Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Groovy Girls Club Meeting #1

We held our first Groovy Girls Sewing Club meeting last night - and we had an absolute blast!

The theme of the evening was Bag Ladies, and we demonstrated Terry Atkinson's "Zippers are No Big Deal" technique for inserting zippers into her Cash and Carry and Zippy Strippy bags.

I think everyone made a new friend!

Sarah walked everybody through the demo book on how to make a Cash and Carry bag with the easy zipper.  We have this demo board available in our shop for anyone who'd like to see it.

Of course, what would a Quilt Asylum event be if Sarah didn't bake goodies?

Sarah then debuted the Stand and Stow bag pattern by Atkinson Designs.  By inserting Peltex into the sides and bottom, this bag stands open on its own, plus it folds up like a grocery sack when not in use. 

This pattern is only available at Groovy Girl shops - you won't find it anywhere else!  Stop by and see the samples in all 3 sizes.

Sarah then explained how to sew an "X" into the handle when attaching it to the bag to make it more secure.

We then played a game and everybody won an Atkinson zipper of their very own!  We even challenged everyone to make a bag using their zipper and to bring it back for Show and Tell next month.

All in all, we had a fabulous, groovy-good time!  The next club meeting is scheduled for Monday, September  27 at 6pm.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, give us a call to sign up.  We'll save a seat for ya.....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Impromptu Show and Tell

Connie stopped by the store today and showed us these two wonderful batik quilt tops she has put together.  We just love seeing what our customers are making!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Sneak Peak

Did you know that in September we will observe our 10th anniversary? We are planning a spectacular week-long party in order to celebrate this milestone! We will be giving away a free (and different) pattern each day as one of our gifts to you during this week.
Susan has been hard at work designing a couple of these patterns. Here's a sneak peek of the latest quilt, called "Serpentine", that has just been finished and the pattern will be released (for FREE) during the week of September 20-25.

Tax Free Weekend!

Technically, we can't offer you a tax-free purchase, but we CAN offer you tax-relief on any purchase this weekend! Make a purchase in the store this Friday or Saturday, or purchase online this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and we'll give you an 8.25% discount. If ordering online, you must use the coupon code TAXFREE to receive your discount.

See you this weekend!