Saturday, October 18, 2014
Our Row-by-Row winner was Melanie Cragg from Grayling, MI. The rows she used were from Delphine's in Gaylord, Cousin's Quilt Shop in Bellaire, Caroline's in West Branch, Stitches For You in Mio, Renee's House of Quilting in Williamsburg, The Quilt-N-Bee in Traverse City, Alley Kat's in Marquette, InterQuilter in Interlochen, and Gloria's Happy Hooker in Sault Ste Marie.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow (October 16th) and runs through Saturday (October 18th). During this time all bolted fabric will be 10% off and if you buy the end of a bolt you will receive 20% off instead! Purse handles and zippers, and all Star thread will be 20% off too, with many more items (too numerous to list) being marked down. There will also be refreshments, giveaways and prize drawings, with this year's grand prize being a bundle of fabric totaling 12 yards that is valued at over $100 :) You can enter for the grand prize drawing on one of our sale days (one entry per person) and the winner will be notified after the sale.
If you are looking for a project idea for this gorgeous fabric bundle, we think it would make an excellent 4-patch posy quilt and there is enough fabric included here to make a queen or king sized quilt. Many free tutorials for 4-patch posy quilts can be found online.
|This year's Anniversary Sale grand prize|
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
We just got in some more batiks! Here are the pictures of purple and blue ones, the rest of the pictures will follow in a later post :) As usual these batiks are priced at $8.75 per yard. They are so much prettier in person, these pictures just do not do them justice.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
These orange fabrics, that's who!
We aren't usually a big fan of the color orange here at Lavender Cottage, but these fabrics are just so pretty :) you have to see them in person. Plus they range in price from $7.50-$6.00 per yard making these fabrics not only easy on the eyes but also easy on the wallet.
|Left: $7.50 per yard Right: $6.00 per yard|
|Both: $6.00 per yard|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Toby the Tech, bringing you tips and techniques to prevent tantrums by helping with thread tangles, triangles, and all your sewing trials and tribulations!
Instead of a tip or technique this week, Toby would like to tell us all about the Luce/West Mackinaw Comfort Quilters :)
The Luce/West Mackinaw Comfort Quilters are a group of ladies who meet twice a month here at Lavender Cottage Quilt Shop (on the first and third Tuesdays of each month) to make comfort quilts for fire victims, returning soldiers, the elderly, and others in need of a little comfort here in the Luce/West Mackinac area.
Any material donations are appreciated (ex. fabric, batting, etc), as are donations of quilt tops or completed quilts, and there is a can by the register in the shop for cash donations. The ladies also appreciate having new people stop by on the Comfort Quilting days, to join them in working on comfort quilts. After all, time donations are just as important as material or monetary donations. Currently the group is working on making Quilts of Valor, and 20 of them are needed, so if you have any red, white, and blue fabric you are looking to get rid of the ladies would appreciate it.
If you are wondering what kinds of quilts to donate, pretty much anything is fine (from wheelchair up to bed sizes) , but here are some pictures of quilts that the group has made (more quilts can be seen here):
If you know of anyone who could use one of these comfort quilts or would like to join us in making them or donate fabric, etc please contact Linda (contact info located at the top of the blog) or stop on by the shop. Also the Luce/West Mackinaw Comfort Quilters always enjoy having new ladies sit and sew with them, so stop on by to visit and aid our communities too.
We just got in a new collection of Kansas Troubles Moda fabric called "Paisley Park". The collection is quite large, so all of them aren't pictured here, you will have to stop by the shop to see the rest ;). These are all priced at $8.50 per yard.