Monday, May 27, 2013

mom's birthday

Last weekend I was in Portland, OR with my mom, Donna, and sister, Mary.  Mary has a quilt shop in Minnesota, Quilter's Eden. She is the one that I now blame/thank, for my opening Sew Katie Jean. I also have a middle sister, Judith.  We three are closer now than ever ~ I love my sisters!

Our mom is going to be 80 year's old in January. We are throwing her a party.  I don't think she knows that just yet! sshhh :)  And she needs the perfect gift.

We decided to make her a quilt!  Each one of us will make 3 quilt blocks a month. One block to go to mom's quilt, one for ourselves, and the other goes to the other sister. Judith sews, but doesn't quilt.  She has made one block already, and gets a few lessons from Mary along the way since they both live on the east coast.

We decided to use only fabric by Bonnie and Camille from Moda.  Each collection goes together so perfectly, that we will have a lot more fabrics to choose from.  I want to share with you my quilt blocks that I am making.  And since I am a bit behind in making my one a month I will be posting at least two a month!

So look for my Gram Quilt tutorials.  Each quilt block that I will be using will be based on something different about my mom.  I hope you will be inspired to quilt along with me!

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Did you know that we had 388 Pillowcases for Soldiers come through the shop last month.  It was such a fantastic feeling to see so many people work together to make these wonderful gifts to our military.

This is a picture of my son's Boy Scout Troop #745.  A bunch of girls and moms came out to help us sew that night too! I had such a good time and was so proud of my oldest actually sitting down at the sewing machine for the first time.

So if a 14 year old boy can make a pillowcase then so can you!  We meet the last Wednesday of every month for a FREE Sew Night at SKJ.  If you can't make it next week, mark your calender and make it for next month.

Wednesday, May 29
6:00 - 8:00 pm / FREE
Teacher: Katie Trott

Friday, May 10, 2013


There are classes galore coming up in the shop.  For just one way to follow our class schedule (besides coming into the shop, or being on our email list) is to follow Sew Katie Jean on Facebook.

Saturday, May 11
Convergence Quilt
10:30 - 1:30 pm / $30.
Teacher: Kathy Hilton

Saturday, May 11
Quilting 101
2:30 - 5:00 pm / $25.
Teacher: Lydia Shelton

Saturday, May 25
T-Shirt Quilt
10:00 - 12:00 pm / $25.
Teacher: Cindy Currier

And there is always more to come.  We love to teach any kind of quilting and sewing.  Plus we just love to see you learn something new!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

two fat quarters

It's the perfect time for you to update your wardrobe
with a little bit of color and fun.

Let's make the Infinity Scarf together.
All it takes is two fat quarters!

Friday, May 10
3:00 - 4:30 pm / $10.
Teacher: Tessie Takehara

Come by the shop or call to register {916} 209-3930