Thursday, September 10, 2009

Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin

Classes here at Bright Hopes Quilting are a blast, and Leslie brings to hers a high level of energy as well as a broad base of knowledge. On Thursday, she and group of students worked on a kaleidoscope style design using the Clearview Triangle Ruler. If you look behind her on the display board, you'll see a project Leslie is working on and using as her demonstration.

It's a bit hard to see in this small shot the ruler Leslie is placing, but click on it and you'll get a better view. You'll see it's lined up along the upper corner
The projects are coming from this book, Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin, by Sara Nephew & Marci Baker, which is chockablock with gorgeous quilt designs!

So, if Log Cabin is a block you've told yourself is essential to have in your pile of quilts but haven't b
een enamored with the "squareness of it all", check out this book and you will be so inspired to give a go.

Here's a parting shot of the students and their progress.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Methodist's Childrens Home

This lovely quilt you see before you is going to be raffled off at the end of the month. All proceeds will be donated to the Methodist's Children's' Home here in Mandeville, LA.

It's a big one! 92" square.

Tickets is be $1.00 per chance and 6 for $5.00.

Come on by and see it hanging behind the counter and take a chance!

July Baskets Block

Here is the July Block for the Baskets Block of the Month. Hope to have August finished soon. Go Tigers!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

This is our Anniversary Month

It will be 6 years this month that the doors opened here at Bright Hopes Quilting and, naturally, we're going to ring the bells and celebrate!

On Sept 25 and 26, we will hold demonstrations and door prizes. We will have a free pattern and refreshments. We will have special sales and WE WILL GIVE AWAY A FINISHED QUILT TO A LUCKY WINNER!!!!!!

How is this possible? Here's how it goes:

Beginning Friday, Sept 4, for every $10.00 spent, you will get one chance to win. Spend $50.00 and get 5 chances. ALL MONTH LONG! At this end of the month, we will draw the winner's name and no, you need not be present to win, but yes, you MUST fill out the chance with your name and phone number and put it in the glass before you leave the shop each trip.

So let's start the Anniversary Month rollin'!!