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!