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Now you can follow us on Pinterest!

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Myqsn is now on Pinterest!  Keep up to date with all of our featured quilts, quilting humor, latest products, and more on Pinterest!  What would you like to see us post?

Happy Quilt Pinning!

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So, tell us…..

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Do you know of a quilt shop, quilt show, or shop hop that we missed in our last directory??  Is there a new, moving, or closed shop that you heard about??  Let us know!!  We want to be sure to include everyone accurately in our directory!  Our goal is to keep keep all quilters connected to all shops, and quilting events.  We print new directories every 6 months to keep up with all of the changes, as well as daily updates to our mobile directory.  So tell us what you know and SHARE with others so they can tell us too!!

Thanks for your help, together we can include everyone!

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Last week to enter!

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Wow, we are getting in some amazing entries for our Cover Quilt Contest!  It’s the last week to enter an opportunity or raffle quilt from your guild’s July – December 2013 event.  We are choosing one winner from each region to be featured on the cover of the 21st edition of The Quilt Shop Navigator!  Go to www.thequiltshopnavigator.com for more information!  

All entries are due by Friday, February 1st.  

Good Luck, we can’t wait to see your quilt!

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I just saw this fun event that started today and thought I would share it with all of you! Share what you make and let me know if you win anything! Happy Hopping!

Material Girl Quilts

Happy Monday!  I wanted to let you all know about a wonderful blog hop happening right now over at Ellison Lane.  She has lined up a number of great bloggers to share Valentine related tutorials every day this week.  In addition to the two tutorials each day, there will be  two giveaways from small business owners (like myself!). 
 
 
 
 Here’s the line-up: 
 
1/28: 
Blog: Doodle Do Designs – Giveaway: Material Girl Quilts
 
1/29: 
Blog: LR Stitched – Giveaway: Lima Sews Fabric Shop
 
1/30: 
Blog: Owen’s Olivia – Giveaway: During Quiet Time  
 
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Featured Quilt-of-the-Week!

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The Steel Quilt Co. ~ Nathan (& Will) Winkler ~ Fort Payne, AL

I know this is more than just one quilt, but Nathan’s work is so unique and amazing that I just had to share several!  All of his pieces are made with recycled metal roofing from old barns.  They are hand-cut patterns and framed with reclaimed barn wood.  The ultimate in up-cycled art!

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  1. Jacobs Ladder- 2’x2′. A fan favorite! This is from the Underground Railroad series.
  2. 4 Seasons- A commissioned piece.  4′ x 4’…This piece was created for a couple who wanted the 4 seasons represented on one piece, free-styled as much as possible with their initials in the middle (the yellow block).
  3. Drunkards Path- 2’x2′.  This is one of Nathan’s favorite patterns to do.  It is also from the Underground Railroad series.
  4. Tennessee Star- 2’x2′. Nathan gets a lot of requests for this block.  Generally the pattern does not have the star in the middle, nor the squares in the corners but this one was a hybrid that he came up with, and people love it.
  5. Double Wedding Bands- 2’x2′. This is probably Nathan’s biggest seller, but also the most time consuming.

The Steel Quilt Co. is also on Facebook if you are interested in seeing more of them!

Thanks for sharing your amazing art with us Nathan!

Do you have a quilt that you want featured?

Send a picture of it to us at theqsn@gmail.com or post a link in the comment section, along with:

  • Your Name
  • The name of your quilt (and a little about it)
  • Where you are from (City & State)
  • Contact Information (phone number or email, just so we can inform you if you are chosen, we will not share this information).

We look forward to seeing your quilts!!

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Grab our button!

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We are excited to announce that we now have a button to share!  Here is the code to add our button to your website or blog!  Just copy and paste this code for it to show up.

<a href=” https://thequiltshopnavigator.wordpress.com/ ” target=”_blank”><img src=” https://thequiltshopnavigator.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/resized-buttons.jpg?w=125&#8243; alt=” TheQuiltShopNavigator.wordpress.com ” width=”125″ height=”125″ /></a>

Do you have a button you would like us to share?  We would be happy to post your button on our blog in return!

Happy Quilting and Blogging!

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More Local Quilt Shops for you to Visit Today!

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If you haven’t heard, today is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!  We want to help you find and visit ALL of your local quilt shops!  The Quilt Shop Navigator is always adding more shops to our directory.  Some of most recent additions are:

  • Calico Threads, Tacoma, WA
  • Bowmanville Fabrics, Bowmanville, ON
  • Ann’s Fabrics & Sewing Center, Stouffville, ON
  • Happy Apple Quilts, Palm Harbor, FL
  • My Sewing Room, Caledonia, ON

You can check out all of our listed shops with a subscription to www.myqsn.com.

(We also have a FREE trial version!)

Le us know if you found one we missed, we all need to work together to share the quilting love!

Now, get out there and have fun SHOPPING!

 

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Irony..ha ha!

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Ha ha!  This had me cracking up this morning!  What a great long weekend.  I made a lot of fabric irony…ha ha!  I am currently working on a table topper and a wall hanging.  I keep thinking that maybe if I make enough spring items, spring will come early…maybe??  

So tell me, what have you been working on lately??  We always love seeing pictures!!

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Featured Quilt-of-the-Week!

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Remembrance Quilt For Newtown ~ Virginia Bobro ~ Santa Barbara, CA

This beautiful commemorative quilt was made in the memory of the victims, survivors, and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders in Newtown, CT.  This quilt is being raffled off to increase awareness and raise money for positive action to reduce gun violence.

Today is the last day of the raffle.  Go here to donate and enter!

You can see more information about this quilt project here!

Do you have a quilt that you want featured?

Send a picture of it to us at theqsn@gmail.com or post a link in the comment section, along with:

  • Your Name
  • The name of your quilt (and a little about it)
  • Where you are from (City & State)
  • Contact Information (phone number or email, just so we can inform you if you are chosen, we will not share this information).

We look forward to seeing your quilts!!

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T.G.I.F…what to get??

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Yeah!!  It’s the weekend….and I have a gift card to my local quilt shop!!  

Hmmmm, what to buy???  

Any suggestions???