Sunday, June 26, 2011


We want to shout out a big thank you to all of you for supporting our Hen House Open House this weekend!  We had a wonderful time and gave tons of tours!  It made us feel so great that you are all as excited as we are for this new adventure!  I thought I'd share some pictures and a little more about what's next...

Our "Hen House" logo designed by Karisa Hillman will be painted on the building in the upper left hand corner of this picture.  The boarded windows below will feature darling hens she created that will perch with their crafts and welcome everyone!  Didn't Windsor's Nursery do a beautiful job on our pots and hanging baskets?   WOW!!!  They are stunning!

This gives you a glimpse of our work room with a solid 5' x 12' work table with 16 plug-ins and plenty of circuit power for machines and personal irons.  You can see the foldout ironing boards in the corners that swivel 180 degrees for added convenience.  I have to say... Doug did an amazing job on our design walls - all 4 of them!   Although our awesome sewing chairs didn't make it here for the open house, they are scheduled to arrive Monday and will be here in the store for you to test and review!

We were so lucky to get a trunk show from Cluck Cluck Sew to display at our open house!  Allison is such a sweetheart and her blog is full of wonderful tutorials from car seat covers, to skirts, to camera straps, to fresh modern quilts... I could go on and on and on and on....  The red club chairs are perfect to sink into with your knitting or handwork!

I'm loving the cutting table that Jenele's husband Barry crafted for us!  It is the perfect height and just right for several cutting mats to be in use together. 

Lori decorated the apartment with rustic decor and it is just as cute as can be!  With a full kitchen, you can bring your own food, or choose one of our flexible food packages.

I know it's probably too small to see in this picture, but Doug (my husband) embroidered "the hen house" on our towels!  It earned him the nickname of "Jack" this weekend for being such a jack of all trades!  So, if you forget his name, just call him "Jack".  :-)

And last, but not least... these are the half dressed beds.  I didn't get the shams done in time for the openhouse, but hey...that just means the rooms will be even cuter when you get here!  Doug and Barry built these darling beadboard beds and we garnished them with solid cream quilted bedspreads and bedrunner done in a new line called Hometown by Sweetwater.  It will hit the store in August, but because everyone is already in love with it, we will be taking pre-orders beginning July 1.   Click the link to see the colors in all their splendor! 

Now, for the fun part... as a reward for reading this entire blog, you get to be the first to find out who won the doorprizes and what they won!

5 Moda Jelly Roll winners are:
Diane Willis
Stephanie Crumrine
Ann Roe
Rebecca Cress
Laura Yeaman

5 Moda Honey Bun winners are:
Shelley Steen
Lee McKinlay
Carolyn Krohn
Phyllis Fletcher
Collen Tilby

5 QuiltMania Magazine winners are:
Sylvia Lyman
Lori Toplife
Mike Strunk
Deanna Wheedleton
Susie Smith

5 Cluck Cluck Sew Pattern winners are:
Shylane Higgins
Dakota McEwen
Christy Gardner
Makenzi Oneida
Brenda Anderson

You can pick up your prize at the Quilt Barn anytime.  Thank you again for all of your support!  We appreciate you!

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