Friday, February 19, 2016

Please Vote for Us!

Great News! Grandma's Attic has been nominated for Best Dallas Shop in the Statesman Journal's Best of the Mid-Valley 2016 contest. This annual contest, sponsored by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is including shops in the town of Dallas, Oregon where the Grandma's Attic quilt shop is located.

Please vote for us! You can vote once each day until March 7th. We are listed under Your Community, Best Dallas Shop. Follow the link Best of the Mid-Valley 2016, scroll down to Dallas Shop until you find our name. Thank you  so much! To vote, click here.

Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop

The Queen of Hearts
Grandma's Attic is participating in the Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop that is taking place in Oregon through February 20. The photo to the left is the block that we have chosen for our shop. This Shop Hop covers 15 Oregon shops within easy driving distances of one another (Vancouver, south to McMinnville, then Salem and Dallas.)

The Queen's Hedgerow
Each shop provides participants with a Quilt Block Kit to make a 6" quilt block. In addition, each shop has put together a project that uses their individual quilt block pattern. Each project is different. Some are large, some are small, and some are in-between. But what that means is that you have 15 different projects ideas if you visit every shop. All shops are open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Grandma's Attic and some of the other shops are also open on Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Using our Queen of Hearts quilt block, we created The Queen's Hedgerow, an 18" x 40" table runner that would make a beautiful setting for any table. Designed by Cheryl Libby, the table runner uses three of our shop hop blocks and a beautiful paper pieced border.

If you cannot participate in the Shop Hop, you can always purchase our patterns on-line. Simply click on the captions below the photos shown here and you will be taken to our website for ordering.

The 16 participating shops this year are:  Grandma's Attic, Dallas; A Common Thread, Portland, Bernina Stretch and Sew Fabrics, Keizer; Boersma's Sewing Center, Inc., McMinnville; Feather Your Nest, Gresham; Fiddlesticks, Vancouver, Wa; Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, Salem; Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe, West Linn; Quilter's Corner Store, Beaverton; Sewn Loverly, Wilsonville; Sharon's Attic, Hillsboro, Stitches 301, Mollala; Tea Time Calicos, Beaverton; The Cotton Patch, Keizer; and The Quilted Hill, Yamhill. You can start and stop at any shop and passports can be picked up at the first shop on your journey.

Shop hops are a fun way to visit your favorite quilt shops while collecting quilt blocks and projects. Take a friend along, plan lunch out, and have fun shopping!