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I’ve heard of Christmas in July but never May! I am a believer in that you can never get in the Christmas spirit too early and Clothworks Textiles feels the same way! We just received our first shipment of Christmas fabric to help get everyone in the mood! This poinsettia... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
Today we wrapped up one heck of a weekend as we finished the 2012 Heart of the Valley Shop Hop! What a party! After three jammed packed days of non stop excitement and partying the celebration is over, for now. Here is a fun little slideshow we put together to... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
This past weekend we were vendors at the 7 Sisters Quilt Show in San Luis Obispo. While quilt shows are lots of extra work, they are usually worth it. We get the chance to see familiar faces and not so familiar ones. It never ceases to amaze me just how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
I wanted to give you a quick update on the WALK-A-DOG-A-THON! Lindsay stopped by on Friday afternoon to collect ALL the CANS & MONEY everyone donated to her. She was beyond thrilled. She had collected over $700.00 during the year. In just 3 short days all of you WONDERFUL Thimble... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
WOW! I am truly impressed! The response to help Lindsay reach her $1,000.00 fundraising goal has been amazing! In just one day we have been overwhelmed with support and recycled cans to help raise funds for her cause in supporting the Valley Oak SPCA! The look of awe on that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
And… We’re Back! After a “mini” hiatus from the blogosphere we are back online! A lot has happened since January when I last posted too! After a successful Best of the Valley Quilt Show we are in the process of putting the sales floor together again. And, while we are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
2012... I still cannot believe 2012 is here. This time last year I was only 60 days into my new adventure, Thimble Towne. Every year I look back and think about all the things I could or should have done differently. This year I'm only going to look forward! In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Talk of the Towne
Sewing is making its way back into schools! A few months ago I delivered 18 machines down to a Junior High in Bakersfield for their "Life Skills" class. It is no longer called "Home Economics!" I guess Life Skills sounds much hipper than Home Economics! Yesterday I delivered 20 new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
At Thimble Towne it's not just about Batiks. We do purchase many other types and styles of fabric. We recieved this great new fabric line calledf French Dress from Marcus Brothers... The browns and teals in this line are so rich looking. I'm glad to see they are getting back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
As I have mentioned before we have LOTS of new Batiks coming in! I never would have thought Batiks would have such a short shelf life. Last Thursday we recieved about 40 new bolts. I was excited to share this with Barbara and Charlotte since they were at retreat and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
The "Holiday Hop" was a HUGE success! Those of you who did the Holiday Hop, a BIG THANK YOU! Today, the participating shops met to discuss the hop, discussed ways to make next years hop better and of course we drew the winners! Congratulations to the Winners.... 1st Place: Raquel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
It was a great trip to Houston. I arrived home late last night, TIRED, WIRED and FULL of new ideas. I can't wait to share them with y'all. Wait I'm back in Califorina. I can't wait to share them with you-all! First things first.... Don't forget this weekend is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Today was an extremely busy day. It started much earlier than I would have liked. I decided last minute to squeeze in a class that started at 8:00 am. I did get some good ideas, however it wasn't worth losing that extra hour of sleep. I had several back to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Each time I go to Quilt Market I am surprised with what I see. Today was no different. There is aisle after aisle after aisle of fabric, notions, embellishments, sewing machines, jewlery, buttons, and thread. You name it, it's here. I like to walk the whole show to see what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Here is a great new kids line that arrived today from Marcus Brothers called Bundle of Jungle. I ordered a new book this week full of projects for children. I can't wait for it to get here so we can use some of this fabric for them. Have a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Last weekend Greg and I went to Fresno for the bead show. After the show we decided to go over to Clovis to hit up the antique shops. Little did we know it was Clovis Fest. After finally finding a parking spot we began walking down the streets looking at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
From the beginning of this adventure, I have had pages and pages of ideas. Ideas to make Thimble Towne the best it can be. Ideas for classes, clubs, embroidery and of course, fabric. I have always wanted to have the BEST selection of Batiks and the BEST selection of Color.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Kew [kyoo] noun a part of Richmond, in Greater London, England: famous botanical gardens (Kew Gardens). Look at this beautiful fabric... Here is a great FREE pattern! Who wants a kit? Keep Stitching, Jeremy Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Lots and Lots and Lots of things to say and catch up on! Stay tuned for details. Until then lets....Deck the Halls! This is a great line for a Christmas quilt, wall hanging, placemats or even a table runner! Keep Stitching, Jeremy Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Our Stonehenge Event was a HUGE success! We rolled out the red carpet for our guests, we had gift bags full of goodies, we took pictures on the red carpet, we had more sweets than we knew what to do with and of course we had a FANTASTIC presentation by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
took a class from Karen Linduska. She creates beautiful art and landscape quilts using ONLY decorative stitches on your sewing machine! We could NOT use a straight stitch....period! I have ordered her book for the shop. We are working out dates for 2012 for her to visit the shop to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
The NEWSLETTER is now ready! The schedule is full of great classes and workshops. Don't miss out by waiting to sign up! Click the newsletter link above or visit our website Keep Stitching, Jeremy Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
The first 94 bolts of STONEHENGE fabric arrived for our event in September. Our new UPS driver still can get over the size and weight of the boxes! Becky told him, "Welcome to the fabric business!" Here is just one cart full of fabric... There are only 11 spots left... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Today we received the coveteted "Wheat" colored tea towels. Just incase you don't know why they are such a popular towel, this is why.... they are used to make these wonderful "Chocolate" themed tea towels. These will make great gifts for the holidays. I know we all have more than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Talk of the Towne
Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the details for our upcoming Stonehenge event. Wait no more! Join us on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00am and become an "Honorary Fabric Buyer" for the day! Have you have ever wondered what it is like to choose all the wonderful fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Talk of the Towne