Monday, July 25, 2011

Calling all Wantobe Quilters

Calling all Wantobe Quilters? 

"Hello friends and followers, I would love to welcome you
to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over here. (
 They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for 12 weeks. 
Supplies that will have you quilting
before you know it...From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,
to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles,
rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines...everything
you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter. 
Even if you are already part of this community you can win
quilting stuff too...Tuesday and Thursday are days for us..
All you have to do is give me your name and phone number 
and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win
anything I can win something too. 
All you have to do is be my follower at Aurora Quilts and a follower
That is all! There are over 49 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER! 

( p.s you will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register
with a blogger where you see this message)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quintin - Born July 13th - 5 pounds 14 oz. 20 inches long

Happy Birthday - Quintin - Born July 13th - 5 pounds 14 oz, 20 inches long. Quintin was born on his Mothers birthday! Mom and baby are doing well and will be coming home on Saturday.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Longarm Quilting Services

We provide full services longarm quilting utillizing a Gammill Optimium Longarm plus a Statler Stitcher System. We will quilt your tops utilizing a variety of stitches which includes a basic meander, a Pantograph (edge-to-edge) design or a complete custom quilt design to fit your quilt.
Quilting Options (per square inch)
Loose Edge-to-Edge Meander    $0.020 
Medium Density Edge-to-Edge Meander$0.035
Edge-to-Edge Pantograph                            $0.025   to $0.045
Custom Design: Planned design including separate designs for blocks, ditiching, sashing, and special fill effects. Prices vary upon the complexity of the work to be done.  Starting at $.05 per square inch.

Additional Services
Squaring up the back        $10.00
Pressing    $10.00
Piecing Back (per seam)$10.00
Basting for hand quilters (per square inch) Basting will be done 2 to 3 inches apart.$0.040

Binding: based on straight edge binding and per linear inch.
 Full binding: make, attach, hand whip down $0.35
 Make, attach binding             $0.19
 Attach binding only         $0.11

$15.00 setup fee

10% discount on batting if purchased from us other wise there is a $4.00 handling charge.

Backing and batting should be 4 inches larger on all four sides of your quilt.

For best results: Quilt top must be flat, square and well-pressed. Loose thread should be clipped.

To avoid delays, when sending your quilt project to us, complete all the prep work ahead of time. If we have to stop to piece, trim or square, it can cause delays and additional charges.

Come by the shop to discuss in person how you would  like your quilt top completed or call (703) 330-9111.

Allow for a 2 - 3 week turn around time for non-custom quilting. Custom Quilting turn around will depend on design and will be discussed when you bring the quilt top to the shop.

We require a $15.00 deposit that will be applied toward the total cost of quilting your top.

Recieve a complementary quilt bag which will hold up to a king size quilt when you have a top quilted.
Ginny R's King Size Quilt in one of our complementary quilt bag.

Ginny R's completed top.

Gamill Statler Stitcher with The Very Series Shop Sample Quilt.

Store Manager - Amanda Schachner's new baby due July 13th!

Store Manager - Amanda Schachner's new baby boy due July 13th!
Kirsten Michelle will be a big sister.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just One Star - 100 Quilts in 100 Day Challenge Update

Moda has just updated their blog with the total blocks collected as 15,000+ and that the goal of 100 quilts in 100 days was achieved! Wow, that is a terrific accomplishment. Read more about it and see pictures on how the quilts were put together on their blog.

We sent in 65 blogs that we had collected from quilters in Manassas which made 3.6 quilts.
We have a kit available for the quilt displayed above on our website.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

 Receive a free quilt bag when you have your quilt top quilted at Aurora Quilts. The bag will hold up to a king size quilt.  Read more about our longarm quilting services.

This is Ginny R's quilt in the bag! Very photogenic! I can not wait to see the quilt with the binding on it.

We had to use Sovle Stablizer on Ginny's top to help hold the raw edge applique circles down to keep the edges from folding back up on themselves as we quilted. Ginny and Amanda pulled all the Stablizer off after I had completed quilting the top.

Friday, July 1, 2011

QR Code - Quick Response Code

Have you seen these QR codes around town or in magazines? Ever wonder what they are? The look like futuristic bar codes. A QR code is a matrix barcode or two-dimensional code that is readable by QR barcode readers or smart phones. The information encoded may be text, or URL, or other data.
The QR code below is our website: We've posted the QR code on our shop windows, so if we're not there you can scan it with your phone and go to our website.
Where have you seen this codes?

batiks Circles - Pieced by Ginny R - Quilted by Aurora Quilts

Ginny R. a member of the Cabin Branch Quilters in Woodbridge, Virginia made this batik circle quilt. There are three circles rough edge appliqued one on top of each other. A spectacular quilt all on its own.

Amanda and I quilted the top with a swirl pattern and lime green thread (Ginny's favorite color), which complimented the circles on the top.

The quilt reminded us of crop circles and the quilting helped to accentuate that image in our minds.

Read more about our Longarm Services.