Hop, Skip and Jump

Saturday, September 16th, HopSkipJumpwith The Quilter’s Daughter and The Barefoot Quilter. We feed you, you shop with great discounts, great food and free stuff including this pattern designed by Audrey, Claudia and Patty. Kits will be available at each shop for $15.00 along with their piece of the pattern for FREE.
Register for $30.00 at the shop closest to home and you’ll end the day there with dinner and dessert.

2016 Row By Row – Home Sweet Home

RowbyRoowIt is Row by Row time again.  We love this experience -we’ve been participating in the Row by Row since the beginning – and oh how it has grown!

This year’s theme is Home Sweet Home – Come in to see our Miss Moneypenny Donkey row, she’s hanging around the shop in her Barn Sweet Barn (this year’s theme is Home Sweet Home).

“Hole in the Barn Door” row was inspired by my equine types in the backyard! Since my shop is named for two of my horses, I figured one of my rows should have something to do with the donkey/horses and the barn as their “Home Sweet Home.”

Kits: $12.00, Horsing Around license plates: $4.00, FUN: Free!

Travel and collect rows from June 21st through September 6, 2016, bring in a completed quilt any time from June 21-October 31 for a prize of at least 25 fat quarters.

Look here for more details:  http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/


2015 Row By Row Experience – June 21 – September 8

BoeOtterNOTE – the Row By Row Experience is now over.  If you didn’t get in to get a kit or pattern, we can ship those after October 31st.  If you want one – call on November 1st.  We do have more license plates on the way – and those can be purchased at any time.
ALSO NOTE – CBQ does not yet have a winner.
We’ve been participating in the Row by Row since the first year when there were only a handful of shops in New York involved, congratulations go out to our friend and owner of Calico Gals in Syracuse, Janet Lutz. Can’t believe this all started with just 20 shops in 2011!!!
Travel and collect rows from June 21st through September 8, 2015, bring in a completed quilt any time from June 21-October 31 for a prize of at least 25 fat quarters.
Check out more details at rowbyrowexperience.com


Fourth Annual Hop for a Cause!

Wed. March 25, 10-7
Thurs. March 26, 10-7
Fri. March 27, 10-5 and
Sat. March 28, 10-5
Visit each of the six shops, Chestnut Bay, The Barefoot Quilter, Patchwork Garden, Creekside Fabrics, Mt. Pleasant and The Quilter’s Daughter and have each shop validate your shop hop passport to be eligible for a Grand Prize Gift Basket.
You can also take a $1.00 chance on the Tulip Raffle Quilt.  Each shop owner made a block and part of the border this year, and it was quilted by Audrey at The Barefoot Quilter.
Each shop will also have six items in our Chinese Auction, a $5.00 donation will get you six tickets.. put them all in one bag, or put one in each!
You’ll receive 20% off bolted fabric and there will be Six Grand Prize winners (one basket from each shop)!!
Grab some friends and let’s see everyone out and about to help us donate to our causes.
Chestnut Bay’s donation will be going to the Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship http://purpleponyth.org/


November News

Please check the calendar for all our upcoming classes – but plan to celebrate part of your Thanksgiving with US!   We are closed for Thanksgiving November 26-28th, but open again on Saturday, November 29th for the Quick and Easy Christmas Workshop with three of Santa’s Elves, Penny Marble, Debbie Thomas and Linda Coats.

Anyone who has participated in a 2014 block of the month program here  at CBQ is cordially invited to join us for a Christmas Cookie party on Friday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm. Bring some home made cookies to share and please bring the recipes as well.

The Hampton Ridge block of the month has concluded (as of last month). Come pick up your finishing kits any time.

Mulberry Stars block of the month concludes with the last sit and sew on Saturday, December 20th.

Today’s Tip: Choosing Colors

If you think you’re challenged with choosing fabric colors for your quilts, let other people do it for you in one of several ways.

  • Take a look at the button jars for the Bodacious Button Bonanza Contest. Choose one that you enjoy and take the jar with you to the quilt shop. Draw your color choices from the already coordinated button jar!
  • Another way to choose colors if you have a little more confidence would be to purchase a box of crayons. Choose the 2-3 colors that you love the most, then match your fabrics to the crayon colors.
  • Before you invest in yards and yards of fabric for your quilt, make one easy block out of fat quarters. If you like the mix enough and think it will be a beautiful quilt, THEN invest in yardage.
  • One more method, and probably the easiest!?! Pick out a multi-colored print. Look closely at the selvage edge. There are dots with all the colors used in the printing process, so match your fabric choices to the color dots, then use a little of the multi-colored print in the quilt top, but also consider using it for your outside border! Easy peasy!!! (I call that one working from the outside in, kind of backwards, but it’s what I do most often).