Open House January 27, 2018 (Saturday – 9:00am – 3:00pm)

Open House Winter 2018


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Open House Saturday January 27, 2018

Open House January 27, 2018 – Fabric $1.00 off per yard, 20% off patterns, books and notions – $5.00 off jellyrolls and layercakes – Fat quarters $2.25 each or buy 12 or more $2.00 each.   9:00am – 3:00pm –

Life has many changes and we have certainly experienced a few this winter – – – – – –

Let me start by saying – I am a blessed woman!! By God’s grace – and in answer to the many prayers you have lifted up on our behalf – we have welcomed our granddaughter’s birth on January 3rd and she and momma are doing great!! Many of you know there were some serious health issues during Stephanie’s pregnancy and we just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers – and to give God the glory and praise for bringing them through this storm. I look forward to sharing lots of pictures and baby ideas in the near future!!! (and yes – she is THE prettiest, THE smartest, THE best baby ever and I’m sure she will be speaking in full sentences by Month 2 – oops – there comes the momaw out in me – lol)

On a bittersweet note – the other change in my life is saying goodbye to Valerie as she retired from the work force on December 2nd. Valerie is not only family and friend but definitely my right-hand for the last 3 years at the shop – She is currently on a winter vacation on the sunny beaches of Florida – after which she plans on coming back to be a full-time grandma for her two granddaughters – lots of plans of camping, traveling and just enjoying her family. While we are going to miss her infectious laugh around the shop we are ecstatic to see the joy in her eyes as she begins her newest adventure!!! ( I’m sure she will have to have some fabric to make all those American girl doll clothes while teaching Lilly and Emma to sew!!)

We have been experiencing a lot of “facility” problems, – i.e. heating, lighting and bathroom issues for most of the winter; we are thankful to say we have heat – and they are currently trying to get electrician under contract to replace many of our light fixtures. We ask that you bear with us while we are undergoing yet another chapter of our lives. We will resume our full schedule of classes in April after everything gets repaired.

I’m trusting everyone has been busy finishing up some of 2017(and beyond) UFO’s during all these cold days – but now it’s time to start a few new projects.

Clothesline Coasters: Pat Habenschuss is going to lead us in a quick make it /take it class that will allow us to use some of those scraps we have accumulated. Great gift idea to have on hand – make out of Christmas fabric, Valentine theme or just your favorite colors!! This class is a great way to get away from home and catch up with all your quilting friends, break those winter blues and learn a new technique.

Class date: Wednesday – February 7th – 10:00am – ?? Instructor fee – $10.00


Alteration Class: Dee Lieghey has heard your request for this class and has graciously agreed to teach you how to alter your pattern or a garment you already have. Do you have a jacket pattern you started but just wasn’t happy with the fit? This is the class to learn how to finish or alter those “favorite jacket patterns”.

Class dates: Tuesday – February 13th and 20th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $30.00

Labyrinth Walk – Dee Lieghey will instruct you through this two-block wonder (no Y Seams) that will turn your light and dark fabrics into an AMAZING 3-D quilt.

Class dates: Thursday – February 15th, 22nd and March 8th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Fee – $45.00

Twisted Nine-Patch: Pat Habenschuss has a new twist on an old traditional pattern that gives a totally modern look – This Quilt in a Day pattern and ruler will be one you will use many times – making quilts, placemats, or wallhangings. This technique will soon become a favorite in your quilting room!!

Class dates: Wednesday – February 21st and March 7th – 10:00am – 12:00noon – Fee: $20.00

Summertime: This 21″ x 21″ quilt pattern features wool applique branches of leaves and berries, crossed in the center of the quilt and surrounded with a pieced border. Teresa Allison’s original pattern and wool kit will be included in this class as Teresa instructs you on hand applique techniques.

Class dates: Tuesday – February 27th and March 6th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Fee: $40.00

Double Dresden: Clara Poe will be teaching a technique class on using the double Dresden ruler – this new twist on another old favorite will sure to tempt you to make a few table runners, placemats or perhaps a bed size quilt. Come learn the technique or spend the day to make several blocks.

Class date: Thursday – March 15th – 10:00am – ??? Instructor fee $10.00

Friday UFO days – Each Friday we will be having our open sew – with a different twist – Starting on February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 10:00am – 3:00pm I will be working on T-shirt quilts. Anyone interested in joining can bring their T-shirts, a sharp pair of scissors, rotary cutter and mat. Others can bring in PHD’s and enjoy some fellowship while getting things completed. This is not “a class” but we are always here to help and answer questions. Each month I will be announcing a new project that I will be working on so be sure to check back often on Facebook and website. Again, you don’t have to work on the project I am doing – but are welcome to join me or just come in and observe!!

Pigeon Forge Trip – March 20-23, 2018 – We still have a few seats left – need to have payment in by February 5th, 2018. Itinerary is on website or call the shop for more info.

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Christmas Open House – December 1st & 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to join us for our annual Christmas Open House on December 1st and 2nd, 2017.  On Friday the shops will be open from 10:00am – 5pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. (yes my shop will open as regularly scheduled 9:00am)  We will have our last sale of the year – 10% – 30% on most everything in the shop!!

There will be door prize drawings and a small gift for those that attend all four of the shops.  Hope to see everyone there!!!

Participating Shops:

Quilts by Phyllis – Hurricane, WV                  Quilt Heaven – Grayson, KY

Sew Many Blessings – Huntington, WV         Quilts & Things – South Point, OH

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Open House August 26, 2017

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QBP Open House 2017

Quilts by Phyllis, Inc.
2943 Putnam Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526
Open House Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hello to all my Quilting Friends!! I trust that everyone is and has been enjoying this beautiful summer.
Here’s a quick run-down of what’s been happening at the shop during the summer –
We enjoyed sharing with many quilters visiting from various states that were participating in the Row by Row Experience. Hope everyone had a chance to visit some shops and pick up some rows for the “On the Go” theme (June 21st – Sept 5.) Our row was a bookcase – we used the idea that a book can take anyone – anywhere they want to go!! And yes we still have plenty available. We also brought in Wilmington’s fabric collection “Literary” and a few patterns that showcased the fabrics. This is a great collection for all those “reading friends or bookworms” in your life.

We have several new Christmas fabrics in the shop allowing us to get an early start on those gifts for our friends and family. A bakery full of jellyrolls and layercakes are available to speed up those project ideas.

The WV Mountain Quilt Quest was in July and showcased the beautiful birds of WV – sketched by Dorothy Post-Swick from Clarksburg, WV and printed by Quilting Treasures Fabric Company – they were going out the door quick. We still have a few panels left but don’t wait to long – once they are gone – we won’t be able to get any more. We have several projects with patterns on display highlighting the panel (or just let your creativity flow!!)

Precuts have been restocked and ready for the fall season. New fabric collections are coming soon – they include: Hushabye Hollow, Frolic, Good Life, Tuppence, Quill, Essentially Yours, Summer Breeze and Lilac Ridge from Moda. Kim Diehl’s newest collection Abundant Blessings has arrived and Dee Begley has scooped up some for her class. Quilting Treasures newest inspirational collection “How Great Thou Art” is at the shop and available now. Stay tuned for more to come!!
Our teacher friends (and Steph) let me know they are back to work – and you know what that means —- it’s time for our teachers to let you know what they want to share with you this fall. We are welcoming a couple new teachers this season – Dee Liegey and Wendy Dodrill and bringing back some of our regular staff – Pat Habenschuss, Cookie Ranson, Clara Poe, Dee Begley and Kay Taylor – even Valerie and I will be leading a few classes as well. Thanks for all their hard work – I know how much time and effort they put into making these classes possible, and it is very much appreciated!!
*****Open House – Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 9:00am – 3:00pm**********
Fabric – $1.00/per yard off; 20% books, patterns and notions
Jellyrolls & Layercakes – $5.00/off each
Fat Quarters – $2.25/each – buy 12 or more $2.00/each
September 9th – Saturday – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Quilter’s Garden Block of the Month

Bloom and grow a breathtaking quilt garden as you cultivate new skills and techniques. Join Clara Poe and Phyllis as we guide you through Edyta Sitar’s 19 unique garden-themed quilt blocks and finishing. Crafted to nurture your quilting capabilities, create an unforgettable heirloom quilt, and plant new seeds of inspiration. Quilt is 75” x 78 ½” – kits will be available using Hoffman 1895 Batiks.
Book is required – templates optional. Instructor fees $60.00 per quarter – 1st qtr due on signup/2nd qtr due in January/3rd qtr due in May. Intermediate level

Shattered Crystals: This wall quilt seems to shimmer on the black background.

Beginner and Intermediates will enjoy this technique of using different size strips to create this stunning quilt – pattern includes instructions for bed size quilt as well. Pat Habenschuss will be the instructor on this one day class – Wednesday, September 13th from 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $25.00 – Pattern required.

Rotary Cutting 101 – New to Quilting?? Learn the basics of rotary cutting and preparing your fabric to begin your project – This class is very useful if you are planning on taking beginner classes – or just needing a refresher course . Class will be on Friday, September 15th, from 10:00am – 12:00noon. Instructor fee: $15.00

National Jellyroll Day – Saturday, September 16th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – $30.00 includes jellyroll and instruction.

Starry Night Quilted Jacket – Dee Liegey will guide us through the process of making this beautiful quilted jacket – great for confident beginners to intermediate level of skill.
Not only will we learn a new skill, but will be able to show it off all fall!! Popular demand for a jacket class has prompted Dee to agree to lead us through this figure flattering quiltwear!! She will give us info on what fabrics look best in this style jacket as well as introduce us to a new level of techniques!! Class begins on Wednesday – September 20th, 27th and October 11th from 12:00noon to 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $30.00 – pattern required.

Nine Patch & Snowball – Come sit and sew with us while making an old favorite traditional pattern.

This is a great opportunity to do some visiting with your quilting friends and begin your bed size quilt at the same time!! Class is for confident beginners to intermediate – Friday – September 22nd – 10:00am-3:00pm – Class fee $20.00 – Valerie Racer and Phyllis will be leading this class .

Amish with a Twist 1 Block of the Month – A modern interpretation of classic Amish quilts and blocks. This quilt is designed with the beginner in mind,

this 5-part block of the month quilt takes you step by step through basic quilting techniques, providing numerous example of classic Amish quilts along the way. Finished quilt is 88” x 105. Instructor Dee Begley will begin this journey on Saturday, September 23rd, October 28th, November 4th, December 16th , Jan. 20th, from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. Instructor fee $20.00 per class – pattern required.

Prelude to Winter: Pat Habenschuss is using Northcott’s panel, adding a little Seminole piecing technique and creating a stunning wall quilt – (or add a little
more time and let it become a bed runner)
This would be a great class to get together with some friends while learning a new technique. Thursday, September 28th from 10:00am to 3:00pm – $25.00 Instructor fee. Pattern required. Kit available.

Mystery Harvest Shophop will start on Wednesday October 4th, 9:00am and run thru Saturday October 7th – our theme is Quilting Through the Seasons panel. Hope to see everyone hopping to the shop to see our projects and pick up your panel!! – Here’s a sneak peek

Quilting Through the Seasons – This class is for those of you that have asked for a class to put a shophop quilt together – well here goes —- we will be meeting on Tuesday’s for six weeks to complete this years shophop quilt!! October 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 10:00-2:00. Instructor fee: $50.00.

Gemini – Doug Leko designed this stunning wall quilt/tablerunner using Moda’s newest Christmas collection Town Square.

So beautiful you will want to make two – one for a friend and one to keep!! Pat Habenschuss will teach this beauty on Friday, October 13th – 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor Fee: $25.00 – Book required. Kit available while supplies last.

Leaf Topper – Dee Liegey will show you the tricks of using a little pellon foam and turning it into a beautiful table topper. Another one of those classes that making one won’t be enough!! Make several and share!

Thursday, October 19th – 10:00am – 2:00pm – Instructor Fee $20.00 – Pattern required

Tiptoe thru the Tulips – No not really but Clara Poe wants to show you a fun, fast way to create your own tulip patch!! Do one block for a pillow or make a bunch for a bed full of tulips!! Instructor fee: $25.00 – Wednesday, October 25th – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cake Mix – Moda’s newest technique for making those half squares perfect using your favorite layer cake paired with a background layer cake – Wendy Dodrill will have you whipping those half-squares out in nothing flat!!! Instructor fee $10.00, cake mix and layer cakes required. Thursday, October 26th – 10:00am – ???

Seven Sisters – Clara Poe will be leading this favorite class one more time!! Using Marti Michell’s templates and pattern this beautiful block will sure to become a favorite – make one for a pillow or continue on at home for a bed quilt. Wednesday, November 1st – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee $25.00 – templates required.

Jellyroll Diamond – Here’s a great way to use some of those jellyrolls we have stocked up – The block is pieced the same as log cabin blocks only on a slant. This will be another technique class – so make a few for a wallhanging or lapthrow or grab 3 jellyrolls and turn it into a king size quilt. Friday, November 3rd, 10:00am-3:00pm – Instructor fee $25.00.

Basic Class Supply List

Sewing Machine in good working condition – with ¼” foot
Rotary cutter/mat
Rulers – I find that 6 ½” x 24” and 6 ½” x 12 ½” is very useful in most classes
Seam ripper (just in case)
Scissors – both thread nippers and paper scissors are good to have on hand
Extra bobbins (having 2-3 bobbins already wound really goes a long way)

Our classes are designed for 8 student capacity in order to allow for ample space.

We ask that cell phones are put on silent during class and if a call must be made or taken to please be respectful to other students by stepping away from the classroom.

We require instructor fee at time of sign-up – no refunds can be made unless class is cancelled 2 weeks ahead in order to find a replacement for your spot.

We will be having kits available for some of the classes – these will need to be paid for at time of sign-up and will be available for pickup in approximately one week.

We appreciate your suggestions for future classes as well as any suggestions to make your class experience better.

Happy Quilting!!


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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
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 –  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

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