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Monday, December 7, 2009

Another Trunk Show This Thursday and Saturay!


We are having a repeat showing of our trunk show this Thursday Dec 10th at 1 and 6 p.m. and again Saturday, Dec 12th at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please come and join us!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trunk Show This Thursday and Saturday!

Make sure you join us for our trunk show this Thursday at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec 5th at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thanks in advance!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Upcoming Trunk Shows At Our Shop!

If you want to make the flyer bigger, just click on it! Our first show is on Dec. 3rd at 1 and 6 pm!
Monday, November 9, 2009

Wall of Purses & New Fabric!

We now have Terry Atkinson and Liz Lois's new line of fabric "Neutral Territory" and it is going fast. Such a great blend of browns, creams, teals and reds. Everything we make out of it looks terrific, as we knew it would!!!
We tried some of the fabric out as totes and bags and added them to the great wall of purses, looks cool doesn't it??

Monday, October 26, 2009

Busy Times, Happy Times

We have been so busy with shows, classes and Shop Hop. What a great couple of days we had last weekend. And you can see by the pictures that we had a bunch of great things to see and to buy! We had lots of treats, lots of projects, but most of all, lots of friends and laughter. Thanks to all my friends for coming to the events I have been part of or sponsored during the year. Watch for the wonderful trunk show we have coming up in December! It will be an inspiration for all your holiday projects!





Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sew and Go Class



We had our very first Sew and Go class yesterday. Everyone was happy with the little tote bag they made, which was very easy. We started out by sewing our four patch and then adding that to our outer bag fabric. We sandwiched the batting and the lining and quilted the bag pieces. Then we cut them out and sewed them together, adding binding and a handle. Everyone finished a tote in 3 hours and we had snacks too. What a great night!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Last "Let's Do Lunch" Class

Here is our final project from the "Let's Do Lunch" class; Ribbon Candy. Of course some of us wanted to make it out of christmas fabrics, a picture of mine is here when I was chain stitching the pieces. Samatha made hers out of brown and blue and used only two fabrics, interesting choices.Cathy chose to make hers using a background I said "NO!" to. It turned out wonderfully well so I should know better than to judge a fabric choice too quickly!!Wendy brought refreshments; homemade grape wine, all wrapped up in a "Let's Do Lunch" wine tote. It was yummy!!Thanks to everyone who took this class, we had a blast!!!













Monday, August 17, 2009

Frog Table Runner


Here is Jesse, looking very happy because she just finished her frog table runner from the "Let's Do Lunch" book by Terry Atkinson.Grandma Carol says she sits down at the machine, reads all the instructions and sews her projects perfectly. Sounds like we all could learn something from Jesse!!! She has lots of other projects cut out and ready too, what a great inspiration!!! Thanks for bringing this in Jesse!!! Good Job!!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maxwell Street Mascot Race


Well, the race was on and won by McGruff the Dog, mascot for the anti-drug program from the police department here in Whitewater. But the other mascots ran a great race, especially Willie Warhawk, our personal favorite here at Woodland Quilts. The last lap was finished by doing the "Chicken Dance" so you KNOW it wasn't an easy race to win. We all had a great time at Maxwell St. days and the weather was wonderful!!! running in the pictures we have Verlo Mattress, Willie Whippet, Scoopie from Culvers, McGruff and Willie Warhawk. Congratulations to all the runners and thanks for making Maxwell St. Days so memorable!!!




Thursday, August 13, 2009

Busy, Busy!

Sorry I haven't been posting regularly lately! You will have to bear with me as I catch up to speed on the blog!

Busy!! Busy!!! We are so busy making our blocks for the Ode to the '30s class. They are piling up and they are beautiful. These blocks are not even in a quilt yet and they are so very pretty to look at!!!We all agreed that they are NOT the easiest blocks we have ever made but also that they are by far the most beautiful. And what a feeling of satisfaction we get when we finish one!!! Learning a new technique is always a challenge but we feel this quilt will be worth the extra effort.





Sunday, August 2, 2009

Save the Date!!! 6th Annual Shop Hop Oct 2-4 2009

Click on the flyer to enlarge it!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Piece of Pie!

Our newest class; Piece of Pie, will start on August 13, 2009. This is the cover quilt top, not finished but in the running. This class will be so much fun and we can use up our scraps for this too!!! Best of all will be the scrumptious and yummy desserts we will be eating once a month. When you register for this class you get the Piece of Pie book and a container for your cut up scraps. Then, when you come to the first class you are ready to pick the quilt you want to do from the book !!!!All quilts from this book use 10 inch or 5 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch strips. Thats it!!! What a great way to get together and use up those scraps all at the same time. These quilts go together faster than we can eat up the dessert!! Hope you can join us!!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pie Crust Pile-Up


The name of the game was scrappy and the name of the pattern was Pie Crust Pile Up. We had such fun making these. Each of three teams were given kits and told to race to the finish to see how soon we could make a quilt for charity. We finished last, alas, but it looked great as you can see. We were just too careful!!!! Anyway, our new friend, Lori, got the quilt in a draw and took it with her to Washington State, where whe lives, to finish it and present it to her favorite charity. See Terry's blog for the finshed quilt and places where all three quilts ended up. It was a great race, even if all I won was a package of tissues so I could sob my loss!!!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quilts In The Park - August 1st!

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Perfect Setup


Here is a peek at the inside of Bridge Creek Cottage in Augusta Wisconsin. We had a wonderful time at the retreat and we had a wonderful place to stay. This is a view of the great table runner made by Terry Atkinson. The table seats a dozen and we filled it up every time!!! There is a view of the work room and my and Deb's bedroom. Lots of great food and fun.




Friday, July 17, 2009

Milk Chocolate Chain


We all had fun putting together our Chocolate Chain in the "Let's Do Lunch" class though SOME of us had a Red, White and Blue chain. Oh well, it is the season for patriotic colors!!! And all of the table runners look especially wonderful!!! Thanks Ladies.




Thursday, July 2, 2009

Snail Trail!


Oh my, snails are moving across my design board!!! I wonder if I will have enough for Escargot!!!! We will wait and see!!! Sneaky little things.
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Alien Table Runner


OOOOHHHH!!!! We are being invaded!!! By cute liitle green men.........and little red women and little blue children, the list goes on and on. We have the sweetest alien fabric and it is makes the most adorable table runner. 1 1/4 yards will make the table runner and we have fabric that matches for the back too if you would like. Pattern for the table runner comes free when you purchase the fabric. Come and see what else is new at Woodland Quilts!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Apron Art Display in Whitewater!


We just recently had a great write-up in the Whitewater Banner about our Apron Art display that is opening July 1st at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center!


Here is the article from the Whitewater Banner's website:


Apron Art to be on Display at Whitewater's Cultural Arts Center in July Vintage Aprons and Reproductions will be Displayed

Stonemill Quilters will be exhibiting their apron art at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in July. Aprons, vintage and new, will be on display from July 1 through July 26, 2009. Anyone interested in appreciating the cleverness of turning a domestic need into an art form will enjoy this display. All aprons are hand-sewn with appliqu├ęs and embellishments.


"These aprons are from an era when people actually wore them, and in doing so decided to be creative in their 'wearable art'," said Cheryl Kehm of Woodland Quilts. She adds, "Aprons are just starting to come back and we are excited to share this beautiful exhibit."


The exhibit opens Wednesday July 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes a brief presentation which will be given the night of the opening. The Cultural Arts Center will be open Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. during the exhibit, which runs through July 26.


"At the Cultural Arts Center we are delighted to exhibit many types of art, including this 'wearable' art by local quilters," said Roni Telfer, president of the board of directors of the Whitewater Arts Alliance.


Whitewater's local quilt guild, the Stonemill Quilters, will provide aprons for the exhibit from their personal collections. The aprons, made of wonderful fabrics and textiles, will be displayed with anecdotes and historical information. The Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building, with an elevator available from the parking lot entrance
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lynn's Godson's Quilt - Quilted

We have shown this quilt before but now it is quilted. Lynn did a wonderful job of quilting on the Handi Quilter 16. She elected to quilt around the stars on her home sewing machine. Her godson has worked long and hard for his degree and so did Lynn on the quilt. Great job Lynn.





Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bursting with Daisies!


We have just received an assortment of designer Donna Dewberry's Daisy collections. We are bursting with the flowers. How pretty they are, purple, pink, orange and white; some on black backgrounds. Watch for a kalidoscope quilt top coming soon!!! I can't wait to get started!!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mary's First Long Arm Quilt Project



Mary R. enjoyed her first ever long arm quilting project and it is a beauty!!! She made this from a PMS block exchange (Please Make Some) at her guild and then put the blocks together in log cabin pinwheels. She quilted it here at Woodland Quilts using the Handi Quilter 16. What a great job and I think you can tell she is pleased!!!







Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lynn's Religious Creation


Lynn's godson is going to be ordained as a deacon. Lynn made him this beautiful quilt as a commerativie of that event. It is a panel, cut apart, and each individual panel is made into the middle of a star. Lunn used lots of purple and green and each star has a significant prayer or religious symbol. What a beautiful keepsake, I am sure he will love it!!! Nice job Lynn!!!