Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HMQS 2012

We had a great booth at the HMQS (Home Machine Quilting Show) this year.  Lots and lots of fun things to see and buy.  Here is a peak at part of our booth.

We were SUPER excited when Marianne Fons from Fons & Porter stopped in to see us and sew on our new Ellisimo Gold.  She was making pillow cases for the Quilts of Valor project.  As you can see, lots of people came by to say hi.

If you didn't get to attend HMQS this year, make a point to schedule time next May.  It's really fun to see the beautiful quilts displayed as well as shop our great deals. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Classes Coming To Sandy Store

Come take a look at the classes coming soon!

Radiant Star 
This is 3 classes: June 19th, 26th and July 3rd.  
We have three kits available or you may choose your own fabrics.

Beginning Children's sewing ages 8-14 
Every Friday from 3-5pm
Cost:  $15 per class or $12 for 5 classes if paid up front.
Children younger may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Adult beginning sewing
Every Friday from 5:30-8pm
Cost: $15 per class or $12 for 5 classes if paid up front.

Beginning Crochet
June 28th from 6-8pm  
Always wanted to crochet? Don't know how to read the patterns? Our teacher can show you how! Bring your crochet hook and some yarn.

Self Binding Blanket 
May 21st from 6-8pm
June 28th from 6-8pm

Thursday, May 17, 2012


This summer, starting June 14th, we are holding weekly sewing classes for kids 8 to 12 years old. The schedule is listed below. There are two series being offered this summer. You can purchase a class individually for $15 (plus cost of kits) OR get 5 classes for $62.50 (plus cost of kits).  You can even mix and match from both groups.  What a deal!!
Keep your kids busy this summer plus let them learn new skills. Call the Cotton Shop in Murray for more details and to sign your kids up– 801-266-6942.
June 14 - E-Reader Jacket
June 21 – Favorite Tablet tote
June 28 – Jump Drive Wallet
July 5 – Quilted Mouse Pad
July 12 – Music to my Ears Armband
July 19 –Confetti Crossover Bag
July 26 –Road Trip Drawstring Bag
August 2 –Listen to the Music Case
August 9 –Relaxing on the Road Neck Pillow
August 16 – Vacation Journal

Woven Blanket class at Murray store

Come and learn how to create this beautiful Woven Blanket during this 2-part class June 7 and July 5. See the Murray store for details.

Murray Cotton Shop Jelly Roll 1600 Race

Have you heard of a Jelly Roll Race? How fast can YOU sew? The fastest time will get a prize!
The concept is by using one jelly roll, sewing strips end to end, you start to create a quilt that is about 48" x 64". Come join us for our Murray Cotton Shop Jelly Roll 1600 Race on June 23rd at 2 pm. We have tons of jelly rolls for you to purchase - but you need to ask for them at the front desk since they have been secreted away for this fun event.

What to bring:
extension cord
working sewing machine with at least 4-5 bobbins already wound
1 Jelly Roll or 42 strips of fabric that measure 2.5" x width of fabric (do NOT sew strips together yet)


May classes in Murray

Adult Sewing -- Want to learn how to sew? Join us for a 4-week class where you will learn how to pick out a pattern that is right for you, which fabrics to use and help you to sew a finished project. Classes are on May 18 and 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.Cost is $12.50/class or 4 weeks for $40. Call (801-266-6942) or come into the Murray store to sign up - 6100 S State, Murray
Embroidery Club - Want a FREE way to get inspiration? Join us for our next Embroidery Club on May 19 from 10 am to 12 noon. Don't forget to bring your project for show-n-tell.
Simon's Folly - This beautiful embroidered quilt is made using Simon's Folly. Classes are held on the third Saturday (May 19th) from 1 to 5 pm. There are 15 sessions needed to complete the quilt top. Classes are $25 each month. Call the Murray store for more details.
Software Club - Need help with Designer Gallery Software? Attend our Software Club for help. It is usually held monthly on the 4th Tuesday (May 22) from 10 am to 1 pm. Cost is just $7.50 a class or 3 classes for $20. Call store for details and to sign up!
Snap Bag - Want a quick gift idea? Our next class is on May 23 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost is $12. Please bring a sewing machine, sewing supplies and 2 fat quarters. Pattern, pellon and tape measure for "snap" is included in the cost of the class.
Rag Quilt - Learn how to create this adorable baby blanket. This month the class will be on May 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The cost for the class is $15. Sign up today and get a list of supplies needed. Kits are also available at the store.
Machine classes - Contact the Murray store for dates and times.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stitching Sisters Event

Stitching Sisters 
April 27, 28, 2012

Eileen Roche & Marie Zinno, true sisters,
were our guests April 27th & 28th.
It was great having them share so many of their skills and hints to help us out with our machine embroidery.

A big thank you to everyone! It wouldn't have been as big of a success without you. Everyone was awesome!  Thank you to Marie and Eileen for a great show and fun projects. Your instructions were great.  We learned a lot.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  Your enthusiasm and teamwork couldn't be beat. What an awesome event.

Ellisimo Retreat

Calling ALL Ellisimo owners:
Come join us for a Babylock "Ellisimo" Retreat.
Hosted by the Amazing Cotton Shop Staff.
When: June 1, 2012
Where: Sandy Village
Time: 8:30am- 5:00pm
Cost: $99.99 includes bag supplies and lunch.
Come make this fun bag with your Ellisimo and learn some new things your machine can do. 
Bring your machine and a few supplies 
and your  ready to play!!

Don't wait space is limited!!

 Come in or Call any of the store's today to sign up.
Murray 801-266-6942
Provo 801-373-6210
Sandy 801-572-1412

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eleanor Burns Event Coming Soon!!

Final April Giveaway - Week Four Winner

Our winner for the final week is:

Hi I'm a follower :)

Congrats!! Be sure to email me at media@thecottonshops.com
to learn how to claim your fat quarter bundle prize.

Thank you so much for celebrating our anniversary with us!

Don't be sad if you not were not a winner,
we will have many more fabric giveaways soon!!