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Enter to Win $250 Crane Dynasty Quilt Kit from Kona Bay Fabrics

Enter for a chance to win a quilt kit valued at $250!

Celebrate the release of the Nobu Fujiyama Crane Dynasty Collection from Kona Bay by downloading and printing an “I Love Nobu” sign at Kona Bay Fabrics. Then snap a photo of yourself holding the sign inside your favorite one, two or several Quilt Shops. Email your photo to Kona Bay and be sure to include your name and the name of the Quilt Shop in the photo. All entries must be received by June 15, 2014. One lucky winner will win a Nobu Fujiyama Crane Dynasty Quilt Kit (86″ x 111″) valued at $250!

The Quilt Shop with the most entries wins a Crane Dynasty Quilt kit and a two-page feature in Asian Fabric Magazine!


In Japan the crane symbolizes good fortune and longevity.



‘Winter Elegance’ Makes Cover of Quilt Trends Magazine

‘Winter Elegance’ a beautiful lap quilt in shades of teal and purple created by Diane Arganbright and Patricia Sue Nelson of The Quilting Hen, Carter, MT was chosen as the cover of Quilt Trends magazine winter edition. In this quilt traditional log cabin blocks and Wyoming Star blocks complement each other and features beautiful florals and Marglehead textures in exciting shades of teal and purple. Quilt top kits complete with binding are available at The Quilting Hen.

Stella Lighting Pledges $100,000 to Project Linus in 2014

Stella Lighting announced a yearlong commitment of $100,000 to Project Linus. In addition, Stella has created a Tiffany Blue lamp that will be sold in limited quantities (250 to be specific); each numbered, logoed, packaged and delivered. $100 from each lamp will be sent to Project Linus, a non-profit organization with chapters nationwide.

In addition, Stella is sending each chapter head (300+) a Stella Lamp as a token of appreciation; recognizing that they are the backbone of Project Linus National. Volunteers with Project Linus make blankets for children in need.










You can find Stella Lighting at your local independent quilt and fabric shop.

Perfect Paper Piecing with Deb Karasik

Have you tried paper piecing? Fiber Artist and author Deb Karasik makes it easy in her books Quilt Mavens: Perfect Paper Piecing, and Quilts With Attitude. Deb’s website also has free patterns and tips that you can download.

Find these books and all your quilting needs at your local independent quilt & fabric store!

Perfect Paper Piecing books by Deb Kasarik



Cyber Monday – Dec. 2, 2013

Cyber Monday is becoming one of the biggest online shopping days of the year in the same fashion as Small Business Saturday and Black Friday. Are you doing any online shopping for the holidays?

Find all your sewing and quilting needs at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.



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