Showing posts from February, 2018


Well, we have been busy, busy, busy in the store lately, with classes, and getting in new fabrics and notions!  Making store samples, and just generally having fun, and getting ready for SPRING - that sound so nice!  
Sisterhood Retreats Fun! A great time was had, and some great things were made this quarter at the FIST EVER Hoopsisters - Sisterhood Retreats! We all learned how to make a sturdy - versatile and  unique MAKEUP bag!   If  you missed this in Woodstock, HAVE NO FEAR!  You can STILL be involved in the  1st Quarter at our CARPENTERSVILLE store! Friday March 2, 2018 at the Carpentersville store - they are going to make the Coffee Quilt from the Beans to Brew Collection.
Then - on Saturday - March 3, 2018 - they are going to also make the Make Up Bag from the "Let's Make Up" Collection.  A little some thing interesting about many HoopSisters designs...   HoopSisters thinks the customers who attend their Sisterhood Retreats and tkae their Block of the Month Quilt classe…

Snowy February!

Hello Everyone!  Hope you all have had a great week! Did anyone do anything fun for the Super Bowl???  I have to say - when they were talking about the temperature at the stadium in Minnesota - I am super glad that I was sitting at home next to the fire.   The snow in the morning made for a lovely day in the sewing room.
Speaking of Sewing rooms - I wondered if we would like to share our sewing rooms??  I thought next week I would start a new section where we talk about our sewing spaces!  So many people have so many nifty ideas for storage and work spaces in there creative areas.
Hoffman Fabrics DREAM BIG You can take these panels, and sew them together into stunning quilt tops! they are 100% Cotton and they measure 44" x 42"
 A supremely well done Judy Niemeyer pattern is now being done by Lynda on the longarm.  Someone was in Saturday, and said it looked like it was a Navajo blanket!   

Universal Sewing Table The Universal Sewing Table has all of the conveniences of a cus…