Well, we have not written a blog post in forever. Sorry about that! It has been a very busy year.
We just celebrated our 14th shop birthday and decided to add in yarn after many yarn folks have asked us about yarn over the last few years.
Soooo……we shopped for yarn over the last few months, made and plan, closed the shop for two days last week to move things, freshen up the paint (thanks to Taffy) and price and put out the yarn that has come in so far. Take a gander at the pretty yarn in our pictures. We have more coming this fall.
The IQ crew sometimes runs a little wild when picking out shop samples and our takes on the new Legendary pattern from Elizabeth Hartman is a perfect example. Both Leslie and Mary decided to have a go at making the floor pillow size from the pattern with dramatically different looks.
First up is Prairie-squatch, Leslie’s version, which uses the new Little House on the Prairie calicos from Andover Fabrics:
Leslie used different florals for the tree, Sasquatch and binding but the best touch may be her fussy cutting of the background. Yes, she positioned little Laura Ingalls running from Sasquatch!
Not to be outdone, Mary decided to go with a holiday version of Legendary: Santa-squatch:
She used a Timeless Treasures white-on-white print of snowflakes for the background and created a Santa hat from a scrap of red fabric and some white fleece, which is appliqued to the head of her yeti (you know, the snowy cousin of Sasquatch. After quilting it, she added red beads and an angel pin to the Christmas tree:
Which version is your favorite? Don’t forget you can stop by IQ and see both versions in person!
The Georgia National Fair will be here before we know it! Now’s the time to get those quilts ready to enter in the annual competition.We are happy to again be a drop-off/pick-up location for the Georgia National Fair. It’s one of our favorite annual events to attend and we love seeing all the quilts and other exhibits on display. Several of our employees and customers have won prizes and ribbons through the years — will you be next?
Quilts can be entered in several categories: Small Quilts, Medium Quilts and Large Quilts. Within each category are nine divisions: 100% cotton quilts; appliqued; embellished; embroidered; first-time quilt; hand quilted; mixed techniques; pieced; and whole cloth. Entries are grouped by experience level — novice, intermediate, open and youth — and there are even options for groups who’ve collaboratively made quilts.
Ribbons, prize money and bragging rights are on the line! Head to the Georgia National Fair Home Arts & Fine Arts page for the link to the entry form and category details. Quilt entries need to be dropped off at Intown Quilters by the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 30th (we close at 6 p.m. that day).
We have created a new blog at wordpress since our old blogger blog was compromised and no matter how many times I changed passwords and asked blogger for help in stopping the spammers, we kept getting horrible posts on the blog.
This will be our new blog, so keep track while we start making it fit our IQ style.