Friday, September 19, 2014

Weekend Plans

This weekend I will be attending the Grand (re)Opening of The Quilt Basket.  They moved from Wappingers Falls, NY to Pawling, NY.  There are special happenings at the shop on Saturday and Sunday.  I even heard that there will be ice cream! cream.

I can't wait to go to the shop and visit my quilt:

It is the sample for my new pattern, Squared Away, available from the Quilt Basket.  I'm so excited about this line of patterns because they use fat eighths of fabric and backgrounds, borders, etc.  There is very little waste so these quilts are economical to make.  New quilters with a small budget will benefit from this, as well as quilters like myself who don't need any more fabric but just want to play with pretty! new! fabrics! and don't want to spend a lot of money on their whim.  Read more about the patterns on their blog here.

I first went into The Quilt Basket in 1993.  Cathy was able to answer my questions, guide me in fabric selection, teach classes, and basically act as my quilting mentor.

I am so excited to still have a great quilt shop in my area.  I know the quilty goods are available online, but nothing can replace a local quilt shop.

Will I see you in Pawling this weekend?


Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

OMG, I didn't even know they were moving, thank you! I bet the new store will be a lot easier to get to, at least for me... :) Can't promise anything as I am working all day tomorrow, will see about Sunday. What's the address?

The Calico Cat said...

That's on the way to Hyde Park, I keep asking my husband to take me to Hyde Park when we are in NY