Friday, July 27, 2012

Last Call - Blessings of Autumn BOM! *Plus A Giveaway!*

Next week marks the beginning of our Blessings of Autumn Block of the Month program!  This beautiful quilt features all of the rich colors and stunning sights of the fall season: pumpkins, apples, sunflowers, cornucopias, and even a little red schoolhouse. 



We have a coordinating silk thread set also available.






We are giving away a copy of the pattern set to one lucky reader.  To enter, leave a comment below (remember to include your email address if it isn't connected to your account).

Which block is your favorite?  What memories of autumn does this quilt bring forth?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Giveaway Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following ladies for being the winners of our Lakehouse pattern giveaway:

Louise
Jen
Sherry
Annie K.
SarcasticQuilter
Guedi

I have sent you each an email with instructions on how to claim your prize. 

Thank you to all who participated!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Step Back In Time....

Think for a moment about your favorite doll growing up.  What was so fun about her?  Around here, we're in agreement that at the top of that list is all of those darling doll clothes!  Remember spending hours choosing the perfect outfit?  Finding the right shoes to go with her party dress, the best sandals for that romper, and the most stylish hat/coat combination....



Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt & Gift Company has just created this absolutely darling wallhanging celebrating those clothes we loved so much.  Betsy's Closet In Stitches features hand embroidery that is just too cute!

Check out that eyelet lace collar!

This romper has "gingham" fabric!

These flowers are amazing!

Pick up the Kit today - which includes the pattern, all top fabrics, borders, binding, BACKING (!), and 11 skeins of embroidery floss.  The pattern is also available separately.


Do you love this as much as we do? 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Designer Focus: Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Dry Goods & TWO Giveaways!


Our current featured designer is Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Dry Goods!  Did you know that Shabby Fabrics is the largest retailer of Lakehouse fabrics in the world? Click here to see our selection
!  Holly is known for creating beautiful fabric collections that are colorful and versatile.  Read on to learn more....


Holly Holderman



Someone once said to me "it's all downhill after Paris", as in,"everywhere you travel to in Europe will just not be as fabulous as Paris"...I guess that's why I rely on Paris & all things French when I want to be inspired & fill my heart with happiness.

Paris is a city for people like me who love to walk (and take in the local color in the cafe's that are on practically every block). The Eiffel Tower, the tea shops, lovely shop windows, rose gardens (seemingly everywhere, even in secret courtyards...you'd just happen upon), flea markets (bits & scraps & inspiring treasures...), incredible buildings...beautiful doorways, multi-paned windows, parquet floors, giant doors with door knobs so big that you need two hands to open them...and oh, the spoken word, "Oo La La".
Lakehouse Penelope 4, 5, 6 Fabrics

Before starting LakeHouse Dry Goods I went to Paris about twice a year; we were just LakeHouse a design licensing studio back then...the pace was a little more hectic. I needed to charge my "design battery" a lot. We did everything from Christmas ornaments to popcorn tins, stationery, hatboxes, wallpapers (and seemingly anything that had a surface design on it). We showed our collections to hundreds of businesses at Surtex in May each year at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, so designing for fabric is a relatively new thing for me. I'm getting excited about going back to Paris...oddly enough, it was my boyfriend Paton who suggested it.

"Penelope 4, 5 & 6" is for me a nostalgic extension of my lifelong love affair with Paris, I am so humbled to be able to bring you these fabrics, inspired by a place which means so much to me.

Thank you, Holly! 
The newest fabric collection from Lakehouse is Penelope 4, 5, 6.  These beautiful fabrics feature gorgeous florals, bright colors, and an unmistakable touch of French inspiration!  

We have just made kits for two of Holly's designs featuring the above fabrics.  Scrap Happy Basket Quilt features twelve delightful baskets and is a fusible applique project. 


Scrap Happy Basket Quilt

Teacup Star Quilt is a beautiful pieced wallhanging featuring teacup panels!
 


Teacup Star Quilt

GIVEAWAYS!!
There are not one, but TWO giveaways this week for a total of twelve prizes!  Shabby Fabrics is giving away patterns designed by Holly Holderman: Teacup Star Quilt and Scrap Happy Basket Quilt.  Holly Holderman is giving away FQ bundles of the Penelope 4, 5, & 6 collection. 


Here's how to enter:
First, sign up for the Shabby Fabrics email newsletter here, and come back and leave a comment letting us know you've done so.  Make sure your email address is included (or is connected to your Google account) so we can contact you if you win!
Then, go to Holly's Blog and leave a comment.

That's it! You are now entered to win one of 12 great prizes!  Winners will be announced Friday, July 13.