Saturday, December 3, 2016

Stash Buster

Do you have a stash of Christmas fabric?

Well I'm gonna help you bust it up...

Make Christmas gift bags...I find that 1/2 yard works great...from the fold sew sews up the side of the fabric, right sides together, flip right sides out, press..use pinking shears across the top and VOILA..the bag is done. You can close the bag with decorative Christmas ribbon and your wrapping is done!

I made a ton of these bags years ago and they are still under Christmas trees throughout the family and my mother in law loved them so much that she made a bunch of her own.

So grab Christmas stash and get to sewing...

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Up to the Challenge

Cheryl over at Muppin.Com threw a 31 Day Blog Challenge last year and I thought...I should do that...well then before I knew it December 15th was showing up on the calendar and knew I had blown my chance so when she asked who was in this year I threw my hand way up in the air and gave a shout MEMEMEME!

See that little button for the 31 Day Blog Challenge
You can pop over there and see the rest of the crazy bloggers who was ready to take on the challenge.

I hope this 31 day habit sticks and I can write more..share more about quilting, more about Kelly Ann's Quilting and we can have some interesting conversations about what you like, don't like and LOVE LOVE LOVE about this community that keeps us in stitches...

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Are you ready?

Good morning December...

are you ready for...

A big change in the weather?

Christmas??

2017???

I've been busy planning 2017 events and clubs for Kelly Ann's Quilting and would love to hear from you...is there something you'd like to learn? or how about you have a skill you'd like to teach? Stop by and have a chat or pop me an email...we want to make 2017 the year that everyone bonds with their sewing machines!

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Shop Hop Wrap Up

It is always amazing to me that we spend months getting ready for our annual shop hop, Quilters' Quest, and in a blink of an eye it's come and gone. And this year I totally forgot to take pictures..ME..the one that walks around taking pictures of leaves on the ground forgot to take pictures. We had new passport peeps...Colleen & Dena...and one returning stamper...Mickie..thank you for helping out this year. We also had a guest demo peep... Penni from Cabin in the Woods Quilter..THANK you to Penni for introducing so many quilters to her scrap books and templates. Another BIG..HUGE..THANK YOU goes out to the team at KAQ...Angie, Sally, Leslee & Artie...we worked our tushes off.

AND

a big THANK YOU to all the quilters that traveled through all of our crazy traffic but you have to admit beautiful weather...so the big reveal...the winners are...




Again, thank you to everyone that helps pull this off..with 10 shops..9 buses...hundreds of quilters...we all had a wonderful time.

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Throwback Thursday aka TBT

On February 4, 2004 Mark Zuckerburg introduced the world to Facebook and over the years TBT wasn't showing up in blogs but on FB....but I sometimes miss Old School...so here it is...
Throwback Thursday


This picture is from 2011 and is a collage of quilts that customers completed and brought in to KAQ for show and tell...

BTW folks..I LOVE show and tell at the shop and I gotta say I have some very talented peeps!

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 Quilters' Quest Shop Hop

I've been trying to remember when we actually started participating in the Quilters' Quest Shop Hop,
it feels like we've been preparing for it forever. 
This year we started preparing in August for the event that will take 
place November 4 - November 13.

For those of you just joining me the Quilters' Quest, or Quest as we often call
 it at the shop, is a 10 day shop hop that travels throughout 
Northern Virginia and Maryland with 10 shops participating. 
With passport in hand quilters "hop" from shop to shop being 
entertained by all the shop owners and their employees. 
Each shop designs their own quilt and produces a pattern 
that is FREE to you . . . that's 10 FREE patterns . . . but WAIT . . . there's more . . .
we also have a scavenger hunt and when you collect
 all ten scavenger hunt cards you will have 
one more FREE quilt pattern . . . so if you are keeping 
count you are up to 11 FREE quilt patterns . . . but WAIT . . .  it's not to late to sign
 up for the newsletter and you can download 
another FREE block of the month pattern designed by Jinny Beyer. 

BUT WAIT . . . 
Yep there's more . . . When you hit the last shop along your journey 
you will turn in your passport and be eligible to win some 
rather impressive prizes. You could win a large box of Aurifil thread,
 a featherweight sewing machine, a fat quarter box from RJR fabrics and so much more.

BUT WAIT . . . 
Yep . . . there's more . . . 
I know what you are thinking . . . I don't want to drive that
 crazy beltway traffic. So here is the good news . . . we will be having
 a bus leave KAQ on Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12.
 The bus will take you to all 10 shops AND you don't have to worry
 about a thing, that's what our fun bus mom, Colleen, is for . . .  she will make
 sure your passport is stamped, your patterns are collected
 and lunch is served. But WAIT . . . there's more . . . This year
 we'll be offering the Quest Lottery . . . each quilter on the bus
 is eligible to win some real $$ and Colleen will draw a winning ticket
 before unloading the bus at each stop, just think, a chance to win
 some $$ to spend along your journey. Each quilter will receive 10 tickets, so 10 chances to win.
  I'm really starting to feel like the ShamWOW guy . . .
BUT WAIT . . .
there's more . . . 
Bring in a friend to sign up and you'll receive an 
extra lottery ticket . . . 10 friends . . . 10 extra tickets which would give you
 20 chances to WIN!
This offer is only good till October 10, so don't delay on signing up!
How do you sign up for our bus?
That's easy . . . you can come in, call 540-341-8890 or you can register online

So . . . what are you waiting for? Sign up Today!

Until Next Time 
Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Monday, September 19, 2016

I'm Back...

I moved my blog over to my new website two years ago and I thought it was a match made in heaven..
but...
alas it was not a relationship that was meant to be.
Don't get me wrong, I love my new website but this is where I started blogging
and I love it here so I've moved back...

Thank you to those that are stilling following me here..
and WELCOME to those that have just discovered my old/NEW blog.

I'll be back later with more..

So ...

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann