Monday, August 24, 2009

September 11

Just recieved this e-mail from Polly Minick.

We have a little less than one month and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.

If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same ... you get the idea.

On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Give Away

Mosey on over to American Quilter's Society to find out about a huge giveaway.
Contest runs July 15th thru September 1st.
Not tempted? Just another giveaway?
Well How about this Prize Gallery?

Grand Prize
One (1) winner will receive the
Ultimate Quilting Studio package from HandiQuilter®, Tracey’s Tables and Moda to include:
One (1) HandiQuilter® Machine Quilting System to include:
HQ Sixteen™ with Table and Frame ARV including shipping $9,000.00 (US)
Training retreat provided by HandiQuilter® ARV $750.00 (US)
Estimated ARV $9,750.00 (US)
Quilting and cutting tables from Tracey's Tables:
Estimated ARV with shipping $3,071.00 (US)
One (1) trip to the American Quilter’s Society 2009 Quilt Expo-Des Moines,
October 28 to 31, 2009,
Estimated ARV $1,000.00 (US)
See their site for exact details of the trip.
Fabric collection from a variety of Moda designers
Estimated ARV $3,000.00 (US)

Okay are you tempted to enter now? I wish I could but I can't.. some legal mumbo jumbo about working for moda. But I hope one of you win, so go ahead and enter! Good Luck!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

my own Washington Oregon Shop Hop

Last week I had the privilege of traveling with 2 of the moda sales reps that cover parts of Washington and Oregon. Diane and Bob Toycen

Bob had made Diane license plate holders with fun sayings. This one says check out moda at Moda Bake The car was loaded up and we started on our way to see some of the local "color". I rode along to just a few of the stores. Man oh Man, I am so jealous after seeing the variety of stores in this area.

We stopped at Fibers & Stitches in St. Helen's, Oregon. Just the outside of the building was enough to make you have to stop and see what is inside.

Quiltworks MW in Bellevue was a feast. Where Materials meet Inspiration.....
Full of the unusual and different. I couldn't help but love their Moda Bake shop display table. The sign read, All you DESIRE self-serve dessert table. Too cute!
They also stock a FULL range of beads and buttons. Too far for me to take some jewelry classes but I would if I could.

Another stop along the drive was The Quilting Loft, a fabric boutique. Cute shop in a very
trendy area. Apparel, kids things and a great variety or fabrics and patterns. Angie also has machine quilting services and is very involved in charitable events.
I found out that right down the street from here is where the boats from
The Deadliest Catch dock.
(this is one of my husband's favorite shows so I felt it was my duty to stop for some pics)

Stopped here for a drink and a T-shirt.

Found a boat for my husband or just a funny picture.

I had a coffee from the Starbucks headquarters. Saw the Amazon building also.

Sisters Fabric in Chehalis, Washington was one of our stops. They were excited that
the UPS man delivered moda's William Morris collection during our visit.

A huge fan of Fig Tree fabrics as the front window proudly displayed several
quilts featuring Joanna's fabrics. And yes all you fig tree fans she does mail order!

Momma Made It is a delightful shop specializing in reproduction fabrics in Longview, WA.
If they do not have the reproduction fabric you are looking for it probably does not exist.Recognize Edyta's (Laundry Basket) quilt in the background?
( thanks Diane for being such a trooper and letting me take so many pics of you!)
Thanks to all the stores for making me feel at home and letting me shop!
Tough, I know but someone had to do it.


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