WV Mountain Quilt Quest begins July 17-29, 2017

Here’s a peek at our quilts for this years hop. The shophop is running for 2 weeks this year – starting at 10:00am – 6:00pm Monday thru Saturday.
All the shops (including us) that are usually closed on Mondays will be open during this time. The panels are beautiful and it is always a joy to see what all the shops have created. This year you will not be purchasing a block kit from each shop – but rather a complete quilt kit if you choose. A free 12 1/2″ sampler block pattern will be given to each attendee so you will be able to create your memory quilt of the WV Mountain Quilt Quest 2017 shophop!!!
Don’t forget to take a peek on our website www.wvmountainquiltquest.com
Hope to see you hopping!!

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Shop Closed March 21-24,2017

The shop will be closed on Tuesday March 21st thru Friday March 24, 2017. We will reopen on Saturday March 25th at 9:00am

We are attending the Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN

When we return we will be preparing for our Spring Open House Mini Shophop on March 31st and April 1st – we hope you can join us for our spring cleaning sale!!

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Open House – Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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Winter Open House 2017

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Less than a week before we celebrate the glorious birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!!  This is a wonderful time of year – a time to slow down, pause and truly reflect on what we are celebrating.  My hope is that all of you have received the true “gift” personally.  I pause to celebrate the first coming of the Christ child – and I eagerly look forward to the second coming of the Risen Savior.  May God bless each of you in the upcoming days with His joy and peace.

We will have regular hours this week – closing December 24th and reopening on Tuesday December 27, 2016.  We will also be closed on December 31st and reopening on Tuesday January 2, 2017.

We appreciate each and every one of you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Phyllis and Valerie

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Fall Open House – August 20, 2016


This is the twentieth year I have heard Hurricane’s school bells ringing in the late summer days– such a tell-tale sign that it is time to have our Open House.

Our teachers have had the summer to ponder on which classes or projects you may like to do this fall and this is the schedule they came up with. I think they have made some really great decisions for the classes – and their enthusiasm is contagious!! We are all really excited about starting some new projects – especially as we look at so many new fabrics arriving in the shop.  If you haven’t been in this summer – I hope you will be pleasantly surprised at the latest fabrics, books, patterns and notions.  Our traditional Open House Sale will be going on this Saturday, August 20th from 9:00am – 3:00pm .  Fabric will be marked $1.00 per yard off; notions, books and patterns – 20% off; Jellyrolls, Layercakes will be $5.00 off; Charm Packs $1.00/off; Fat Quarters – $2.00 each – pre-cut only. Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions, class signups, and help with your class needs. We hope you can come and be a part of our Open House Event!


Neighbor’s Day – Second Thursday of every month – 9:30am – 3:00pm

Everyone is invited – and encouraged to bring your machine and be involved in filling the needs of our community. This fall we will be making “Fidget Quilts” which will be donated to Alzheimer’s patients.  There is such a huge need for these – and we need all the help we can get to make a difference in as many lives as we can.  Millie has kits cut and supplied with zippers, Velcro, lace, buttons and lots of things to “fidget” with.  Come out and learn more how to make these – then perhaps share with your quilting groups at church or retreats – let’s see how many we can get done this fall!!!!


Mystery Harvest Shophop – September 28th – October 1st, 2016

Come join us while we celebrate 10 years hosting this “hop” with shops in KY, OH and WV. This year we are featuring “Riverboats” on batik as our exclusive theme fabric.  We will be having demos, scavenger hunts, door prizes, and refreshments and of course some SALES and specials along the way.  Check us out on facebook

Bali Wedding Star: Regina Parsons will lead this paper pieced beauty by Judy Niemeyer – Saturday – September 10th, October 8th, November 5th, December 3rd,

All classes start at 10:00am and continues until 3:00pm . Intermediate skill level.

Instructor fee: $80.00 – pattern required –



Simple What Not’s – Pint Size:  Cookie Ranson will be continuing to teach Kim Diehl’s patterns as we go through the fall.  Don’t be intimidated by these little pieces – with her instruction and tips – Cookie will help you overcome your fears while you master these little “What-Not’s”.

Date: Tuesday – September 13th & 20th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Instructor fee – $10.00 per class – Kit required


Prismatic Star: Regina Parsons will teach another Judy Niemeyer paper pieced quilt geared for confident beginner to intermediate skill level.  Batiks really do make this star come to life – but prints will work also and is jellyroll friendly.

Date: Thursday  September 15th, October 20th, November 17th  – 6:00pm –8:00pm – Instructor fee: $60.00 – pattern required



Waltzing Matilda : Clara Poe will be teaching this partial seam technique using an octagon center.  This block dates back to the 1920’s and is sure to become one of your favorite blocks to incorporate into baby quilts or use in a sampler quilt. This technique class is geared toward confident beginners – intermediate.

Date: Thursday – September 22nd – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Instructor fee: $25.00 – template required

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Beginner’s Medley:  Linda Osborne is excited to start at the beginning and teach rotary cutting, keeping a ¼” seam, etc. on this medley of blocks we have put together.  Each month you will learn a different technique – straight line sewing, half-square units, quarter square units, flying geese – and many, many more.  At the end of the class you will not only have a beautiful sampler quilt – but the skills developed to do any quilt you would desire!!

Date: Saturday, September 24th, October 22nd, November 12th, and December 10th.  Class will begin at 10:00am – 3:00pm (We will resume in January/February)

Instructor fee: $80.00 – Patterns provided


Lucky Stars: Dee Begley heard the pleas of everyone for this class again and she said YES!! This is a great fat quarter quilt – giving it a very coordinated look or you can go really scrappy. Dee adds a little flair to the pattern by incorporating a different center – so you can stick to the pattern – or let Dee lead you through a “crazy ” patch.

Date: Saturday, September 17th – 10:00am – 3:00pm –

Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern required.



Plain Folk: Cookie Ranson has chosen another one of Kim Diehl’s Simple What-not’s patterns for this month.  This class would be great for confident beginner’s to intermediate level.  Great gift ideas as we are growing closer to Christmas.

Date: Tuesday – October 11th & 25th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Instructor fee: $10.00 – Kit required


Spiced Apples: Dee Begley is bringing this favorite back – right in time for all those harvest colors.  This is an excellent quilt for beginners to intermediate skill levels.  You will be amazed at how well this quilt comes together.

Date: Saturday – October 15th – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Instructor Fee: $25.00 – pattern included


French Braid: Clara Poe has a trick up her sleeve for constructing this beauty.  Grab a couple of jellyrolls and a coordinating fabric for your centers and you will be ready to learn a little magic while making this one.

Date: Thursday – October 20th – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern required



Hunter’s Star: Dee Begley has found another way to piece this all-time favorite block – PAPER-PIECED!!!!   Perfect for those who have never paper pieced or for those that just want to brush up on your skills .

Date: Saturday – November 19th – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern included – foundation paper needed





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2016 WV Mountain Quilt Quest

Well – it’s that time of year again and we’re all geared up with our “hopping shoes” on.  I look forward to seeing familiar faces and hope to meet many, many new ones.  There are eight participating shops this year -for complete list go  www.wvmountainquiltquest.com –  This years theme is “WV Wildflowers” and is specially designed for you by WV artist, Dorothy Post Swick, of Clarksburg, WV.  Our block patterns were designed by WV quilt designer Patti Anderson, who has beautifully designed our blocks for the last several years.

As a special thank you for supporting our shophop and to acknowledge the many miles you travel to participate we will be offering some amazing sales along your way.  I encourage you to take time as you are driving to embrace the beauty of the wildflowers and landscape that God has created for us here in Almost Heaven West Virginia!!!

Don’t forget to keep in touch on facebook with us on our page www.facebook.com/

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2016 Home Sweet Home Row by Row

2016 Home Sweet Home Row by Row Exp. "Down on the Farm"

2016 Home Sweet Home
Row by Row Exp.
“Down on the Farm”

Hope everyone is enjoying their Row by Row Experience this year – we are meeting a lot of new quilters from all over the US, Canada and Wales!!!! Keep Rowing and don’t forget to enjoy the journey!!

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Open House February 6, 2016

Greetings everyone!

Just a quick note to invite everyone to our Open House on February 6th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Our teachers will be present to sign you up for classes, answer any questions you may have and help with fabric selections. We are pleased to announce our teacher line-up this semester includes returning teachers Cookie Ranson, Pat Habenschuss, Dee Begley and Clara Poe and to introduce you to two new teachers – Kelly Frazier and Regina Parsons! This is truly a talented group of ladies willing to share their expertise with you and I know they put a lot of time, thought and skill in preparation for their classes – I appreciate all they do and I’m sure you will also as you work through their projects!

Our Open House sale will include $1.00/per yard off fabric; 20% off notions, books and patterns; $5.00 off jellyrolls & layercakes; fat quarters $2.00/each for already cut fat quarters.

February 11th – Thursday – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Neighbor’s Day. Everyone welcome and encouraged to attend. Everything we sew that day is to take care of the needs in our community – Hospice, Veterans, and Habitat for Humanity – etc. Come out and be a part of this special day – Kits precut and ready to sew – you just bring machine and basic sewing supplies. Bring a lunch or go out with some of the gang.

Bow Tuck Tote Bag – This is a tote bag that will be the envy of everyone!! Large carry-on tote filled with pockets and adorned with beautiful hardware will make you want to make several of these for gifts. The use of soft & stable makes this linen fabric by Moda come alive. Three day class will be taught by Kelly Frazier on Tuesday – February 16, 23 and March 1st – 10:00-3:00pm. Instructor Fee: $40.00

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Summer Solstice – a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing class taught by Regina Parsons. This is a great confident-beginner to advanced class for those wanting to learn a different technique in paper piecing. (This class will lead into more challenging classes as the year goes on) Four-session class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14th, 2016; Certified Instructor fee is $80.00 and pattern is $30.00. Class will begin at 10:00am and run until 3:00pm – bring a lunch or slip out for a bite.

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Quilting 101 – A beginner’s class taught by Dee Begley. She will be teaching the basics of cutting, getting an accurate ¼” seam and many of the basic techniques needed to produce stunning quilts while making it relaxing and fun! This two session class will be held on Saturday, February 20th and March 5th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee will be $40.00.

Hunter’s Star – A confident beginner class showing a new approach (and really easy technique) to an older pattern. Clara Poe will be leading you through this one day class on Thursday February 25th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor fee $25.00 plus book required ($5.99).

Simple What Not’s Club – Cookie Ranson will be teaching the newest Kim Diehl club sessions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month – These projects are small but entail many opportunities to learn new techniques. There will be a new project each month starting on Tuesday, March 8th and 22nd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Kits will be given on the first class of each month – Instructor fee: $10.00 Kit cost will vary per project.

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Block of the Month Sampler – This class is perfect for beginner’s to advanced quilters. Pat Habenschuss will direct you through a new sampler block each month – each block having different techniques and tidbits for improving your piecing skills – at the end of the year you’ll be amazed at the new skills you’ve developed as well as the many new friendships along the journey!!! Instructor fee will be $40.00 per quarter – due at registration; June 8th, Sept. 14th. Patterns included and handed out each class. Class begins March 9th – 10:00am – 12:00pm and Will continue on the 2nd Wednesday of each month throughout the year

 Goodnight Irene: This is a great stash buster class – whether you have a jellyroll, layer cake or just a bundle of fat quarters that is calling to you to create – then this is your project!!! Dee Begley will be instructing this fun one-day class on Saturday, March 26th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Confident Beginners to intermediate. Instructor fee $20.00 –

Studio Star – A jellyroll or 2 ½” strips, add some background and border fabrics and you will have your own throw size quilt in no time. Dee Begley will be teaching this adorable quilt – also great for confident beginners to intermediate. Class will be on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $20.00

Ribbon Star – Here’s a jellyroll quilt that will come together quickly as you follow Dee Begley’s tips and tricks to finish this stunning quilt. Great for confident beginners to intermediate levels – Saturday May 21st from 10:00am – 3:00pm . Instructor fee $20.00.

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Open House Saturday, January 24, 2015


Blue skies, 40 degrees – hmm – winter really isn’t that bad – so far. I feel a change is in the air though – so I’m getting ready – stocking up on new fabrics, notions, books and patterns. Excited to see all the new and bright fabrics coming in for spring already – and . . . . .

Our teachers have been busy piecing samples for their upcoming classes – getting me really excited to start classes soon!

Open House this Saturday – January 24th – 9:00am – 4:00pm – Fabric is $1.00 per yard off (excluding sale fabric) – Jellyrolls and layercakes – $30.00 each – Fat quarters – $2.00 each – Books, notions and patterns – 20% off.

Without further ado – Here’s the classes:

Simple What Not Club: Cookie Ranson will continue to lead the club into 6 new Kim Diehl “what not” projects – one new project per month. They will meet twice a month – the second and third Tuesday at 10:00am-12:00pm or if you are an afternoon person she will be holding the same class again at 1:00pm-3:00pm. Kits will be available for each month on the first day of class – so be sure to sign up so we will be certain to have your kit ready!! Confident beginners – intermediate

Scrappy Jacket: This jacket by Kaye Moore is back by popular demand. Cookie Ranson will be instructing you on constructing your own “coat of many colors”. She has gathered the homespuns needed for this project and will be available to purchase on the first day of class. Again, this is an all-time favorite here at the shop – and a great way to get a perfect fit right in time for those chilly spring evenings. Confident beginners – intermediate —Instructor fee: $40.00, pattern required – Tuesday – February 24th, March 3rd and March 24th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

7-Sisters: Another great class re-scheduled by request. Clara Poe instructs you on the “simple” way to do the Seven Sisters quilt block using Marti Michell’s pattern and template set. The blocks and quilts made from her last two classes were absolutely stunning!! Come join the fun in this old-time favorite quilt block. Instructor fee: $10.00 – pattern and template set required – Wednesday, February 25th – 10:00 – 3:00pm – Class limited to eight students – intermediate

Kimberbell’s Bench Pillow of the Month: In this class you will learn to make a bench pillow form and then a different pillow covering each month. Absolutely makes you smile when you see all the happy appliques and fabrics used in these delicious patterns. Kay Taylor will lead the POM project on the 1st Saturday of each month – starting at 10:00am – 3:00pm. It isn’t necessary to take the class each month – but I warn you – they are addictive!!! Sign up ahead of time in order that we will have your kit ready for class. Beginner – intermediate Instructor fee: $10.00/per class – pattern and kit $35.00.

Spinwheels – An easy paper-pieced project for beginners made from jellyrolls. I am repeating this class again for those that missed last session – and of course it’s not just for beginners but a great pattern for intermediate quilters as well. Instructor fee: $10.00 – pattern required, add a quarter ruler and glue stick essential. Confident beginner – intermediate. Wed. Feb 18th – 10-3

Quilting 101: This beginners class will take you through straightening your fabric, rotary cutting, and getting that ¼” seam allowance perfected. Dee Begley will be limiting this class to four students in order to enable her to be more one on one during these basic instructions. You will be making a small quilt/wallhanging Instructor fee: $40.00/Harriet Hargrave’s Volume I quilting book is required – You will be making a wallhanging size 9-patch for this first project. Saturday – February 14, and Saturday April 11th – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Navajo Star: This stunning quilt is made from Moda’s honeybuns or your selection of 1 ½” strips – Jody Postalwait is the instructor for this one-day class – showing you how to utilize your everyday ruler or a specialty ruler if you prefer. Instructor fee: $25.00 – Saturday, February 21st, pattern required. Confident beginner – intermediate 

Double Delight Mystery Quilt: Here we go again – for all you mystery lovers, Dee Begley is willing to lead you down that path again this spring!! She will have all your fabric requirements and clues on the day of sign-up – so don’t miss out on this one – She has a history of some really awesome mystery quilts!!!! Instructor fee: $60.00, Saturday Feb. 28th, March 28th, April 25th, and May 30th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Excitement required!!! Intermediate level

Strips Ahoy!!!: I will be leading you on a fun jellyroll project featuring a partial seam technique. Quick and easy – sure to be a good way to use up some of those jellyrolls we’ve been collecting (or the latest ones arriving at the shop). Beginner to intermediate level. Instructor fee: $10.00 – Thursday March 5th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – pattern required – Strips Ahoy using Wrens Nest Jellyrolls

Cathedral Windows Simplified: Kay Taylor is teaching this Less than Traditional project again – you choose either medium or large size templates and she will have you joining those windows together in no time – Beginner/Intermediate Instructor fee: $10.00 – Wednesday, March 11th – 10:00-3:00pm. – Template required.

Wonky Log Cabin: Eleanor Burns strikes again!! This modern twist on an old favorite pattern really changes up the end results. Jody Postalwait’s sample is awesome and the addition of the partial seam borders brings it up yet another notch!! Beginner – intermediate —Instructor fee: $25.00 – Saturday March 14th – 10:00am – 3:00pm. Book and ruler required.

Magic Star: Take this one block wonder and see how many ways you can turn it!! Absolutely stunning quilt with endless possibilities – come let Dee Begley teach you how to piece this one block and you will find yourselves truly amazed. Instructor fee: $25.00 – Saturday March 21st – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Confident beginner – intermediate – tri-recs tool or perfect rectangle ruler needed.

Modified 54-40 or fight: I will lead you on this modified version of two traditional quilt blocks combined. A little strip piecing, some half-square units and the triangle in a square ruler from Eleanor Burns makes this straight pieced quilt have the appearance of being curved. Confident beginner – Intermediate –Instructor fee: $30.00 – Wednesday – April 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10:00-3:00pm Ruler required.

Feathered All Star Quilt: Let Jody Postalwait walk you through this spectacular star book by Eleanor Burns. Everyone loves the feathered star – but is a little hesitant in starting it – never fear – Jody has found the answer and is willing to show you how it’s done. Confident beginner – intermediate Instructor fee: $25.00 – Saturday April 18th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Ruler required

Hunter Star: When you use Deb Tucker’s ruler you will understand what makes this star become radiant. Dee Begley will teach you how to use this new ruler and show you how effective and simple this complicated star becomes. Confident beginner – intermediate —Instructor fee: $25.00 – Saturday, May 9th – 10:00am – 3:00pm Ruler required

Rainbow Swirls: Whimsical and flowing log cabin gives the appearance of complicated curved piecing only to have Jody show all straight piecing techniques. This little quilt will inspire you to pull lots of scraps from your stash and bring them to life. Beginner – Intermediate — Instructor: Jody Postalwait – fee – $25.00 – Saturday May 16th – 10:00-3:00pm Pattern required.


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Mystery Harvest Shophop kicks off October 1

Here’s a peek at our 2014 Mystery Harvest Shophop Quilt Projects –

Hope you can join us for our celebration of “Covered Bridges” – an exclusive panel of 12 beautiful covered bridges available only through the participating shops –  October 1-4


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