|Last Updated: 11/03/03||
8142 S. Harvard
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74l37
Scott & LeAnn Weaver welcome you to their new quilt store in Tulsa. (and Mitchell, their 7-year-old; and Oscar, the Westie dog, too!)
Just Quilt It! opened its doors last week for business. Their online ordering store will be opening soon, too. They stock lots of fabrics, books, notions, and supplies for today's quilters. AND, they are also exclusively offering the entire line of patterns by yours truly! And if you stop by, you might even get to see me there.
Here's a photo of Scott and LeAnn opening day, and a recent interview with LeAnn:
Question: LeAnn, tell us about your quilting background.
LeAnn: I made my first quilting project in high school. I have sewn since I was about 12, making clothing, home dec items, and crafts. My grandmother always had a quilt in the frame while I was growing up in Nebraska. I wish I would have spent more time at her side learning hand quilting. I scaled back my projects for a few years while my son was little; but once he was in school full time, I revved up my sewing machine and went at it full speed.
Question: What part of quilting do you enjoy the most?
LeAnn: I enjoy the designing and piecing the most. Many times I'll pick a gorgeous fabric first, then find a pattern to use it in! I'm a firm believer in short cuts, so chain piecing and machine appliqué win out every time.
Question: What lead you to the idea of opening a quilting store?
LeAnn: My husband, Scott, and I own another business, and have wanted to open a second business for several years now. With a strong business background and love of quilting, it seemed a perfect fit!
Question: Where did the name "Just Quilt It" originate?
LeAnn: I wanted a "cutesy" quilty name, and Scott, the analytical kind, wanted a more "institutional" name. We fussed back and forth for 2 weeks. Finally, one day he nixed another name I'd come up with, and told me his newest choice. In frustration I told him to "just quit it!" He said, "Yeah--Just Quilt It!" I gave in......
Question: What goods and services do you now offer?
LeAnn: We offer a variety of 100% cotton fabrics, notions, patterns, books and embellishments. We are also a drop off site for several long-arm quilters. JQI offers classes, workshops, and demonstration days. Starting next month, we'll have a Sunday Sampler series.
Question: What do you hope to provide to quilters in the future?
LeAnn: We want to provide quilters a one-stop shopping experience. We hope to broaden our range of products. We will soon have our website up for internet purchasing at www.JustQuiltIt.com.
Question: Thanks, LeAnn. Where are you located, and what are your store hours?
LeAnn: We are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 8142 S. Harvard, zip code 74l37. Our phone number is 918-477-7747. Our store hours are: TUES/WED/THURS 9:30 to 7:00, FRI/SAT 9:30 to 6:00, SUN 12:00 to 5:00, closed on Mondays.
Here's some more photos taken at LeAnn's store. The blue quilt shown is Jinny Beyer's Symphony made with RJR fabrics, of course, by yours truly, using JB's soft-edge appliqué technique.
Still more than 500 bolts on their way! If you are in Tulsa or just passing through, be sure and check it out! 81st & Harvard, SW corner.
Site seeing, anyone?
http://www.geocities.com/pintobns/12flowers.html It's a block swap!!
http://www.robbieklow.com/pages/reject.html Acceptances & Rejections...What Quilt Show Judges really mean. Funny! But Probably True.....
http://www.etymonline.com/ Where words come from
In the Works and What's New?
I'm still working on those scrap quilting patterns. And I'm still in the testing phase. However, the first in the series (Short 'n Scrappy) is available THIS MONTH on the Free Block of the Month page. That quilt, called Plaid Mad is at the machine quilter's as we speak. Working on testing the 2nd now. If I'm lucky, I'll get around to making it this weekend.
Also in the testing phase.......peacocks. Pieced peacocks. Batik peacocks. Years ago, I made a peacock quilt for the Warren family, using my own design with a clamshell-type format. I'm still working on publishing that pattern. But in the meantime, I'm also working on this one, I think you'll like. Lots of those "y" seams, though. So not for beginners, maybe very confident beginners.
I have the blocks pieced, up on a design wall, instructions written--sort of. Just not finalized and illustrated yet. So be looking for this one soon.
May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.
February 28, 2003
ARCHIVES: (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters
on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in
other words--Its Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue: Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué
January, 2002 - New Year's Resolution; Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site, equiltessence.com, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links: Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics; Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project; Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links: Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twleve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links: Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs. Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg, Scrap Quilts in the Works
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links: 71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
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