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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

My family and I recently went to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation.  We hadn't been on vacation since Malachi was born (he is now 2).  The last time we went to the beach my oldest son was 2 and he still remembers playing in the sand and waves. 
Of course, what quilter doesn't look up quilt shops in the yellow pages as soon as the vehicle is unpacked?  Well, the greater Myrtle Beach area has a really nice selection of quilt shops.  With 2 little ones, I was only able to visit one. 
Sewin' in the Carolinas is a well stocked and friendly shop that I recommend you visit if you are in the area.  Here are some pictures of their shop:










Not sure why some of the pictures loaded upside down and wonky.  They looked OK in my computer.  Ugh. Technology.  I know just enough to be dangerous!  Anyway, this is a wonderful shop with friendly staff and some really neat classes if you will be in the area long enough to take one. (Lucky you!)
Here is there info:
3246 Waccamaw Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 742-5854
quiltingatthebeach1@gmail.com

Some other stores that I was not lucky enough to visit, but found in the phone book:

Bernina is Sew Much Fun
5221 A Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC
(877) 791-6868

Quilter's Cottage
257 Hwy 17 Business S
Garden City, SC
(843) 651-4004

Sew Many Common Threads
2290 Hwy 544
Conway, SC
(?) 347-6000

And another listing, but no address:
Summer Breeze creative quilting and fabrics

If someone reading this can provide area codes/address/more info, please add a comment to the blog.

I love to visit new quilt shops when out of town.  I never know where or when inspiration may hit.  It is important as a quilter to be open to new ideas and techniques.

Some new announcements:

1.  Returning customers now get 25% off every order.  The only catch is that I don't know how to do this through the shopping cart on my webpage (more technology, ugh!), so you have to email me and tell me what you would like to order.  I will send you a paypal invoice to be paid that reflects the 25% off.  Email me at info@customquiltkits.com
2. If you are thinking about a custom kit order for Christmas, you need to book a space now.  I'm filling up quickly.
3. If you suggest a LQS to send a complimentary sample to, and they place an order, I will send you a sample of what they ordered.  For example, you suggest LQS, I send them some sample kits.  They place an order for 10 kits.  I send you a kit like they ordered.  FOR FREE!  just for suggesting your favorite store.  Send the name of the store and address/contact info to me at info@customquiltkits.com.
4.  I'm getting ready to start an applique of the month club.  You would sign up for the club and every month I would send you a package of appliques.  I'm thinking right now 12 appliques per package for $5.  Your invoice would come via Paypal.  As soon as you pay it, I ship your package.  If you decide one month that you don't want that particular package of appliques, you can let me know.  I'll be sending out an announcement via my FB page, so if you don't alreay "like" me, sign up now.  You don't want to miss it! Search Custom Quilt Kits in the FB search bar.
5.  Speaking of Facebook, I am still doing my "likes" contest.  Every time I hit a multiple of 10 likes, I give away a free kit.  My next multiple is 100 and not only will someone win a free kit, but everyone who has "liked" my page will get a 10% off discount for 10 days.  I like multiples of 10--makes the math easier!

Until next time,
Rose

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I finally was able to mail out the door prize winner from the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival.  Congrats to Lisa H. of Roanoke, VA.  She tells me she is basically a beginning quilter, busy Mom!, likes bright colors and Christmas reds and greens.  With that in mind, this is the quilt that I sent her:


The tumbler blocks come pre cut and so did the borders.  I can't wait to see this one complete!

Congrats to Lisa!  If you get a chance to enter my door prize drawing at a quilt show, do it! You might win!

Keep quilting!
Rose

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hi! It has been 2 months since I posted last.  I have been busy getting ready for the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival.  It was a huge success.  I was able to award the applique award to 3 very talented quilters.  I'm not usually the one who gets to pick the quilts when I sponsor an award category, a judge does it for me.  It was a treat to pick them out.  I had some tough choices to make!  Here are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.





Here are some other quilts I had to choose from:






Not sure why the last two are sideways.  They are right side up in my computer.  ugh. Technology.

Here are some more:






I wish I could take better pictures.  Maybe a photography class is in my near future. LOL




As you can see, I had some tough choices to make.  All the quilts were wonderful, and showed talent and hard work.  It was nice to see them appreciated by all those who attended the show.  A big "THANKS!" to Karin Tauber for coordinating the show.  If you get a chance to attend the show in 2014, please do.  It is worth the drive!

Until next time, Rose