Monday, June 20, 2011

On Your Mark... Get Set... Shop Hop!

Shop Hop is this week! It has come so quickly, but we at Parkland Parish Quilt Co. are ready and very excited for this year's hop to begin!

We have always had a soft spot for sweets, but our sweet tooth seems to have grown! So we decided that this year we are going to "treat" all of our shop hoppers with some very sweet surprises! Make sure that you have us penciled into your schedules, because there will be fun that you will not want to miss!

Cupcakes? ...hmmm.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Help for Beginning Quilters

Hello! It has been quite some time since this blog has been posted on and I apologize for that. Sometimes our lives get so crazy that it feels like we barely have time to breathe. But I think we need to take time to breathe, smell the roses, and quilt!

As someone who does not have a lot of experience under her belt when it comes to quilting, I would like to pose a few questions:

  1. What would you, as a more experienced quilter, say your number one piece of advice is for a beginner?
  2. What pattern would you most recommend for their first quilt?
  3. What mistakes have you learned from throughout your quilting experience that could help a beginning quilter?
With quilting reaching out to a wider and wider age group, there are more and younger beginners everywhere. So for all of you wonderful and experienced quilters out there, share your wisdom with us through a comment!

I hope that as summertime approaches, we can embrace the laid-back atmosphere, take the time to enjoy ourselves, and definitely take the time to quilt.

May your bobbin always be full!


P.S. Check out the online store at Parkland Parish Quilt Co.'s website, where you will find some new and fun fabric lines!