HAPPY MARDI GRAS YA’LL!!
The barricades are up and the parades have started running. Yep, it is Mardi Gras time – our favorite time of year!! Which means that I have a lot to tell you, so here goes.
The Borne Quilter will be closed Saturday, March 1, through Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in celebration of Mardi Gras. The shop will reopen Wednesday, March 5, Ash Wednesday, at 10:00 am.
Our annual Fat Tuesday Fat Quarter Sale will be held on Saturday, March 8. All regular priced fat quarters will be $2.35! On top of that, all sale fat quarters will be an additional 10% off! This is the time to stock up for all of your scrappy projects and classes.
Friday, March 7, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, a member of GSQA (Gulf States Quilting Association) will be at The Borne Quilter to collect quilts for the 15th Biennial Quilt Show. Quilts to be entered into the show may be dropped off here during that time. If that day and time are not convenient for you, please call the shop, 337-408-3730, and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Saturday, March 15, is National Quilting Day. For the second year in a row, The Quilters Guild Acadienne will be hosting a quilt show at The Lafayette Museum/Alexandre Mouton House on Saturday, March 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday, March 16, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission is free, and will include over 50 quilts and quilted items representing several quilting genres and periods, including a special display of Patriotic Quilts; demonstrations of various aspects f the quilt-making process by members of the Guild; and three presentations by guest speakers on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm. This very special event is sponsored by the Lafayette Public Library System, The Lafayette Museum/Alexandre Mouton House, and Quilters Guild Acadienne. We hope you will consider attending this wonderful event.
The Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA) will host their 15th Biennial Quilt Show Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2014, at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, LA. Show hours are 10:00 am-5:00 pm; admission is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 12, and $10.00 for a 2-day pass. It is not too late to enter a quilt in the show! The entry rules are attached below, as well as a flyer with details for this wonderful event. Visit the GSQA website, http://www.gulfstatesquilting.org, for more information about this regional organization, the quilt show, and much more.
Finally, we have been working very hard over the past few weeks, putting out new seasonal fabrics and moving some fabulous but slightly aged fabrics over to the sale side of the shop. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, and Easter have exploded all over the store, brightening the shop and the mood of everyone who visits. Want a sneak Peek? Here it is!
Come by the shop to see these and all of our fabulous fabrics, books, patterns, notions and kits, as well as our extensive sale and clearance sections. We are winding down our winter class schedule but there are still a few left from which to choose - Jack in the Box on March 11, 10-5, $35.00; Twister, March 18, 10-5, $35.00; and Blooming Pinwheels, March 25, 10-5, $35.00. Visit our website, www.thebornequilter.com, for pictures and more details, and come by or call to register.
Whew! My fingers are cramping and my derriere is numb! But I think I have given you all the scoop for now. Have a great Mardi Gras, stay safe, and I hope to see you all very soon. Here's a little piece of sunshine on tis cold, dreary day.
Love and Hugs,
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