Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quilts for MS

Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe recently participated in an event to raise funds for MS through the Baton Rouge LA MS Chapter at their 'On The Move Luncheon'.  We were happy to donate the pictured quilt.

Pictured left to right are, Bill Byerly, Regional Director of MS Society, Judy Williams, local chapter member, Jimmy Fahrenholtz, Regional Director of MS Society, Linda Vannoy, local chapter member,  Rebecca Pennington, Regional MS staff member and Frances Billeaud, local chapter member.
In a note from Frances Billeaud, she explained, "The MS Association raises money for research to assist those who've been diagnosed with the possibility of effective medications, and possibly to reverse the process (this is looking very promising), and to eventually stomp out the disease. It also supports the National MS Resource Center, which provides patients and families with specific information about what sort of help is available wherever they are, dealing with the expense of the medications, providing all sorts of support services and information.  So, the dollars are well-spent on important work. Your contribution will not only be a gift to the research effort, but somebody is going to go home with a treasure! Thank you ever so much."
For more information on how you can help click here

Monday, March 23, 2015

We're headed to QuiltFest Savannah II at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah GA.  The show opens Thursday, March 26 and goes through Sunday, March 29.  Hours Thursday through Saturday are 10am to 6pm and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

Here is just one of the many exhibits:

Dierdra McElroy Presents a Celebration of Handwork

For a list of activities and a complete list of vendors for your shopping pleasure click here.  

Come to the quilt show and then enjoy all the beauty and good food that Savannah has to offer!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's been awhile since we blogged so I need to bring you up to date on what we've been doing!  

This year we started designing a Door Hanger for each month of the year. It's not a HOM, you just order the pattern or kit and participate at your will.  So far we have presented the Snowman and the Saltbox House you see below and they've been big hits.  This month we're working on a 'bunny'.  The 3rd picture is a sneak preview (it's not quite finished)  (;-).  There will be a mailing soon with all the particulars.

 Saltbox Door Hanger

Preview of March Door Hanger 'bunny'

The latest in our Primitive Pincushion Series, which we debut each January, is this happy 'sheep'.  The body is made with a new techniqué, called Texture Magic, which adds dimension and eye popping texture when ironed on to your fabric or wool and then steamed. Some fun stuff!

This quilt is from 'Primitive Quilts & Projects 2014 Winter Issue' and is called 'Square Dance'.  It finishes 72" x 86" and is made with cotton fabrics.

'Farm Girl Finery', is a Kim Diehl design from her latest book, "Simple Appeal".  It's a 64" square quilt, embellished with wool appliqué in the center and wool pennies in the border.

The next three items are from 'Primitive Quilts & Projects 2015 Spring Issue'.

Spring Has Sprung, all wool appliqué

What A Dish!, Dresden plates big and small, all cotton fabric

Mi Amor, if crazy stitching is your thing, you'll love this small, elegant table mat to test your skills in the Colonial Knot, Herringbone Stitch, Stem Stitch, Lazy Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Cretan Stitch and Bullion Knot.  Some of these stitches I had never heard of so it was fun to learn something new!  This is made with our hand-dyed felted wools.

If you click on the names of the projects above it will take you right to our website for more information.

Next week we'll be in Lancaster PA at the Continental Hotel.  Hope to see some of you there!

March 20-21, 2015 we will be right here at home in Wilmington NC for the Quilters By The Sea Quilt Guild's 33rd Annual Quilt Show.

At the end of this month we'll be in Savannah for the Quiltfest at the International Trade & Convention Center, March 26-29, 2015.  We have 2 General Admission tickets to give away.  If you are going and would like to have an opportunity to win these tickets, please e-mail us at and just put Savannah Tickets in the subject line and we will add your e-mail to the entries.   Please do this by March 16.  The drawing will be on March 17, so we have time to e-mail you the good news, get your snail mail address and mail the tickets to you in plenty of time.  Good luck!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hey, guys, just a quick note to tell you that Auntie Ju's is traveling today to Oaks PA to get ready to vend
September 18 - 21, 2014
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks PA 19456 (gps address 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville PA 19460)
Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10am to 6pm
Sun. 10am to 4pm
Booth 920
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is the largest and most prominent quilting arts event in the Northeast all under one roof. The quilt competition features wonderful entries from throughout the nation. Entries to the competition include traditional and innovative quilts. The exhibits of the Extravaganza will offer over six hundred quilts and garments presented in gallery style as well as more than two hundred vendor booths offering everything from completed quilts and garments to all the supplies and equipment used in making them.
We've been busy preparing for this show so check out this 'Farm-Girl Finery' quilt from Kim Diehl's new book, Simple Appeal. The book and kit will be available in our booth along with some other new products.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hey, everybody,

It's been a busy summer with house guests coming and going since Memorial Day.  And now we're excited that our daughter from Atlanta (Peggy, you've met her in our booth at quilt shows) and her family are going to be permanent residents of Wilmington. 

So, with summer activities out of the way, we haven't been'll be able to see these beautiful new wool colors at our shows coming up soon.  And, they will be in our web store soon, available in sizes from F16's to full yards.

For your reference top to bottom (most of these colors are mottled):  Prairie Thistle, Orange Mist, Bluebonnet, Wild Yarrow, Old Prussian Blue, Mimosa, Washing Blue, Green, Medium Brown, Brass Bell, Charcoal

You can check out our show schedule for complete details, but a recap will have us in Oaks PA and Pinehurst NC in September and on the 2nd thru the 4th of October we'll be in Fredericksburg VA at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo.  Click OS&QE for complete details of the Fredericksburg VA show.  Later in October you'll find us in beautiful historic New Bern NC.

Looking forward to some cool fall days!

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 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!