Ms. Rhonda, one of our wonderful sales staff her at First Stitches, created this "Reflections" quilt pattern from some of the most beautiful fabric. I just love the colors she picked out to compliment the soft toned wildlife printed panels. Excellent job, Rhonda!
Ricky arrived in Cañon City on Sunday afternoon. His "outside the box" artistic and creative mentality can't help but instill a renewed passion for quilting and creating in everyone's heart.
One message stood out the strongest in my mind, however. TIME. Time is a precious gift that has been given to us, and we need to value it. His favorite saying is "Carpe Diem" which means "seize the day". It made me think how I should "seize" each day and live it, cherish it, and NEVER BE AFRAID to do just that. I hope I remember his words for a long time.
While Ricky was at the store Sunday evening for our Meet and Greet, he autographed his name on the threshold to our new classroom. I hope his will be the first of many excellent and talented teachers, lecturers, and guests who will bless us with their presence over the course of time.
I think everyone had a wonderful time and I hope someday we'll have him back!
Do you have hooping phobia? Do you just need some plain help? Then don't miss our Software and Hooping Clinics on Friday or Saturday, October 21st or 22nd. We'll be bringing in an expert who will give you valuable tips and tricks, and demo some great hoop helping tools!
If you've never tried paper piecing, then let me suggest you come to the store and we'll introduce you to some Doodle Time Designs Patterns.
Several years ago, I decided I wanted to try paper piecing and picked up one of Faith's patterns. She had written the instructions so well, that I simply fell in love with the technique, and every single family member received a Doodle Time Design table topper for Christmas.
Well, Faith has a new pattern out, called "Cottonwood Leaves." We have them here at the store, and a couple of samples. Check it out!
This 52x52" throw was completed with 20 2.5" strips of a jelly roll, then the additional cream and black strips. I think from start to finish took about 8 hours and I am pretty slow. Oh and I was watching a movie...
A couple of years ago, I was tasked with making a baby quilt out of baby "onesies". I modeled it after a few t-shirt quilts I made previously. It turned out pretty good and my niece was happy. I guess too happy. In order to get another one of my creations, she went through childbirth again, this time producing a baby boy. I got them just after Christmas 2015 and its taken a while between traveling, work and biking around the state with my wife. I finally finished it and here it is - from cutting, piecing and quilting.
We had a wonderful 2016 Summer of Row by Row. I love seeing all the tourists and locals come in with their travel stories.
But my favorite part is listening to all the husbands and significant others who have been the quiet support group behind all these "row by rowers". They will gladly tell you of the thousands of miles they have driven to pick up the rows from all over the country. I do think they enjoyed our front porch, though, as they waited patiently.
We are in hibernation mode until November 1st. Which means, we cannot sell or distribute our pattern or kits until then.
We are taking pre-orders, however, by check or cash (if you come into the store, or mail us a check). If you are interested in a pattern or kit, please call 719-285-8088 OR CLICK HERE, and we will tell you how you can have one shipped to you after November 1st.
Thanks to all who "rowed" with us this year!
License plates & pins are still available and can be purchased now.