|Well, It has certainly been a busy week since the shop closed on September 28th. Thank you to all who came in and supported our sale and purchased. We have sold so much fabric in the last couple months that I am surprised that I only had to bring home the small amount that I did. Thank you, I am running out of room quickly. LOL David, Elisabeth and I have worked hard in trying to get everything out of the shop and into the new studio at home. I am still trying to get everything put away and find everything that I need to be able to work, sew and quilt. It seems it doesn't matter how well you pack, something always gets misplaced. I was glad to finally be able to sit down and do a little bit of sewing the last few days. (I have to get a sample done for a class next week!!!)
|Many things have been happening in the closing of the shop and with changing my focus and direction in the business. One of the things that we have noticed this past year is that our Hoppin Bobbin Trailer has gotten way too small to get everything that we needed to take to the larger shows that we have been vending at. So, last week, we had to upgrade from a 5x8 to a 7x14 trailer. Now we have more than doubled our amount of space and will be able to upgrade our displays, racks and take more stuff! However, David thinks that the best thing about it is that now he can stand up straight and won't bang his head on the doorway anymore when he walks out of it. I personally am thrilled over the ramp that will make everything so much easier to load! She will go in, in the next couple weeks for new lettering and logos! So, look for her at upcoming shows!|
|Bessie seems to be happy in her new home. I was glad to finally get her into the new studio. I am looking forward to trying out the new CS7.1 upgrade from Statler. I was amazed at the things that I learned it can do at the Quilting with Confidence Tour in Lancaster a couple of weeks ago. I am anxious to try all of the new options that are available; that will make custom quilting easier, allows me access to my patterns from any internet connected computer and will make some steps more fun, instead of feeling like work.|
|On a personal note, many of you have met my "Other Half", David. Well, after 8 1/2 years...... we finally set a wedding date the last week of August. We have had so much going on with the renovations in the Studio, closing the shop, Quilt Shows, becoming grandparents and now planning a wedding! We will officially "Tie the Knot" on February 1st, 2020 in Nottingham, PA with a few close family members and friends. He has been a huge help in all of the planning and within a couple weeks of setting the date we have ordered the cake, invitations, booked the venue, caterer, officiant, photographer and DJ. I have found a dress (thanks to my mothers help and patience), found flowers for the cake, my bouquet, boutenniers and corsages and ordered the flowers for table decorations. We have been lucky with how well everything has come together with only 5 months to plan it all. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with this man who has supported and loved me through good times and bad over the last 8+ years.
I guess it will be the year of weddings for my family as my brother was married in August, my daughter will marry in December, David and I in February, and David's oldest daughter will marry in October 2020. Here is to Happy Beginnings!!!
|Here is what is coming up with
|From Marti and Me Club
Meeting Dates and Locations
October 15th At 6pm
at Dawn Buettner's
October 16th At 10 am
at Elisabeth Dzambasow's
|This Months project:
If you missed last months
meeting, please contact me
through email, asap, so I can send you the contact list.
If you need me to bring additional products for you, please let me know.
Hoppin Bobbin will be vending
|Looking Ahead to 2020|
|Hoppin Bobbin will be vending at the
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
March 1, 2020
|Hoppin Bobbin is
Vending and Teaching at the Lancaster Quilt Show
March 25-28, 2020
DoubleTree Willow Valley Resort 2400 Willow Street Pike Lancaster PA 17602
Columbus Square Class with Kelly Davis at the Lancaster Quilt Show
Mar 26, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
A fabulous block that is beautiful made scrappy or in just 2 colors. Based on a 7 x7 grid, which is not a size easily cut with a rotary cutter and regular ruler, this 12” block is easily cut using Marti Michell’s Set L templates.
Pattern includes Instructions for making a table runner, lap quilt, large throw and bed quilts. Pattern also includes pattern for the Bears Paw block in a lap size and bed size.
This 4 hour class includes instruction. Pattern and template set must be purcahsed separately prior to class. Learn how to cut your pieces with ease and accuracy. Piecing and pressing tips along the way to making a quilt you will treasure.
Fat Quarters Log Cabin Class with Kelly Davis
Mar 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
Unlike Scrappy Log Cabin Quilts the Fat Quarter Log Cabin requires only 5 fabrics. Using Fat Quarters (which we all seem to collect) and combing layout and sewing techniques, from the 1800’s, with Rulers and cutting techniques from the 21st century you will be able to make fabulous Log Cabin blocks, cutting 4 blocks at a time in a matter of minutes! Use 1 set of Fat Quarters to make a wallhanging, table runner or pillow tops, use 4 sets to make a Log Cabin Star or Twin size. Nine Sets will make a Queen/Double or 16 sets to make a King. Once you’ve mastered the cutting and sewing, I believe you will find, you can easily make four blocks in as little as 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Join me in learning how to make this ageless block and learn tips on grainlines, pressing and sewing techniques that will improve all of your quilting skills. In class we will cut and make 4 blocks.