A Stitch in Time…brings exciting news and a busy summer!

Let me start this post by saying I’m sew sorry for leaving all of you hanging by a thread since my last post all the way back in November (pun intended).

In the past nine months, Needle in a Fabric Stash has experianced immense growth in many forms. Although it is delayed, I have great news for the sewers, quilters and fabric lovers alike.

We are happy to announce that our bright and modern fabric inventory has continued to expand. In the process we have filled even more shelves and of course displayed new samples in the store. If you find yourself itching to start a project or longing to add to your stash, stop by the store and browse our new fabrics, patterns and projects!

There is no better way to be inspired than right here surrounded by fun fabric and friendly people. 

Denise Schmidt Tribute Star Quilt

Denise Schmidt Tribute Star Quilt

If summer has you on the move with the kids, busy with work or spending time with friends, don’t worry there is still time for fabric.

No matter where life takes you, Needle in a Fabric Stash now offers online shopping where you can browse and purchase most of our products from anywhere in the world. Yes it’s true, after many hours spent on the computer (and the iPad and the iPhone) we do realize the age of technology is upon us. In the midst of this addition, our number one priority remains to meet the needs of our passionate shoppers!

The Sushi Quilt is One of the First Quilt Kits Available Online

The Sushi Quilt is One of the First Quilt Kits Available Online

In other cyber news, Needle in a Fabric Stash is now on Instagram. So grab your smart phone, follow us @needleinafabricstash and don’t hesitate to double-tap! (In Instagram language that means “like” our photos).

Why should you follow us? New classes, projects and collections will be posted. Even more importantly, we will be posting give-aways and contests for FREE fabric.

Also make sure to check out our Website, Facebook and Pinterest! (yeah, we’re pretty much everywhere).

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A Family that Sews Together Stays Together

The best part about Thanksgiving is the opportunity to relax with your family and be reminded of who inspires us to follow our dreams and never look back. It becomes clear that these moments are even more important when both of your kids are juniors and seniors in college and make the decision to fight the holiday traffic down from school in order to cherish these rare opportunities.

Mother-daughter duo, Sue and Hannah Stone

Mother-daughter duo, Sue and Hannah Stone

This post is actually coming straight from the blog creator herself, Sue’s daughter Hannah. For the average college student, waking up early on a Saturday morning to work at the new family store sounds a bit rough (or at least it did to me when I agreed to it).

However, I write this post while sitting in the shop this morning, listening to my mom teach her beginner sewing class. Now, keep in mind that my mom has been teaching her entire life. In the first 10 years of my life my mom taught me how to solve math problems, how to play tennis and of course how to sew. 

All three of these passions are running themes within our family and as you can see they continue to shape all four of our lives in unbelievable ways.

I think that we all knew that this Thanksgiving was going to be a little bit different than the rest because even though there are only four of us, we are all running in different directions with our heads cut off. To start with our holidays are never extravagant. To give you an idea, I’m pretty positive that for the past four years I have worn sweat pants to every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and never waver from the plan of lying on around on the couch for most of the day.

But the highlight of this Thanksgiving was not the couch or the mashed potatoes. As I sit here in the store listening to my mom and dad utilizing their endless amount of practical skills to start up this business so quickly and what appears to be seamlessly (pun intended), I know in my heart that through this venture they have taught me that anything is possible. Whether you are labeled a quilter, a sewer, a journalist, an engineer, an asparagus breeder, an entrepreneur, an athlete or a teacher you will never just be one thing in this life.

Thank you mom, dad and Sean for helping me make it alive to my senior year of college and giving me the motivation to make everyday better than the next.

Everyday is Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays from Needle in a Fabric Stash and the Stone Family.