Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hey, folks, this is the place to be in Mid-August if you're near Pittsburgh PA. - inside the air-conditioned Monroeville Convention Center - where there will be
quilts, exhibits, vendors and classes, and, oh, I almost forgot, a ton of door prizes (including sewing machines) awarded every day at the end of the show. Just go to http://www.sewingexpo.com/PittsburghPA.aspx for all the information on how to join in on the fun! 

August 14, 15 and 16, 2014
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Monroeville Convention Center
209 Mall Blvd.
Monroeville PA 15146
Thurs. and Fri. 10am to 6pm
Sat. 10am to 5:30pm

Here are just a couple of the exhibits you will see in the Display Gallery:

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) - 'Deux'

'Quilt as Desired', Curated by Mary Kerr

So, mark your calendars so you won't miss this huge event and be sure to come by and say 'hey'.  We'll see you in August!  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hey, guys and gals, click on http://conta.cc/1neMK38 for information about the Tidewater Quilt Guild Quilt Show this weekend and for a 10% discount coupon to use in our booth while you are there viewing all the quilts made by the talented guild members!

And you might also want to take a chance on winning this beautiful raffle quilt!

It starts this Friday and ends on Sunday, so mark your calendar and stop by our booth and say 'hey' to Julie, Katelyn and Brandon.

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe is at the 41st Annual Quilt Show by Quilters Unlimited, True Blue.  The show goes through tomorrow at 4pm at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly VA.  We have new projects for you to see, so please stop in and see us!

There are over 600 beautiful quilts and wearable art/clothing items on exhibit.  You'll also find over 70 retail vendors offering fabric, notions, wool, etc.

Additional features include a beautiful Dear Jane raffle quilt, member made Boutique items and free educational demos.

Quilters Unlimited is a nonprofit organization of quilters, with all chapters and activities in Northern Virginia. Founded in 1972, the organization has grown to 11 chapters, unified by a central Board of Directors. Membership includes women and men of all ages, traditionalist and contemporary quilters, beginners to renowned experts.

The theme of this year's show is 'True Blue'.  QU members were challenged to create a quilt for the show using any number of blue fabrics paired with just one other color.  In addition to this guild-wide challenge, individual chapters will be unveiling their own challenges.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crafting for a living!

We crafters/quilters know that you can make a living in either of these categories.  Check your local listing on PBS for a show, Craft in America: Industry-Handmade in the Creative Economy, that connects the common thread between 'African-American women who live in traditional rural Alabama and a middle-aged white man who lives in counter-culture San Francisco'!

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2014/05/02/Crafting-a-living-in-the-U-S-1.html#A5Jk1CLsDcDDLBuS.99

You might also enjoy the history of Gee's Bend Collective where 'Quilts are its trademark, but the legacy of Gee's Bend, Alabama, will be its food, culture and way of life.' (story in Deep South Magazine)

Makes me want to take a 'road trip'!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I took a class from Pat Sloan some time back and am a fan of her work.  See how this famed quilt and fabric designer, author and lecturer chooses thread for her quilting and appliqué projects.


And, by the way, if you are anywhere near, we hope you'll stop by and visit with us in Booth 4204/6 in the Bubble/Pavilion at AQS Quilt Week in Paducah KY.  

It's happening right now!

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! http://www.bonniemccaffery.com/vidcasts/064.html

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