Happy New Year!!!

Here’s to a terrific 2015!

We are all excited and can finally let you know that we have been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.

Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops for the past 20 years. Quilt shops submit a detailed application of their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts led by Ling Augsburg, editorial content chief of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, narrows down the applications to 10 features shops for each issue. The names of the selected shops are kept secret until January 2, 2014 and the shops are officially unveiled at spring International Quilt Market.

Competition to be included in Quilt Sampler is keen. Nearly 3,000 quilt shops are eligible to apply for this year’s honor. My Heritage Fabrics and the other 9 shops chosen were photographed and interviewed by a team from Quilt Sampler, and a multi-page profile of the shop will appear in the issue, which will be available on newsstands on May 5, 2015. Employees of each quilt shop also design an original quilt for the magazine, and the full-sized pattern for the quilt appears in the issue of Quilt Sampler.

We have known since August and have had to keep it quiet – do you know how hard that has been? Especially for those of us (me) who have “loose lips”. It was quite a surprise – especially since we did not submit an application this year. We feel it an honor to have been chosen and feel it is because of you our loyal customers who have supported us through the 6 years we have been open. We will try and keep up the standards that have been shown us by My Girlfriends Quilts, Quilter’s Haven, and the other stores that have been featured in years past from Utah. We are honored to be in their ranks.

We plan to have a HUGE party when the magazine comes out in May. We will also have kits available for the quilt that was designed especially for this issue. We hope you will like it. We get it back after spring market.

Thanks again for your support – and hope that you are as excited as we are!


I hope to have the class list sent to you by email by this weekend. Next week is one of our first classes, Kaffe & friends class was held today and got us off to a great start.

January 6 & 13 – Folded Star Runner 6-9 pm
Instructor: Evelyn Smullin
Cost: $45 + pattern
Make this beautiful folded star table runner using foundation piecing. Runner can also be used to protect your table from hot dishes. If you don’t want a table runner, it makes a beautiful wall hanging.

January 8 – Technique Class 10-am – 12
Instructor: Verla Hasler
Cost: $20
This is Verlas popular technique class that she usually teaches in the evening. This is for those ladies who cannot attend in the evening. This months block is a spiral swirl star!

January 8 – Piece of Mind Quilt Guild – 6 – 8pm
This is the first meeting of the new year with a new president. Come and see what they have planned.

Quilting Acronyms

FABLE – Fabric Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
FART – Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
FOB – Fear of Binding
HIPS – Hundreds of Ideas Piling Skyward
PhD – Projects Half Done
PIGS – Projects in Grocery Sacks
SEX – Stash Enhancing eXperience (or fabric eXcursion)
STASH – Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Finished
UFO – Unfinished Object
WHIMM – Works Hidden in My Mind
WIP – Work in Progress
WISP – Work in Slow Progress
WOF – Width of Fabric
WOMBAT – Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
Don’t forget our Inventory Reduction Sale going on now!

Thanks for all your support and friendship

Marlene and staff, Kellie, Evelyn, Verla, Brooke and Barbara
My Heritage Fabrics
1843 Valley Dr.

Inventory sale and upcoming classes

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.

Hours this week:
Monday, Dec.d 29 – 10-7
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – 10-8
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – Closing at 3:00
Thursday, Jan 1 – Closed
Friday and Saturday, Jan 2 & 3 – 10-8

January 2 or 3rd – KAFFE CLASS –
Instructor: Kaye Evans
Cost: $50 for 6 months or $100 for the year.
Kaye will present her new ideas for the year. We are looking forward to another successful quilt season full of ideas and tips. Kaye always has great ideas to present that are new and beautiful.

January 6 & 13 – Folded Star Runner
Instructor: Evelyn Smullin
Cost: $45
Make a beautiful folded star table runner or wall hanging using foundation piecing. Runner can also be sued to protect your table from hot dishes. The sample is here to look at – gorgeous.

January 8 – Technique Class – 10-12
Instructor: Verla Hasler
Cost: $20
Verla has been teaching the technique class for almost 2 years with a different technique each month. This is a class for those who cannot attend her night time class.

January 10 – Longarm Quilting class 10-1
Instructor: Cheri Shaner
Cost: $140
This has been such a fun class. Everyone that has taken it has been enthused about quilting their own quilts.

Last year’s inventory reduction sale was a huge success for it will start again today!

All Fabric 30% off
Patterns 25% off
Hemstitched items and kits 15% off

December Newsletter

Another year is almost over – We have enjoyed having each and everyone of you visit our store this year. You all are the reason we are still here and we hope to get better and do more each year.

We welcome all suggestions, if there is anything we can do to make things better, or if you have a particular class, technique that you would like us to teach, let us know.

There will be no evening technique class in December. Verla will start fresh the 4thThurs. in January.

We will be making up kits monthly for the cute table toppers. If you would like to participate, please call us and get your name on the list. We will do it like the BOM, kits will be ready on a certain day (to be determined) and you will just come in and pick them up. They are fast – fun – easy! They will run approx. $14.50 plus the book – $18.00 which has all 12 patterns in it.


The special on gift cards will run through December 24th. Buy one $25 gift card for $20.00.

Christmas Fabric is all 30% off.

Class lists will hopefully be out by next week.
Christmas Hours –
Christmas Eve – we will be closing at 3:00
Closed Christmas and the day after.
Open December 27th 10-8

Marlene Lewellyn and staff
My Heritage Fabrics

Shop Small Saturday!!!

Wishing you the best of everything always.
Just a few reminders:

Tues. November 25th 6-8 pm
Technique Class
Instructor: Verla
Cost: $15
Verla will be holding her technique class tomorrow night. She did well with her surgery and will be good as new with the coming of the new year.

Her classes are always fun and informative. See you there tomorrow night.

Wednesday Nov. 26th – we will close early – 6:00
Thursday and Friday – Nov. 27 & 28th – we will be closed so you can enjoy Thanksgiving with your families and can take advantage of all those Black Friday sales.
We will be open on Saturday November 29th – it is Shop Small Saturday so get those American Express cards registered.

We will have sales throughout the store –
Halloween fabric – 35%
All other FABRIC will be 25%
Buy a $25 gift card for

PS: We still have several Novdmber BOM packets that have not been picked up!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

My Heritage Fabrics
1843 Valley Dr. (inside Rainbow Gardens)