Thursday, January 31, 2008

At Water's Edge

Here are some swatches from the new collection by Blackbird Designs called At Water's Edge. This is a pretty, soft pastel group of 40 fabrics. The new layer cakes will be coming for this group and a pretty pattern to go with it. Did you know that Moda has a web site that you can see swatches of all the new fabrics, bio's on their designers, free patterns and more? Check it out at

Monday, January 28, 2008


This is Rocky. He's the greatest dog in the world except.........he barks too much! He is a miniature schnauzer, really. We keep his hair cut short because we like it that way. He has really long legs and Kevin often jokes we should have asked to see that father that was on the premises and checked his DNA to prove his paternity. But, I don't care. I love him just the way he is. I thought you just might want to see his picture since many people have heard Rocky tales.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


We just received a beautiful collection from Moda, designed by Ohio's own Deb Strain, called Daydreams. This 45 piece collection features butterflies, paisleys, polka dots and more in the very popular colors of brown, pink, green and blue. This collection is great for the teens and 20's girls in your life. Maybe even a fabric that will get them interested in quilting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fat Quarter Tuesday

February 5th is FAT QUARTER TUESDAY at Red Rooster Quilts. All fat quarters in the store will be $1.50 and there will be a limited number of $1.00 fat quarters. So, shop early for the best selection. And, you got advance notice of this sale since you read my blog. So - go start planning your next project today! Limited to fat quarters on hand.

Friday, January 18, 2008

My new favorite notion

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm 40 something and I wear tri-focals. So, my new favorite notion is the self threading needle. No more trying to find the right distance and angle to hold the needle so I can see the hole. No more licking the thread to make it stiff. No more cursing, crying and whining. I have found the self-threading needle. The needle has a slit in it that you just pull the thread through. Easy, quick, threaded in just one try! And, I've tested it. It didn't come out through the slit. It still comes out when the thread gets too short but that's a whole different story.......

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I LOVE Football

Ok, I think I can talk about it now that the pain has faded..... I am a Buckeye football fan. I especially love the Buckeyes and the Browns and the Packers. So, with that in mind, I wanted to go to the National Championship game. Surely the Buckeyes would prevail. Surely they would avenge last year's loss. Surely we'd shut down those Tigers and put to rest the SEC curse. Alas, surely wasn't to be. We had a blast, though. I really loved the pep rally. It was such a rush to be in a place with 15,000 other rabid buckeye fans. So, even though we lost, now I'm hooked. How/when can I get my next fix? I'll pin my hope on the Packers next. Please don't let me down......I don't think I can take it, again. Oh, and Santa, can I please go to the Superbowl if the Packers make it?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The most asked about fabric ever....

Would you believe that the most asked about fabric line so far has been....... The Wizard of Oz fabric. This will be a fun, and fast selling, collection. The first fabric to ship should be the sepia color tone. It's so fun. Just like the beginning of the movie, this fabric has no color except Dorothy's ruby red slippers and a little rainbow in the background. Then, in February, we will get another group of fabric that's all in color. We'll be sure to send an e-mail when it arrives but act fast as we have a growing list of customers on our call list for this fabric.