Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Open House with Deb North - Pfaff Creative Consultant

Christmas Open House with Deb North - Pfaff Creative Consultant


Secrets of Success - Using the right products for your sewing projects!

We are excited to have Deb North here for our Christmas Open House and hope that you can come.........we plan on having lots of fun, door prizes, make and takes, and of course refreshments and specials in the store........... We would like to invite you to plan to spend a few hours with us for lots of fun!

See her beautiful and inspiring Trunk Show and get answers on the spot for your sewing, quilting and embroidery questions.

A FUN FILLED DAY, AND YOU WILL MAKE A SPECIAL PROJECT ......... you will be able to try different techniques and see what new things you can create!

704-662-8660 and ask for Aubrey or Carla .......

We will have door prizes, make and take and refreshment and our famous hot apple cider!

There is no charge for the event.  Our way of thanking you for your support all year long!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cabarrus Quilt Show

If you didn't get to the Cabarrus Show this weekend you missed a really great show!  We had a nice time at the Cabarrus Show this weekend.  Lots of beautiful quilts at the show.  Here are a few pictures from the show!  Some of my favorites!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meet the Teacher Reception and Holiday Idea Exchange!

Join us on Thursday September 25, from 6pm to 8pm  for our Meet the Teacher Reception and Holiday Idea Exchange.

Our teachers have lots of fun projects planned for you. 

Our Staff have lots of great new project ideas that they have been working on this summer to show you too!  

The Summer Challenge Quilts are on display and we welcome you to come and view these beautiful creations with the most challenging fabrics!  Come vote for your favorites

Refreshments and lots of show and tell. Save the date and plan to sign up for new classes. 

We always have a special on our Meet the Teachers night for classes, along with door prizes and specials throughout the store. 

Please RSVP so we have enough refreshments for everyone!  Come have fun with us, we would love to show you some new inspiration!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

AQS Show Quilts 2014

Gina and I had a great time at the AQS Show in Charlotte this Saturday!  Lots of beautiful Quilts and here is a sampling of the ones I liked!  Some of the signs I took pictures of were blurry so I hope I got every quilt and maker's name correct!

Best of Show - Chihuly's Gondola by Melissa Sobotka, Richardson Texas
Keep It Simple - Jodi Robinson, Enon Valley Pennsylvania
Wandering 'Round the World, Beth Schillig, Columbus, Ohio

Tree of Life - Sarah Brandt, China Grove, North Carolina

A Slice of Wildflower Afternoons, Robin Parton and Foothills Cyberbee Yo Yos, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Bluebirds - Laura Ruiz, Malabar, Florida
Oscar - Cathy Wiggins, Macon, North Carolina
Outta the Loop, Karen Marchetti and Eyvonne Smith, Port St Lucie, Florida
A Letter Bit of Baaltimore, Overland Park, Kansas
Life Everlasting, Ann Horton, Redwood Valley, California
Silk Construction, Carol Sorrel
Snowman at Play, Sharon Snoddy, Huntington West Virginia
Aunt MiMi's Flower Garden II, Elsie M Campbell, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Isabelle, Kathy Carter, Vineyard Utah
Roses for Katrina, Gail Smith,

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Challenge 2014 -

Quilters Loft Company Summer Challenge:

Theme for 2014 - You be the Judge!

There will be a defendant (fabric 1) a two plaintiffs (fabric 2 & 3)  and you will be the Arbitrator, who will arbitrate as many other fabrics as you need, to settle the differences between the defendant and the plaintiffs. Aubrey picked the fabrics and they are the most opposite of each other than you can get!  A real challenge!  Are you up to it!

How to Play
  • Pay $2.50 and fill out an entry form to enter the challenge.
  • You will receive a package of the defendant and plaintiff.
Challenge Rules:
  • You will need to use a recognizable quantity of the defendant and plaintiff fabrics in your quilt.
  • The majority of the arbitrator fabrics in your challenge quilt, must come from the Quilters Loft Company.
  • The size of the Challenge Quilt is 24 inches by 24 inches.
  • The Challenge Quilt must contain the top, batting, backing and binding and be quilted in some manner.
  • Each quilt must contain a two inch sleeve for hanging.
  • All challenge quilts will be on display during the month of September for the Judging.
  • Entries will be accepted no earlier than two weeks before the deadline. Deadline for entry is Saturday September 6th.  Your entry form must be submitted with your entry!
  • The First, Second and Third Prizes will be selected by Viewers Choice.

    Quilters Loft reserves the right to modify the rules and dates!
The voting will end on October 11, 2014. We will tally the votes. Winners will be kept secret until the awards reception on Thursday October 30th, 2014. The awards reception will start at 6:30pm and the awards will be announced at 7pm. 
There will be two categories of Prizes:

Viewers Choice Awards:
The winners will be selected by the number of votes they receive from the viewers.
  • First Place - a $300. 00 Quilters Loft Company Gift Card
  • Second Place - a $200.00 Quilters Loft Company Gift Card
  • Third Place - a $100.00 Quilters Loft Company Gift Card
Quilters Loft Company Judges Choice
There will be additional awards based on each staff person's favorite item in the store. This could be a book, notion, tool, etc. All the staff at Quilters Loft will be selecting their favorite entry. These selections will not be revealed until the awards reception. (Values between $25-$50)
Good Luck and many happy days of sewing! We can hardly wait to see all the entries!

Monday, June 30, 2014


6D (TM) Software Boot  Camp
Educators -  Diana Cedolia and Kothy Hafersat
Thurs. October 23 to Sat. October 25, 2014

Please Contact Aubrey at 704-662-8660 for more details!

Thursday 9am to 4pm
(8:30 if software needs to be loaded) 
Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm

Thursday Trunk Show 6pm to 8pm, light refreshments!
Quilters Loft is excited to present our third annual Embroidery Software Boot Camp.  This is an intense workshop on the 6D Embroidery Suite. These classes are hands on!  

Don't own our software?  We will have classroom software that we will load on your laptop.  You will need Windows 7 or newer!  Just let us know you would like to try before you buy!  The 6D Premier works on your computer and can be used with almost any brand of Embroidery Machine!

We will have two classes running at the same time. Each will cover similar material, but the intermediate class (Class 2) will go at a much faster pace.                          

Class One - this is for beginners who currently own the software, but have not used it much!  Also for those who do not have the software, but are interested in learning more about it, those who currently own another brand of software, or have 3D, 4D, or 5D and have not upgraded to 6D.  Class size is limited to 20.  We will load the software onto your laptop, and provide a dongle (security key) for the event.  You will need an external mouse.

Class Two - this class is intermediate and for those who already own the 6D Embroidery Software Program.  To qualify for this class you will need a working knowledge of all the icons, and be able to move quickly thru the modules and how to save files.  This class moves at a fast pace!!!!  

Requirements for both classes!

A laptop updated to the latest version of your Microsoft software (Window 7 or newer).
If you own 6D Embroidery, go thru "smart update" and be sure your software is updated to the latest version!
An external mouse or tablet!   
You will not be able to keep up using the mouse on the laptop!

Meet Your Educators:

Diana Cedolia is a renowned Software Educator. She is known for her fun and informative computer software classes. Diana has been teaching people how to get the most out of their embroidery software for several years.

Kothy Hafersat enjoys teaching people just how exciting and fun the 6D™ Embroidery Software is. She enjoys sharing her many innovative techniques with other sewing enthusiasts, teaches quilting, sewing, and embroidery software throughout the United States.

Kothy and Diana are well known for their down to earth approach in teaching and they have co-authored the "Simply Teach Me" series of instructional and informative DVD's on the 6D™ Embroidery Software System. These DVD's take you from beginner through intermediate.

Class Fees:

Early Bird Registration By June 30th, 2014:  $350
Late Registration By August 31, 2014             $400
After August 31, 2014                                        $450

What does it include!

Hands on intense training for the new 6D Embroidery Premier!
Snacks and Lunches each day!
Thursday evening Trunk Show!

Trunk Show:

Thursday Oct 23 from 6-8pm

It's more than a trunk show!   You will have a great time and won’t want to miss all the fun!  Admittance is included in your Boot Camp Fees.  We will have light refreshments, door prizes and specials in the store.


Quilters Loft Company Classrooms. 

How to Register:

For more info please e-mail your interest to and we will contact you with further information.


We have a room block under Quilters Loft Company at the Hampton Suites Hotel in Mooresville.

Hampton Inn and Suites
119 Gallery Center Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117

(704) 660-7700
Double Queen and King Standard $104/day


Requires a 24 hr notice!

Rate includes:
Breakfast Buffet
Free Internet
Free local and long distance in the US
Free parking

Closest Airport:

The closest airport is Charlotte Douglas in Charlotte North Carolina.

It is a US Airways hub.

Please Note:

Event Fees are Non Refundable.  You may find a friend to take your place or if the event is full and there is a waiting list then we will refund your fees.  You will receive all Class Materials in the event that you have to cancel and can not find a replacement.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quilting with Embroidery Event with Marsha Kirsh Saturday April 26, 2014 10am to 4pm

 Fall in love with Quilting on the Embroidery Machine!  Learn new techniques and expand your artistic possibilities!  

Marsha will guide you as you create a table runner with the Pfaff Creative Performance!  

Space is limited - give Aubrey a call 704-662-8660 and see if this is the right event for you!

Kit will be provided!  
Class Fee! $35

Greatly loved for her enthusiasm and lively presentations, Marsha incites fantastic results, whether from the masterful technical skills she teaches or the inspiration that sewers take away from her SVP events. She imparts an empowering "can do" attitude when instructing in the use of advanced machines and new software . . . opening up wide doors to creativity, and fun ways to embellish projects with exciting results. Customer "smiles" at the end of her events are her reward. Marsha enjoys creating and designing garments, purses and home décor projects. When selecting a pattern or design, she finds unique ways to give them an individualized creative touch, especially through embellishment.

Special Training & Accreditations:
  • America Sews with Sue Hausman
  • Behind the Seams, PFAFF® internet sewing program

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kelley McKenzie Joins the Teaching Staff

In 2007 Kelley McKenzie started her career in the sewing industry. She opened Kelley’s Pins and Needles in Purvis, Mississippi. 

After two years in business she had moved her shop twice for expansion ending it in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where it is today.  

While in business she learned how to long arm quilt and that soon became her passion. While she loved being a Quilt Shop Owner,  she sold her business in order to focus on her growing family. 

Kelly has taught in many areas of the country and most recently she has had the privilege of being a teacher’s assistant to some of the most well-known teachers in the industry, at the Houston and Lancaster quilt show. 

Today, she enjoys her time quilting for other people and teaching quilting classes. Kelly enjoys fun, quick and easy projects........come take a class with her.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Deb North, Pfaff Creative Consultant Friday March 14

We are excited to welcome Deb North, a Pfaff Creative Consultant, who will be here on March 14th for two events!  We have a few openings for each session ..... so please give Aubrey a call to save your place!  A fun day, you won't want to miss out!
Deb brings energy and solid sewing experience to all of her Pfaff events. Her business background includes over 10 years in retail store management, sewing machine sales and teaching, so she knows the industry inside and out. This vast and broad overview contributes to her ability to impart relevant knowledge to consumers, along with over 40 years of sewing expertise. She loves to combine embroidery with home décor and quilting. Deb's outgoing nature and generous spirit engage everyone in the joy of sewing.

In the Morning Session 9AM to 12 Noon
Event Fee $10.
"Tooling Around"!   
Demo and Trunk Show!

In this lecture/demo you will gain valuable insight into how the correct accessories, stabilizers, and needles will enhance your sewing experience.  Learn the proper use of stabilizers in combination with needles, thread and a various fabrics.  This event is not just for embroidery!
See the inspiring Trunk Show samples personally crafted by Deb North, who will explain how she incorporated all into her samples! 
Get professional answers to all your questions. 
We will have door prizes and refreshments and specials on all items that Deb presents!  Space is limited, so early sign up is recommended. 
In the Afternoon Session  1:30 - 4:30pm
Event Fee $20
The "Try Before You Buy" Event!
Embroidered Spa Bags
Here is your chance to try a new Pfaff Creative Performance!  Three hours of sewing and embroidering on a new Pfaff Creative Performance, our midline sewing and embroidery machine.
If you have been in the market for a new machine and wanted to try before you buy.....this is the event for you.
Space is limited, stop in or give Aubrey a call to see if this event is for perfect for you!  We credit your class fee when you purchase, and you go home with a beautifully embroidered Spa Bag!  What could be better than that!

A perfect time to buy with special pricing, free gifts and financing!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Testomonial to Jean Cable's Quilting Class!

If you ever wondered if taking a Machine Quilting Class would get you going in the right are a few thoughts from Sylvia S.,  who took Jean Cable's machine quilting class!

Sylvia said..........."I just about got tired of working on it but I was determined to finish it before I start another project. I started it about a year ago and put it aside waiting until I found the backing for it. It is a queen size and I did all my free motion quilting thanks to a class I took at the Quilter's Loft. Erica, be sure to thank Jean for me. Her class was very helpful!

Here are some pictures with details of her quilting.  A beautiful project....Sylvia....thanks for sharing!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Historic Club 2014 - Downton Abbey Fabrics

Historic Club 2014
Downton Abbey Fabrics
Meets Second Saturday of the Month - April to Dec 2014
Club Leader:  Judy/Erica

Shhhhhhhhh!  It's a Mystery!

How do I get in?

Join Historic Club
Pay your registration Fee of $25
The first 20 to register will receive a "charm" pack of the Downton Abbey Fabrics
Purchase ALL of your Downton Abbey Fabrics from the Quilters Loft

So How does this Mystery Work You Ask?

Well we are glad you asked!  It is not your traditional Mystery!

This one is a Mystery to the Staff of Quilters Loft!  What!! We won't know what you are making??  Interesting!  We thought and thought...........but not all of the projects offered for Downton Abbey were, well let's say, not our cup of tea!  Some of them were pretty, .......but really didn't work for a club atmosphere!

So the Plot thickens!

You pay the registration fee and purchase all of your fabrics at the Quilters Loft.  Fabrics will be held until the April meeting, and then will be released to the sales floor.  
Select your project or design your own.
It can be any size, shape, or project!  
There must be a represented amount of each of the fabrics!  Yes, the "I love it fabrics" and hum "not my favorite ones"!
But!!!!  Do not reveal what you are making!!!!  This is your SECRET!!!!!!  You are the Mystery designer!!!!!  You all are so talented and creative!  Inspire us!

At the Club Meeting (April to December)

Reveal a portion of your design or selected quilt project!
Build on the Mystery at each meeting can make as little or as much as you want to reveal at each meeting!  Remember you are the designer of your Mystery!
Bring other Show and Tell, do a demo, let me show you is up to you!

In December ........Christmas Reveal Party!

Yes, we need you to finish the top by December!  Our "overachievers" can finish it all!  You know quilt and binding too!

Mystery Quilts will hang in the shop during the month of December/January, viewers choice ........we will have first, second and third viewer's choice awards!  First $100, Second $75 and Third $50 in a Quilters Loft Gift Card.

Door prizes and refreshments each month!