Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yup, feels like August in Indiana!

Yuck! We are not the biggest fans of this heat, although it does give us a good excuse to stay in and quilt! :) Our August class calendar is now complete! You can look at it online at or come by and pick one up.

Starting in October is our Thangles Buck a Block! You just have to pay $1.00 a month for 12 months to build a 67"x94" quilt top! We will be using the 2" Finished Thangles pack and 2 choices of block fabric. sign-up is $6.00 which includes your pack of Thangles, pattern and first block kit. There are no meetings, simply bring your completed block in to purchase the next kit! Each kit makes 2 blocks. Call 317-776-4227 or come on in for more information!

Attention all Rocky and Bullwinkle fans! We have just received a brand-new line of Rocky and Bullwinkle fabric from Windham Fabrics. It is also available online! Come on in or go to and click on "Go Shopping" to check it out!

Don't forget to keep collecting those new or used shoes for our Soles4Souls shoe drive! You can bring them in anytime, but our drive runs from November 21 to December 23. Thank you in advance for your support! You can go to for more information on the organization.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hall of Fame Pictures

We had such a fun time at the Quilter's Hall of Fame in Marion that we brought back some pictures of our good times!

Linda Coleman & Barbara Schnoor 
Lola at the Show!

Phyllis & Larry Dirr

Jo Kidwell, Susan Miller, & Cathy Born in Lola's Circle of Friends

Jerri Ervin & Joretta Raines

Thanks to everyone who came to see us!
We hope to visit us at the Kokomo Shop Hop Til You Drop!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

University of Always In Stitches

Always In Stitches students: You now have an opportunity to "Show your Stuff!" You can register for $10 to be a part of the first class of the University of Always In Stitches students. The school year runs from September 2011 to September 2012. We will have monthly "Schoolhouse" classes, and a graduation party at the end of the year! Each student will receive a diploma, and if they have completed the minimum number of projects they will receive a gift certificate!
20 finished projects = $100 Gift Certificate
15 finished projects = $75 Gift Certificate
10 finished projects = $50 Gift Certificate
5 finished projects = $25 Gift Certificate
All we ask is that projects are made with supplies from Always In Stitches. We hope to have a full class this year! Call-776-4227 for more info. Registration is August 29-September 10.

Our favorite watercolor teacher is coming back! Gayle Middleton Jones will be back at Always In Stitches on August 4 from 9-4. The class is on a hydrangea in a glass jar and is $40. The painting is SO beautiful! Come in to the shop to see it, or sign up for the class!

Don't forget to save your shoes for our Soles4Souls shoe drive!
Also remember our employment opportunity! Come in or call 317-776-4227 for more information!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wanna have fun while working??....

Always In Stitches is looking for another Sales Specialist! We need one full-time (32-35 hours) position for immediate employment if you...
-Are detail oriented, organized, accurate & fast
-Can provide patient, helpful and sincere customer service
-Have excellent interpersonal communication skills
-Are very comfortable with Microsoft Office Programs
-Are self-directed and can take initiative to make things better
-Enjoy working in a creative environment

We offer...
-Interesting new projects
-A competitve starting wage
-A relaxed and fun atmosphere
-Training provided
-A stimulating place to work

Experience would be helpful but not necessary. We are a fast growing fabric and yarn store, looking for an energetic, people oriented Sales Specialist.
Please come in to the shop to fill out an application!
1808 E. Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

We can't wait to get fresh ideas and new energy into the shop, I hope to see you here!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer House Fabric!

To all of those who brought in prescription bottles for FAME, Thank You!! You helped the organization pick up over 600 prescription bottles! Fame is 40 years old and provides medical supplies and evangelism through healthcare throughout the world. We are proud to support this group, and will continue to support them in the future.

Got any old shoes lying around the house? Starting November 21, Always In Stitches will be hosting a shoe drive for Soles4Souls. This organization collects new and used shoes and distributes them to third-world countries around the world. They are an awesome group, and I hope to send them as many shoes as we can in order to help those in need! Keep it in mind these next coming months!

Also coming this fall, AIS will be having trunk shows! We are starting with Eazy Peazy designs in November, and will continue through next year! Keep an eye out for more information!

We officially have put our newest fabric line, Moda Summer House, onto our online store! It's beautiful, a great pick for summer projects! Head over to and click on "go shopping" to check it out!

A few samples from Moda Fabrics Summer House!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jeepers Creepers, Where'd you get those Peepers!

Always In Stitches is now the proud carrier of Peepers Reading Glasses! You will be wearing the cutest styles, with the perfect reading prescription for you. The glasses are only $18.99, and each come with their own carrying case. Come on in and check them out, they're adorable!
Gold TapestryEmerald Jungle
Gayle Middleton Jones is coming back to AIS! She had such a great time teaching her last class she just couldn't stay away. August 4th 9-4 she will be teaching watercolor painting. No experience is necessary. $40 covers the class and all your supplies. Come in to see what she will be teaching and to sign up for this great class!

Thursday, July 28th is our Final Thursday Frenzie! This sale is SO hot, you don't want to miss it! Buy 4 fat quarters get 1 free, buy 10 fat quarters get 3 free, buy 20 fat quarters get 8 free. Buy 2 skeins of yarn get the 3rd free! End of bolt discounts: Buy 3 yards or more get 30% off, buy less than 3 yards get 20% off. All Clearance items 50% off original retail! Come on in and grab some great products at great prices!

July 28th will also be another TINK-er's night! 4-7:30, $10, lots of laughs, and lots of knitting! Come in for the sale, and stay for the class. We would love to see you here!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Try-a Hiya!

Attention all knitters! The shipment of our brand new knitting needles from Hiya Hiya have come in! They are a fabulous company, founded by a mother, father, and daughter team. They are made in China and come in steel or bamboo.We have double points and circulars of both. Seriously, ladies, these needles are pretty cool. Come in and check them out, they will be available for purchase by tomorrow!

If you have helped out our manager, Capi, by making pillowcase dresses for little girls in Ethiopia, please drop them off by Wednesday, July 13. They are to be sent to Ethiopia immediately. We would love to have 50 more, so please keep them coming!

This weekend is our much anticipated Knit-In! Friday, July 15, 5-6 and Saturday, July 16, 10-4, enjoy 10 hours of uninterrupted knitting. Door prizes, discounts, and fun fellowship. Please call the shop at 317-776-4227 to hold your spot! We appreciate if you could use our products when you come.

July 14-19 is the Hamilton County 4-H Fair! Always In Stitches will be represented at the fair in several different ways, including projects, project leaders, and support for the 4-Hers. Show your support by going to the fair!

Get your comments about your favorite notion in by Wednesday to win our fabulous gift bag!! The winner will be chosen Thursday, July 14!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bang for Your Buck

Is your machine tired? Does it randomly decide to turn off, switch the stitch, or just refuse to work at all? Well lucky for you we sell Janome, as well as Handi Quilter, machines. These machines consistently prove themselves to be the top of the market, and you will absolutely love working with them! We have a great machine section in the shop, and would be happy to have you test out a machine. You can also get a free class on the machine if you buy it from us! Come on in and check out our selection of Janome sewing machines, and you will walk away with a great machine.

Silly me, at some point I got our next two shows mixed up. Juy 14-16 is the Quilter's Celebration at the Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. July 29-30 is the Shop Till You Drop Shop Hop at the Kokomo Events Center in Kokomo, Indiana. I confused myself...not too difficult! Sorry if there has been any confusion!

Saturday, July 9 is our Year of Wall Quilts Class, and this month has a very cute fish theme!

$5 BOM is starting September 8th or 10th, the meetings will be the second Thursday 2-2:30 or the second Saturday 10:30-11. Just $5 to sign up and $5 to get the block. If you bring your finished block to the meeting you get the next month's block for free! There are 2 color-ways to choose from. Call 317-776-4227 to check it out!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

UnFinished Objects

UFO's. We all have them. UnFinished Objects. Those projects we started and just can't seem to get finished. We want to, we try to, but either a step has confused us and we set it down, or a we don't have enough fabric and just gave up. Well, it's time to bite the bullet and get those projects finished! We all know the rule: Once a project has been finished, then 3 new ones can be started! Our UnFinished Objects class is a place for you to get help tackling those projects. Fridays 10:30-4:30, come in and get some help. Just let us know what you're working on so you can have the perfect teachers helping you. Call us at 317-776-4227 for some more information.

Congratulations! Cathy Lehman correctly guessed that we had 46 spools of thread crammed in our gumball machine. She has won herself a Janome sewing machine! Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway.
And speaking of giveaways, tell us your favorite notion, that one tool you cannot live without, to win a pretty awesome goodie bag. It has True Grips, Add-A-Quarter, Quick Triangle Quarter, and the Thangles Intro Pack!

July 14-16, come out and see us at the Quilter's Celebration at the Hall of Fame!

Coming Soon! $5 Block of the Month Club! Stay tuned for some more information!

We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing 4th of July weekend!