Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shop Hop 2010 3rd prize

We had a shop hop meeting last week and all brought our items that will go into a basket of goodies for the winner of the third prize drawing.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shop Hop 2010

The theme for the 2010 GREATER ATLANTA QUILT SHOP HOP is
"As American As..."
Coming March 18th-21st, 2010
Send us in your ideas in the way of a posted comment, of what you think is 
"As American As...", especially ideas that could be used as individual shop themes and played out in the decor of a quilt shop for the big shop hop event.
We will draw a name from all the folks who send in ideas at our next shop hop meeting on September 2nd and then we will announce the winner on this blog soon after the meeting. The prize will be announced in a few days. Check back to see what it is.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Shop Hop 2010

Hi All!

The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop website has now been updated as much as possible with the information that we have so far.

Watch for the blog to get rolling again soon!

Friday, April 3, 2009

2009 Shop Hop Quilts

For those of you who didn't get to participate in this year's Shop Hop, or maybe weren't able to make it to all nine shops, I thought you might like to see the Shop Hop quilts that each participating shop put together. I am always amazed at the differences!
Heritage Quilts & Fabrics featured Christmas Morning as their theme interpretation.
Intown Quilters featured Summer Vacations.

Little Quilts carried out a Circus theme for the day. Check out their blog for more Shop Hop photos.

Patrick's featured a Weekend at Grandma's.

Quilts and Fixins' theme was Saturday Morning Cartoons.

Red Hen's theme was A Day at the Farm. The first photo is their quilt in its entirety, and I also included a close-up of the center portion of the quilt. This is not a panel - it is entirely appliqued. Amazing detail!

Sweet Home Quilt Co. played dress up in Grandma's Closet. Our quilt featured our Cut Glass Dish block in our signature black and white fabrics with a little green thrown in for good measure! Check out our blog for more Shop Hop pictures.
I did not get to see the quilts from Tiny Stitches or A Scarlet Thread. They will probably post photos later, or you may be able to see them on their individual websites.
The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop 2009 was a blast! And we're already making plans for next year. Thanks to everyone for their support and patronage at the participating shops.
Sweet Home Quilt Co.
SAVE THE DATES: MARCH 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2010.

Shop Hop 09 Winners

Just a quick post to announce the winners of the 2009 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop prizes. Shop owners from all participating shops met on Wednesday and drew the winners from approximately 600 completed passports.

Grand Prize Winner: Stacie Harris, Macon GA
Stacie won a $100 gift certificate to each of the nine participating shops

Second Prize Winner: Sandie Hendler, Roswell GA
Sandie won a Baby Lock Grace Sewing Machine & Accessories

Third Prize Winner: Kathleen Bishop, Griffin GA
Kathleen won a Longaberger basket of 90 fat quarters (10 from each shop)

Congratulations to all of our winners! We sincerely appreciate everyone who participated in the 2009 Shop Hop, especially in light of the horrific weather we experienced. It was a lot of fun, and we are already making plans for 2010!

Mark Your Calendars: March 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2010

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet Treats Bag Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Sweet Treats Bag giveaway is mamaspark

mamaspark said...
Sounds like fun...count me in! Love your blog too!!
February 3, 2009 1:31 PM

The Sweet Treats Bag will be winging its way to her as soon as I get her address. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. Stay tuned as I'm sure one of the other shop owners will be tempting you with something else soon!

We are busy as little bees here at Sweet Home Quilt Co. getting ready for Shop Hop! New fabric collections are arriving every day, kits and bundles are being cut, and samples are being sewn at break-neck speed. I have completed the design for our Shop Hop Quilt and cannot wait to see it made up! We'll start on it next week, in between everything else. Every Sunday I've been haunting local antique and junk shops searching for props to carry out our theme - Grandma's Closet. You will definately want to see us all dressed up in our "Grandma's" finery! The treasures I'm finding bring back so many fond memories for me of time spent in my Grandma's closet when I was a little girl!

I hope you're making plans to visit all the shops during the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop, March 26 - 29th. We'll be looking for you here at Sweet Home Quilt Co.!


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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Preview the 2009 Shop Hop Charms

Hi again, Melisa from Sweet Home Quilt Co. here, with an update on the 2009 shop hop charms. Each shop has received a sample charm bracelet with all of the 2009 charms on it, which is available for you to preview. Also available is a charm pin holder. Each individual shop has selected a charm and there is also a 2009 Shop Hop charm for a total of 10 charms to collect. I tried to take a couple of pictures showing the sample bracelet and charms, but I'm not the best photographer in the world! Maybe you'll get an idea anyway!

These items must be pre-ordered and prepaid, and will be available for pick-up during Shop Hop in March. You will need to contact each individual shop to place your charm order. Cost of the charms is $2.99 each, bracelets $5.99 each, and charm pin holders $9.99 each. Participating shops have a very limited supply so don't wait to place your orders!

Here's the list of shops and their respective charms:
A Scarlet Thread - pin cushion
Heritage Quilts & Fabrics - Shoo Fly block
Intown Quilters - Log Cabin block
Little Quilts - thimble
Patrick's - Dresden Plate block
Quilts 'N Fixins - sewing machine
Red Hen Fabrics - scissors
Sweet Home Quilt Co. - Basket block
Tiny Stitches - spool

I am really happy with how these have turned out, and I know you're going to want to collect these charms, too, to commemorate the 2009 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop! Call any of the participating quilt shops if you have questions or need more information.

On another topic, here's a reminder about the giveaway I'm currently hosting here on the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop blog (see my previous post.) Leave a comment on that post and be eligible to win a cute little Sweet Treats bag! Tell all your friends to leave a comment and mention your name in their comment to be eligible to win a Sweet Treats Bake Shop Box yourself! The giveaway ends February 27th.

Hope you're enjoying the beautiful spring-like weather!

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Take Our Reader Poll and Win!

Hi Shop Hoppers! Melisa at Sweet Home Quilt Co. here. Can you believe January is almost gone already? The month has flown by as we recover from the holidays and year-end inventory, and get everything re-stocked - our UPS guy seems to be a regular around here these days! New samples and kits are being made every day, and I'm spending a lot of time planning and preparing for the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop in March. Our shop hop quilt is still in the design stages but I think you'll like what I've come up with! Our theme design is coming together, too, and I've been haunting antique shops and eBay for props - you'll know you're in "Grandma's Closet" when you get to Sweet Home!

Even though we're still two months away from this year's shop hop, our thoughts have already turned to next year's hop. Months of planning with all of the participating shops are necessary to ensure a successful shop hop, and as soon as we complete one we move on to planning the next. We are continually looking for new ideas and themes, and opportunities to improve the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop experience. We'd like your feedback about Shop Hop, and what we can do to make it better. What do you like best/least about the Greater Atlanta Area Quilt Shop Hop? If you've participated in other shop hops what fun things did you enjoy that we might be able to incorporate into our shop hop? We're always searching for fun theme ideas, too, and would really like your suggestions.
Tell us what you think - you could win this giveaway!

Leave us a comment with your feedback, and you could be the lucky winner of this Sweet Treats bag that we've made from Moda's upcoming line called Spring Magic, designed by April Cornell.
And tell your friends to leave a comment and drop your name. If you are mentioned in the winning comment, I'll send you a Moda Mini Honey Bun Bake Shop box so you can make your own Sweet Treats bags. So spread the word - two chances to win!

Here's the "fine print":

*Please leave only one comment per person
*Make sure to leave your blog or email contact so we can let you know if you've won
*Winner will be selected February 27, 2009, and posted here on the blog
*Winner will be chosen at random using the integer generator

Good luck!

Sweet Home Quilt Co. (check out my blog!)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Day at the Farm Winner!

Blogger Churndash said...

I used to spend summers on my uncle's farm in Wyoming. I loved being a farm girl for several weeks each year even though my cousins called me a "city slicker." Lots of fresh air and hard work: from gathering eggs from the hen house to hanging out the laundry to working in the hay fields to bringing the cows home to be milked in the evening. We also found time for plenty of horseback riding, swimming in the local swimming hole, campouts, cookouts and family togetherness.

Please email Mary Anne Henderson at Red Hen Fabrics to claim your prize. If she does not here from you by 1/31/2009, she will give the prize to the other person who commented.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Day at the Farm

Mary Anne Henderson from Red Hen Fabrics will offer and author signed book
called "Ribbon, the Art of Adornment", for the best photo of a farm or personal
farm memory.

Here is a memory from my uncles who were raised on a small farm in Missouri.

"We raised cotton, which is a backbreaking crop. I remember shopping cotton for hours on end while our dad, who was a schoolteacher, went uptown to play pinochle with his buddies. You are chopping the weeds out, but they come right back. I vowed everyday not to be in the farming business. That's how I got into cars, though, because I could fix farm machinery and our ratty old truck. I never farmed for a living." James
Klinkhardt, Hayti, Mo. who died last month at the age of 92.

Send in your memories or pictures of farm life.

Comments are due in by Sunday the 18th and the winner will be announced on the 19th.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

We have a winner

TraceyIL won the Little Quilts give-away.