Stash Report….

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I’ve had LOTS of stash enhancement over the week…

I got a wonderful box of goodies from Angela.

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I also got another box from Nancy in PA.

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I already used about a half yard of the bright blue for a binding for a charity quilt I was working on this week.  I’ll show that off sometime this week once I get the binding finished.

It is so kind of you gals to think of me when you’re sorting through your stash and reorganizing.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and what a joy it is to get the packages.  I am hoping to get some time this week to get them all sorted through and organized.

When I showed the goodies to Kelli she was excited and said she thinks we need to reorganize some of my fabric.  I keep telling her I want to wait until we move….It’s getting to the point that I don’t know if I can wait that long.

Right now I have my Civil War and similar fabrics in a scrap savers system sorted by size and my brights are sorted by color.  I think I want the brights sorted by size…I am always changing my mind.  All fat quarters are kept separately.

How do you sort scrap??

Thanks so much ladies for thinking of me with your scraps.  I love scraps no matter the size…no matter the color…no matter the condition.  Scrap quilts a my favorites…

To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times.

Quilt shop tour: Quilter’s Garden

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Last week Kelli, Kalissa and I went to Cresco what to get her hair cut.  There is an awesome stylist there, Megan Riha, that we love.  She is the owner of Glo and we highly recommend it.

I got my hair cut first and then ventured down to the quilt shop.  I had seen Katie, the owner, at an auction awhile ago and she had said they had moved to the building next door.  I wanted to see the new place, Quilter’s Garden.

Here’s Katie in her new store.  Isn’t it fabulous?!?!  Unless you know the whole story you can’t really appreciate it.  Katie started out in a tiny building.  Honestly it was only big enough to host a few fabric lines along with a few samples.  There just wasn’t any room-but that’s what Katie could afford.

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What Katie couldn’t offer is fabric she offered in personality.  She’s a wonderful gal-super friendly and very helpful.  There is no dumb question and doesn’t for a second make customers feel inadequate.

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Before long Katie’s business had grown and she was in  a new shop.  It was much bigger but didn’t have the best aesthetics.  That didn’t stop Katie.  Her winning personality had her growing even more. The new shop was better but she wanted more.  Then one day, the store next door came for sale.

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It was time for Katie to take another leap of faith and move to the bigger store.  It is WONDERFUL!!

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Now there are room for displays.  With the tall ceilings the quilts on display look amazing.

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When talking with Katie she shared that she did buy more fabric when she moved but also shared that she didn’t buy all that much.  It’s the more space that gives her things a new look.

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I am so happy for Katie.  She really deserves a nice looking store to go with her sweet personality.

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Here’s a new project she had just kitted up.  Kelli and I both thought it was cute.

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There was lots to see and lots of fun fabrics to temp us.

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The architectural features of the store are perfect for a quilt shop.

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Check out these cute little aprons!

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Wonderful fabrics and lots of patterns to choose from..what more could a quilter want?

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I am so happy for Katie.  She really deserves a cute shop.

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If you are ever near Cresco, Iowa, check out Quilter’s Garden and tell Katie-Jo sent you.  I am sure you’ll agree that the shop is a really cute one!

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