Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 BOM Block of the Month!

When Tammy first laid her eyes on this eye candy fabric, the first thing that came to her mind was the movie Harry Loves Sally. Then when she got her hot little quilter’s fingers on the fabric and design just materialized from out of nowhere. Well it came from somewhere, but she let the fabric do the talking for her and the quilt image shown below is what she came up with.

Abbi May’s Fabric Shop has been sponsoring her BOM quilts, and many other quilts that I design, since 2006.
You can purchase this kit here: “Harry Loves Alice” 
This is the new (and did she mention free?) 2019 block of the month (BOM) quilt for her sister-site, The fabrics are bold and bright, fun and festive and even a little bit romantic, too! It’s an 11-part BOM quilt with one block pattern instruction revealed on the 20th of each month. If you follow along each month, you will have a quilt finished by Christmas next year! Woo Hoo!

PS: She can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same…ummm…reaction that Meg Ryan did in the diner, but I can’t promise you…won’t…either!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2019 Riley Blake Table Runner b

This is a fun table runner club beginning in March 2019 from Riley Blake! 

Table Runner Club provides one seasonally themed table runner in a kit complete with all the pattern and all the fabric to make the table runner packaged in a keepsake box each month for one year (backing not included). The cost is $34.95 per month + $4.95 shipping.

  May's table runner will be available in March 2019 with giving you over a month to make it.

The club runs from March 2019-February 2020.
Sign Up here: 
2019 Table Runner Club
This is a one-time non-refundable membership fee of $4.95.  There are NO REFUNDS or Cancellations.  By signing up you are committing to the full 12 month program.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fairy Lights Fabrics Quilt Kit - GLOW IN DARK

Fairy Light Fabrics are "glow in the dark"!
These fabrics are 100% cotton and are very soft!

Available here for $39.95: Through the Looking Glass Fairy Lights
Finished size: 38 1/2 x 42 1/2
Skill level: Beginner
Included in kit:
Pattern: Though the Looking Glass by Sew Emma

Approx:  4 fat quarters, 1 1/2 yard background and 1/2 binding

Not included: Backing - patterns calls for 2 3/4 yards.If we quilt it you would need 1 /2 yards and would cost $36 to quilt it!
We used this on the back of our quilt:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Hear we come!!

This year is going to be fun!  We have lots of new fabric collections coming and new quilt kit from Wing and a Prayer Designs.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Just Arrived: Bakers Dozen Batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts

These are beautiful batiks from Andover Fabrics, designed by Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts. There are two colorways blue and naturals. 

Available here for $11.50 yard: Bakers Dozen

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pillowcase update

Thank you everyone who donated 190 beautiful pillowcases this year.  We took them to Muskegon Rescue Mission and some went to Haiti!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Maywood Woolies in stock!

Maywood Woolies are the softest nicest flannels you can buy! We have a nice inventory of them to make your projects.  

Use our Free 5 Yard Bundle Patterns to make these quilts that takes 10 @ 1/2 yards of flannel.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

 No One Diets on Thanksgiving!
What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside
on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.
I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Happy THREE Year Anniversary!

Join us Saturday, Nov 17th from 10am-5pm as we celebrate 3 years in our retail shop and as we move on forward into our 4th year!
Free gift given out plus 20% off regular priced fabrics, notions and patterns. We will have hourly drawings for great prizes ranging from a free fat quarter to some nice $$ gift certificates, plus a chance to win a gift certificate for up to $100 to get your quilt quilted! 

Oh, and of course the day would not be complete without a
Ryke's cake!
Our Anniversay Sale continues through Saturday
 November 24th!
We love you all!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Laura Heine Collage Class!

What a great opportunity to learn how to do a Laura Heine Collage!  Our students picked out a Laura Heine pattern and Joy (our teacher) walked then through the process of making a "Laura Heine Collage".

Linda finished Henrietta, a project started in a class ... Look for other Laura Heine collage technique class in January!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Pillowcase Challenge - Fill the Crib!

Last year our customers donated 182 pillowcase that were donated to local charities. This year we have challenged to make 200!  Help us fill the crib: the count as of now is 92!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank You!

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem. 
Ronald Reagan 
And  thank you to my son.......

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

More Woolies Flannels!

You'll love our newest addition to Woolies Flannels from Maywood Studios!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

On the Bright Side Quilt at 2018 Fall Quilt Market!

WOW! We found the original quilt design at 208 Fall Quilt Market!

Our team member Susie made this one using Crystal Farms from Edyta Sitar!

We have one kit available - contact our shop: 2315636861

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fall Quilt Market 2018 Day One

Who new is was the Day Of Dead Festival at the local park in front of the conference center?

We just left Sample Spree heading back to our hotel and the park across the street was of families dressed up celebrating this day. Of course we had to go see what was going on. There was music, dancing, eating and this big skull that you could get your picture taken in front of.  I like skulls and wanted my picture taken in in front of it.  The line was really long and we were tired and, so to get to the front of the line,  So I adopted a new family so I could get my pictured taken by it!  Not sure what they thought, but they were ok with it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Quilt Kit Peace Seeker by Lizard Creek Quilting

Available here: Peace Seeker
for $139.38 + shipping

Peace Seeker is an intermediate skill level quilt--only because of the multiple techniques used. Each block is easy to accomplish following the detailed written instructions and diagrams. Blocks are on a straight setting but look like they are on point--great open spaces for the applique and quilting!!

Block Finished Sizes: 4", 8" and 16"
Full size applique templates.
Quilting suggestions and diagrams.
Coloring page included with pattern.
Finished size: 80 x 84
Skill level: Intermediate (applique)
Included in kit
Pattern: Peace Seeker Lizard Creek Quilting
Fabrics: Approx 11 1/4 for top, borders and binding.

Not included:
Backing 5 1/4 yards

Price: $139.38 each

Friday, October 12, 2018

It's time for Woolies Fannels!

We've just started getting in our Woolies Flannels from Maywood! 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Yum! Slow Cook Chicken and Dumpling


6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
2 cups baby-cut carrots
2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups biscuit baking mix
2/3 cup milk


Stir the chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Stir the soup, water, thyme and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.
Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent and cook for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked in the center.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hello October!

Wow! What a busy day! Our “quilting team” busted out quite a few beautiful treasures! We had a team cutting out “Lush”, Anchors Aweigh” and more quilt kits, fat quarters and more. Then we had some great customers, some new and some of our “quilts playground buddies” stop in, sit a spell, chat and a bit and of course pet some luscious quilting fabrics! What a great beginning to October!!! Come on in and enjoy our fun!
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Lush - Wing and Prayer Designs

My oh my! Lookie at what was just delivered to our door.  Limited number available!Another Wing and a Prayer design. “Lush” ~~ the name describes everything about it from the pattern design to the batiks used in it!

Available here for $235.00:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Basic Grey Metropolis Moda Quilt

A peek at a new quilt we have been working on here at the shop. Designed by one of our team members using the map panel from the Basic Grey Metropolis line by Moda. Patterns available - call our shop: 2315636861No automatic alt text available.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Abbi Mays Quilting Service

Check out this “vintage quilt” we were privileged to quilt. The quilt top dates back way over 50 years. It was originally found as a “lining” under another older quilt ~ why it’s been able to keep its vivid colors and nice condition. It turned out super nice. We quilted it in a traditional “orange peel” design.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Abbi Mays Quilting Service!

Check out this really sweet sampler quilt we quilted! We quilted it with our newest addition to our edge-to-edge designs. It’s called African Sumba

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

AQS Grand Rapids PALS Winners!

This year PALS Quilt Guild took second place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge. The theme was What's Your Modern? Here is a picture of most of the group.

Abbi Mays team member Joy Lamphere was part of this group!!  Her quilt is really cool!