Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Market Party... Just days away!!!

     New wool "Heather and Tweed Bundles" will be waiting for you at Market Party!
     We have so much to share... and we can hardly wait for Saturday!
     We'll be partying all day... from 10-5, on Saturday, May 31st.
     Join us for all the Fun and Excitement along with Refreshments and Door Prizes too.
     Kathi Campbell from "Heart to Hand" will have an amazing Trunk Show of her beautiful designs!
     We have always loved Kathi's work and she just continues to deliver the designs we love.

     It's going to be a busy couple of weeks... with Market party and Sew for the Cure.
     We hope you have already marked your calendars for June 7th, Saturday from 10-5 for the best Outdoor Quilt Sale. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research.

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

    

Friday, May 23, 2014

Get Ready to Party !!!

Flew home with suitcases bulging... and for good reason.
 So much great stuff!!!

Please join us for "Market Party" on Saturday, May 31st from 10-5.

We have so much to share... Great new patterns from our favorite designers...Amazing wools and beautiful Valdani thread to name just a few.

A Trunk Show by Kathy Campbell of "Heart to Hand" will be in the shop too! We are so thrilled to share her latest designs with you!




We can hardly wait to show you, two of our upcoming "New Block of the Month" quilts.


This beautiful BOM by Norma Whaley is called, "How Does Your Garden Grow".
Wools and Homespuns teamed together!
Wow!



Here's a little peek of  Kathy Schmitz's newest design BOM, "Patchwork Garden". We are so excited about both of these!
 
Sign up sheets will be available at Market Party for the 2015 block of the months.

So... Grab a friend, or two and join us for a wonderful day of Fun, Laughter and Inspiration.
     We'll see you at the party.... Susy

~From all of us at The Country Loft~



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilt Market . . . . . .Amazing!!!


Joe and I thought we had visited most of the fabulous cities in this country during our antique trips, but until Quilt Market we had missed Pittsburg.

Known as the "City of Bridges" and my husband's home town (he left at 6 months old) it is really a beautiful city and you should definitely put it on your list of places to visit!






Of course the first booth we visited was The Cottage At Cardiff Farms and isn't it cute! We are so fortunate to be Kathy's hometown shop!!!

Do your recognize the Barn Quilt?  One hundred of our lucky customers are doing it right now, but she was just tempting the stores at market.






The book for the Barn Quilt will be coming out in the fall, so if you missed out on the kits be sure to get on a list for the book!

We have Kathy's four new patterns too!



And, for those of you who missed out this year, I am giving everyone six months notice on one of our blocks of the month for next year . . . .

This is Norma Whaley from Timeless Traditions Quilts and that amazing diamond quilt called "How Does Your Garden Grow" is so perfect for our store.  It is made with all of our favorite things . . . . . .wools, plaids, and textured cottons!!!





Norma has promised us a trunk show in the fall with many of her beautiful creations.  Be sure to call and get on the list!!!


There were so many fabulous booths at market, but I'm just going to highlight a few of our favorites . . . . . . .

I know many of you recognize Kathy Campbell from Heart To Hand.  You will love all of her new patterns and . . . . . . you will get to see many of them in person at our Sew for the Cure sale on June 7th.  She has so graciously promised us a Trunk Show for that week!!!








And of course, another hometown girl, Joan Grenke from Bits And Pieces by Joan!  I know you recognize many of the things hanging in her booth because they are usually hanging on the walls of our store!!!

Joan is a sweetheart for so generously letting us use her samples!!!  I know you all love her things and we will have all her new and old patterns back in the store soon!!!











And what would we do without Tonya and Cyndi from Blackberry Primitives.  They are our main wool source and have come to our rescue so many times when we needed a certain color to finish up some kits!!

We will have their new patterns, plus wool and velvet bundles at our Market Party, May 31st!





I know you are very familiar with Stacy from Buttermilk Basin because we were so lucky to have her teach at our store just a few months ago.  That is her husband George with her.  He's the one who keeps her sane and organized!!!!  What would we do without our wonderful husbands!!!

Stacy has SOOOO many new things and you will get a great preview of things to come at our market party!






And lastly, one picture I forgot to get (probably because I was so excited!) was of Debbie Busby from Wooden Spools Designs.  However, you don't really need a picture because you will be able to meet her in person when she comes to teach at our store in the fall!!!  YEA!!!  Now you are excited too!!  Be sure to get on the wish list for her classes.  We will also have a preview of many of her new patterns on the 31st.

In addition we will have a trunk show from Dawn at Sew Cherished in the fall plus we have many of her patterns and her beautiful hand dyed wool for our Market Party.

And for you "crazy stitchers" we will have new patterns from Gail Pan, Hatched and Patched, Kathy Schmitz and more!!! Plus a trunk show from Bird Brain is in the works!

I will have Susy give you all the details of our Market Party in a few days, but be sure to save Saturday the 31st of May because that will be a very fun day!  We'll see you all at the store . . . . . Joe & Sharon


Wednesday, May 14, 2014


     We're keeping our shelves full of beautiful hand dyed wools!
     Now is a great time to pick for a project or just add to your stash.

     Sharon and Joe are headed off to Quilt Market!!! They will be bringing home some new and exciting things.
We can't wait to see what they find!

     We are thrilled to let you know we just received a large roll of "Soft Fuse" available by the yard at 37" wide.

  It' so nice to work with.



     
     Our cute little Secretary Desk has some really fun Stationary Items for you to check out.

     Beat the Heat... come in and enjoy our "cool" air conditioning. While you're here, be sure to pick up our New Summer Schedule.

Thanks for stopping by today...
Kathy & Susy

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"Loft Happenings"





Just arrived, a delightful new book by Tara Lynn Darr.

"Small Treasures from Scraps" is filled with little quilts you will sew up in no time.



     We are so pleased with the wonderful donations coming into the shop. Here's just a sampling of what you are going to find at our "Sew for the Cure Sale". From tote bags to stitchery's, and of course beautiful quilts! 

     Join us Saturday, June 7th from 10-5 for our last Sew for the Cure Sale. 





Treat yourself to a class by Tonee White.

     Tonee will be here teaching "Sew Many Stars" at Vintage Club on Saturday, May 17th from 10-3. Class fee is $25.00
Call or come in to sign up.




We've got your Backyard Treasures!

Take a walk out in our garden and discover all sorts of fun stuff.

Just a quick reminder... We are now Closed on Mondays. We're Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10-5. 

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