Monday, December 21, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Thank you all so very much for participating in our “Calendar Girl” Quilt Kit Giveaway by leaving your comments on either of our blogs. All names were put into a hat and a winner was drawn. A special “thanks” to Holly (LakeHouse Fabrics) for making this such a fun blog event!

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Vickie E. of “Spun Sugar Quilts” is the winner of our “Calendar Girl” Quilt Kit. CONGRATULATIONS! We will ship you your kit as soon as we get all the pretties from Holly...sometime in April. So nice meeting you Vickie in “blogland”! Gidget and I will be following your adorable blog.

Happy Quilting Everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Little Christmas

I went and visited a fellow blogger today, Jill M. & Max (Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor) and saw the cutest dog be sure to stop by her blog to watch it...and had to see if I could find a video with a Dachshund in it (in honor of Gidget, Max, & Penny)...well, I DID!!! Check it out if you have a few. Oh...and don't forget to post a comment on our "Calendar Girl" post by Dec. 20th to put your name in to win a "Calendar Girl" Quilt Kit. Winner will be announced on Dec 21st.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Calendar Girl Quilt

What so "Neil Sedaka" and "Quilted Quickies" have in common?...."Calendar Girl"

Greetings! I’m so honored to participate again in Holly Holderman’s dress blog event. Lakehouse fabrics are some of my favorite fabrics! I love the way Holly captures color on cloth! Always bright, crisp and clear! So “thank you” Holly!

When I received the dress panels, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with them. So, I laid the panels in my living room for a couple of days and would catch glimpses of the little dresses throughout the day while walking by. I was at my quilt shop, filling some web orders and a light bulb went off in my head! “Twelve little dresses - How many months in a year?...Twelve!” And that’s how the “Calendar Girl” quilt came to be. If you are familiar with my Quilted Quickies patterns, then you probably know that I love doing seasonal designs. So this idea really made sense to me.

The “Calendar Girl” quilt has a very simple design layout embellished with buttons, ribbons, embroidery, and applique...this quilt will surely make any little girl smile everyday of the year. So sit back and take an entertaining look at Quilted Quickies “Calendar Girl” Quilt. We are taking pre-orders for this quilt kit on our web site (see details below).

I hope you enjoyed the movie! If you'd like to view our movie on a bigger screen click here.

“Calendar Girl” (50” X 62”) quilt kits are available to pre-order at Quilted Quickies web site. If you are interested in this quilt, PLEASE pre-order the kit now. You will not be charged until the kit ships. Kits will ship in Spring 2010 as soon as the “Dolly Dresses 2” fabric line is available and kits are assembled.

The kit includes:
  • Dress Panel(s)
  • Sashing fabric (prints will vary but colors are the same)
  • Bordering fabric
  • Buttons & Trims (may vary slightly)
  • Binding
  • Pattern - includes embroidery and applique designs - also included in pattern are (3) different finishing options for the outer border.

If you have any other questions about the kit, please feel free to email me.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!! I need take a moment and thank my wonderful staff for all their help on this project. Thank you Donna for all your piecing and embroidery are truly my “sewing angel”! Janet, thank you so much for your beautiful artistic quilting work in lightening time! You both mean so much to two are the BEST!!! And Gidget, thank you for all your modeling skills...I love you bunches sweet girl!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! Leave a comment on our blog to enter your name for the “Calendar Girl” Quilt Kit giveaway. Yes we are giving away a “Calendar Girl” quilt kit. We will announce the winner on December 21, 2009 on our blog and ship your kit in April 2010. Good Luck!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Friends

Nope...It's not Gidget

Well, Gidget and I made some new friends! Not hard to do in “blogland” that’s for sure. Vicky (LA Quilter) stopped by my blog a few days ago and WON!!! She responded to my first blog entry and entered her little doggie’s picture...little Miss Penny! 

Talk about pull at my heartstrings!!! All it takes is a Dachshund and I’m all mush. I love ALL dogs...not just please send photos of your baby too! Gidget wants to start a dog blog of her own.

Anyway...usually I would present a prize of my patterns...fabric...etc. but I had to change it up a bit...something only a Dachshund lover would love.’s still kind of a surprise...cuz it’s going in the mail I can’t say just now...except that I made a little video for Vicky and Penny as part of their gift/prize. I love making little videos for people to remember special moments, so please take a look if you have an extra two minutes on Penny on "YouTube". We hope you enjoy seeing Penny in her first movie!

Vicky...I thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy the video and your gift. Just a little “thank you” for stopping by our blog. 

Private Note...guess not so private...Vicky...Daisy and Daisy are in Doggie Heaven looking down at our two girls (Penny and Gidget) and glad that we have our girls that have filled up our hearts with love...but knowing we never forget them.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dolly Dresses 2 Blog Event

Yep...Holly has another winner! That is “Holly Holderman” of Lakehouse Fabrics! Holly is doing another “Dolly Dresses Blog Event” using her new line of fabric, “Dolly Dresses 2”. 

The event will begin on December 4th featuring designers that have taken Holly’s new little dress panels and have created their own quilt design. All are talented designers that have put their own spin on using the dress panels as inspiration. This event is a “MUST SEE”!

Please join us on Holly’s blog December 4th to see the first designer and their rendition of Holly’s new “Dolly Dresses 2” fabrics.

Tentatively Quilted Quickies (us), will be featured on December 7th. If you like a simple project with fun embellishments like buttons, laces, and should be pleased with our project. Be sure to stop by our blog to see a special surprise we have for viewing our quilt.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Bit of Work Before Play

No...this isn't Gidget...but a close "look-a-alike"! If I could only hire Gidget for some computer work...(sigh)!

I’m taking photos today and doing some adjustments to the photos for a secret project that will soon be announced by one of my favorite fabric designers!

Gidget and I wish you a very bountiful Thanksgiving...and hope everyone is spending time with their family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade Balloons in Times Square, New York City - 2003

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloweenie!

I know...not a very creative title for this blog entry...but I think very funny! I’ve been known to laugh and enjoy my own jokes...if you don’t crack yourself up’re missing out!

These photos were sent in an email and wanted to share a few of the little cuties with you! If you know know I’m a dog lover. Be sure you give your dog or kitty a kiss today and a special treat for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taking Off

Gidget, our shop mascot, looks like she is taking off with her cute little ears blowing back in the wind. Well we are taking off too...with a new blog and blog look. We just want to use the blog as a fun thing and not so much as a business thing. Of course we will discuss some business but mostly just fun stuff that just happens in the life of a quilter.

If you would like to “show & tell” a quilt, share a recipe, show off a picture of your cute dog or cat, or whatever...please email us at and write a little article and send a photo of what you’d like to share. If we use your article and photo, we will send you a free little gift. We really hope you participate!