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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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Merry Christmas to everyone out there and safe travels to all. We are heading out to spend it with our families in Calhoun Co. but will be thinking of our friends here too. The shop will be closed Monday and back open Tuesday. See you then.

PS: We still have throw pillows, table toppers & wall hangings, baby quilt/soft book combo and hand made wood products. Have a great holiday.…

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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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Debbie’s West Virginia bird panel class picked back up after lunch.  We had one completed quilt top to exhibit and the remaining participants continued on with their work.  Machines were humming and conversations had died down as folks really focused on completing their beautiful work.  The variety of colors in the borders and sashing were amazing.  Reds, greens, blues, yellows and golds were all used.

Diana’s afternoon class was entitled “Conquer and Divide”.  In this class participants were asked to …

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We opened our second day of the retreat with lots of excitement and anticipation for the day’s classes. I love seeing everyone truly enjoying the class experiences. Things were going along so well this morning in Debbie’s class, folks simply broke out into song! Never mind all the laughter and joking we heard over in Diana’s class. There is just something so special about a group of people, who have come from all over, who love sharing their skills and …

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Just a quick reminder to everyone.  Tomorrow, 21 October 2017, Yellow Creek Quilters will be at the Marlinton Wellness Center (on our last day of the “Fall Into Quilting” event).  They will be on site to repair/tune up sewing machines and will be sharpening scissors.  They should arrive around 10:30 and will be here until everything is done!  We so look forward to seeing them and love the quality of their work.…

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It is always an exciting time in the shop when new fabrics arrive and boy, they have been arriving on a regular basis over the last couple of weeks!  We are working very to get these fabrics added to the website as quickly as they arrive.  Recently added fabrics lines include Studio E (Enchanted Forest), Henry Glass, Kim Diehl and Foust.  Please continue to check back on a regular basis as we update our inventory.  Hope to see you soon!…

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On our opening day of the 2017 Fall Into Quilting retreat, the day started with a heavy frost and some cold temperatures outside!  However, inside  the Wellness Center, the excitement was palpable.  Between greeting fellow quilters from previous years and introducing folks new to the retreat experience, friends catching up with each others lives, staking out table space, getting machines set up and picking up materials for the days classes, it was very exciting!

Diana class started their day with …

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Quilting and Stories – 10 – 12 November at the Yew Mountain Center

“Expert Pocahontas County quilter Debbie Walker will take you from start to finish on two keepsake quilting projects–a table runner and a throw. Take a break from your work with a relaxing walk through the forest or reading a book by the fireplace. Share stories with local quilters at our Saturday evening Quilting Show and Tell.” This will be an amazing time for all involved. I have …

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