Boardwalk Delight Fabric Instagram Giveaway

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To kickoff our participation in the 2016 Row-By-Row experience, the nationwide shop hop and quilt challenge beginning June 21, Needle in a Fabric Stash is proud to announce our use of all Art Gallery Fabrics in our row. We are ready to start celebrating with the first Art Gallery giveaway of the summer on Instagram!

We are giving away a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery’s Boardwalk Delight by Dana Willard. This delicious 12-piece bundle is curated and donated by Sue, owner of Needle in a Fabric Stash.

Here’s how you can win:

Follow Needle in a Fabric Stash (@needleinafabricstash) and Art Gallery Fabrics (@artgalleryfabrics) on Instagram and carefully follow the instructions on our Boardwalk Delight Giveaway Instagram post to qualify for your chance to win. The Boardwalk Delight Giveaway will run June 19 through June 30. A winner will be selected randomly and announced July 1st.

If you haven’t seen it already, check out our last blog post here for the details on Row-By-Row and our unique 2016 “Home Sweet Home” row crafted exclusively with Art Gallery Prints.

And for some great ideas on how to use Art Gallery Fabrics be sure to check out their blog…it’s fantastic!

 

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Celebrate Summer with Row-By-Row Experience and Art Gallery Fabrics

We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row Needle in a Fabric Stash will be participating in the Row-By-Row Experience. If you aren’t familiar with Row-By-Row, it is a chance for the larger quilting community to bind together every summer through a “shop hop.” Starting June 21 through Sept. 6, quilters from all over the country and Canada can visit participating stores and receive a complementary unique 9.5″ by 36.5″ row pattern for their quilt. In addition, stores will sell one-of-a-kind fabric kits designed especially for the row and ours is perfect for those who want to add to their modern fabric stash. However, no patterns or kits will be available online for purchase until the challenge is over.

Each store will award 25 fat quarters to the first customer who presents a finished quilt and a special prize if they also use the store’s row pattern. Be sure to check out the exact details here to see how you can qualify to win the challenge.

 

The theme this year is “Home Sweet Home”. For Needle in a Fabric Stash’s 2016 row, we strictly used Art Gallery Fabrics, proving to be absolutely perfect for this theme! Happy Home by Caroline Hulse was the centerpiece, sparking inspiration for the entire piece. Additional colors and designs were curated into our 2016 row including Chalk and Paint by Caroline Hulse, Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi, Essentials II by Pat Bravo and Squared Elements by AGF Studio. Striking, vibrant and modern, we are thrilled at how the heart block turned out! Shop all of our Art Gallery Prints on our online shop.

Most importantly, we want you to celebrate our use of Art Gallery’s beautiful fabrics with us. So, throughout the summer look for several Art Gallery giveaways by Needle in a Fabric Stash by following us on our Blog, Instagram, Facebook and Art Gallery’s blog! The first giveaway is on June 20 and will be posted on our Instagram.

Summer is here, so bring on the sunshine, bright fabrics, good times and let’s get sewing.

 

You cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been

Needle in a Fabric Stash is proud to share with you a true ‘before and after’ story. With one year in the books, we decided to look back and reflect on how far we have come. 

500 bolts of happy, bright, modern fabric has grown into a stash of over 1500 bolts.

After looking back at the pictures from the grand opening, we were in disbelief of how much the store has transformed in only 12 months. 

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Grand Opening 11/8/14

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One year and 1000 more bolts later

Not to mention, the launch of our online store, where most of our fabric, bundles and kits can be purchased whenever and wherever.

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With a larger stash in our midst, we went to work. The Starfall and the Bowtie quilt kits did not remain our only 2 kits for long. Needle in a Fabric Stash has now handpicked and curated a total of 13 kits for purchase.

Sue, the owner, has taken inspiration one-step further by drafting exclusive patterns. This year she created modern designs such as the Apron, Cotton/Linen Canvas Tote and BOHO Shirt. In 2016 she will be featuring new designs such as a Poet’s Smock, Urban Poncho and Improv Star Pattern. 

The New Year also promises a remake of the Charlie Harper Bird Quilt, showcasing a brand new line of  Art Gallery Fabric that we cannot wait for you to get your hands on.

Other designs in the store feature the creativity of Alexis Wright. Her first girl’s dress pattern was brought to life using our fabric and remains an eye-catching display in the store today.

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Alexis Wright’s girl’s dresses

Natalie Pollard, our in-house longarmer, has also been instrumental in the first year of business. She continues to inspire, co-teach classes, and aid in the preparation for our quilt shows.

This year we jumped at any chance to participate in the larger fabric, sewing and quilting community. One of our favorite projects was hosting our first Row-by-Row Experience.

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Tropical Fish by Needle in a Fabric Stash

June through September, quilters from all over the country visited our store to pick up a complementary pattern for their row-by-row quilt. Over 130 people also took advantage of the chance to purchase our one-of-a-kind kit and add to their modern fabric stash.

For our first quilt show, we traveled to the Flying Geese Quilt Guild’s show in Mission Viejo, CA. Our goal was to create a mini-store in our 10X10 space… And we did just that.

Attendees were thrilled to capture just a sliver of the atmosphere that Needle in a Fabric Stash offers. We were just as excited to network and serve a new community of quilters and sewers.

Some of our biggest news arrived back in September, when we were officially accepted into QuiltCon West (February 18-21,2016 in Pasadena, CA). Presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. We are honored to be a part of this event and cannot wait to share our happy and bright fabric and designs with modern quilt lovers alike.

Last but not least, Needle in a Fabric Stash has been deemed the official home of the new Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild. In the beginning of December, we hosted a mixer with 13 people.

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Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild’s first mixer at Needle in a Fabric Stash

Four out of those 13 stepped up for leadership positions. TVMQG will meet the third Thursday of every month and is in the beginning stages of what we hope to be a tight-knit and fun group.

Although at the beginning of this blog, we said this was a ‘before and after story’, we most definitely do not plan on stopping here. We are so thankful to our loyal and passionate community, whether you have inspired us, shopped with us or are just now discovering us. 

IMG_0556This is just the beginning my friends, so do not hesitate to get to know Needle in Fabric Stash a little better this coming year.

Who knows what will hit our stash next…