Thursday, August 23, 2012


Over a month ago I asked each one of my shop teachers to make a quilt block.  They were given a choice of  six fat quarters and to pick out two of their favorite fabrics for their block.  Some of the teachers made 3 or 4 blocks! 

Lydia Shelton brought them home to put all of the blocks together with this fantastic sashing.  They look gorgeous on point! Cindy Lloyd did the custom quilting and hand sewn binding.

Sew Katie Jean is now raffling off this quilt for $1. tickets.  The money raised will be donated to the Lincoln Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center.  I hope you come in soon to buy a ticket and help us celebrate our One Year Anniversary by supporting such a great local organization.

Here is a bit about them from their website:
Our goal is provide readily, accessible services at no cost to children, youth and families who need physical, emotional and/or mental health resources to improve their quality of life. By providing these resources and support, we will assist our youth in becoming a positive influence and contributing in meaningful ways in the schools, with friends and members of the community.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

holiday fabric cards

All week Sew Katie Jean is celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary!  And I do say  OUR.  For it is true that I do work in the shop myself, there are many talented hands and many wonderful hearts that make this {sewing} machine go.

On Wednesday, August 15 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm / FREE
Fabric Holiday Cards
No sewing machine required.

Make these faux quilted cards just once and you will be hooked! Our teacher will take you through each step to make these fun and beautiful cards, perfect for any occasion. This is a free class to celebrate my one year shop anniversary! Just buy your fabric at the shop, no sewing machine required. Kits available $3. Teacher: Arlene Irby

Friday, August 10, 2012

free class monday

It has been hot here in Lincoln!  Luckily I have great A/C in the shop.  So next week when you are planning to come to celebrate my anniversary, remember it's cool here.

On Monday, August 13 from 11:00 - 1:00 you can learn how to make this table runner in a jiffy.  The fabric kit is $7.85 and the instruction is free.  Just remember to bring your sewing machine with you.

And remember to bring some extra cash to buy raffle tickets for our beautiful quilt.  Money raised will be going to the Lighthouse Resource and Counseling Center.  And you just might win!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

birds and bees

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous fabric!  It just arrived in my shop.  Gorgeous (yes I do love it so). I wasn't sure how my quilters would receive it.  They love it of course too.  We already have a quilt in progress and a class date to set.

I have managed to set aside a few fat quarters for myself.  You know that Yellow Brick Road pattern.  I can see it now made up in the beautiful purples and aquas of Tula Pink.