The Newest Kits!

We have a lot of new things in the store — new kits, new fabric!

Show your appreciation to the fixit-man in your life with our Honey-Do quilt kit!

Honey-Do finishes to approximately 48″ x 62″. The kit includes the pattern and all fabrics for the top for $46.

Next we have some kits to make up for the little ones in your life!

The Alphabet Soup quilt blocks feature animals and items related to each letter of the alphabet. What fun it would be do sit with your favorite little one and play “I Spy!” The Alphabet Soup quilt kit includes a color pattern and all fabrics for the quilt top for $52. The quilt finishes to approximately 53″ x 78″.

Our Counting Bear quilt is so sweet! Perfect for a boy or a girl, really. The quilt finishes to approximately 32″ x 40″. The kit includes all patterns and fabrics for the top and the mini pillow shown in our photo. The price is $33.

We have received a lot of gorgeous new reproduction fabrics recently. One collection of note is the new Moda Howard Marcus Collection for a Cause called Faith. A portion of profits from the spring 2011 Collection for a Cause are donated by Moda to The Coalition to Support America’s Heroes. Not only is this a wonderful cause, but also the fabrics are beautiful! We made our Broken Road quilt with Faith fabrics.

The Broken Road fabrics come as a set of 72 of 10″ squares and includes the pattern. All you need to add for the top is one yard for the setting triangles. The Broken Road quilt is approximately 72″ x 85″.

Our last quilt is really a teaser because kits will be available in our booth at our next quilt show (the CAMEO Quilters show on May 13 and 14 — we will post hours and location shortly).

Kits for our spool quilt will be available then!

We hope we’ve sufficiently tantalized you with new goodies! Come in soon and see these quilts in person!

Easter Weekend Hours

Here are our hours for Easter weekend:

Friday, April 22, 2011 –– 10 am to 3 pm (closing early)
Saturday, April 23, 2011 –– 10 am to 5 pm (regular hours)
Sunday, April 24, 2011 –– CLOSED

Signs of Spring

Will spring ever arrive? Or will we go straight from chilly to hot without a pleasant break in between? We can’t predict the weather but we can bring a breath of springtime into your sewing room with some fresh and pretty new quilting projects!

Doesn’t our Bella quilt bring to mind the prettiest of spring days?

Purchase the “color roll” for Bella for $48 and get the pattern free. You’ll need to add your choice of background.

Lori’s Eye Candy quilt makes us think of the prettiest flowers in the garden! Isn’t it striking on that black background?!

This beauty is BIG too! Choose from our Kaffe color rolls for this one and enhance our selections with some of your own.

We’ll be adding more new projects and kits to the web site soon. In the meantime, we have lots of new quilts to see in the store where spring has actually sprung! See you soon!

Sherbet Pips Are Here!

The first taste of many new things in the store!

This is the first collection for Moda from Aneela Hoey. What can we say? It’s adorable and we fell in love with the cute prints and fresh colors right away.

As of this post, we have yardage of the whole collection (but you might want to hurry in to claim yours — it seems to be the hottest fabric collection going!).

Announcing: We Now Carry elna Sewing Machines

We are announcing a new and exciting venture to supply our quilting customers with elna sewing machines. We have been chosen to be one of the satellite dealers for elna, a Swiss-designed line of machines. elna has just been bought by the Janome Company, the world’s premier manufacturer of quality sewing machines.

Janome is a category leader in innovation and their machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality. The elna products are made to the same quality, using the same parts/accessories, and will service the same as the most-affordable machines Janome lovers have been accustomed to for many, many years.

Whether you are a skilled quilter or an enthusiastic beginner, the complete line of machines can be found at the Stitchery in Howell, Michigan, the only dealer in Livingston County that carries both of the world renowned lines of machines. The staff at the Stitchery are true professionals with all the knowledge of the ins and outs of both lines of sewing machines. We have graciously been given four of the elna brand machines that are the most “quilter friendly” to sell to you. We know our customers love to quilt and would be interested in seeing either the small portable, great for travel, or the deluxe quilting version with an expanded 11″ opening with all the whistles and bells any quilter would love, love, love! We have them on display in our store and would love for you to come in and see the wonderful sale price we are offering on all four machines as a great introductory special. The elna brand will deliver the precise, professional and beautiful results you expect. We think they’re great and you will too. Don’t miss this opportunity.

The introductory sale will be offered until April 30, 2011.

The Sew Fun Machine

The 3210 Jeans Machine

The Q6600

The 740 Excellence

Find all of the these here at Guildcrafters, the full line of products on the website or visit the Stitchery in Howell for all your elna and Janome needs.

Count on It BOM — March and April

The March and April block kits are available for our Count on It block of the month program. There are still openings if you’d like to join in on this one. Below are the program details.

We have a new block of the month beginning in March 2011 and continuing for six months with two blocks available for pick-up each month. Our “new block day” is always the first Wednesday of any program month, for example, the Count on It blocks will become available on Wednesday, March 2.

Each block will be $8.50 and includes background, applique fabrics, backing, tabs for hanging, borders and any embellishments. We also have the wire hangers as shown in the Count on It book for $6.99. The book will be sold separately for $18. It includes all the color pictures and patterns.

Bonus blocks will be offered along the way while they last. They will be for birthdays or anniversaries, special days other than for calendar months. The extra pattern will be provided for them in the packages. They will be available for BOM participants only until the prgram ends.

Stop in to see the blocks in person and sign up! We can also add you to this block of the month list over the phone. Give us a call at 248-541-8545

Congrats to Karen McDavitt!

Congratulations to our own Karen McDavitt for her gorgeous entry in the Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit’s 2011 show. Karen’s quilt earned the second place Viewer’s Choice Award! Bravo!

Our thanks to the Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit for a great show!

See Us at the Quilt Show!

Visit us this weekend at The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit’s quilt show!

2011 Quilts from the Heart

Friday, April 8, 2011 – 10 am to  8 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2011 – 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $6 for both days (no strollers please)

Vendors, two raffle quilts, lunch and snacks available

For more information, visit The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit’s web site.

As usual, we will have lots of NEW quilts and kits! See you there!