Tuesday, October 25, 2016

So...... Happy New Year, Happy New Projects

2016 is well behind us, now and we've been meeting each month at Annie's Sewing in Covington each FIRST Thursday of the month. This is an open  'sit n sew' for all to come and enjoy.

If you are interested, stop by Thursday, March 2 and see for yourself how open and light-filled this workspace is and meet some of the participants.

If you are READY TO JOIN in, bring your project, a sack lunch and drink and $10.00. We start showing up around 9:45 and stitch til around 2:45 in the afternoon. 

Don't forget to bring a Show n Tell..... we've been seeing some impressive quilts and it's so much fun to see what people have been producing.

GSQA is gearing up for Seminar and there are still seats available for taking classes. Here is the link to learn more about the different classes offered this year.

Seminar is March 15 - 18 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport location in Kenner.

AND.... We're BACK!

Yes, it's true..... Bright Hopes Quilting in Mandeville, LA has officially come to an end, now. It's been a great 13 year odyssey which Pearl began with no plan other to last 5 years and take it from there.

And every year on our anniversary, we celebrated another year in business, good friends & company and so many lovely quilts.

 Sew Many Quilts!!!!!! 

We have loved seeing bolts of fabric transform into stunning quilts and get to know the people who made this magic happen.

We hope we helped quilters learn new techniques, try new fabric combinations; you know, basically venture farther from the comfort zone. Life is learning.

Now, just because the door has closed doesn't mean windows can't be opened and with this in mind, we want to let people in our area know that we who were a part of Bright Hopes Quiling INTEND to stay active in the quilting arena here locally and hope to meet up with you as the months go by. We've got a lot of catching up on quilting to do!

Just so you know, we have some of our terrific samples available for sale on our new Etsy Shop Page, too!

If you would like to stay in touch or show us how your quilt turned out, please go to our Bright Hopes Quilting Facebook page, join or follow us to get occasional updates and meeting details. 

Please, please, please,  Post your photos on our page so we can see what you're up to. Stay in touch, please, by all  and every means.

 We're going to miss YOU most of all.

When the www.brighthopesquilting.com page goes silent, you can always check back here and on Facebook to see what's happening. So, Link us on your Web Browser, and see what's cooking with the Bright Hopes Quilting Crew!

Thank You For 13 (!) Marvelous Years.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Class Schedule for July and August 2016

Here you go!!! A new roster of classes and descriptions for you to look over.

If you see something you like, drop by and sign up. We'll have the supply list ready for you.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Christmas In July Comes Early to Bright Hopes Quilting

We're still 10 days away from July but we're already stocked up on some beautiful Christmas Fabrics here at Bright hopes Quilting.

Moda and Robert Kaufman Fabrics produce some gorgeous bolts every year and this selection is down-right scrumptious.

Here is the Flourish panel for 2016. It measures 24" x 42".

and just a few of its "friends" in the collection.

Those ornaments are so stunningly realistic!

Now, fom Moda, here are just a few more to tease you with:

North Woods by Kate Spain

and Holly Night

You can find all these fabrics and much more at the shop AND over at our new Online Store, open 24 hours a day... we never sleep!

Shop with an easy mind knowing our encryption system keeps your credit card information secure and we ship all orders through the USPS.

If you can't make it to the shop, we'll come to you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The launch-date is one week away now and we are ramping up our decorations around the shop to reflect the summer-long event.

Beginning June 21, we, and all participating shops, will be handing out a free pattern to make this 9.5" x 36.5" row. We are also selling kits to make this row with the fabrics you see here. The pattern is in the kit. 
Now, here is the deal. Yes, the pattern is free for the asking but we will only give out one pattern per customer. We cannot, by rules we agreed to conform to, give you an extra pattern for a friend or relative who was unable to come into the shop.

Please keep in mind that we are creating and giving away our artistic endeavors and all we ask is that you agree to the rules under which we do this.  

We ask that you do not make copies of our pattern and give them away. 

Ok, with that out of the way, here's the good stuff: If you are the first person to bring in a COMPLETED quilt, you will win our fabulous Fat Quarter bundle of TWENTY-FIVE (25) (!)  gorgeous batiks. 

​When we say completed, we mean it has to have at least 8 rows, be thoroughly quilted, edged the binding AND have a label on the back. Last year, we were one of the last whops to have a winner walk through the door so don't be discouraged if your quilt is taking a long time to get done...... just keep going!

We have a sweet license plate as well for sale, while supplies last. 

And a super-fun pattern to use them in! Here is the Butterfly House Braggin' Pole by PatchAbilities. $9.00

We have kits with the 2016 RbR fabrics to make a roomy tote-bag and more!

So grab a friend, make a route and get ready to hit the road, collecting your patterns and kits. You can see all the Louisiana Shop Rows at their Facebook site here: https://www.facebook.com/LARowbyRowExperience/?fref=ts


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We are so happy and excited to announce the Everything "Bright Hopes Quilting" website for all your quilting needs!

 For the past several months, we have been ferverishly working away, behind the scenes as it were, creating a new website. At long last, we launched the Live Version this morning and are making the announcement this evening.

While there have been times, I've been imagining it would look like this:

It's in fact often ended up more like this!:

Let's take a quick look-around and see what is new!
     The BIGGEST change is our New Online Shopping Site,  in the Menubar, where you will find all our newest fabrics and great tools and patterns. For those times when you just can't make it to the Quilt Shop and you have to have it, shop online and know that your items will be winging their way to your doorstep in a matter of days. Our Hours of Operation will remain the same and now we will be working our magic when the door is closed!

     We have broken down the departments into easily-navigated categories.  Click on any of the pages as you get familiar with the new Online Store.  And shop with confidence that your purchases and your email & credit card privacy are made through and kept safe with our Secure Checkout system.
You can now read our Bi-Monthly Class Newsletter right here on our comprehensive website by clicking on the tab above and print the calendar on the last page for your personal use.

     In addition, we have set up a Calendar as well so you can glance into the future and see what's coming up in the next  month, Click on any date in the calendar for more information on up-coming classes and events, including the location!

     At the bottom of the page, you will find links to our New Blog, Shipping Information and Class Policies. Our Tutorials feature tools and techniques we think are awesome!

     Here you will also find links to our Social Media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

     Finally, you will be able to click back over here to our original Blog to read all our older posts by clicking on that  

We will be transitioning from hereon forward and posting identical posts for one month as we move to our new location.
     Thank you for reading this and we hope you find our New! Improved!! website to be easy-to-use and helpful in creating beautiful quilts!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May - June 2016 Class Schedule

Here you go, folks!!! We have another great roster of classes coming up these next two months, so check them out and see what you'd like to learn next.

Pages 1 and 2 list all of our 'sit n sews' which are open to the public and free of charge. Come join the fun in any one of 7 (!) days when we gather to work on a variety of projects. We have the Splendid Sampler on the last Monday of each month, the Knots which work on appliqué, the "Little Ladies" who make miniature quilts and more! You can read about them in the descriptions.