Thursday, July 23, 2015

On the Road–Hershey Quilt Show–Day #1


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All set up and ready to greet quilters. Lots of 3-yard fabric bundles waiting for a new home!
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We love showing off some of our quilt patterns made with new fabric bundles (L to R): Byzantine Doors, Simply Strips and Stepping Up (**New Pattern**)
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More Quilt Pattern samples displayed (L to R): Checkmate, Awareness Ribbons, Perfect Pets (Both Puppy & Kitten **New Pattern)
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Some last minute shopping.  It was a busy day and we got to meet lots of new and returning friends. Quilt Pattern Samples: Back Wall (L to R): Porch Rails (**New Pattern**), Friendship Star, Checkmate.  On the end of the Center Table (back to front): Sew Quick, Tumbling Triangles and Pretty Simple.
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End of Day #1 – Closing up the booth for the night.  Will be bringing in more boxes of 3-yard fabric bundles and restocking the kits.
Hope to see you 10 AM – 6 PM tomorrow & Saturday or 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday!
Mary Ellen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Let the Show Begin–Quilt Odyssey, Hershey, PA July 23-26

We’re on the road again, and have the booth all ready at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center.  Weather forecast is for a beautiful weekend.

Quilt Odyssey, Hershey, PA – Fabric Café Booth 408, July 23-26, 2015

The past several months we’ve been making quilt samples to hang in the booth so you can see how our patterns look made with some of our current fabric bundles.

Here are some of the quilts that have been made and are hanging in our booth in Hershey.

Checkmate Quilt Pattern - Baseball

Quilt Pattern: Checkmate made in Blue/Cream/Baseball Novelty Fabric

Stepping Up Quilt Pattern - Red-Black-White

**New** Quilt Pattern: Stepping Up made in White & Black with Red Fabric

BigPictureQuiltPattern-Cats

**New** Quilt Pattern: Big Picture made with a large center of Cat Novelty Fabric and accented with Pink & White/Black Dots.. 

Byzantine Door-Quilt Pattern - Blues-Greens

Quilt Pattern: Byzantine Doors made with Batik-look marbled fabric accented with Black.

PerfectPets-PolkaDotPuppies

**New** Quilt Pattern: Perfect Pets made with Novelty Cartoon Dogs on aqua fabric with White Dots on Black and White Fabric.

SquareDanceQuiltPattern-Going Dottie

Quilt Pattern: Square Dance made with large colorful dots, with Yellow & Green Fabrics.

NinePlusOneQuiltPattern-PinkCupcakes

Quilt Pattern: Nine Plus One made with Cupcake Novelty Fabric and Pink & White accent fabrics.

TopsyTurveyQuiltPattern-SunshineGarden

Quilt Pattern: Topsy Turvey made with Novelty Flower Fabric with Pink & Yellow accent fabrics.

Boxes n Bows Quilt Pattern-Black-White

**New** Quilt Pattern: Boxes and Bows made with Black/Stripes/Boxes

We would love to show you these quilts and more --  New Patterns/Books, Fun Fabric Bundles.  Come & visit with Robert, Donna & ME – we’d love to hear that you follow the Fabric Café Blog!!  Find a 3-yard Bundle you like & pick a Free Pattern to go with it.  Hundreds of 3-yard Bundles and over 30 patterns to choose from!

See you there!

Mary Ellen

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Let the Show Begin–Oklahoma City–July 17-18, 2015

We love visiting with our customers at Quilt Shows. This week we can be found at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Cox Pavilion.

Central Oklahoma Quilter’s Guild’s Celebration of Quilts 2015 “35 Years – Still Piecing” 

During the year we stay busy making quilts to display in our booth at Quilt Shows.  Sometimes they are old patterns made with new fabrics.  Other times they may be new patterns.

Before a new pattern is released, we have multiple people edit it and then we have a tester to actually make a quilt using the pattern.  Here are tops I got to make using two of our newest patterns.

  • Strip Happy Quilt Pattern

This is the fabric selected for the Strip Happy Quilt Pattern.

3-Yard Bundle of Fabric

Patriotic 3-Yard Bundle used for new Strip Happy Quilt Pattern

Strip Happy Quilt Pattern

Strip Happy Quilt Pattern – Finished Size: 46” x 62”

  • Porch Rails Quilt Pattern

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3-Yard Bundle used for new Porch Rails Quilt Pattern

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Porch Rails Quilt Pattern. Finished Size: 45-1/2” x 60-1/2”

Check out our Facebook Page to see pictures of our booth and the many quilts hanging for your viewing pleasure.

Fabric Cafe Booth-OK City Quilt Show 2015

Hope you get a chance to come & see us if you are in the Oklahoma City area.

Happy Stitching!

Mary Ellen

Friday, July 10, 2015

Been Busy Lately

We’re getting ready for a couple of shows -

July 17-18: A Celebration of Quilts 2015 – “35 Years – Still Piecing” presented by the Central Oklahoma Quilter’s Guild at the Cox Pavilion of the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

July 23-26: Quilt Odyssey 2015 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA.

During the year, one thing that keeps us busy is making quilts to display at our shows.  We like to have actual quilts made up in the current fabrics so you can see just how our patterns look with our 3-yard Bundles.

Here are two finished tops that are heading to the long arm quilter and will be on display at shows later this year.

Perfect Pets – with the Puppy Appliqué and Chenille by the Inch

Perfect Pets Polka Dot Puppies Quilt Pattern
Finished Size: 42” x 53” .This pattern has two options for the appliqué – a Puppy or a Kitty or if you’d like, use both!  The tail is created with Chenille by the Inch and the Puppy has a Chenille by the Inch nose!
Nine Patch – In Christmas Red and Green with Pine Trees border

Nine Patch Quilt Pattern Christmas Red & Green with Trees
Finished Size: 44-1/2” x 62-1/2” This pattern is one of the longer quilt patterns.  Made easy with strip piecing, this top works up very quickly and has two borders.
Looking forward to getting to see you at a show!