Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quilt Exhibition 'Made in New York: City Quilting'

The City Quilter is organizing a quilt exhibition, "MADE IN NEW YORK: City Quilting," to be shown from September 22, 2009 through November 14, 2009 at the Williams Club, which is located at 24 East 39th Street. More than 60 quilts are expected to be hung. The quilts will be available for viewing from 8 am until 8 pm, every day.
For submission a quilt must have been made while the quilter was living or working in the New York metro area. The quilts will be juried. As part of the show, there will be a special exhibition of Dear Jane quilts.

This exhibit follows The City Quilter's successful show in Winter, 2007 that commemorated the 10th anniversary of our classroom-and our shop. At that time, 45 juried quilts were displayed for seven weeks at the Williams Club. The Club was pleased with the response, and has invited us back.

Picture from the 2007 showing

Cathy Izzo, the shop's co-owner commented: "There are so few opportunities for the public to see quilts in New York City, and the vast range of quilting styles will surprise--and please--all the visitors. We expect a big response to a show that will help advance New Yorkers' interest in quilting."

So, if you live in the area or want a weekend trip, plan for this great New York Experience! Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Winner & Answers

We had a great response from this giveaway and are proud to announce RACHEL the winner of this giveaway! She commented:

This is my first time to your site, but it looks great! Nice sharp pictures. -Rachel

We used RANDOM to determine our winner so we wouldn't be burdened with the task, so congratulations Rachel!! Comment with you e-mail so we can get your address.


We thought it would be good to answer some questions people had while commenting about our new FreeSpirit website.

One comment someone said:
My only wish is that you had that info available for older lines (that way it's easier for me to figure out what I need to track down!) :)

Oh but you can! And this is how you get there! When you are on the homepage and click on 'Our Fabric' you can then click on 'Recent collections'. This brings you to all of the past lines that have been out for awhile or are on closeout. So there is still a place on the website you can go to look at all of these great lines, we just wanted to keep them separate from our current lines.

Ok, on to a few more tid-bits that might help you navigate our website.

We have a 'Your Favorites' section you can go to that allows you to select your favorite swatches and then lets you print these out. Why is this useful? If you are a shop owner you can select everything you want to buy, print them out, then place your order with customer service or your local rep. If you are a sewer, this allows you to select what you want to use for a project, then print the swatches out and bring the print-out to your local quilt shop and easily snag what you are looking for. Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Updates, Updates, Updates! (Giveaway CLOSED)

Hey Readers! Well we have big updates at Westminster Fibers that involves our FreeSpirit website. If you have not been to the FreeSpirit site in a while, it's time to stop by because we have made many updates that makes the website more eye-catching, and easier to navigate. Also, a HUGE addition as well!

We wanted to not only show our fabrics, but also show what you can do with the fabric. On the homepage, pictures will fade in and out of finished projects using our new fabric collections, with swatches beside the projects. Also, we have added some 'sort' features that will help you find your favorite collections fast. Last but not least, we have our Westminster Fibers Finished Products on the website as well! This includes Umbrellas, Fabricware, Fleece Kits, Backpacks and Reading Glasses with many more additions on the way.

Due to the Finished Product addition on the website, we are giving away this large Fabricware tray! So post your comments on what you think about the website makeover and we will randomly pick a winner on Thursday, June 11th! Enjoy the website and good luck!

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