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Guess who is coming?  That’s right!  Calhoun County’s very own Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, will be on the road and bringing her “Fractured Pinwheel” quilt” class to the Grantsville Senior Center (125 Durst Court, Grantsville, WV) on Saturday, 28 July 2018, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Join us to learn how to create a “Fractured Pinwheel” quilt.  Bring a lunch.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  Your supply list is as follows:  …

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The 2018 Eight Rivers Quilting Party (formerly known as the Pearl S Buck Quilting Party) will be held in Marlinton, West Virginia on 2, 3 and 4 August 2018.  Classes will be held at the McClintic Library, 500 8th Street, Marlinton, WV.  Classes will consist of three one-day workshops with experienced teachers.  A Reversible Crazy Tote by Dawna Jo Cook is scheduled for 2 August, Welcome to the North Pole by Linda Adams and Sherry Hudson on 3 August and …

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New fabrics have been added again this week.  Fabrics from Studio e, Timeless Treasures, and Tula Pink are now included in the inventory.  Please take a look and feel free to share this post with others!  Happy shopping.…

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As you continue to develop your skills as a sewist and/or a quilter, your collection of fabrics will (hopefully) continue to grow to epic proportions!  Having a fabric stash is a funny thing.  When you begin a project, you peruse your stash to see what you might want to use and, for me, it is never anything from my stash.  A new project requires new fabric because THAT fabric is for my stash.  It reminds me of a cartoon I …

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We have added new fabrics to our website this morning.  Collections from Henry Glass – Flowers of Provence, Shadows and Sunshine, and Coffee Escapes, to name a few.  Studio e fabrics include Peppered Cottons and Heartland.  Please take a few moments to look around my website and be on the lookout for other new fabrics to be added very soon!

Happy Sewing!…

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The second annual “Spring Into Quilting” retreat, sponsored by Artcents’ and DebAnn’s Fabrics was held 4-5 May 2018, at the old Campbelltown school in Marlinton, West Virginia. By all accounts, it was a great success!  As class participants arrived they were warmly welcomed by Diana Beverage and Debbie Walker, this year’s instructors.  Friends greeted friends and newbies were introduced around the room.  Folks focused on getting their machines and areas set up, selecting some refreshments and enjoying catching up with …

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This is your supply list for May’s mystery project.  You will need:

Your sewing machine and notions

Coordinated fabrics in the following amounts:

1 fat eighth

½ yard

1 charm square (5 ½ x 5 ½)

1 charm square ( 5 ½ x 5 ½)  (this will be your center)

3/8 yard

1 piece of scrap fabric large enough to make two 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles

One 9″ zipper

1/3 yard of fusible interfacing

See you on 26 May …

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On Saturday, 28 April 2018, Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, hosted an old fashioned quilting bee (thanks to a grant from the Calvin Price Foundation) from 10 am to 2 pm at the recreation building at Watoga State Park.  Participants were from all over Pocahontas County and from as far away as York, Pennsylvania.  With a fire blazing in the large stone fireplace, beautiful sunny skies outside and the smell of food warming in the kitchen, the setting for …

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Painting on fabric!  No one had any idea what this month’s mystery project was going to be.  With “one half yard of white, washed and ironed (no starch) fabric” being the only item on the supply list, everyone seemed quite perplexed in trying to figure out what we would be doing today!  Well, it didn’t take long for Debbie to bring everyone up to speed, sharing a variety of completed projects she had previously done with fabric paint.

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In order for you to have time to mark your calendars, we wanted to send out a reminder that the “2018 Spring Into Quilting Retreat”  will be held 4 and 5 May, at the Old Campbelltown School (same venue as last year).  Class information, material lists and times are being formalized.  Brochures will be going out within the next two weeks and we will provide another update as soon as everything has been formalized.  Can’t wait to see everyone again …

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We had changed the date for the quilting bee from 24 March to 21 April 2018; however, due to a scheduling conflict, we have changed THAT date to 28 April 2018.  Again, the hours and venue remain the same.  So make sure to update your calendar!  AND just to recap for those of you who might have missed the original post…

“In an effort to preserve the quilting process and the lost art of hand quilting, area quilters are invited

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We have changed the date for the quilting bee from 24 March to 21 April 2018.  The hours and venue remain the same.  So make sure to update your calendar!  AND just to recap for those of you who might have missed the original post…

“In an effort to preserve the quilting process and the lost art of hand quilting, area quilters are invited to participate in an old fashioned quilting bee on 21 April 2018, from 10 am to

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In an effort to preserve the quilting process and the lost art of hand quilting, area quilters are invited to participate in an old fashioned quilting bee on 21 April 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Watoga State Park recreation building.  This rare event (thanks to a Calvin Price grant) is open to anyone, including young adults, wanting to gain experience in hand quilting.  There is no charge to attend and donations are welcomed.  The large quilt

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We have something “new” for 2018!  It’s called a “Mystery Project of the Month!”  Starting in March 2018 and running through August, on the first week of each month, you will visit the website to get your supply list for the upcoming month’s project.  Obviously, this list will vary from month to month based upon the project selected by the guest instructors.  Some of the projects will be crafts, some will be quilting and some will be a little …

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Here we are, balanced at the precipice of 2017 and 2018!  Can you believe?  I guess lots of us use this time to reflect on our accomplishments from the previous year as well as plan our projects for 2018.  I came across a Instagram entry this morning from a quilter I had not had the pleasure of meeting before.  On Kim’s website this morning, My Go-Go Life, she has put together a most comprehensive list of Block of the Month …

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It’s that time of year when the rush to create and/or complete holiday projects begins.  It doesn’t mean, however, you have to feel stressed.  Friends and family appreciate the specialness of handmade gifts.  Anyone can order online gifts or pop into a store to pick something up, but to think of “that” person and create something special just for them, there is nothing like it.  I will confess…I have this little routine in the morning.  Before anyone else gets up, …

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

 

History of Small Business Saturday

First observed in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and …

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We will be holding a “pre-inventory” sale, 15 – 30 November 2017.  This is to make way for new fabric arrivals.  We will have a large selection of fabrics reduced to $4.00 per yard.  Bundles and precut kits will be $5.00 off!  Please do not wait until the last minute (why would anyone wait???)   Fabrics will be going out of the shop quickly!

Just a reminder to my walk-in customers.  The shop will be closed 23 and 24 November and …

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The last day of our quilt retreat was busy and busier!  Debbie’s class was a “Stacked Pinwheel” lap quilt.  It was, according to our infamous instructor, a complicated looking project but very easy.  From the look of concentration on everyone’s face, I wasn’t so sure about that statement but, nonetheless, the results were stunning!  As you can see, from the smiles on everyone’s face, they had a marvelous time!

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The culminating event of our annual fall quilting retreat is our drawing for a grand prize.  During last year’s 2016 retreat, participants were asked to bring and donate one quilt block for each day of participation.  Those blocks were then pieced together by Debbie Walker (on the right) and quilted by Diana Beverage (on the left) to make a beautiful quilt for some lucky winner.  This year’s lucky recipient was Ann Myers.  Ann’s response to winning?  “Oh my gosh, I …

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Join our 2018 BOM (Block of the Month) club and break up the process of sewing a quilt into a manageable, monthly adventure.  Perfect for beginners and hobbyists, BOM quilt kits are an easy way to create beautiful family heirlooms.   BOM quilts are a fun and affordable way to stay on top of your sewing and enjoy the hobby you love.  They are also a great way to stick to a quilting project. Before you know it, you will have …

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