Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More QCR quilts......and Mulqueens

I have been busy making some store samples for one of my local shops, Mulqueens, which now carries the Quick Curve Ruler and QCR patterns.  I demo'd the ruler at the Rusty Barn Craft Show in Phoenix in November at the Mulqueen's booth, and I will demo again with Mulqueens in January at the BIG Rusty Barn Craft show in Phoenix and at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show in March at the Mesa Convention Center.

Mulqueens is this crazy busy hive of activity.  They sell and repair vacumes and sewing machines, irons, notions, rulers, patterns, long-arm supplies, fabric and 225 bolts of KONA SOLIDS. ( yes, they have every color)   My Gammil Long-Arm was all out of sorts last June, and I took it in and they fixed it in a day and had me back to sewing so quick I didn't even get a break. Lol.  

I sat by Pam and Ginger in the Houston Airport after Quilt Market and we were chatting about quilty things and Ginger said I know you.  You come into Mulqueens and buy long-arm thread and needles and then it dawned on me how I knew them.  Anyway, after chatting a bit about Quilt Market, the Quick Curve Ruler and the QCR patterns they said Mulqueens would probably want to carry them in their store where they both worked.  So that is how simply this whole thing started and today I am taking in three shop samples.

I made Urban Chained, Urban Abacus and Deco Shimmer for their shop.  They gave me the fabric and I used it at the Rusty Barn Show a few weeks ago as my demo samples which worked great because after three days I had all my blocks cut and pieced and I just had to square-up and assemble the rest of the quilt tops together.  They are getting a flimsy of Urban Chained and Abacus, but I decided yesterday that I should quilt up Deco Shimmer since it is in Christmas fabrics and it should be displayed before this holiday season is over.  I quilted an all-over holly vine and used my favorite holiday red striped fabric for binding.

This is my own quilt of Urban Abacus and their store sample is done in the same colors.

This is my own quilt of Urban Chained.  Their store sample is done up in similar colors.

Mulqueens has long-arm machines set up in their store and they will quilt up the store samples as they demo their machines.

Happy Sewing



  1. I love how those turned out! Your black and white's are fantastic and your chained fabric is also fantastic! If only we lived closer, then we could share fabric ;o)

  2. Oh! I love Urban Decco! It is on my 2013 list! My parents live Queen Creek and my sister in Mesa. It sounds like I need to schedule a trip out there for March!

    1. Thanks Ann for your comments. It would be great to see you at the quilt show in March!

  3. Helen, My friends and I were at the Phoenix show in November and a couple of us bought the Quick Curves Ruler from you. We have not used it yet, maybe in the new year. I plan to attend both, the January show in Phoenix and the March show in Mesa. See you there!
    ~June in AZ