Wednesday, April 16, 2014


 We're filling up the kitchen with the cutest new things. 
We're having so much fun!

     Tonee White's sample has arrived! It's on a textured cotton background with wool appliques.

     Come take the class on Saturday, May 17th from 10-3. Class fee is $25.00 

     Beginning in May, The Loft will be closed on Mondays. We will continue to be open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 to 5.

     Save the date for the "Sew for the Cure" quilt sale. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 7th from 10-5.

     Here is a sneak peek of one of the amazing quilts still in progress. Join us for a fun day!

     Stay tuned to the blog to see Joe & Sharon's Adventure to the Midwest, hunting down more wonderful antiques for the shop.
      Come and get them on May 3rd!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...
~ From all of us at The Country Loft ~

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Arriving Daily"

     Our shelves are filling up with new "Pre-Cuts"
     We have gorgeous cottons from... French General ~ Laundry Basket ~ Kansas Troubles ~ Barbara Brackman & Blackbird Designs.
     You'll find them in Jelly Rolls, Fat 1/8 Bundles, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and Mini Charms!
     We have the coordinating fabrics to go with them.
     Our new bedroom is shaping up nicely!

     As promised... it's being decorated daily with beautiful curtains, soft inviting throws & pillows. Romantic wall mirrors with flowers along the top.
     Other wonderful items you will find in the new bedroom are, floor lamps & table lamps. We have some great new stationary too!
     We even have some very nice primitive style jewelry on display... by Honey and Me, Inc. 
     Our photo shows a variety of Stacy West's Trunk Show projects. 
     It's never to soon to think about those Christmas projects!!! 

    We love this one titled, "My Wool Crazy Year" by Stacy Gross West of "Buttermilk Basin".
     Each one is so charming and made from wool. What a great way to practice your embroidery stitches!

We had such a wonderful time with Stacy West!

     What a great gal and artist. We had lots of visitor's join us and view Stacy's Trunk Show.
     We were so lucky to have designer, Jo Ann Mullay, Stacy West and Cheri Payne in our shop! It doesn't get much better than that!
     Thanks to everyone for turning out, and a Big Thank You to Stacy. We hope you will visit us again... soon! We loved having you.
     If you need more inspiration to use up your stash... Colleen Loucas can help you with that!
     Colleen's "Stash Challenge" class is each month. Next class is Friday, April 25th from 10-1. Class fee is $10.00.
    "Needleworks Club" with teacher Deby Wickham is coming up soon on, Thursday, April 24th from 10-1. Class fee is $10.00.
     Deby will be teaching a new Punch Needle design. 
     Call or come in to sign up for classes... it's always a fun day!
     Note: "Vintage Club" with Tonee White has a new date. Change your calendars to May 17th.

Thanks for stopping by today... come visit us soon!
From all of us at The Country Loft


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

 Want to have a good time and support a wonderful cause?

 Mark your calendar's for our last "Sew for the Cure Sale" coming Saturday, June 7th from 10-5

     We have revised the us more time to prepare for a great day. We love & welcome donations of small quilts, large quilts, pillows, pincushions & dolls. More info to follow.

     Okay, I know this looks like a lonely little room... but it's just waiting to be filled with all kinds of pretty new things!

     Just imagine a bedroom of lovely linens, pillows, throws and curtains. Imagine a desk full of fine looking stationary. There will be floor lamps and table lamps to choose from. 

     You will be surprised and happy to see new jewelry that you will love, and want to wear. 

     This room is on it's way to looking great! Stay tuned...

"Buttermilk Basin Trunk Show"
Join us Saturday, April 5th from 1-4 and enjoy the talent of Stacy Gross West.
     Pictured is one of Stacy's Mug Rugs. We love Stacy's project's, and you'll see many of her patterns around The Loft. She will be sharing her new patterns for Spring... you won't want to miss it!

"Wool Crazy" is going strong! 

     We just keep having fun with beautiful wool, threads & each other. There is a cross section of projects going on... all with lots of stitching and many ideas shared.
     Kay, Marlene and Carol show off what they have been working on. Nice!

     Wool Crazy classes continue to grow... and we love it. 
     The creativity never stops and neither does the laughter and friendships.

     Welcome Rayma and Linda, looking good. Nancy is filling hers up with lots of wonderful wool appliques and fancy stitches!

The Country Loft has many great classes to choose from... come join us!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Kathy ~ Tina ~ Susy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Re-Decorating Under Way"

Welcome to the New Wool Room!

     Shelves have been moving, and the dust has been flying!  Lovely fabric dust that is!

     We have put together some new cuts.
We're calling them... Chunky 1/6's and Fat 1/3's. 
     Nice sizes with nice prices! Perfect for your wool projects. 

     Our "New Wool Room" is bright and fresh.

     We uncovered a window that was hiding behind bolts of fabric... Now you can discover more wool patterns and pick out your favorite Valdani threads to go with the gorgeous new wools that we love!

 Let's talk a little about classes!

Here's a picture of  Tina Rainer's "Jelly Roll Woven Rug". The name says it... it's made with a Jelly Roll. Tina has put a non-skid backing on it too. Class date is Saturday, April 12th from 10-2. Fee is $13.00. 

We have a wonderful class, "Stash Challenge" taught by Colleen Loucas... How about a "Needleworks" class with Deby Wickham... and we have a "Hexagon Club" with Tina Rainer.
Stop by to see the teacher's samples and sign up for a class.

Buttermilk Basin Trunk Show!
Saturday, April 5 from 1-5
We are very excited to have Stacy Gross West sharing her talent with us... She will show us what's new for Spring Market.

Thanks for stopping by today... 
Can't wait for you to see our changes!!!    From all of us at The Country Loft

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Love our Winner's"

What a Wonderful Wednesday!!! 

     We were so surprised and thrilled, when both of the Shop Hop winner's came into The Loft today to pick up their prizes!

     Sandy Chapman (on the left) won the The Country Loft's Grand Prize! 
     The great "Crow Fountain" and the stunning "Life is Beautiful" quilt kit.
     Louise Brower, Sandy's friend was here to celebrate with her.

     Winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate.... goes to... Fran Lewis, who was accompanied by her friend Carol Bell. Way to go Fran!

It was such a treat to meet our happy winners!

"Sale Continues"
We are dropping our prices down to 35% off of our Cotton fabrics, Notions, Books and Trims!!!
Patterns are Buy One get One Free.

 "News Flash"
     We are kitting the new Spring Towel Kit... come and get yours!
      "Life is Beautiful" sashing demo is tomorrow, Thursday, March 20th from 2-4 with Colleen Loucas.
     "Trunk Show" with Stacy Gross West from Buttermilk Basin, is coming up on Saturday, April 5th from 1-5. Join us!

     Tina Rainer teaches her darling "Bitty Bag"
  on Saturday, March 29th from 10-2. Class fee is $13.00.

     Tina makes sewing fun... she's our gadget gal and always has fun stuff to share in her classes.
     Now is a great time to take a class with Tina.

     The backyard crows have some competition.
Our new "Rooster" fountain has found a home outback among the watering cans and bird houses.
     He's our newest addition... and he's a winner!

Come by for a visit and enjoy a cup of coffee and some friendship. Take advantage of our sale too!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.
~From all of us at The Country Loft ~

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Phew! What a Run! 
     Shop Hop flew by, and was so exhilarating to say the least!!!

     We had a great time and hope you did too. Thank you all for coming into the shop and making it such a success! 
     Shop Hop may be over but, our Sale Continues to go on!
     Cotton fabric, Books, Notions, Trims and selected Patterns are Still 25% off. 

Now is a great time to shop!

"Life is Beautiful Sashing Demo"

     Collen Loucas will show us how to do the sashing on our Life is Beautiful blocks.

Join Colleen, Thursday, March 20th from 2-4 and get your questions answered.

Let us know if you plan to attend.

     This may look like a big sloppy pile of wool... but in the eye of the beholder, It's Gorgeous!!!

     Keeping with our new focus, we have found yet another great source of beautiful wool. This is only the tip of the iceberg. 
     Kathy is busy pulling it out of the boxes and quickly getting it on the shelves. Now is a great time to scoop some up!
We love Buttermilk Basin!

     This year The Country Loft is doing many of their designs. This cute chick is a Mug Rug. A little stitchery and some quick piecing!

     You'll find a nice blend of cotton with wool applique also... like the "Sew" Simple BOM that measures just 6" x 6".

     The Country Loft will be having a Trunk Show in the afternoon on Saturday, April 5th... with none other than "Stacy Gross West" of Buttermilk Basin.

     We are very pleased to have her here in the store to share with us some of her "new wonderful things" she will be presenting at Spring Market.  We'll get a sneak peek!
     To see and learn more about Stacy, visit her website at...

There are lots of great things going on here at The Loft.
We hope you can join us for some or all of them!
Thanks for stopping by today...
Kathy & Susy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Shop Hop's in Full Swing!"

We are having so much fun with all the
"Shop Hopper's". 

     We've met the nicest people and they continue to come in!!! With 5 more days to go,(including today)... let's spotlight our Kitchen.
     This is where you will find Notions, Trims and Threads... All 25% Off.

     But there's much, much more in the store. Cotton fabric is 25% off and many selected patterns are buy 1, get 1 free!

      The word on the street is... Quilter's are having a hard time finding the new "Spring, Primitive Quilts & Projects" magazine.  
We've got your copy!

     Stop in and pick one up today. It's filled with the projects we love... Hooked Rugs, Wool Applique, Quilts & Pillows.

     We have had requests to sell our beautiful "Prairie Rose" quilt, as a block of the month. 
     We're pleased to tell you, we are going to offer, just that. Cost is $24.95
     Donna King continues to have her support class each month, and you may still join it!

We have a new addition to our Crow family!

     He's the coolest guy, on a stand, holding a pail for you to add your touch!
Fresh flowers would be so cute.

     You'll see him outside next to the Crow Fountain. And don't forget... our Grand Shop Hop Prize is the Crow Fountain and the kit to make the quilt "Life is Beautiful", designed by Hugs 'n Kisses!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft