Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Quilt Retreat

Okay, So who doesn't love a good mystery?  Becky & I are down here at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek, Ohio on retreat. We arrived on Sunday and will be headed home on Thursday.  Today I finished trimming up the Witches Brew Bedrunner blocks & got the blocks pieced. I love how it turned out.  We'll be hanging it at the NQA show in Columbus in about a week & a half.  

So, back to the mystery.  The first day & a half that we were here at retreat, I worked on a project that I'm not allowed to share just yet. So, you'll have to wait in breathless anticipation till I'm allowed to reveal the gorgeous fabrics and the pattern that they evolved into!  I promise you that it'll be worth the wait!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Off to Portland for Spring Market!

Becky and I left this morning for Portland, Oregon for Spring Market.  Tomorrow we will start setting up Ruby Blue Quilting Studio's first booth that will showcase Becky's new book "Seamingly Scrappy" published by Martingale along with some of her new designs.  Traveling to Oregon has some logistical challenges when you are hauling quilts, items for the booth and a weeks worth of clothing.  I will never be accused of packing lightly! By the end of the day, there were 3 cities, 6 bags of luggage and 2 tuckered out quilters!

Quilt Market is a shop owner's dream.  One stop shopping for all the latest fabric, books, patterns, new designers and we get a chance to catch up with some of our favorite designers and friends. Stay tuned for a sneak peak of Becky's booth and more yummy stuff at Spring Market.....

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wow! What a retreat!

We just got home from retreat at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek, Ohio.  All I can say is "Wow".  What an incredible place!  We had 19 ladies all together quilting in the conference room.  It was so relaxing & there's so much to see & do in Holmes County when you need a break from sewing. Our favorite choices were a little retail therapy to help boost the economy in Berlin, Charm & Walnut Creek. Or, going next door to the Der Dutchman to enjoy an endless buffet of Amish cooking. (The carbohydrate coma followed shortly after the visit to the buffet.) The ladies starting filing in on Wednesday & we had till Saturday night to quilt!  It's like Heaven on earth! Another bonus to the retreat was that we missed all the snow (10" at the shop in Chardon) while we were celebrating the first day of Spring.

The Conference Room - Before

The Conference Room - After
The bedrooms are wonderful!  There's a great view from all sides of the hotel.  Although, we didn't spend much time in the rooms, it was a welcome site after a long hard day of quilting.  I was able to finish my Glacier Star.  It's a Judy Niemeyer pattern that I'll be teaching shortly.
 I also worked on my next Mariner's Compass that is Judy's new Technique of the Month that just came out in January.   We're still working out some of the colors, but it was great to have the time to sew & the space to lay it out & see how it's coming together.

  We've scheduled another retreat at the Carlisle Inn this August.  It seems so far away, but it'll be here before we know it. I'm sure I'll have plenty of projects lined by then to work on.  Hope you can join us at the next retreat.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Quiltworx in Montana

I left for Montana this morning to spend a week at Judy Niemeyer's quilt retreat.  I've been in the state for barely six hours and have seen so many incredible sites.  We flew over Glacier National Park as we were coming in for a landing.  I've barely put my camera down, there's so much to see. I've seen beautiful mountain ranges, 7 rainbows (so far), storms rolling in, an eagle. Oooops, no wait, false alarm, it was just a seagull.  But you never know, I may see one yet!  (8 rainbows)
The rest of the ladies should arrive tomorrow & then the rubber hits the road on Tuesday morning!  We'll start learning the new Technique of the Month that Judy has designed.  Can't wait to get started. Make that 9 rainbows..

This is the sewing room where we'll be working.  And this is the deck where we'll be relaxing after all that hard work.. . .

10 rainbows!  Now I know why Ohio doesn't have so many rainbows, Montana's hogging them all!

See you tomorrow with more from Montana.  Beth

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wildwood Show!!!

Currently we are in the works of setting up our booth at the Wildwood Show with all sorts of new fabrics and notions that have arrived in recent days. We'd love to see you at the show - here's the details:

Where: Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road (Route 615), Mentor, OH (In front of Civic Center)

When: Sunday, November 6th from 10-4

How Much: Admission is $3

What Will I See: There are at least 14 vendors, several quilts on display made by members of the guild, a section of Challenge Quilts by the guild to vote on, refreshments, and last but not least - a quilt size quilt to raffle!!! Tickets for the raffle quilt are $1 each or 6 for $5.

It's going to be an exciting day with much to see and the weather is supposed to be nice, so grab a friend or two and make a day of it. Can't wait to see you there!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Ssssoooooo? Are you ready for Quilting Around Chautauqua this weekend? We're almost ready to pack the car, head up North and see all the quilters attending this year's show.

This year the show features the amazing Jinny Beyer, her quilts are breath-taking and she pieces them all by hand... yes, by hand. So, if you can, plan on coming up at least for a few hours to see all of the quilts and vendors at the show.

We will be in the Anthoneum, in our typical spot. We are probably only one of close to 60 or so vendors, so bring the wallet - or better yet, bring your Husband's credit cards... He'll never know :]

One of the samples we will be bringing with us is our sample of Paganini by Miss Rosie. It's one of her Schnibbles patterns so with a Charm Pack and some background you too can have this adorable small quilt.
 Once finished (these were taken right after the quilting was finished) this quilt will have scalloped borders and the cutest ever striped bias binding....
The swirls quilted on it were just too perfect to go with the Java fabric by Deb Strain for Moda. We have these patterns available in the shop and we will have them with us at the show this weekend.

We can't wait to see you all at the show, and if you can't make it to the show, the girls will be holding down the fort at the shop, so stop by there too!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some pictures for ya!

We've settled into our new shop and finally got our sign up:
 Doesn't it look lovely?! Remember, we're between Joey's and Cameo Jeweler's in the Washington Post Plaza...
 Oh, and we got these awesome decals for our windows...
 But if you haven't been to the new shop - when you step in the door this is what you'll see!
 We still have all the same goodies like Civil War Fabrics, Batiks, 1930's prints, and so much more.
Including this latest collection to arrive - Peek-A-Boo by Red Rooster. These adorable bears look so cuddly, they'd make a prefect baby quilt! Know anyone that's expecting - I sure do!

We also have a bunch of Christmas fabric that has recently arrived - but hurry, it's going fast!!! Many more batiks are arriving all the time as well as a few Civil War lines that I know should be here shortly.

We'll keep you updated with the latest here in the shop (like maybe a sale and a Shop Hop or two in the future!) and any classes that we might be offering. For the latest class list click here.

Speaking of classes, we have acquired a classroom space within the same plaza that can meet our needs for some of the larger groups we've been having. It also can be available if you need to lay out a large quilt and don't have the space along with other things. Ask about using the space and if you have any questions (we do have to work around the class schedule) give us a call or stop in!

That should do it for now - I'll be back with more info for you soon!