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    • "Y not?" is here! Come pick up your kits.

      January 2010 is here and so are the kits for the "Y not?" Block of the Month program. Local customers can come in to get their kits. Online participants will receive their kits soon.

      For those new to the program, we offer two ways to participate. One is by signing up online here. The other is to come in to the store each month to pick up your block. The in store fee is $12 and the January block kit must be picked up by January 10th. Sew the block together and bring it back into the shop between February 1st and tenth to get February's kit for free. If you can't make it in before the tenth then there will be $5 fee to collect that month's block. The kits are all die cut and ready to sew. If you are used to sewing rotary cut pieces you may find you need to adjust your seam allowance by a thread width. The die cut pieces are not thrown off by rotary cutting inaccuracies, so you will not need to compensate in the seam allowance. You will need to use a scant quarter of an inch when sewing the kits to insure you get a 12 1/2 inch unfinished sized block. Continue reading

    • 12 Deals of Christmas

      Be sure to check out our "Deal of the Day" from now through December 23rd. These are great bargains...don't miss them, Click here and start saving!

    • X-blocks are fun and addictive

      I started playing with the X-block rulers and patterns in July when we had our Christmas special and I made the table runner. I was intrigued by the designs that used the fabric trimmings from the rulers as the borders for the quilts - no fabric waste! They are so much fun and addictive too! I'm on my second quilt and I have two more planned. Continue reading

    • Congratulations to the award winners!

      About a year ago, we posted introductions to our amazing team here. What have they been up to lately? Well, Kris Harris and Cindy Massey recently won ribbons at the NC State Fair for their wonderful hand crafted projects. Stop by and see these award winners and their projects in at Wish Upon A Quilt. Great job Ladies, thanks for sharing! Continue reading

    • What's big in your quilting area?

      I find it fascinating how different regions can develop interests at the same time. Influences can come from many directions. I find my project choices are influenced by what my local shops are offering, what I see at local quilt shows (like the Mid- Atlantic Festival), what I see in magazines and catalogs, and what my quilty friends are doing. My local quilt shop in Virginia carried Australian Patchwork magazine and Australian Smocking and Embroidery magazine. So I also found myself influenced by projects created contents away and ordering patterns and materials from overseas at $11 US dollars or more for shipping! Continue reading

    • Christmas at Wish - Viewer's Choice giveaway

      We had a such a great time last Saturday at our first Christmas in July event. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of our event. We appreciate it very much!

      Santa has delivered some great fabric and the Wish staff did a fabulous job on finishing their holiday quilts before the event! To continue the fun, we would like to know which quilt is your favorite? Post a comment to let us know and we will draw a winner for a 1/2 yard of fabric from your favorite quilt on Monday, July 20th. The Wish employee that made the winning quilt will get a special gift from me as well as bragging rights until next year's event. Continue reading

    • May BOM- Peace and Plenty

      It's May! Time to get your next block for the Block of the Month. Kits are available from the 1st through the 10th. This month is lots of fun. The block has a lot of motion for two fabrics and two shapes.

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    • Meet the staff-Janice Pope

      Although I made my first quilt in 1977, it did not become my full-time passion until 6 years ago. I prefer to design my own patterns for bags and quilts. (Translation: I am better at writing insructions than trying to follow them!) I have stumbled on to several tricks and tips that are available in my patterns which are sold at Wish Upon A Quilt. For example, I have always prefered to use bias binding rather than crossgrain binding on my quilts. My directions for making Jiffy Bias Binding are included in the Schlepping Bag pattern. I also love to experiment with color and value placement in quilts. I have an extensive collection of batiks as well as African fabrics, which are a passion of mine.

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    • Meet the staff...

      If you have been in our store, you may have wondered what the woman in the office is doing, it seems she never leaves that computer! Meet Janice, our online order processor. Janice is the one that makes sure that our orders are shipped out timely and accurately. She is the "glue" that holds everything together at Wish! In her spare time, Janice is also a very talented quilter. She made this beautiful batik quilt all out of fabrics in our sale room! Do you have a project you would like to share made from "great buy" fabrics? Continue reading

    • 2008 International Quilt Festival Photos

      I found some more pictures from the Quilt Festival. I really love my IPhone...all of these pictures were taken with it...not bad!

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