Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Best of Flickr

Please join me in a collective Awwww, while I share the adorable outfit that our customer Karin made for her son's first birthday.

Nice work, Karin. Such a sweet outfit!

Please keep posting your photos of your great work on our flickr group page, we love to see what you're making.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quilts for Quake Survivors

We had another fun and productive night last night.
Thank you so much to all of the wonderful women who gave up their Friday night to iron, cut, sew, iron again, cut again and sew these quilt tops! Thank you also to the many people who brought in fabric for this project.
We finished these 2 quilt tops and many more blocks and strips to send along to Quilts for Quake Survivors.
The remaining fabric will be donated to local groups who make quilts for our neighbors in need.
Have a beautiful weekend, and happy sewing!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Quilts for Quake Survivors

A big Thank You to the fine customers who joined me this past Friday to iron, cut and piece fabric for quilt squares to donate to Quilts for Quake Survivors.
And another big Thank You to everyone who donated fabric.

We'll meet again this Friday, April 15th, from 6-9 at Treadle 2.
Treadle 2 is our classroom space which sits directly behind Treadle Yard Goods along Hamline Ave.

If anyone would like to donate a completed quilt, you can send it to Seven Islands, Inc.
This company imports Japanese fabric, and they have a partnership with Patchwork Tsushin - a Japanese quilting magazine.
from the website - Quilts will be collected until April 30th. Seven Islands, Inc. will ship all quilts directly to Patchwork Tsushin in Japan, where the quilts will be distributed to the people in need.

Seven Islands, Inc.
“Quilt Drive for Japan”
2444 W. 205th St., Suite A-1
Torrance, CA 90501

Thanks again for your hard work, ladies, and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quilts for Quake Survivors

We've all seen the devastation in Japan, and now there is something we can do together to help those families who have lost so much.
Quilts for Quake Survivors is the brainchild of Daniela and Susan (author of Modern Log Cabin Quilting).
They're calling for supplies to make handmade lap and baby quilts to send to Japan.

A quote from their website -
Why Quilts you ask? Because quilts stand for love, warmth, and comfort. Log Cabin quilting is probably the easiest quilting method, extremely economical and yields beautiful results. It also symbolizes the heart of the home – the center square represents the lamplight or fire in the hearth, surrounded by the “logs” or walls of the log cabin. We’d like to share this feeling of friendship, home and warmth with those who need it most.

Please join us at Treadle 2 on April 8th and 15th, from 6-9 to cut strips, assemble blocks and hopefully put together some quilts for this great cause.

We ask that you bring along your scraps, and any stash fabric that you would like to donate and we'll provide the log-cabin know-how.

See you at the store soon,

More Best of Flickr!

This is Merica.
She designed and hand-sewed this ensemble, and on top of that she is a delight!
Please send us more photos of your creations! We love to see what you're making.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Mary!

We're having our Anniversary sale from now until April 10th.
All fabric has been marked down 20-50%.
Please join us for some great deals, and be sure to congratulate Mary on her 35 years of business!

April Showers Bring...

the need for a new umbrella!
Come join Rebecca as she shows you how to cover a vintage umbrella frame with a saucy vinyl-coated cotton print!
Saturdays 1-4 April 16 and 23.
Call or come in to sign up.