Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Mannequin has a name!

May I have the pleasure of introducing you to..........


Congratulations to Carolyn Chandler... the winner of a $10 gift certificate to Home Grown Quilts!

(We'll put Carolyn's picture with Madelyn on the blog as soon as we get it.)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Moscow Quilt Show

This past weekend we were up at the Moscow Fair grounds for their quilt show. We had so much fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones. 

If you didn't get a chance to come see us, don't worry- We'll be at the at the Lewiston/Clarkston Quilt show: April 28-29 at the Clarkston High School (in conjunction with the Dogwood Festival). Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Beginnings Baby Blanket

We have a new kit ready for you to scoop up!

It's this super adorable New Beginnings baby blanket.  Kit includes New Beginnings pattern, fabric for top, binding, fabric for backing, and thread to sew it up with... all bundled up for you in a sand bucket. Everything you need!  Cost of the kit is $65.

Ironing Board Cover Class

Sandy Blankenship taught our Strip Ironing Board Cover class on March 31st. Everyone who attended made the most adorable covers in super fun color combinations!

We are always having fun at our classes! We hope that you want to join us for the next one :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lunch and Learn

GHS senior class brought by some lunch order slips to Home Grown Quilts. They are raising money for their Senior night by selling sack lunches, including hoagie sandwich, chips, and a cookie.

We thought it'd be lots of fun if you ordered your sack lunch through our shop, and then came and ate lunch with us while we host a demo!

Supporting the kids and having some quilting fun is a win/win!!
Order & pay for lunch by THIS Wed, April 11th ($6.00)
Lunch will be delivered to Home Grown Quilts at noon, Wed, April 18th.
Sandwich order (choose only 1 meat):
___roast beef

Our Mannequin 
Here are the names submitted for the Name The Mannequin contest:
Madelyn (actually submitted 3X, but the 1st person to submit it is Carolyn Chandler)
Jewel - submitted by Diane Sperle
Daisy - submitted by Cindy Daly
Clarabell - submitted by Linda Ryska
Babe - submitted by Kathy Warford
Lily - submitted by Alena Folcchina
Bonnie - submitted by Arlene Perrine
Catherine - submitted by Candy Throop
Mable - submitted by Sue Roach
Victoria - submitted by Nightfeather
Priscilla - submitted by Nightfeather

We need you to vote on the names that have been submitted for our Mannequin! You can vote four ways:
1) Call us 983-0254
2) Stop in the store and vote.
3) Write on our
Facebook Wall
4) send us an e-mail at

You have until Saturday April 14th at 3pm to get your votes in.

 **The winner of the chosen name will win $10 of merchandise at Home Grown Quilts, plus you get to have your photo with the Mannequin posted on our blogsite!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Turning 20

A few weeks ago we held a Turning 20 class- where we taught how to use up some of those fat quarters that you have hanging around in your stash. It was such a fun class. The quilts turned out adorably, the lunch was delicious, and the company was a blast.

Aren't these quilts so cute!?

Some of the ladies who attended the class even left with a finished quilt top- others were almost done. What a productive day!

If you are interested in doing a class like this- we are planning for another 'use up your fat quarters' class soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Newsletter!!

 Activities and Classes for April 2012

Class Instructor Date Time Cost
In-Store Easter Egg Hunt!   Mon-Sat Apr 2-7 9am-5pm 0
Penelope X-Block Quilt Class Cathie Orr Tues, Apr 3 10am-3pm $25.00
Sew-Ciety Guild meeting   Tues, Apr 3 7pm 0
Greeting Card Class Judi Vrieling Thur, Apr 5 5:30-7:30pm $15
Sew-Cial (sew night)   Fri, Apr 6 5pm-midnite 0
Shadowbox Quilt Class Sue Kinner Sat, Apr 7 10am-3pm $25
Sew-Cial (sew night)   Fri, Apr 13 5pm-10pm 0
Mixed Media Canvas Class Judi Vrieling Sat, Apr 14 10am-1pm $35
Beginning Cross Stitch Class Rebecca O’Neill Tue, Apr 17 1pm-3pm $10
Sew-Ciety Guild meeting   Tue, Apr 17 7pm 0
Demo Wednesday Bonnie Butz Wed, Apr 18 10am-3pm 0
Rag Quilt Class Bonnie Butz Thur, Apr 19 10am-3pm $20
Round Robin Classes Holly Cox, Bonnie Butz, DeAnn Rauzi Sat, Apr 21 10am-3pm $45
Diary Quilt Group   Tue, Apr 24 6pm-7:30pm 0
Greeting Card Class Judi Vrieling Thur, Apr 26 5:30-7:30pm $15
It’s A Wrap Basket Class Jolene Rupp Sat, Apr 28 10am-3pm $20

April Class/Activities Info:

  In-Store Easter Egg Hunt!
Come in the shop during the week of April 2-7 and find one of the many Easter Eggs hidden throughout the shop that you may open when you make a purchase.  Who knows what treasures are hidden in the eggs…anything from yummy candies and chocolate to a coupon worth 20% off any item in the shop!

Penelope X-Block Quilt Class
For this 54” X 68” quilt, Cathie Orr will teach you how to use the X-Block ruler, which then also makes a variety of other awesome X-block quilts.

Greeting Card Classes
Judi will be teaching you how to make 5 really cute floral cards on April 5th.  On April 26th, she will be teaching you how to make 5 adorable Mother’s Day cards.  Bring your scissors and adhesive and Judi will provide the rest of the supplies.

Shadowbox Quilt Class
Sue Kinner will teach you how to make this very pretty 68” X 81” quilt.  Sign up today before all the seats are taken!

Mixed Media Canvas Class
It’s time to play! Learn how to create texture and incorporate other media like fabric and found objects on a 9 x 12 canvas. You’ll leave with a versatile work of art that you’ll be proud to display. Class fee of $35 includes all materials. Advance registration required, space is limited. (Note:  The photo of this class is a sample of a mixed media canvas…this is not the actual canvas you will make in class.  Judi Vrieling will provide a sample for the shop soon!)

Beginning Counted Cross Stitch Class
Rebecca will teach you the basics to cross stitching.  Beware!  Cross stitching is fun to do and can become addictive

Demo Wednesday
Join us for a demo of a fabulous new tool in our shop.  You will love it!


Rag Quilt Class
This is a beginner-friendly quilt class, or for anyone who has always wanted to learn how to make a rag quilt.  Sign up for this class today!

Round Robin Classes
Saturday the 21st will be a fun day consisting of three stations that the students rotate around to.  Stations will include sewing really cute and EASY pillow cases with Bonnie Butz, learning to string beautiful beaded bracelets with Holly Cox, and making an adorable boxed assortment of greeting cards with DeAnn Rauzi…and yes, you will even construct the box!

It’s A Wrap Basket Class
Jolene will teach you how to make really cute baskets out of fabric and clothesline rope.  Be thinking of what colors you want to make your basket, sign up and come join the fun!

Looking ahead at some of May’s classes and activities:
·         Thurs, May 10th – Chamber After Hours.  Come join us for a tour, demo and yummy snacks!
·         Sat, May 12th – Mariner’s Compass Quilt Class (sample on display…gorgeous!)
·         Thurs, May 17th – Greeting Card Class
·         Sat, May 19th – Buggy Barn ‘For The Birds’ Quilt Class (sample on display…very cute!)
·         Thurs, May 31st – Greeting Card Class


Block of the Month:
We only have two of these gorgeous BOM's left so if you would like one, give us a ring, email us or pop in to the shop and we'll set it up for you. Yes, we will mail it to you too if you need us too. :-)   Cost is $15 per month for 13 months and it includes the patterns and fabric for the quilt top, border and binding. We don't include the threads. **Our quilt block of the month is in a different color scheme**

Name the Mannequin contest!  Home Grown Quilts has a new addition to our shop, and she needs a name, so email, call or come on in and submit a name.  The winner of the chosen name will win $10 of merchandise at Home Grown Quilts, plus you get to have your photo with the Mannequin posted on our blogsite!