Friday, October 31, 2008


Just a quick one...Carly has been sending updates at the end of her very long days and it would seem that Houston is a huge success. Everything I've heard and read online says it is definitely THE place to be.
So many customers have stopped by to say hello that Carly can't keep track of them all...Britt A. all the way from Sweden...Joyce T. and Cathy G. from here in the USA...Nathalie G. and her husband from Belgium...(I wonder if they brought some chocolates...they'll be none left by the time Carly gets home here to the shop!!!)
More later!

As ever,

Monday, October 27, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

I'm not sure how many people know that we participate in October's Breast Cancer Awareness month..I know you, like I know someone personally who has had breast cancer.Whether you make a quilt in dedication to or celebration of them, we have a lovely kit available here at WebFabrics.

Last year Carly and the Team made patterns on white fabric and customers who came to the shop took them and made hundreds of Bra Squares...enough that 7 completed quilts were donated to area oncologists and Breast Cancer Clinics. And one more to go in a few weeks.

This past week , we received a lovely, lovely note from Marsha Fell in Hilton Head. She made, finished, quilted and presented a Bra Quilt to Dr Virginia Herrmann at the Breast Health Care Center at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.. She explained the project to the Dr. who was thrilled and hung the quilt immediately.

Marsha hopes, as do we at WebFabrics, that you take up this cause and make a quilt for someone who could use a laugh and a hug at a very desperate time.

Marsha sent us a photo which I'm posting here... Thank you so much, Marsha for sharing!

We also received a quick note from Crazy Judy in Tennessee...back from Alabama to find her Amber Fairy Frosts waiting for her...Good news, Judy.. I heard from Carly late last night 50...yes FIFTY new colors in Fairy Frosts...hehehe

Besides the 50 new colors of Fairy Frost...the new line of Kaffe Fassett...and this is only basically Day 1....I can't wait to see what else Carly finds for us all!!!

Enjoy your weather, whereever you are! We'll be here keeping a light on...go ahead...Shop in your bunny slippers at 1 am...I'll never tell!!!!

As ever,


Friday, October 24, 2008

On the Road Again...

Well...the dust is settling and there is a strange

quiet...the flurry of cutting is yesterday's memory...

Bins loaded and halfway to Houston...

To all those lucky enough to get to Houston this year...Safe

trip and have a wonderful time!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You like us, you really like us!!!

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful response our new website has generated. We all think it's gorgeous,too!

What I really love is the "By Color" option. It makes finding the perfect fabrics SO easy. ( I use it at home and then look for the fabrics on the days I work.)

PHEW! We are actually finished cutting a van-full of fabric for the Houston Show. Carly will head off on Wednesday. It will seem quieter without the hustle and bustle of making yard cuts and fat quarter bundles for Houston.

Hopefully, Moda's Urban Couture will come in and we can play with it and not have to rush. If you haven't seen this luxurious fabric or the quilt made from it (we have one of Moda's own quilts in the shop for another week), go to Urban Couture .

I know, I know, I sound fickle. I was in love with Wild Side and I still am! I did have a brief encounter with Shell Grotto last Friday (it is so sweet and feels so silky).
BUT I think it will be very hard for ANYone not to fall in love with Urban Couture - it has something for everyone.I have to stop in the shop today to see if it came in...just a quick glimpse!

We love your comments.Yesterday as we read through them...we smiled. It is so much fun touching people around the world through fabric. We are so excited that you like our blog. No pressure there! Hehehe. We have an email address you can write to:

Send us your ideas, your comments, your questions, photos of your work...I've a quilt I finished for my cousin's daughter that I'll post later this week.
We can't wait to hear from you!

As ever,


If you are lucky enough to get to Houston, stop by Booths 1924-26-28 and say hello to Carly...
oh and she sells fabric too!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Very long distance thank you...

I have to share this. It is just too neat a moment to not tell you about.

On Thursday morning, I got in to work a few minutes straighten the cutting tables and help organize the orders. Carly was busy giving the shop a once over with the vacuum and as usual, if we are there, the shop is open.
In walked two lovely young ladies, who asked for Carly. I gestured to her and they stammered in translated English. "Thank you." It seems that Katja from Bremen in Germany had had a problem with her order and Carly and Cathy had solved her problems (with their usual skill) and Katja in visiting the United States had made sure to visit the shop and thank Carly personally with absolutely yummy chocolate bars!!! (We can be bought with good chocolate! hehehe)

It is so neat to not only hear from customers...but to meet them is wonderful. Putting faces to names just makes the connection better.

So...feel free to write to me...ask questions...I'll find you an answer...tell me what you me what you made... and I'll show everyone else...

As ever,


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Welcome to Bolt Talk!

Welcome to Bolt Talk!

Hello Quilters!!! And welcome to a new feature on our beautiful, shiny new website! I hope to make this a fun blog to check in on...letting you all see behind the scenes a bit. I will hopefully introduce you to some of my terrific co-workers...YOUR fabric angels!

Here at WebFabrics, we are cutting like crazy so that Cathy (that's Cathy on the right) can ship it all out 'asap' to our wonderful customers. For our in-store customers, it's even more fun, they get to see it all close-up.

Last week, we received 32 bolts of The Wild Side from Robert Kaufman. I have been waiting desperately for this fabric since Carly ordered it...I absolutely adore animal prints! Luckily for me, *I* was working the day it arrived. When I opened the cartons, I sighed audibly. It is absolutely gorgeous fabric! For every cut I made for bundles for the shop, I made one for my own lovely little stack. I could swear I heard the leopard fabric purring! I did have to endure the jabs of co-workers...they know me too I can't believe one bolt has sold out there really someone crazier about animal prints than I am????

For those living within driving distance, we have our Saturday demonstrations at 11AM and 2 PM. This past weekend , Stevii, our demo guru, showed us how to make pillows for family and friends who are in recovery after breast cancer surgery. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, we've again put together our *Bra Quilt* kits and they are selling like hotcakes.

Our in-store free demos also include our newest Block of the Month kits and an Applique class beginning this month. I started coming regularly to the shop for the free Saturday demos over a year ago, now I work really was an opportunity I couldn't walk away from. I have learned so many
fun things to do with fabric - I don't know how Carly and Stevii come up with all these neat

I never knew, when my cousin wrote to me over 2 years ago about the quilt shop in my little home town of Purcellville, that I would be working here with the most wonderful gals in the world (and I hope to introduce them all to you).

So here I am, Kerry... novice quilter and fabri-holic, hoping I"ll be cutting for you this week.
I can promise you, that no matter who cuts your order... every fat quarter or half yard you buy is cut with care and packed with laughter and love by the team at WebFabrics!