Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Christmas Time at the Cherry Pit!

The Cookie Exchange, Theresa's 60th birthday, and the Christmas Party. We are all 10 pounds heavier after eating all the delicious cookies. We all wish Theresa many more wonderful birthdays. We all enjoyed the fellowship at the Christmas Party.

What great laughter and memories were made at the Cherry Pit this year! We are so blessed to be surrounded by incredible co-workers and fantastic shoppers. Thanks to all who made this year at the Cherry Pit one to remember! Thanks for everything. Happy Quilting - Jane

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pillowcases for Camp Courageous in honor of Elizabeth

What a great day we had! With everyone's help, we made 75 pillowcases to be taken to Camp Courageous! There are so many stories to tell of the wonderful generosity of everyone! We cannot believe the expression of love that came our way as people brought by pillowcases and those who came to make them.

This was done because of our love for our Sarah whose granddaughter passed away this year. Her name was Elizabeth, she was 20 years old, and she was our friend.

The children at Camp Courageous will have their lives brightened by the gift of beautiful pillowcases. Thank you is such a small expression to let you know that what you did planted the seeds of kindness to so many other children who will now have the joy of knowing others care about them. Happy Quilting - Jane

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let's Make Pillowcases for Courageous Kids

Please join us in making pillowcases!!

When: Anytime from 9:30 till 5:00: Monday, December 5th

Place: The Cherry Pit

Bring: Fabric to make a pillowcase, 1/3 yard for the top, 3/4 yard for the bottom.

To be given to: Center for Courageous Kids

Don't know how to make a roll up pillowcase? We'll teach you. We will be using the sewing machines that will be set up at the Cherry Pit. You don't have to bring your own machine. Once you learn to make pillowcases, they will make great Christmas gifts. Happy Quilting! Jane

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Winner is Renee!! Gingerbread Houses a-plenty!!

Look at these lovely ladies with their spectacular gingerbread houses! What creativity! Another great day at the Cherry Pit! Happy Quilting - Jane

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas School continues!

Sara and her family - all working together at Christmas school. They are working hard to get ready for Christmas. What a great day at the Cherry Pit! Happy Quilting - Jane

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas School at the Cherry Pit began Today!!

We had a friend attend Christmas School today - all the way from Canada! Wow!! Happy Quilting - Jane

Reminders: December 5th: Come, anytime from 9:30am - close, bring your fabric to make a pillowcase to be given to the camp: Center for Courageous Kids. What a terrific way to begin the holiday season.

December 15: Cookie Exchange at the Christmas Party...9:30am. Bring 1 dozen of your homemade cookies and the recipe to share! Come one come all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas School is sold out!

2011 Christmas School is sold out! Thanks to all who will be participating in the event - you have made it a great success! Happy Quilting - Jane

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Only 5 spots left...

Only 5 spots left for Christmas School! Call us today to reserve your spot! Happy Quilting - Jane

Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas School begins November 1st

Christmas School begins November 1st. We have spaces available on: November 2nd, 3rd, and 18th. There are a total of 14 spaces left. The price is $135.00 for the one day you choose for school. On that day you will receive all the kits, precut and ready to sew, plus continental breakfast, and lunch will be served. Prizes will be given away during the day and we will also have plenty of chocolate! Plan to join us by calling 865.453.4062. Pictures of the 5 projects are included! Happy Quilting!

Angela has done a wonderful job of finishing the magnificent 4 Seasons at Minglewood quilt. 32 beautiful pieced blocks with a floral center of applique. Check the web site for this new block of the month! Way to go Angela! Happy Quilting - Jane

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Birthday Party at the Cherry Pit!

Everyone made a tablerunner with grandmother for her birthday. Happy 75 years!!
What a great family. Happy Quilting! Jane

Thursday, July 28, 2011

What Great Work!!

Two of our beginners ready to hand sew their binding and then they are done! Great job! Happy Quilting - Jane

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Great Day at the Cherry Pit!

What a great day at the Cherry Pit! Thanks to a wonderful group of women who shopped at the Cherry Pit today - you made our day! Happy Quilting! Jane

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Vendor Winner!!

Start getting ready for next year's Shop Hop. Theme: Springtime in the Smokies. Dates June 7 - 10
Jessie was our lucky winner of the vendor basket in our shop!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Cherry Pit Basket Winner from the Shop Hop!

Cynthia said it was like a wonderful birthday present. She could not wait to see what was inside! Congratulations! We love happy winners and happy quilters. Jane

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shop Hop 2011

The Shop-Hoppers are here! It's been a great day at the Cherry Pit. Happy Quilting. Jane

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dee's Quilt

Dee has the binding to hand stitch then she is finished with her beautiful new quilt. This was one of the Cherry Pit classes. Great job, Dee! Happy Quilting! Jane

Friday, May 13, 2011

A great day at the Cherry Pit!

Patsy working hard on that table runner!! What a great day at the Cherry Pit! Happy Quilting - Jane

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Do you YoYo?

Take a look at this beautifully creative yo yo quilt. One of our wonderful customers came in to show us her beautiful work. Happy Quilting - Jane

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Super Saturday at the Pit...

Don't you just love Saturdays ... don't you just love Saturdays that are super ... well, the Cherry Pit most certainly loves Super Saturdays! Today was a great day! Thanks to all who attended! Happy Quilting - Jane

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Brown Bag at the Cherry Pit

This table topper is a Brown Bag Special - check the web for details! You can find it in the online catalog under Cherry Pit Exclusives! Happy Quilting - Jane

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Summer School Pieces

Here are the pieces that will be made at Summer School: a tea towel, a table runner, a pumpkin placemat, a pillow and a banner. The theme for the school is Autumn Splendor. We have 5 spaces available. The week is May 9-13, May 17, May 20. Thanks for checking the blog. Happy Quilting - Jane

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Blue Ribbon Winner, Madison

The Cherry Pit is proud of Madison. This is Madison's beginners class quilt. Sarah, from the Cherry Pit, was her teacher. 10 year old Madison took home a blue ribbon in the children's category during the Quiltfest. Congratulations, Madison! Happy Quilting - Jane

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quilters Beware, There's a New Kid in Town!

Watch out Quilters - Bella has her first scrap of material from the Cherry Pit! She will be quilting with us in no time. The Mountain Quiltfest is going great - even with all the rain! Thanks to all who have ventured out to see us at the Pit or the show. Happy Quilting - Jane

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Super Saturday!

Through rain, wind and cold, the Super Saturday ladies lined up and waited. Saturday was a great day at the Cherry Pit. Thanks to all who visited the shop that morning! Happy Quilting - Jane

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Susan Branch fabric, done in applique tea pot on tea towels, what a gift for your friends! Check the web site for more information - the tea towels are located under 'Cherry Pit Exclusives'. Happy Quilting - Jane

Spice of Life class enjoying a moment before the work begins! Theresa about ready to crack that whip! It's good to hear the giggles and fun coming from the classroom! Happy Quilting! Jane

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Binding Queen

Mrs. Lorene does all our binding, she has just finished the last one for the Mountain Quiltfest! We are so excited about the Quiltfest - March 8th - 13th! Hope to see you there! Happy Quilting! Jane