Contest!! If your guild has their Raffle/Opportunity quilt completed by March 1, 2015 and the quilt will be at your show dated between July-December 2015 then you can enter our contest.
We have five Regional Directories (South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest & Northeast) and each regional directory will adorn a beautiful quilt that was submitted by guilds. Entering is easy!! Simply send a photo of your finished Raffle/Opportunity Quilt with your guilds information to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s it. Once I receive your email I will respond that I have gotten it and I will enter it into our contest.
Winners receive a FREE full page ad for their upcoming quilt show. FREE directory. FREE Posters and Flyers. And on the inside first page a write up will be included about the guild and the quilt.
Here are few quilts I will received this week.
Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild out of Sulphur Springs, TX
Vermilion County Museum out of Danville, IL
Busy Bears Quilt Guild out of Big Bear Lake, CA
Looking forward for your entries into the Cover Quilt Contest!!
How to stay super busy all week…only work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday…and then play catch up!
The closer we get to printing our 25th Edition Directories the crazier the office gets. So many events and shop hops to find dates and locations for…not to mention still collecting those wonderful Raffle/Opportunity Quilts for the Cover Quilt Contest The girls are at it hard as well trying to get all the Quilt and Fabric Shops verified before the March 30th, 2015 deadline. Yes, we are busy, but the weather has been so rainy and cold that I think we all welcome the craziness of it!
Few new shops that we have been able to verify this week and will now also be included in the upcoming 25th Edition are:
Quilt Shows and Shop Hops for this upcoming weekend:
The girls and I always enjoy “Emily’s Show N Tell” and this week she finished a super sweet baby quilt. I fell in love instantly with the lil monkeys and soft tones of blue and yellow. She is such an amazing quilter….and my oh my does she make a ton of baby quilts!
Hope everyone enjoys their weekends and can manage to stay warm 🙂
46th Annual National Quilting Association Show Bus Tour
5 days/4 nights
June 17-21, 2015
$689.00 per person based on double occupancy
Triple, Quad & Single Rates are available upon request
Price includes: Bus Transportation, 5 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners & 1 manager’s reception, 1 night in the heart of Hot Springs at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3 nights at the Clarion Hotel in Little Rock.
Hot Springs: Experience the Hot Springs at Qua Paw Bath House or Time to browse the shops in Hot Springs, try your luck at Oaklawn.
Little Rock: Quilters will enjoy the Annual National Quilting Association Show day passes & ticket to evening meal and entertainment. Companions that are not going to Quilt Show can enjoy seeing: Clinton Library & view current Exhibit, Rock Town Distillery & sampling, Visit the River Market area for shopping, drive by the Designing Women’s Home & Governor’s Mansion…
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With all the cold and dreary weather we have all endured over the last few months it is nice to have your spirits lifted with the thought of spring and of course summer soon to follow. I received a Raffle Quilt from Stumptown Quilters Guild out of Whitefish Montana a few days ago that just makes me smile every time I see it. Bright and cheery with the longing for the green grass that is hiding below. As I am sure we are all ready for spring…..may this gorgeous quilt lift your spirits as well.
Stumptown Quilters Guild Show Information:
As our deadline gets closer for our 25th Edition Cover Quilt Contest, the quilts start coming in almost daily! It has always amazed me the talent that each individual quilter shows on their masterpieces. The use of colors, fabrics, patterns and so on are truly awesome and will always be proof that no two quilts are the same!
I have included photos of the quilts that came in over the weekend for all to enjoy.
Annie’s Star Quilt Guild from California
Black Canyon Quilt Show from Colorado
Petunia City Quilters from Illinois
Keystone Quilters from Pennsylvania
I hope that all you quilters were able to get some free time on the 24th to visit the local quilt shops in your area. While scrolling through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thequiltshopnavigatorevents on Friday I couldn’t help but notice tons of deals the Shops were offering over the entire weekend.
Keep busy throughout the week my friends…we all have a project we could finish up!
It’s been awhile since we have posted on our blog and we would like to say sorry out to our followers! We have been very busy around the office and we also have a new employee doing our social media. That would be me, Jennifer. Nice to meet you all!
We are in the middle of doing our Cover Quilt Contest for the upcoming 25th Editions which will go to print on April 1 and are valid for July-December 2015. I received a submission this morning from Creative Quilters’ Guild of Ellis County out of Texas. This is a stunning quilt with great use of many colors. Bright and cheery and makes one smile. We wish them luck in the contest.
If you are part of a guild that will be having a show between July-December 2015 and have a Raffle/Opportunity Quilt that you would like to enter into the contest please simply send me a photo of your quilt and the name of the guild to email@example.com to be entered. Deadline is March 1, 2015.
Information for their Show:
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Thank God! -another Amazing day for Libby! Lester is on cloud nine with the recent transformation of Libby from victim to victor in her struggle to recover from her stroke related ailments. He is investigating ways to re-enroll Libby in some therapies (with her approval), but in the meantime, Libby is not waiting to get started. Today Rayleen and Lester helped Libby take a few tentative steps around her room, and later she surprised everyone by standing up by herself from her wheelchair, holding on to the nurses’ center counter (with Rayleen at her back). One of her favorite nurses’ aides- Joe was so surprised he yelped with Joy, much to Libby’s delight. She is thoroughly enjoying her newfound physical, mental, and emotional strength, and so is everyone who is around her!!!
Here’s a report from sister Sarah’s visit last night,
“Last night was awesome!!! Walked in and Libby was in such a happy mood. She told me that (I’ll paraphrase here) – Since it didn’t look like dying was going to work, she would just have fun living. Isn’t that great? Ellen reported last night that she told them yesterday since she wasn’t going to die anytime soon, she would just “entertain” instead. Again – such a good spirit. As she warned Rayleen and I last night – “I’m back”. Yeah she is.
She pulled back her covers to show me how good she could move her legs. I said she better watch out or she would be dancing soon. She replied “That’s the plan”. Of course we had to watch Wheel of Fortune and she won 2, I won 2 and Rayleen won 2. We usually bet a quarter and so I told her Lester was going to have to bring up some quarters to leave in the drawer. She said – “Not necessary, I am champion and plan on winning all.” We were just in stitches the whole time. It was the best visit EVER!!! She was very clear headed, speaking clearly and smiling alot. My heart soared the whole drive home and just couldn’t help but be giddy. I’m hopefully cautious and will still take it one visit at a time but last night was WONDERFUL! – Sarah”
Here’s an email from Libby’s very good friend and business buddy, Ricky Tims:
“O Happy Day!!!!!!!
I got a phone call today from none other than Libby Lehman herself! It’s the first chat we have had in months – none since her last severe seizure, the one that subsequently put her back into the rehabilitation facility, and ultimately led to her being placed into hospice (as a pain-free care strategy) because she had simply given up hope and wanted to end everything. The prayers of all of us who love her have been that during this time she might, on her own, find the will and strength to survive.
So… back to the phone call. She told her family a bit of news and wanted to share it with me. She said, “This dying thing isn’t working out, so I just might as well live and have fun!!” She said, “I love you!” and I assured her I loved her too. Her words were clear and articulate – better than I have heard from her since her stroke!
Libby enjoys her beauty treatments. I already knew that before calling me she had just returned from a manicure, so I asked about it. She said, “Yes, I had THREE attendants”. After I replied how wonderful that was, she said, “…I wanted four!” Ha ha ha ha! It’s so good to hear Libby in such good sprits – bantering, joking, and being bossy.
I mentioned that tomorrow night (August 6) Justin and I are going to see the Lady Gaga concert in Denver. Her reply was, “Don’t get in a fight!” … which is a comment she made because the first and only fight I’ve ever had was at the Lady Gaga concert three years ago. That’s another story for another time. The point is – Libby remembered it!
She told me that tomorrow she had dinner reservations at 5:30 for Ruth Chris’s Steak House and she was planning on ordering filet mignon.
This truly is the best she has been mentally since her stroke. Libby has been in a position where she had to choose – sink or swim. Our prayers have been that she would find a way out of the dark hole she has been in and reach for a brighter day. I can say with confidence that today is most assuredly a brighter day! I am doing a happy dance! Let me hear a whoo-hoo for our dear sweet Libby!”
We’re all doing a happy dance. Whoo-hoo!
Down a quilt-lined corridor, the shop opens up into a spacious room filled with colorful fabric and quilted treasures.
a bentwood coat rack full of quilted tote and purse projects,
The atmosphere at Hattie’s is laid-back, warm, and friendly. Comfortable stools line the front of the cutting counter and encourage visitors to sit and chat. So that’s what we did.
The Wonderful Wizards who conjured up this quilting magic are owners Phil and Cathy. Hattie’s is named for Cathy’s grandmother, an accomplished seamstress and inspiration to her granddaughter.
As their shop grew, Tami came on board. She started out taking a quilting class at Hattie’s, and rapidly became immersed in quilting. In addition to serving customers, Tami designs and produces quilt kits and creates shop displays.
It’s easy to see that Phil, Cathy, and Tami love fabric and quilting. More than that, they love meeting and helping people. Phil has an easy-going manner and the soul of a storyteller when he talks about the people who visit the shop.
Cathy glows with pride when she discusses the accomplishments of their customers, who quickly become their friends.
While we were visiting, Anna came in for fabric to complete her current quilting project. With a smile, she told us that she liked coming to Hattie’s “because it’s close to home and because of all the neat things to look at”. She continued to talk about how friendly and helpful they are. “It’s just nice,” she said.
Those “neat things to look at” include exciting new arrivals such as Kaffe Fassett’s latest fabrics from Westminster/Rowan and eye-catching Australian aboriginal designs. While Hattie’s has a little bit of everything, they stock an extensive collection of colorful modern and contemporary styles.
If you’re looking for quilting fun, quilting friends, new quilting ideas, and quilting inspiration, Hattie’s Quilt Shop is well worth the trip. See you there!
Things to Know About Hattie’s Quilt Shop and Spokane Valley
Facebook: Hattie’s Quilt Shop
Things to See and Do in Spokane Valley: Spokane Valley offers a host of outdoor adventures. From winter sports at Mount Spokane to a summer menu of hiking, biking, and fishing along the Spokane River or in the Dishman Hills Natural Area, there’s always something exciting to do. The Washington State Quilters Guild hosts its annual quilt show in mid-October. And don’t miss Valleyfest, Spokane Valley’s huge community celebration each September.
Where to Eat Lunch: For delicious fresh-made sandwiches, soups, and salads, you can’t beat Casey’s Place Deli, right next door to Hattie’s Quilt Shop. Phil and Cathy also recommend Cottage Cafe (6902 E Appleway Blvd) for incredible breakfast and lunch fare.