May 27, 2010

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Well, not exactly a chicken dinner,  but we do have a winner!

Thanks to everyone that posted such nice comments on the site for my Frolic'N Butterflies pattern.  If you didn't get a chance to download the pattern, head on over here and get your copy now.

We selected one lucky winner through a random number drawing to win a charm pack of this fun Frolic fabric.

Drum roll, please . . ..

Our lucky winner is Cindy in Ohio.  (I've sent you an e-mail to the address in your blogspot profile)

Cindy said...

This quilt is sooo cute!!! I love it in the Frolic line. Nice job!! And thanks for showing how easy it is to make butterflies - I love that! :)

Now, if you weren't as lucky as Cindy, we do have a little surprise for all of you . . .

Our Deal of the Week from May 27th-June 3rd is 20% off all Frolic fabrics on our site at

Hop on over here to pick up some if you like.

May 25, 2010

Quilt Market, Part 2

We certainly had an amazing time at market.
Sorry I didn't get to post everyday. 
By the time we got back to the hotel at night we were ready to collapse.
Talk about shopping till ya drop.

Great fun was had by all at the Moda booth. 
Their theme was a dollhouse.  How cute is that?
Tons of great Moda goodness will be coming this fall:

Got to chat with our friend Lynne (and Robert, too, of course) from Kansas Troubles Quilters.
Signed up Prairie Point Junction for the Stash Society Club.  We'll have more details soon.
See that darling ornament runner and the little packages mini-quilt???
They'll be part of the series. 

Another of our Moda favorites . . . .
Joanna from Fig Tree Quilts

And you can't forget Camille from Thimble Blossoms

We've got a big party planned in a few weeks to show off all our market loot plus many more pictures from our trip. 
 Keep checking back for details  -  or sign up for our newsletter on the home page of our site at

Then you'll be the first to know.

Tons of new patterns will be posted on the site on Thursday.


May 21, 2010

Market Madness - A Few of our Favorite Things

Here we are in Minneapolis at Quilt Market.  Wish you were here.  It is an amazing experience.

We'll do our best to share of glimpse of this twice-a-year extravaganza.  Check back often for more posts.

This picture was taken Thursday night after a full day of School House Sessions.  School house is a day jam-packed full of mini-classes from 15-30 long.  You can choose between a whole slate of topics each session that range from new product presentations, business topics, notions demos, you name it.

We were waiting in line for Sample Spree -  the craziest thing you've seen in the world.  This is just part of the line that waited for almost two hours to get in the doors.  Bigger crowd than you'll find sleeping over night for the hottest concert in town.  Sample Spree gives shop owners a chance to purchase single copies of the newest patterns, fat quarter bundles, and ready-made samples so that they can go back to their hotels and plan what to purchase the next day.

This best describes the madness -  A nice gentleman strolled by the line (he later admitted his wife was somewhere in the line) and was teasing us about what we were waiting for.  Someone tried to explain . . .

His response?    Now let me get this straight . . .
You are all quilters?   Yes
You all owner quilt shops?   Yes
You are waiting in line for two hours to buy something you already have mass quantities of?  Well, Yes.

You get the picture.  Its what we all do . . . .
That's how you know you are a real quilter, right?

After all the craziness of Thursday, we hit the floor running Friday morning on the market floor visiting with some of our favorite designers and meeting new friends too.

Here's Julie with Barri from Bareroots. 

Hint Hint . . . .

Super, awesome, amazing, new candle mats will be on their way soon.
You're gonna love them, we promise.

Ran into Meg from Crabapple Hill Studios.
Don't know how much you can tell from the photos, but those are the cutest little cardstock tags hanging from real tree branches in her booth.
But, it gets better . . .
See those little pillow in the wire bin?
There are embroidered vintage postcards.
But, wait . . .  it gets better yet . . .
Those little postcards are address to someone in a fictitious town in . . .
Nebraska!  How cool is that?

Then, Would you belive I was banned from buying more bag patterns?
Huh.  Me neither.  I didn't know there was such a thing as too many bags.
Jusk ask my friend Gwen.  She'll defend me.
Anyway, my travel companions declared that I had purchased more than my quota of bag patterns (and wool felt patterns.)
You'll have to wait just a little longer to see all the new bag patterns we added.
Some of my favorites?  These new goodies from Pink Beach Designs.

I guess this is proof of all the goodies we've tracked down just for you.
That's Terri there in the middle guarding our luggage filled to the brim with new product.

It will be worth the wait to see what we add to the website soon.

Now its time to say Goodnight . . . .

May 19, 2010

Frolic'N Butterflies on the Moda Bake Shop

Greetings. I'm Thrilled, Thrilled, Thrilled to have my third original pattern featured on

To celebrate, we're having a little GIVEAWAY.

1. Check out the Frolic'n Butterflies pattern on

2. Leave a comment about our Frolic'N Butterflies pattern on the Bake Shop site.

3. Then, leave a comment at the bottom of this post here on my blog to tell me you left a comment on the Bake Shop site.

4. We'll do a random number drawing on May 27th, from the comments on my blog for a FREE Frolic Charm pack.

5. Doesn't get better than that!

6.  Oh Wait . . . . Maybe it does . . .

7.  We love Frolic so much that we re-created another one of my Bake Shop Patterns, the Verna's Cutting Garden runner in Frolic fabrics.

Download the pattern for Verna's Cutting Garden HERE.

Purchase a kit or other Frolic fabrics HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

May 18, 2010

Deal of the Week

Did you know that Prairie Point Junction offers a Deal of the Week?  Every Friday we post a designated item or items on the home page of our site at a special price that is valid for one week. 

Usually we just pick one or time items, but . . .

Just had to take a minute to let you know about our best Deal of the Week Ever . . .

Since we're headed off to market, the gals at the shop thought we needed to make room for all the new patterns we'll be bringing back.

So . . . from May 19th-27th, take 20% off -  that's right 20% off  -  ANY regular priced pattern in stock

You can order online, by phone, or stop by the shop. 

The deal is only good on in-stock items while they last.

Just a little caveat though, our website does not operate in real time, so periodically we sell out of an item before we have a chance to remove it from the website. 

What does that mean for you?  While we try our best to stay on top of things, due to the volume of orders, its possible that someone can order a pattern, but it might take us up to a day or so to process their order, find out it is now out of stock, then update the site.  To complicate things just a bit more  -  half of our staff is away from the shop at Quilt Market.  So, we'll contact you within 72 hours (but usually sooner), if we are unable to fill your order.  Sorry ahead of time for any possible inconvenience.

Now head on over to our site at  or to shop early for the best selection.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off to Market We Go

I can hardly contain my excitement.  We head off today for International Quilt Market in Minneapolis.
This is a whole-sale only trade show open to shop owners, vendors, and designers. 
Talk about kids in a candy store!

We'll be traveling on Wednesday doing our own little shop hop between Omaha and Minneapolis. 
Who knows where we'll all end up. 
We'll keep you posted.

Check back every day this week for a little glimpse at all the goodies we've found just for you. 

Man, you just can't beat getting to spend three days shopping for all things quilt related -  and still get to call it your "job."

And I'll tease you just a little bit . . .  
We have another exciting announcement . . .
So be triple sure to check back tomorrow.

PS . . .  Do you get our weekly e-mail updates?  If not, you are missing out of lots of great new info.
Sign up on the home page of our site at

You'll thank us.

May 10, 2010

Best Mother's Day Ever

What more could a mom ask for than having her seven year old son want to sew with her?
We had a little fun with our tub of wool felt. I'm always amazed that my little guy can just pick up a piece of felt and start cutting, and voila - a creation has appeared.
This time he made Mario, Luigi, and a Cupa. Those red circles? Fireballs, of course. Landry did the cutting, then I had the job of sewing the pieces together. Glue will only do so much, you know. Gotta love it.
It gets even better . . . . Landry wanted to know if he could make them into a pattern to sell at the shop.
A budding artist, I'm just sure of it.
Hope all the moms out there had a great day too.