Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Southwest Fabric Line

At Terrific Tuesday this month we unveiled our new bolts of Southwestern Fabric. Aren't these beautiful?! They would make such a lovely southwest quilt, fun aprons or casserole dish carriers, or even "festive" pot holders!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BYU Living Legends

The BYU Living Legends group is coming to Silver City for an incredible performance!

"Celebrating the native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends presents a vibrant spectacle of energy, music, costume, and dance. As they take the stage, talented performers of native descent capture the rhythms of Polynesia, portray the fascinating legends of Native American people, and dazzle the senses with the energy of Latin America. Both the lavish costumes and the intricate choreography are authentic representations of the showcase cultures." -

Join us at the WNMU FACT on February 24th at 7:30pm for this wonderful performance! Tickets are available here in the store or at Alotta Gelato. Adult tickets are $10 and under 17 is $7. Have more than 2 children and want to be able to take them all without breaking the bank? Family tickets are only $35!

Find more information on their website and the Silver City Living Legends Concert Event Page

Monday, January 26, 2015

Customer Quilt Featured in McCall's Quilting Magazine

For any of you who get the McCall's Quilting magazine, you'll get to see the beautiful work of a store customer, Louise Payne, in the March/April 2015 issue. 

Emilee Goutcher, Louise's youngest daughter, was so sweet to send us these photos and the back story. "My grandmother, Margaret L. Windham, made wedding quilts for each of her grandchildren except for me. She passed before I met Chip. My mom really wanted us to have a 'Gramsy Quilt' for our wedding and painstakingly took her time to pick a quilt pattern, and fabric etc. I talked her into using some black, which she had never used before in a quilt and she ended up winning the Blue Ribbon, 1st Place,& Best in Show Award for this quilt at the 2014 Hildalgo County Fair. The back of the quilt has a little block that says 'For Emilee and Chip Goutcher, the "Wedding Ring Quilt", made by Louise E. W. Payne, Gramsy approved'." We love seeing all the hard work you all put into your incredible creations. Thank you so much Emilee and Louise for sharing this fun magazine feature with us!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Consignment Items for Sale

Aunt Judy's Attic has teamed up with some of the ladies that frequent the store to offer you some great consignment items. There are so many talented people that come through our doors, we love highlighting their skills and helping them share their work. 

Near the east door we have a whole rack of beautiful and fun aprons made by Lawanna. She has aprons with seasonal fabric, southwest fabric, chile fabric, flowers, country, etc. 

All around the store you can find various creative work done by Randi White. These range from a lovely bouquet to brighten your home, to cute jars ready to be filled, to recipe holders and painted signs.

Hanging near the specialty yarns we carry you can find Sherelle's lovely scarves. She has a variety of colors, sizes, and textures of these incredibly gorgeous and trendy scarves.

Right next to the scarves you can find beautiful pieced pincushions by Claudia. These would make lovely gifts for a friend, or a beautiful addition to your own sewing station. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quilts of Valor Sew In

On February 7th, in honor of the National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor, we will be hosting a Quilts of Valor sew in here at the store from 10am to 2pm. These beautiful quilts are made to "cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor." -

These quilts are lovingly made by volunteers across the nation to give to the men and women who have served to protect each of us. What a beautiful way to show thanks and gratitude!

Recently a few members of the Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guild presented some of the Grant County with completed Quilts of Valor.

(From left to right: Carol Pickoring , Jude Casco, Eugene Lewis, Jep Housley, Cliff Tavernier, Terri Sommers)
Commander Bryant Jamison gave this response:

"The folks that create these quilts are a special kind of person. They pour their hearts and souls into every stitch creating a one of a kind quilt with exacting standards set forth from a national organization:"

"A Quilt of Valor can really get around, I found out during the presentation. A quilt top may be started here in Silver City, then be sent over to Texas for binding, then maybe Utah for the quilting stitches and at every stop a passionate volunteer opens their heart and gets busy pouring their love into every stitch and all this is done with a Veteran in mind. Wow, I cannot begin to explain the love and emotions that this creates."

Please join us on February 7th, from 10-2 for our QOV sew in! We would love to be able to deliver more of these Quilts of Valor to the amazing men and women in Grant County who have served us all.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 (one week from today!) is National "Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day"!
I Love My Quilt Shop
We always love seeing your beautiful face in our store. We have the best customers in the world! Because of that, we'd like to offer the chance for one of you to win a $75.00 gift certificate to Aunt Judy's Attic, just by coming in the store that day!

Here's how this works:
1. Come in the store. 
2. Either take a selfie (a photo of yourself) or have someone in the store take a photo of you. 
3. Submit the photo to Aunt Judy's Attic in any of the following ways (you only get one entry per person, no matter how many times you post the photo):
    a. Email the photo to us. 
    b. Post the photo to our Facebook page wall
    c. Post the photo to your own Facebook page, but be sure tag Aunt Judy's Attic the caption (you can do this by typing an @ symbol before typing our page name). You can also add the #auntjudysattic to the caption of the photo. 
    d. Send it to us in a facebook message through our Facebook page. 
    e. If a store worker takes your photo with their phone, camera, or device, that can be your submission.

If you have any questions about how to enter the drawing, just ask us! We'll be happy to help you out!

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day falls on the 2nd day of our Charity Quilt Work Day event. Come in and help sew the Quilts for Cops, have a chance to visit with some fabulous ladies, and enter the "selfie" drawing! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015: Year of the UFO!

This year we are starting a new yearlong promotion: The year of the UFO. 

  • Do you have unfinished projects stashed in closets, boxes, shelves, or even under the bed? Then this is for you! 

  • A UFO is an UnFinished Object. Anything that you previous started and just haven't gotten around to finishing yet. 

  • Have a quilt put away in your sewing room? Pull it out! Have a wall hanging you've started for your living room ? Pull it out! Have a blanket you started for your niece when she was born and now she's having her first baby? Pull it out! 
  • Finish your project, and then bring it into the store during either Terrific Tuesday, or during regular store hours and have a store worker take a photo of you and your project. 

  • All year long. Each month you can bring in one project. We've created a handy calendar to plan out what you are going to work on and to keep track of what you've done. You can download that file by clicking here

  • Because it's fun! We'd love to help you finish all these wonderful projects you've started. To add a little incentive we're offering UFO Store Cash for each month you bring in a completed UFO project! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Terrific Tuesday: Chalkboard Fabric (Chalk Cloth)

With the latest craze of all things chalkboard, Aunt Judy's Attic is meeting the trend. Today at Terrific Tuesday we are featuring our all new Chalkboard Fabric! This fabric is phenomenal and opens up so many neat project ideas.

Interested in this fabric, but not sure exactly how to use it? Try out one of the fun projects below! If you use Pinterest, please follow the source links below each photo before you pin these so that the creators of these projects get the proper credit.


Table Runners:


An All Occasion Bunting
(source and tutorial)
Embellish T-Shirts


Children's Entertainment:
(source and tutorial)


Simple Touches
(source and tutorial)

(source and tutorial)

(source and tutorial)
Need tips for how to sew with this vinyl chalkcloth? Check out this link for instructions and even more chalk cloth projects!

If we have your interest piqued and you give this awesome new fabric a try, be sure to send us a photo of your finished project! 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Beginning Sewing Course

We have a new and exciting class being offered here in the store by former Cobre Home Ec teacher Sandra Correra! Join us for Beginning Sewing! This is a 4 week course, with a new yet simple project each week.

The class will be working out of the "School of Sewing" book by Shea Henderson.

This book is packed full of wonderful help, projects, and beautiful photos.

The four projects you will be learning in the class come straight from the book.

Week 1 you will be making the Speedy Pillowcase. 

Supplies needed for Speedy Pillowcase:

  • 7/8 yard main fabric
  • 3/8 yard cuff fabric
  • 1/4 yard trim fabric
  • Coordinating Thread
Week 2 you will be making the Travel Companion Neck Pillow. 
(photo coming soon)

Supplies needed for the Travel Pillow:
  • 1/2 yard fabric
  • 1 bag polyfill
Week 3 you will be making the Lined Drawstring Bag.

Supplies needed for drawstring bag:
  • 3 fat quarters
  • 1/8 yard fabric
Week 4: Project to be determined by class

In addition to the fabric/thread for each project you will need a sewing machine, the book (available for a discount in the store) and a basic sewing kit

Terri's "Piece in the Hoop" Machine Embroidery Classes

Here in a couple of weeks Terri will be starting up her Machine Embroidery Groups again! The first project on the books will be this beautiful Love Placard from the Piece in the Hoop book (part of the class curriculum; this book is available to buy at the store).

Supply list:

Fabric for Blocks:

  • Twenty strips in various shades of pink, 1" wide and up to 3" long. 
  • Four white 4" squares for the centers
Fabric for Sashing:
  • Five pink 2x6" strips
  • Two pink 2x27" strips
Fabric for Borders:
  • Two pink 3.5"x33" strips
  • Two pink 3.5"x15" strips
  • Two white 1.5"x7.5" strips, folded in half 
  • Two white 1.5"x27" strips, folded in half
Fabric for Backing:
  • One 15"x33" rectangle
Fabric for Binding:
  • One 6"x40" strip
  • One 15"x33" rectangle
  • Pink Embroidery Thread
  • Neutral cotton thread for piecing

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! 

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

We're excited for 2015 and all the possibilities and projects it holds. We have our new line-up of classes for you, and we're ready to jump in and get creating.

Check our calendar page and classes page for information on upcoming classes and events.

We'll see you soon!