Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Heather Bailey New Leaf Tote!

Linda Kay has made a sample of this fun new tote she discovered.....

It's great for traveling because, as you see, it folds up so you can pack it easily and open it up when you need it! It's a Heather Bailey design, New Leaf Folding Tote and available now at Bright Hopes!

Some Lollipops Are Popping Up

Look what has come in as response to our Lollipop "challenge"!!!!!!!
Aren't these fun! Please click on the photo and see them up-close. OR BETTER YET!!!!! Pop on in and see them in person. You will surely be inspired to pull something fun together.

OK now.... time is running out for all you creative souls in our area.......National Lollipop Day will be here before you know it. July 20th is L-Day at Bright Hopes Quilting.


Now that I've got your attention:

Here is a great, new sample Linda Kay whipped up using Pearl's crazy-fun Halloween fabrics.
The pattern is Lucky Stars, a shop favorite. You must come in a check out the fangs on the bats..... too silly.

And just in time to knock out a 4th of July-inspired tablerunner, or placemats or TOTE!!!!!

I LOVE these fabrics.

I hope you all had a chance to stop by the GSQA Quilt Show, "Treasures From The Gulf", in Slidell last weekend.

I must send out props to all the winners and a rowdy whoo-hooo! to those from Bright Hopes Quilting. Pearl, Leslie, Georgia, Mary, Oh Well Done, Ladies!!!!!

And to everyone who submitted their quilts and allowed the public to gaze upon your work, Thank You!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Take 30 Minutes for Kathy Brown and Take 5!

Tomorrow is June 12th and that means Kathy Brown is in town from 11;00am to 1:00 pm signing books and show quilts featured in "Take 5 Quilts From Just 5 Fabric.

Linda Kay has a made a sample from the quilt on the cover using some new beach/summer inspired fabrics.

I'll see you there!

Friday, June 4, 2010

June Hits the Ground Running

I have been away from blogging duties lately and have returned to play catch-up. But if you have been receiving our weekly emails, you should be up to snuff on all the happenings at Bright Hopes Quilting.

Next Saturday, June 12, 11:00-1:00, Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet will be here for a book signing of her new book, Take 5 Quilts From Just 5 Fabrics. Kathy will also be bringing a trunk show of quilts from the new book. We already have a super sample from the book, thanks to Linda Kay Butz!

And last weekend, Linda Kay held her two-day class for the chubby Charmer and you can see the delightful results below

Every tote I have seen made up is so fun and whimsical. Did I mention roomy? And they showcase such a variety of fabrics.

The Gulf States Quilting Association is hosting their quilt show in Slidell June 18, 19 and 20. I have heard that there will be around 300 quilts on display for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. Bright Hopes Quilting will have a booth set up as well and we hope to see you there. Don't forget to buy a raffle ticket for the GSQA quilt. It is BEAUTIFUL! For more information straight from GSQA, go here.

As June has only just begun, I have embedded the calendar below to remind everyone of our up-coming classes. If you see something you might like to join, give us a call to check space availablity: 985-845-9554

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We are working up a new schedule of classes and will up-date the calendar shortly.

Meanwhile, fabrics and books and notions just keep pouring in at the shop. We received a shipment of fun Halloween fabrics yesterday afternoon and I can only reveal that we are stocking some Christmas fabric that will definitely make you start humming "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!" in July. When they hit the shelves, I'll post the lines right here.

Stephanie Walters is the winner of our May Gift Certificate. Congratulations! and don't forget to fill out the entry form when you check-out at the counter.

Did you catch the article in last weekend's Times Picayune by Judy Walker? It featured our very Mary Green, teacher of embellishments, machine quilting and all things Art Quilt. Judy gives fine examples of organizing your personal creative spaces.

To leave you, I will mention our Lollipop Challenge which isn't really a challenge as much as a permission to do something totally frivolous for a change. Pick up a packet of charms at the counter and create ANYTHING that comes to mind when you think of Lollipops. Bring it in and we'll add it to our display and you will be entered into a drawing for a Gift Certificate.

National Lollipop Day is July 20 and I kid you not. (would I kid you?)(c'mon!)