Friday, September 7, 2018

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day is next week Saturday! Last week their was a contest for all the stores that had registered to participate. We had to create displays using jelly rolls, patterns, quilts and the like to inspire quilters, take a picture of the display and post it to Instagram (hence the jelly roll theme last week.) Esther, Carrie and I had a lot of fun coming up with displays as well as quickly finishing up some jelly roll projects to share with all of you. When they announced the winners on Tuesday we were thrilled to win the Best Display Award!
All the projects we made are now hanging in the store. 
Carrie made a wonderful lap quilt using Yucatan by Annie Brady. She caught some flack for bringing it into our Dad's truck to finish binding it quickly, as he is always muttering about threads invading every aspect of his life. Its pictured in the first picture, she brought it in store as soon as she was done it, so she never got a picture of it.
Esther sewed up a super adorable baby quilt using the fabric collection by Lydia Nelson called Mighty Machines, it is a pattern called Off Track by Cluck Cluck Sew.
I finished off a quilt using Thrive, the top had been finished for months, and I had backing and batting all cut, I just had never put it on the longarm to quilt it. 
I also made a ruler bag which I love, it is large enough to hold a 18"x24" cutting mat and has a total of 10 additional pockets to hold rulers and other sewing necessities. I think we may also add this bag to our Bag Of The Month Club, as many people have commented on how useful it would be. 
One of our displays featured a Throwback Quilt that Esther made several years ago as well as several of her oldest Moda Jelly Rolls. We would like to know what your oldest Moda Jelly Roll is. Bring it in store anytime next week, and we will record it, the person with the oldest Jelly Roll will win a prize.
Next week Saturday we will have all Moda Jelly Rolls on sale, at a 25% discount and there will also be selected patterns and books on sale as well. 
There will also be a Jelly Roll Race in our shop on the 15th. This race is free to participate in there is just a few ground rules. Everyone must start with a sealed Moda Jelly Roll, and it must be purchased from Chicken Feed Quilts. The pattern everyone will be using is the Jelly Roll Race. The race will begin at at 10:30 and we will have the doors open at 10am for you to set up and get settled. The first person with a sewn and pressed quilt top will be the winner.  We do need you to register for this race, and registration ends Wednesday, September 12 at 5pm.  You can register in store or by phone.
Have you marked the date on your calendar to be sure you carve out some time to sew your jelly roll?

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