Monday, December 23, 2013

My Favorite Gifts...

I got a box in the mail this week from my Mom, and along with packages for me and the little ones that we won't open until Christmas morning, it had a batch of cookies, and a bunch of these crocheted ornaments that she made :)

Abby and I immediately put them all over our tree.  I'll share and let my daughters and son choose some for their own trees when they come over on Christmas day, but right now they're all gracing my tree...

 ...I'm thoroughly enjoying them, and smile every time I look at them ~

Don't you just love a handmade ornament :)

Peace to you and yours, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Quilted Kite Made the Sew-It Today Cover!

There was a Joann's newsstand sighting of the February/March issue of Sew-it Today magazine...and what's on the cover?  My quilted Kite!  (Doesn't it look stinkin' cute with that quilt and sweet hexi pillow on the bed?) 

Here is a photo of the kite without the Magazine title words on it :)  It has appliqued stars, and stars are quilted into it too. 

They're fun to make, and we may just have to have a class on making them in the new shop ~ How about February, so we have them finished for March decorating? 

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spackle, Spackle, Sand & Paint...

Whole lot of this going on in the last week here...We'll keep you posted on the progress for the new shop! 

In the meantime, there's still space in this Saturday's Long Arm Rental Class.  Contact me to sign up ~ in case you want to avoid the malls :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Big Happenings At Spring Water Designs!

So this is what's moved into my re-arranged studio from This Blog Post (as you see, we're still in process, but almost there!)
 We still have the original Avante set up

 ...and My Sweet Sixteen.  So why all the machines you ask?
Our Long Arm Rental Program is Starting Now!
Don’t have room to fit a 12 foot long arm frame in your home, or think you might want to try long arm quilting before purchasing?  Then try our Long Arm Rental Program!
First ~ Take the Training Class…
The Beginning Long Arm Classes are $60 per person** and have only two people on each machine, in a hands-on, four-hour class. Payment is required at registration.
          Upcoming class dates are:
                    Tuesday, December 17 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                    Saturday, December 21 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                    Monday, December 30 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                    Monday, January 13 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

** Limited Time Special ~ Receive Discounted Prices for upcoming 2014 reservations if pre-paid in December 2013 ~ So call us and get registered now!

(Experienced long arm quilters can take a Certification class in lieu of the full Basic class.  Certification fee is $35, and classes are set up by appointment.  You will learn the policies for renting our machines, and be asked to demonstrate that you know how to use them.)

Then ~ Rent a Long Arm & Get Those Quilt Tops Finished!
Once you’ve taken the Beginning Long Arm Class, we invite you to rent a long arm machine by the hour and get those quilt tops made into quilts! The machines rent for $15/hour with a 4 hour minimum rental period. The fee includes thread and use of our edge-to-edge pantograph patterns. Machine rental is by appointment and the hours are flexible.
Let us help you make the quilt yours from start to finish!

 …And Because we are Growing…This little guy and I are going way out on a limb…

I’m excited to announce that Spring Water Designs will be moving in the New Year!  
We’ve signed a lease to move out of my home studio into a retail space in Columbia Maryland!  We’ll have more room for lots of fabric, notions, batting & supplies, a room for machine rentals, tons of Machine Quilting Gadgets and Accessories, and a great classroom space!  We have some painting to do, and a little build out, but I’ll do some blogging to keep everyone posted on our progress as we get the space ready and have a firm move in date. 

Here's a little sneak peek at one of the rooms in the new shop :)

…But in the meantime, while we’re still in the Home Studio, we’re excited to invite you to a Studio Holiday Open House & Pre-Moving Sale! 
Take a break from your holiday preparations on Saturday, Dec. 14th to come on by and bring a friend!  We’ll have demos, treats to eat, and lots of products on sale ~ 20% Off HQ Gadgets, other notions, and selected fabrics & kits!  Bring your Christmas Wishlist and treat yourself!

And we still have some spaces available in our HQ Club Classes ~ Check out our current Newsletter for upcoming dates and details!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

From a Holiday Star Bundle...

Today I was cutting, cutting, folding and tying...

 ...and binding...

 ...after piecing and quilting this tree skirt yesterday from the above Star Fat Quarter Bundle.

The Star Bundles are now available in my shop, and with the purchase of a Star Fat Quarter Bundle, you will receive a Free Pattern to make the Christmas Tree skirt!

The fabrics are from the Holiday Classics fabric line just like the Kits for the Holiday Classics Quilt that Mary made in This Post. (These projects all make up really quickly ~ so there's still time to get them done before Christmas!)

...and it's Maddie approved :) 

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn