Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bear Hugs for Mark Lipinksi and Breast Cancer Awareness

With the new site design, we have created a Bear Hugs page where you can see our focus charities.  We give 10% to each organization when you purchase the products displayed or listed. 

 Breast Cancer Awareness was a natural choice as Matthew's mom and my grandma were survivors.  Although we have since lost our loved ones, we wish to honor their memories.

Mamma Boyd

Grandma Bloink

Our second charity is the PKD Foundation better known as Polycystic Kidney Disease.  You may have heard of Mark Lipnski, our friend, designer, talk show host, teacher, and quilter extraordinaire.

Ok, well I haven't actually met Mark, but I am his friend on Facebook and I stayed in a Holiday Inn last night so I will take the liberty of calling him my friend!  Anyway, Mark suffers from polycystic kidney disease and is in need of a kidney transplant.  See Mark's Blog for all the details.

Since I can't give him one of my kidneys...sorry Mark wrong blood type...and since I am already praying my little tosh off...which does work...we wanted to do more.  So we decided to give 10% of all sales of Mark Lipinski products on our website to the PKD Foundation. 

We quilters need to stick together and help each other any way we can.  Watch our Bear Hugs page as we post how much you have helped us raise each month!  As Mark might say, "Quilt for a Cause Cupcakes!!!!"

~Bear Hugs~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Website Re-Design

Sorry it has been so long since my last post!  We have been very busy re-designing our website to bring the "beary" best to our customers.  (Sorry couldn't resist the bear pun)  Not only did our site get a complete facelift, but it is also much more user friendly and fun!!!  Especially check out the Bear Hugs page where we will be featuring various charities that we will be donating 5% of our total sales to each month!!  When you buy from us you also help others in need!

Besides the re-design we have also been building our inventory and  have received the Clothworks Birds and Berries collection and will be receiving the Northcott Good Morning Sunshine collection by Mark Lipinski this month.  These fabrics look so beautiful and pictures just don't do them justice.

                  This Starry Night Pattern and kit will be available soon!

           I can't wait to whip up a sample of the Birds and Berries wallhanging!

Also, my son Ben created several ad slogans and here is one more for you!  He is so creative!

Take care everyone and happy quilting!

~Bear Hugs~