Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Are You Ready for the Row by Row Experience Shop Hop?

...Well Summer is here and the Hop starts soon!  July 1st - September 2nd you can "shop hop" to as many participating shops as you like and collect the Free pattern for each shop's row.  This is our row ~ of course I had to go with a Spring time theme for Spring Water Designs :)

Just for fun Mary, Starlyn and I decided to each make our own versions of the row ~ I made my row (above) out of batiks and cottons...

Mary used wools, of course, for the applique in the center of her row, and then chose some reproduction cottons for the pieced blocks...

 ...and Starlyn chose to make her row with 1930's reproduction fabrics ~ so cute!

We'll have a little bundle of fat quarters available for purchase for each colorway so you can conveniently pick up the fabrics for your favorite version :)

Aaaand...each shop will be awarding a bundle of 25 fat quarters to the first customer who brings in a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) row quilt using patterns from at least 8 different shops. (And there may just be a bonus prize for that person if their finished quilt includes our Spring Water Designs row). Quilt challenge contest expires October 31, 2014.

Of course we'll have our personalized fabric license plate panel for everyone who is collecting them, and don't forget to purchase your SWD Shopping Tote kit so you can make it and receive 10% off of your regularly priced purchases for the rest of the year when you use it as your re-usable shopping tote!

***At our Studio Stitch-In at the shop on Thursday, June 26th we'll be demoing how to make the SWD Tote for anyone who wants to come for the Free Stitch-In day and make their tote with friends  ~ or work on anything else that you'd like that day as well )

Make sure if you're traveling out of state this summer to check the Row by Row Experience website to see what shops are participating along your itinerary.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the Shop Hop, and to seeing all of the wonderful versions of row quilts this summer!!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jo Morton Show & Tell

Enjoy some "sights & sounds" from our June Jo Morton Club Show & Tell of our recent projects...

Along with the friendships I've made through the Jo Morton Club, my second favorite thing is seeing all the different versions that are produced from the same pattern :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Sunday, June 22, 2014

An Inspiring Weekend with an Amazing Quilter

This weekend we enjoyed being inspired by and learning from Quilt Teacher Extraordinaire,  Debby Brown!  Debby taught four classes over the course of two days and we were both entertained at her presentations and amazed at her quilting talents.

She showed some of her wonderful quilts, demoed quilting techniques, and students played and practiced their skills on the machines that we had set up in two different rooms of the shop.

Here are some of the creative quilted doodles that students were trying at the "Exploding Out of the Block" class where they learned to take motifs from a fabric in a block and carry it out into the sashing and borders.

I learned so much this weekend sharing time with Debby ~ Thanks Debby for what you do, and being so willing to share your talents with others :) 

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Keep it Simple...Just Quilt!

This is our motto this year at Spring Water Designs :)  We're excited to be a participating shop in the Maryland Row by Row Experience, and this is our personalized fabric license plate panel.

We've decided to "Go Green" and have used our license plate panel on the outside pocket of a re-usuable tote shopping bag.  We've made it up in a bright and happy look...

 ...and a more soft and traditional bag. 

The fun thing is, we're offering kits for each version...and if you make our tote kit and bring it in to the shop during 2014, and use it as your shopping bag, you will receive 10% off your purchase of regularly priced items!

Tote bag kits are available in these colorways Here (or of course at the shop) while supplies last.

Don't forget to come and visit us during the Row by Row Experience Shop Hop this summer beginning July 1st to receive your free pattern for our row!  More on that soon :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, June 9, 2014

We Interupt this Busy Life for...A Turtle Rescue!

...Sometimes you just have to take time out in a busy weekend to rescue a little turtle spotted in the middle of the road...

 ...and bring him to a safe place by the pond :) 

 I'm giving thanks for some simple moments of pleasure captured on a pretty weekend afternoon :)

 ...I'm not so sure Butters was taking such pleasure though...

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Getting Caught Up on some Quilting

I've been enjoying getting caught up on some customer quilting lately... 

I've got a few more in the works, and I'm working on finishing a fun T Shirt quilt now...some days I just love my job :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn