Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Shameless Cute Baby Post

Hope everyone is using their quilts this week!  After a beautiful weekend, we have had ice and snow again for the past two days.  How about you?  What is the weather like where you live?

Terry made it to Phoenix this week for the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival.  She is setting up her booth today.  Check our Facebook page for pictures over the next few days.

When it snows, we don't have as many customers that come through the doors.  That's okay because they can always order online.  But we do love it when we get to see a few of these cuties!

What projects are you working on?  We are gearing up for a new YouTube tutorial.  We can't tell you what it is yet, but we will show it to you soon.

Do any of you use embroidery software?  We use it here in the store and love all the templates it provides.  There are some darling patterns for all uses.  We have some Anita Goodesign software that is currently 50% off.  This brand includes monkey and nautical themes, candle wraps, book clutches and more.  I love the delicate stitches of the utensil holders software.  Take a look here for all the options.  

I can't believe we're nearing the end of January!  I'm not sad.  It just went fast.  February 2nd is Groundhog Day.  
Photo Credit:  Reader's Digest

I think it's fun that we all gather around a rodent to find out weather related news.  I'm hoping he's wearing a little scarf when he pops his head out.  Probably won't happen.  But to acknowledge the fuzzy guy, we will be having our own little celebration in the store and online.  It will be a great sale with a deeply discounted price point.  We're keeping it close to the vest for now.  We hope you'll check back with us next week to find out what it is.

Thanks for following along with us this week.  We look forward to seeing any current projects you're working on.  Just post them in the Comments section.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Phoenix Bound!

In just a few short days, Terry will be headed down to Phoenix for their HUGE quilt show.  Officially called the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, it is held January 26-28, 2017.  Over 150 vendors will descend on the Arizona State Fairgrounds to provide seminars, workshops, and prizes.
In the meantime, she is packing up the trailer.  

She's filling it with all the goodies she wants to show everyone. Finished projects, kits, fat quarters, rotary cutters... 

She'll pack them up, and load them in and out of the truck with these convenient storage carts.

And then she'll be out of here...

Photo Credit:  Cody Lere Photography

and pulling up to here!  

Photo Credit:  3009 Investments

Those of us staying back at the shop might be a tad bit jealous.  Sturgis in January is a smidge colder than Phoenix.  But the show, I mean, the shop, must go on.  We are still open to serve our customers in the area and online.  

We can't wait to see what Terry finds down in Phoenix.  We'll try and post some pictures of this great show.  Terry hopes to see some of you there!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sewing Classes and Camping Dreams

After a short holiday break, Judie is starting our children's classes back up again.  It is so fun to hear the machines going and children chatting while they make their newest creations.  Here is a look at their first project of the year:

Super cute, right?  Also, a great way to learn different kinds of stitches.  I can't wait to see what Judie has planned for next week's classes.

In other news, we continue to get great new fabrics and panels in the store.  These are my newest favorites, for completely different reasons.  I love the Cabin Sayings panel because it appeals to my rustic side.  And the glimpse of summer it provides.  I love the Mountain Flowers fabric because of the beautiful and realistic splashes of color.

In case you missed our announcement last week, we are now on Instagram.  @junctionfabric8.  When we hit 100 followers we will give away an Arctic Flame Pattern for a 60" x 75" quilt.  Follow us on Instagram to be eligible.

Did you know our most popular YouTube video is the Fun & Done Quilt as you Go video?  It has received over 317,000 views.  Have you seen it?  

It always thrills Terry to know that her YouTube videos have helped someone.  We have 91 videos posted to our channel.  Maybe there is a tutorial there that can help you.

As always, we love to get your feedback.  Let us know what you'd like to know!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Sturgis, South Dakota!  We are having a great start to 2017.  How about you?

I don't know about you, but personally, I am already looking forward to spring.  Temps today will be topping off at a whopping 5 degrees.  I love winter.  I really do.  I don't even mind some cold temps.  But when April rolls around, I'm ready for some green grass and blooming flowers.  Only 86 more days....

Terry is getting ready to make her annual trek to Phoenix for the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival.  January 26-28, Terry will be one of 350 vendors that warm themselves in the Arizona sun.  Oh, and provide their tips, tricks, and wares to the public.

Just a few pieces of information for you this week--Our online store is still offering free shipping.  I'm not sure when the boss is going to take this one off the table.  If you need something, order it soon.

We just got an Instagram account.  
I know.  If you're under 35, you're asking, "What took you so long?"  For the rest of us, Instagram is another newfangled app we're not sure we need.  But to be honest, it's the best for showing off pictures of all the beautiful things we sell and create.  We hope you'll follow us at @junctionfabric8.  

In case you missed it, Terry posted a new video called the 3-in-1 Baby Quilt.  She goes through the tutorial on YouTube.  After you watch the video, you can buy the kit or the pattern on our website.

We had a Facebook drawing over Christmas.  Readers posted their Christmas projects and we drew a winner from our entries.  Congratulations to Milissa Stockholm!  She won two free fat quarters for her quick post to our Facebook page.  We like to offer contests from time to time over there.  Hope you'll take a look around sometime.

As we look forward to this brand new year, we look forward to writing more about topics in which you're interested.  Don't be afraid to comment on topics you would like to see addressed.  Thanks!