Deco State Collection — Beginning February 1!


We are very excited to offer 50 State flowers presented in a fun “deco” style designed by Tiffany Lerman for In the Beginning Fabrics! You’ll want to collect them all! Fabrics will arrive in groups of 10 for the next five months. Flower fabrics will be bundled in these groups of 10 with each flower fabric cut being 10 1/2″ x 24″ for $20. We decided on this size to give you a wider piece than the lovely quilt pattern calls for (1/8 yard of each fabric) and to take into account some of the directional aspects of these pretties.

The February bundle includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia (shown below). Bundles are limited  (we will not have yardage on the bolt).

State flowers month 1


Do you see the gorgeous quilt at the top — the America’s Garden quilt?? It is designed to use all of the flower fabrics. Well, if you would like to make that quilt, you can sign up and pay in advance for a set of ALL 50 State flower fabrics as well as all six of the pindot fabrics required for the quilt and the pattern booklet for $125. Signing up and paying in advance for the kit is the only way to make sure you’ll get all 50 State flower fabrics. As mentioned above, the monthly bundles of flower fabrics will be limited to what is available beyond sign-ups and will sell for $20 each. The America’s Garden quilt booklet will also be available separately for $9.95.

We think this is a gorgeous group of fabric, and a lovely quilt! And it’s the best and brightest way we can think of to get through a Michigan winter!


Cotton +Steel Is Here Plus Much More!




Our Cotton + Steel order has arrived! We have the entire collection of cottons on the bolt and have lots of fat quarters cut.


We also have the August tablerunner kits ready for you as well. This lovely runner is very versatile and is 120″ long as kitted. You can make this one shorter. You can make it shorter and double the width with two rows of blocks. You can make a shorter runner and make some matching placemats. The kit is $29 and requires the book Set the Table which we’ve been using for all of our monthly kits. We also have precut backings for $17.50.


Also new is our Rainbow’s End quilt kit. This lovely quilt finishes to approximately 53″ x 64″. The kit includes all fabric for the top (including binding) and the pattern for $52.


Finally for today, we have our Stacks of Thimbles quilt. This fresh, pretty quilt finishes to 50″ x 56″. The kit includes all fabrics for the top as well as a color pattern for $48.

We have lots more new fabrics and quilts in the store! Stop in for some fresh inspiration today!

Cotton + Steel Big Announcement

Guildcrafters has ordered the entire Cotton + Steel collection and all of it will be available for you to purchase in July. Cotton + Steel is a new collaboration between five designers that have their own visions yet have designed a collection that works together. RJR Fabrics have produced this line of cottons, lawn and canvas fabrics for quilts, clothing and home dec projects. Check out the video, for the exciting process.

We are offering a “special preview” sale to our customers. In order to be a part of this special event, you must come into the shop and sign up on our Cotton + Steel “preferred” customer list. An email with a 25% off Cotton + Steel coupon will be sent to you when our shipment arrives. The coupon will be valid for four days and will include yardage and bundles from each designer’s collection, along with all Cotton + Steel basics and canvas, as well as the RJR solids that coordinate so well with them.

After the four day private preview, the collections will be brought out in the store and will be available at retail prices.

Charley Harper, New Building Blocks, New Tonals!

We’re excited about the arrival of the new Charley Harper prints from Birch Fabrics! So mid-century modern and these fabrics are organic.


Building Blocks is one of our favorite quilt patterns! We’ve made many samples with a wide range of different fabrics. The latest is a lovely blue and green combo of fat quarters and a touch of grey. We have patterns and kits for this one!


We also have some pretty new tonals including Andover Dimples and In the Beginning Dit-Dot.


Upcoming we’ll have fabric kits for a graphic zig zag Christmas stocking. These will be available as soon as the book arrives. Love it!


And, don’t forget, we’re participating in Berkley’s Hometown Holidays event this Saturday. Here’s a recap of the info:

Berkley Hometown Holidays
Saturday, December 7, 2013
1 to 5 pm
Brought to you by the Berkley Downtown Development Authority
Prior to the Berkley’s Annual Holiday Lights Parade, the Berkley DDA will provide a trolley for people to get around town! Berkley has a vibrant downtown full of fun, creative shops. We have artist markets, gift shops, a yarn shop, craft and bead shop, antique shops and lots of other wonderful destinations!

Guildcrafters will offer hourly rag quilt making demonstrations as well as 30% off Christmas motif fabrics and 40% off on Halloween fabrics.

It’s sure to be a fun event! We hope to see you!