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 idle....you'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 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

QU SHOW IN CHANTILLY VA 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)
http://deepsouthmag.com/2012/04/the-future-of-gees...



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.

www.http://blog.patsloan.com/2014/04/pat-sloan-thread-color-quick-tip.html



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!