Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Great Quilts!"

The Country Loft wishes to thank each and everyone of you,
who made the "House Challenge Show" an amazing event. 
Your quilts... All so different and wonderful! 

A big thanks to Pam Kay and Robin Ruiz for judging the quilts. 

"First Place" went to Faith Ortiz in the large quilt category.
"First Place" went out to Beth Rock for the large wall hanging category... Another "First Place" went to Teresa Stalnaker for the medium wall hanging category... and for the small wall hanging category, Rainy Wilson took a"First Place".
All First Place winners received a $50.00 Gift Certificate from The Country Loft.

"A Big Thank You" to our runner's up... Sandra Lee, Patt Anderson, Kay Laboda, Elein Racine and Pam Kay for entering your marvelous quilts. These wonderful quilter's received a "Polka Dot Bundle of Fat 1/4's" from Moda's new Collection of Historical Blenders.

You can still come in and see these great quilts...

 Lolita Newman will be here Saturday, August 10th to sign her new book, "Freedom Gone"... and she will be having a trunk show too!

Call us to reserve your book.
It's going to be a great day!

Our 24th Outdoor Quilt Show, "Sew for the Cure" is coming up next month on Saturday, August 24th.
Be sure to mark your calendars!
We would love to have you donate for the sale and of course we welcome your projects for the "Student Sharing Show" in the backyard. More info to come.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Kathy ~ Deby ~ Susy

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Upcoming Classes & New Things"

 Do you love to Crochet or want to learn how?  ...Then if you do, we have a terrific class for you!
On Friday, July 26th from 10-2, Allie Robison will be teaching a crocheted rug made of cotton strips and "one big crochet hook". This project goes fast and with Allie's expert help you will have one for your home on no time. Class fee is $16.50.
Sign up today!

 Tina has Wowed us again with "No Brainer Two"
Can you believe this quilt only uses one Jelly Roll?

Tina Rainer will be teaching this beautiful quilt on August 9th, Friday from 10-4. Class fee is $23.

We always enjoy a class by Tina... call or come in to sign up. 

 We are so excited about our new line by Moda.
It's called "Collections Historical Blenders"

We have the full line... all 40 bolts!
Lots and lots of Polka Dots. 

We have it in mini charm packs and layer cakes.

Check out the Hexagon package... it even comes with a plastic hexagon template!

Need'l Love has come out with a brand new book  called "Bewitched Threads"

It's been a long time since they have put out a new Fall & Halloween spirited book.

This book is one of their best! It's full of projects... like, a hooked rug Cat... wool table runners... a pillow with a Crow and Pumpkin and much, much more!

Friendly Reminder: 
Don't forget to come by this Saturday and see the wonderful quilts made for the "House Challenge Show".            We'll see you here!

 Thanks for stopping by today...
~ Sharon ~ Deby ~ Susy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Blogging in Big Sky Country"

"Sitting and Thinking"


I'm sitting next to the Bitterroot River, thinking about the new fabrics... new books... upcoming events... Well, I'm thinking about those amazing mountains and river before me too!

Thanks for joining me in Montana today... let's get started.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming "Trunk Show & Book Signing" by one of our favorite artists, Lolita Newman.

Lolita will be here Saturday, August 10th to meet you, and sign her new book, "Freedom Gone".
It's a beautiful new book full of embroidered quilts of Slave Life in the Civil War.

Come by and enjoy her wonderful quilts!

The "House Challenge Show" is fast approaching!

The excitement is building... no pun intended. Please get your projects to us by July 23 and we'll get them up and ready for judging. 

The date of the House Challenge Show is Saturday, July 27th... All day. 
Come and pick your favorites!

Summer Nights!
I heard Jo Ann's class was a huge success... We are so glad you could all be there!
Look for more Summer Night classes on our class schedule or give us a call.

For you Jo Morton fans... I also heard that Jo's new line called, "Savannah", has arrived at the Loft.
Save some for me!!

Thank you for stopping by today... I hope you enjoyed a little Montana life.
~ Susy ~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"News Flash"

This just in... Tonee White's quilt arrived today!

And it is Sweet!  Tonee calls it "Humble Cottage"
It has "Buttons & Birds" and "Lots of Wool Applique"
This little quilt measures 23" by 27"
Come in or call to sign up. Tonee's class is July 20th from 10-3.

We'll see you at The Country Loft

Thanks for stopping by today...
Kathy ~ Colleen ~ Susy

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Summer Time at The Loft"

Things are heating up here at The Country Loft. 


We begin our 1st Summer Nights this Friday, with a darling stitchery quilt by Jo Ann Mullay. Check our class schedule on line at for more Summer Nights classes... and also see photos of the projects. There is even a "Mystery Quilt"... and remember, Dinner is Included! Yum.

Our Wool Room is bursting at the seams!

We just received these gorgeous, new "Mary Flanagan" pre cut wools. They are 6" square, already washed and ready to use. Each one is different! 

With 25 pieces in each pack... think of the fun you will have designing with these.

 Our wool cupboard is filled to the brim too... with Mary's wools.
The colors are delicious!

On another note...
Tonee White will be back for another one of her "Vintage Club" classes on Saturday, July 20th. 
Tonee always inspires us!

It will soon be time for our "House Challenge Show" on July, 27th. 
Please help us by getting your project to us by Monday July 23. 
"We are thrilled to have two guest judges looking over your wonderful projects".

Hope to see you all soon...
Thanks for stopping by today!
Kathy ~ Deby ~ Susy

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Summer Beginnings"

 We begin with our new Block of the Week, called, "Life is Beautiful"

It's by designer Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Stitches.

Packets of this charming quilt will be ready to pick up starting Monday, July 8th.

If you need help getting started... Colleen and Kathy will be available to help you on Thursday, July 11th.

"Tavern House" from Blackberry Primitives and designed by Maggie Bonanomi
will be ready for pick up too... 
Beginning Monday, July 8th.

Both of these wonderful quilts will keep your fingers busy all summer and more.

 Do you have a Singer Featherweight that you would like to keep in great working condition?
Then, we have the perfect class for you.

Monday, July 8th from 10 to 1, Peggy Harrison will teach you Featherweight Maintenance. She will have you dusting and oiling in no time.
You're little machine will be purring like a kitten!
"Summer Night's, Kick off this Month!"

 Summer Nights are Six Friday Evening's starting July 12th and running through August 16th.
Classes include Dinner, and there's sure to be Fun and Laughter!

This terrific "Snowball" quilt is a Summer Nights class, taught by our excellent teacher, Donna King.
The Snowball class is Friday, July 19th.

"So, grab a friend and come join us for a Summer Night or more".

Our Country Loft Family wants to wish you and your Family a very Happy and Safe, Fourth of July!

The Shop will be Closed on the Fourth... so we'll see you on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by today...
Kathy ~ Deby ~ Susy