Not Your Ordinary Jelly Roll Quilt

March 8, 2013

Worldwide Quilting Day is coming soon, March 16 in fact.  We are going to see how many inches we can sew in a day and the easiest way to do this is by making Jelly Roll strip quilts sometimes also referred to as the 1600 inch Jelly Roll Race.  Since I will be busy with lunch and things on the 16th I decided to put my quilt together early.  Once I got the strips pieced and put together I thought it needed a little something.  Something to make it more unique, more me!  I have added a border and big appliquéd flowers that will have jumbo yellow yo yo’s for centers.  Think of the possibilities!  The strip pieced top only takes about 2 hours and then you can embellish at home as you see fit.  If you would like more details or to join us for our event call (906)492-3803.  Details can also be found on our web site at http://www.villagefabricsandcrafts.com.  Please register by 5pm on March 9.Image

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Worldwide Quilting Day is coming!

February 25, 2013

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Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise invites you to join other quilters around the world in the 7 Summit Strip Quilt Challenge on Saturday, March 16. It is Worldwide Quilting Day and the goal for quilters around the world is to see how many inches of fabric we can sew into quilt tops to reach one or more of the 7 Summits. For example it will take 152 quilt tops to reach the top of Mt. McKinley and 218 quilt tops to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

Here are the details for the Challenge:

This is a very beginner friendly event!

On Saturday March 16, we will meet at the Community Center in Paradise (located about two miles from the shop.) The doors will open at the Paradise Community Center at 8:30 am for setup. The Challenge will start at 9:00 am and continue until 5:00 pm. With the panoramic view of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay through an entire wall of windows, lots of space, plenty of tables and lunch on site, it is the perfect facility to provide you with optimum surroundings for a very successful day of marathon quilting.

Lisa will be in charge of food and refreshments. With her degree in culinary arts, she will make sure you keep your energy levels high and feeling great to face the challenge and reach the Summit in record time.

To make measuring easy, we will be stitching sets of forty 2 1/2” x 44” strips of fabrics into quilt tops. We have spectacular colors of Bali Pops, Tonga Treats and Jelly Rolls all cut and ready for purchase, or you can bring your own Jelly Rolls or precut 2 1/2” x 44” strips from your stash. A top can be sewn in less than 2 hours, so come prepared to make several! You can keep the tops (great gifts!) or donate them as you wish.

Bring your friends!  The Community Center has lots of room, share the joy of quilting, introduce a friend to quilting; the more the merrier and the higher Summit we will reach! The pattern is very beginner friendly and Village Fabrics & Crafts will be sharing exclusive special options for the more advanced as well as finishing suggestions and techniques.  Note: You are welcome to join us even if you can’t be here for the whole day AND Village Fabrics & Crafts will be open on Saturday, March 16 also.

PRIZES! (Sponsored by The Fabric Shop Network, fabric and thread manufacturers, designers and more.)  “Like” Worldwide Quilting Day on facebook and be sure to enter each day or visit http://www.worldwidequiltingday.com and comment on the daily blog post to register for the daily give aways.  Prizes will be given away everyday through March 16th and a Grand Prize Winner of the Quilter’s Mystery Box, filled with fabric, notions, patterns, books, and accessories (estimated retail value $300) will be announced on March 18!

We will also have special prizes to give away during the day of the event.

This is a FREE EVENT! Lunch, snacks and refreshments are optional and the charge is $15.00 per person due at the time of registration. The deadline to register for this event, whether you are purchasing a food ticket or not, is by 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th.

To register call us at 906-492-3803 and please feel free to call, email (villagefab@jamadots.com)  or post on facebook  if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you.

February 2013 Special

February 2, 2013

It’s blueberry season in Paradise! Bring in your exclusive Village Fabrics & Crafts blueberry tote bag and reap a harvest of savings in February! (These tote bags were given out for FREE with minimum $100.00 one-time purchase during special promotions during the last several months.)

During February, come into the shop, fill your exclusive tote bag and take 10% off everything that will fit inside!

If you don’t have an exclusive Village Fabrics & Crafts tote bag and want to join in on the savings, simply come in and make a minimum $100.00 one time purchase and we will give you your very own tote bag for FREE! Bring your tote bag back during your next visit in February, fill it up and you too can take 10% off everything that will fit inside!

This offer is valid February 2-28, 2013 for in-store purchases only. Limited to regular priced and in-stock items. Excludes sewing machines, Bernina sewing machine accessories, service on sewing machines, scissor sharpening, Creative Grids rulers, Addi knitting needles and Addi crochet hooks. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

It is our way of saying “Thank You!” to all of you who received your FREE tote bag during the last several months!

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Love Your Local Quilt Shop

January 12, 2013

Love Your Local Quilt Shop

“Visit Your Local Independent Quilt Shop Day” is Thursday, January 24, 2013. Village Fabrics & Crafts is starting the celebration on Saturday, January 19. We know many of you will be visiting Paradise during the extended holiday weekend so we are starting the celebration early to give you the opportunity to join the festivities.

Be sure to bring your camera or phone and take a picture inside the shop to post on facebook, twitter or instagram. You could win a Shopping Spree valued at $500.00 and a new Brother sewing machine! Ten other winners will receive a tote bag full of $200.00 worth of quilting goodies. With such terrific prizes, you definitely want to be sure to enter this contest! Just think a $500.00 shopping spree at Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise! A dream come true; you will know you are in Paradise!

Yarn lovers be sure to come, take a picture inside the shop and submit your entry, too! The prize is a $500.00 Shopping Spree; spend it on yarns, needles, etc. You’ve had your eye on an Addi Click set and luxury yarns! We love and appreciate all of our customers and want everyone to have a chance to win these great prizes! Camera shy? Don’t worry, we have special photo props that you can hide behind if you prefer!

We are able to offer you a chance to win this wonderful contest because we are members of The Fabric Shop Network. The Fabric Shop Network is the professional trade organization for independent quilt and fabric shop owners and design studios. There are only 10 shops in Michigan that are official participants of the Local Quilt Shop Day events and we are 1 of only 2 in the Upper Peninsula!

See what Village Fabrics & Crafts, your local independent quilt shop can do for you! Each day from Saturday, January 19 thru Thursday, January 24 we will be giving free demonstrations that will answer your most common questions and frustrations to make your stitching experiences much more fun and successful! There are so many new ideas and you can trust us to stay on top of it all and give you the best guidance in your selections.

Love Your Local Quilt Shop!

December 28, 2012

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day Coming Soon!

This is such a grand celebration that Village Fabrics & Crafts is kicking it off early on Saturday, January 19 and continuing each day thru Thursday, January 24th, the official Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! We know many of you will be visiting during the holiday weekend and wanted to be sure to include you in the festivities!

On Saturday, January 19 thru Thursday, January 24th, Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise will be doing FREE demonstrations with FREE patterns, special discounts of demo items, special coupons for future purchases and other fun surprises! Brand new sewing themed quilt fabrics and kit with FREE instructions!

Thursday, January 24th is the last day to enter the big contest where you could win a $500.00 shopping spree to your favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop(Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise), a Brother sewing machine and other great prizes.

  1. All you need to do to enter is to visit Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise, take a photo inside the shop and upload the photo to the contest page at Facebook.com/quiltshopday with a caption saying why YOU love your local, independent quilt or fabric shop. Be sure to bring your camera or phone with you to take pictures!

  2. OR, upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram with hashtag: #IloveMyLQS in the caption or tweet.

  3. Deadline for entries is January 24, 2013 and 11:59 pm PST. Fans will vote for their favorite January 25, 2013 through January 31, 2013.

  4. Have fun! Share you Local Quilt Shop Love with the World and win valuable prizes, too!

 

Inventory Reduction Countdown to 2013 Sale!

December 27, 2012

Shop Village Fabrics & Crafts this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the Inventory Reduction Countdown to 2013 Sale. We will be opening early, at 10 am, on Sunday, December 30th to kick off three big days of savings.  The sale will continue through Jan. 1st, 10am – 5pm each day.  Sale items will be specially tagged throughout the shop. Save on selected books, patterns, yarns, fabrics (minimum 1 yard cuts), quilt kits, gifts and more! These are one-of-a-kind items; shop early for best selection!  Buy 2 tagged items, Get 1 tagged item of equal or lesser value FREE!

December 24th, 2012

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from all of us at Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise!

A beaming smile as you arrive through our front door, sharing your beautiful completed projects, the excitement of starting something new, learning and creating together, generous donations of your time, truly caring for one another, your kindness, sharing, support, friendships and countless more ways all say that we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful and huge extended family that literally covers the whole country! Thank you so much for the great joys you bring to our lives each and every day.

Have a very merry and joyous Christmas with your families and friends!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

December 15, 2012

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas . . . .

It is the gift that is always perfect; a gift certificate from Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise! For each $50.00 of gift certificates purchased, get a $5.00 gift certificate FREE. Gift certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount and total gift certificate purchases today must equal $50.00 to receive the FREE $5.00 certificate. No limit; for example buy $100.00 in gift certificates and get two $5.00 certificates for FREE! These special Christmas certificates will be valid starting December 26, 2012.

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Merry 12 Days of Christmas from Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise!  Continuing through December 15th,  open the 12 Days of Christmas email or check the Village Fabrics & Crafts Facebook page to see the special gift of the day. Treat yourself or purchase them for someone special. Quantities are limited so purchase early each day. Special prices are good only on each day the items are listed.

Purchases may be made on the day of each promotion by visiting the shop or calling (906)492-3803 from 10am – 5pm Monday thru Saturday or from noon to 5pm on Sunday with your credit card number to reserve your gifts of the day. You can pick up your gifts each day or we can hold them (with credit card payment) until December 16th and you can pick them up all at once or we can ship them to you in one package.

12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

December 14, 2012

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . . .

A big ball of super chunky yarn, an exclusive knitted hat pattern from Village Fabrics & Crafts and a FREE set of 5 double pointed knitting needles($10.00 value). In no time you will have a super warm hat for winter with enough extra yarn for another hat for just $28.95! (Reg. $38.95)  Choose from 4 different colors of yarn.

              

All The Details Here:

Merry 12 Days of Christmas from Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise!  Continuing through December 15th,  open the 12 Days of Christmas email or check the Village Fabrics & Crafts Facebook page to see the special gift of the day. Treat yourself or purchase them for someone special. Quantities are limited so purchase early each day. Special prices are good only on each day the items are listed.

Purchases may be made on the day of each promotion by visiting the shop or calling (906)492-3803 from 10am – 5pm Monday thru Saturday or from noon to 5pm on Sunday with your credit card number to reserve your gifts of the day. You can pick up your gifts each day or we can hold them (with credit card payment) until December 16th and you can pick them up all at once or we can ship them to you in one package.

 

12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

December 13, 2012

On the Tenth Day of Christmas . . . .

A big “Quilt Happy”mug, a tea bag, cocoa packet, four  fat quarters of flannel fabric and a peppermint stick will delight any quilter. A pretty package for a secret sister, secret pal, best quilting buddy or coworker.

Tied with a bow and ready to give for $20.00 (Reg. $26.00)!

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All The Details Here:

Merry 12 Days of Christmas from Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise!  Continuing through December 15th,  open the 12 Days of Christmas email or check the Village Fabrics & Crafts Facebook page to see the special gift of the day. Treat yourself or purchase them for someone special. Quantities are limited so purchase early each day. Special prices are good only on each day the items are listed.

Purchases may be made on the day of each promotion by visiting the shop or calling (906)492-3803 from 10am – 5pm Monday thru Saturday or from noon to 5pm on Sunday with your credit card number to reserve your gifts of the day. You can pick up your gifts each day or we can hold them (with credit card payment) until December 16th and you can pick them up all at once or we can ship them to you in one package.

Each special will only be revealed on the day of validity. It’s like opening a gift everyday! Have fun and Merry Christmas!