here and meet Ivory--QuiltSmiths' most loyal employee. If you'd like your own
furry friend there are rescue organizations for most breeds. If you love Goldens,
as we do, check out Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue at
tvgrr.com, or Memphis Area Golden
Retriever Rescue at magrr.org. You'll be glad you did.
Both sites have links to national rescue groups.
Fabrics - Here are just a
few of our favorites. We hope you'll see some
old favorites as well as some new pieces for your personal stash. New fabrics will be offered each week as we
receive new items, so check back frequently.
Essay - The Difference
between Chain Store Fabrics and Quilters' Grade Fabrics
By Jim Salinas of Moda Fabrics
Machine - QuiltSmiths now offers beautiful heirloom
quilting! Drop by our shop and see the samples.
Email Us -
is the address to join our mailing list, send us your comments, or ask us questions.
Classes - Check out our
class schedules and come join the fun.
- Relax and get a cup of coffee and enjoy the show.
Here are a few of the beautiful and unique quilts from our friends.
Newsletter - We will update
the newsletter monthly, or as we have news you need to know.
Check our Web site from time to time to see what's happening.
Books - Our
best selling book " Even More Quilts for Baby" is available. The patterns
in the book have easy to follow instructions in color.
Notions - Along with the
basic "gotta haves" we will offer some new tools to make your quilting easier,
more accurate, and more fun. We will review
new products and report our findings in upcoming newsletters.
our fabric, we offer FedEx shipping for about what you'd pay for Priorityl mail or UPS
ground service with others.
& Patterns - Try this at your next workshop!
F.Y.I. (What you need to
know about copyrights)
our list of basic tools to see if you are ready to quilt.
Life is good, and the reports of our demise are premature.
E-Mail Katie if you have any questions at
October 10, 2010
Last Friday Nights -
On October 29 there will be no Teen Sewing Night because Katie will be in
Houston at Quilt Market. See you in November.
October 5, 2010
QuiltSmiths staff will be teaching a class on the construction of t-shirt
quilts. The class is being offered through the City of Germantown Parks
and Recreation. Classes will be held at the Pickering Center just west of
Germantown High School at the Equestrian complex on Poplar Pike. Classes
are from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Germantown residents can sign up at the
Parks and Recreation main office on West Street. There is a required kit
that includes supplies to turn your memorable t-shirts into a beloved quilt of
memories. Tools are available for purchase from QuiltSmiths, or you can
borrow ours for the classes with returnable security deposit. We urge you
not to buy inferior chain store tools for this project. The results you
achieve will be noticeably better when you utilize professional grade tools.
March 1, 2010
Now available at QuiltSmiths™,
beautiful baby quilts that are expertly made from our new, premium 100% cotton
quilting weight fabrics and new cotton batting. Just the thing for a new
baby when you don't have time to DIY. Prices begin at $75. Come see
the available selection.
|TIES THAT BIND™
|Volume 11, Issue 1
April 27, 2010
Greetings and welcome to QuiltSmiths™ Ties
That Bind™©, the sporadic by nature newsletter.
We have a very special announcement. Rita, with help from
Katie and our friends Dawn Young and
Mary McKim have published Rita's Five of Hearts™ quilt pattern, her first
original, published pattern. It is now available in the shop and by mail
order as a pattern by itself for $9.00, and as a pattern and pre-printed
interfacing kit for $29.50.
Here is the finished prototype quilt, with Ivory
posing. Such a good doggie, and doing well after her health scare last
spring. Remember to give your dogs vitamins D and A. Sorry, got
distracted. Rita's Five of Hearts™ quilt pattern is a machine or hand
applique pattern that uses Quiltsmart™ pre-printed interfacing. As you can
see, it makes a very fun quilt and is very versatile as regards different styles
of fabric. And of course, Rita is teaching classes here at the shop in
case you want to learn from the creator herself.
We have some new fabrics and invite you in to
see them. One of our best sellers is Minkee, the softest, most cuddly
fabric ever. We have soft pink, soft blue, soft yellow, lime green and
aqua. If you use Minkee as a backing for your quilt you do not need
your thoughts, inquiries, and suggestions to,
info@QuiltSmiths.com so that Katie can handle them.
have a complaint, a comment, or a kind word, drop me an e-mail at
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and solely responsible for the contents above.
"QuiltSmiths" and the Double Wedding Ring based device and logo, as
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™ and © 1999 - 2010.
We offer a 10%
student discount on class supplies for our traditional adult quilting classes. You can be sure that our fabric is first
quality, 100% cotton quilting fabric. Even if you are a beginner, start with
quality quilt shop fabric. Quality fabric is so much easier to work with, and
produces a superior finished project. We invite you to read the “Quality Essay”
by a recognized fabric expert by following the link at the top of the page.
I encourage you to
use “the good stuff” for your quilt projects. From the time we began
QuiltSmiths, way back in December 1999, our goal as a business was to promote and teach
the art and craft of quilt making so as to continue the legacy of those who came
before us. Since then I’ve observed that working with fabric, whether sewing,
quilting or other needle work is truly therapeutic. How wonderful that we can
make something beautiful and full of love that also comforts us in the process
of creating, as well as in daily use. -