Saturday, March 29, 2014

MAQ 2014 is Coming this Summer!

What is MAQ?
     A wonderful weekend - July 18-20 - of classes and more to improve your skills or to learn something new!  Registration has begun! Mid-Appalachian Quilter's weekend is held at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD with meals provided and on campus housing is available.
Click the logo for a quick sprint to their homepage 
 MAQ 2014
There you can click into
FAQ's, registration, classes, instructor information and more!
Mary Beth will be teaching at MAQ again this year--it's one of her favorite venues.  Her classes will be Four Patch Pinwheel Throw(118) on Friday The Spicy Spiral Runner(218) on Saturday, and The WOW Bag(318) on Sunday. Mary Beth enjoyed being a student at MAQ for many years before she began teaching classes there.  
for a shortcut to BROWSE the MAQ 2014 INSTRUCTORS PAGE.
to BROWSE the dozens of CLASSES offered!
Popular Classes are filling up quickly so we wanted to give you a heads up!

Thursday, March 27, 2014



Monday we were treated to a frosty fairyland--It was a beautiful snow, wasn't it?  A cozy day for a good book and a flannel throw-- 


Although Spring will arrive soon (REALLY--it will!)  Now is the time to gather together beautiful flannel fabrics for next Fall and Winter.  We have just received new quality flannels--something for everyone--shelves are overflowing!  Flannels are great for backings, too!     AND Mary Beth needed to make room for the new by adding more bolts of flannel to the Thrifty Thirty (30%off) Corner along with a full bin of Flannel Precut Yard and Fat Quarters.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Measure Twice Cut Once!

 Measure Twice - or even Five times with these cute tape measures--
Buy the whole bouquet of colors--
ONLY $1.99 each!
We've got our "eyes" on these...they're the "cat's meow"!

Cut Once with Olfa Rotary Cutters--
45mm and 60mm with Safety LOCK Grip
Get a PINKING blade for finished edges
 Then SNIP Threads or Clip Curves with these terrific little SCISSORS only $4.99 each!
Comfortable fit for your fingers!

Friday, March 21, 2014

novelty prints spotlight

     If its been a while since you visited us--you are in for a surprise!  We have more than doubled our inventory of fabrics and have something for everyone--from early 1800's reproductions to modern prints. 
     And we have bolts and more bolts of NOVELTY prints now-- children and babies, hunting and fishing, beach, nautical, food and kitchen, patriotic, travel and camping and more!  all novelties just $8.99 to $9.99 per yard!

Bright and happy scooters. 

       Use Novelties to make "personal" and seasonal gifts  such as Pillowcases, Wall Quilts, Pillows, Gift Bags, Totes, Aprons, Table Runners, as well as quilts.

Love these sweet farm babies with barn print!

  From time to time we will highlight more of our novelty prints. Be sure to click on the "SQUARES" to get a Closer and Bigger view!
Sweet Spring Prints

Construction Trucks, Trains and PIRATES for the boys!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thrifty Thirty Sales Corner Has "Grown"

        Mary Beth just added more BATIKS to add to our Thrifty Thirty Corner and to make room for NEW Flannels, she added many Flannel bolts and a full bin of Flannel Pre-cut Yards and Fat Quarters for 30% off! REMEMBER--Finish off a Thrifty Thirty BOLT and get 35% off!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Iron Off Special Pricing!

Mary Beth is offering a Special Price
IRON OFF--Hot Iron Cleaner
Keep your fabrics pristine
Get rid of that nasty stuck-on residue

Regular Price  $5.99 each 
Now only $3.99 each!!
More Olfa Cutters--45 mm AND 60 mm
Eliminate Frustration--
--Change your Blades OFTEN!

Save $$$$$ -- We have blade 10 packs

We have Rotary "PINKING" Blades too!
Great for easy finished edges!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Busy Bodies Begins! Part 2


 Do you remember the first "Family Vacation" you took minus one of your family--siblings--children?  You knew it was inevitable-they grow up, have jobs, go to college, get married".  So the wonderful Family Event somehow has a hole in it. While enjoying the scenery, the food, the cabin, theme park, etc. a little voice in your heart keeps whispering " I wish he was here to see this",  "...what a shame she is isn't here to enjoy this-I MISS HER", "he won't have this memory with the rest of us",  "she's not in ANY of the pictures!"
      So what does that have to do with Busy Bodies?  Just this:  Our minds and hearts are bursting with ideas and excitement for the coming year of quilting camaraderie as we tackle the hidden depths of our stashes and share the joy of seeing our TO DO lists shrink.  There will be bonuses, special discounts, opportunities to sew together, in addition to growing your Dusty Attic Dollar account.  It's going to be really fun, BUT IF we do it WITHOUT YOU--you will be missed.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Busy Bodies Begins! Part 1

     Busy Bodies is our new "Club" of sorts--It's free to join--
        and we will keep it free from pressure(boo) and full of fun and encouragement(yea).
You can always review the guidelines for Busy Bodies by clicking the AQUA button on the side bar.
        We will be posting pictures of the finished projects that all our BusyBodies bring to show us(with permission of course) and anyone can take a look by clicking on the Photos button on the right sidebar. We have high hope that in just a short time--our Gallery of Good Things will Grow!

In the Spirit of Encouragement--
All sewing machine needles 20% for 1 week
March 12 - 19
We are well stocked with those hard to find special needles 
that quilters love -- Sharps, Quilting, Top Stitch, Long Arm, etc...
     Not a MEMBER?  No Problem--Bring your UFO List in--OR--come in and fill out a list here at the shop and we will enroll you immediately and you'll get the discount.
     Throughout the year, more Member Specials are planned along with other encouragements for our dear, sweet Busy Bodies, So take a look and make your list! Click HERE for Busy Bodies Info

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Think Spring with "Rainbow of Solids" Sale!

Wow!  March had quite the entrance!  How true the old saying--"In like a lion..."  Lookin' forward to the "out like a lamb"  weather!
Recently we ran an "In-Store" Sale on our true Solid Fabrics.  
For a limited time we will continue to offer 25% off our SOLID Bolts (1 yard minimum cuts--excludes blenders).  Mix some solids with your stash and finish a BusyBodies project--Perfect for Modern Quilting, too!  A Rainbow of Colors to choose from--White, Black, and neutrals too!