Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Last Summer Getaway!

Hello Everyone!

My mom and dad are off on a quick, but fun mini vacation. So I am taking it upon myself to do a blog while she is gone. They left today to go to beautiful Lake Tahoe. While they are there my dad is going to be a Marshall in a big Celebrity Golf Tournament. They will also be going to a Rascal Flatts concert. This will be a much needed and relaxing weekend.

I am excited to say that on Sunday I am leaving town with my family to spend a week in San Luis Obispo. Brian (my husband) has been traveling down there for weeks now to go to school, to become a hazardous materials specialist. This is his final week of class, so the boys and I decided to tag along. The boys are really excited to go to Pismo Beach and probably the Hearst Castle. I am looking forward to visiting with some friends, quilting and going to some quilt stores. If anybody knows of any in that area leave me a comment and I will check them out. I really want to have some time to make it to a few wineries, maybe on our way down? This is our last big trip for the summer. When we get home football starts. That will consume our lives for the next several months. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love watching my boys play football. This is Tyler's last year in Junior Football. Next year he will start high school.
My Boys at Scheels in Reno!

Well thanks for listening to my going ons! Have a fabulous weekend, if you are in our area stay cool. The air is always running at Morning Star Quilts!!!


Friday, July 9, 2010


Good Morning Everyone!

First I would like to introduce to you three ladies who sew with us once a week at Morning Star Quilts. Much to their surprise they walked in the door this morning and I said "Oh good, I need you chicks to draw a name for me and let me take your picture." What good sports they were. Of course they wanted to win, but none of them entered the drawing.

Drum Roll..........

Here is all of the entries!

Folded and going into the bowl!

Our Drawing Girls Diane, Effie, and Carolyn!

The Big Draw!

And the Winner is?????


Congratulations. Please let me know how you want to recieve your prize and I will get your prize right out to you!

Thanks for the fun and keep checking for our next big giveaway!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Samples Galore and Giveaway!

I just got back from vendoring a show in Reno. Whew! what a lot of work. We really had a great time, my daughter (Jen) and our grandsons went with us . The time we spent together was a blast. The show on the other hand seemed pretty slow to me. Lots of people there, but people weren't really shopping. Oh well maybe next time. The good news is we made about 16 new samples for the show and now they are home and all new to you. Here's some pictures of our new products.

Home Sweet Home! Beautiful Batiks, and our new easy & fun Zippers!
Two gorgeous new batik samples and fun new wallets and skirts!
Beautiful rose quilts and a fantastic wildlife quilt!
A new Art Gallery Quilt sample and some fun displays.
More diplays!
Some of our sale kits!
Kits and upcoming classes.

We are finally getting a break from our traveling and get to be home for about three weeks. I am so excited to get to be in the store and my sewing room! I have also started a facebook page for the store. It is still in the making but would love to have you join us on facebook as well.

I would love for you to join "Our Happy Place" blog. It is very easy to become a follower just a click of a button and you can keep up with all of us here at Morning Star Quilts. We are starting to do monthly give aways. We will be giving away a Bar Harbor Jelly Roll and Nautical & Nice Layer Cake.

Here's How to Win~

You may enter up to four times. You must leave a new comment for each entry!

You must become a follower of our blog and leave me a comment that you have done this.

You must post on your blog about our giveaway with a link back to our blog (leave a comment that you have done this.)

The giveaway will start today and will close on Thursday, July 8th at 9:00 pm. Pacific Standard Time. We will post the winner on Friday, July 9th with pictures of the drawing and prize. Have fun and good luck!

Happy Fourth!

"There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul."
Baltasar Gracian