Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lots to be "Thankful" For!

As we approach this time of year, I try to stop for just a few minutes and think about all the things I am thankful for.  This particular year, there are so many things!  I am thankful to have met many new friends here at Cedar Chest Quilt Shoppe.  I appreciate the support we have received from our valued customers.  And what beautiful creations we have seen!  I am thankful for my great employees....Earlene (or as most of you know...Mom), Ginni, and Robin.  And I can't forget Dawn (my office manager at Graff & Co)!  I'm thankful that my father is so supportive and talented and can build new cabinets on a moment's notice! Ha!  I am thankful to work in such a beautiful environment....the fabrics and color only add to the restored beauty of this historic building. 

But, even more importantly, I'm thankful for those who keep us safe...past, present, and future.  I'm blessed with great friends, and I'm especially thankful for my wonderful husband Rick, and my two sons, Cade and Matthew. 

There is lots to be thankful for.  Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful "Thanksgiving" season....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gearing up for Fall!!!

It's hard to believe that the summer has come and gone....but oh how great the weather is outside!  Nice, cooler temps make me want to sew sew sew!!   And with all the beautiful new fabric collections, there is plenty to choose from.

2011 will be an exciting year!  Along with celebrating our one-year anniversary in March, plans are underway to participate in 3 scheduled shop hops:  "Cruisin' the Coast" Shop Hop in February, 59 Road Trip in July, and the first-ever "statewide" Quilt Across Texas in the month of September.  So, mark your calendars now and get ready to have some fun!

Until then, the fall beckons us to be creative, to be thankful for our many blessings and to celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones.  Share your creativity by giving a handmade, from-the-heart, quilted project to that someone special!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Just wanted to say how much I appreciate all those who attended our first 59 Road Trip Shop Hop last weekend!  It was so hot, but that didn't stop you from beating the heat, gathering friends up and hitting the road.  We had a blast seeing old friends and meeting new.  There were positive comments about it being only 3 shops, so.....we are doing it again next year!!! Tentatively, we have scheduled it for July 29 and 30, 2011 so make sure and mark your calendars now!

We've got new fabrics in the store, and more classes scheduled.  So check out our website at and the calendar to find out more.  Until next time, happy stitching!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's almost here!!!

Wow!  Can't believe our first Shop Hop is only two days away!  Get'll be loads of fun! And it appears that the rain will stay away.  Yeah!  The state has decided to re-pave Hwy 71, and....only one side of the street is finished (Note:  Hwy 71 becomes Mechanic Street).  So, if you run into some construction getting here, just persevere.  We are right across the street from the post office, in the Marek Building (look for our beautiful copper canopy).  There is ample parking on the square and side streets, so come on in.  Traveling mercies to all...Be Safe! We're looking forward to seeing you.....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fat Quarter Thangle Club

I'm so excited to have our chosen Fat Quarter Thangle Club quilt sample, the Orion Star, in the store for you to see!  It's absolutely beautiful!  The colors include bright caribbean blues, purples, celadon and lime greens, and pinks and fuschias.  Made from Hoffman batiks, it will measure 80 X 96 when completed.  And because of the many colors, there are sooo many choices for finishing borders!  The starter kit is $60 and includes over 1/2 of the fabric needed to complete the quilt, plus the pattern and all Thangles necessary.  Then, for the next 3 months at $10/month, you will receive the remainder of the fabric.  Finally, all you will need are your borders!  It's a great way to make a large bed-sized quilt for a very reasonable investment.  And the FUN is free!!!! Ha!

We will also begin the "Aunt Grace Circle of Friends" Block-of-the-Month Program in September.  Wow! This quilt is really something!  It will definitely be a real treasure!  Call us and reserve your spot in the program as interest has been high.

We are really getting geared up for our first SHOP HOP......59 Road Trip!  This will be a great 2-day event...only 3 shops in 2 days.  Very do-able.  And lots of great prizes, door prizes, freebies, a small project, and refreshments!  So plan on a little time for yourself, grab a friend, hop in the car, and "beat the heat" with us!

'Til next time....happy stitching!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wow!  What a great day we had yesterday!  Such fun!  My sincerest hope is that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!  Beautiful fabrics found new homes and will be the start of wonderful treasures.  We continue today with the sale, door prizes, gifts, and our Grand Prize drawings.  So, take a few "just for me" minutes and stop in.  You're always welcome at The Cedar Chest!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Yeah....the day has arrived!  We'll start our Grand Opening celebration with a ribbon cutting as we join the El Campo Chamber of Commerce at 9:45am.  Then we open with a bang!  Come on in and enjoy a great sale (15% off ALL yardage and selected fat quarters at 99 cents and $1.50).  We'll have door prizes and registration for some fabulous Grand Prizes.  See you soon!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We are so excited about this weekend!  We are stocked with new patterns, books, and clear some time for yourself, and come in and join the fun!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wow!  We are busy as bees getting ready for our Grand Opening next weekend, June 18 and 19.  Plans are underway for a sale and there will be a free gift for all adult shoppers.  Door prizes will be given out every half hour and shoppers can register to win one of three great prizes! 

It's hard to believe we've been here over four months.  Seems like we just embarked on this great quilting adventure.  We've already doubled our bolt count and new items continue to come in daily. 

Thanks to all who have been so supportive.  You're terrific!  And be sure to come by.....we love visiting with our old friends and making new......

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Check out "Our Calendar" on the website and see the new classes we've added starting the end of May and extending into summer!  Great projects and new plan your summer polishing up on old skills and learning new.  Join in the fun!

Today was the final class for Beginning Sampler Session 1. Their projects turned out so beautifully!  Each was unique....and there were smiling faces all around! Congrats to all on a great start in your quilting journey.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Don't forget Mom......Mother's Day is just around the corner!  We have gift ideas for $10 and up, so stop on by!  Thanks so much for your support...hope you are having as much fun at Cedar Chest Quilt Shoppe as we are!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wow!  What a great time we had during our "Stash Happy" Sale!  We visited with old friends and met new ones.  Lots of fat quarters and fabric went out of the store and we can't wait to see what beautiful quilts, wallhangings, and table toppers are created. 

Remember, Mother's Day is just around the corner and Cedar Chest Quilt Shoppe has the perfect gift for that special quilter in your life.....a gift card!  It's the right size, fit, and color!

New and exciting classes are being planned, so check back for more details!
Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our first sale starts today and we are ready!  Labeled fat quarters will be $1.50 each and
selected fabrics will be $5.99 (minimum one-yard cuts).  Sale will last today and tomorrow,
so come on by and "stock your stash"!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wow!  What a great opening weekend!  Thanks to all of you who came by and shared in the fun!  Remember, we are open on Tues - Friday (10:00 - 5:30) and Saturday (10:00 - 3:00), so come in and see the new things we receive in. 

Spring is just around the corner, and we have beautiful fabric to create the perfect quilt or table topper.  Come check it out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Arrival

VERNA by Kate Spain has just arrived!  Fresh colors come together in a
perfect palette just in time for spring!  Stop by on OPENING DAY,
February 12th to see this great collection......

Thursday, January 28, 2010


It's finally here!  Our opening day will be on Friday, February 12th starting at 10:00am!  We are located at 121 S. Mechanic in El Campo.  Please mark your calendars and come see what we have "in store" for you!