Thursday, April 17, 2014


We obviously love pillows at SKJ! This mustache pillow was my girl's idea (on the right).  Her girlfriend had on the most perfect necklace too!

How did this happen? We were in San Francisco in a little fabric shop and she was picking out fabric.  She wanted to make a mustache pillow.  So a few days after we get home, mom (that's me) googles "Mustache Pillow Tutorial". The rest is history.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

me and my sister

Here at SKJ we are raising awareness of our Pillowcases for Soldiers program.  In March, I started asking fabric designers to make a pillowcase from their fabric line and send it to the shop for us to raffle.  The response has been so great and very encouraging!

I heard from Barbara and Mary of Me and My Sister, Moda Fabrics fame.  Barb sent us 2 pillowcases, and blogged about our escapades!  Aren't their fabrics the cutest? They must know my favorite color.... But this is a pillowcase for you!  To win.

You can read all about it here, on their blog.  And see the pillowcases that she made in real life in the shop. But.... not until May 1st.  Then the raffle will begin.  Tickets will be on sale for the month of May at $1 each, or six tickets for $5.

Monday, March 24, 2014

comfort of home

Each month we have a Sew Night, open to all sewing abilities, to come to SKJ and sew pillowcases for soldiers. The pillowcases that we make in the shop are then sent over to our friend Birdie.  Who I met through Facebook, Adopt-A-Pillowcase For a Soldier.  Birdie gathers them all up with her own handmade pillowcases, personal messages, and candy, and mails them out.  Usually at her own expense.

And then this happens ~
I meet another person that I only know from Facebook.  Ms. Terrie who works for Delta Dental.  She came into my shop last week with a wonderful gift.  A check for $500. to send out our Pillowcases for Soldiers!!
Thank you to Terrie, Delta Dental, and everyone else who has made pillowcases! Thanks to all of your efforts, we are continuing to send out a piece of comfort and love from home.

Monday, February 17, 2014

spell it

Visit each day to make this cute alphabet quilt and to enter some pretty fantastic giveaways!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

lottie da

I am teaching a hexie shaped table topper class this Wednesday night in the shop!  I was totally inspired by the Lottie Da fabric from Heather Bailey. 

Come in to make something that you will love to have in your home, and proud to give as a gift.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm / $25.
Come into the shop or call (916) 209-3930 to register.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

little black dress and andrea victoria

New fabrics are coming in fast and furious! Two gorgeous collections just came in this past week.

Andrea Victoria from Riley Blake

Love this yellow and gold combination

AND... Little Black Dress 2 from Basic Grey

So many to choose from!

What I really love about these collections is how well they will work together.  I am dreaming of making a low contrast quilt of grey and cream.

modern and improvised with a bit of yellow

trip around the world

court house steps

I especially love the traditional quilts made with low volume colors making it modern. And then add a pop of yellow.  What would you like to make?

Friday, January 24, 2014

I love fabric

Visit your local Quilt Shop Day is tomorrow
Saturday, January 25

And SKJ is doing a One Yard fabric giveaway!
And you even get to pick out what fabric you want!!

To enter, just leave a comment on my Facebook page
saying, "I love fabric".
Good luck! and thanks for shopping local.