Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jane's Banners

Check out the Cherry Pit website. Mom's banners are online and ready to be purchased. There are 12 banners in total. My favorite is Road Trip (on top) and then I love Bear Necessities (on bottom). Check out all 12 and begin making these beautiful pieces today!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here comes Santa and Elvis?

What a great week this has been in the quilting world. Monday began meeting with 18 wonderful quilters here on retreat. They were working on glorious projects that were a great joy to see. Tuesday we meet with another group in the home of their fearless leader. She had a Christmas theme and had her home decorated to reflect the theme. As we were eating lunch, there was a knock on the door. In walked Santa Claus bearing gifts. What fun and laughs we all had. After lunch the announcement was made of their "Quilter of the Year", Renee. Renee has been fighting cancer all year and we are happy to report she is doing well. Boy, can she ever quilt! Hardly had the announcement been made until another knock came on the door and to present flowers to this year's quilter was none other than Elvis himself!!! What a day! Quilters are so o o o o much fun!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

So much fabric, so little time.

We were so excited today when we opened the new fabric boxes and there was our Dr. Seuss fabric. Can hardly wait to make our 'teacher daughter' a quilt to use during Dr. Seuss reading week at school.

New patterns came into the shop today. We purchased the 'Audrey Wrap Skirt' pattern which brought back memories of time gone by and the many wrap skirt we had all made.

Have just received in our shop a new quilt top, 'A Graceful Baltimore'. We do have brand new kits ready to go - these are coming to the web soon. The colors are reds, greens, with a
touch of grey. It will be such a beautiful heirloom when it is quilted.

Visit with us in the Great Smoky Mountains when you can.
Happy Quilting,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Every quilter has a masterpiece inside.

My name is Belinda and I am the daughter of George and Jane who are the Cherry Pit shop owners (well, truth be told - mom is the owner and dad is the secretary).

AND this is the first post for the Cherry Pit. Don't worry, mom (Jane) will be writing the posts after this one.

Every quilter has a masterpiece inside. This quote is about mom. She is the shop owner of the Cherry Pit but so much more. She is the person who will say in her great southern drawl 'How are you today? How can we help you?' as soon as you walk through the shop doors. She is the person who will help you chose just the right colors for your daughter's baby quilt or help you pick out the right kit that will lead you on your path to begin quilting. She is the person who knows her customers by name and remembers them when they visit the shop. Her masterpiece is the Cherry Pit.

Inside the store, you will find her designs, walls of fabric, and most impressively an incredible group of women whose talents are beyond words. You should see what they create. The quilt colors parade across the 1930's red brick walls of the shop. Every corner has a project - you might find a purse, an apron, a baby quilt, a pillowcase or a dress. Someone is always cutting yards or fat quarters - someone is always putting together kits or preparing the mail outs - someone is always sewing or piecing or talking about sewing and piecing.

If you want to learn to quilt or have years of experience, you will feel at home at the Cherry Pit. Enjoy the day! Happy Quilting!