Friday, June 22, 2012

Summertime Quiltfests...

It is Summertime and Quilt Show season has arrived in full force! Take a moment and click on the links for these Quilt shows, you can enter your beautiful quilts and win BIG money! 
A beauty by Carol Barton Jerome
The brothers David and Peter Mancuso have been orchestrating Quilt Shows for more than 24 years. The shows are held in most corners of the United States. Their company Mancuso Show Management is based in the quaint and charming town of New Hope, Pennsylvania on the shores of the Delaware River. They have been major players in promoting and getting the "Quilting" word out there.
Their Quiltfests are filled with Quilts, Supplies and Workshops taught by some of the most talented folks in the Quilting industry. Now is the time to look at your schedules and get yourself to one of these magical events. When you come home, inspired and filled with new and fresh ideas, log onto Mary Jo's Cloth. You will find much of the same fabric at much better prices at maryjo' We have everything you are looking for, usually! If you cannot find it on our website, click on "Ask Mary Jo" and we will get right back to you.

Quiltfest Shows for the 2012 season...  

(Click on the links. Most shows feature Prize Winning Competitions!)

World Quilt Show- New England X 

August 16 - 19, 2012
Manchester, New Hampshire
Featuring the Premier of the World Quilt Competition  XVI
The World Quilt Show - New England is one of the most internationally diverse events of its kind in the world of quilting and the textile arts. This year’s faculty will be offering a fabulous variety of workshops and lectures. In addition, Mancuso Show Management is hosting the World Quilt Panel and Forum Ice Cream Social; this special event is included with your festival registration. Also returning to the Festival for another year will be the special Saturday luncheon presentation. Plus, for those who wish to travel to the show with ease, Show Management is offering an all inclusive show & hotel package. We hope you will join us in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA for World Quilt Show - New England. Click for more Info...


Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XIX

September 13-16, 2012
Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is the largest and most prominent quilting arts event in the Northeast all under one roof. The quilt competition features wonderful entries from throughout the nation. Entries to the competition include traditional and innovative quilts. The exhibits of the Extravaganza will offer over six hundred quilts and garments presented in gallery style as well as more than two hundred vendor booths offering everything from completed quilts and garments to all the supplies and equipment used in making them. Click for more Info...

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXI

October 11-14, 2012
Santa Clara, California
Pacific International Quilt Festival returns to Santa Clara, CA with a spectacular collection of over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art. This well-recognized and largest quilt show on the west coast, known to quilters as P.I.Q.F., is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Not only does this incredible event feature astounding works of quilt art, it also offers a wide array of workshops and lectures presented by world-renowned instructors. A 300 booth Merchants Mall can be found with the best in fabrics, notions, machines, wearable art and everything for the quilter, artist and home sewer. 
Visitors to the show will view a magnificent competition of the finest quilts created by talented artists from across the globe. Fashionable entries from the Wearable Art Competition will also be on display. In addition, this Festival also features over 60 workshops and lectures presented by our international teaching staff.  
The San Francisco / Monterey Bay area is a wonderful destination! Don't just go to a quilt festival, vacation at one! Click for more Info...

What Quilts do you have to share with us? We would love to see the Quilt you are entering into any one of these Competitions. Please email us today!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Savings, As Low as One Dollar Per Yard...

At Mary Jo's Cloth we know how to have a SALE!
We are currently featuring some amazing Summertime Special Savings. Bridal Sale Table-goods on sale from $3.50 - $10/yd.  Regularly $7.98-$32.98/yd. Types of goods include: brocades, lycra stretch fabrics, chiffons, organza, sequin fabrics, acetate taffetas. Selected polyester satins now $1.00/ per yd. Yep, just One dollar per yard!
Drapery Sale Tables:  All First Quality $3.99/yd (values up to $14.98/yd) - reduced polyester silks, drapery prints 15 yds or less $6.98-$9.98/yd (values to $19.98/yd) upholstery and drapery weight goods-full bolts to small yardages. Hurry, these bargains will not last!
This is the time of year to really stretch your "Fabric" dollar.
Log onto our "Seasonal Specials" at  page we have a Summertime Cornicopia of Fruit and Vegetable
prints that would be fantastic as Kitchen Aprons, Potholders, Tote Bags, Cafe Curtains
or mixed with solids for Quilting projects. Oh my, this could be fun!
We also have a fair amount of "Summertime at the Sea Shore" inspired prints and patterns that will inspire the beachy side of you!
We love nothing more than to pass on Big Savings of top quality fabric to you and your sewing groups.

Are you in a business that uses fabric from Mary Jo's Cloth Store? Would you like to be featured on a future Blog Article? Take a moment and  send us a link to your Website or blog page along with a brief description of your product and maybe even a few photos. We would love to see what you all are up to!
Now, click onto and get in on some of these bargains, they won't last for long!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ECO, Shopping or Totes, Bags Are ALL The Rage...

Tote Bags, Shopping Bags, or ECO Bags for a better environment. Anyway you cut it it is the right thing to do! This is a serious trend that is gaining momentum.  In Los Angeles, California they just banned ALL Plastic Bags in any store! Crazy!

If you love to make Tote Bags, now might be the perfect time to start a business. Etsy, Internet and then the world. Click here to read a quick blog article from Janet of ALL Trades, with all of the tips and tricks you will need for making your own collection of interesting shopping bags. Janet also shows you how to make these bags from some of your Mary Jo Cloth fabric scraps!
Whether you are starting a Cottage Bag Business or making a few for you and your friends we have what you need and it is beyond affordable. You can start by logging onto our SALE page. So many choices at such low prices. Hard to resist.
However if you don't find what your looking for on our SALE page, check out the Main Floor selections. AMAZING, Fun and inspiring. As low as 6.99 per yard for heavy weight fabric choices.  We have all of the Canvas, Tapestries, Muslin & Corduroys you could ever want. Everything from brightly colored Stripes, Paisley's, Chintz's and retro style large patterns.
Now is the time to jump on this train of beautiful Bags, Sacks and Totes! You can help to make our world a cleaner and more ECO place, while looking ever so stylish.

Send us a few photos of your Totes. We just cannot wait to see all of the clever designs you come up with. We will feature some of the submissions in a future article. Email today!