Sunday, November 20, 2011

At the Shop

Quilts by Kathryn Butterworth are on display at the store this month!

Her color palette is very soothing, cozy feeling.

The kind of quilts you just want to curl up under!

Come in to see them!
Last week we received a shipment of skeleton fabrics from Alexander Henry.
Lots of skeletons! A couple were reorders, but most were brand new!
Thomas Knauer's new line called "Pear Tree" also arrived.
Some of Valerie Wells' new line also arrived.
She had this big elephant on display in her booth at Quilt Market.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quilt by Children

Jackie Deruyter made this quilt using squares hand drawn by the children in K through 5th grade at the Laurel School.
The drawings are really adorable!
I love the pigs!

The back of the quilt is as beautiful and special as the front!
This is another quilt she made, using drawings from the school's preschool students, who were inspired by Kandinsky paintings.
There's an awesome back for this one, too!
The quilts will be auctioned at the school's auction on 11/18/11 at Ocean Edge.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In the Classroom With Adele

Mary Cremins is finishing up a musical quilt she made. This is the back of the quilt.
Here on the front you can see waves of marching bands!
Noreen Couture kept very busy!
Lynn Turnbow made this block in Adele's Primer Class.
This is also her project by the machine.
Lynn made this one with Adele in the Fun and Done Class.
And also this one. Lynn is a very busy person!
These two are Adele's samples for her Primer Class. Changing the shapes and colors around gives you lots of variations.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Carol Ayotte will be teaching a Paper Piecing Class next week. There's still a couple of spots left if you are interested. November 15 from 10 to 4.
My favorite booth this year at Quilt Market was the Alexander Henry Fabric Company's booth.
They have a lot of Day of The Dead fabrics and were spotlighting them this year.
I love the Day of the Dead and Halloween, of course.
It was so colorful!
They had a lot of great statues and dolls to look at.

This is a picture of a storefront that I visited while in Houston.
They sold all Day of the Dead items.
These last two guys were in front of another shop, and are handmade.
We have a lot of Day of the Dead fabric in stock and are expecting more that are on order!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Okay! Now I am rocking on MY new computer! Well, kind of. It's not all set up yet but it's ready for blogging. So far the scroll up and down works the opposite of the old one. It's an adjustment. So, today I have hexagons to show you. This is the Paper Pieces booth at Quilt Market.
Everyone at Tumbleweed loves Paper Pieces!
See the big hexagon toward the top of the picture? That's a new large size that is now available. It works great with Kaffe fabrics or any large prints. I've been working on big hexagons with Kaffe florals.
This is another booth with a beautiful hexagon quilt for your viewing pleasure!
Cathy Miller made this one using 1/4 inch Paper Pieces. Congratulations on finishing this!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Elsa's Daughter Jennifer!

I stopped by Jennifer Sampou's beautiful booth while at Quilt Market.
Jennifer's Mom, Elsa, lives locally and is a frequent visitor to Tumbleweed.
Jennifer is a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman and was introducing her new line called FIESTA!
Jennifer is currently living in Mexico and she drew her inspitation from there.
I took a lot of pictures of her booth, which won a ribbon for being so gorgeous!
Dresses, flowers, pillows,
quilts, handbags;
the booth had it all!
It was pleasure to visit with Jennifer, and she gave me a hug to give to her Mom for her, which I will gladly pass along! I have a little something else from Jennifer to give to her, too.
See you soon Elsa!