April 27, 2015 – Gift Certificates
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. Having trouble finding a gift for your mom? We have a solution: a gift certificate from Loftworks Quilting. If your mom is a quilter, she will appreciate the option of having one of her projects finished by a longarmer. She can choose any pattern from one of our available designs, or select an individualized custom look. If your mom is not a quilter, but would enjoy having a quilt made for her, she could use a Loftworks Quilting gift certificate to request a made-to-order quilt. Gift certificates are available throughout the year and can be given for any special occasion. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.613.3573 for further details.
March 9, 2015 – Graduation Gifts
Here in the Midwest, we are currently experiencing amazing spring-like weather. It’s wonderful to be outside enjoying the sunshine, warm temps and birds singing. With Spring just around the corner (March 20th), it’s time to be thinking about upcoming graduations. Quilts make long-lasting and memorable gifts. Hopefully, you’re in the final stages of getting your quilt tops done for graduate gifts. Loftworks Quilting can help you finish your project by quilting it in a short amount of time (depending on the design) so that you have plenty of time to finish the label and binding. The quilt pictured above was made for a high school senior. It was quilted with purple thread using the Solstice pattern.
February 2, 2015 – Celebrating Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.
The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, PA. Punxsutawney Phil evidently saw his shadow this morning and is predicting six more weeks of winter. Here in the Midwest where we’ve been slammed with 7-12″ of snow, we would probably agree with Phil.
Unless you are spending time with your children and/or grandchildren playing in the snow, cold wintery days are a great time to work on some quilts. Whether you are working on an applique project, hand quilting a project, or piecing a quilt top, you can’t beat that cozy feeling of working on a quilt while watching the snow outside. The Bargello wall hanging shown below is only 18″ x 21″. It was quilted with teal thread using a Paisley design. Enjoy your “snow days” with a cozy quilt project.
December 24, 2014 – Merry Christmas!
The angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we hope that you have had a chance to take some time to relax by quilting. Whether your plans include time with family and/or friends, a get-a-way vacation, a wedding, etc., we wish you special times with long-lasting memories. Please keep Christ in Christmas and celebrate God’s gift of love to us.
December 10, 2014 – Christmas Quilts
Christmas is a good time to give quilts as gifts. It’s also a great time to display your quilts by using them to decorate your home as table toppers, wall hangings, couch throws, etc. When you’re unpacking those ornaments, don’t forget your Christmas and winter quilts.
The lap-size quilt above was custom quilted by outlining the appliqued pieces, quilting inside large appliqued pieces, adding cross-hatch quilting in the middle of the two wreaths, stitching a snowflake in the corners as well as smaller squares in the body, adding holly leaves and berries in the borders, and stitching a wispy swirl in the background. A neutral thread was used to blend into the background.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!