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

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.
We have made NO SUBSTITUTIONS

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



INGREDIENTS:

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

METHOD:

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: https://tinyurl.com/abbimays-Lush

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.
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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!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Heart Quilt Quilted!

Isn't this the cutest quilt! We quilted this in lime thread with a swirl & hearts quilting pattern!

Abbi Mays Quilting
We have hundreds of happy customers!
Get your quilt (Full, Twin, Queen, King, or any size really) machine quilted on one of our state of the art Gammill Statler Stitchers.
Price for our service: $.02 per square inch and includes Hobbs 80/20 Batting, thread, needles and quilts will be trimmed! 
Click here for details: Quilting

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Grand Prize Winner!

Our grand prize winner, Donna came in to pick up her lucky drawing bag! Her bag only contained two packages of 2 1/2” chips but it was the largest gift certificate given! Who would think such a little, light bag carried such a whooping great gift! Congrats again!

Monday, August 13, 2018

More Birthday Bash Winners!

Check out some of our hourly door prize winners we had on last Saturday’s Abbi May’s Birthday Bash drawing. Winners were contacted earlier this week by telephone! Again, we want to thank everyone for being part of our “Quilty family”!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Abbi May!

What a gorgeous day to celebrate Abi’s 17th birthday!!! If you are out and about, stop on in.... store wide 17% off sale (excludes quilting services/classes/clearance). And what would be a celebration without a cake! Hourly drawings for great prizes and a coupon to use next month!!!! Come on in to our Quilty Playground!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tula Pink De La Luna Collection is here!

Check out this cute table runner made out of Tula’s "De La Luna" collection! Isn’t it so sweet! The pattern by GE Designs will be here at the shop by the end of the week! For more information about the collection go here:
https://tinyurl.com/AbbiMays-TulaPink-DeLaLuna

Friday, August 3, 2018

New Fabric Panels!

Are you an outdoors person or do you know someone who is? Check out these really cool panels we have in with coordinated fabrics ~~ Indian motorcycles, moose, bear, deer and more!
Check them out here: https://tinyurl.com/AbbiMaysJustArrived

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Quilt Book: Sew In Love Laundry Basket Quilt

Quilt Book Little Sweetheart by Edtya Sitar and It's Sew Emma


Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is thrilled to be able to share her love of quilting with fellow quilters by introducing her latest book with It's Sew Emma. She has fashioned twelve sweetheart blocks into a breathtaking 75-1/2in x 75-1/2in block-of-the-month sampler quilt (choose from a pieced or applique version), as well as a whole candy box of tantalizing quilts to take each block further! Sew in Love will become your new obsession as Edyta encourages you to let loose, play and experiment with her Sweethearts. 




Every time you select a new blend of colors and prints or delve into a new technique, fall a little bit deeper in love with each stitch. Her love for quilting knows no bounds and she cannot wait to see where your affair with Sew in Love will take you!



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Prince Cherrywood Quilt Challenge - Finalist Joy Lamphere!

 Joy Lamphere is team member at Abbi Mays Fabric Shop and we are very very proud of her!
The quilt is beautiful!

This was a Challenge bundle for "The Cherrywood Challenge 2018: Prince."

Participants were asked to use Prince's music as inspiration to push themselves creatively, think outside the box and create new fiber art. The contest was open to anyone and we received entries from several countries. All the quilts were the same color, fabric, size and theme.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Row by Row Winner 2018



We've got a winner! Yes, Mary V. from Allendale, MI came into with her husband and turned in her 2018 Row By Row Quilt all quilted and bound! Gorgeous! How exciting!
Our row is at the top!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Baby Quilts Quilted at Abbi Mays Quilting

Check out these two baby quilts quilted by us. The fabric is our Wild Free Collection! Too sweet!
Read about our quilting service here: Abbi Mays Quilting

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Baby Brimfield Block



Check out the new Brimfield template set that we just got in. It’s the “Baby Brimfield”! Take your EPP (English paper piecing) to a new level.

Available here:  Brimfield Blocks

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fat Quarter Favorites Quilt Book




Here’s a new book we got in! It’s got some great fat quarter quilt patterns. We’ve already picked out a pattern and are making a shop sample using our Batiks! Wait until you see the beauties we picked out to best compliment the pattern!
Fat quarters are a perennial favorite--why not have favorite quilt patterns to go with them? This all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs takes the popular fabric cut in new directions. Try fresh spins on classic quilt blocks, such as Jacob’s Ladder, Churn Dash, and Pinwheel. Or, take a page from nature’s design book and turn fat quarters into fabric flower gardens or sparkling stars. Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing, English paper piecing, and fusible applique. With well-known designers leading the way--including best-selling authors Christa Watson and Katja Marek—it’s easier than ever to have fun with fat quarters! Patterns require as few as 16 or up to 39 fat quarters per project. 64 pages


Available here for $22.50: Fat Quarter Favorites