Monday, April 21, 2014

If you tend to watch quilting tutorials on youtube you most likely will recognize the name 'Jenny' from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  
Catch this interview by Harry Smith of NBC News with Jenny to learn how she and her family have helped her town of Hamilton MO make an economic comeback in these hard times.
And here's another interesting link to find out how it all started - on a shoestring! 

And don't forget this is AQS QUILT WEEK.

We're in Paducah KY this week 
in Booth 4204/6 in the Bubble/Pavilion.
Be sure to stop by and see us, we're waiting for you!

Monday, April 14, 2014

This notice is from AQS about a special display during Quilt Week in Paducah, April 23 thru April 26:

"It’s our (AQS) 30th Anniversary and we want all of our friends to celebrate with us!

That’s why we are so excited that the Tentmakers of Cairo are flying in from Egypt to be a part of the fun. Egyptian tentmakers hand appliqué stunning designs to canvas-backed cotton backgrounds. Through the sponsorship and support of the American Quilter’s Society, the U.S. is falling in love with these men and their work.

We are pleased to announce that Tentmakers Tarek Abdelhay & Hosam Hanafy will be joining us again in Quilt City USA®. Enjoy the demonstrations and camaraderie as these talented artists share their unique methods, designs, and use of color."

This is a sample of their work. And you must see this video on how the technique came to be (it is centuries old) and how it is accomplished. It's fascinating! These men appliqué at WARP speed!

If you're going to Paducah be sure to look up 'The Tentmakers of Cairo' to see the finished products.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yahoo!   Time to toot our horn!  Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe has been recognized for the second year by Constant Contact, a small business marketing company,  as a small company that excels in using their many Constant Contact tools  to engage with their customers to build great relationships.
If you're looking for help to market your company, take a look at their website. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Auntie Ju's will be headed for Savannah GA on Tuesday next week.  We hope all the quilters in the North Florida, South Georgia, SE South Carolina area will come out and support this new show.  Help make it a big success so Mancuso Show Management will come back again next year!

March 27 - 30, 2014
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah, Georgia

Mancuso Show Management announces the inaugural QuiltFest Destination Savannah to be held March 27-30, 2014 in the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.
Why did we choose Savannah? Called ‘The Southern Belle of the Georgia Coast,’ Savannah, Georgia is enchanting, romantic, mysterious and intriguing. Anyone who visits here is immediately taken with her charm. What better place to put this amazing event?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Today we're restocking after a great show in Hampton.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth.  Wednesday we're on our way to Charlotte....... 

MARCH 7 - 8, 2014
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road (off I-77)
Charlotte NC 29269
Open daily 9am to 4pm


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Good morning to all,  If you are in the Hampton/Norfolk/Chesapeake/Metroplex, remember the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival starts today and runs thru Sunday.  We're there in Booth 1501.......

 Jefferson County Table Runner

Finding Joy

Two of our newest products!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hey, everyone, things are getting back to normal after our latest big 'Ice Storm in the South'.   Auntie Ju's was closed for a couple of days, we couldn't get anywhere - post office, bank, etc., and were without electricity for 3 days. All schools and a lot of businesses didn't even open their doors.  

The good news, we could quilt non-stop!  I was able to finish this table runner, designed, pieced and quilted by Julie Ploehn-Vigna Designs.  Now to write the pattern and get it printed in time for its debut at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in 10 short days - Feb. 27 thru March 2, 2014 in Hampton Roads VA!

This 'Jefferson County Table Runner', was made from the Windham line of fabrics called 'Jefferson County'.

approx. 18" x 41" 

And, so we continue to get ready for our next show.  Julie is dying wool, Peggy is working on some new projects and we are making lots of kits so we'll be fully stocked for your shopping experience!

We have two Blocks of the Month going on, we hope you'll consider joining one of these projects.

 Simply Red can be made with either all fabric or fabric background with red wool appliqué, approx. 54" x 65" finished.

approx. 70" square finished

Mastering Miniatures is all cotton fabric by Judi Rothermal and Marcus Brothers.  When finished you will have a book of 50 different 6" blocks to use to design future quilts and a beautiful heirloom quilt to pass along to some lucky person in your circle of family and friends!

'Til next time, stay warm and keep quilting!