Jelly Roll Race

Come join a group of quilters for a fun day.  We are going to have a jelly roll race.  We all start with a 40 piece 2 1/2″ strip jelly roll, sew them together and end up with a full size quilt top without borders.  Yes, it is race for those who are competitive but those who are not just have fun.  March 12th, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm at the McClintic Library Marlinton.  Bring a sack lunch.

Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

Shop Featured in Local Newspaper – May 28, 2015 – Suzanne Stewart – Staff Writer – Published on: April 1, 2015  Customers at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro peruse fabrics in the new section of the store. Owner Deb Ann Walker said she had to expand the store to accommodate her customers’ needs. Three-and-a-half years after first opening its doors, Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro has expanded its business – in square footage and products.

Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

To celebrate the completion of the expansion, owner Deb Ann Walker held an open house Friday and Saturday.

Walker opened the business in 2011 when she saw a need in the community for quilting and sewing supplies.

“I got tired of having to travel every time I needed to finish something I was sewing, so I decided we needed a place close to get supplies,” Walker said.

In the beginning, she just sewed, but being around the quilting supplies and skilled quilters of Pocahontas County led Walker to join the crowd.

“I didn’t quilt until I started this,” she said. “I thought it was a lot harder than it is, as far as cutting out all the pieces and everything. I’ve learned different types of things and styles.”

Along with selling fabric, designs and notions, the shop has an accuquilt cutter which uses dies to cut patterns.

“You can cut a lot of stuff at one time,” she said. “It’s a lot easier to cut out a quilt. We can cut out a quilt for people in about forty-five minutes. It can cut through ten pieces of fabric at once.”

The shop has also started a Quilt Block of the Month Club.

“It’s $25 for the first month – that gives you your first two blocks and the instructions for all of them,” Walker explained. “Then you come back every month and get two new blocks and I give you quick instructions, and you take them home. You get them completely cut out in the colors that we have. When you’re finished, you have twelve blocks that coordinate so you can put them together in a quilt.”

During the open house, Artcents owner Diana Beverage, of Edray, and Bonnie McLaughlin, of Droop, discussed the styles of quilts they make.

Beverage designs her own quilts and uses a machine to make intricate details, while McLaughlin was taught by her mother and grandmother to hand quilt – a skill she has honed for the past 30 years.

Members of the Yellow Creek Quilters were on hand with scissor sharpeners and sewing machine cleaning supplies.

There was also a drawing for several door prizes. Winners were: Cheryl Dean, Bonnie McLaughlin, Brenda Mann, Suzanne Stewart, Josh Barkley, Cheri Hawkins and Sue Hollandsworth. The grand prize winner was Shirley Hutchison. Hutchison won $50 off a quilt from the Yellow Creek Quilters in Calhoun County.

Deb Ann’s Fabrics is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located just off Rt. 219 in Hillsboro and is part of Burton Enterprises.

You can view the original posting of this news article on the official Pocahontas Times website:


Basic Quilting

No matter what kind of quilts you choose to make, there are some basics you will need to know before you begin. You will need to have some basic tools, a few skills and the time and inclination to carry your quilt to completion. Using the methods and hints given in this section, you will be well on your way to making a quilt that will make your family proud.

Whether you are a real beginner (never sewn before) or a seasoned quilter (made 20 quilts already), a quilt from this series will call out for you to pick up your fabric and shears and get busy. It won’t matter if you create every project by hand or if your sewing machine is your best friend; most quilt patterns can be adapted to either method. Have fun being creative as you begin quiltmaking.

Before purchasing tools or fabrics, take an inventory of what you have on hand.  Find a portable storage container for necessary items. Ideas include plastic storage containers, zippered bank bags, jewelry bags and more. Survey friends and fellow quilters for recommendations. Try out their tools first.


Our Fabrics & Products

Deb Ann’s has over 1’500 bolts of fabric in all arrays of colors, including collections of Henry Glass fabrics. There are many colors of quilt backing in 54″ and 108″. Most 45″ fabrics are at a reasonably priced and average below $7.00 a yard.

The Accu-Quilt cutting system available to cut your quilt pieces and/or sashing, which will help you get to creating sooner. There are many matched packs of fabric ready to start a quilt or project. Lots of single fat quarters and fat quarter packs, 1 yard cuts and fat 1/8 the ready to match up.

Also available at Deb Ann’s is handmade crafts and quilts. Deb Ann performs mending that includes; hemming, custom baby quilts, diaper bags, elastic repairs and more. Mending jobs are subject to refusal upon inspection.

Block of the Month Quilts

Join our 2017 BOM (Block of the Month) club and break up the process of sewing a quilt into a manageable, monthly task. Perfect for beginners and hobbyists, BOM quilt kits are an easy way to create beautiful family heirlooms. Choose from a seasonal design or one of the quilt patterns exclusive to DebAnn Fabrics. Start sewing one—or two—block of the month quilts from DebAnn Fabrics and before you know it you’ll have your finished quilt. Quilt clubs are a fun and affordable way to stay on top of your sewing and enjoy the hobby you love.

BOM of the month clubs are a great way to stick to a quilting project. Before you know it, you will have a complete quilt that you can be proud of! Ward off a quilting slump by joining  our BOM club and gain new quilt techniques along the way.

The 2017 Block of the Month Club is set to start in January 2017. Sign up for one BOM or both, if you are up for a real challenge!  By the way, signing up for both blocks gives you a $10.00 discount!  You will receive four blocks per month, with complete instructions, for $30.00 per month.  All blocks are pre-cut, too!  What’s not to love about that?  We are asking you sign up by 15 December 2016, along with your January payment.  Please note, we will happy to mail them anywhere in the continental United States.  Additionally, this year, we will have a dedicated Facebook page where you will be able to post your blocks, questions and progress.