Monday, February 12, 2018

Another Person's Treasure......

Another Person's Treasure......

 I am sure that everyone knows the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Well, with Quiltsy's Great Destash Party, one person's destash is another person's treasure. Our party began on February 1st (and will be going on throughout the entire year!) with Quiltsy team members cleaning up their workrooms, studios, etc of items that were gotten with good intentions and maybe some days. We might see beautiful fabric that catches our eye, a pattern that we would like to make or a new tool that we can't live without, so we happily buy it and bring it home, but alas we put it on a shelf and there it sits. So many other quilts, table runners or wall hangings are in the works that one day we realize time has gone by, our tastes have changed or we will never actually use them. 

Instead of letting it continue to sit on a shelf or be stored away, we throw the Quiltsy Destash Party so they can find a new home and be lovingly used as they should be. The items are all first quality, are at a great price and ready for that new someone who will turn it into something beautiful.

Our team pages are full of fabric, charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, new patterns, books, kits and tools. Stop by to browse our pages and maybe find that special something.

If you are looking for Treasured Fabrics, Threads, and Sewing Notions, New and Old  look here

If you are looking for Patterns (New), Sewing Kits, Knitting Notions, Equipment and tools for the Quilter in your life here

If you are looking for Quilting, Sewing and Knitting books look here

Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Welcome to a New Year of Quiltsy

Well......another year has gone by and Quiltsy accomplished some amazing things. The year 2017 was the tenth Anniversary of the Quiltsy Team on Etsy. Besides the work involved by each of our members to run a successful shop, the willingness of our team mates to go above and beyond is truly heart warming. We had several promotions where we challenged ourselves like the Christmas Star  Promo, the UFO Challenge, Quiltsy Cares, and the Great Destash Party. There was also two that we are most proud of-Quilts for Tennessee in which we donated 67 quilts to the fire victims of Tennessee and Doctors With Out Borders that we raffled off a quilt made by the Quiltsy Team and raised $942 that was donated to them. Truly amazing!

67 Quilts to Tennessee

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Raffle Quilt for Doctors With Out Borders

This year promises to be even more incredible things. We have an entire year of events and promos planned, along with challenges and even several that ask our  Quiltsy members to "Step up to the Plate". Our first is a volunteer effort that was created due to the  Ventura Quilt Guild call out because of the the devastating Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides inn California. Sixteen Quiltsy members have signed up to make blocks and pillowcases,or donate charm packs (a collection of 40 5"squares). Learn more about this in the upcoming March's Quiltsy Cares.

Next up is our Great Quiltsy Destash Party. If you are looking for some fabric, a new pattern, books, precuts or maybe something new to learn be sure to check it out. Remember:"One man's Destash is another man's treasure".

Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.