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.