Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lauren's blog

Lauren has a new blog. It is about her quilting journey. I think you will like it so I have added to blogs I like.
For those who don't know Lauren is my daughter. She has been very artistic all her life. I happy to say that she has fallen in love with quiting and fiber arts. I hope you will give her blog a look and see what she is up to.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stitches in Bloom

I just got home from the Stitches in Bloom show. Tonight was the preview night. I had a great time looking at the quilts. So many beautiful quilts.
I love the inspiration that looking at other's quilts. One of my favorites was a Lone Star done with Asian prints. It was stunning.
I stopped by Marsha McCloskey's booth and had a nice visit with her. I am so excited that Loretta will be teaching her feathered star. Marsha also showed a great new way to approach miniature quilts. Really cool.
I hope everyone can get out to this show. It is a nice size and there are cool vendors. Not just us. :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Potato fabric etc.

I had so many requests for potato fabric and tater batting. I hadn't seen the tater batting at Schenks but they had it today. So of course it had to come to the shop. The nice people at Schenks gave me a whole bunch of free patterns too. The neat thing about tater batting is that you can use if for any food purpose. Corn, tortillas and potatoes....I am hungry.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Lots of new fabric arrived today! Here are just a few of the bolts that arrived. Yipee!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Stitches in Bloom

I have decided that nothing ever happens at The Cotton Patch without us scrambling around, pulling our collective hair out and sliding into home. Yesterday, we were invited to take part in The Oregon Garden, Stitches in Bloom Quilt show. I thought we were not going to be able because the all the spaces were filled. A spot opened up and we will be there. We have a ton of stuff to do and I am so thankful that Renee is there to cut and package all we are taking. Debi and Lauren are organizing. I get to do all the other stuff like ordering and fretting. I think our booth will be really cool. I promise I will take pictures. If you are around the dates for the show are January 27 and 28. It is a nice show and lots of fun. Now to run to the finish line.
See you soon,

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I may be getting the hang of this. I am not as cool as some but I do like to read other people's blog and maybe you do too. So I am starting to add Cool Blogs at the top left. Threaded Together is my friend Debbie Douma and her daughter's blog. I have known her and her girls, well even longer than I have been quilting. They have all sort of cool things on it.
The Crafty Cupboard has great ideas. These are not so much about quilting but I find that quilters and crafters can cross pollinate. Hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do.
See you soon

Happening New Year

This weekend has been really busy. Thanks to all that have been in the store. Some one noticed that our shelves are a little empty. Well it is that time where we have to count fabric. Let's just say that is not one of my favorite things. So we let the inventory work down a little. Never fear we have lots coming and some of it coming next week.

Changing the subject... I have had a chance to see Four Season's block of the Month. It will blow you away. It simply one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Carol is finishing up and it will be in the shop shortly. I know she is aiming for Second Saturday. I have to toot Carol's horn a little... This very talented lady is a true artist. Her work is impeccable. I will post a picture of the quilt when it arrives in the store. I feel so very lucky that Carol is part of our team.
I am having breakfast with the girls this morning so I will say.... see you soon.