Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kaffe Fassett and Quilting Outside the Box

China Dishes by Black Mountain Quilts is a great pattern when you want to incorporate the Engish chintz/ china dish fabrics ..... but .......
when you think 'outside the box" and look over at the outrageous selection of Kaffe Fasset's, you can get a whole different feel!
This kit is $72.99 and includes the binding. Pattern sold separately. Pattern $8.00

March April Calendar of Classes!

We are posting our new list of classes and calendar..... We have some new projects and old favorites on the schedule, something for everyone!

(if you want to print the whole PDf, hit that little button on the upper right left of the bar (t would be on the right, if I were hanging upside down from a tree).  Otherwise, scroll down to the last page and just print the calendar, itself.

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Remember to sign up early to assure yourself a place and if you have to cancel, please call us ASAP to allow someone on the waiting list a chance to sit in.

We have the "Best Deal in Town" class coupon. For $60.00 you may take as many classes as you wish for 6 consecutive months. You can't beat that value!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2012 Block of the Month Kit

Now that February has arrived, our 2013 Block of the Month kits are available and flying out the door. We are very excited to offer three great choices. All are light-colored and light-hearted. There are 3 different sizes as well, one huge, one large bed and one lap-size.

Last year's BOM  have come to an end and we have 2 complete kits of the beautiful Amish with a Twist quilt available.

Here it is up close with out the last border....
... and here is a close-up of the last border with the applique embellishment.

Mostly piecing with just a touch of applique to keep it interesting.

This kit has all the fabrics to complete the top, the binding and pattern, all for a low price of $ 189.99. But there are only two kits in stock.

We also have the fabulous Planetary Party ready to blast off. This fun BOM by Amy Bradley was a popular fusible applique BOM a few back and we have one complete kit left. All patterns, fabric and binding included for $ 129.99 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail

Pearl's thoughts-Did you know that we have a wonderful quilting resource to enjoy right here on the Northshore?  As you may know, I love quilt barns, and I went looking for some on my trip to Kentucky last summer.  I recently became aware of the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail after talking with Rosemary Ydarra and Donna Mollere.  The web site is, and you will find lots of useful information, including specific trails for the quilt blocks, addresses, and the stories behind the quilt blocks.

The block below is Classic Clay at The Clay Station, 140 West Oak St., Ponchatoula.  It is the first block to be installed in Louisiana, March 1, 2011.
The block below is Ponchatoula on the Tracks, located at the Ponchatoula City Hall. 

My husband and I went to Ponchatoula and saw 22 blocks in the area.  There is even one at Mittendorf's-lunch, anyone?   The block below is for Paul's Cafe in Ponchatoula on Hwy. 22.

These blocks range in size from two feet square to four feet square. You will find them on fences, garages, and the sides of buildings.  All of these wonderful blocks are the work of the board members for the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail, an enthusiastic group who would love to see more blocks added to the trails! 

In addition, you might enjoy visiting The Art Station 146 West Oak St  in Ponchatoula, which sells items associated with the quilt trail.  The hours are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday.  We at Bright Hopes Quilting have a poster from The Art Station which depicts the original 50 blocks-the art work is so intriguing, and I love the stories! 

By the way, there is a new block in Covington at the Covington Trailhead, installed Jan. 30, 2013.  There will soon be a block in Slidell.  I hope perhaps you will be curious to go see some of these quilt blocks!  I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I'd love to know which is yours!