Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quilt Run 2012

A couple of weeks ago I posted that we were getting ready for the Southern California Quilt Run. The run started last weekend on the 14th. All of the store participating are open extra hours during for the runners to easily make it to all 32 stores. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 8 pm and Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.

We spend a lot of time coming up with new quilt designs and kits to get the runners excited. The store is cleaned and redecorated with all of the new samples.
There is still time to cover at least one area or more if you run really fast. Each store has Mystery gifts as that is the theme for this year.

In Area 1, which we are a part of each store has a block pattern with a corresponding quilt pattern. If you collect from all seven stores you then will combine the eight blocks (eight blocks?) for a ninth quilt pattern that measures 106” x 106”. Our store has two block to pass out so that's how you get eight.

The quilts for Area 1 were designed by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack. We are really blessed that she is not only our friend, but also our employee. She also is our web chick. She is Multitalented!

On to the photos of the store:


To the right when you come in is our claw foot tub.


From the end it looks like it’s a pensive face.


The bed is decorated with colorful quilts made by Anna Koelewyn and faux fur blankets bound with cotton.


The nine seam quilt from a recent blog.


Little table runners designed by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack hang behind the front counter. The kits include front, back, binding and batting. Sorry, you have to quilt them yourself.


Check in area with the two quilts for our store.


Quilt made from block 3.


Quilt made from block 8.

Quilts hanging in the  classroom area. There were changes from week one to week two as we sold out of some of the kits and fabric.


North America Wildlife by Needle in a Hayes Stack  & Mary Engelbreit’s Flutterby by Andover Fabrics.


Winter Enchantment from South Sea Imports’ & Spring Symphony in Maywood Fabrics by Needle in a Hayes Stack.


Flip Side by Stitches from the Tub (that’s me) out of MODA’s Summer Breeze. The pattern will be for sale online soon in the Bolts in the Bathtub store.


Panels and books to make.


Dr. Seuss fabric by Robert Kaufmann was used in the Sidelights pattern  by Mountainpeek Creations.


A wall of fabric in the main part of the store. Thanks for visiting.

Stitch at you soon,


  1. I am re-posting my comment because I can sew but I can't spell LOL
    All the girls are so nice at Bolts. I love going there, and the fabric selection is very good!

  2. Store looks awesome - was so good to see you all. :)


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