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Row by Row Experience 2015


Row by Row H2O  2015 Experience

June 21st thru Sept. 8th  2015

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“The Four Stages of Drought”


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Stuck in the middle of a project ???

Need a little push ???

Can’t figure out what to do next ???

Join us on Saturday, May 16th
at Little Cottage Quilt shop at 2 pm for
“Group Therapy”.

We are starting a UFO ClubEvery 3rd Saturday of the month, bring your most pressing UFO and have some fun with others in the same boat.  “Two heads are better than one” and “The more the merrier”.  Sometimes just another perspective or different view is all it takes to spark a new idea or kick you out of the rut you are in.  It’s easy to get bogged down and “Can’t see the forest for the trees”.

(I’m just full of quotes tonight 😉

But seriously, we all want to finish up those nagging projects sitting on our tables mocking us because we just don’t know what to do or where to go next with them.  Sometimes just the inspiration from an other’s view is all it takes to motivate us.

Soooooooo,  pack up that UFO and join us for a fun afternoon and some great motivation.  Bring your favorite afternoon snack and we will provide the coffee and tea.

See you then !!!!

Class Date Change

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Class  has been rescheduled.
Bobbie Richard, our instructor, is enjoying a cruise.  She is worth waiting for.  Bobbie is a Martha Pullen certified instructor.  She is experienced in both silk ribbon embroidery and teaching the skill.  We are so excited to have her teach this class!
The new date is Thursday, June 18.  The class will start at 10 am and is an all day workshop.  If you are interested in this fabulous opportunity, please call the shop and get on the list. (830)589-2502
The first part of June, a special reminder email will go out to all those on the list for this workshop, with additional details including the workshop fee.
Be sure you are on the list 🙂

Updated Class Schedule


Updated Class Schedule

We are so please with the classroom and how well it has been received !  The response to the classes has been phenomenal !!  I thought when we planned to build a classroom that it would be a great asset to the Cottage, but it is so nice to actually have it happen 🙂

Please call or come into the Cottage to sign up for or inquire about any of these classes.


Here is the latest list of classes that are scheduled for February and March.  We will be adding more classes in March.

Feb. 11, at 2 pm ~ the Medina Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting with a slide show of local wildlife.

Feb. 13, at 9 am ~ Coffee at the Cottage followed at 10 am with Hand Embroidery Club.  We will be learning Silk Ribbon Embroidery this month.  Anyone who is interested is welcome to join in the learning and great socializing.  Bring a hand work project you are working on or need help with and learn a new stitch as well.  Or start a new project with all the beautiful patterns and flosses available here at the Cottage.

Feb. 16, at 1 pm ~ 1st class of the Beginning Quilt Piecing 6 weeks course.  This course will cover all the aspects of piecing for uses in a quilt top or many other practical and fun purposes. (think bags, table linens, jackets, vests, tops, skirts, pillows…………………..)

Feb. 18, at 4 pm ~ 1st class of the Beginning Sewing for Kids 6 week course.  Kids will learn the parts, language and use of a sewing machine. How to cut fabric, sew a straight line, put in a zipper, hem and piece.  If the skill set of the group is advanced enough, we will also make pajama pants.

Feb. 23, at 1 pm ~ 2nd class of Beginning Quilt Piecing

Feb. 25, at 4 pm ~ 2nd class of Beginning Sewing for Kids

Feb. 28, at 2 pm ~ Glorious Hummingbird BOM ~ Block 2

March 2, at 1 pm ~ 3rd class of Beginning Quilt Piecing

March 4, at 4 pm ~ 3rd class of Beginning Sewing for Kids

March 6, at 1 pm ~ Basic Upholstery Class.  Bring your small project (foot stool, kitchen/dining chair, ottoman, etc) and redo it in class.  Learn the tips and tricks to make it look professional.  Take home a new look !!

March 7, 10 am ~ Every Binding Workshop by Pat Gates.  This is our second time for this workshop and it is getting five star reviews.  Again, due to the nature of this hands on workshop, the number of participants is limited.  So the first 10 people to pay for the workshop will be taking it.   Call or come in to save your place. 🙂

March 9 at 1 pm4th class of Beginning Quilt Piecing

March 11 at 4 pm ~ 4th class of Beginning Sewing for Kids

March 16 at 1 pm ~ 5th class of Beginning Quilt Piecing

March 18 at 4 pm ~ 5th class of Beginning Sewing for Kids

March 23 at 1 pm ~ 6th class of Beginning Quilt Piecing

March 25 at 4 pm ~ 6th class of Beginning Sewing for Kids

March 28 at 2 pm ~ Glorious Hummingbird BOM ~ Block 3


Little Cottage Quilt Shop Classes

I have been delayed in getting this out on the website.  It’s been a bit crazy here at the Cottage.  Our classroom is up and running (still needs a few final finishing touches), but it’s so wonderful to have.  The audio/visual equipment arrived and has been installed and tested.  There’s a learning curve there for sure. :{   We have held 3 classes so far and it’s working out wonderfully !!  We are so happy to have it to use. (the Medina Garden Club will be trying out the new A/V system Feb. 11)

Sooooooooooooo, here is the list of classes we are offering.  I am open to suggestions for anything you are interested in, just let me know.  Plus, 2 of the classes we had this past week are in high demand and we will be scheduling them again.  So keep in touch and watch both this web page and FaceBook (Little Cottage Quilt Shop) for more information on dates and times.  Or as always, come in or call for more information 830-589-2502


Classes coming up

Please come in and sign up for any class you are interested in. When I have enough students to do a class, I will schedule the date and time for that class & contact all who signed up.

We have a huge NEW classroom fully equipped with a  4’ X 8’ cutting table,  a 4’ X 8’ ironing table,  5 (so far) 8′ tables for students, sitting area for meetings and socializing, state of the arts audio/visual system and a 6’ round dining table for meetings, coffee or luncheons.   We are soon to have a fully equipped kitchen thru the “pass-thru” to the classroom.  (some fees may apply)

Hand Embroidery Club

Second Friday of every month,

10am to 11:30 am   NO FEE

Learn “how to-s” & enjoy fun socializing with a great group of gals & see fabulous works of art.

Come for coffee at 9 am if you like.

“Every Binding” workshop w/ Pat Gates

10 am to 3 pm $65

5 star rating !! You will learn how to make every kind of binding. Kit included in the fee. You will make samples of each and get a reference notebook to store them in.

(we had this workshop once and it is fabulous !! Scheduling another one)

“Know All About Your Sewing Machine”

 10 am to 3 pm $45

Make your machine work for you. Learn how to maximize it’s potential in a fun day of learning and laughter

(had this class once too, it’s in high demand and we are scheduling another for a Saturday)

Basic Upholstery

1 pm to 4 pm  $25

(date in February to be announced)

Learn how to do basic upholstery, techniques & tricks.  Bring your small project & simple tool to class and give it new life and a fresh start.

Beginning Quilt Piecing

1 pm to 4 pm  Mondays for 6 weeks starting Feb 16  

$120 for the course.  Price includes book and design board

Learn how to piece a quilt top together with precision using today’s modern tools, techniques and tips. You will learn how to make treasured traditions in less time than our “foremothers” could.   A fun and therapeutic way to spend an afternoon.  (WARNING: can lead to a happy & fulfilling addition)

Kids Beginning Sewing

4 pm to 5:30 pm once a week for 6 weeks

$75 for the course.  Includes a book and hand outs & “grandma’s” patience & care

Kids will learn how a sewing machine works, parts and terminology, how to operate it and care for it while using it.  They will learn how to & make a project with basic skills: reading a pattern/instructions, cutting fabric, top stitching, putting in a zipper, making a drawstring casing and boosting their self esteem.  Depending on the class attendees and the skill levels involved, we could possibly do more than one project in the 6 weeks.

Painting on Fabric

Adult Beginning Sewing

Clothing Construction

Making A Bag 

Understanding Color Combinations

Clothing Fitting & Alterations

Learn Free Motion Quilting

What to Do With Panels

Get To Know Your Serger

Learn to Make Slip Covers

How To Make Throw Pillows

I am also very happy to announce that our Glorious Hummingbird Block of the Month class is filled to capacity.  We had our first class, Block 1 last week and it was great 🙂  Only 7 more to go ladies !!!



20% off all Christmas Fabrics

20 % 0ff all Christmas Fabrics

Hello Everyone ! 🙂  I hope y’all had a lovely Christmas with your friends and families.

We are closing in on the end of 2014 and looking forward to 2015 !!

To help reduce our inventory here at the Cottage, before the tax man requires our report, we are offering a  20% off discount on all Christmas Fabrics.  Come on in and get stocked up for your projects next year.  Good time to get yardage for Christmas gift bags and aprons, table runners and table cloths.  Think Christmas wardrobe enhancements and decorations for 2015 season.  (not to mention a jump on next years gift list)

Now is the time to get stocked up, so you can work on them in January and February when the doldrums of winter send you hiding in your sewing room. 🙂

Also, come on in and check out the new class room !!  It’s almost finished, but ready to use.  I am working on the scheduling right now.  It looks like our first class is going to be “Know Your Sewing Machine” sometime in January. (stay tuned for the posting)  In this class, you bring your own machine and the instructor will show you how to get the most out of your own machine, regardless of the brand.  Our marvelous sewing machines do way more than we ask of them on a daily basis.  So learn how to do more with the one you have.


New Classroom Pictures



Classes List

Classes List

The classroom is getting really close to being ready to use.  So I have compiled a list of a dozen classes plus a B.O.M. to look at and sign up for.  Once we have enough for any one class, I will post the date and cost for the class and call everyone who signed up.  Some of the classes will be a one time class and some will be a series of classes.  Some of the classes will be taught by guest instructors.

It is important to let us know ASAP so we can schedule the instructors.

I am very excited to have the classroom and share with you my vision and knowledge.  I look forward to hearing from y’all !!!

Let’s get started 🙂


Kid’s Beginning Sewing

Beginning Sewing

Clothing Construction

Clothing Fitting & Alterations

Know Your Sewing Machine

Understanding Color Combinations

Learn Free Motion Quilting

Beginning Quilt Piecing

Learn to Make Slip Covers

Painting On Fabric

Basic Upholstery

Make A Bag


Hummingbird Quilt B.O.M.

This class will start in January.  One class a month for 8 months.  The dead line to sign up is November 17th so I can order the fabric on the 18th.  This quilt is so beautiful !!  The picture does not do it justice.  You have to see it to really appreciate it.  Come and see it, we have it here at the shop on loan from Benartex.  I can also mail the monthly kits if you do not live close enough to come to the class.


Please come into the shop and sign up on the list, call us at (830)589-2502 or email to

Hallwoeen Fabrics Sale

Halloween Fabrics Sale

Halloween is creeping up on us like a goblin in the night !!  It’s looking ghostly in Little Cottages’ neighborhood.  Don’t miss the spook-tacular Halloween collections all on SALE for 20% off until October 31st.

It’s time to get all your fun and scary projects underway.  Pajama pants are big right now, table toppers, bags, shirts, costumes, pillows, curtains and sew much more !!!

Please tell us you saw this on our website 🙂









Medina QuiltFest 4


Medina QuiltFest 4

Come to the beautiful Hill Country to enjoy the Medina Quilter’s QuiltFest 4.  Enjoy beautiful quilts, fun challenges and good friends.  Be sure to pick up your discount coupon for the Little Cottage Quilt Shop while you are at the quilt show.  It’s well worth the trip, you’ll be glad you did 🙂

(Here is a picture of the poster (I couldn’t get the PDF to copy and paste  aaaccckkk !:( )


Christmas Ornament Class


We have had lots of inquiries about classes for this beautiful Christmas ornament.

We have decided to go ahead and start classes without the class room. (although, the guys are making great progress)  We will hold small classes in the new back room until the class room is finished enough to use.

Now, I need your help in deciding what time of day, and finding out who is interested in signing up.

Please let us know. Call the Cottage, (830)589-2502, or email,, or come on in and talk to us to get on the list.

Once we have gathered the data, I will let you know all the specifics. We can only do 8 people per class, so don’t delay. Thanks


Show and Tell

Show and Tell

People come into the Little Cottage Quilt Shop all the time and bring their beautiful quilts and fabric arts to share.  I love it !!  They are beautiful and sew full of great ideas.  I learn sew much from my wonderful customers.

Here is a quilt that Gayle R. brought in last week for us to see.

We have a wall quilt made up and hanging in the Cottage of an off set Lone Star.   Gayle really liked the pattern and I gave her a copy (completely legal).  She took it and made it her own, combining a small panel she had and appliqueing the yellow rose.  She used Texas wild flower fabrics for the star, making it a truly Texas beauty !  Thanks Gayle for sharing your talent with us and allowing us to appreciate your artwork. 🙂



Gayle is a very talented fabric artist.  Last Holiday season, she brought these georgous Christmas Tree ornaments she had made into the Cottage to show us.   She has generously agreed to do a demo on how to make them.  So don’t miss her at the

Christmas Festival in August

Saturday August 23,  11 am to 2 pm at the Medina Community Library in Medina

Then visit the Little Cottage Quilt Shop to get your supplies to make these beauties for your own Christmas tree.   Give them as cherished gifts to your loved ones, co-workers, your kids teachers or whomever is on your list.