Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy New Year!

 Hello and Happy New Year!


Things are moving along at Island Creations by Louise.

Who would have thought last year that we would be so far into a new store with lots of new merchandise here and coming in soon!

We have new fabrics from Moda, Free Spirit, Riley Blake Designs, Andover and P& B Textiles to name just a few.  We also have a smattering of fabrics from Benartex (Eleanor Burns' line "Whisper Rose") and Timeless Treasures (Fabrics for "Fabulous" a block of the month program).

We are expecting MORE fabrics from all of the above in this new year.

Shipping has continued to be slower than what we would like to see.  But we do know that all involved are doing their best to provide you with new patterns and fabrics as quickly as possible. So as the new items come in we will let know know on our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram as Island Creations by Louise.  If you don't already follow us, look us up today. I know you will be happy you did!

We have several Block of the Month patterns that we will be highlighting in 2022.  I hope you will join me once a month to work on the Block of the Month of your choosing. Check out the Block of the Month offerings on the table the next time you visit the shop.


Also new in '22 (wow, that rhymes!) will be the monthly class geared for new quilters scheduled on the Third Friday of the Month starting in February. (This class is also good for seasoned quilters!)  In February we will be working on the Jelly Roll Race Pattern.  With your class enrollment, you will be able to purchase ONE Jelly Roll at half price! Newer quilters will be encouraged to sew a consistent 1/4" seam while seasoned quilters will be challenged to finish their tops before lunch! More details will be coming on this challenge.


Finally, Sleep in Your Own Bed is back in February! Join us on Friday night February11 from 6 PM to 9 PM and again on Saturday, Febraury 12 from 9 AM to 4 PM for this popular event.  February will be Quilters's choice.


However, look ahead to the March SIYOB (March 11 and 12) when March's topic will be all things Diamond!  We have several patterns and ideas for quilts and table runners using the 60 degree Diamond Ruler/Tool from Creative Grids.  Stop in sometimes this month or next to see the samples. But in the meantime mark your calendars for these popular events!

Check back often to see what is new.

In the meantime Happy New Year!


Louise, on the island, waiting for the snow to begin!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Quilter's Retreats January 2022

 The Quilter's Retreats are BACK!!!

Now is the time to reserve your spot for ....

Quilters’ Weekend Retreats 2022

January 7, 8, & 9, 2022

January 21, 22, & 23, 2022

January 28, 29, & 30, 2022

3 Weekends from which to Choose
with
Thursday Night Option Available 

At the Hampton Inn, Coventry, RI, Located off I95 Exit 7, Centre of New England

Fridays 9 AM through Sundays 3 PM
 
Each Weekend Includes: Two Nights Lodging, ALL Meals, All Hotel Amenities

Secure Sewing Space Open 24 Hours for Your Sewing Pleasure

$395.00 per person single occupancy

($295.00 double occupancy)

Each Weekend Activities include: Chocolate Lovers Tasting Party, Wine Tasting Party, Show and Tell

54 Continuous Hours Available for Your Sewing Pleasure

(Sew from 9 AM Friday until 3 PM Sunday – Who needs to sleep?!)

2 Breakfasts complements of Hampton Inn, CoventryRI Location

 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners Catered by The Cowesett Inn, West WarwickRI

Hotel Amenities include, Indoor Pool, Exercise Room, Free WiFi in Public Spaces

Each Weekend sponsored by Island Creations by Louise

For additional details about the Hotel visit www.coventry.hamptoninn.com

For additional details about the Weekend visit www.islandcreationsbylouise.blogspot.com

Or Call Louise at 401-323-0255


Hope to see you at one of  the 2022 Retreats!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Kaffe is in the House!

 We received a delivery today!  As they say "What's in the box?!" 



Let's look and see!


It was so exiting!



Six bolts here




And three bolts here



And twenty one bolts altogether!



Another view, straight on

Aren't they wonderful fabrics?


A lovely wideback from Free Spirit fabrics and Kafffe Fassett called "Lotus Leaf"
It is a 108" wide piece and would be great as the backing on your next quilt.

A selection of three yard widebacks in luscious prints




A great collection of !08" wideback fabric to add to our shop's selection.
Hopefully you will find something to use as the back of your next quilt.


To recap, the new 108" wide backs to add to our store's collection
 

The bolts or red prints, the warm colors,

And the blue, green and purple bolts - aka the cool colors



All waiting for you to see when you visit us at 
Island Creations by Louise!
We can be found at 74 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817

It was a fun morning opening these long awaited boxes.
Hope you are as excited as I am to see this new stock!


Louise, on the island, reflecting on today’s delivery 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Almost October

 We are heading towards October !

I cannot believe how quickly the month of September has flown by!

We have been getting lots of new merchandise into the shop and having many new visitors.

It is gratifying to see how well our efforts have been received.


Oh yes, we includes my sister Cindy who very quietly and efficiently works behind the scenes, and Paul, my DH who works diligently on the long arm when I am busy with Open Sew and working with customers.  It is truly a family affair!

A quick reminder, in these last days of September, about our September Sales.

10% off ALL Kits in the shop

20% off ALL Books in the shop

20 % off items in the "Back Room"

Fat Quarter Sale - buy six and get 2 FREE

Sadly, on October 1 this sale will end.


Recently we received two new kits from Riley Blake,

Thomas the Train is a wonderful close to twin sized quilt.


We also have some cute fabric that can be used for a backing or maybe even a pillow case for your favorite little one.


Also in stock now is a cute Tree Wallhanging from Riley Blake.


picture to come!


This will make a great gift or decoration and comes in a lovely keepsake box.


Both of these are kits and fall under the Sepember Kit Sale (even thoughthey are new!). So why not stop in to check them out.


On a personal note, I am working (once again) like a crazy woman on several projects.

For me - I am making the "Bats and Boos" quilt which was a sew-along with Pat Sloan a couple of months ago.  Progress is slow but I am getting there!

Picture to follow!

I began a stitch along with Stitchin' Heaven on Labor Day.  I have made progress but still have aways to go.

Picture to follow!

Also on my stitching table is a shop sample of a Three Yard Quilt from a Fabric Cafe publication using some Anna Maria fabric as the feature fabric.  This has been fun to do.  All that remains is the outside border.  I should be able to finish this in my next sewing session!

Picture to follow!

Things have been busy but a good busy.  The pandemic still rears its head from time to time with the local high school being in virtual learning this week.  But we have been healthy and will hopefully remain so in the future.  So keep washing your hands and wear your mask when you need to and maybe we will get through this!


Louise, on the island, catching up on things

Friday, September 17, 2021

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

September 18, 2021

GET READY!!!!

We will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM on this Saturday.

It is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day!

ALL 2 1/2 inch strip rolls will be 25 % off this day.

Won't you join us???

CT September Happenings PJR Text Poster

Hope to see you on Saturday! 

Louise, on the island, planning