Wednesday, January 21, 2015

UFO Buster

 Dear Friends,
Happy New have you had a chance to do much quilting this year? Everyone at the shop as been busy bees getting their sewing rooms in order and projects in order. A few of us at the store have made a plan to get our UFO's under control this year! Will you join us? This year it is all about finishing your UFO's with the UFO Buster. All quilts, table runners, toppers, projects will need to be COMPLETED with bindings this year. Leslie is planning on finishing some UFO projects that are on the design wall-her bushel basket quilt and a fun outdoorsman quilt. Melissa is planning on machine quilting many of her quilt tops and finishing one or two projects that just need a few more blocks and borders. Read all about our UFO Buster below and send us an email with your list. 
In Stitches-Leslie, Melissa and The In Between Stitches Crew

UFO Buster...
Feb. 1, 2015-Dec. 1, 2015
Join us as we make space in our sewing rooms and receive an incentive! Participate in this year long incentive program and be rewarded for completing that pile of unfinished projects! To join, file a detailed list of every UFO (absolutely every unfinished object) in your sewing world. Keep a copy for yourself and turn in a copy to In Between Sttiches. It is never too late to start. You can join the UFO Incentive Program at any time throughout 2014. When your list is turned in, you’re ready to go.
Here is how it works:
•For each listed UFO that you finish, you need to bring in that completed project (or a picture of that completed project) to In Between Stitches. This can be done at ANY TIME. Show it to any staff member and identify it as a UFO. That project will then be crossed off your list. You will then pay $1 to go into your store envelope.
•At the end of the year you will be issued an In Between Stitches gift card for DOUBLE the amount that is in your envelope. Basically we will match the amount of dollars you put in for each project that you finish!
•Each month there will be a challenge or incentive that will allow you to earn extra cash for your envelope. (We will be matching your dollars at the end of the year so every extra dollar counts!) We will announce the next month’s incentive in the middle of the previous month (March’s announced in February etc.) To announce we will post it in the e-mail and on Facebook.
• The person who finishes the most UFO’s will win prize.
*Finished projects must be quilted and bound...our whole goal this year is to have “Finished” Projects, quilt tops do not count.

Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 UFO Challenge

Dear Friends,

Did you hear about our UFO Challenge? We have 21 people participating in this challenge and we have 12 who finished the challenge! Isn't that wonderful, the winner is Linda Probst, here is her quilt.

Linda's Quilt
She has won 21 Fat Quarters to add to her stash!
These are the wonderful quilts that were completed during the first portion of the challenge,

Jane's UFO Challenge

Jollyne's Quilt

Cindy's Quilt of Valor

Kathy's Quilt

Pam's Quilt

Are you ready to start the next part of the challenge?
July-September 1st UFO Challenge Project is #4.

In Stitches,
The In Between Stitches Crew

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Dear Friends,

The fabric is coming in the back door faster than we can keep up with it. It is like Christmas...and yes speaking of Christmas we have some new pieces in the store with more to come. Some of us at the shop like to do the Christmas coundtown...there are only 187 days until Christmas. So it is never too early to get started on those Christmas gifts.

We have a new line of fabric by Parson Grey (David Butler) this masculine line of fabric compliments his prior line Vagabond by Free Spirit Fabrics. This would be a perfect line to use to make that new graduate a quilt to take off to college.

From Heather Bailey we have Parasol, this features a wonderful bird print in blues and greens. It would look beautiful in a wall hanging or large quilt.

Our website is constantly changing as we add more product to the site, this week we have added sale fabrics. We invite you to explore our website and let us know what you think.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday

There is a little chill in the air in Livermore...well it cooled down at least from the 100+ days to a nice 76 degrees. In the store this week we have some new arrivals including Chillingsworth by Andover Fabrics. This Halloween line is designed by Echo Park Paper Co.

This new line is sure to be a winner, especially the Skeleton Panel, we have it available in Orange and Cream background. Leslie sure had fun getting this display together...she is trying to make us believe fall is right around the corner even though Summer hasn't arrived yet! We have added in some other fun Halloween fabrics from Riley Blake, Alexander Henry and more.

Come in today and prepared to be inspired to start on a Halloween project. For those who favor Fall instead of Halloween we have Sewn Wild Oaks patterns in stock for:

Harvest of Hope (kits available too)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Preview Party

Dear Friends,
The Spring Preview Party was held at the Purple Orchid on Tuesday, April 22nd.  The following quilts represent a sample of the classes being offered May through August at In Between Stitches.  Click HERE to see the class calendar and register for classes.

There were so many beautiful quilts.....something for everyone and every quilting ability and style.

All of the class instructors talk a little bit about their classes so everyone gets a good overview of each quilt.

The theme of the Preview Party was Sock Hop.  Lisa and her husband are part of the M16 Ministry, and socks were collected for the homeless in San Francisco.  LOTS of socks were donated by our generous customers.

The party wouldn't be complete with Harley.  What a precious little face.!

It was wonderful seeing so many customers and friends at the Preview Party.  In Between Stitches truly is the place where friendships grow.  Come on in, take a class, make some new friends while making a new quilt.  You'll be glad you did!

In Stitches,
The In Between Stitches staff