Friday, December 23, 2022

Online End of the Year BlowOut Event

 My shop is participating in FabShop's End of the Year Online BlowOut Event.

Blowout sale graphic

The sale doesn't officially begin until the 26th, but all of the items are already up on the website and ready to go so you can shop now if you want.

My physical shop will be closed December 25, 2022 - January 2, 2023 so orders won't ship until January 3, 2023, but you should shop early to be sure that you have the best selection. Click to following link to go directly to my clearance section: BlowOut Event Clearance Section

Most of our clearance section is older, under-appreciated fabrics listed at $9 per yard but there are also some canvas fabrics, books, patterns, notions, and quilt kits too. The discounts range from 30% to 75% off regular price.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Do you like Mystery Boxes?

 There are mystery boxes and subscription boxes available from all kinds of shops and Alamosa Quilt Company is jumping on the bandwagon in 2023. Our first mystery box is ready for pre-order purchase. It will not be available for pick-up and shipping until January 15, 2023, but if you want one you need to buy it now.

To purchase one you can click this link, Mystery Box, and purchase through our website, call the shop at (719) 937-2555 to purchase over the phone, or stop into the shop to purchase in-person. Remember though, no one gets their box until January 15th to make sure it's a mystery for as long as possible.

photo of a mystery box

Mystery Box for January 2023 from Alamosa Quilt Company

What is a mystery box? Well ... it's a mystery! But seriously, while the contents will remain a mystery until you open your box I can tell you a little bit about our boxes. Our mystery boxes will all contain a pattern and fabric to make it (a kit). There will also be other goodies or notions too. The price of our first box will be $49.99 and I will try very hard to keep it at that price all year. You can collect them all or pick and choose. Most of the time all of the boxes will be exactly the same, but if I know you and know your fabric and color preferences, I just might do some custom boxes too.

This first box contains 2 3/4 yards of fabric to make the included pattern. You are getting all of the fabric required for the project - all the fabric for piecing the top, the binding fabric and the backing fabric. It also includes 3 to 4 notions and other fun stuff.

If you want to sign up and just have me charge your card on the 15th of every month I can do that, but you will need to come in, email me or call me so I can set that up. Please do not send me your credit card info in an email though! I will call you when I am ready to add your card information.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Charity Finish

 I did a big clean out of my office at my shop last week. I threw out a bunch of junk and found a few treasures.

I found a one yard piece of convenience fabric (cheater cloth). I also found a scrap of batting that was the perfect size, left over backing fabric from a shop sample that was the perfect size and leftover binding fabric from my binding leftovers stash at home. So this project cost me nothing!

convenience fabric charity quilt

Not sure if I will just donate this to my local guild for them to do whatever they want with it or if I donate it elsewhere.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Eclipse Quilt :: A Finish

 My Eclipse shop sample is all done. 

Eclipse Quilt

I used all Australian Aboriginal Fabrics for this. I love these 5 yard patterns! They are all so well written and easy to follow. 

The details

Finished size: 58" by 70"

Pattern: Eclipse

Fabrics used: Kangaroo Path Blue, Plum Seeds Orange, Bush Spinifex Green, Bambilla, Untitled Neutral

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Buying Fabric for an Entire Store

 Have you ever wondered how a shop owner buys fabric for her shop? It's a question I get asked often so I made a little video to give you an overview of the process and how I do it.

Buying fabric, notions, books, patterns and all the stuff I have in my shop for customers to buy is a big job. I hope the video gives you an idea of what it is like to buy fabric for a shop. If you would like to check out my shop click the following link: Alamosa Quilt Company