Monday, December 27, 2010

New Programs at Elaine's Quilt Block 2011
Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Join us for another stunning Block of the Month. "Civil War Chronicles" tells the strories of 12 women who encountered their own struggles on the home front while their husbands were away. Each pattern includes historical background and biographies about the generals' wives. We offer free demonstrations of the block construction each 3rd Saturday, while you pick up your kit.

Friendship Triangles Exchange A must-see trunk show by Laundry Basket Quilts kicks off our exciting exchange program during our Winter Celebration Open House Week, January 10th -15th. Join by picking up a "Cinamon Stick" (a dark/light fabric combination with 2" half-square triangle paper), sew your half-square triangles and return them to the shop. Then come in on "Exchange Days" and receive 54 squares of different color combinationa! We'll turn our scrappy squares into gorgeous projects designed by Eyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, based on colors from her fabric lines by Moda.

Charity Quilts 2011 This year we want to help provide full size quilts for elderly Native Americans still living on their reservations. Pick up your free fabric kit in the shop and enjoy creating for someone in need.

Quilts of Valor 2011 Teach a friend the joys of quilting at our expense! On selected Fridays, 2-4 pm. we'll open our classroom for you to teach a non-quilter friend how to piece. We'll supply the fabrics and patterns to create a "Quilt of Valor" to be awarded to an honorable service member or veteran.

Sweet Jelly Roll Classes Free classes this year to enjoy the creativity available with 2 1/2 " precuts. We offer a different quilt pattern each month. Visit to view the selected quilts for January ("Fish Crackers" uses whimsical pinwheels), February ("Daisy Chain" uses bright batiks), March ("Floral Bouquet" shows pastels on white) & April ("Sparkling Gemstones" strong prints from Kaffe Fasset & Amy Butler). Registration is needed. Also listed are 23 other classes to sharpen your skills during the next four months.

Getting Ready for Shop Hop 2011
We're very excited to present our novel theme "Treasure Island" during the Wasatch Front Shop Hop June 15th thru 18th - "The Best Quilt I Ever Read". We're designing with pirates and treaure maps, chests of gold and sailing ships! This year will be the best ever.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Broadbent's Quilt Shop In Lehi Utah

There is something quite magic at the shop
especially in December.....

For over 128 years the elves have been
transforming every inch of the store into
a winter wonderland.

You really don't want to miss it!

We have some exciting things planned for the new year....

Many new Block of The Month programs...

New fabric arriving daily... We are continually adding the
newest trends &
the latest designers in fabric & patterns.

We stock everything the beginning or experienced quilter could need!

We also have a Monday Book Club where we feature
a new book each Monday at a special discount. (See the blog)

We have an awesome group of ladies that meet each month
for "Girl Gang" an informative, inspiring fun club, always
eager to add new members.

Classes offered by specialists in their field of technique'

A complimentary stitchery pattern each month...
In store coupon of the month...
Baby and Lap size quilt kits...
& much more

Check out our blog for the latest information

January 13, 14 & 15th
We will have our annual Winter Sale

Broadbent's Quilt Shop
128 North 100 East
Lehi, Utah

Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:00

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Village Dry Goods in Brigham City

The Village Girls have stayed busy this year making samples, cutting kits, and helping our wonderful customers with their projects.

On Wednesday, December 15th, we will be hosting a Christmas Party. Everyone is invited!! Samples from our upcoming Block of the Months, clubs, and an updated class schedule will be available that day. There will be treats, wassail, and at 1:00 pm, a visit from Jill Finley of Jillily Studio. She will present a trunk show of her inspirational quilts and a book signing. Copies of Jill's book, "Stitched Together" will be available for purchase.

On January 1st, we will have a New Year's Day party from 11am to 2pm. We will have multiple demo stations of portable handwork projects, treats, and a special sale (to be announced on the website). Join us for football-free fun, food, and frivolity!!

We are also busy preparing for the January 2011 Winter Retreat with guest teacher, "The Nickel Lady" Pat Speth. At this time we have room for 1 or 2 students in each class. You still have time to reserve a space for the Maddox dinner and trunk show on Friday, January 7th. Pat has written 4 books that focus on making scrappy quilts with 5" squares. Her latest book, "Nickel Quilts & Borders" has seven new quilt designs and over 260 border ideas. You won't want to miss the chance to meet her and see her wonderful designs.

A new 5x5 year kicks off on January 29th, 2011. Each year Village Dry Goods offers a new 5x5 tote bag. The bag is $5. Bring it in on a 5th Saturday (there are 5 months in 2011 with a 5th Saturday) and everything that fits in the bag is 25% off!

Be sure to check out our website ( for updates to our class schedule, Block of the Month programs and club activities. The website should be updated with all the new projects and classes by the first of January.

The Village Girls

Friday, November 19, 2010

Here at Corn Wagon Quilt Store we just celebrated our 11th year in business. For our 11th birthday celebration, we had lots of fabric on sale for $1.99 and we also had our annual fat quarter sale. We opened the doors at 8 am and by 8:05 fat quarters were getting pretty scarce. It always amazes us how a group of die-hard quilters can clear a a shelf of fat quarters in less than 10 seconds. We have been busy the past couple of weeks cutting more fat quarters to replace them.
It looks offical that autumn has said goodby and winter is quietly saying hello. Joe Bastardi, a long-range weather forecaster, published his official winter weather forecast. Our area is suppose to have a snowier and colder than normal winter. He actually mentioned our area by name when he said, "Salt Lake City could be as much as 1-3 degrees colder." Some people may be saying, "Oh, NO!" We quilters need to think on the positive side by saying, "Oh, Yes I can stay home and quilt and get a few projects finished."
Here at Corn Wagon we notice that during the "nice" days between snow storms we get an increased number of customers who are venturing out to get the fabric and supplies they need before the next snow storm hits. Based on this long range winter forecast, we have been gearing up to meet your quilting needs. We want to make sure your "resource centers" (aka stashes) are well stocked for winter. We are regularly getting in bright cheery fabrics to help chase away the winter blues. We also have a great selection of reproduction fabrics for those who are in a more nostalgic mood. We have a great selection of fabrics for those baby quilts you want to get done this winter. We also have a large selection of gorgeous custom hand dyed wools. Our own Marianne Michaels is the magic behind these dyed wools and she is always amazing us with a new wool kit. If you have not been in the shop to see her samples, it is worth the time and drive.

We are in the process of getting our winter class schedule finalized. We love to have great classes available for you. Winter is a great time to get together with your quilting friends and learn something new. The best part of classes is meeting new people and making new friends. Be sure and check our website ( to view the Winter Class Schedule. It should be up on the website by the first of January.

We want to thank all of our customers who has made eleven years in business a pure pleasure. We are looking forward to year number twelve. We have lots of fun things planned for 2011.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Did You Know This?

As representatives from each of our 15 shops met last week to discuss our 2011 Shop Hop, it dawned on me that several of us have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens "Quilt Sampler". For years, the issue came out in May and highlighted ten stores around the country; at some point, it was published twice a year, as it is now.

Whimsy Cottage was the first shop from Utah to be in the magazine - that was 2002. We were followed by Corn Wagon Quilts, Pipers, Material Girls, Quilter's Haven and this year, Pine Needles. That's 6 our of 15 and I expect the rest of the shops in our Hop will be recognized as well - each has its own personality and each is worth visiting over and over - cumulatively, we're the best of the best!

I, too, will mention our Fall Frenzy - it's a chance to win $100 gift certificates, get free patterns and see what's new. Our annual birthday sale always happens in October, so we're coordinating it with the Frenzy - we'll have our special sales in effect all four days - October 13th through the 16th. Hope to see you - Nancy at Whimsy Cottage

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mormon Handicraft fall events.

Mormon Handicraft has three exciting events in the next few weeks. September 17 and 18 is our fall open house. We are featuring displays of our upcoming classes through December 2010, and offering 20% off of all class sign up fees and fabrics.

Ladies' Night is our next fun event taking place on Saturday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. We will be having door prizes for the first 100 ladies through the store...line up usually begins around 5 p.m. for this. Refreshments, door prizes throughout the evening, demonstrations and authors on the book floor of our location and in our quilt shop will take place. We also will be offering 20% off all purchases during the 6-8 time period!

Last but not least is our Fall Frenzy event. We are combining our annual fall sale with our Wasatch Front Fall Frenzy , and will be offering you 20% off all our regularly priced fabrics for the whole week of October 11-16! This is a great opportunity for you to stock up on all you need for your upcoming holiday sewing.

We appreciate each of you as our customers and look forward to seeing you during the coming weeks and months!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mark your calenders!

Hi quilty friends!!
Nadine here from the Material Girls Quilts. Mark your calender's peeps, it is almost time for the "Wasatch Front Fall Frenzy" event!! October 13-16. Fifteen fantastic shops along the Wasatch Front will be celebrating with a "Fall Party" that is sure to be the event of the season!! Each shop will be giving away a free pattern, prizes, & games, Oh, and lets not forget that you will have a chance to Win (2) $100.00 gift certificate in each and every shop!! and so much more! Stay tuned for more details!
see you soon!
Nadine & the girls!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Welcome to American Quilting in Orem, Utah. We are so excited to be part of the Wasatch Front Shop Hop for the second year.

We opened for business in a little location on State Street in Orem in 2003. In 2007 we moved to our new digs at 484 W. 800 North, Orem, conveniently located off the 800 North exit (#272) of I-15.

We carry a lot of reproduction fabrics - both Civil War and Depression/Aunt Gracie as well as recent designer collection by Moda, Michael Miller, Freespirit and Henry Glass. We also specialize in wool applique patterns and kits. We are excited to see everyone this week at the Shop Hop starting Wednesday morning!

For more information visit the American Quilting blog!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Broadbent's Quilt Shop

In 1882 Sarah & Joseph Broadbent opened a small shop
attached to their Lehi home....

Broadbent and Son General Store was born!

Over the years additions
were added to the building
and merchandise multiplied
Broadbent and Son

became the main mercantile
in the area.

Through the years a variety of products and services
have been offered so in keeping with their tradition of
meeting the needs of their valued customers,
Broadbent's Quilt Shop
(an extension of the original fabric shop),
was born.

We are still an "All in The Family" store,
celebrating 128 years in the original location....
128 North 100 East
Lehi, Utah

Still proudly run By "Family"

While shopping at Broadbent's can be considered a truly unique experience,
you will find yourself right at home & surrounded by the latest...
and greatest that the quilting world has to offer.

We look forward to celebrating "Birthdays"
with you during....

The Wasatch Front Shop Hop

Until then check out our blog
& our website

Friday, June 4, 2010

Corn Wagon Quilt Co.

Located in Springville, Utah, at the edge of the Wasatch Mountain range and 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Corn Wagon Quilt Co. was established in 1999. Jud and Marsha Harward are the owners and they designed and built the 3-story shop to inspire quilters -- from start to finish. In 2005 we expanded and now occupy 4,000 sq. ft. of building space to bring you the latest in quilting and stitchery ideas and products. Our goal is to provide you with expert, friendly advice whether it is in fabric selection, piecing, quilting or any stitchery questions you may have. We are always happy to support and encourage you in your creativity. We were featured in Quilt Sampler magazine as one of the top ten quilt stores in the country.

Did you know that we offer custom long arm quilting by Ramona Sorensen. Her quilting has been featured in several magazines. RJR fabrics and Robyn Pandolph sends their samples to Ramona to work her quilting magic. It is truly amazing what she can do with a Gammill.

We are really excited about this year’s Shop Hop. Be sure and stop by and join us for our Corn Wagon Family Reunion! Like one of our employees has said repeatedly, “I feel like all the people I work with are my sisters.” We do have a great Corn Wagon family and that includes all our great customers. This is one family reunion you will not want to miss! We know rich Aunt Flo from Florida will be here and her twin daughters Myrna and Verna will be tagging along. Larry the Cable Guy will not be able to attend, but his common law wife says “I would not miss this for the world!” Aunt Fran from Jersey will be here with all of her tall tales. Watch out for Aunt Tilly (she loves to give hugs and kisses). We are expecting other relatives, but they are SO dysfunctional we won’t mention them. We are hoping Jud doesn’t show up because he is supposed to be cutting hay and growing corn.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mormon Handicraft Open House and 20% OFF sale

This weekend, May 7th & 8th is Mormon Handicraft's Open House. We will have displays for our new classes, as well as 20% off all class fees and fabric! Come out and see all the great classes and new fabric we have available for Spring, Summer, and Fall!

And for all of you looking to spend your gift cards from Mother's Day, we are continuing our fabulous Mother's Day Sale for one more week! May 10th through May 15th all regularly priced fabric, kits, fat quarters, charm squares, etc. will be on sale for 20% off!

This is your chance to stock up during our fun events!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mormon Handicraft

Welcome to Mormon Handicraft! We are the oldest quilt store in Utah organized in 1938 during the great depression.

Even though we’ve changed locations over the last few years due to downtown construction we are alive and well!

We are currently located inside of the beautiful Fort Union Deseret Book store at 72nd South and approximately 1100 East. Mormon Handicraft is located upstairs with a balcony overlooking the bookstore.

We are dedicated to creating memories and traditions by featuring state of the art heirloom quality fabrics and quilting supplies. Our store features hundreds of bolts of fabric for all ages to include: Civil War fabrics, Aunt Gracies, Amy Butler, Patriotic, Riley Blake, Moda, and many children’s and flannel lines.

Our store also features a large Lion House Pantry to wet your appetite. We are lucky to be inside of one of the largest book stores in the company. In addition to our Quilt Shop, we have many decorative and home d├ęcor items for sale.

Flag Day is our celebration for Shop Hop. We well be transforming our store into a patriotic experience just for you! Visit with us to receive your free quilt pattern, refreshments, games, prizes, and a free gift!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Piper's Quilts & Comforts

This will be our 10th year in the Wasatch Front Shop Hop.We are very excited for this years events and can't wait to see you all in June! Piper's is a family run business in the heart of Sugar House. We specialize in unique & imported fabrics and Applique. We carry an array of supplies for quilting, heirloom sewing, knitting, crochet, and a few other needle arts. We were featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler as well as their Best of Quilt Sampler magazine in 2004. Please check our blog for more information on our shop, behind the scenes, free patterns, how-to videos and much more!

Piper's Quilts & Comforts
1944 South 1100 East
Pipersgirls Blog

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Material Girls Quilts

Hi, I am Nadine from "The Material Girls Quilts". We are so excited to be the newest addition to the Wasatch Front Shop Hop. We are located in the heart of downtown South Jordan, (1645 West 10610 S.)We have been open almost 5 years and haved loved every minute of it. In 2008 we were featured in BHG's Quilt Sampler magazine as one of the top ten shops. We carry all the major lines of fabric with samples that are sure to entice you! We offer classes and late sews and even host the youngest quilt guild in Utah. Be sure and stop by our blog
See ya Soon!
Nadine & the "Girls"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thimbles & Threads

Thimbles &Threads is very excited to again be included in the Wasatch Front Shop Hop. Our store is located in the historic district of Draper, Utah. Built by Utah Egg in 1910, the unique building was originally used as a poultry and egg distribution center. The restored structure, complete with its original plantation size porch and hardwood maple flooring, provides a charming, relaxed atmosphere to shop, share your latest project, or just stop by for a visit.

The recent weeks have been very exciting at the shop. Under new ownership, we have been busy ordering hundreds of bolts of new fabrics. Every day is like Christmas with all of the boxes coming in. We are rapidly expanding our inventory and have marked many bolts of fabric, quilt patterns, punch needle patterns, and embroidery floss at 50% off. Stop by and check out our bargain basement and help us make room for more new fabrics.

Thimbles & Threads is excited to offer in-house machine quilting services beginning in March. Cathie Zimmerman has been a longarm quilter for 7 years and has parked her Gammill in our lower level.

While there are lots of changes in the air, we still have our same friendly and helpful staff and will continue to provide the unique block of the month clubs and pre-cut kits that we have become known for.

The Thimbles staff can't wait for you to stop by this Shop Hop and celebrate Independence Day with us. The holiday brings to mind parades, summer picnics, and home made ice cream. And don't forget the fireworks. See you at Shop Hop!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Village Dry Goods

Village Dry Goods is a full service quilt shop located on the historic Main Street in Brigham City, Utah. We carry a full range of heirloom quality fabrics, quilt kits, patterns, and quilts for sale. One wall is dedicated to yarn for knitters. We also have a full line of embroidery and stitchery supplies. The friendly staff at the shop offers a variety of classes to teach the beginner to the experienced quilter. We have something to please almost every needlework artist.

Village Dry Goods sponsors an annual Winter Retreat in January with 2 day-long classes, fabulous lunches, and a trunk show and dinner at Maddox Restaurant. Many of our attendees enjoy the retreat so much that they sign up for the next year without even knowing who the next visiting quilt artist will be. In 2011 our Winter Retreat instructor will be Pat Speth, author of "Nickel Quilts", "More Nickel Quilts" and "Amazing Nickel Quilts."

Our store has several monthly clubs. Our newest club is Handbag Honeys. The members of this club will get handbag (and accessory) patterns, tips, helpful pattern modifications, great treats and lots of laughs. We have a Pincushion Club that meets once a month to make unique pincushions designed by our own Lori, the club leader. Village Dry Goods also sponsors a Jo's Little Women club with fabrics (over 100 bolts) and exclusive little quilt patterns designed by Jo Morton. At the monthly meetings there are demonstrations of techniques, tools, preparation options, and Show & Share with new stitching friends that enjoy making small quilts.

We have 2 new Block of the Month opportunities. Civil War Tribute starts later this month. This large pieced quilt (100"x112") designed by Homestead Hearth featuring fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel commemorates the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War in 2011. For our applique Block of the Month, we will be making 12 blocks from the book The Circuit Rider's Quilt by Jenifer Dick.

Our staff is looking forward to this year's Shop Hop and our special celebration. FINALLY!! All the Village girls have the opportunity to go to the Prom. Prom dresses have been a challenge .... alterations included. AND we have all been nominated for Prom Queen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

About Whimsy Cottage

The store has been around, in one form or another, since 1997. It was first called Moose Hollow, was in Park City, and only existed for one year. It reopened in early 1999 in Heber City in a wonderful bungalow we severely remodeled. Two years later, we bought the house next door and remodeled it into a retreat house for quilters. Then, in 2002, Whimsy Cottage was the first shop in Utah to be featured in BHG's Quilt Sampler - it was such a surprise and such an honor! For personal reasons, the store was closed for two years. It relocated in Holladay, opened once again in October, 2005 and that's where we are now.

We carry vibrant, true-color fabrics. Ten years ago, those were few but today, they are plentiful. The quilts we make as samples focus on traditional patterns using nontraditional fabrics - and we do lots of applique. Neither the store nor the staff is large - we like to say we're small but mighty! We pride ourselves on customer service.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome to our new blog!

This is a first for us, the 14 quilt shops comprising the Wasatch Front Shop Hop. We'll be taking turns posting here, letting you get acquainted with each store. And, we'll keep you informed about this year's event. Our theme for 2010 is "Let's Celebrate" and will take place June 16 - 19.

This is our tenth year anniversary! Have you ever wondered what goes into a Shop Hop? I remember our first meeting, sitting around a table with our fellow shop owners, wondering how to begin, where to meet, what to expect, how to manage everything and most of all, would it be worth the effort? Would quilters come? Ten years later, we still have hurdles every year, but so many things are in place that help streamline the job.

Our first meeting is in October with another in January and March or April - we used to meet every month from October until May! We generally meet at the store of that year's president - some meetings are grim and some have much laughter. We each take on an assignment; there are the ones you'd expect like President, Treasurer, Secretary but there are also Maps, Advertising, Finishing Prizes, Logo and posters, Newspapers, Donations, Surveys and passports, the Website, Blocks and Book and, finally, Prizes. It's a lot of we each make a quilt out of the same 14 blocks and we hand out free patterns for those blocks during the Hop. For me, the best meeting is the one held right after each year's event when we get to see each other's quilts and we divvy up (is that a word?) all the prizes we've collected - drawing names and filling bags. It's like our reward for a year's work - it's like Christmas except we're giving gifts away.

I was given these first two weeks to blog - I'm Nancy from Whimsy Cottage. In subsequent posts, I'll chat about other stuff - me, my store, my quilt for the shop hop - it'll be me, me, me!

Monday, January 11, 2010

June 16, 17, 18, & 19, 2010
"Let's Celebrate"
American Quilting Orem, UT
Broadbents Quilt Shop Lehi, UT
Corn Wagon Quilt Co. Springville, UT
Elaine's Quilt Block Cottonwood Heights, UT
Mormon Handicraft Midvale, UT
Pine Needles West Jordan, UT
Piper's Quilts SLC, UT
Quilts, Quilts, Quilts Sandy, UT
Quilter's Haven Bountiful, UT
Sew Sweet Toole, UT
The Material Girls Quilts
The Stitching Corner Orem, UT
Thimbles and Threads Draper, UT
Village Dry Goods Brigham City, UT
Whimsy Cottage Holladay, UT