Monday, March 19, 2012

NOW I understand why it's call a HOP!

Bang bang, clang clang...swerve, duck, thunk! Oh sorry, that was just me walking through the store while the preparations for Shop Hop are going on!

You're gonna be so surprised at what we've accomplished with all our banging, clanging and hanging! It's going to be a great "Day at the Fair!"

Be sure to visit all of the shops on this year's hop...because we're pulling out all the stops just for YOU!

I'm just sayin'...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Are You A Finisher?

A finisher of Shop Hop, that is? Do you usually visit all of the shops on the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop and turn in a completed passport? If not, you might want to reconsider...we have added some great new prizes this year, and I'm pretty sure you'll want to have your name in the drawing!

So what are the prizes you ask?

Grand Prize: A $100 gift certificate to each of the 10 shops ($1000 value)

Second Prize: Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die-cutting Machine with Accessories ($500 value)

Third Prize: Slice Fabrique Digital Fabric Cutter with Accessories and Carry Bag ($250 Value)

Fourth Prize: Ten $100 Value Drawings (one at each shop)

To be eligible for the top three prizes, shop hoppers must visit all ten shops and get a stamp from each shop on your passport. You do not have to visit all shops to be eligible for the individual Fourth Prize drawings, just be sure to enter the drawing at each shop you visit.

Always put your name and contact information on your passport as soon as you get it to make sure we have a way to contact you in the event you win a prize; but also in case you lose your passport or inadvertently leave it somewhere along the way and it is found, we can re-issue a passport to you and then match them up afterwards.

We're getting excited at Sweet Home Quilt Co. to have you visit (just four more sleeps!) I hope you're mapping out your route and making your shopping list in anticipation of a fun "Day at the Fair!"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Our Shop Hop quilt

We posted the other day a give-away based on comments made guessing what fabric we used in our shop hop quilt.
Guess what? all five comments were correct because we used Batiks and the Kaffe Collective. You guys know my shop well! Thanks for noticing!
You all get a prize so email us your name and your prize will be waiting for you at the shop next time you come. If you cannot come because you live out of town, then email us your name and address and we will mail it.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The judges are ready
The entries are set
For our Day at the Fair-
It's the best Shop Hop yet!

Grab your hat and your purse
And head to our store
Tiny Stitches has blue ribbon winners... and so much more!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Our Shop Hop Quilt at Intown Quilters

Our Shop Hop Quilt

Is almost done and we are so excited about it. Each shop had the task of picking a basket block to make their quilt out of. We had fun playing with several and love the one we picked. Of course we had great fun picking the fabric, too. Then we had a sewing day with all of the employees who could make it, to put our quilt top together. It was such fun to work as a group first picking the fabric and then sewing the top together. Of course we had to have Regina Carter quilt our quilt for us because she is such a great long-arm quilter. We cannot wait to show it off to all you folks!

How about another give-away? Can you guess what kind of fabric we might have chosen to make our quilt out of? If you know our shop at all, then you have a good chance of guessing. Those that guess correctly will receive a free fat quarter from Intown Quilters (we will mail one to those who are out of town).

And the Intown Quilters' winner is......

Since only four commented, I have decided all four are the winners this time around. Each of you will receive a $10 gift certificate good at Intown Quilters. So, email us you first and last name for the certificate and we will then get it into the hold bin for you. If you are an out-of-towner, email us your name and address, you favorite color and we will send you three fat quarters in the mail.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Intown Quilters' Day at the Fair

In keeping with this year's Day at the Fair Shop Hop theme, we decided to invite our customers to submit their best new sewing and quilting items for a mini Needlework Competition. It's been such fun to see the projects come together and then returned for display at the store.

Here are a few sneak peaks at some of the fabrics that were chosen by folks participating in the competition. I wonder if you can guess some of the things being made with these fabrics? Tell us your favorite grouping shown here and what you like about that particular grouping of fabrics. We will then pick a winner from the comments section using The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Intown Quilters or if you are an out-of-towner, we will mail you three fat quarters of our choice.

Our own Mary Carlock has worked hard to make decorative "ribbons" for displaying on the first, second and third place "winners" using the Kanzashi Flower Badge pattern
by Julie Creuse along with our favorite Kanzashi Flower Petal templates from Clover (Everyone loves these so much -- we have a hard time keeping them in stock!). We plan on wearing name tags made from this great pattern, too.

We hope you'll find lots of inspiration as you tour Intown Quilters and all the other shops, during Shop Hop!