Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Show-and-Tell. Don’t you love it? Whether Show-and-Tell is a scheduled event at a guild meeting, or an impromptu showing at one of our cutting tables, we’re all big fans of Show and Tell.

Terri dropped by before Christmas on her way to the Lake of the Ozarks for some relaxation and stitching time. Her wonderful quilt was ready for binding, and she was generous enough to share it with us.

Featuring postage stamp blocks created from pre-cut strips, Terri set this lavender lovely together with sashing from Homestead Hearth fabric. Aren’t the feathers beautiful? Thank you, Terri, for making our day!

As you know, all of the quilts hanging in our shop are copyright protected so no photos (from cameras or phones) are allowed. To enjoy the tiniest of details you'll need to sneak in a visit for your own Show-and-Tell.

When you walk in the door you’ll notice that Lori and Deanna have been busy on the ladders hanging many quilts throughout the store. On the Civil War side of the shop you’ll find last year’s Civil War Tribute on the bed. Its 2011 sister quilt, Civil War Chronicles is displayed on the wall. Want to create your own? We have patterns available for Tribute, and just a few spaces open in our Chronicles BOM. Contact us and we’ll be happy to set you up!

Aurelia’s Journey, the delicious cheddar reproduction of a Pennsylvania antique, is gracing the wall just past the fireplace. After you enjoy the blocks in person, pick up a copy of our book so you can create your own.


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you’ll want to savor the romantic sentiments stitched from the Civil War love letters of Adelaide and Charlie. Both the blue (with embroidery) version and the red (with pinwheels) are hanging next to one of the cutting tables.

Show-and-Tell. You know you’re ready. Don’t give in to cabin fever! Hop in the car and come see us. Come gather some inspiration from simpler times.