Sunday, June 28, 2009
Red, White and Not So Blue …
Kay Wilson, one of our many creative customers, recently sent in a photo of her wonderful Red and White Quilt. The simple color schematic reminded me of the graphic quality of the Gee Bend Quilters. Kay thanks so much for sharing, keep us posted on your creative endeavors.
After receiving the photo of her quilt I was thinking it might be time to post a calendar of some quilt shows
that are happening in the Late Summer and Autumn all over America. After perusing the list of shows it makes me want to take a Quilting Holiday. You could choose one or several of these shows, grab a few friends, take a road trip and really have a blast. Many of these shows are hosted by local Quilting Chapters/Clubs.
September 10-12, 2009
Location: Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Washington Quilt Show
September 11-12, 2009
Historic Washington State Park
100 S.W. Morrison Street
Prairie du Chien, WI
Downtown Prairie du Chien
Quilts Displayed throughout downtown 608-326-4593 sponsored by Pickett Fence &PDRI
Sault St. Marie, MI Quilt Show
September 19-20, 2009
Location: Sault St. Marie Middle School
Sault St. Marie, MI
Westminster, VT "The Natural World in Quilts"
October 17-18, 2009
Location: Westminster Center School, School Street
Des Moines, IA
AQS Quilt Expo
October 28-31, 2009
Location: Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Ia
Lastly I have an email from a very happy customer and wanted to share her experience with shopping online at Maryjos.com. If we do not have it, you probably do not need it. We are always adding new and different quilting fabric to our collection. Log on now and don’t forget to check out the sale page, the deals are amazing and the selection is very good.
Dear Mary Jo,
Friday (6/5/09) I received the fabric I ordered from your store. Inside the box, the fabric was packaged in a Mary Jo's plastic bag. Gosh I sure miss being able to shop there anytime I got the urge like when I was living in Gastonia. Sometimes when I get homesick for you, I do the virtual tour just to remember looking at the fabric and notions in all the sections. My "stash" is full of your fabrics, and the curtains in my kitchen windows and the table cloths I use for company, come from your tablecloth fabric section.
Keep the blog going, keep up the website, and thanks for always having good prices and great selections.
BT from Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly from Gastonia, NC.
PS - You would have been surprised that I often come across people who have been to your store. I might meet them anywhere. Last person I met was at the Padaucah AQS show this April.