Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thread Painting

I came into work yesterday and was listening to the talk about how much fun it has been to see everyone that has come in to shop our Spring Cleaning sale! The discounts are incredible, the selection is great, and the people are fun and friendly! If you haven't had your chance to get into the shop yet, don't worry. The sale ends on Sunday, February 27th, so you have time! This is a great opportunity. Just yesterday I got a couple books I have been looking at for a while, and am so glad I did!

As a newlywed couple, my husband and I are living at home and saving money while we get ready to go back to school. So I have been very excited and looking forward to moving into our own apartment and decorating it! Projects of every kind have floated into my head, most of them inspired by what I see around me here at Parkland Parish Quilt Co.

Well, this week we have some wonderful classes coming up. This Friday is Quilt Til You Wilt!
This class is so much fun! For only $10 you come to the shop, bring a project, and sew, sew sew until 11pm!! With employees from the shop there to help you if you need it and good company, this class is a fun one!

This Saturday we have our Thread Painting
class with Judy Irish. The technique of thread
painting is a beautiful one, and in this class you
will learn tips and tricks to help you master this craft. This picture is just an example of the beautiful things that can be accomplished with thread painting! The class is $40 and is from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, here on February 26th. Call the shop, or sign up online!

Well, I don't think I have much else to share with you all today. Except, there is this one thought that has been on my mind lately. It's a quote said by Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh, and ever since I heard it while babysitting it has stuck with me.

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

With all of our imperfections it can be easy to get down on ourselves for not being as brave, or smart, or strong as we may think we need to be. But none of us need to be perfect; and we are always stronger, smarter, and braver than we think we are.

I hope this post finds you happy, well, and quilting!

May your bobbin always be full.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! When I went home from work yesterday I found rose petals scattered all over my bed, a long-stemmed red rose, a candle, and a home-made card from my husband. So sweet! It was a wonderful day, and I hope that you all took the time to show those that you love just how much you love them.

With all the rain we have been getting lately, I've been staying inside my house, reading books, and watching good movies. But sometimes, that can get a little tiring and I start itching to do something. And most of the time, I end up cleaning! And that is precisely what we have decided
to do here at Parkland Parish Quilt Co. We have been going stir crazy around here, so we've been doing some early spring cleaning and we're doing it for you!

The Spring Cleaning event starts on Saturday, February 19th and ends on Sunday, February 27th. Come into the shop to receive GREAT discounts on kits, fabric, books, and more!

Selected Kits & Pre-cuts – up to 50% off!

Selected fabrics - 50-70% off!

Books – starting at just $5.00!

Selected Magazine – just $1.00!

We cannot wait for this event to start, and we hope that you will make it in to take advantage of these never before seen discounts!

I don't have much more to share with you except to tell you there are a few spots remaining in some upcoming classes.
First we have "The Inside Secrets of Binding" class with Ann Sawin. It's on Tuesday, February 22nd from 6 - 9 pm. This class is only $20, and with the great "inside secrets" you'll learn, this is a great opportunity! Call the shop today or sign up online.

Next we have "Thread Painting: Plain and Fancy" class with Judy Irish. It's on Saturday, February 26th from 10:30am - 3:30pm. This class is $40 to sign up and is sure to be fun! The technique you will learn is absolutely beautiful, so hurry and sign up! You can call the shop or register online.

Don't forget! You get an additional 15% off on your purchase when you shop the online store and enter the coupon code "parkland parish". So go shop today!!

And that's all I have to share with you all today. I hope this blog post finds you all happy, well, and quilting!

May your bobbin always be full!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Anyone?

As Valentine's Day approaches we are all inclined to let our minds linger a little more on thoughts of love, friendship, and romance. Chocolate, candy, and hearts are all over the place in grocery stores, the mall, and restaurants. It is in our nature as humans to make connections with people; to form meaningful relationships with loved ones.
So as this holiday comes closer, start thinking about a gift that would mean the most to those that you love. Whether it's a hand-made card, that cute pair of boots that she's been drooling over for weeks, or just 30 minutes of catching up with a good friend and some tea, do something for those that have meaning in your life this Valentine's Day. I know that I will.

And even though Parkland Parish Quilt Co. is a quilt shop we still want to help you celebrate this holiday! We have some adorable "chocolate" fabrics that arrived in the shop. To see a couple samples, click here.
We also got in a fun Lakehouse line that features polka dots, cakes, and TEA CUPS! These tea cups are absolutely adorable! To see more of this line that would be absolutely perfect for Valentine's day, click here.

We have two wonderful classes quickly approaching that have spots left. I recommend you sign up quickly, before you miss your chance! This Saturday, February 12th is the English Sewing Box class. It is not only a cute box, but it is great for storing whatever quilting supplies you need to stay in one place!
We also have our Fabulous Floor Mat class meeting on Valentines day! From 10 am - 3:30 pm get instruction from Kathy McKenna on how to create your own beautiful floor mat! Call the shop today to sign up!

I hope this blog post finds all of you happy, warm, and quilting. May your bobbin always be full!!


Monday, February 7, 2011

February Classes!

Okay, so this past week has been a little crazy with the Super Bowl Sample Sale and all other sorts of madness, so my blogging has been a bit... irregular. The shop has been super busy!!
But this will be the last not-posted-on-Tuesday blog.

We have some classes coming up very soon that you won't want to miss out on!

Our Fabulous Floor Mat class is on Monday, Februray 14th and the last day to sign up is TOMORROW! So hurry! Call the shop today to reserve your spot in this wonderful class taught by our very own Kathy McKenna!

Also on the list for the next upcoming class is the English Sewing Box Class. It is this Saturday, February 12th from 10am - 4pm. This project is a fun, cute, and useful one! Call the shop today to sign up for this class, or you can register online.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and that you are enjoying every minute of every day.

May your bobbin always be full! -Taylor

Friday, February 4, 2011

Are You Ready for some Football?

I know that it's Friday and not Tuesday... and I know that I usually post a blog every week on Tuesday. (Don't worry, just because I'm posting today doesn't mean that I won't post on Tuesday.) But I just had to give you all one more reminder about the


going on this Sunday, February 6th here at Parkland Parish Quilt Co.! Not only are we going to have all of our beautiful samples on a GREAT sale, but we are going to be playing a fun game of football! To see a flier with information and instructions on how we're going to be playing our game, click here.

The doors open at Noon so come to the shop and get ready for some fun! The classroom will be open for some free sewing time and there will be snacks provided!

This is going to be a sale that you won't want to miss!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I don't know about all of you, but for the past few days I have been absolutely freezing! Waking up in the morning to a frost covered car is not my ideal scenario. At that moment I feel like putting my sweat pants back on, making a nice cup of hot cocoa, and curling up on the couch with a blanket and my favorite movie on the TV. But since days where we are free from responsibility don't come around too often, I just go outside and scrape the ice off of my car and drive to work.
However, it is always good to be prepared in case a day where you have no
responsibility comes around. I found this amazing recipe for hot cocoa online the
other day, and I just have to share it!

It's called Cookie Dough Cocoa (just the title makes my mouth water.) If you'd like to see this recipe or print it out, click here.
I think the
only adjustment I would make to this would be to make homemade chocolate chip cookies instead of using Cookie Crisp cereal. That's just my opinion because I am not the biggest fan of Cookie Crisp.

Anyways, while you're all enjoying that recipe, lets get on to the quilting treats I have in store for today!


In your email blasts last week you were filled in on how our football game is going to work, how you earn points, and just how much fun it's going to be! But so far I have neglected to mention all of the amazing, incredible, quilt samples that will be on an incredible
All of our quilts are already hanging up in the shop, so come in early and scope out the samples. They will be priced at rates that will knock your socks off! Hurry to Parkland Parish Quilt Co. and see what we have to offer, and don't forget to come join us on Sunday,
February 6th for a day of games, fun, and great deals!

Our Saturday BOM class has been filling up quickly! There are very
few spots left and the last day to register for this class is Saturday, February 5th! You can register online, in the shop, or by phone.

And last but not least go to our online store to see all of the REDUCED KITS AND PRE-CUT FABRICS
that have now been added! With the majority of our online merchandise on sale, you won't want to pass up this opportunity!

Well, all of this talk about treats makes me want my own cup of hot chocolate. I'm going to go make myself some.I hope this blog post has found you all doing well and very happy.
May your bobbin always be full! -Taylor

P.S. Keep yours eyes and ears open because there's an extra-exciting
treat coming your way... (check your emails... *cough cough*)
I wonder what it could be...