Spring is in the air. In a few weeks we will be featuring some of the new lines from the fabric designers at Marcus Brothers, designed just for quilters. They have created some fantastic "Hobo" quilt fabric. It is terrific, you can cut the printed fabric up, re-sew and have a Hobo Quilt in a snap. Does your guild or organization have a show coming up? Drop us an email, include your web address, we will feature your Quilt Show info on the Community page section of the website. We also will list some of the shows in our special quilt article, featured on this blog at the end of March.
A special thanks to all of you that have been sending us your projects and letters. We are always impressed with the projects and special stories that you share with us. It is a delight to feature your projects on this blog. We encourage you to continue to share your magical creations and your heartwarming stories. It is as simple as an email, remember to include photos and if sewing or products derived from your projects is also your business, go ahead and provide your website or Blog address. We can then can share it in the article with our Mary Jo's Blog readers.
The other day a gal sent us a sweet note. She had been hearing about our store form several online sewing groups and could not resist. Thanks Jerry, so happy to see the lovely outfits you created.
First, let me tell you that I had the TIME OF MY LIFE the week before Thanksgiving when my husband and I took the “long way home” from DC to Mississippi. We came down through Williamsburg to spend the afternoon, and then drove on into Gastonia to spend the night. I belong to several online sewing forums and had heard all about the shopping adventure awaiting me at Mary Jo’s. I told my husband that I would need 3 hours at the minimum to be able to browse and see everything. Bless his heart, he dropped me off at 9 and was waiting in the car when I exited at 11:45. He told me I had cheated myself out of 15 minutes!! I bought three sets of coordinates to use for outfits for my granddaughter, Mary Kennedy, age 6. I have only finished up two of the outfits so far; the other set of fabrics is sitting in a holding pattern until I can get going on the heirloom Easter garments for MK and her little brother Charlie, age 2. I already have visions of how it will turn out! The first picture is of a Michael Miller Eiffel Tower print I loved. I found the perfect red-orange microcheck and Kona cotton coordinates to really make it special, I think. I loved that you had such a large selection of colors in your “basic” stock. And I bought that Children’s Corner Jacqueline pattern at Mary Jo’s too! (I bought four Children’s Corner patterns. One of them will be used for the Easter dress, done in a beautiful pale blue batiste I bought that day!!) The next one I finished up today. I had bought three of your Dr. Seuss prints, but found that the red fishbowl print just wouldn’t work for me with the panel print and the Cat in the Hat print; so I had to order the red “egg” dot to coordinate. I wish I had bought it that day. Darn. Thank you for the wonderful shopping experience. I hope that we will pass by that way again one day. I will have to hurry and sew up the fabric stash I have so hubby will agree to stop in next time!! J Jerry
Sweet, Thanks for sharing.
Springtime brings many new colors, patterns and prints to our collection of fabric available on the web and at the store. Take a few moments and cruise around maryjos.com, you will not be disappointed, we promise. Happy almost spring.