Perseids Meteoric Tablerunner

February 19, 2013  |  Free PDF Patterns  |  2 comments

Inspired by the recent meteor landing in Russia, here is a shooting star tablerunner created in shades of winter and shadow. Download the pattern for free at http://phoebemoon.com/patterns/free-patterns.htm

 

A Gift for Boxing Day

December 26, 2012  |  Free PDF Patterns  |  Comments Off

Today is Boxing Day!  Traditionally, it is a day when employers give gifts to staff but lately it has become the day when everyone returns stuff:-))  I have decided to celebrate it by giving YOU a gift – a free pattern called Sandy Hook Angels.  I hope it is something you won’t want to return. Click here for the pattern.

Quiltbug Special for 12/12/12

December 12, 2012  |  Contests & Mysteries  |  Comments Off

About the New Years Day mystery… the cutting instructions are here: http://quiltbug.com/free/bobbins.htm. Let me know if you have any questions!

Fall into Autumn at the Quiltbug Shop!

October 11, 2012  |  New in the Shop  |  Comments Off





Quiltbug.com

If you've got the bug, we've got the cure!

Hello and welcome back! This is the Quiltbug News and Views list, an occasional newsletter telling you about the events at the Quiltbug Shop in Esperance NY. Be sure to bookmark http://quiltbug.com/Shop/Shop-News.htm to see the latest updates between newsletters.

 

Sound the Retreat!

Kris is preparing for the 14th Annual Quilting Retreat held Oct 26 – 28 at Frost Valley in Claryville NY. She will be teaching five different methods of building a Log Cabin block. These methods include both traditional and faux methods as well as foundation or paper piecing and using specialty rulers. This is the ideal class for new quilters, or quilters who want to improve their skills. Topics will include learning color value; accurate cutting and piecing; and experimenting with
design. Expect to see lots of samples!

This is a more of technique class than a project class. However, we will be giving you patterns and ideas for your test blocks, so bring fabric you like. In addition, there will probably be enough time for you to complete a project in your preferred technique. Bring fabric for that project or plan on purchasing one of our kits. (The Quiltbug will also be vending at this retreat, so you will be able to purchase yardage if you prefer.)
Call Carmel at (845) 985-2291 x 205 to register.


Always something new…

 


Free Shipping
Click on the underlined hyperlink below the picture to go to the page where the fabric is sold.  As always, orders over $100 get free shipping! You can always find our latest fabrics, patterns and notions listed on the Just Arrived page.
 

 


Christmas Spirit Quilt
Shop Events
(click here for the descriptions)

  • October 4: Four-Part Beginner Class starts
  • October 5: Friday Freebie: Tea Time!
  • October 12: Top Off Day (see below)
  • October 13: Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot
  • October 20: Christmas Spirit Finishing Class

 

Falling into Autumn!

Here are some great patterns that celebrate the season.  For a complete list, click here.

 

CeCe's Inspirational Challenge

CeCe wants to know: What inspires you?  Do you find inspiration in a bible verse or a meaningful quote?  Maybe you find inspiration in the color of your garden or the sparkle in a child's eye.  Wherever you find that inspiration, CeCe wants you to put that feeling into cloth!

 

Here's the challenge:  You must purchase one of our scrap bags of (40) 5" squares for $10 and use at least four of the fabrics in your project. Your project can be ANY quilted item of ANY size, but it must be finished. For example, your project can be as small as a paper pieced potholder or as large as a king sized quilt. The only requirement is that it must represent your inspiration.

 

To enter the challenge, e-mail us a photo of your project no later than November 10. Include your name, address, phone, email, and be sure to tell us your inspiration. Just for entering you will receive a $10 gift certificate. Voting will take place from November 11th through the 24th on a web page set up for this challenge.

 

Voting will only be based on how well your challenge project represents your inspiration.  It will not be based on technical perfection, so don't worry about perfect points.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun:-))

 

On Sunday, November 25, we will be announcing the winner.  The prize is $100 cash, just in time for the holidays!  If you are local and can bring us a project to display during voting week, we will give you an additional small gift.

 

To order a CeCe scrap bag, visit our Kits page.

Top Off Day

Robbie Sutton, the owner of Pieceful Hollow Designs is at the shop every other Friday to accept your top and review options with you.  That's Top Off Day:-)) If you can't make it on that day, you can leave it at any time and pick out a quilting design from her design book. Robbie will call you when your quilt is done, and you can pick it up here any time.

 

This is the part of the newsletter….

Where I ask you to consider Liking us on Facebook.  But you don't have to do that to see the postings!  Just check on http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom from time to time.  The big picture at the top will one that a generous quilter has shared with me and allowed me to post. Feel free to scroll down and look at the pictures and ideas that I have posted.
 

If you would like to join the Facebook Fan Club, click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom.  Then  click or hover over the 'Liked' button (beneath the cover photo) and activate the 'show in news feed' option.  You can also text "fan Quiltbugcom" from your mobile phone to FBOOK (32665) .
 

If you would rather not join Facebook, you can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/quiltbug.  We post the same information to both.

 

Until next time,

 

Enjoy!

 

Signature Kris Driessen

 

 

 

PS – please see the picture at the bottom of our online newsletter,

http://quiltbug.com/Shop/Shop-News.htm
.  You will finally learn
what is causing all those wonky blocks!

CeCe’s Challenge Has Begun!

October 3, 2012  |  New Ideas  |  Comments Off






Quiltbug.com

If you've got the bug, we've got the cure!

Hello and welcome back! This is the Quiltbug News and Views list, an occasional newsletter telling you about the events at the Quiltbug Shop in Esperance NY. Be sure to bookmark http://quiltbug.com/Shop/Shop-News.htm to see the latest updates between newsletters.

 

CeCe's Inspirational Challenge

CeCe wants to know: What inspires you?  Do you find inspiration in a bible verse or a meaningful quote?  Maybe you find inspiration in the color of your garden or the sparkle in a child's eye.  Wherever you find that inspiration, CeCe wants you to put that feeling into cloth!

 

Here's the challenge:  You must purchase one of our scrap bags of (40) 5" squares for $10 and use at least four of the fabrics in your project. Your project can be ANY quilted item of ANY size, but it must be finished. For example, your project can be as small as a paper pieced potholder or as large as a king sized quilt. The only requirement is that it must represent your inspiration.

 

To enter the challenge, e-mail us a photo of your project no later than November 10. Include your name, address, phone, email, and be sure to tell us your inspiration. Just for entering you will receive a $10 gift certificate. Voting will take place from November 11th through the 24th on a web page set up for this challenge.

 

Voting will only be based on how well your challenge project represents your inspiration.  It will not be based on technical perfection, so don't worry about perfect points.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun:-))

 

On Sunday, November 25, we will be announcing the winner.  The prize is $100 cash, just in time for the holidays!  If you are local and can bring us a project to display during voting week, we will give you an additional small gift.

 

To order a CeCe scrap bag, visit our Kits page.


Always something new…

 


Free Shipping
Click on the underlined hyperlink below the picture to go to the page where the fabric is sold.  As always, orders over $100 get free shipping! You can always find our latest fabrics, patterns and notions listed on the Just Arrived page.
 

 


Christmas Spirit Quilt
Shop Events
(click here for the descriptions)

  • October 4: Four-Part Beginner Class starts
  • October 5: Friday Freebie: Tea Time!
  • October 12: Top Off Day (see below)
  • October 13: Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot
  • October 20: Christmas Spirit Finishing Class

 

 

Sound the Retreat!

  • Oct 26 – 28 14th Annual Quilting Retreat
    Frost Valley
    , Claryville NY.   Call
    Carmel

    (845) 985-2291 x 205 to register. Kris will be teaching five different methods of building a Log Cabin block. These methods include both traditional and faux methods as well as foundation or paper piecing and using specialty rulers. This is the ideal class for new quilters, or quilters who want to improve their skills. Topics will include learning color value; accurate cutting and piecing; and experimenting with design.

    This is a more of technique class than a project class. However, we will be giving you patterns and ideas for your test blocks, so bring fabric you like. In addition, there will probably be enough time for you to complete a project in your technique. Bring fabric for that project or plan on purchasing one of our kits. (The Quiltbug will also be vending at this retreat, so you will be able to purchase yardage if you prefer.)

Top Off Day

Robbie Sutton, the owner of Pieceful Hollow Designs is at the shop every other Friday to accept your top and review options with you.  That's Top Off Day:-)) If you can't make it on that day, you can leave it at any time and pick out a quilting design from her design book. Robbie will call you when your quilt is done, and you can pick it up here any time.

 

This is the part of the newsletter….

Where I ask you to consider Liking us on Facebook.  But you don't have to do that to see the postings!  Just check on http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom from time to time.  The big picture at the top will one that a generous quilter has shared with me and allowed me to post. Feel free to scroll down and look at the pictures and ideas that I have posted.
 

If you would like to join the Facebook Fan Club, click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom.  Then  click or hover over the 'Liked' button (beneath the cover photo) and activate the 'show in news feed' option.  You can also text "fan Quiltbugcom" from your mobile phone to FBOOK (32665) .
 

If you would rather not join Facebook, you can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/quiltbug.  We post the same information to both.

 

Until next time,

 

Enjoy!

 

Signature Kris Driessen

 

 

 

 

It’s Talk like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2012  |  New in the Shop  |  Comments Off
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Quiltbug.com

If you’ve got th’ bug, we’ve got th’ “Where’s The Grub!” cure!

“I Be Cuttin Off yur Nose!” Ahoy an’ welcome back! This be th’ Quiltbug News an’ Views list, an occasional newsletter tell’n ye bout th’ events at th’ Quiltbug
Shop in Esperance NY.  Be sure t’ bookmark

“Ahoy, Me Hearties! ” http://quiltbug.com/Shop/Shop-News.htm
t’ see th’ latest updates
b’tween newsletters.
 

Com’n “Curse Th’ Powder Chest!” Soon:

‘nother CeCe’s challenge!  I’ll tell ye more bout it soon, but
in th’ meantime start think’n bout what inspires ye.

 

This Friday an’ Saturday in th’ “Ye Scurvy Dog!” shop

“Nancy-Pants!” We be hav’n an Adopt-a-Bolt sale!  Ye will save 25% off th’ booty when
ye finish any bolt in th’ store.  We have lots o’ blistering skinny bolts that need
unseaworthily new homes – an’ some fat ones that would make great back’n.  Belay by on
th’ 21st an’ 22nd fer great savings!

 


“Blimey Thats Good!” Always someth’n
blunderbustingly new
Free Shipping

“Yo-HO, me hearties!” Click on th’ underlined hyperlink
below th’ picture t’ go t’ th’ page where th’ fabric be sold.  As always,  orders o’er $100 g’t free “Or Cheap!” shipping!
Ye can always find our latest fabrics,
patterns an’ notions listed on th’
“Blimey That Smells Foul!” Just Arrived
page.

“I Likes The Cut Of Your Jib Matey!”
“Hands Orf Me Booty!”

Shop
Events
(click “Slap me with a fish!” here fer th’ descriptions)


  • Lil Monster Pencil Case
    September “Dead men don’t bite.” 20: Schoharie Breadbasket Tablerunner
  • September “Heave Ho!” 26: Drop in Sew’n or Knitt’n
  • September “Parrot Strangling Slops Barrel!” 28: Top Off Day
  • October 4: Four-Part Beginner Class starts
  • October “Skullduggery!” 5: Friday Freebie:

    Lil Monster Pencil Case
  • October “Three Sheets To The Wind!” 13: Machine Quilt’n wi’ a Walk’n Foot

“Fancy Scallywag!”

Sound th’ Retreat!

“I Be Cuttin’ Off Your Peg-Leg” Retired “Walk Yon Plank An Be Quick About It!” Teach’n Quilts

Well, “Fish Breathed Waster!” really, unseaworthily old quilts. When I teach, I take quilts wi’ me so people can
actually examine them aloft close.  As ye might expect, it’s a bit blunderingly hard on
th’ quilts so I do change them ere so often.  Th’ quilts that I have fer
sale were me teach’n quilts that have done their duty. Do nay expect them t’ be
perfect!  These quilts be best described as loved.  They be on
Ebay “Blast My Onion Breath!”
this week
.

 

“Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?” Top “Up The Jolly Roger With Ye!” Off Day

Robbie “I Needs Ya Gold!”
Sutton, th’ owner of

Pieceful “Blow Me Pants Off!” Hollow Designs
be at th’ shop ere other Friday t’ accept
your top an’ review options wi’ ye.  That’s Top Off Day:-))  If ye
can’t make it on that day, ye can leave it at any time an’ pick out a
quilt’n design from her design book. Robbie
will call ye when your quilt be done, an’ ye can pick it aloft here any time.

 

Me “Stab That Waster!” Dog Won a Prize!

(Yes, I know this has noth’n t’ do wi’ quilt’n.) I entered her picture in a
contest at

http://littlehousebigheart.com/
an’ she won a doggie treat!  Th’
picture be taken at a local campground on their Hallow’n weekend.  She be
th’ one wear’n th’ giant bow.

Monas Winning Picture

 

This be th’ part o’ th’ “Tha Old Sea Dog!” newsletter….

Where I ask ye t’ consider Lik’n us on Facebook.  But ye don’t have
t’ do that t’ see th’ postings!  Just check on

http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom
from time t’ time.  Th’ blastedly big picture
at th’ top will one that a generous quilter has shared wi’ me an’ allowed me
t’ post. Feel free “Hide ye Treasure Mate!” t’ scroll down an’ look
at th’ pictures an’ ideas that I have posted.

If “Blow Me Down!” ye would like t’ join th’ Facebook Fan
Club, click on this link:

“Stab That Crustation!” http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom
.  “Skullduggery!” Then  click or ho’er o’er
th’ ‘Liked’ button (beneath th’ co’er photo) an’ activate th’ ‘show in news
feed’ option.  Ye can also text “fan Quiltbugcom” from your
mobile phone t’ FBOOK (32665) .

If “Blimey Thats Good!” ye would rather nay join Facebook,
ye can follow us on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/quiltbug
.  “Bilge-Sucking Scum!” We post th’ same information t’ both.

 

Until “Ye Landlubber!” next time,

 

Enjoy!

 

Signature Kris Driessen

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Slap me with a fish!”

Summer Sale at the Quiltbug!

June 20, 2012  |  New in the Shop  |  Comments Off

Yes, we have New Fabric!

 

Quilt Fabric

Civil War Miniatures

Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop

Time to Harvest

Alice Putnam Civil War Reproduction Quilt Fabric

Alice Putnam

Tonga Batik Quilt Fabric

Tonga Batiks

Jungle Quilt Material

It’s a Jungle Out There!

You can always find our latest fabrics, patterns and notions listed on the Just Arrived page. 

 

Shop Events
(click here for the descriptions)

  • June 22: Top Off Day (see Kit Club below)
  • June 23: (class full)
  • June 26: Drop-In Sewing or Knitting
  • June 30: Charming Lil Twister Placemat

 

 

Kit Club!

We love it when people bring in their finished quilts to show us.  It’s inspiring!  To help you finish that quilt, we have a kit club.  Buy three kits and we will quilt a top of similar size for free!  It doesn’t have to be a top from one of the kits, it just has to be similar size to the kits and you must purchase the batting and backing from us. Services provided by Pieceful Hollow Designs. Please note that some of the kits have backing included in the price.

 

You can see our premade kits at http://quiltbug.com/fabric/kits.htm but any pattern can be kitted.  If you don’t see what you would like on that page, give us a call. We will work with you to create the perfect quilt kit.

 

You don’t need to buy a kit to drop off a quilt to be quilted.  Robbie Sutton, the owner of Pieceful Hollow Designs is at the shop every other Friday to accept your top and review options with you.  That’s Top Off Day:-))  Robbie will call you when your quilt is done, and you can pick it up here any time.

 

Summer Sale

Did you read this far?  Good for you!  We are expecting many, many bolts of fabric over the summer and need to make room for them.  So, just for a few days, we are reducing the price on over 100 bolts of fabric to $4 a yard. The sale starts NOW at http://quiltbug.com/fabric/sale-fabrics.htm 

 

 This is the part of the newsletter….

 

 Where I ask you to consider Liking us on Facebook.  But you don’t have to do that to see the postings!  Just check on http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom from time to time.  The big picture at the top will one that a generous quilter has shared with me and allowed me to post. Feel free to scroll down and look at the pictures and ideas that I have posted. 

 

 If you would like to join the Facebook Fan Club, click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom or text “fan Quiltbugcom” from your mobile phone to FBOOK (32665) .

 If you would rather not join Facebook, you can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/quiltbug.  We post the same information to both. 

 

Until next time,

 

Enjoy!

Signature Kris Driessen

 

 

New Fabric!

June 7, 2012  |  New in the Shop  |  Comments Off

If you ever go into a quilt shop on a hot summer day and the owner looks a bit confused, it could be because some holiday fabric just arrived! 

 

We just received a shipment of Winter Magic and Witchy Poo (http://quiltbug.com/shop/just-arrived.htm), which means we have to put more fabric on sale.  Check them out at http://quiltbug.com/fabric/sale-fabrics.htm

New Clues in our Super Sunday Mystery!

February 5, 2012  |  Contests & Mysteries  |  Comments Off

Here is Clue Two:  http://quiltbug.com/PDF/April-Breeze-2.pdf and Clue Three: http://quiltbug.com/PDF/April-Breeze-13.pdf.  For the March Winds variation, visit http://quiltbug.com/free/april-breeze.htm

Our Super Sunday Mystery is in progress!

February 5, 2012  |  Contests & Mysteries  |  Comments Off

The cutting directions and first clue has been posted at http://quiltbug.com/free/april-breeze.htm.  This is a relatively easy quilt, but it sure is interesting when it is done!  If you are having trouble following along, the cutting directions are here: http://quiltbug.com/PDF/April-Breeze-1.pdf and the first clue is here. http://quiltbug.com/PDF/April-Breeze-2.pdf