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Thursday, April 09, 2009

A New Shop with a GREAT Giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED


If you live in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area or are looking for a day trip, a new shop that has just opened, Karen Gray Design, is an exclusive Westminster Fibers shop. It's a gorgeous store including FreeSpirit along with Rowan designers. Fabric currently in the shop includes ~ Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut & Pop Garden, Amy Butler's Midwest Modern 1 & 2 + Daisy Chain, Heather Ross - Mendocino, West Hill, and some Lightening Bugs, Joel Dewberry, Jay McCarroll, Kaffe Fassett, Tanya Whelan, Anna Maria Horner, Dena Designs, Valori Wells, Felicity Miller, Denyse Schmidt, and Jennifer Paganelli. Shew! And there is always more to come! She also carries sewing patterns - Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Valori Wells, and Anna Marie Horner and books too. She also sells Amy Butler's Sweet Life bags. In addition to the many things listed above, she also has ready made goods available for sale - pillows, sachets, belts, etc - these are things produced by other independent designers in the US. She has plans to have some garments produced (samples) for both women and children with the idea that her customers can "design their own" by selecting the fabrics and then she will have a team of skilled sewers in place. This is a great addition to the town and should attract many eager sewers from all over!
In addition to telling you about this great new store, Karen provided us with a fabulous giveaway of a quilt that she has made. It includes a variety of of designers and the quilt really shows how you can piece together prints from different collections. So comment away (leaving your e-mail address for contact) and we will randomly select one winner for this amazing quilt!

Karen's store is located at the address below, so if you get the chance to visit, you will not be disappointed!

Karen Gray Design @ Reynolda Village
117-1 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
shop # 336.779.6155
www.karengraydesign.com

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81 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful shop! I'm a big fan off all Free Spirit Designers. What a pretty Spring quilt.

ilovequilts@insight.rr.com

seemommysew said...

It sounds and looks like a beautiful shop. I only wish it was close enough to visit!

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous!

Amy said...

That store looks gorgeous! And a very pretty quilt too :)

amyisgrig at hotmail dot com

Ashley said...

I wish I lived closer - I'd love to be able to shop there on a regular basis! Love the quilt, especially the zig zag backing! Thanks for a generous giveaway!

Tamara said...

Wow! That picture of her shop makes me want to drool! LOL I wish I lived closer - I'd totally be there.

thegoose said...

What a lovely quilt. And I do wish I could visit the shop -- makes me sad that I don't live in North Carolina. Best wishes for success!
bibichelon@yahoo.fr

Panya said...

Lovely!

Ginger said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

What a great shop! I wish that I lived near NC so that I could check it out. The quilt is beautiful!
jodiconnell@gmail.com

Rachel said...

the layout of your shop is wonderful!! too bad I live in CO... thanks for the opportunity to win one of your quilts.

Pamela S said...

What a beautiful quilt - I'm a huge fan of Free Spirit fabrics and would love to win this.

sew nancy said...

oh wow
very pretty
if i ever find myself in the area i will visit
cheers

Maryjane said...

Oh that is beautiful - the shop and the quilt! Anyone would be lucky to win it.
My email is mjayknits[at]charter[dot]net

: )

amy said...

oh, the shop looks gorgeous! i so wish we had shops like that here!

Sarah C said...

Wow, what a beautiful shop! She must be so excited. It turned out great.
sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

Angel said...

Wow, what a gorgeous store! The quilts are super pretty too.
angelger28 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Thanks!

Ashley McFarland said...

Darn! We move away from Winston and a wonderful shop opens! We visit every month, so we'll be sure to stop in. Thank you for sharing this!

anmcfarland@gmail.com

Susan Cahill said...

I need to go on a road trip! Looks like a fantastic shop to explore. To win that quilt would be too sweet.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

SarahVee said...

The store is beautiful, fresh and inspiring. A wonderful lineup of designer fabrics too! Please add my name to the giveaway for the gorgeous spring quilt. Thank you! All the best...

Beautiful Orchid said...

Definitely. The shop looks gorgeous. And the adjective applies to the quilts as well! (shawdraw(at) yaho(dot)com)

Qubie said...

Love the store. We need one in the Kansas City area.

The quilt is amazing.

M said...

What is an "exclusive" Westminster Shop? Store looks bright just like Westminster fabric. Such fun for y'all to have a new store to shop.

Linda said...

Oh how I'd love to walk into a store that's laid out like that... Gorgeous quilt.
lindaronne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a GORGEOUS fabric shop!!! Unfortunately, I live in Calif...I am an avid quilter, and I love Westminster fabrics!! Thanks for the opportunity for the quilt giveaway--it is delightful!
cbnovick@hotmail.com

Valerie said...

Oh, what a beautiful shop! Wish I lived closer!

And I would be tickled pink to win that quilt. Absolutely count me in!

fairyquilter said...

I love the mix matchy feel of this quilt. As a quilter my favorite thing is to put together fabrics you wouldn't typically see together!! I especially love the zig zaggy back fabric!!
Rachel
fairyquilter@msn.com

C. said...

That quilt is definitely amazing! Up here in the cold north we need all the warm snuggly options we can get!

christina dot rains dot miller at gmail dot com

amylouwho said...

It looks like I'm going on a road trip!! That shop looks heavenly.

email is linked to my blogger profile - thanks!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I didn't know about this shop! I love, love, to work with Free Spirit fabrics. That is the only fabrics my college age daughter will let me use! I can't wait to visit the shop as there is nothing like it in this area! The quilt is fabulous, if I don't win it, my daughter will want me to make her one! spenninger@triad.rr.com

Little Miss Shabby said...

What an amazing shop! Thanks so much for sharing this exciting info.

Tara said...

Beautiful show- wish I lived closer!

taralynnthomas@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I love knowing that the people behind the designs and fabric and art that I love are real people living in little towns and have their own stories.

I love this sweet little quilt.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I wish there was a shop like this where I live.

Jennifer
chickgray@gmail.com

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, I've ordered from Karen before!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, what a gorgeous shop--I wish I lived nearby! And that quilt is just lovely... I'd love to win something so beautiful.

slbensoon at yahoo dot com

thank you!

Becci said...

I just recently ordered fabric from Karen, and she is SUPER helpful- really knowledgable about her fabrics and an absolute sweetheart! I love to refer friends to her, and I am so glad that she has opened a shop! :)

elizabeth_rebecca@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

That quilt has so many of my favorites! Wish I lived near a shop like that

Nancy said...

Wish I was anywhere near North Carolina. I would visit in a heartbeat... Lovely quilt...put my name in the hat...

quilt(at)centurytel(dot)net

Barbara said...

I'm lucky that I live close to her new shop and it truly is a beautiful place! Karen is very friendly and helpful. It is very tempting to spend too much time and money there :) I have seen her quilts in person and they are beautiful - I would LOVE to own one of them.

ThmpGarr@aol.com

MichelleB said...

I wish I were closer so that I could visit the shop in person. It looks so wonderful!

Mandi said...

Beautiful quilt! Great shop! I wish I was closer....!

Tammy said...

Woah! What a beautiful shop Karen. Love the Free Spirit designs as well.

I'm just going to blissfully soak in all this creative goodness. :)

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!...the shop and the quilt!! Wishing all the best to Karen and her lovely shop!!

melkins1027(at)comcast(dot)net

Emily said...

Congratulations Karen! I love your fabric store through etsy, and I just wish I lived closer to be a weekly shopper at your shop in NC. Your quilts, pillows and other items are beautiful. Your store is brimming with panache and character.

Emily said...

Your store is beautiful and I love the fabric you offer through your etsy shop as well! You conduct business with panache and grace. Beautiful quilts, and so creative. Good luck with completing your first month of being a shop owner, and I only wish I lived closer so I could be a weekly shopper!

Tammie said...

this quilt is amazing.

i've purchased from Karen's etsy shop before and shes always been wonderful. i wish i lived close enough to go to her brick and mortar store. maybe one day on a road trip. :)

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

Now THAT generated some comments,huh? Great shop look...love the chandelier, and the whole concept of the shop...Best wishes from the other side of the country! (but not too far away to ship a quilt prize to :)

Rene Louise said...

I love the look of Karens shop. I saved it as the background photo on my computer because I wish my studio looked like that! How beautiful!!

renelouisedesigns@yahoo.com

jess said...

I'm thinking roadtrip! What better place to go than an awesome fabric shop! I'm emailing my crafty friend now...

jessica

Melissa said...

I may have to make a trip to Winston-Salem soon.

Amber said...

Wow - that store is just beautiful! Wish I was closer :-)
And the quilt is just gorgeous!

Dawn said...

The shop is gorgeous!! What a fun giveaway!

Carrie in KC said...

That's a beautiful quilt. It really is generous. Thank you!

carrielucekc[at]gmail.com

Barbie said...

Beautiful store, beautiful fabric, beautiful quilt. Those are all of my favourites. Wish I didn't live so far away....

carrie said...

Oh that store looks gorgeous! And I love the quilts.

carriechilton@gmail.com

beckilove said...

Ohh, I wish I was closer so I could visit!! Best of luck with your shop! : )
Rebecca
lovell@iowatelecom.net

Melissa said...

Her shop is a delight-- I've been once and I'm already itching to go back. Flawless taste, that Karen Gray!

The quilt is a delight, as well!

Korie said...

The shop looks beautiful inside! I will be visiting friends in that area in the near future and will make sure it is on my "to shop" list.

Good luck to Karen!

koriet@stny.rr.com

Jennifer Ladd said...

The quilt is so beautiful! The shop looks amazing ... I so wish I lived closer!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Karen is an amazing woman! In fact, she is an inspiration to me:) Now I have to ske-daddle and get sewing :) Her shop looks adorable.
Ruth L.

Quinta da Quilter said...

ROAD TRIP!
Will be passing through this summer! Cannot wait! You have all my favorites!
Unitl then . . .
quintadaquilter at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived closer to come visit the new store, but I am on the west coast! Thanks for the give-a-way!

www.jldesigns.etsy.com

Baffin Bags said...

I have purchased fabrics from Karen for a few years thru Etsy - I wish I lived near her new shop - I would be a regular customer. I would to win the quilt.

LilyHaven said...

OMG! That quilt is STUNNING!!!

Shannon
smhaven@yahoo.com

Hannah S said...

I love Karen Gray and her fabulous shop on Etsy (since I don't live in N.C.)

Karen S said...

I would love to visit the shop, the backing fabric on the quilt is great.

Cheri Cerny said...

Oh, you make me homesick!! I'm currently in UT and wish I could just drive on over... I moved from NC 3 years ago... Who knows, maybe I'll visit soon just to view this shop. cernyca@msn.com

Mandaleighta said...

Such a cute shop! I wish there was one near me :(

Kristen said...

I just heard about this shop from Jennifer Paganelli and am so envious! It looks simply delightful & would be very welcome here in Rochester!

Amy Sp said...

What a great giveaway and a beautiful shop!

Mel G said...

We will be passing by Winston-Salem on the way to visit my sister. We might just have to make a pit stop at the new quilt shop!!! :)

klwkent said...

This is great! I may be moving close to the area, I would love to check it out!!!!
Thanks, Kris

klwkent at gmail dot com

Mushyhed said...

Oooh I hope I'm not too late. What a beautiful quilt!

Carrie P. said...

I just went to Karen's shop yesterday. It is a fabulous shop. I am probably too late for the giveaway but I will try.

Carrie P. said...

What a fabulous shop. I went there yesterday. What a great giveaway, maybe I am not to late to participate.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Great shop. Canada doesn't have as many cute, modern shops as our friends to the South!

Kerry said...

If only she were a little further north up here in maine!!! It looks beautiful. And so is the quilt! k

JWhit said...

Congrats on your new shop - it looks fab!

Anonymous said...

I Love doing buisness with Karen on Etsy. Hope to one day visit her beautiful store!
--Kelly
kellymackey@mcsd.us

Sarah said...

What a Beautiful Store !!! I really wish we had one of these near me !! I have to drive an hour to get my free spirit fabrics !! Love the quilts !!