Thursday, February 9, 2017

Which Witches Block Swap - Join Us!

Are you Naughty or Nice?  And Which Witch are You?

Join us for this very fun block swap!  Design your witch (or elf) block and make one for each person participating in your swap group.  Our sign up period is Feb 8th - 18th.  On the 18th, we'll know how many participants we have and will let you know how many blocks you need to make.  It could be a small number - 3-6 for a table runner or wall hanging, or it could be 12-20 for a quilt.  We will try to keep the groups to less than 20.

Stop by the shop and see the sample quilt made by Kathi Carter Sweet - her quilt was made from a swap of 19 of her closest witch friends!  You'll see witch boots from Texas, witches with high heels, sneakers, and more!  The good witch is there with a proper knee length skirt, and the bad witch has a very short, short mini skirt! 

Registration includes pattern and a custom block for your quilt embroidered with the names of all the witches (or elves) in your quilt!

Always quilting will also offer a finishing kit with black sashing and binding and a strip roll (or charm pack) with a variety of pre-cut fabrics for your border.  

A turn-in date will be determined by the group when we meet on the 18th of February.  On that date, Kathi Carter Sweet will be here to personally talk with you about your block.  This is going to be so much fun!   

Click here to register for the class and/or swap - we hope to have folks from all across the country joining in! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Violet Craft Patterns and Class Coming Up Soon!

The Forest Abstractions Quilt is a foundation paper-pieced pattern comprised of six different blocks designed by Violet Craft.  This technique is also found in her Lion, Elephant, and Giraffe patterns as well.  These look amazing in the Kaffe Fabrics, or any fabrics you choose!  Click here to purchase these patterns.

Other Violet Craft projects include the Elephant, Giraffe, and Lion.  Click here for Elephant.  Click here for Giraffe, and click here for lion.  

We are also offering a class with this technique on Sunday, March 19th.  We'd love to have you join us!  Click here to register for class.  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Get Your Advance Tickets for San Francisco Guild Show and Save $5.00!

Always Quilting is excited to offer Advance Tickets for QUILT San Francisco 2017! The show is presented by the San Francisco Quilters Guild. Featured artists are Luke Haynes and Freddy Moran. Show dates are Friday, March 24 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 25 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 400 New Quilts and Wearable Art by SF Quilt Guild members will be displayed. Special Exhibits included Sue Fox, Textile Dream Studios, SAQA Northern California Chapter, Bee Modern Group, and Antique and Family Heirloom Quilts. There will be a Meet the Featured Artist Quilt Tour and Quilt Challenge: Favorite Fairy Tales, 20+ Vendors in the Merchant Mall, The Dorcas Quilters, Quit and Craft Shop, and Refreshments available for purchase. 

A two-day pass is $15, but with an Advance ticket purchase, it is only $10! You will save $5! So please give us a call or stop by the shop and get your advance tickets now! 

Snowman Table Runner Class and Kits Availabe

Stop by the shop and see this cute table runner that Pat made!  She will be teaching the class on Sunday, March 12th.  Class registration will include your pattern FREE!  You will also need the Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool, and with class registration, we are offering 20% off this tool.  And we also have fabric kits available.  The fabric kits include everything you need to make the top, the binding, and the backing for the project.  We hope you will join us for this very fun class!

And best of all, Pat says you can get this done in the one day class!!!!

Click here to register for class, and click here to order the pattern, curvy log cabin trim tool, and fabric kit.  If you are registered for the class, make sure you note that in your comments and we will apply the FREE pattern and the 20% Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool discount when we process your order.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl - FREE Sewing

Today is the Super Bowl!  Whether you are cheering for the New England Patriots, or the Atlanta Falcons, we invite you to come join us for FREE Sewing today!  One fun fact - Tom Brady of the Patriots is a home-town boy - he grew up and his family still lives in San Mateo, California.  Pretty Cool!  Good luck to both teams and we hope you enjoy the game today!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday Sampler and AccuQuilt GO! Club Meet Today!

Join us for Saturday Sampler, or the AccuQuilt GO! Club, or BOTH!  For Saturday Sampler, we are doing bright batiks with either dark or light background - you choose!  And your blocks are completely cut out - all you have to do is start sewing!  It really makes it a breeze to have your block done by the next month so you get it for FREE!  Click here to register for Saturday Sampler 2017.

And our AccuQuilt GO! Club project for this month is the very cute heart wall-hanging.  Club members get a FREE pattern and 20% off on your purchase for the day (standard exclusions apply).  Won't you join us in the fun today?  Click here to register for AccuQuilt GO! club.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bunny Town Kits are Here!

Bunny Town is "hopping" with the cutest Bunny Houses!

“Bunny Town” has 5 whimsical springtime houses each with its own theme and made out of “Poppies” fabric from Maywood Studio.

Cottontails Candy Shop, Bunny's Hare Salon and The Quilted Carrot will keep you smiling while you sew up these blocks. The pieced Carrot Border is a snap to sew and the Bunny border is easy fusible applique. There are 7 patterns to complete the quilt. Finished Quilt is 68” x 54 1/2".

There is also a very cute button pack with an egg and jelly beans!  Click here to order your kit today!  

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Moda Bella Solids Challenge is Starting - Get Your Fabrics Here!

Join us and compete in the Moda Bella Solids Challenge!  

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Moda's Bella Solids, Moda is hosting a challenge inspired by their leader, Mark Dunn, and his passion for textiles and love of color!  Entries should have a contemporary feel and must include only these 12 Bella Solids.  A Piece of each must be used.  Any type of piecing, quilting, embroidery, etc. may be used to create your masterpiece.  Click here for entry form and more information. 

Use all 12 fabrics in your quilt. It must be your own original Design.  We will have all of the fabrics here in the shop so you can come and see them and work on your unique challenge project!  We are so excited about this - we'd love to see a winner from our area!  

We'll have more info on this coming soon, but wanted to get the initial information out to you now!  Challenge starts February 1st, and winners will be announced October 20th!  Winning quilts will be exhibited in Moda's booth at Fall Market beginning October 26, 1017!

Ready, Set, Stitch!  

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New AccuQuilt SALE for February!

NEW for February!  Buy one AccuQuilt die, mat, or accessory and save 10%!  Buy 2 or more and save 15%!  Note:  This offer does not apply to any GO! Qube products or GO! Fabric Cutters.  Click here to choose the dies, mats, and accessories that you want!