Making a list and checking it twice?

If you stopped into the shop recently, or received your email newsletter, you know that we assembled a list of “must-haves” and “really-wants” for quilters to check off and leave lying around the house in strategic locations (under the remote control? tucked inside a newspaper? taped to the center of the bathroom mirror?). We’ve had fun helping shoppers find gifts for loved ones – a gift certificate for a lucky teacher, a cutting mat for mom, and the husband who came in and bought several nice tools for his new-quilter wife. We would never admit to knowing this, but the small daughter of one of our employees even came in to choose some FQs for mommy!

Of course, there are other kinds of lists to make this time of year, aren’t there? That’s right, we’re talking about the R-word!


Promises we make to ourselves. Now, many people go ahead and make resolutions that are really a list of things not to do wrong in the new year, things you might want to beat yourself up for doing this past year (cheesecake binge of June 2011, we might be looking at you).  But other people prefer to make lists of things to accomplish, things to learn, things to try, and things to look forward to checking off. Maybe it is a plan to finish one unfinished project each quarter (check!). Maybe it is a plan to finally dive into free-form pieceing (check!). Maybe it is a desire to take one quilt from idea to finished piece over the course of the year (wait – how many days left in 2011?). Whatever the case, we hope you will make at least one resolution that will feed your creative spirit in 2012!

At the store, we are busy planning new kits in BEAUTIFUL fabric, putting together an irresistible line up of classes that will kick off in January, and stealthily planning amazing things for upcoming shop hops. What about you?

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