Monday, June 30, 2008

Hi there!!! Well, once again we received some fabulous fabric... JO MORTON - Andover Fabrics... her new line called Meg's Bouquet. Here is the link to Andover Fabric...then search in the Designer area and move to Jo Morton's fabrics... then you'll see Meg's Bouquet!

If you're one of Jo's Little Women, we've cut you fat quarter bundles... pick them up the next time you're in to visit! I also wanted to let you gals know that I'm working on getting Jo to come to Jacksonville and teach! Wouldn't that be fun? I'll keep you posted on my progress....

I'm off to work on some embroidery... we're working on our own patterns to publish ... we can't wait until they're ready and you can all see them!

Hugs to all.......Gloria

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sneak Peak was FUN!!!

What a great time we had Saturday at Sneak Peak! I just love seeing everyone together having fun, shopping, laughing.... it's so uplifting! Our new schedule is now out...Heather is working to get it all on the website for you. Plus, you can come and visit the shop and pick up your printed copy, look at the samples, pick out your favorite fabrics, and sign up for classes. We have some wonderful projects and quilts for you this summer! Don't miss the opportunity to make one for yourself, a friend, or a gift!

SURPRISE.... Since the end of this week (sale week) falls on the July 4th weekend, I am extending the sale for you! Yesssssiiirrreee.... we will have our fabric sale (25% off) run up to July 12 !!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So many of you like to sign up and then pick out your fabric during the week or the following weekend and I don't want you to run short of time.

I'm off to breakfast with my hubby.... chat with you soon! Pass on the news of our BLOG!!

Hugs to all.......Gloria

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cutting, cutting, cutting.....

Hi all... what a fun day we had... ! We've been busy getting ready for Sneak Peak this Saturday... finishing our quilts, making our copies for your supply lists... AND.. we're also working on getting new fabric out for you !! Whooooeeee... is it ever wonderful... Free Spirit... great colors... I'm not telling you any more... you'll have to come in and see for yourself. Fabric will be 25% off through next Saturday... yippee!!! Ya gotta love a great sale!

We also worked all day on cutting fabric for more kits that we'll be taking to Nashville in August. It's the last year for the AQS show in Nashville... it will then move to Knoxville in 2009. I guess the Opryland was just getting to expensive and we're movin' on to a new venue! I've never been to Knoxville so it should be fun!!

Here's a picture of our new Block-of-the-Month that we will begin around September....! It's simply gorgeous! The backgrounds you will pick out yourself... we will supply the wool for each block. You will purchase your pattern up front... then you will have the ability to work on collecting your backgrounds for the entire quilt. Primitive Gatherings will be giving me the cost per month soon... I've emailed Lisa and she's calculating the cost for us. I thought it would be easier to have a set price each month than to have it change from month to month due to the amount of wool that is in each block. We'll talk to you more about it at Sneak Peak!
And still... one more block of the month that will be coming to the Olde Green Cupboard. We have chosen a new line of fabric from Moda... Portebello by 3 Sisters. It's absolutely gorgeous and we know you'll love it!! Go to the Moda (United Notions) website and take a peak!! You're gonna love it!
For those of you that live outside the Jacksonville area... make sure you visit our website for you shopping! Heather (my daughter) has been working very hard in adding lots of patterns for you. Soon we'll be adding kits!!! You too can have one of OGC's beautiful quilts!
Check back soon.... we'll keep you posted on all that's happen' at the OGC!!
Happy sewing... Gloria

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Sneak Peak Time!!

Hi gang.... this Saturday is our Sneak Peak! We will show you samples of our new classes.... projects.... and talk about fun new events that will happen from July - September. This is a busy time for everyone... school just ended - graduations are over, summer vacation for all of you... then before you know it the kids are back in school again! Then it's QuiltFest time here in Jacksonville! Are you a quilter? Have you ever thought about entering a quilt in OUR show!! Yes gals and guys... this is OUR SHOW... all seven guilds here in town work on the show for an entire year!! It's a never ending process and they do a superior job. We travel all over the United States attending shows as a vendor... and the Jacksonville show is as wonderful as the great big ones! So...think about entering a quilt this year! The more the better! It's such fun looking at the quilts and recognizing one that has been entered by someone you know!

This is my youngest granddaughter.... Alexis (Lexie)! She's growing to be a big girl...too fast! Mommy (Heather) and Lexie are trying the "potting training"...! Somedays really good... some days a not so good!! Hang in there Heather... soon she'll catch on!!

We just returned from a wonderful show in Columbus, Ohio... the National Quilting Association show. It was wonderful...what a great show!!!! The convention center was HUGE and let me tell you...we walked the entire length of it several times....! It must have been 2-3 football fields long. We were so lucky... our booth was located near Bonnie Blue Quilts and we had a good time together. Cathy dazzled her audience with her famous "Locker Rug Hooking" ! Jill traveled with us this trip and she showed everyone how to Needlepunch. Once again the beautiful patterns that Jan Vaine and Lynn Rogers have designed were a great hit! and

Our BLOG is something new for us... we're hoping to keep you all informed of what's happening at the OGC in another method... We now have our "emails", BLOG, and Newsletter to keep you in touch!!! Let us know what you think....

Hugs to all... Gloria

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Christmas is coming...the goose is getting fat...

Yes gals... we are officially receiving fall and Christmas merchandise as I type! It's such great fun... it's like Christmas morning each time "Mr. Brown" comes to visit.

We have received the most wonderful hand embroidery patterns for the holidays you have ever seen! Did you know that hand embroidery is making a comeback? Yes it is...and we are lovin' it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Friends

I wanted to let each of you see some of our new friends that have joined the staff at OGC. These little creatures are hand-stitched by my daughter, Heather... I think they are wonderful! If you're interested in having a friend live with permantely.... click on this site and you'll get to see more... and purchase!

Wow....I've made MY blog!

Wow...this is new for me. I've decided to make a blog for Olde Green Cupboard. I really think this will help me keep in touch with all of my customers that are all over the US!

This will be a huge learning experience for me...that's for sure. Please be patient and I promise to get better at this new technology!

All of us at the OGC are working on preparing new quilting kits! We take tons of them to our shows and we also want to have more on our website for purchase. That's another goal Heather is working on... to help us receive more action on our website.

So... we have lots of new goals set for the rest of the year... and FUN! I love change... I know, I know... I'm not the normal human being... most people hate change! I LOVE IT!

We've already received fall and Christmas merchandise...soon we will see beautiful fall wreaths, pumpkins, scarecrows, and more in the store. Hey... it just became summer and I'm already thinking about fall!! (I love the fall's my favorite...)

So... keep checking on my blog and see what's new!!

Hugs to all.... Gloria