Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our Friend Miss Rhonda!

Miss Rhonda, the best music teacher Freewater Elementary ever saw, has become a quilter. I think she has been at it for about 5 months and has completed about 6 quilts! She always approached teaching music with 110% enthusiasm, and now that she is retired she is approaching sewing with the same fantastic, enviable energy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bernina Envy

There are four of us here in Stashland...............after a llllooonnnggg process and wait, we have become Bernina dealers!
Three of us ordered and have received this bad boy of their very own....guess who wasn't sure and couldn't commit....

....what was I thinking??!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charisma Boot Fever

We have been having a Charisma Bootpalooza at Stash. I think we have sold sooo many patterns and look at the results!

Check out the designer's blog here. http://lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rouenneriers Project #1

Take a look at this cozy lap rag quilt Joannie made up in an afternoon from her stash of Rouenneriers by French General. It's rich and cozy and good and sophisticated all at the same time. Way to rock the rag scissors Joannie!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Inspiration

It is so exciting and inspirational to see the work of others. Having this store gives us a chance to see the amazing things that you all are doing out there.
Wes brought in this wildlife quilt in this morning. He has combined photo transfer, applique, and piecing to make a really remarkable quilt.
Doesn't it make you want to try landscape quilting or some form of photo transfer. Wow.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is Rouenneries Speaking to You Too?

Rouenneries by French General for Moda has been in the store for a couple of weeks now. It has magical qualities. It can speak. It whispers in a calm peaceful voice exactly what it needs to be made into.

It is telling Sherri to make it up into a Shabby Chic rag quilt. I so want to make it up into table linens and this....

...a pleated skirt made from a jelly roll! Kristen made it up and it is adorable. I think I will start today.
This pattern is designed by Kaye Whitt of Serendipity Studio http://sewserendipity.blogspot.com/. We met her at Quilt Market and loved her, and now we have several of her patterns in the store!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quilt-World/ Fabric Celebrity Stalking Part Two

Heather Bailey http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/... her booth won first place, her stuff is adorable, and so is her blog so check it out!

Anna Maria Horner http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/...one of our customers put the Anna Maria bug in my ear and I am so glad she did...her fabric: like butter, her patterns: the best!

Jason Yenter from In the Beginning Fabrics http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/displayfab/ with Kristin and Kristina. He is definitely a favorite of many our customers (and Kristin too!).

...and Chelsea from Pink Fig Patterns http://vcbdesign.blogspot.com/. We love her and she loved Kristina (who wouldn't...she was a dream to travel with and she introduced me to Forever 21!). Anyway..Chelsea got a picture of Kristina...we must look for our favorite 15-year-old on Chelsea's blog.

Last, but not least Kay Whitt from Serendipity http://sewserendipity.blogspot.com/. Her patterns were great...I can't wait to make some up...she has the cutest pleated skirt from a jelly roll, and...she has the nicest husband with the best southern accent!

Monday, October 12, 2009

You Heard it Here First!

Please note Kristen's bag that she was carrying around Quilt Market today. (It's a little soggy from the Houston downpour we got caught in) Our idols...our favorite designers... loved it! Anna Maria, Heather Bailey, and Amy Butler's people all had to take a look...maybe an inspiration for a future pattern?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Day of Fabric Designer Stalking

First, there was Patty Young, and she gave us a sewing lesson! http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com/

Then there was Paula Prass. Kristen helped her with her Twitter. http://paulaprass.blogspot.com/

Then there was Amy Butler, and she is taller than me! (skinnier too) http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/inspiration/

Finally there was Lila Tueller. http://lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Drama! The Excitement! Sample Spree!

The line was long and wide...

....very, very long,

but, thanks to Kristen and Kristina, we were in the front!

...And we were interviewed for a television show. We're not sure how we feel about that. I wish I had fluffed my hair and freshen up my lip gloss (Kristen looked adorable as always).

Sunday, September 20, 2009

We Met Pamela Mostek!

Wow, a great weekend with great people, and time to talk to quilt artist Pamela Mostek. http://www.pamelamostek.com/

Look at this beautiful art quilt. She couldn't be more gracious. She answered everyone of my tedious questions about her techniques and materials.

She uses this great raw-edge applique technique where the borders actually float onto your quilt.

Here's another gorgeous quilt where she has combined reproductions with batiks...it works and it is beautiful.

We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Pam. Here are a few of her books we hope to have in the store soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Quilt Festival Time!

We are at the Walla Walla Quilt Festival! Kind of makes us feel like we are official. Please come by and see us. Tell them Ann sent you, from the blog.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fridays are Community Sew Days!Bring your project and join us for Community Sew Day at Stash. Do your sewing in a fun supportive environment (and we'd love to see what you are working on!) Quilters are the nicest people.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lost on the Streets of Walla Walla

Fabric is heavy, right? One should be able to approach 4omphs without worrying about what might fly out of the back seat of your car with the top down, right? Maybe not... Lost: a few strips of Jason Yenter's Wintergraphix for In the Beginning fabric. Finished project revealed soon...after I cut a sew a few more strips for my new nine-patch quilt. Aargh!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Little Math

Sherry + one Go! cutter + 9 by Sanae for Moda =

One pretty cute little quilt.

Friday, August 28, 2009

More Amy Butler Love

We have the best customers! Check out this super quilt by Holly, Amy Butler fan extraodinaire. She had the nicest things to say about us, "Just wanted to say thank you for opening Stash. I love all your fabric and am so excited about all the projects I'm going to make...and now have amazing fabric, easily!"
She took the Trip Around the World Class with Suzanne and completed this baby quilt for a friend. Thanks Holly!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stash is open Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

How to Reach Us
Address: 43 South Palouse
City: Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Phone: 509-526-5141
Web Page: www.myfabricstash.com

New Fabric at Stash

New fabrics just arrived at Stash and they're great for making bags! Here two different Amy Butler patterns are shown with Amy Butler Fabric (above) and Joel Dewberry Fabric (below).


Here are two more new Amy Butler prints that just arrived at Stash. The flowers on these prints almost look like they could be growing in a garden somewhere- with stems bent at the nape of each flower head under the weight of colorful blossoms.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quilting at Stash

Stash quilters have been busy. Check out some of the artsy pieces that they've been making!

This is a fun summer quilt that incorporates TONS of funky fabric from Stash. Pattern, fabrics and quilting utensils are all available at Stash upon request.

To make this quilt, quilters made whirls of fabric from the same fabric pattern and arranged them geometrically to make the flowers. All materials used for this project are available at Stash. Sign up for Stash classes and learn the basics for quilts like this one!

Quilts aren't the only things that Stash quilters make. The possibilities are endless when the fabric is this amazing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Just In: New Arrivals at Stash

Check out these buttons! They sort of just beg to be attached to your sweater. Not just any sweater either, I'm talking about THAT sweater- the one that always finds its way into your suitcase, the one that you throw on as soon as you get home from work, the one that you've had for so long that you know which shoulder it will droop off of as soon as you pull it over your head. Such a special sweater deserves a little sprucing up every once in a while- why not give it some funky new buttons?

Have you ever set out to be artsy, gone to the art/bead/fabric store and bought all the supplies that you thought you could possibly ever need to be the next great painter/jewelry maker/fashion designer, sat down to your new artsy calling, and realized that you just surrounded yourself in your home with a daunting number of blank canvases/displays/runways to fill? Fear no more. Stash has solved this problem for you. Enter, project starter kits! With project essentials packed up and ready to go, you can take your projects one at a time- daunting feeling of embarking on a million new things at once conveniently omitted from starter kits.

When you hit the town, you'll find that seasonal now applies to more than just fruits and veggies. Now that it's summer, Stash has brought in fabrics that look like June wheatfield sunsets and July cotton candy at the fair.