July 24, 2020 @ 12:56 AM
It is a good think I am not a writer--I'd be starving as I can't think of anything to say to start this post so let's just start! Be prepared it looks like we are celebrating Christmas in July.
A great panel from Northcott Christmas Wish. There is a plaid that coordinates with this panel.
Calling All Nurses is back in stock including both colors of the Heart Beat print.
Also from Northcott are some fun Christmas prints called Farmhouse Christmas.
Comfort and Joy from Windham Has a couple great coordinates including the stripe used on the side borders.
Our last ............
July 10, 2020 @ 2:14 AM
Here is your chance to participate in the second of Mancuso Show Promoters Virtual Quilt Shows and to submit a quilt for their first virtual quilt contest. Click on this link for more information. The first was very successful--it crashed their web site the first hour. They tell me that has been corrected. For a first venture they did a great job. Be sure to register for classes and participate in the activities at this next show. Remember you need to register early for classes so they can send your materials. Click on the picture or the link for more information.
Of course you don't have to wait to shop our web site!
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is ............
June 29, 2020 @ 7:47 PM
For the first time in 40 years I am not dressed in a long skirt and bonnet this week. I have often wondered how people celebrate the Fourth of July--And I probably won't find out this year!
I did realize yesterday that I have never seen the day lilies in full bloom as I was always at the Festival.
Even though we aren't participating in any show we still have some great fabrics arriving. As always click on the picture to arrive on the catalog page. The first one is 'In the Beginning' from Quilting Treasures. A beautiful Panel and Starry Night coordinate in four colors.
In a couple days we will be on the downhill side of 2020, less than six months ............
June 21, 2020 @ 10:17 PM
This Thursday is the inaugural Mancuso Online Quilt Festival.
If you have never gone to a show for whatever reason or have been missing them because of this mess, here is your chance to join in the fun. For many classes it is too late to register, they needed time to send out kits, but you can still register for lectures and of course attend the free product demonstrations. Click on the image to get to all the information .
They have a line of fun things to do as well as a happy hour on Friday evening. Be sure to check it out.
We only have had a few new bolts come in -- more scheduled for delivery next week.
Vintage Christmas from Northcott. Placemats and coordinating plaid and ............
June 4, 2020 @ 2:43 PM
Almost halfway through the year and it sure has been a ride!
We only have had the opportunity to be at one show this year--hopefully more in the fall but in the meantime there are a couple of events scheduled for this month you won't want to miss.
Saturday June 13, Volant is having a Strawberry Day. If you are in the Western PA or Eastern Ohio area stop in--I promise to be open that day and you can see all our fabrics in person.
To get in the spirit we have some berry prints including Northcott Briarwood Berries.
The second event is scheduled on line for June 25 - 29. The first Online Quilt Festival presented by Mancuso Shows. They will be having classes, a quilt show, and links to ............
May 21, 2020 @ 2:01 PM
When one of the junior partners turned 3, her birthday is May 14, she woke up and immediately started crying. As you can imagine I was totally confused--she was so excited it was going to be her birthday and now on the day she is crying. We had a really hard frost the night before and everything was white. Her reason for crying? Between sobs she explained her birthday was in the spring and it isn't spring because everything is white! I understood completely when I saw all the snow covering my violets last week. Like the violets she soon recovered and had a great day.
A few weeks back we did a facebook live on making a folded star and I promised to have a tote finished. You ............
April 24, 2020 @ 2:49 PM
Since most/all the quilt shows are being cancelled for the year I am going to try some facebook live videos. My millennial nephew has downloaded the app for my phone so hopefully it will work. Of course I will have to find someone to hold the camera or there will be lots of background shots! He tells me if you like my facebook page Wilson's Calico Corner you will receive notifications when I have a live chat.
We have been making a few more samples, including a walker/stroller tote from a placemat panel. This one is Country Roads Farm Market from Wilmington Prints.
We also received a couple new panels from Northcott,
On Golden Pond
and Country Pastimes
April 14, 2020 @ 2:47 PM
One Month of House Arrest down, hopefully just a few more weeks to go. I have been cleaning out some papers and found this game my Mom had in her folders. There are seventeen notions hidden on her dress, the first person who sends me the correct answers to all seventeen will receive a $10 gift certificate and the next four correct entries $5 each. Answers may be submitted on our 'Contact us' page.
This Placemat panel will brighten up you kitchen when working over a cup of coffee.
Wilmington Prints Coffee Time Line.
The Throw/wall hanging uses two panels and Block Party Studio Coffee Time Panel.
The stripe makes a great border or ............
March 30, 2020 @ 9:50 PM
I have to say these are really the ramblings of a 'mad' quilter! I saw a MEME a few days ago, "I always said I never had time to clean, now I know that wasn't the reason". As my travels have come to an abrupt stop I realize there is now time to change that kitchen light, trim the forsythia, and finish that quilt. But, I am sure you all know ... And to add to the misery we learned Kenny Rogers died last week. I used to have a pair of jeans with a rose embroidered on the back pocket with the words 'Lady' and Kenny Rogers grommets.
We have received some new fabrics, Three new book panels from Henry Glass. These make great baby gifts--when we ............
March 12, 2020 @ 12:23 AM
One week from today we will be setting up at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. A great festival that encompasses all types of needlework in a great clean location. Stop by to see us in the Duquesne Room. Well, I guess not, it has been postponed.
As my passport had only one stamp the junior partners decided I needed more before it expired so they set up a trip to Portugal. A quilter's dream vacation. The buildings were covered with tiles and even the walkways had quilt designs in tiles. Sorry the first one is sideways but for some reason this web page thinks that is the proper orientation. Just another of its quirks.
This would make a great retreat city. Be ............