Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Pine Needles

Pine Needles, located at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah is a definite destination spot for quilters from all over! I know it's one of my favorite places to go! Here are a few photos to get you excited to see the real deal in person!

And what show will their shop party around?

HAPPY DAYS of course!

I wonder who THE FONZ will be?? ;) 

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Pine Needles Quilt Shop is located at:

1100 West 7800 South
West Jordan (Gardner Village)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Broadbent's Quilt Shop

Did you know that Broadbent's is celebrating 130 years of this business in the SAME location within the same family?

I'd say that's pretty fantastic!

And there is always something special going on at Broadbent's Quilting! Here are just a few to take note of!

Broadbent's run the Lehi Chapter of "Modern Quilt guild" from their store. It's a whole lot of fun and if you're interested in learning more, you can find their blog HERE

They have a Jan Patek "Girl Gang" club which is really great!

Broadbent's host "Children Can Sew" sewing lessons for 6 and older. More information can be found on their blog HERE!

They hold a "Quilters Share" the first Saturday of each month.

Broadbent's feature "Quiltsmart" products and have a Quiltsmart Club were you can purchase a punch card and choose classes to help you learn to use the products!

There is always something new and fun going on.  Great fresh new fabrics & all the other goodies you find throughout the rest of the store!

And their chosen shop theme for "Those Were the Days" is....


Join Marshall Dillon, Miss Kitty,

Doc & Festus for
a great time in the old west!

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Broadbent's Quilt Shop is located at:

128 North 100 East
Lehi, Utah  84043


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shop Spotlight: My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe

Hello Fellow Shop Hoppers!
My name is Kris and I am the lucky owner of a brand-new quilt shop located in Logan, Utah.  In June we will be celebrating our 1st birthday! Everyone at our shop is very excited to meet you at the Wasatch Front Shop Hop. Here are a few photos of what I call my “2nd home!” ha, ha

We like to say that, “The Road to a Quilt Shop is Never Long.” I’m sure each one of you would agree that traveling the shop hop is one of the most fun experiences a quilter can have! I promise we’ll make it worth your while to come to Logan!

We carry a good mix of both modern and traditional fabrics from designers and companies such as French General, Joel Dewberry, Three Sisters, Joanna Figaroua, Amy Butler, Sandi Hendersen, Lori Holt, Riley Blake, Nancy Halvorson, Ty Pennington, Michael Miller, Bonnie & Camille, Kansas Troubles, Basic Grey, Jo Morton, Anna Griffin and many, many more! We’re also excited to have expanded our offerings to batiks and wools!

One of the reasons why moms and grandmas enjoy shopping here is because of our children’s corner! And yes, that is a REAL tree! (Covered with fabric of course!) Now you can shop in peace knowing that the lil’ ones are having a lot of fun themselves!

We're also thrilled to announce the newest expansion to our shoppe... My Girlfriend's Attic! Head upstairs and awaiting will be a spacious, 2000 square-foot vintage-style retreat/event center. Filled with antiques of all kinds, we hope this will become a destination spot for you and your girlfriends to enjoy a day of sewing and fun. Equipped with 2 over-sized cutting tables, round tables, ironing stations, design walls, couches and even a kitchen, you're sure to find everything you need for a productive and memorable day!

I hope this helps give you a better idea of what our shop is all about! We are so excited to be in it this year with so many incredible shops to see! We hope you’ll come see us here in Logan, Utah! It will be a beautiful drive this time of year!

Our shoppe's chosen theme for "Those Were the Days" is...


And don't you agree that EVERY 
quilter needs an Alice??? ;)

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My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe is located at:

1115 North 200 East
Logan, UT 84341


Monday, May 14, 2012

GRAND PRIZE Giveaway: The Baby Lock Symphony!

It's the advanced quilting and sewing machine that everyone is raving about! 

And valued at over $3600, you know there is a lot to love about the Baby Lock Symphony.

Come into My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe to test-drive the machine yourself!
Want to learn more about just some of its features? Here's a quick run-down!

The Symphony's easy-to-read touch screen makes it simple to access your machine’s stitches and settings.

Choose from 460 built-in stitches with a maximum stitch width of 7mm to quilt at speeds of up to 1,000 spm. You can even combine and save stitches to your machine or PC.

The Automatic Fabric Sensor System continuously senses your fabric to deliver the perfect amount of pressure and thread tension when quilting with layers.

The Advanced Needle Threader lets you thread with one hand, with five LED lights illuminating the workspace. The Symphony will even automatically cut the upper and lower threads for you.

This machine includes 17 different feet, a 22" x 16" extension table, and stitches at 1000 stitches per minute!

By traveling to all 13 participating shops, you will automatically be entered into the drawing for this amazing machine which Ms. Eleanor Burns herself endorses, as well as be qualified for many, MANY more prizes!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just 53 Days Away! (But who's counting?!)

Oh, the anticipation!

As shop owners, we're already feeling the excitement and we hope you are, too! Save the dates of June 13 - 16th for the Utah Wasatch Front Shop Hop! Guaranteed fun bundled into 4 days!

Our theme this year is "Those Were the Days." And we've compiled some of the best of classic TV to wrap our theme around. Check out the shops below and what TV program they'll be representing!

We're going to keep this blog a'hopin' over the next couple of months so be sure to check back often for news, updates, shop profiles, prizes and more!

Monday, November 21, 2011

2011 Wasatch Front Shop Hop

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Wasatch Front Shop Hop, June 13-16.

Paducah schmaduca! The Wasatch Front gets my vote for the "Quilting Capital of America." We are blessed with a plethora of quilt shops (over 30 shops within a 150 mile radius of Salt Lake City!) a host of fabric and pattern designers, dozens of nationally renowned instructors, and even a few fabric manufacturers. So much talent, so many different takes on a the art of quilting. Utah quilters have the best of everything!

What does it take to organize a Shop Hop? Think about it....every year, 15 competing (and the competition in Utah is stiff!) quilt shops along the Wasatch front join together to support each other and introduce you to each shop and their unique flavor. In addition to getting a taste of each shop, you have the opportunity to win terrific prizes and pick up discounts, make-and-takes, and free patterns as you discover their attributes! As the "new kid on the block" I have been very impressed with this collaboration. Everyone works so well together and concentrates on making each Shop Hop an event to be remembered. It takes a lot of time and organization and we start the week after the shop hop to begin planning next year's event. Here's the low-down for 2012...

In June we met at Whimsey Cottage (in Nancy's brand-spanking new location, absolutely fabulous! to discuss the positives and negatives of "The Best Quilt I Ever Read – Shop Hop 2011." Each shop brought the dish featured in the 2011 Shop Hop Book and their shop quilt for show and tell - very impressive! (I promise to take pictures at the 2012 follow-up meeting - I wasn't thinking that far ahead this year) The things you can do with fifteen blocks and some creativity... no two quilts were alike and they really did highlight the personality of each shop.

We passed around the evaluations. Thank you so much for taking the time to fill them out. We read each and every one and appreciate your feedback. While we know that every shop will not meet every shopper's expectation, we do our best to improve on our successes and address any suggestions and every complaint we receive.

After eating ourselves silly, we drew names for prizes and bundled them up. In addition to the grand prizes awarded, we gave out 500+ prizes to the wonderful customers who completed the shop hop! Then we got down to business for 2012. We threw a lot of ideas into the pot and after much discussion and several "top 3 choices" votes, we came up with Those Were the Days/ Classic TV for our 2012 theme. Oh, the possibilities! It's time to do some research and find the perfect classic television show....

In August we met again, this time at Corn Wagon Quilt Co. I am having a serious case of shop envy - I love Marsha's shop! http://cornwagonquilts.com/ Her classroom is wonderful and her displays and samples are fabulous.

We finalized our TV shows, took on assignments for 2012, and headed back to our shops to begin planning, ordering, and designing! I'll let each shop announce their "classic" television show.

Thimbles is tickled to have

I've already ordered my red polo shirt and sailor hat. This will be so much fun!