Saturday, April 30, 2011

Win a Quilt!

Would you like to win one of these 10 quilts? 

Bettepat, our favorite Party Hostess and Cruise Director, will be giving these quilts away to 10 of our lucky passengers on the North Texas Patchwork Express bus tour May 21-22.

The North Texas Patchwork Express spans two days and will visit eight wonderful quilt shops! Buses will take off (one from each shop) on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00am, and return in the early evening on Sunday, May 22nd. You'll enjoy two days packed full of fun, friends, and shopping.   Bettepat has all kinds of games and contests planned so that there will never be a dull moment!

Participating shops:
Stitchin' Heaven - Quitman
Suzy's Quilt Shop - Garland
The Quilt Asylum - McKinney
Pass Time Fabrics - Gainesville
Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe - Wylie
Cabbage Rose Quilting - Ft. Worth
Quilt Among Friends - Arlington
Common Threads - Waxahachie

Price of $129.95 includes all transportation costs, all meals, one night's lodging (double occupancy), and a goodie bag valued at over $25.

We have a limited number of seats still remaining!  What a great Mother’s Day gift!  You can register in person, by phone at 972-562-2686 or online.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just One Star Blocks

Today I turned this:
Into this:

Can you read the label?  It says "247 Blocks from The Quilt Asylum!".

That's right.  Ya'll rock.  And rock HARD.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kid's Camps!

We're offering something new this summer - Kid's Camps!  LeeAnn Turinsky (who has many years of experience teaching children to quilt in the Alaskan school system) has moved back home to Texas and has joined our teaching staff. 

Each camp is a week-long experience and each participant will leave on Friday with a completed/tied quilt and a matching pillowcase.  Cost is $225 per week and includes all materials and fabrics.  No sewing experience is necessary, and each camper will need to bring a sack lunch and a snack.  Class size is limited.  A limited number of sewing machines are available for rental for an additional $10 fee.

June 20 - 24, 9am-3pm       8-10 years old
This camp was designed for our younger friends.  Fabrics should be selected by the camper one week prior to camp start, so that LeeAnn can completely cut out all materials.  No rotary cutting will be taught, but students will learn the basics of machine operation and safety while sewing their quilt.

July 18-22, 9am-3pm              10 years old and up
This camp is intended for students 10 years or older, or any child who has previously taken our Learn to Sew #1 class.  Rotary cutting and basics of machine operation and safety will be taught in this class.

We are so excited to be able to bring these offerings to your children this summer!  Early registration will guarantee your place in camp!