Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"After Christmas Sale & Blocks of the Month"

It's after Christmas and we still have a few "good" goodies left for you...
"All Christmas items are 1/2 off!"
We know you will find some special goodies to take home...

The Loft is gearing up for our "Open House" on Saturday, January 12th from 10 to 5
We'll have the new Class Schedule ready to go... with new and exciting classes and teachers.

"2013 brings three beautiful new Blocks of the Month"

The first BOM is "Pine Tree Ridge" by Jan Patek.
It has some piecing and fun applique.

We love Jan's country style!

Ready for some Wool?

This is a beautiful block of the month called
"The Maine Project" by Blackberry Primitives.
It can be done in two color ways... dark or light and we will have both.

Our third Block of the Month for 2013... is a pieced beauty...

by "Red Crinoline Quilts" called Freedom Rings

Get your sewing machines oiled and cleaned... sharpen those rotary cutters and get ready for a great year!

Thanks for stopping by today....
       Kathy, Deby & Susy

Monday, December 24, 2012

"Merry Christmas"

Sending Warm Holiday Wishes your way... from all of us at The Country Loft
"Merry Christmas"


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Party's Galore!

 "Christmas Party's Galore!"

The Country Loft has been home to Christmas fun, food, gifts ...and lots of laughter shared among good friends!

We hosted the Rug Hooker's Gathering group as well as the Rug Hooker's classes.

Cheri's Fan Club shared a wonderful evening together celebrating friendships.

Here is Tina Rainer enjoying her gift and hoping someone doesn't steal it!

Tina is one of the very dedicated women from the "Sit and Stitch" group who organize the donated quilts, and make and finish quilts for our "Sew for the Cure" sale held in the summer.

 Julie and Karen get in on the fun!

Donna sure looks happy with her great gift...

... was it stolen or did she get to keep it?

Mary and Donna enjoyed the party too!

... What's in your bag, Donna?


 ...The Country Loft Staff celebrated Christmas together at the beautiful home of Kathy Reppenhagen. We shared lots of laughter and good cheer. There's nothing like working with friends!

Colleen was surprised by the cutest dog quilt.
Tina drew her name and knows how much Colleen loves her pups!

The Country Loft will be having a big "After Christmas Sale" on December 26th.
We'll have... Christmas Fabrics ~ Trees ~ Ornaments ~ Pillows ~ Kits ~ Patterns all for you!
We look forward to seeing you... Happy Holiday's from The Country Loft

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Happy Holidays"

The Holiday's are upon us...but The Country Loft is still selling what you need, for decorating your home or tree...

Plenty of "Great Gifts" and "Ornaments" to go home with you!

... And don't forget we've got kits to give... or make yourself and surprise a friend.
Speaking of Kits...
We are kitting a wonderful new line of fabric from "Anni Downs" Hatched and Patched,
called "Love to Garden".
To that line we are adding "Garden Gate Plaids" by Andover.

...And the Kit?
Well, it's "Sophie's Quilt" by Jo Ann Mullaly.
It is pieced with cute stitcheries of butterfly's, moons, stars, chicks, flowers and more!

Changing gears...

Our Wimpy All-Nighter class was a huge success! Tina Rainer taught and kept us on track... she even cooked for us.

Everyone got a couple rows completed.

Tamara sewed all of her blocks together.
...Way to go Tamera!
Now all she needs are her borders.

The quilt is called "The 5 Yard Quilt". Tina plans to teach it again... Look for it in the new Winter Class Schedule.

 Here's Diana showing off her "5 Yard" quilt.

We hope this gets you excited and gives you some ideas for the Holidays.

The Loft is open from 10 to 5...
Monday thru Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks for stopping by.... Kathy, Deby and Susy

Friday, December 7, 2012

"2 More Days of Christmas Frenzy!"

We have had such a fun week here at the Loft... Christmas Frenzy continues for 2 more days!
Today... we have a great assortment of "Holiday Fat Quarters"
Buy 12 and you get 4 free!
We are still kitting up a storm...
Little Bits by Joan has done it again with her darling snowmen...
called " Snow Pals"
Tomorrow, Saturday there will be 25% off of "Any Item of your Choice"
(excluding Antiques and Blocks of the Month)
We thank you for joining us for our week of Christmas Frenzy and hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.
Thanks for stopping by today... from all of us at The Country Loft


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Day 3 of Christmas Frenzy!"

It's day "3" of Christmas Frenzy here at The Country Loft  
...and we are in full swing!

Today we are giving 25% off of a Holiday Decorating item of your choice.
We have so many beautiful items for you... from pillows to garlands.

For those of you who have been patiently waiting... the Silk Matka has arrived.
... Oh, it's so good for stitching on, or adding wool applique to. You will think of many ways to use it!

Also pictured are only "some" of the gorgeous new Daiwabo fabrics from Japan. We have many to choose from.

Bolts of Marcus Brothers Flannels are now in the store... great for backgrounds and so soft.

We received a delivery of Diamond Textiles too.
The textures and colors of these fabrics are wonderful. They will add lots of interest to your projects.

... And of course we had to kit Jo Ann Mullaly's fantastic "Snowman Stocking Ornament"
As seen on her blog this week.  We love it!

Christmas Frenzy goes until Saturday...
Tomorrow will be "25% off of a Gift Item"

Friday is "Holiday Fat Quarters" ... buy 12 get 4 free!

So keep checking back and come see us soon.
Thanks for stopping by today... Kathy and Susy

Friday, November 30, 2012

More Christmas Frenzy!

The Fun continues here at The Loft...

  ...We have added a quick class called, well of course...   "Quicky Stockings!"

We think they are so cute... you will want to make one for everyone on your list!


...We have kitted this adorable Log Cabin Quilt complete with Gingerbread Men... designed by Farmhouse Threads.

    Monday, December 3rd when Christmas Frenzy starts...
we will be taking 25% off of "Holiday Fabrics"
... and if you have ever taken a Class from us or done a
Block of the Month, you will receive 35% off.

  ...We want to help get you started on your holiday sewing!

...And if you just want to take it home...
we have some beautiful decorator items too...
no sewing required... just enjoy!

       ...For more inspiration... be sure to check out Jo Ann Mullaly's blog today...     She has shared with us a wonderful
"Snowman Stocking Ornament" and a Yummy Christmas treat to eat!
The Country Loft carries all the ingredients for her ornament... beautiful wools and Valdani threads.

So remember to check our blog for the daily Christmas Frenzy specials...and drop us a note...
    We love hearing from you...
                                                Thanks for stopping by... Kathy and Susy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Frenzy !!!


"Christmas Frenzy" is right around the corner...

         Beginning "December 3rd thru the 8th"

We will be having 6 Days of Specials...

25% off of Holiday Fabrics...
35% off if you have taken a class or done a Block of the Month with us.

25% off of a Kit of your choice.

25% off of a Holiday Decorating item of your choice.

25% off of a Gift Item of your choice.

Holiday Fat Quarters... buy 12 get 4 free.

25% off of any Item of your choice...
(excluding Antiques and Blocks of the Month)

Come in and let us help you with your Gift List...
We will even wrap it for you... free.

... So join us for "Christmas Frenzy" we know you will find many exciting things to go home with you!

... Stay tuned for more Christmas Frenzy fun!!!

     Thanks for stopping by today...
                Kathy and Susy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


 Retirement is looking good... make that "Great" on Jo Ann Mullaly...   Yes, she really did it!

We had the pleasure of spending the day with Jo Ann... we sewed, we laughed and we ate!

Many friends turned out to wish Jo Ann the best.

Owners of The Country Loft, Joe and Sharon Smith were on hand to celebrate too.

They presented Jo Ann with an antique log cabin crazy quilt.

When Jo Ann wasn't looking... all of her friends were busy signing the logs.

You can see by the look on her face, she was quite surprised and pleased.

Jo Ann... Thank you for all of the years of your wonderful classes... your inspiration... your amazing creativity... your helpfulness and guidance... your "cookies" yum... your beautiful smile and your laughter!

~Enjoy your Retirement

And... don't forget... The Loft is glowing with Christmas decorations... gifts... kits... fabric... patterns and more!

We will be closed for Thanksgiving.

We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We're glad you stopped in today...see you soon ...
Kathy and Susy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Party ~ Kit Day ~ Fun!

The Country Loft's Christmas Party ~ Kit Day was a big success thanks to all of you who came out to join us.
The cool windy weather put us all in the Christmas Spirit.
The decorations, trees, kits and ornaments all found good homes.  But for those of you that could not join us... we would like to share some pictures of the kits... that would love to find their way home with you!
We have our wool felt "Santa" store towel ready to go.
We have kitted Cheri Payne's "Merry Winter's Night"... from the Winter issue of "Primitive Quilts and Projects" magazine.
We are all in love with this new magazine full of wonderful primitive quilts and projects.
You'll want to be sure and get your copy and the kit too!

We made up a quick and easy table runner. It's made out of cotton homespun squares and the stars are large wool felt.
You'll have it together in no time!

... How about a cute little pillow stitchery called "Oh Christmas Tree"
It would make a quick gift for a friend or... how about yourself...

Here's one of our favorite kits...
the "Little Thread Catcher"
You only use two contrasting fabrics and 3 cute buttons to make it. Talk about fast and easy... you'll want to make more than one!

                                                                          We have a lovely "Christmas Table Runner" made by "Jayne" 

There's even a kit to cover your own boxes!
 How much fun it that!

And the last kit is this adorable pin cushion stitchery... stitched on an antique quilt.
It's one of my favorites!
We hope this gives you some ideas and gets you itchin' for some stitchin' 

If you can't make it into the store... please contact us at ...
The Country Loft by phone - (619) 466-5411
or on our website...

Before we leave you today...
    We want to let you know that The Loft is hosting a Retirement Party for our friend and teacher... Jo Ann Mullaly on November 16... this Friday from 2 - 4 p.m.
Please come by and say "Hi" to Jo Ann.
~We will have cake and refreshments too~
Thanks for stopping in today... hope to see you soon... 
Kathy and Susy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Elve's are working hard!



If you visited The Country Loft this week, you saw busy elves moving furniture, putting up trees, stringing lights, making kits, cutting fat quarters... and the list goes on.
We are getting ready for Saturday's "Christmas Kit Day"
November 10th from 10 to 5
Lead Elf in charge is our store manager Kathy Reppenhagen.
Oh, and did I mention... today is her birthday!
Happy Birthday Kathy!

                         Two sister's visiting San Diego for a family reunion came by to see the shop this week ...and to get up close and personal with Jo Ann's "Wool Crazy" quilt.
Jennifer on the left is from Pennsylvania
 ...and her sister Wendy on the right is from Massachusetts.
  We're so glad they stopped by... we loved meeting them.
We look forward to your next visit.
The Elves are looking forward to Saturday... hope you all make it to the "Christmas Kit Day"

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Great Monday Morning!

A Great Monday morning to everyone!
Today I am flying solo... without my wing man or woman, in this case. As many of you already know, Jo Ann Mullaly has retired from working here at the Loft on Monday mornings. She is now out there enjoying her much deserved time off with her newly retired husband Gene. We wish them much fun in their travels together.
Of course we twisted Jo Ann's arm just a little bit... and she says she will return in the new year as a guest teacher. We will all be watching for her classes. Thanks Jo Ann!

                                                                        Let's talk about those Country Loft classes.

Leigh Greer and Donna King held their "Little Women" meeting this past Saturday. Again, they had a beautiful quilt to share.

..... We just love the way they put all of those little blocks together.

...... Donna and Leigh share the history of the quilt blocks and bring a sampling of food dating from the same time period.

We appreciate all of our "Little Women" group.

 .... Here is an amazing past project made and shared by Debbie Lothspeich. Way to go Debbie!

We love seeing everyone's creativity. Check out the center of Debbie's quilt.

..... Yes, those are all hand appliqued teeny tiny circles in the middle.

This week we will be gearing up for our "Christmas Kit Day"
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10th from 10 to 5.
We'll have Kits... Stitcheries... Ornaments... Folk Art Decorations
..... and Wonderful Trees that you have come to love from the Country Loft.
Here's to a great week... thanks for stopping by... Susy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday at the Loft

Happy Monday from The Country Loft.  It is bright and sunshiny out today.  A beautiful day in San Diego though it doesn't feel too much like Fall.  but..... We are all ready for Halloween!  There are still a few days left for Trick or Treating, so come on in and choose your "treat" out of our bowl and see what discount you get.....All Halloween decorations, patterns and fabric are also 25% off. 

We have gotten the new Simple Life in.....It is full of wonderful Christmas....Houses decorated; yummy food and wonderful ornaments....You will want to add this magazine to your collection.  It is $9.95

 .....and we have gotten in a few new books you'll love too.   "Stories in Stitches" is a beautifully produced book by Kansas City Star.  It introduces many quilts from Cass county Missouri and documents the history of them with a collection of stories.  If you like history and quilting you will love this book.

......and for those of you who are fans of Primitive Pieces by Lynda (Lynda Hall) you will want to own "Deck the Halls".  Her snowmen are about the cutest out there and I loved the whimsical birds scattered throughout.  Come in and make it yours!

....many of you have been waiting patiently (or maybe impatiently) for the arrival of the new Primitive Gathering fabric on the bolt.  Old Glory Gatherings has arrived! can add it to your collection in yardage; fat eights; fat quarters; charm packs.  There are great small prints that can be used in LOTS of different projects. 

Today will be my last day to write the Country Loft blog.  It has been fun!  .....but keep on following because Susy, Jayne and ???? will be visiting you soon.....Bye for now....Jo Ann and Susy

Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick or Treat at The Country Loft

 COME TRICK OR TREAT AT THE COUNTRY LOFT on Saturday, October 27, 29, 30 and 31 from 10 to 5.....There will  be lots of bargains and treats in store for you......

    NO COSTUMES REQUIRED.....but of course wear one if you want.  See you there!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Treats at the Loft

The Loft was busy last Friday with two Brown Bag classes.  Here I am bringing out all the kits.  No one in the class knows what they will be it is always fun to surprise them....:)))  The last Brown Bag will be November 16th....I have been designing them for at least 12 years, so I am ready for a break!

On  Saturday Tonee White came from Arizona to teach.  We are so lucky to have her as a teacher.  She joined us years ago in our old location and we all look forward to her visits....Look on our schedule for Vintage Club and come to her next class!  (Here she is with Susy)

Her design is in the middle and there are a few of the student's takes on it....It is always fun to put your own spin on a pattern....(The crazy quilt Santa belongs to Susy) 

This is month 3 of the Wool Banner Club.....The kits are ready for pick-up......Kathy plans on them always being available by the 15th of each month.....Next month you will be moving onto the winter banners.....
 It's now time to meet Tina.....Tina works on Tuesdays at the Loft.  She has been part of the Sit and Stitch group for years and years and been in charge of our Sew for the Cure Sale many of those.  For 18 years she owned her own shop, The Craft and Yarn Depot. 

We are so lucky to have her as part of The Country Loft family.  She is a "gadget queen" and always knows what's new on the notion scene.  ......and on her travels in her motor home she is always on the lookout for new patterns and projects for us to do.....

.....this Saturday, October 27th when we start our Trick or Treat at the Loft she will be demonstrating one of these finds.  Come join her from 11-2 and learn how to make "pumpkin treats".....something fun to give for the fall holidays.

Treat days last until October 31st (we are closed Sunday)....Come from 10-5 and grab a treat....a percentage off your purchase or some free items.....Halloween goodies will be on SALE.
Kathy says that she'll have treats for your sweet tooth too!

    My last day working at the Loft will be next Monday....Come on by and say hi.....

                         Happy Monday.....Jo Ann and Susy