Monday, December 28, 2009



QUILTER'S HAVEN - Rosemount Minnesota reminds you that the ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE will be Friday January 1, 2010.

Quilter's Haven will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All fabric will be 25 percent off (minimum 1 yard cuts) and there will be 15 percent off notions, kits, books, and patterns. In addition, the Bernina Holiday sale will still be going on featuring many specials and special pricing. And, in addition, Jean Graham will feature a ONE DAY ONLY additional 7 percent discount on the already discounted floor models.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve. See you at Quilter's Haven on New Year's Day!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jean Graham and her staff at Quilter's Haven wish you and your families a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Quilter's Haven will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open the day after Thanksgiving -- and you know what happens the day after Thanksgiving at Quilter's Haven ----


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Bernina Version 6 Software has arrived at Quilter's Haven!

Turn your Creative Ideas into Embroidered Reality!

New and Exclusive to Bernina CorelDRAW Essentials 4 Software is included. Over 500 embroidery designs included. Automatic digitizing, specialty stitch effects and so much more. The features are endless.

Quilter's Haven can assist you in letting your ideas become embroidery reality with Version 6 DesignerPlus or Editor Plus software. Or, you can rediscover the pleasure of exploring your embroidery dreams with the V6 update. Stop in today or call Jean and get your software!

DesignerPlus V6 Embroidery Software

BERNINA’s new Version 6 Embroidery Software is an embroiderer’s dream come true. Find out why it’s oh-so-cool!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday/Wednesday Sampler - Block 3

Here it is.....Block Number 3. Just a reminder for September 2009 the meeting will not be on the third Wednesday and Saturday as usual because of the Sept 17-20 Quilter's Haven Retreat at the St. James. The Sampler Block of the Month will be held on Wednesday September 23 and Saturday September 26.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BERNINA 820 Event on 8/20

When: Thursday August 20, 2009

What: A date to create on the ALL New BERNINA 820
Join the party at Quilter's Haven and experience the high performance features of the BERNINA 820. Try out the machine and be amazed!

Where: Quilter's Haven - Rosemount!!!!

Best of All: Hurry in for Special Pricing and Financing Offers -- see Quilter's Haven for all the details.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Art to Heart Christmas

Even as we are turning up the air conditioners for our "few days" of Minnesota heat during the summer, Quilter's Haven has been busy planning ahead for the upcoming Holiday season. One delightful book is the Art to Heart "I Believe" Holiday book for 2009 -- it is filled with all kinds of seasonal delights for you to enjoy. This book has tea towels, aprons, a card holder, pillows, a quilt -- all kinds of projects for you to make and keep or make and give as a wonderful gift! The shop has on display a panel quilt kit (which is close to being sold out after shop hop) and the Christmas card holder kit (which is also selling very quickly). Check out this book and the kits -- you will want to add this book to your collection.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SHop Hop Aprons

Jean's challenge -- take 2 Tea Towels and just the right amount of shop hop fabric and what can you make ----yes, THREE aprons....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shop Hop Tote Bags

Quilter's Haven has several Shop Hop Fabric Tote Bags on display as suggested ideas for items you can make with your shop hop fabric purchases. One sample uses charm squares -- a perfect use for all of the 5 inch Shop Hop squares you are collecting during your shop visits. Shopping and "going green" - you have to love it!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Quilt Minnesota

3rd Annual Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop
July 31, 2009 through August 16, 2009

This year each shop will be giving away a 5" square of fabric from the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop Fabric Line and a pattern for a 9" finished block. Quilter's Haven's 9 inch square is pictured below and is featured in the Quilter's Haven 70" by 90" original quilt pattern included with the purchase of a kit using 2009 shop hop fabrics.

Whether you visit one shop, several or all of them -- Quilter's Haven hopes that you have a great time, lots of fun and wishes all of you safe travels as you make your way across the State of Minnesota. Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Fast and Furious" at Quilter's Haven

Need a project that is "Fast and Furious" -- then Quilter's Haven has what you need -- GE Designs has published a new book Quilter's Haven is carrying which features 17 'quilt as you go' projects ranging from totes and bags to table runners to small quilts. This is truly a "must
have" book for your collection. Samples from the book including a tote bag and two of the quilts (pictured in this blog entry) are on display in the shop with kits available for purchase. This is truly a fun book filled with lots of fun and quick projects. Get your book and a kit or supplies for your projects at Quilter's Haven today!

GE Designs is owned by Gudrun Erla who was born in Iceland and who owned an operated quilt stores in Iceland until the Fall of 2003 when she sold her shops and moved to the US. She currently lives with her family in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Her "quilt as you go" patterns are fun and easy and you will find several of them on the pattern wall at Quilter's Haven as well as her new "Fast and Furious" book.

Check out the designer's website at "" then click on "Books" and "See all Projects in the book" and you will be able to view all of the projects featured in this delightful collection of quilt as you go projects.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday/Wednesday Sampler - Block 2

Here it is -- Block Number 2. The 2009-2010 Saturday/Wednesday Block of the Month program is now in full swing. The fabric line for this sampler quilt is absolutely gorgeous -- samples of the fabrics which will be used throughout the year are hanging on the design wall in the quilt shop - stop by and see them.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Moda's "FIGGY PUDDING" Holiday Line has arrived!

It is starting to look like Christmas at Quilter's Haven....the Holiday fabrics are arriving and the elves are starting to work on samples to delight and inspire you.

The fabrics in the Figgy Pudding line are gorgeous. I absolutely fell in love with them upon seeing the (so much so that I am the elf that begged Jean to let me do the sample...which is "in process"). Seriously - the fabrics are wonderful. The sample should be in the shop very soon!

The KITS are ready! Jean has prepared the kits for the quilt shown to the left and those are now available and ready for you to purchase (quantities are very limited and when the kits are gone they are gone -- so don't hesitate -buy yours today!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quilter's Haven has 2 new Sue Spargo books in stock as well as a delightful selection of wool.

Sue Spargo's "Urban Sacs" book features an array of tote bags embellished with wool designs (having heard Jean Graham mention several times her love for the tote bag with the wool elephant on it I have a feeling you will soon be seeing a sample of that in the shop).

The second Sue Spargo book is entitled "Magnolia" and has a wonderful assortment of wool applique for individual pieces or you can combine the designs into a beautiful wall hanging.

A few years ago, Jean taught a class based on a Sue Spargo tote/wool applique pattern -- it was the first tote bag that I had ever made (so it was Jean that made me into a tote bag monster) and the first time I had ever done wool applique. Perhaps we will again be so lucky and Jean will teach a class based on one or both of these books -- if you get a chance to learn either tote bag construction or wool applique from her -- go for it! That is the BEST advise I can give you -- anything you can learn from Jean - learn. She is truly a quilting Master.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Saturday BOM

Just a note -- for those of you that are doing the Saturday/Wednesday Block of the Month - the 3 inch Thangles have arrived and are in stock!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Quilter's Haven wishes all of you and your families a safe and wonderful July 4th of July Weekend!

Quilter's Haven will be closed on July 4, 2009 for the 4th of July Holiday. The store will re-open for business during normal business hours on July 5th.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! Quilter's Haven just got in Bo-Nash Iron Clean which says on the package it is "The easy way to clean your iron's surface." So, I tried it. It truly is.

The package contains 10 sheets and sells at Quilter's Haven for $3.95. I had an iron that had come in contact with the wrong side of some fusible web (and had some normal build up on it as well - OK a lot of build up) -- it was in serious need of cleaning - so I opened the package and took out what looked like a dryer sheet. The package says to heat the iron on high for one minute, put the sheet of iron clean on a paper towel (I used a scrap of muslin) and wipe the base of your iron over the IRON CLEAN sheet until the residue was removed. I was skeptical at first - then totally amazed. It worked and it worked wonderfully -the bottom of my iron shined like new. All I did was run my iron over this sheet a couple of times. No burnt fingers! I was really pleased at how well it worked for me. I would definitely recommend trying it -- you will find it on the notions wall at Quilter's Haven.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dog Days of Summer - in July

Quilter's Haven is carrying Loralie Designs Machine Embroidery Designs. Several of the Loralie Designs will be featured -- the first is the Doggie Dear Designs - a collection which contain 11 one color adorable dog designs. The designs are available in 2 sizes - a small and a large size option. A tote bag was made out of the small size and a quilt out of the large - stop in and see the samples and purchase the software (multi formated) to begin your own "dog gone cute" creation today!

NEW Saturday Sampler Block

The first block of the NEW 2009-2010 Saturday Sampler has been revealed! There is still time to join in this block of the month - pay your initial $5 and make this block - bring it in next month and you will get your next block kit FREE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Get a Grip!

Quilter's Haven just got in 2 new notions which will help you to "GET A GRIP" on your quilting projects.

For those "Digitabulists" (seriously, that is what people who collect thimbles are known as) Clover's Get a Grip Thimble is a perfect notion to add to your collection. This thimble combines a soft elastic material with a metal thimble cap. It is light and comfortable to use. Three sizes are available and there is a fitting guide right on the package (in other words, if your finger fits through the hole on the package that is the thimble for you).

The first thimble was made in 1695 in England and was made of a brass combination. The device was intended to keep needles from slipping and was known as a "thumb-bell" - it was worn on the thumb (the shape was like a bell, hence the name thumb-bell). Obviously today thimbles are worn on a finger and they are made from metal, leather, rubber, wood, glass and even china. There are even some rare thimbles which are made from diamonds, sapphires and rubies (although those likely will set you back more than the $8.95 for the Clover Grip and Protect Thimble). Thimble collecting is extremely popular in England and there is an annual "Great Exhibit" which showcases thimble history. Thimbles have been melted down for the metal (during war times), used for advertising, used to commemorate important events (like shop hops) and who can forget the miniature thimble that is one of the tokens in Monopoly.

Quilter's Haven has the Clover Protect and Grip Thimble on the notion wall as well as several other thimble styles - check them out!
The second "gripping" notion which has just arrived is "Grip-n-Grip" by Bear Thread Designs. This is a heat resistant non-slip surface which will hold your project steady and keep it in place. What can you use it for you might ask --- how about hooping embroidery projects, marking quilt tops, coloring or using paintsticks on fabric, tracing applique pieces, making quilt labels, signing friendship blocks - just a few ideas. The mat measures 12.5 x 18 inches and you will find it on the notions wall at Quilter's haven.

Monday, June 15, 2009

2009-2010 Saturday/Wednesday Sampler starts this week!

Quilter's Haven will kick off the 2009-2010 Block of the Month Sampler this week. The initial cost is $5.00 which will give you the fabric for your first block. Meetings will be at Quilter's Haven the third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and third Saturday at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. (except for September 2009 in which the meeting will be on the fourth Wednesday and Saturday due to the Quilter's Haven Retreat at the St. James Hotel) -- a complete listing of the dates and times can be found on the website under "Block of the Month." Bring in your completed block the next month and you will receive the fabric for the next block free! If you didn't get it done, you can pay $5.00 and purchase a block kit. You will get one free pass to use throughout the year. At the end of the year, Jean Graham will put the blocks together for what is sure to be a stunning quilt -- check out the fabrics in the blog entry below -- they are gorgeous! Call 651-322-7071 to reserve your spot for the Block of the Month program. Wednesday June 17 and Saturday June 20 are the first meetings!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

COMPLETED 2008-2009 Saturday Sampler Block of the Month

Quilter's Haven Owner Jean Graham has done it again!  She has taken the blocks from the 2008-2009 Saturday Sampler Block of the Month program and has set them in a stunning original Jean Graham design.  The completed quilt is on display at Quilter's Haven.  A limited number of finishing kits (which include the border fabric, the setting and chain fabrics and the binding) are still available - but supplies are limited - and when they are gone, they are gone! 


Starting in June of 2009 Jean Graham will be starting another Saturday Sampler Block of the month program!   She is back from Spring market and here is a sneak peak at the fabrics she selected and will be using for the 2009-2010 Saturday Sampler Block of the Month.  Stay tuned or check the website for more details!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bernina Promotion - Quilting with the Stars - June 1-15, 2009

Quilter's Haven in RosemountMinnesota wants to make you a winner and send you "Quilting with the Stars" (hopefully with one of the new Bernina 820's).   Stop in between June 1 and June 15 (2009) and register to win a Bernina 820 or an autographed copy of Alex Anderson's book "Machine Quilting."

Plus, take advantage of a great coupon savings offer (who doesn't love a sale or a coupon - so a coupon and a sale WOW!)  -- Save $10.00 on a Bernina purchase of $50.00 or more and Save $100.00 on a Bernina purchase of $1,000.00 or more.   

IDEAS of items on which to use your coupon:  A new Bernina sewing machine (we have many models to choose from - one is sure to fit your needs), a Bernina serger, Bernina machine feet, an embroidery USB stick, software, the My Label program, -- or how about the new Bernina Quilt Frame (stop by and see the one set up in the shop).  

Welcome to the Quilter's Haven Blog

Welcome to the new Quilter's Haven Blog.  We are excited to have our new blog set up and look forward to posting information about new fabrics, notions, events, classes, techniques -- we intend to let our creative spirit soar!   And, in doing so we hope to help you let your creative spirit run wild!

As you know, Quilter's Haven is located in Rosemount, Minnesota and is a quilt store designed for all of your quilting needs.  Quilter's Haven is also an authorized Bernina dealer.  Owner Jean Graham and her staff are always ready to assist you with all of your quilting needs and projects.

Again, welcome to the Quilter's Haven Blog!