Monday, November 30, 2009

Dolly Dresses-Quilts and More coming soon!

Hello friends,

We have some exciting news!

We have been chosen by Holly Holderman of LakeHouse fabrics to be a featured designer for a fun blog event. Each designer was given two panels of Holly's new Dolly Dresses fabric and were to design a quilt or other projects using these panels. If I do say so myself, our quilt is wonderful!!!! Let's just say it incorporates a new product in the quilting industry and it was so fun to use.

The Dolly Dresses Blog Event starts this Friday, December 4th. I don't know what day our quilt will be revealed, but as soon as I know, I'll let you know. I'll be anxious to go blog hopping to see everyone else's quilts. I did a little blog hopping today to see some of the other designer's blogs that I haven't visited before--fun, fun, fun. I hope you will hop with me!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jill McNeilly and Sherri Moore--stitching visitors!

A month or so ago, we got an e-mail from Jill McNeilly, from Franklin, MA, stating that she would be in Denver with her husband who was attending a conference. Jill wanted to know if she could borrow a machine and sew in the store for a few days. We, of course, replied yes. Jill was with us for 3 days last week. She was making a quilt for a girlfriends' 13 year old daughter. The pattern was Topsy Turvy from an American Quilter magazine. It was fun to keep tabs with Jill and see the quilt progress. (Notice the beautiful ORANGE color?)
On the third day, Sherri Moore, from Indianapolis, IN, was in the store (her husband was also at a conference) and struck up a conversation with Jill. When she found out that Jill was borrowing a machine she inquired if she, too, could sew. We set up another machine and with the biggest grin on her face, Sherri announced that she was in heaven!
What a delightful time was had by all. Jill almost completed her quilt, Sherri almost finished a Grids & Grommets purse and we all had fun checking in on them from time to time.
I think the young lady that Jill is making this quilt for is very lucky--it was turning out great.
If you are ever in the Denver area and looking for a place to sew and be inspired, please call.
Thank you Jill and Sherri--we really enjoyed your visit. Come again soon!
Lynda, Nancy and the staff at Great American Quilt Factory

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jean Bonelli's Beautiful Scrap Quilt

It's always nice to share our customer's projects on the blog. This fun quilt, made by Jean Bonelli, was made from a pattern in a McCall's Quilt magazine. Jean told us she is a beginning quilter. We thought she did a great job with the pattern and especially with the color. We can't wait to see what else Jean will make.

Beautiful quilt, Jean, and thanks for sharing!

Lynda and Nancy