Tuesday, February 10, 2015

thefabricpeddler.com

I'm backkkkkk!!!

Hello Everyone,

Wow time does fly, it’s been a while since I shared anything with you and a lot has happened since the last post.  The Fabric Peddler Shop closed its doors, and I moved to California for a year, BUT I am back and ready to go, nothing like being home. 

In the past several years so many quilt shops have closed.  The recent factors affecting our economy have hurt so many and played a huge role in the past several years.  Each shop has their own reasons for closing, retirement or other family and/or personal issues going on in their lives. But I think the biggest reason is that we quilters don’t support our local quilt shops.  Most quilt shop owners aren’t in business because they want to get rich.  We love sewing, crafts, quilts and quilters.  They want customers to have a place where they can go for inspiration, for help and for friendship.

The Fabric Peddler is passionate about providing products and services that will help quilters and sewers of all skill levels to learn and explore their creative abilities.

My website (ThePeddlerFabric.com) is just about complete and I’m encouraging everyone to visit the site and sign up as a follower, and also please share with your friends.  Please don’t forget to sign the guest book so you will not miss the “Super Sales Event” and other social events. 

I have fabrics, patterns, books, notions and much more.  I plan to have clubs (Bag Ladies, BOM, etc.,) give-aways, contests, etc.  I’m starting over so there will be a blow-out sale coming soon.  I am still a Juki Sewing Machine Representative and their new machines posted also. There is a “Calendar of Events” listing quilt shows, workshops, quilting trips/cruises, quilt guides in and around your area and on and on and on.  I will be attending some of the local shows as a quilter or as a vendor.  My future plans are to do some traveling around to other out-of-state shows as a vendor.  I will also be scheduling sewing classes later this year for those who contacted me about taking classes. I will offer small group classes, along with affordable long-arm quilting, (future plans) embroidery and specialty personalized products.

Anyone interested in joining us on the trip to the “Houston Quilt Festival”, October 29th – November 1, 2015, I have a trip planned.  The information will be on my website, we are still working on some details.  If you have any other further questions, please send me an email.
So head on over to TheFabricPeddler.com and take a trip around the website.

Wishing that 2015 bring good things into your life.

Nadine                   thefabricpeddler.com

Friday, September 23, 2011

Long Time

Welcome and Hello, It's been a long time since my last post, time just flew by me. That Christmas Tree quilt below - will not be completed before the benefit dinner. I remembered why it was declared an UFO - the green fabric is directional Christmas trees and I have them going every which one, yes, I need to RIP them suckers out to place in the proper direction. Just not in the mood and not enough time. So back into the UFO pile it goes. I'm preparing for my first "Craft Fair". Wish me luck!!!

Thank you for visiting, until the next time,
Piece and Prayers,
Debbra

Thursday, August 11, 2011

UFO Quilt




Hello and Good Morning, I gathered my walking stick and MP3 player and at 0630 went tracking around my neighborhood. Must try and do this at least three days a week, oh my, today is Thursday, can't get my three in. Maybe next week. No, the weekend don't count lol.



I'm a volunteer for the Trauma Intervention Program aka TIP(click TIP to read about the program) and the local police and fire departments are having a "Tri-Tip Benefit Dinner" to raise money for the program. We, the volunteers, are invited as Honored Guest. They did ask us to help the fundraising by getting donations (no, I'm not soliciting just informing you but....) and/or items for a raffle and silent auction. My first thought was "oh yeah, I can do a quilt" for the silent auction, second thought "keep mouth shout, might not finish in time". I went through my UFOs and decided to finish the Christmas Tree wall hanging - it's almost done and I hear "Rosie the Riveter" whispering in my right ear "You can do it" and "Rosie the QUILTER" shouting in my left ear "Gurl, knock that UFO off the list as done, complete and finish, just do it". With both Rosies encouraging me, I'll do it, I can do, yes I can.






I also have this other wall hanging pattern I wanted to do for a long time, what am I thinking, we'll see how the Christmas Tree project workout first. Umm, maybe I'll work on it for an hour or two or maybe I'll just take a nap first but anyway, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the The Fabric Peddler Shop.



Till next time,

Piece and Prayers
Debbra

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A little of This and That

Welcome and Good afternoon, I can't believe this is my first session for August. Look at what I found, these lovely hand appliqued butterfly blocks at a Thrift Store several years ago and put them away until I was ready or had time to put them in a quilt and of course, I forgot about them (out of sight, out of mind). Anyway, my Monthly Quilt Block Swap partner's theme is flowers, trees, bees and right, you guessed it "Butterflies". So, I pull these butterflies out and using this ladies design, did one for my partner. I did the purple butterfly, fluttering by him lonesome. I'm not good at dating fabrics but just taking a wild guess, I'll say about 1920 or '30's !!! Am I close????























Tomorrow to the Post Office we go. Um, since the butterfies are on the design wall, I may as well design, let me see, what color sashing should I use.... anyone have a suggestion for me?


MINIATURE QUILT



I had an empty spot on one of my walls and rather than hang a picture, I thought why not a mini quilt. One of the quilts hanging at The Fabric Peddler pop to mind and this is my version of



Carolyn Burgess' quilt. And yes, I did ask for permission to improvise so stop thinking copy right law - thank you very much. It's 16" x 16", hand appliqued and quilted.
















Well, I need to work on this "round robin" hopefully, I'll finish sometime next week. Do you participate in "Round Robins"? When I talk with my quilting friends, I get mixed views. What's your take on participating in them?



Thanks for visiting The Fabric Peddler. Now go visit our shop here . Till next time,

Piece and Prayers,
Debbra


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Fabric Peddler "OPEN HOUSE"

Welcome and Hello!
Today, the Fabric Peddler is having an "Open House"!! They're putting on a Mini Quilt Show, there will be sewing and Quilt demonstrations, Door Prizes, Discounts, Special treats (I want one) and just plain old fashion fun for all. And let's not forget the FOOD, yum yum. You think she'll over-night a plate to California for me???? Sounds like a lot of fun-time to me. NADINE, don't forget to take loads of pictures for show and tell.

While my Maryland buddies are having fun at the Open House, I need to work on my swap projects. I keep telling myself, "slow down on the swaps and concentrate on your personal projects". I 'm currently in four, that's right, four, 1, 2, 3, 4 swaps. I thought the Halloween Block Swap was due in September, no August 15Th and I signed-up for two sets of six blocks, what the heck was I thinking, I know, I wasn't thinking. Anywhoo, I finished last night and they're be in the mail Monday. My intentions were to do twelve different blocks but I didn't, - check them out.



















Look what I found on Stashbuster email site, an awesome tutorial on getting rid of your scraps - check "My Current Obsession's blog" and get on the scrap train toot toot!! I'll post pictures of my progress this week, I'm loving this "mile a minute quilt".



Thanks for stopping by, till next time,
Piece and Prayer

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hang in there

Welcome and Good morning, well we did our first posting yesterday and I see we need to work on posting pictures. I will do just that so please don't let the photos stop you from visiting us. I went walking this morning (6:15 am) and it was a gorgeous morning for a leisurely stroll. If I go, no, when I go tomorrow on my walk I'll take my trusty ole camera and take a few pictures and share with you. I need something to practice posting photos. I think I'll try a quickie right now.

- it's a beaded iris from my garden











Let's see if this works!!!! In any case, on my "TO DO" list is 1) - work on Red and White challenge quilt, 2) read importing images to blog and 3) finish Halloween block swap oh yeah can't forget to take a nap.




If you're in the area, don't forget to stop by The Fabric Peddler and play with all the wonderful fabrics in the shop. You can also take a trip HERE and who knows, you may see a class or two that might interest you, join one of the many BOM clubs, shop on-line- just check us out and have a nice journey.


Thanks for stopping by, till next time

Piece and prayers