Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer Sale shoppers

Tips for the Summer Sale

Only 3 days till the summer sale! We’re very excited, and hope you are too! We’ve been super busy getting organized and gathering fabrics, patterns and tools for you, and are ready for you with lots of GREAT deals! Here are some helpful tips from our employees and your fellow returning shoppers: Be sure to…

Label for Scotty Dog Quilt by Debbie Beaves

We’re Back From Quilt Market

We’re back!  We just returned from Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, MO, and although it is always exhausting to attend these trade shows, it’s exhilarating at the same time.  We visit each and every booth to see what each company has new to offer.  This is where many of our selections for our next…

Kathie with Bali Fabrics

Memories of Visiting the KQ Shop

Here’s an excerpt of a lovely letter we received from a customer, with some photos of Kathie, who worked at the retail shop back in 1998: Dear Management, Some years ago, my husband and I visited our son and family in Connecticut for a truly lovely holiday. One of the highlights was my visit to…

Super Satchel with Thread

Common Threads No More!

By Alison Dea Bolt Quilters have always had a love affair with fabric. We easily succumb to its lush colors and infinite patterns, but thread? Not so much. For ages we kept it in the background; reliable cotton in basic colors, working hard, totally unnoticed—like Cinderella serving indifferent step-sisters. Not once did it demand attention…

Peaches and Cream Pie

Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Peaches and Cream Pie

How do we describe this yummy concoction? It’s a bit like cheesecake, but not as rich. It’s fruity, creamy and “cakey” all at the same time. One thing’s for certain— it’s sure to be a hit as a Mother’s Day dessert or anytime you want to serve a special treat that’s easy to do. The…