Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Jean and her staff at Quilter's Haven wish you a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve.   And, remember - tomorrow is the annual New Year's Day SALE (starting at 10 a.m.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas from Quilter's Haven

Jean Graham and her staff wish you a wonderful and delightful Merry Christmas.  May the time that you spend with your friends and family be happy and joyous.  Hope that you get all of the fabric, patterns, notions and you want from Santa...and a new sewing machine if that is on your list....but mostly we hope that you enjoy the time with family and friends and have time to relax and enjoy the holiday season!    Merry Christmas.

And if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping (or someone hasn't finished for you...) here are a couple of things to keep in mind:  Quilter's Haven has gift certificates available that make wonderful gifts and Bernina has a year end sale going on right now that has tremendous deals on fabulous sewing machines!!!

Check out the website for a listing and more information about Bernina sewing machines....or stop in and let Santa Jean and her little elves help you out with your list (or help out those whose list you may be one....).

Quilter's Haven will be closed on December 24 and 25 in order to allow Jean and her staff time to also enjoy the Holidays with their families.

Merry Christmas.


Monday, December 19, 2011

New - Fast and Furious Book

Quick gifts galore! Table runners, place mats, baby quilts, tote bags and more! All of these projects use a quilt-as-you-go technique that really cuts down on your work time.   The book is available at Quilter's Haven.  A great gift or present for yourself -- one that will keep on giving you projects, ideas and inspiration all year long!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SALE - Bernina Demo Models -- GREAT Pricing just in time for the Holidays!!!

SALE - GOING ON NOW:  Bernina Artista Models 630, 635 and 640.   Demo Models have an additional 10 percent discount -- and a FULL WARRANTY!!  Use the $150.00 Hoilday Coupon for even more savings (48 month interest free financing through December 10th).  Once they are gone - they are gone!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lollipop Bags

This is a great new pattern that Jean just got -- Lollipop Bags!  Quick and adorable - a perfect Holiday gift (for other's or for yourself!!!).

Bernina Financing Special - 12/10

One Day Only - December 10, 2011 - 48 Months Special Financing

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

11-11-11 stands for today Friday November 11, 2011.  What a "cool" date that just makes you want to buy 11 fat quarters, 11 spools of thread and 11 patterns!!!!

11-11-11 also signifies an important day in national history - Veteran's Day.  It is a day that we remember and recognize those that have served our country and promoted and protected our freedom.

I think it is also worthy to recognize the efforts that Jean and many of the quilter's have taken in terms of national service.  Quilts of Valor is a program that Jean participates in and has worked tirelessly to put handmade quilts in the hands of veterans and soldiers touched by war.   Through donations by individual quilters and Jean and her shop, numerous pillowcases and quilts have been donated to the national program.   Check out the Quilts of Valor Website at

Quilts Of Valor Minnesota
Quilting Honor & Comfort For Our Wounded 

Participate at Quilter’s Haven
Join our QOV group every second Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Block Kits Available for $2, or request a free pattern
Pillowcase Kits Available for $8  
All proceeds used for QOV expenses.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

More to Come Soon

Okay - I owe all of you an apology with an explanation.  I love going to Quilter's Haven, seeing what is new, visiting with all of the wonderful staff members, and getting inspired and learning from Jean -- and then coming online and sharing some of that with all of you.   However, my lungs seem to be getting in the way of my love of quilting lately -- I had pneumonia in September, only to recover and mange to get double pneumonia in October and land in the hospital for 7 days....needless to say this has cut into my quilting fun....

I haven't had an opportunity to get over to the shop to photograph the block of the month blocks, see what is new -- or even hear all about market from Jean.   But, I promise you --- SOON....and I will SHARE...

In the meantime, let's talk about Winter.  Well the cool air is not something  my lungs love right now -- rumor is that there were snow flurries in the air last that means....


This photo does not do this quilt justice.  The quilt is in the shop and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!  This is a Stitch Connection Embroidery CD that has all kinds of fun snowmen and snowflake blocks on the disk -- all ready for you to put in your machine and embroider a beautiful winter quilt.   The CD also includes instructions for putting the quilt together and incorporating the designed.

EVEN BETTER:  Jean and her wonderful staff have "kitted" this quilt so the fabrics are all ready for you to begin the embroidery and finish the quilt.  Jean has the embroidery CD's in stock and ready to go home with you.

Sounds like a good winter project....I know that I must be recovering...because my thoughts are turning from how sick I feel to how much I miss Jean, her wonderful staff, all of you....and quilting!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Monday, October 3, 2011

October...Time to start thinking - Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner....we spent the weekend hanging pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons all around the yard and the house (all motivated by a five year old boy very excited for Halloween).   So, well costume decisions have already gone from a lion to Scooby Doo to a thing has remained certain - I LOVE this Halloween quilt that was made and is on display at Quilter's Haven,  The quilt measures 50" by 60" and is the perfect size for a holiday throw or quilt to hang on the wall.  The pattern is "Fab Five" by Abbey Lane.   The kit that includes all fabrics for the top and the binding are available for $41.04 (pattern extra).   Hmmm....time to head to Quilter's Haven....starting on October 3rd means there is a chance it will be done by the 31st.  Check out the sample - it is really cute!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kaleidoscope Quilt

Okay....this quilt is just is stunning in fact...and it is painted on the fabric.  That is just "too cool" and it makes me want to learn how this is done.   Shelli Ricci is teaching a class on this design on Sunday October 9, 2011 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Seriously - Shiva paintsticks and rubbing plates -- amazing!

Check out the website for more class details.  Call now to register (or get on the waiting list...since I suspect this class will fill up quickly).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cherrywood Fabrics

They have arrived....

Cherrywood Fat Quarter Bundles have arrived at Quilter's Haven!!!

Cherrywood Fabrics are hand-dyed fabrics that have the gorgeous look of suede.   Cherrywood Fabrics have perfected the look of graduations that inspire quilter's designers and wearable artists!!  The fabrics have a tone-on-tone texture that read as a solid fabric but project a depth and varied texture that give these fabrics a one of a kind look!

Cherrywood Fabrics originated as a cottage industry about 20 years ago by Dawn Hall (sadly, Dawn died in 2002 after a battle with cancer).  However, Dawn's ideas, inspiration and legacy continue today as the wonderful colors and textures of these fabrics continue to be produced according to the reputation for high-quality, deep colors and inspiring fabrics known as Cherrywood Fabrics.    

The best news is -- those fabrics are now available at Quilter's Haven.  The packaging of these fabrics is unique in that the fabric is bundled in what are termed "Eight Step Bundles."  What this means is that the color choices have already been made and are packaged with 8 fabrics each in a slightly different shade -- your project will have a beautiful, coordinated look - no matter how you choose to use these fabrics.   The bundles are arriving now -- so stop in and see the gorgeous bundles (right now we have fat quarter bundles in stock...).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back to the Farm Art Quilt

McKenna Ryan is very well known for her ability to take fabric and a pair of scissors and turn out a delightful art appliqué quilt.   "Back to the Farm" is a beautiful art quilt that blends the flair of the Midwest with delightful farm animals and scenic backgrounds.   Quilter's Haven has a limited number of kits available for this delightful quilt ($189 for the entire kit - a great price for a McKenna Ryan designed quilt) and there are also a few individual blocks available for sale.  Stop in to purchase or call to purchase now - when these kits are gone they will be gone! Limited availability.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

NEW - Thread Boxes

I love being in the shop when something new arrives that is fun and exciting.  Today as I was in the shop a box was unpacked that contained new thread holders -- ones with trays, tight closures and a handle!   Most of us seem to have as much thread as we do fabric - but keeping it organized and fresh can sometimes be a challenge.    These new boxes will house both the Isacord and the Aurofil threads -- we did a test run of both kinds to check!  The thread boxes contain two trays that can be removed to sit my your sewing machine or you can store those in a drawer.   The boxes are sturdy and made by Artbin.  Start your Holiday wish list now....or better yet, just come in and treat yourself to a new one now!! (the retail cost $32.00).

Monday, August 8, 2011

Block of the Month Block #2

Sorry I am so late getting these photos posted - but here are the photos of the current Block of the Month blocks:

Friday, June 24, 2011

2011-2012 Block of the Month

The 2011-2012 Quilter's Haven Block of the Month kicks off this week - June 2012!  Once again, Jean Graham is going to design a lovely sampler quilt that will unveil as the year progresses.  You sign up this month and pay an initial $5 - and you have your choice of lovely Stonehenge fabrics or black and whites (the kit will include red -- but you can purchase and opt to do your blocks in blue, yellow, orange, green or purple).   Complete your block and return the next month and you get the next block -- there is one free pass for one miss during the year and if you don't get your block done or miss more than one month you can buy back into the block of the month for an additional $5.00.

What better place to showcase the lovely blocks than here in the Quilter's Haven blog -- so, the first month's blocks (June 2011) are:

If you choose the Black and White option you can select to purchase fabric and substitute for the included son is a huge "orange" fan so I am doing the Christopher version and using orange!!

You can still sign up --- but don't delay --- call or stop in now!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Showers bring...A Rain Poncho!

The raindrops were falling lightly when I walked into Quilter's Haven the other day.  April showers.  As though it was meant to be - the first thing I saw when I walked in the shop -- a pattern by Indygo Junction for a "Partly Cloudy Poncho."  The second thing that I saw was a delightful array of wonderful fabrics that Quilter's Haven has PERFECT for a rain poncho.   Suddenly April showers might be lots and lots of fun....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Thoughts and Prayers...

This week owner Jean Graham lost her mother, Agnes Bergee.   Jean's mother, like Jean, was a kind, caring, compassionate and very special person.  Jean and her mother both shared a love for fabric, textiles, and quilting.  Jean and her mother were very close and this loss will be hard on Jean and her family.  The family service is this evening and the funeral is tomorrow.  Jean has always taken time to care for us - her customers and her quilting family - now it is time to show her that we care!  So - here's sending her our thoughts and prayers!
Jean with her Mom and sister Marie and Baby Brynne (my daughter)
December 2009

Agnes Bergee with Baby Brynne
Decemner 2009

Here is the obituary from the Star Tribune:

Agnes Rose Bergee 


Bergee, Agnes Rose age 89, of Edina. Born July 10, 1921, died April 1, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Almont; sister and brother- in-law, Mary and Edwin Zschetzsche; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Hildie Callanan. Survived by children, Jean Graham, Marie Ann (Danny) Andersen, Ron (Renee) Bergee, Mark (Barb) Bergee, Brian Bergee and Ruth (Michael) Jimenez; grandchildren, Shawn, Aaron, Melanie, Matthew, Rachel, Andrew, Ben, Mara, Mark, Luke, Ted, Aidan and Shewaye; great-granddaughter, Eve. Also survived by brother, Ben (Ethyl) Callanan; sisters, Alice (Sherman) Miller and Rita (Jerome) Windschitl; many nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly. Agnes was born in Springfield, MN to Edward and Rose Callanan. She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine. She received her Master's degree from Mankato State University. During her professional career Agnes worked as a home extension agent for the University of Minnesota, a home economics teacher and director of the Mother Infant Care Education program at North High School. Agnes loved teaching, sewing, gardening, music and nature. She was deeply devoted to her family and church and was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for 44 years. Agnes will be deeply missed. Visitation 5-8 PM Tuesday, April 5, Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. & Vernon Ave. at Hwy 100. Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 PM Wednesday, April 6, with visitation beginning 11:30 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave S., Edina. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Sleepy Eye, MN. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published in Star Tribune from April 3 to April 4, 2011