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    • Best of the Triangle Celebration - (a.k.a.) Quilter Appreciation Day

      best of triangle.001When the people from IndyWeek called and said that Wish Upon A Quilt was the winner of the "Best of the Triangle 2015" award for fabric shops this year, it made my day! As many of you know, I have always wanted Wish to be a place of respite from the outside stresses of life, a place where you come to visit friends, leave your cares for awhile,  and of course, pet pretty fabric!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my dream become a reality!
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    • Reclaimed West Blog Tour

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      Welcome to day 3 of The Reclaimed West blog tour - I'm Cathy McKillip, the owner of Wish Upon A Quilt in Raleigh, NC. I'm so happy you stopped by and I hope that you win some great prizes! We are providing you with another chance to win! Leave a comment on our blog post and we will randomly select a winner for a Reclaimed West Charm Pack at the end of the tour.
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    • Wish Upon A Quilt Website Tips

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      I'm so excited to share our new website with you! Here are a few tips that will help you navigate around our site and find what you are looking for. Click on the video for a tour!

    • Owning a Quilt Shop - a love story

      A question I get asked all the time is - "Why do you own a quilt shop?" Good question! It was and is the most unlikely series of events that has turned into a dream come true.

      My love of sewing goes way back to when I was 12 years old. I lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and decided that I wanted to learn how to sew . My Mom had a sewing machine and made me some clothes growing up, but her full time job kept her from having much time for sewing. Luckily, there was a sewing store that would let a 12 year old sign up for sewing classes! So I took 2 city buses each day across town and learned to sew (this was Iowa in the 70s where a 12 year old could ride a bus alone). I made clothes for me and other people and loved it - then it kind of became uncool at my school - so I stopped sewing....for 15 years - ack!
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    • Siobhan's First Quilt!

      Siobhan created this fabulous quilt in our Beginning Quilting Class. Love her choice of bright fabrics. Great job Siobhan!

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    • Bonnie's First Quilt

      Bonnie made this great Yellow Brick Road quilt in our Beginning Quilting Class. She made it for her grandson...isn't it great?

    • Karin's First Quilt

      Karin created this beautiful quilt in our Beginning Quilting class several months ago. The pattern is the same one I used for my first quilt - Yellow Brick Road. I love the colors Karin chose, don't you? Karin has the quilting bug now and has created more quilts! Way to go Karin!

    • Quilts of Valor - needs our help!

      Remember the quilt that our customers helped us make for The Quilts of Valor back in February? Well, at the recent Sewing Expo, the Women of Valor presented me with a certificate thanking us for our hard work! I accepted on behalf of all of our fabulous customers and will get the certificate framed to hang in the store. Continue reading

    • Holiday Houses - July kits are ready

      Celebrate the 4th of July with this great Holiday House Kit! All of the months of the year are available and so much fun!

    • Customer Quilt Show - Jan

      We had such fun with Jan today. She shared this fantastic quilt that she made for her niece's upcoming wedding. I just love her choice of fabrics, don't you? Thanks for sharing Jan!

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