Saturday, March 16, 2013

Your Inner Seamstress...

BERNINA Start Sewing Start Saving - March 14 - 18, 2013

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It's time to unleash your inner seamstress and hurry in for instant savings and a great financing offer from BERNINA.

0% interest for 2 years on BERNINA purchases $500 or more.**

If you are already a BERNINA owner and want to add to your BERNINA accessories collection, don't hesitate to bundle those special items you've had your eye on.


Ask about special financing.


**No interest for 24 months on purchases of $500 or more on BERNINA products with your BERNINA Credit Card made March 14 - 18, 2013. Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required until promo is paid in full. The equal monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum monthly payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. Minimum monthly payment for purchases less than $600 is $25. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. See store for details. Participating Dealers only.


*All offers exclude the new 7 Series, and DesignWorks Software Suite and Tools. Offers valid March 14-18, 2013 at any participating BERNINA Dealer. Offers valid only on the purchase of any new BERNINA products by end customer. Used or refurbished products are not eligible for instant savings offers. One instant savings discount per customer. Instant savings discount will be applied automatically by the Dealer at the time of purchase. Not valid on previous purchases or with any other savings offers or coupons. Taxes are not included in the total purchase calculation. Customer is responsible for all applicable sales tax. If customer returns purchase, instant savings discount will be lost. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Available while supplies last. No photocopies accepted.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! We are inviting you to stop in at the shop on the 14th to create a Valentine you will love to give to someone special. We will have everything ready for you to make a special Valentine using all of our Bernina machines Free ! And if you love what you make, you can purchase a Bernina with the coupon promotion of up to $500. Savings.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wondering what to do on a cold day in January...January 24, 2013 to be exact...VISIT your LOCAL Quilt Shop - Quilter's Haven -- of course, in my opinion, any day is a good day to do that -- but today is the OFFICIAL "Visit your Local Quilt Shop Day" - so off to Quilter's Haven it is!!!

It might be below zero -- but that is perfect to bring home materials to make...a QUILT, a SCARF, a COAT, a pair of MITTENS...Jean and her delightful staff are at the shop and will help you pick out your project!    Then hurry home to your warm sewing room and spend the rest of the day (or maybe make it a long weekend) and just sew, create and quilt!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year


Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Quilter's Haven - Rosemount MN
Hours:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

25 % off Fabric
15 % off Books, Patterns, Kits (excluding BOM), and Notions


Visit Quilter's Haven - your local BERNINA Dealer November 17, 2012 - January 7, 2013 for joyful savings and special limited-time offers.  See for more information on the Bernina Sale.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Consistent Stitches could be yours....

Get consistent smiles and stitches this holiday season with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator! On sale NOW, but hurry this offer ends December 10th! 
BSR Special
BERNINA Stitch Regulator for $699*

Valid December 7–10, 2012

 An invaluable tool for any sewer at
any level

  • Regulates stitch length during free-motion sewing
  • Consistent stitching based on sensor technology
  • Superbly suited for all levels of sewers, and all fabrics

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pumpkins are arriving soon at Quilter's Haven...

January 2013 -- Pumpkins are arriving at Quilter's Haven.....
Sign Up NOW -- Pumpkin Hollow will feature cotton fabrics from the Moda line "Tapestry" and Pumpkinville will feature cotton fabrics and wool applique -- both will be beautiful!  Kits will be available for both quilts.  Block of the Month will be a 10 month series.

Pumpkin Hollow by Bunny Hill Designs

58" x 66" Quilt. "Pumpkin Hollow" is the wool version of our pumpkin block of the month. Filled with pumpkin shops, pumpkin cars and pumpkin houses it's a quilt you'll love making. The backgrounds are yummy fabrics and flannels and the applique is wool! 

Pumpkinville by Bunny Hill Designs

58" x 66" Quilt."Pumpkinville"is the town everyone wants to be seen in! Filled with pumpkin shops, pumpkin cars and pumpkin houses it's a quilt you'll love making. 



Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

wishes you a safe and wonderful 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012-13 Block of the Month - June Block

Here is the first block - June 2012 - of the Quilter's Haven Block of the Month sampler that is launching this month!!
 There is still time to sign up -- choose holiday or batik fabrics!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New - Sue Daley Patterns from Market

Jean has returned from market and new patterns, fabrics, books and notions are arriving daily.  She now has a new line of patterns from Sue Daly that feature some handy projects and the patterns come complete with the templates.  Check out these patterns:

Clamshell Sewing Keeper
$20.00 patterns plus templates

Handy Hussif
$20.00 pattern plus templates

Lotus Sewing Box
$16.00 pattern plus templates

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For one day only, June 16, 2012, receive 48 months special financing on BERNINA products $3,000 or more. Stop by Quilter's Haven - your BERNINA Dealer for more details. Subject to credit approval.

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's JUNE - time for a new Quilter's Haven BOM....

Spring has sprung and Jean has her creative talents at work for us once again.  She continues to amaze with her dedication and her talent as year after year she continues to come up with original block of the month patterns and designs for us to enjoy!   In fact, this will be her 11th year doing the Block of the Month!!  

The 2012-13 Block of the Month will allow you to choose between two fabric selections -- batiks, or a holiday print.   Jean is amazing - for the past few years she has not only been designing a gorgeous quilt - she has been showing us how different fabrics can make two remarkably different but equally beautiful quilts...

I think both of the fabric lines Jean has selected for the upcoming Block of the Month are beautiful -- it will make the decision tough selecting the one to do....(or as some of us might one and just pay for the other one.)    You pay for the first block of the pattern that you select and then each month when you return to the shop for one of the block of the month seminars with your completed block you receive the next month's free.  At the end of the "year" Jean puts all the blocks together in what has always been a stunning quilt (and you can then purchase the finishing quilt if you wish).

Stop in or call the shop NOW to register for the 2012-13 Block of the Month. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bagettes - Adorable!

Bridgette's Bagettes - is a new pattern from Atkinson Designs.   There are three sizes of little bags to choose from to help you see and store all your items.  Spring is a great time to get organized - thing about how cute these will be in your sewing bag!  Quilter's Haven has the pattern, has a sample on display of each of the three bags, and has everything else to help you make these adorable bags!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day from Quilter's Haven.  In honor of this special day, Quilter's Haven will be CLOSED on Sunday May 13, 2012.  The shop will re-open for regular hours on Monday.  Have a GREAT day!!

Bernina May You Save Event


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BOM Finishing Kits are READY!!

The finishing kits are cut and ready to be picked up now!!  Beat the rush at the Block of the Month and pick up yours now at the shop!  The finished quilts are beautiful.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Check out the New Book Reviews on the QH Website!

Joan and Jean have pulled together some great new books to highlight in the Book Review - check it out on the Quilter's Haven Website (or read it here...).  Joan does a fantastic job of highlighting the features of these books.  Jean has them in stock and ready for you to take home and start on some of the projects!

Book Reviews
Spring 2012

Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs continue to give all of us wonderful, creative books for our viewing and quilting pleasure.  WEEKEND, published by Blackbird Designs, is visually pleasing to just look at all of the projects.  One of the things I enjoy about their books is that it isn’t just quilting projects but they also incorporate rug hooking, cross stitch, a “treasure box” and a pin keep. All of the projects are done in blues, tans and browns but I know all of the projects would be great in any color way.  As always, the quilts are beautiful and range from the pieced quilts named Country Road and Lazy Morning to the appliqué quilts named Southern Lily and Blueberry Crumbcake.  Breakfast in Bed is an appliqué project that can be used as either a bed runner or table runner.  I absolutely love the Sleepy Head pillow.  They look stunning on the Lazy Morning quilt!  I recently visited my sister-in-law and her husband and became enchanted with the two cross stitch samplers that were hanging the guest room. They are large so as I get back into cross stitching Early Morning Read would be perfect the perfect size sampler for me to do.  The Treasure Box, Weekend Lights, Pinkeep and Tip Toe are all fun projects to try. These women just continue to amaze me with all of their ideas and the quality of their books.
MORE WILLIAM MORRIS APPLIQUE is written by Michele Hill and published by Country Bumpkin Publications of Australia.  Michele previously wrote WILLIAM MORRIS IN APPLIQUE which is a marvelous book one could use as a “coffee table” book because the photography is excellent there is solid information about William Morris.  This book continues in the same manner.  Michele sets the tone of the book with a quote from William Morris “If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A Beautiful House.”  She goes on to demonstrate what “a beautiful house” is through a short history of the homes of William Morris as well as a home in Adelaide that contained many fine examples of William Morris’ work.  This book is a real treat because it contains many pictures of the work of William Morris.  There are ten projects in this book that range in size from very small and simple to large and fairly complex in my view but I do like them all. The key to the projects is that they demonstrate what a beautiful house is.  Portiere is a gorgeous wall hanging while Morning Glory is a bed topper or lap quilt.  Poppy and In Conversation are a table runner and table cloth.  There are even nursery quilts.  The pictures are some of the best I have seen as they show the detail of the work done so it isn’t as difficult as it may seem.  Michele also has 30 pages of detailed information on how you will accomplish the construction of these quilts.  This is another great book for you to consider adding to your quilting library.
Karen Mowery is the author of A BOUNTIFUL LIFE which is an adaptation of the Bird of Paradise quilt top in the American Folk Art Museum.  The book is published by Kansas City Star Quilts. Karen basically chronicles the history of the Bird of Paradise quilt that an anonymous quilter completed more than 150 years ago. It is thought the quilter lived somewhere near Albany, New York.  Karen’s version is similar to the original quilt but there is one block in particular that is different.  In reading about the quilt it appears it may have been a wedding quilt but in the original the block where the groom should be doesn’t include him.  Although the paper templates found with the quilt clearly have a male appliqué template it does create part of the mystery of the quilt. In Karen’s version of the quilt, the man is included.  It is interesting to see both the original and the adaptation of the Bird of Paradise quilt and then to compare the two of them.  If you attended the Des Moines AQS Quilt Show last October, you would have seen a version of the Bird of Paradise quilt that replicates the original.  It is truly a beautiful quilt. Great color photography is used to show each completed block so that you can see the detail of the appliqué.  The last section of the book contains full-size designs that are ready to use which is a huge time saver.

One of the techniques of quilting that I enjoy is English paper piecing so I was pleased to see that Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek has written a book titled ENGLISH PAPER PIECING or as she says EPP which is much easier.  Martingale and Company is the publisher of this book.  For those of you who have never tried English paper piecing, Vicki takes the time to give you an excellent tutorial on the technique.  What I especially liked is that she included the use of more than just the hexagon shape which is what most people think of when they think of English paper piecing.  The book contains quilts, wall hangings and table runners using hexagons, diamonds, dresdens and pentagons in varying sizes.  I really liked Black and Red and Gold All Over as well as Spinagons using the hexagon shape.  Starflowers, using the diamond shape, is just the perfect small frame-able quilt.  Two other gorgeous quilts using the diamond shape to create a star are Cabin Flowers and Just Judie.  I love both of these quilts.  A Dresden Delight and Dresdens on the Vine are both small projects that would be perfect for you to try this technique.    A Dresden Delight can be framed, used as a table topper and used as a small wall hanging.  Dresdens on the Vine is just the cutest table runner.  This is a great book that may get you started on a new technique that is very portable.
STORY TIME is about “picture quilts to stir a child’s imagination”.  Kim Gaddy is the author and Kansas City Star Quilts is the publisher of the book.  If you have a child in your life, I think they would enjoy these quilts.  The possibilities are endless as to the stories each quilt could generate just based on what is depicted on each quilt.  Beau’s Busy Day and Baby Bunny’s Bedtime show all of the many activities of a two very cute animals.  Old MacDonald has all of the farm animals and the big red barn.  Worth the Wait and Birds and Bubble Gum are a hoot!  I really liked Turtle Tree with the very determined turtles.  These are but a few of the quilts included in the book along with the full size templates.  Kim gives you directions on three options for doing the appliqué so that is quite helpful.  STORY TIME has wonderful, well done pictures of the quilts that really show the detail of the quilting as well.  The quilting definitely enhance all of the projects.

JUST SPOOLING AROUND is the latest book from Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals.  Play Me a Melody is not a quilt that you would associate Terri with but she made it for her musical son as he started college.  The quilt uses music themed fabric in red, black, white and gray – definitely not what you think of for a Whimsical quilt.  However, I like this quilt and the piano key top and bottom borders are very effective and “make” the quilt.  Three Bags Full got its name from the bags of fabric scraps that Terri’s mom rescued and used to make this quilt.  I love diagonals and this quilt does a great job with the diagonal.  It is just so pretty.  Strings of Stars has more diagonals but they are totally different from Three Bags Full.  It is another pretty quilt.  The book also has a cute table runner, pillow, spool themed quilt and two wool projects.  One wool project is a uniquely shaped pin cushion and the other is a very useable project bag.  Both are well done.  This is another very nice book by Terri.  
There are literally hundreds of books and patterns out there to choose from - Jean does an excellent job of finding the best for us to use in our quilting adventures!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More paper...and color

I used to paint.  I painted with watercolors.  Before I had children.  For some reason in the past 6 years or so I have not picked up a paint brush whatsoever.   Then a week ago or so Jean looked at one of the embroideries we were working on with paper and thread and said "I wonder what this would look like if you added some paint to it" and gave me a --- you could do it....look.  You know, that look that Jean has that instills confidence in us and encourages us to explore our own creative talents.  So I did just that.  I came home and dusted off my paintbrushes, was dismayed to find a few paints had "dried" up, was excited to discover many had not -- hunted until I found my favorite brush (I tend to paint like I brush, one club....) -- and....

There are some really great art quilt technique classes coming up at Quilter's Haven.  There are the art sampler classes and there is an art and color theory class also coming up soon - check out the website.   I was in the shop on Saturday and Jean has some adorable postcard samples that Shelli did -- and she is teaching a class.  There is a great painted Sample that Jennifer did and she will be showing us how to use the paints in Jean's shop and make our own painted sample.  This is all just FUN!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jean's piece of Paper

Jean showed me a piece of wonderful paper he shad -- paper that is made for embroidery...I asked for a piece of that paper....when I brought her the piece of paper back....

The design is from OESD's "Needlepainted Florals" - a pack of great floral designs with a long embroidery stitch look.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

When Embroidery meets Paper

I love doing machine embroidery.  I had almost forgotten how much until all of the conversation at the recent retreat.  When I got home I "dusted" off my Bernina 830 and fired it up.   Jean has an embroidery design at the shop that is called "Feathered Beauties" that is a collection of bird and flower embroideries.   In the spirit of trying new things --- I decided to try and embroider on paper...watercolor paper.  I used to do quite a bit of watercolor painting - but have not touched a brush for years - not before my son was born and he is now 5 1/ I had some paper sitting around, had the design loaded, found some thread....AND....

BIRDS....the samples are at the shop.   This wasn't the end of my exploration...but rather the beginning....more photos to come....

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hand Lotion at Quilter's Haven

It is dry skin season - no doubt about that.  I have tried a lot of hand lotions and usually don't like the slippery feeling, the smell, or the oil residue that seems to get left behind.  I have found a new lotion that I am in LOVE with!!!  Jean carries it at the shop and it is WONDERFUL.  It works great, has a pleasant smell and you can sew sew sew with it and there is no residue on your fabric.

Right now she has the soft cotton, the mango coconut and the vanilla.  I just used the soft cotton and love the smell.  My daughter, Brynne, and I were at the shop last night and both Brynne and Jean smelled of lovely vanilla all night long!!  

I forget the exact cost but its somewhere around $12 and you only need a small drop.  You should try too will LOVE it!!