Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Quilts

Here are two really fun Christmas quilts (you can stop by the store to see them in person!)
(sorry blogger keeps turning the photo on its side)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winners of the Ribbon Trim

since only two people entered you will both win one yard each! The names of the winners are Steady and Wendy (if you could send me an email quiltbarn(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and which color you would like, we can get that out to you!) thanks so much for entering and stay tuned for one more giveaway next week!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The giveaway winner

will be announced tomorrow, sorry for the small delay!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Giveaway #2!

Here's the details: 
In the comments answer this question: What would you make with this trim (pictured above)?

You could win: 1 yard of either (your choice if you win) the Brown or Burgundy Organza Rose Trim made by Lauren Brooks (roses can be cut apart and used individually)

The Rules: One entry per person *make sure to include your email to contact you if you win. 
Open to US Residents only
The giveaway will be open for comments until November 25, 2010 until Midnight Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be selected by random number generator and winner will be announced Friday, November 26th.

Stay tuned for the rest of November for more fun giveaways!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And the winner of the Quilt Mania issue is...

and the winner said:
Congrats to SewCalGal (expect an email from us later today to get your shipping info)! On Monday will be giveaway #2!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Open House this Saturday!

It's a Party at the Quilt Barn!
Please join us on Saturday for free educational demonstrations, Holiday specials, and hot dogs!
We will have doorprize drawings throughout the day and welcome you to sit down and "test drive" a Janome Sewing Machine.
See you on Saturday, November 20th!

$100 Gift Certificate Winner!!!

The winner of the $100 Gift Certificate at our event last night was...



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's time for a Giveaway!

Here's the details: 
In the comments answer this question: If you were attending a Black Friday all night event what project would you be working on/sewing? 

You could win: The latest issue of Quilt Mania (issue No. 79)
(*sorry the picture is sideways, blogger keeps rotating it)

The Rules: One entry per person *make sure to include your email to contact you if you win. 
Open to US Residents only
The giveaway will be open for comments until November 19, 2010 until Midnight Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be selected by random number generator and winner will be announced Saturday, November 20th.

Stay tuned for the rest of November for more fun giveaways!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Staff Picks Tuesday

A few times a month, a member of the staff will be sharing one of their current favorite lines/item in The Quilt Barn. Jenele is up first and is currently loving the Life's a Hoot Collection by AdornIt. Come in and see this fun and lively collection in person along with several project samples like a purse and baby booties!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Boston Lounge Pants Pattern

 Hi, everyone, KZ here. I wanted to share my pattern for the "Boston" Lounge pants (click the link and it will take you to my blog where I have all of the patterns along with size chart and instructions for the lounge pants available). These are the lounge pants that are in the current front window at The Quilt Barn. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just arrived

new Moda jellyrolls, charm packs, layer cakes, etc.  in the Fandango collection by Kate Spain and the Spirit collection by Lila Tueller. 

New thread collections by Amy Butler (Love and Soul Blossoms) and Kaffe Fassett (Stones and Circus). The four collections of 100% cotton thread, each contain nine 200 yard spools in a reusable box. These are great for all types of sewing (machine, hand piecing, or quilting).

Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Quilt Kits

The Petite Fleurs from Fresh Figs *limited quantity available. 

Maddy & Max, a Zan Taylor Design *limited quantity available *includes backing

Thursday, July 22, 2010

When it rains...

Dorothy, we're not in Kansas anymore! When they say thunderstorms, they mean it. We drove down to New York last night, and was caught in a doozy. Trees were falling, branches were scattered all over the road, and lightning was striking everywhere.

The rain was coming down so hard, we had to pull over for a bit. The water filled the entire road and ran above the curb and gutter to flood the sidewalk. I have to admit, as the cars crawled through the deep water, Amy and I thought it would be fun to go "puddling" and see just how much spray a tiny Kia can make! We may have done it just a couple of times... :-0

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Amy and I are in New Jersey this week becoming "Janome Certified". So, far, after 2 days of intense training, we are so happy with decision to become a Janome Dealer and are excited to come home and show you all the amazing features unique to the Janome line!

Monday we spent the day learning all the amazing features and functions of the brand new Horizon 7700. I am now fully convinced that this machine can also be called Lexi, because it is the Lexus of all sewing machines!

The accufeed system feeds the fabric through the foot and feed dogs in perfect sync, making the decorative stitches come out perfectly every time. I'm also extremely excited for the release of the Quilt Binding Foot next month. I watched it with my own eyes - it can bind a quilt in 1 step! And... the first photo shows the size of the monogram stitches - a full 7mm!

Yesterday, we were introduced to the world of embroidery. Since it was the first time either of us had ever embroidered in our lives, the rest of the class was convinced we'd been living in a cave. We are giving them such a great first impression of Idaho! ;-) Today, we are off to certify on the Digitizer software to create and customize our own embroidery images. With any luck, we will have the Quilt Barn logo embroidered on anything and everything by next week. Just kidding!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Spearmint Quilt


The Spearmint quilt is a variation of the Woodland Delight Quilt Pattern by Paula Prass (a free download from her blog)  I used scraps from making the quilt top to create the stripes in the backing. You can download a sheet showing how I made the quilt top and backing here: The Spearmint Quilt. All prints are from Amy Butler and the solid is Tarragon from Robert Kaufman. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Have you entered?

Here's how it works:
1. Purchase a copy of Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.

2. Use any currently available Layer Cakes and/or Charm Packs from Moda Fabrics and make any quilt from the book Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.  *Contestants may enter as many quilts in this contest as they like. Each quilt must be accompanied by a separate completed and signed entry form. 

3. Each quilt must be delivered to The Quilt Barn by closing time on July 31, 2010. “Finished” means bound and quilted (either by the contestant or someone else), with a label and hanging sleeve. The completed and signed “Schnibbles Contest Entry and Publicity Release Form” must be attached to the quilt. 

4. All contestants’ quilts will be displayed in the shop for everyone to enjoy. The Quilt Barn will have a contest (*check for the details about the local contest at the store) to select one winning quilt from the entries submitted to their shop. Martingale & Company and Moda Fabrics assume no responsibility for the outcome of local shop contests. Each local winner will become a finalist in the overall competition. 

5. One finalist will be selected by viewer’s choice vote and photos of that quilt will be submitted to Martingale & Co. by August 16, 2010, for the overall competition.

6. Winners of the overall competition will be selected September 15, 2010, and will begin receiving their prize shipments in September!

For more details, entry forms and contest rules come and see us!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Laundry Line Bag

A free pattern for you from The Quilt Barn and kzjo'studio! This bag is great for keeping your clothespins in reach while hanging laundry, you can check out the finished bag in our store front window. 

You will need to download both of these in order to make the bag. (*to download- click the link above, click download now, wait about 20 seconds for the Download file now to appear and click to finish downloading.) 

   Also, feel free to add photos of finished projects to The Quilt Barn Flickr Group and/or the kzjo'studio Flickr Group. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stunning beauty...

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would have never believed that you could make a wedding dress with the long arm quilting machine! Carissa Zanella of Hillbrook Studio, designed this pattern for the Statler Stitcher (our computerized quilting machine). Her award winning gown is truly breathtaking! If I started beading now, do you think I could make one for Halle by the year 2030? I've got 20 years, I better get started!

Classes are wrapping up today in Columbia, Missouri, where I've spent the last 3 days learning how to design and digitize quilting patterns, and tips and tricks to make your quilts even more beautiful with my Statler. I can hardly wait to get home and start "playing"!

Monday, May 31, 2010

A new chapter...

I can't believe Logan graduated from High School this weekend! Whether I'm ready or not, here comes a new phase of life for Doug & I. It's so odd to think that he'll be off to school soon and starting a new chapter in his own life. How will he ever make it without me micromanaging his decisions? ;-) Who am I joking? He cut the apron strings a long time ago and he can hardly wait to enter "the real world" where responsibilities are minimal and freedom abounds! I asked my sister how long it takes after they go off to college that they begin to realize how good they had it at home. She said, "About 2 weeks, when they run out of underwear and get tired of ramen noodles." Since Logan has been doing his own laundry for years, and is an impressive sous chef, I may not hear from him for months! :-O

Friday, May 21, 2010

New from Primitive Gatherings...

Primitive Gatherings has a new book out that is absolutley delicious! From wool penny rugs and pin cushions, to quilts that make you drool, "Summer Gatherings" is packed with so many projects, you won't know where to start! Couple it with JoAnn Mullaly's new book, "Wool Crazy", and you'll be in project heaven. If you like primitive and/or crazy quilts, this is a must have. Take a peek at her blog How amazing is that??? Both books are now available at the Quilt Barn!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lucky Jelly Roll Winner!

Blog Follower "cheriewmeservy" has been drawn as the lucky winner of a Moda Jelly Roll! Congratulations and keep following the Quilt Barn as we award winners on June 1st and 15th!

Sale Fabric List...

I promised I would post a list of all the Fabric Collections that just hit the sale wall, so here goes... I hope I get them all! $4.50/yd Min. 1 yd cut, finish the bolt and get it for $4/yd.

MODA: Arcadia, Objects of Desire, Miss Jump's Scrap Bag, Tranquility, American Primer, Mary Engelbreit's Recipe for Friendship, Heritage Collections for a Cause, Portobello Market, Recess

Christmas & Halloween Fabric by multiple manufacturers, Windham Basics, Hoffman Meadow Dance, Serenity, Michael Miller children's prints, Red Rooster Retro Children's Prints, among others!

Flannel: Moda Cuddle Cloth Flannel and Alpine Flannel prints are all just $2.99/yd

May 15 - May 22nd only!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Modern Flair

Denise Schmidt is one of my favorite designers and I just love her new pattern, Stacking the Odds. Great for beginners and experts alike, this pattern has templates for each shape to make piecing a breeze. You can make it any size - we chose queen and were thrilled with the results. Using the new Big E Group fabric by Michael Miller, the quilting has big psychadelic swirls and screams modern!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good job lil' sis!

My little sister, who is more commonly referred to as "Coach Hansen", completed her very first quilt! Her team couldn't believe that she went to a quilting retreat, but little do they know that her big sister (yours truly) has reeled her in and she is hooked on this fun, new creative outlet. This quilt is a new pattern and fabric by Sweetwater for Moda. The fabric is called "Make Life" and the pattern is "Make Life Sweet". What a great graduation gift - get the kit online or in the store for $79.00 and let us quilt it for you for just $35!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Merging my hobbies

Before my life at the Quilt Barn, I used to love to make greeting cards. I wanted to send some thank you notes to the good people at Moda who provided such an amazing retreat for me last weekend. I used some Steam A Seam lite and ironed it to the back of my charm pack squares, then went to town with my scissors. After playing with almost every decorative stitch my machine can muster, TA-DA... here are the results. I had "sew" much fun making these cards from a new charm pack by Fig Tree called "Fresh Cotton". I met Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts at the retreat and she is just as sweet as can be. The Quilt Barn is so excited to introduce Fig Tree Club this summer!

needs and wants...

Halle loves the new Freebird fabric by Moda and she tells me she "needs" a new skirt. She's obviously using the word "need" VERY loosely, because I make her a skirt from every other fabric line that hits the store! How can you not when Pink Fig gives you such a piece of cake pattern (The Girly Skirt) that wastes no fabric? With this skirt, it is less expensive to sew one than buy it in the store. And how fun is it to have an original!

Friday, April 9, 2010

It was a beautiful day in Dallas, Texas, and I spent the day learning from Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts, Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage, and Susan Fuquay of American Quilt Retailer. Let me tell you, their creative talent was inpiring! Doug played a sympathy card to win a new "Slice" - a cutting machine that is AMAZING! He wrote on his entry card, "I deserve to win the Slice because... since my wife won't let me use her scissors with the flowers on the handle, I am left with no way to cut my applique shapes." So, as if Doug doesn't get enough opportunities to get in touch with his feminine side by simply working at a Quilt Shop, he now owns a pink cutting machine! One of my favorite things about visiting Moda is their "lab", or their version of the perfect Quilt Shop. It is always decked out in adorable quilts, projects, and displays and inspires me to make my shop more beautiful. As soon as I get somewhere with a faster internet connection (this hotel internet is almost as fast as Morse Code), I will post a slide show for you to drool over!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Moda's Warehouse

Today was AMAZING! Doug and I arrived at Moda's Headquarters, here in Dallas, Texas, and had the opportunity to tour the warehouses... thats right, I said warehouses. They have 3 huge buildings that house their facilities. Fabric arrives on huge 150 yard rolls and are rolled onto the bolts you see in the store on a machine like this one. It is amazing how fast they can empty 150 yards onto bolts!

We also were lucky enough to get a sneak peak in the design room. :-) Fabrics currently in the "design" phase, will hit stores in January 2011. The first picture is a fabric line from a brand new Moda designer. More sneak peaks tomorrow.....stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quilts Baby!

Jenele has been busy sewing these ADORABLE baby quilts from Linda Kopp's book, "Quilts Baby". This book has 12 patterns from simple to advanced and is perfect for a new "Mom to be" or "Grandma to be"! Kits will be available soon at the Quilt Barn and online

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saturday's Doorbuster Special...

Our last Doorbuster to celebrate National Quilting Day is...

25-50% off All Quilt Kits
30% off all Home Dec. fabric, Oilcloth, Canvas & Twills
(great for bags and purses!)

We have lots of fun new kits to choose from! Plus, all Batiks, Flannels, and brushed cottons are still 20% off. See you at the Quilt Barn!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday's Doorbuster!

Think Spring! Today's doorbuster special is all about fun spring florals. All Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Valori Wells, and Anna Marie Horner Fabric is on sale - buy two yards, get one FREE. Mix and match with 1 yard cuts and pick out beautiful fabric for your spring projects! Find full lines of Amy Butler's Daisy Chain, Midwest Modern, and Midwest Modern II ( as well as full lines of Heather Bailey's Pop Garden and Bijoux ( at the Quilt Barn.

Love the new "Make Life" fabric!

I'm loving the new Moda Sweetwater fabric line... "Make Life"! Check out these pillowcases - what a great graduation gift!

Thursday Doorbuster

Take your pick from these two snuggly baby quilt kits today for only $29! They both have a touch of minky on the front for extra softness. Kit includes the pattern, and all materials for the top and binding. Add minky to the back for an extra $15. Also available on the website

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Doorbuster!

Today's Doorbuster Special is Jelly Strip packs. Each set includes 21 strips in a variety of fabrics from the same fabric line. Jelly strips are 2 1/2" x 45" and are perfect for any project! This pack is the equivalent to 1/2 of a Moda Jelly Roll and is on sale today for just $12.00! Come see us at the Quilt Barn or order online Live close by and don't want to pay shipping? Choose "willcall" as your shipping option and we will hold it until you can pick it up!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday Daily Doorbuster

Tuesday, March 16th only - ALL precut FAT QUARTERS are only $1.99! No limit :-) Come in early to get first pick... and then tell ALL your FRIENDS!

The first day of our Doorbuster sale was great! It was fun to see so many of our friends in the store. Thank you for supporting local business - we appreciate you!

Don't forget to check the blog every day for a new Doorbuster special!

Monday's Doorbuster Deal

Saturday is National Quilting Day, and we are celebrating ALL WEEK! Each day, we will post a new "Daily Doorbuster" special. Monday's special is...

Over 100 selected patterns on sale for just $4.99!
Today only - while supplies last

In addition to the doorbusters, we will have Flannel, Batiks, and Brushed Cotton on sale 20% off all week.

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come Sail Away

March 20th is National Quilting Day and we are going to celebrate! Watch the blog and your e-mail for more details. :-)

This cute little quilt and table topper was made from Moda's new "Nautical & Nice" line. Kits are available at the store and soon to be online.

Our website re-design is almost complete! We will kick-off our "new" site with crazy online deals, so be ready. Kick-off begins the week of March 22nd!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I "Heart" Valentine's Day!

Jenele made this adorable Valentine Banner to hang in your home, office, or school! Kits are available at the Quilt Barn for Just $15

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's Day!

A big huge THANK YOU to Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt for sharing her ADORABLE valentine quilt pattern with us! Pick up a kit today, or order a kit online, and get started on yours just in time for Valentine's Day!

Baby Doll Bunting

I just love Moda's Bakeshop - they just keep the fun free patterns coming faster than I could possibly make all the adorable projects! For Christmas, my daughter received some baby twins. She wasn't really sure about having a boy doll, so he often was ignored and left in the stroller while she played with the girl twin. After making this cute little baby doll bunting out of some flannel scraps, he is cuddly and A-OK to play with! Find the free pattern at Moda's Bake Shop (click here).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The WONKY Craze!

I don't know when I've had more fun with my sewing machine! All credit to Jacquie at Tall Grass Prairie Studio, I have become a huge fan of WONKY! Wonky houses, trees, blocks, name it. I guess I love that you don't need a pattern and there is no wrong way to do it. Each block is absolutely unique and even if you use the same fabrics as someone else, your quilt is going to look completely different. If you're ready to jump out of the box and try something new and different, sign up for our first class in the 2010 Wonky series and make your own wonky block quilt on Saturday, Jan. 23rd!

LOVE it!

Join Jenele on Wednesday, January 27th from 6-9pm, to make this adorable Valentine's Day table runner by Jacquelyn Gering of Class is $25 and includes all materials (including backing, batting, and binding) Too cute!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Zan Taylor's newest arrival...

Our Zan is so talented! Her newest pattern, "Filbert" is now available at the Quilt Barn and online This adorable machine applique quilt makes such a great baby gift. A kit with the pattern, top, and binding is $65.

Save the Date!

The annual Kimberly Library Quilt Show will be held January 16-31st at the Kimberly Public Library. To display a quilt in the show, bring it to the library on January 16th.