Quiltytherapy is Moving!!!

I have not posted in some time because I have been preparing to move.  Gone are my days of living three miles from the ocean, back to the cold Midwest I go.

My favorite quilt shop filled with amazing women will not be right around the corner from me anymore.  Don’t worry they are an email or phone call away in case of emergency.

Now I must find new shops.  This will be fun, but scary at the same time.  It’s like finding a new favorite restaurant.  What do you like?  How much help do you need?  Do they have everything you want or will you have to find somewhere to supplement a craving?

Luckily, one of my good friends will be around to help me out with this endeavor.  She is just into quilting so it will be great to get her perspective.

Before leaving Florida though I did use a technique that I had never tried.  A very sweet client wanted to complete a quilt-as-you-go quilt for her granddaughter but was struggling with the piecing.  She brought her blocks in and asked for our help.  Since I had nothing else to do, hahaha, I said I would take it home to do.  The process is easy to do, but watch out for pins.  I was pricked so many times by pins on this project.  It was great that each block was already quilted especially since this was a full sized quilt.  I’m going to have to try this on a smaller project.  Luckily, I have about three baby quilts to make for 2010.

Shopping Independent Fabric Stores – Project 95

I have a new obssession…shopping online for fabric.  When I say shopping, I should clarify and say browsing or window shopping.  There have been minimal purchases made.

In an earlier post I mentioned that 95% of fabric is bought in chain stores.  I have done my best to resist the coupons that come in my email and support the independents.  The ideas, books, knowledge is well worth the couple of extra dollars.  As for shipping, everyone seems reasonably fair. 

Today I’m showing my support for Project 95.  Do you need a list of good independent shops?  Visit www.fabshophop.com to find quilt stores that have great fabric and good prices. 

Here is a link to the shop right around the corner from my house.  These ladies are the best!! www.sewandquiltshop.com