Special events at Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop create a fun, festive atmosphere, but customer satisfaction is always a top priority.
Bright batik fabrics set the stage for a vibrant vignette that features Bali Wedding Star by Judy Niemeyer (above), Saltwater Taffy by Amy Walsh Blue Underground Studios (on table, left), and Bejeweled Table Runner by Karen Montgomery (on table, right).
Seated, from left: Henry Elliot and Maetha Elliot (owner); second row: Sharon Ahmed, Mary Sullivan, Debbie Winstead, Charlotte McRanie, Barbara Dole, Stella Lang, Melinda Fulkerson; third row: Wanda Richardson, Joyce Woodall, Nancy Wilhoit, Beth Leonard, Cheryl Ashley Serafine, Carol Bellamy, Melinda O’Donnell, and Karen Williams; not pictured: Michele Bautsch and Cindy Lee.
Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop isn’t tiny at all—the shop fills 3,800 square feet and holds 7,000 fabric bolts.
The Beautiful Baskets Throughout the Year Calendar Quilt by WillowBerry Lane is a block-of-the-month project offered at Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop.
Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop owner Maetha Elliott loves to celebrate seasons and holidays. This vignette welcomes winter with appliquéd towels (left) and Straddling Snowboy (top) by The Wooden Bear and There’s No Man Like a Snowman by Joined at the Hip.
Shop manager Charlotte McRanie and staffer Joyce Woodall designed Fall for Color for Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2010 magazine.
Terry Powers machine-quilted a meandering leaf motif across the quilt top.
Geometric prints from the Red Essentials and Essentials IV collections by Studio E Fabrics  make Fall for Color black, white, and red all over. To create frames around the blocks, quilt tester Laura Boehnke used a contrasting light print for the sashing strips instead of matching the block backgrounds. The result is a subtle windowpane effect rather than the floating blocks of the original quilt.