Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Fabric

We have some more new fabric!
It's nice and bright!
Flamingos are always in demand.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gail's Party

Gail Anderson is moving! She is going to be greatly missed!
She was a regular fixture in Carol's Crazy Saturday Class. These were taken at her going
away party. (Thus the crazy headpiece)
They always have a good time on Saturdays.
Who's going to bring brownies from now on?

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here's Eliza! Isn't she adorable? She is six years old and was in to show us her quilt top that she designed.
She also showed us her beautiful teeth that she had "done" at the dentist.
Her Mother is a quilter, and her Grandma owns the Fiber Options Shop in Rensselaer Falls, New York, if you ever get up that way.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Recently Audrey Germer brought in one of her latest masterpieces for us to see.
Her work is magnificent!!
You have to click this to see the detail.
She always adds beautiful embroidery stitches.
Oh, by the way, it's hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted.
Simply stunning!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FREE!!! Kids' Classes

We are very excited to let you know that Marianne is coming back this summer to teach more
kids' classes! This summer we are able to offer these classes for free!
These first 3 pictures were from last summer. Some fun things were made!

Here is a list of this summer's offerings:

Marianne Millette-Kelley
Tumbleweed Kid's Classes
Summer 2009

Featuring a bit of snipping, a bit of hand sewing, a bit of fabric gluing and a lot of imagination and fun.

Tue. July 7-Aug. 11
class linit:10
Sign up for the workshop of the day or sign up for 3 workshops and hand piece a summery 4 patch wallhanging.

Tue. July 7 Headbands and crowns.
Create a headband or crown from a stash of fabulous fabrics.
Embellish with ribbons, buttons, and gems.

Tue. July 14 4 Patch Pouch
Learn to hand piece this traditional quilt pattern. Finish it off into a pouch
for special treasures.

Tue. July 21 Princess and the Pea Pillow
Sew and stuff a pillow fit for royalty!

Tue. July 28 Mermaid purses
Learn some embroidery stitches to decorate a special purse.

Tue. Aug. 4 Mermaid Tails
Cut a custom tail and sew on a ripple of fabric scales.

Tue. Aug.11 Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Stuffies.
Sew and stuff a sweet pet.

Stop in soon to sign up your kids!!

Kids Classes

Monday, June 22, 2009

Machine Quilting by Laurie

Laurie LaConte, pictured on the right, stopped in to return Dot's quilt that she quilted for her with her longarm machine. Everyone loved the results!
Here's Winnie's quilt, also returned the same day.
This picture shows more of the quilting. Laurie will be at Tumbleweed this Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 if you are interested in seeing samples of her work and pattern books to look at. If you would like to leave a quilt with her she will quilt it for you and return it in late July. Or if you want to find out more about longarm quilting and have questions, she will answer them for you.
You can see more of her work at her website . We also have a list of other machine quilters at the store for anyone looking for a machine quilter.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Take a look

Connie is wearing a great jacket for Cape Cod in the Summer.
Willie made this tabletop out of the new fabric that came in last week. She's fast!
This is one of Terri Currey's bags she has made. What fun fabric choices! The button is a nice touch. We have them at the store in different colors. They are amazingly light weight so you are not adding weight to your bag.
Another bag made by Terri. It's such a pretty, clear blue! And another great button!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Fabric

We have been getting in fabric lately. Here's some Westminster fun stuff.
Some bright colors.
More Amy Butler. You can never have enough!
This line is very pretty.
Some new, some we had, but doesn't it look good together?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Show and Tell

Madonna Terlizzi showed us her Kaffe Fasset Snowball quilt.  Scrappy quilts are so cheerful!
Joanne was lucky enough to find these blocks at a real bargain price.  That never happens to me.Nancy has been piecing this quilt entirely by hand.  I can't figure out when, with all the things she's been showing us that are finished or in progress, I didn't think she had time for something else.  
This nice little Star quilt was made by Sandi.  
She also made this scrappy one.  She comes up from Connecticut once in awhile and brings us
quilts to look at.  

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yeah Kelly!!!

The Tuesday night ladies celebrated Kelly's half-way point of chemo.  Way to go Kelly!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday Paper Making

This morning Mary Richmond came to show the Thursday Morning Studio Group how to make paper.  Here Charlotte is mixing up some pulp in a blender.
The pulp is put in a tub and they do something with a screen and it comes out like this.
Then they bring it over to the table and do something to it with a sponge.
Now they're getting fancy.  Mary is showing them how to cut up plants to mix in the pulp.
Add a few rose petals.
At least that's what they told me it was.  It looks like some kind of a fruity drink to me.  
Wow!  Sue's looks like handmade paper already!  Apparently it has to dry now.  
Mary will be back next Thursday to show them the next steps.  Very interesting!  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Art and Aprons

Ruth Wilcox and Katherine Major are having a show titled "Art and Aprons" at the Selectman's 
building on Rt. 149 this week.
The aprons are made with some really cool vintage fabric. It's fun just to look at the fabric.
Here's the Mermaid's House.  
More aprons.
And more aprons.
They also have the Bayberry Quilt Guild's raffle quilt hanging in all it's glory.
It's beautiful!  I love the quilting!  Look at all the little loopy circles.  The flowers in the green
squares are wonderful.
This is the quilting on the border.  Diane McGuire did the quilting on the quilt.  Nice job Diane!
Ruth and Katherine will be at the Selectman's building now thru Sunday from 10-4.  It's not far from Tumbleweed so you can stop and see us too.