Saturday, June 22, 2013

Okay... So It's Been a While....

Let me start off with a hearty apology for the silent blog. I have been distracted by home and travel lately and as a result, have neglected this site for waaaayyy too long.

BUT! I'm back and hopefully will be up-dating more frequently from here on out.

I want to thank Pearl, Mary Green and Georgia for picking up the slack and writing about their trip to the Austin QuiltCon and the passing of Patricia Campbell. It was Patricia Campbell's exquisite jacobean designs that made me ache to want to learn how to appliqué and I've been steadily working on a Block of the Month (which is turning into more of a "Block of the Years") with 12 of these.

Speaking of years......... we are inching up to our 10th Anniversary! It's hard to wrap the mind around that fact! 10 years and they went by so quickly. It's been quite a ride and such a blast to be associated with the happy place we think of as our escape away from home.

As the big day looms closer, we will announce our plans to celebrate and look forward to seeing our friends as we party party party!


Hey!, were you "in that number"on Saturday when Kathy Brown brought her latest samples form the new book, Fat Quarter Quickies? If you missed it, here's a little recap.

This quilt, Sail Away, was a BIG hit and the quilting is delightfully nautical.

 This is Spinners from the cover and again, just beautiful! The book isn't only about full-sized quilts, either. Sometimes we just want to make a quick, small project and she's got that covered ,too.

Come flip through the book & you're certain to find this book to be a great value at the low price of $16.99.

Okay, it's Mid-Summer and that means
The Louisiana Shop Hop 
is rapidly approaching. 

We have 10 shops participating this year and as such, we are extending the Hop to cover 2 weekends, giving the Hoppers extra days to get from one end of our fair state to the other without causing a wreck on I-10.

Once again, Bright Hopes Quilting is organizing a coach bus to carry 40 riders over to Lafayette, Morgan City and Houma and if you have taken the easy way in the past, you know it's more fun to arrive at a shop refreshed rather than harried from the long-distance dash.

A box lunch and afternoon snack is provided as well so no time is wasted at drive-thrus. If all this sounds like something you'd like to sign-up for, give us a call at 985-845-9554 and reserve your place.

I'll be posting more information as the weeks pass by on Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler 2013.
Wait til you see the prizes!  Stay tuned......... and here is a video of the fun from last year.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Calendar of Classes for July and August, 2013

Okay, quilters!

 Here you go..... I know the blog has been silent for a few months but our gears are definitely turning at Bright Hopes Quilting with new samples, new fabrics, new books and patterns and a whole slew of classes to fit every desire.

Check them out and give us a call to save your place!

Now...if you are using an iPad or iPhone and cannot see this this PDF file...... It is a problem that exists between Apple and  Adobe.      what to do, what to do?

Well, folks, I have tried several different "fixes" to remedy this and every suggestion so far has failed. If anyone out there has figured out a way around this problem, please let us know.