Sunday, April 1, 2012

What's Happening in the Local Quilting Community

Bolts to Binding has moved into their new space at 930 Wible Road, where JM's Just for Children used to be. The crew is still working on putting up walls and decorating, but the primary part of the shop is ready for business! Our guild had a sew-in at the shop yesterday, and the new classroom space is huge! There are lots of windows and natural light, two cutting areas, and two ironing areas. It was wonderful to spread out and enjoy our sewing time together! We were delighted to see that the shop is now carrying several colors of the Moda Bella Solids, as well as some Northcott solids in delicious, saturated colors. When I asked the shop owner, Jeri, about getting more of the Bella Solids, she said she has 20 new colors on order! The shop also carries the full line of Stonehenge by Nortcott Fabrics and wide backings to match, a variety of novelty prints, batiks, sewing bags, notions, and more! Bolts to Binding is the local dealer for Pfaff sewing machines and the AccuQuilt cutting system. Our guild sew-ins are held at the shop on the odd months of the year.

Strawberry Patches is the oldest quilting store in the area. Suzanne is always on the look out for new trends and ideas, and the shop is brimming with inspiration for a variety of projects! The shop carries most of the Moda lines, as well as a good selection of novelty prints, batiks, Japanese fabrics, Minky, and a very large selection of Kona solids. You'll also find a great variety of trims to spiff up any project! Strawberry Patches is the dealer for Bernina sewing machines, Koala Sewing Cabinets, and the Slice cutting system. All of our regular BMQG meetings are held at the shop on the third Saturday of the month, and we meet there for our sew-ins on the even months of the year. 

Announcement taken from the shop's blog: 
"On April 6th & 7th we will be celebrating Strawberry Patches' 27th birthday by having a party and sale with 27% off all purchases*. This is our way of saying thank you for your friendship and support. We hope you'll join us in the store or on line for this sale. For on line orders, just say "Happy Birthday" in the comment box and we'll take 27% off your order at the register. Sale excludes: Sewing machines, sewing machine service, sewing furniture, blocks of the month, custom work and classes. Limited to stock on hand - no special orders or presales please."

The Best of the Valley Quilt Show is April 13th - 15th. You can find details on the show website.

Happy stitching,

BMQG President


  1. Hello Lynn! I met you in Strawberry Patches the other day, and did not realize that the next meeting was so soon! I will make a point of being there for the next one, so excited to meet everyone.

  2. Hi, Christine! So glad to have met you! Our next meeting is on April 21st, from 2:00 - 4:00, at Strawberry Patches. Our sew-in will also be at SP this month on the 28th, from 10:00 - 4:00. You can bring anything you want to work on. Hope to see you again soon!