Monthly Archives: August 2011

Get em while they’re hot!

Check out the Fons & Porter website for the new Hoffman Fat Quarter Packs in 16 color combinations. Here in the office, we’re all fantasizing about the quilts we can make with these great little gems. Betcha can’t buy just … Continue reading

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Quilting makes a big showing at the Iowa State Fair

Nothing Compares is the theme of this year’s Iowa State Fair. How appropriate—especially if you know how unique our fair is, and especially if you are a quilter! The 4-H and open class areas were full of great quilts.  It … Continue reading

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Weekend of Valor Roadtrip

Marianne and Catherine Roberts visted the store before they set out to Huntley, Illinois for the Weekend of Valor, presented by Gazebo Quilters’ Guild.  The dates for the weekend are August 19th and 20th. Catherine is the founder of Quilts … Continue reading

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State-Fair-Themed Potluck

Today we had a state-fair-themed potluck at the office. The Iowa State Fair is famous for having foods on a stick, so many of us brought our own versions of “on-a-stick” foods such as butter, fruit, twinkies, peanut butter and … Continue reading

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Yes- you can take it with you!

With all of the fun techy devices that we carry with us, how would you like access to favorite quilting magazine any time, any place? Now, when you take your computer, tablet, or smart phone with you to visit your … Continue reading

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Quilters Take Manhattan: A Benefit for the Alliance for American Quilts

New Track Media, our parent company, along with Creative Crafts Group, Keepsake Quilting, Benartex, Aurifil Threads, AccuQuilt, The City Quilter, and Bumble Beans all sponsored “Quilters Take Manhattan: A Benefit for the Alliance for American Quilts” in New York City … Continue reading

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Canning and Quilting

As a new gardener, I found that laboring in the garden brings forth a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and weeds!  I am a big tomato lover, however, after eating and sharing tomatoes, my tomato creativity began to wane … Continue reading

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