Thursday, April 10, 2014

Just In: Timeless Treasures Camping


Available both in-store & online

We Are Open at Our New Location - 110 Main Street



We are now open at 110 Main Street! Full parking lot and easily accessible from Eugene. Also, on the bus line. 

Hours are still: 

Monday to Fridays 10am - 5pm
Sundays 1 - 4pm

Phone # is still:

(541) 746-0433

Join us for our grand re-opening, April 14 - 18. Take 10% off our entire shop, enter for special giveaways & more! We have stocked our shop with new fabrics, patterns and notions. 


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WE ARE MOVING!!!

It has been quietly going around for a little while now, and yes it is true....

WE ARE MOVING!
(no, we are not going out of business)
We have been at our location for 26+ years, but decided it was time for a change when the Springfield School District approached us about buying our building/lot to expand their downtown schools. After months of searching for that new perfect spot, we are happy to announce we will be moving up the street a few blocks to 110 Main Street, and we will have our own parking lot, yes, our very own lot with about 10 to 15 spaces right in front of our shop - no more street parking!!!! The building is not much larger in size, but the layout is very different and we are so excited to have a more open space and a more Local Quilt Shop feel. 

We are hoping to be moved by mid-March, but are unsure on an exact move date as we are working hard to re-store the building and turn it into our own. We will announce a final move date as it gets closer! 

The new shop is located in Downtown Springfield still, at 110 Main Street. It is on the corner of Mill and Main, and is at the last stoplight before you go over the bridge into Glenwood/Eugene. It is on the opposite side of the street that we are on now (right hand side), and sits back from the street with a parking lot in front. 
For more information on our move, feel free to call or stop in!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Just In: Kaufman xx Hollywood Icons

The highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn panels from Robert Kaufman are here and have been selling fast! We barely got the shipment off the delivery truck before panels were flying out the door and for good reason, they are just stunning! The red Marilyn panel has been the top seller, but the others are not far behind. One of our customers is going to cut up the panel for a Marilyn travel bag, and we can't wait to see it! 

Available both in-store & online.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tula Pink {Tula100} QAL Finish!

** For better/larger images please go to my Flickr page, which 
also includes all 100 blocks individually!**

A few weeks before Spring Quilt Market in Portland last year, I ordered in Tula's newest book (we sell it in-store & on Etsy), and little did I know just how much of a lifeline it would become over the next year. I took my book to market with my knowing that I would be attending at least one of Tula's schoolhouse sessions. Having the book in my hand was one thing, but when the sample quilt was brought out, my jaw dropped and I knew it would be an adventure from then on.
It was so inspiring to sit and talk with Tula about the process of writing this book.
&& I loved that not only did she sign my book, but had everyone sign hers as well! :)
 
After I got home from market, I was of course inspired by a million things and it always takes a few days to process it all in, but I knew I had to start on this right away, and then I saw the Sew Sweetness  Tula100 QAL. I had never done a quilt along before, but knew that if I was going to do one, it needed to be a Tula one!

When I started my quilt, I had only the Tula fabrics we had in our shop at that time {Prince Charming, Birds and the Bees, Nightshade & Salt Water with Acacia on the way}. From day one, I knew I wanted an excuse to finally purchase some of the OOP Tula goodness I have been dying over and well......... I am not looking too hard at my fabric $$$ from last year! ;) What started as a want for a few OOP Tula prints turned into an obsession to collect each and every print from every single line! Thankfully I have a loving and supporting husband who has spendy hobbies as well! 

My goal was to include at least one print from all 12 of Tula's collections, and I love that I was able to do it! On my Flickr page (link above), you can see each block close up, but there is at least one print from each line {Full Moon Forest, Flutterby, Nest, Neptune, Hushabye, Plume, Parisville, Prince Charming, Nightshade, The Birds & the Bees, Salt Water, Acacia}. I also purchased this Tula exclusive quilt backing last year, and I am planning on including it as part of the quilt backing! 
I opted for 2" white borders around the edges as I wanted to make it a little smaller and keep it the same as the sashing, I love how it turned out. Other than that and swapping a few blocks due to colors, I went with the original Gridlock layout from the book. I debated so many other layouts, but always came back to the original one I saw at market and fell in love with for my first one, and I couldn't be happier! I really liked in the book how Tula described this version as being about the blocks and letting everything else "fall away," as I had also debated adding another border of color, but did not want to take away from the blocks. I am going to use this as the binding (I can't wait to see it quilted & bound)! 
As excited as I was to see the quilt come together, I found myself sad & lost when I hit block 100. I was a mess of excited, giddy, sad and proud -- another one may be in my future! It is by far my favorite thing I have even sewn to date. 

I have had so much fun with this QAL, a big thank you to Sara from Sew Sweetness, Julie from Jaybird Quilts, Angela Walters (for the grand prize) && of course Tula Pink. And thank you to all of you who have supported me along the way with you Instagram likes and kinds words, it meant the world to me. It has been so amazing to connect with all the other Tula Troops out there and help inspire future Tula 100 quilts! I will still be constantly checking the #tula100 hashtag. 

&& a big thank you to my photo shoot helpers - braving the rain & wind and trying to help me get a few decent photos!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Catching Up

My new year has been off to a busy start with new projects and ideas, but there are two major projects from 2013 I am still working on. 

#1:

This is a quilt I started over a year ago for my husband. It was originally going to be a birthday present, then last Xmas (2012), and then his birthday again.... and well he finally got it this Xmas (2013). However, the catch was he had to give it back to me to bind! The photos I am sharing here are of the process, I will upload final photos when I am done binding it, but he was so excited to finally see it all together and quilted. 
The pattern is Tula Pink's Snow Globes. Now onto the fabric.... As a shop owner and online seller, I get asked everyday what is this fabric, do you have any left and where did it come from?!

The fabric is a collection from 2011 that Camelot did called Marvel Retro. It was a limited collection that is now out of print, but before we ran out of stock, we ordered and sold multiple bolts of each print, it was one of our best sellers and I am so sad they discontinued it. That being said, I managed to hoard some back for myself (or I should say for my husband knowing he really really wanted a Marvel quilt). There are a lot of other Marvel prints currently out there, but for a grown man, I just loved the retro collection. 

This pattern is now on the list as one of my favorites to make, I love how the snow globes give you room to fussy cut larger prints and while a lot of work, it came together very easily. I have a feeling he won't be the only one using this quilt as I am a Marvel girl myself. :)

#2:

IT IS DONE.... well the blocks are! You may remember several posts about my Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt Along, and I am happy to post that all 100 blocks are completed! This was a QAL that I started back in May 2013 with Sara from Sew Sweetness, Julie from Jaybird Quilts and lots of other wonderful quilters. The QAL had lots of great prizes to keep us going including a grand prize - Tula Pink will choose a winner on Jan. 31 and the winner will get their quilt quilted by the one and only Angela Walters! Um yes please!

My blocks are 100% Tula! Each block includes a Tula fabric and KONA for a solid. I managed to reach my goal and use some prints from all 12 collections without breaking the bank too much... haha! In my final reveal post, I will share some of my favorite blocks. 

Here are my 100 blocks, I am working long hours this weekend to get it gridlocked and finalized for the contest! Wish me luck! 

This was my entire weekend last weekend....
& I am preparing for another full sewing weekend to finish up the top! 

This has been an amazing experience and I am happy to report that this one is staying with me! The first quilt I have made for myself (not shop display, not for family, etc.) in over 2 years, and I am so ready to snuggle with it!

Stay tuned for updates on both projects. 

Need Tula fabric? 
We have some Prince Charming, Birds & Bees, Nightshade, Saltwater & Acacia! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just In: Quilting Treasures Special Delivery

We just got in these adorable new modern baby boy cottons from Quilting Treasures. This collection known as Special Delivery was designed by Studio 8 and is just stunning in person. The cottons have a great feel to them and are perfect for a modern baby boy quilt. We love that the coordinates are universal and could be used for us grown ups too! 
Fabrics available both in-store & online