Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chico's Quilt Show

Yesterday Elisa and I went to the Chico to see their quilt guild show. Wonderful show. Beautiful quilts. They had some great vendors. I am like everyone else that loves to buy kits from different shows. I bought a great one from the Red Bluff shop vendor. She and I talked a little and discussed stores. She is closing hers down, too. She hopes to have it closed by December; mine should be done before Thanksgiving.

One thing I saw at the show that I had read about, but I had not seen it yet. Have you heard of the ribbon that you can iron on? It is beautiful and so easy to apply. I just do not know how permanent it is. I will be purchasing some and offering it on my website after the store closes. I will let you know if I like it.

Do not forget to come in to the shop. We still have a lot of beautiful fabric and now it is marked down to 40% off! Can't beat it. Quilt shop, high quality fabric; notions; patterns and books. 40% off!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Flying Geese, the easy way

Received a notice of Clothwork Textiles new blog site. Went to see what they had there and was quite impressed. Best of all there was a way to make flying geese easier than the old fashioned way. Go to and look for the display on making flying geese. I have not tried it, but it looks really easy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Wow! What a week we just had. I have been pleased to see so many people enter the store this past week. We have been blessed with all the well wishes we have had. Thank you, one and all. Just to answer the many questions that have been placed before us:
- I will be learning how to do long arm quilting and eventually taking on quilting other peoples quilts.
- I plan on staying involved in the quilt world and perhaps even have an activity or two to do as the next few months come forward. But nothing will happen through me until after December.
- Gil and I plan to travel soon--if no where else than to Eagle, Idaho to see my Mom (depending on the weather, Mom).
- We do not know our last day will be. It will be when we sell all our product down.
- We will maintain 35% off while sales are up. Then we will increase it to 40% off. Watch here.

Come in to see us this week. We have lowered all prices to 35% off (except pre-made quilts). You will be able to get those backings, patterns, books and great material at a great price. Bring in your UFOs to match up.

Know that we have loved what we are doing. The economy is doing small businesses in. Had we been open a few years, we might have weathered this downturn. It was fun while it lasted.

See you soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spook-tacular Sale

Spook-tacular Sale

Halloween is on its way &
this is no trick.

All bolts of fabric on sale through this Saturday, October 10th

20% off

Watch for next week’s sales.
They will be even more terror-iffic!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Classes at Beehive Quilts

Today we had a great class on how to make a very large Christmas Tree Skirt. Check out our class schedule, as we have some wonderful classes coming up. The closer we get to the holidays, the more classes for small quilts, Christmas count down wall hanging, family picture quilts, table toppers and/or runners, plus a wonderful chance to do charity unto others. Charity with Project Linus quilts; turn in quilts for Quilts for Kids; and sewing on Debbie's Gowns that go to patients during difficult times. For these and all our classes, go to We would love to have you join us.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Received the following via an e-mail. Sounds interesting.

I thought that you folks might be interested in this exhibit:

Amazing Wonders: Quilts by African Americans of the Northern California Region
Amazing Wonders: Quilts by African American of the Northern California Region is a celebration of quilt-making in the various traditional and nontraditional ways that the art has survived into the twenty-first century, and serves as a testament that the craft is still very much alive and well. For Amazing Wonders, in addition to working closely with Oakland’s African American Quilter’s Guild as well as local guilds here in Sacramento, Folsom and Elk Grove, the 40 Acres Art Gallery is pleased to be collaborating with UC Davis’ Richard L. Nelson Gallery, which will be simultaneously presenting an exhibit of African American quilts from a private collection. Curated by Felicenne Ramey and gallery director Renny Pritikin, the exhibit will be on view in Davis from September 24 – December 13, 2009, and will feature quilts from the collections of Avis C. Robinson of Washington, D.C. and Sandra McPherson of Davis.
October 13 - December 23, 2009
3428 3rd AveSacramento, CA