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Maine Quilts!!

I’m a busy little moose packing up for Maine Quilts. Thought I would take a break and tell you all about the great things we have planned for the show! I’m very excited to have a guest in my booth on Thursday from 10-2. Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs will have her new book, …

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Totes & Bags – Adding Pizzazz!

Are you a tote or bag maker? Today I’m gonna show you some quick tips for adding some pizzazz to your finished totes. What we’re sharing can also work on any purchased bags you have, not just ones you crafted! Ready to start? Let’s go! Adding a zipper pull is probably the easiest way to …

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Quilt Pro Retreat

Our first Quilt Pro Retreat was last weekend and I’m calling it a success! We had a great mix of quilt shop owners (brick & mortar and online), pattern designers, long armers, fabric reps, furniture designers, retreat organizers, product manufacturer…all aspects of our business. This was a great plus when we had our business discussions …

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Moose Musings – Jeans Shopping

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Have I mentioned that I really don’t like shopping for jeans? There comes a time though when I must…like now. All my jeans are no longer fit for public display, only yard work and home maintenance. So off I go to the mall… I’m a Mom, I just want a pair of Mom Jeans. I don’t think it’s a difficult request. My legs are too long for petite sizes and way too short for normal sizes so I have issues. All those zippers on the abdomen (I’m looking at you J-Lo!) and the pizzazz on the behind? No thanks, I have enough going on in those areas and don’t need to call attention there. Rips should happen after heavy usage, not at the time of purchase. And the acid wash on the thighs? Really? It looks like I have used my pants for napkins. Sheesh. I won’t even start in...

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What should I pack for my quilting retreat?

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One of the more enjoyable hats I wear for my job is Retreat Hostess. One question I get a lot is “What should I bring?”. Since I’m in the midst of final preparations for an upcoming retreat I thought it was a good time to share some tips for packing. Over the years I have seen people load up the luggage cart at the Inn like they just binge watched all the Beverly Hillbillies episodes…and then go back to the car for more…sometimes they even bring their own chair! Other people come with their machine, an extra pair of unmentionables and little else. Usually the correct answer is somewhere in the middle. First you should consult any documentation you receive from your retreat hostess. If there is a class involved then there should be a supply list. If there are any special amenities at the venue they should tell you...

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Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 5

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It’s the final day of the Blue Moon blog hop. Simply visit the following two blogs to see what Colourwerx and Marie have done with Jackies’s new fabric line. Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx – https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/ Marie Bostwick – https://www.mariebostwick.com/blog/ Here is the full schedule. Feel free to go back and see the previous posts. Monday, Feb 5 Island Batik – http://www.islandbatik.com/news/ Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks – https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Tuesday, Feb 6 Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Wednesday, Feb 7 Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs   https://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/blog/ Thursday, Feb 8 Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Kari Schell – On Point Quilter  https://www.onpointquilter.com Friday, Feb 9 Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx – https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/ Marie Bostwick – https://www.mariebostwick.com/blog/ #bluemoonfabriccollection. Additional hashtags to consider using (add/edit your own!): #thepromisegirls #islandbatik #aurfil #debtucker #studio180design #jackiekunkel #cantonvillagequiltworks #cvquiltworks #seamslikeadreamquilting #purplemoosedesigns #cabininthewoodsquilters #onpointquilter #colourwerx #mariebostwick #quilting #quiltersofinstagram #quilts #quiltsofinstagram

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Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 4

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Today is day 4 of the Blue Moon blog hop. Simply visit the following two blogs to see what Penni and Kari have done with Jackies’s new fabric line. Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Penni has worked up a great improv winter scene. She’s giving away a prize too! Kari Schell – On Point Quilter  https://www.onpointquilter.com Kari will be offering a demo on drafting a star quilt in Electric Quilt 8 with Blue Moon fabric. Here is the full schedule. Feel free to go back and see the previous posts. Make sure to visit the other sites in the coming days. Monday, Feb 5 Island Batik – http://www.islandbatik.com/news/ Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks – https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Tuesday, Feb 6 Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Wednesday, Feb 7 Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs   https://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/blog/ Thursday, Feb 8 Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Kari Schell...

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Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 3

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  Today is day three of the Blue Moon Blog Hop…and it’s my turn! Before I get into what I did, be sure and visit today’s other hopper – Deb made something cool with Jackie’s new fabric line! Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Here is the full schedule. Feel free to go back and see the previous posts. Make sure to visit the other sites in the coming days. Monday, Feb 5 Island Batik – http://www.islandbatik.com/news/ Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks – https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Tuesday, Feb 6 Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Wednesday, Feb 7 Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs   https://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/blog/ Thursday, Feb 8 Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Kari Schell – On Point Quilter  https://www.onpointquilter.com Friday, Feb 9 Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx – https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/ Marie Bostwick – https://www.mariebostwick.com/blog/ So…ready to see what I did with Jackie’s new fabric line? Here...

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Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 2

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Today is day two of the Blue Moon Blog Hop. Simply visit the following two blogs to see what Aurifil has up their sleeve and to see what Kate did with Jackie’s new fabric line. Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Here is the full schedule. Feel free to go back and see the previous posts. Make sure to visit the other sites in the coming days. Monday, Feb 5 Island Batik – http://www.islandbatik.com/news/ Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks – https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Tuesday, Feb 6 Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Wednesday, Feb 7 Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs   https://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/blog/ Thursday, Feb 8 Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Kari Schell – On Point Quilter  https://www.onpointquilter.com Friday, Feb 9 Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx – https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/ Marie Bostwick – https://www.mariebostwick.com/blog/

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Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 1

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It’s day one of the Blue Moon blog hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone has done with Jackie Kunkel’s new fabric line! Here is the schedule of blogs to visit: Monday, Feb 5 Island Batik – http://www.islandbatik.com/news/ Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks – https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Tuesday, Feb 6 Aurifil – https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/ Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream – http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/ Wednesday, Feb 7 Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design – https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com/blogs/news Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs   https://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/blog/ Thursday, Feb 8 Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods  https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/ Kari Schell – On Point Quilter  https://www.onpointquilter.com Friday, Feb 9 Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx – https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/ Marie Bostwick – https://www.mariebostwick.com/blog/ Never done a blog hop? No problem, it’s really easy! Simply visit each of these blogs linked above on their appointed day. That’s it! You’ll get to read about what they did with Jackie’s new fabric line and have the chance at winning some great prizes too. It couldn’t be...

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Fabric Extravaganza update!

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For all my New England bargain hunter quilters out there…I know there has been some confusion about this awesome event so I thought I would help clear some of it up. Fabric Extravaganza has been in February for the last several years and the vendors offer bargains galore. Two of the original coordinators have gone their separate ways and now we have two events. It didn’t help that early on they were both using the same name. That issue has been straightened out now. Here’s how it all panned out! The Not Just Fabric Blowout Sale will be February 8-10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua NH   Fabric Extravaganza will be March 8-10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua NH     So, what is this event? It’s a bargain hunters paradise! No fancy displays, nothing is full price, everything is a great deal.  Is it all...

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12 Days Of Christmas – Wrap Up

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  I hope you enjoyed our 12 Days Of Christmas promotion. Thank you to everyone that participated. All the items have been tallied and the invoices have been sent out. If you did not receive an invoice (and were expecting to!) please let us know ASAP. I would also love to hear how this promotion went for you! Feedback is always welcome…constructive critiques as well as positive comments. I’m hoping to do this again next year. The ordering process should be a little smoother because we’ll have our nifty new website in place! Any other suggestions on improvements would be welcomed. Thanks again for hanging with us these past 12 days. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family! Terri

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12 Days Of Christmas – Day 12

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Here we are at the last day…our last item up for grabs. We’re gonna go out with a bang…a three-fer! UPDATE: THERE IS ONLY ABOUT 2 YARDS OF PINK LEFT AND WE ARE LOW ON ORANGE! These three batik gradation fabrics are from Benartex. They have a nice soft, subtle gradation from light to dark running selvage to selvage, light at one selvage-dark on the other. We have pink, orange and green available. Regular price on these is $9.80 per yard and today they are only $5.57 per yard. Simply leave a comment on our blog or Facebook fan page indicating how many yards you want and which color you want. We’ll respond to let you know we got your request. At the end of the 12 days we’ll invoice you and then ship it out as soon as your payment clears. There is no shipping charge, you get a...

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