1700 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON, N6H 5L7, 519-518-0110, Email: cornerstonequilts@execulink.com

Saturday, 30 June 2012

The shop is now closed for holidays and will re-open July 10th.  Have a great Canada Day weekend (...and keep on quilting).
The winner of the Kona Cotton Solid Giveaway was the person who chose Colour 146, Glacier.  Congratulations!
Choose your favourite Kona Cotton Solid colour, fill out a ballot and you might win a full bolt of that colour!!!  During the June 30th Canada Day Sale only!

Friday, 29 June 2012

We are having a storewide sale Saturday, June 30th, 10 am to 4 pm  -  35% off everything (in-stock items only) in the store, excluding gift certificates and Northcott fabrics.  All Northcott fabrics will be 50% off.  What a steal of a deal!  Pssst:  the chocolate is free.  Keep on quilting.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Big news Friday afternoon.  Check back after 4pm.
New products arrived today as you can see in the list on the right.

Five pair of the most adorable socks came in today and within 15 minutes of putting them on display, 4 pair sold.  They have a picture of a gal sitting in a chair handquilting a quilt with the words 'Quilting Girl' imprinted below.  Will be bringing in a lot more of these - great stocking stuffers.  Hmmm... Christmas in July (July 24-26)... hmmm....

More batiks arrived.  More fabrics ordered - more to come.  I know 'more' is a four-letter word but it's a good word in this instance. 

We want to stock what you need.  Let us know - send an email.  Want more batiks?  Let us know.  Want more florals?  Let us know.  Want more orientals?  Let us know.  Whatever it is - let us know. 

Many of you have asked for more batiks and we are working on that.  Kona solids will be coming soon, as well.   

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Have you heard?  Quilter's Newsletter is creating an online TV show (10-15 mins in length) and it's free!  Weekly episodes will begin in July.  The August series guest stars Patrick Lose.  Check mccallsquilting.com for more information.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sorry, folks.  We had indicated that all books and patterns were 15% off this week.  Actually, they're 25% off.  Saturday will be a higher discount, not just for books and patterns, but everything in the shop will qualify. Check back Friday afternoon for more news.
Stephanie Brandenberg fabric is coming to the shop soon.  We just love her work.  Will let you know when it arrives. 

Frond Design Studios are coming up with really fascinating fabrics, created by different designers under the Frond label.  Quilters reap the benefits.  Keep on quilting.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Consignment Corner will not be open as of July 1st - we will let you know the next launch date as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.
Keep on quilting. 

Denominations of $25, $50, or $100 are available.  If you're not sure what type of gift to give the quilter in your life, consider a gift certificate.  

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Just spent the morning with a vendor and oh my my, I was a bad girl, which is good for you - bought lots of stuff for the shop.  Will let you know as it arrives. 

We are looking for teachers!  If you have experience teaching a quilt class or technique or other quilt-related topic, and are interested in teaching for this shop, please let us know. 

Keep on quilting.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Store Closure Notice:
We will be closed the first week of July (July 3-7) and will re-open July 10th.  Not only to have a little vacation, but also to get ready for Christmas in July on the 24th to the 26th.  More information to come.  Keep on quilting.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

It looks like it is going to be a scorcher of a week, so stay as cool as possible and hydrated - we can't have you fainting at the sewing machine!
You will note that a few additions have been made to our lineup on the right.  The weekly sales announcement is at the top right, along with new product announcements.  As well, a Community Corner is added where you can share tips, ideas and suggestions with everyone.
Thank you for your patience as we get our blogging underway. 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Goderich Quilt Show

We were at the Goderich Quilt Show on June 15 & 16th.  The quilts were amazing - the talent there was quite obvious.  The Goderich guild members were very friendly and really wanted everyone to have a good time.  And the strawberry shortcake was to die for!  Thank you to everyone who made it such a great success.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

            Welcome to the first newsletter of Cornerstone Quilts & More!   First, let me thank those of you who made our Opening Day on March 17th a great success.  It was wonderful reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.  Quilters are very special people.  We are creators of not only a source of comfort and love but also art when we make our quilts and, more often than not, these quilts are given away to friends, family or charities.  I’m seeing an increase in charity quilts and find this exciting as it moves our craft more into the public eye and at the same time, the funds they raise benefit humankind. 
            We are still in the process of stocking the shelves.  If there is something you need and we don’t have it on hand, please let us know and we will either bring it in for you or, if time is an issue, we will refer you to a shop in the area that does carry it.

Things to come:

Ø Classes: most will be conducted in the Fall but special fabric dyeing and painting classes are being developed for late summer. Dates to be announced.
 Ø  The Thimble Clinic begins in the Fall.  You will have the chance to try out different styles and sizes of thimbles in order to find one that fits you just right.

Ø  Birthday Bash:  A discount granted during your birthday month, effective August 1st, 2012.  You can come in any time, as frequently as you like, and receive 10% off all your purchases* at each visit.  You can register the next time you drop by the shop.  Please bring identification with birthdate when you register.

Ø  Quilt Guild Membership Discounts:  Present your valid guild membership card and receive 15% off your purchases.*  Begins July 1st, 2012.

Ø  New products will be announced as they come in.  Check the blog regularly.

Ø  Rotating weekly sales are already in effect.  Continue to check the blog to see what is on sale and when. 

Ø  Christmas in July – July 24-26.  Watch for the snow!

Ø  Quilting Bees swarm here for those who love to handquilt and socialize.  Fair warning:  chocolate is involved.   Begins in the Fall.

Ø  Various monthly technique groups will be introduced in the Fall.

Ø  Consignment Corner begins July 1st.

*Discounts are not to be combined (if two discounts are offered within the same time frame the higher discount will apply); also excludes sales items and Consignment Corner.


            Fall classes will be held for quilters of all skill levels, beginning the second week of September.

            You wouldn’t believe how many people have come into the shop looking for finished quilts to purchase.  It broke my heart to tell them we did not have any on hand.  So, Consignment Corner arrives on July 1st.  We will accept your finished quilts or quilted items, on consignment (20% commission fee), so if making a little extra cash appeals to you, come on in and we’ll discuss the arrangements.  You set the price and we will collect and remit all applicable taxes on your behalf.  A cheque will be sent to you, minus commission, upon the sale of your quilt or quilted item.  Store discounts will not apply to Consignment Corner items.  If the quilter wishes to assign a sale price to their creation, it will be their responsibility to do so.

                  Come and see us at the Goderich Quilters Guild Quilt Show, June 15-16th at the Arena.

            Cornerstone Quilts & More is your community quilt shop.  We want to hear your comments and suggestions. 

            We hope you enjoy Summer with family and friends.