This is that special time of year when families and friends come together to give thanks for all of the blessings they have received during the past year. In keeping with that tradition, The Borne Quilter will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, November 26-27, so that we may celebrate the day with our own families and friends. We will re-open on Friday, November 29.
It is impossible for me to count the many blessings that I have received from my family and friends, including all of you, over the past 12 months; indeed, over the past five and a half years since Keith and I opened The Borne Quilter. Your patronage, loyalty, friendship, and support have lifted me up and kept me going. For that I will forever be grateful.
The greatest blessings that I have, besides my beautiful family, are my wonderful co-workers - Janie, Denise, Diane, Julie, Jeannie, and Pam - and my wonderful sister-in-law, Brenda. Without you it would have been impossible for me to keep The Borne Quilter open. I will never be able to thank you enough for your dedication, loyalty, and hard work. I love you all very much!
And now, what you all have been waiting for, for a VERY long time, may I present - my adorable grandchildren and their interpretation of the Spirit of Thanksgiving!
Austen, 5 Elise, almost 3 Lucy, 19 mos.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May God bless you and your families now and throughout the coming year.
Happy Labor Day!!!
The end of summer is imminent, and we at The Borne Quilter are ending our summer with a bang! The Borne Quilter will be closed this Saturday, August 30, so that we can celebrate Labor Day in style. We are going on a long-awaited sewing retreat at the Lazy Lucy Retreat House in Scott, LA! Can't wait for Friday! Stay tuned for upcoming posts as Janie, Denise, Diane, and I celebrate Labor Day with friendship, fun, and sewing!!! Check out the Lazy Lucy at www.lazylucy.com.
The Borne Quilter will reopen for business as usual at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2. See you all then, and have a very Happy Labor Day!
The clock is ticking down the days and hours until the beginning of the Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Shop Hop! Ten fabulous shops in south eastern/central Louisiana, 5 glorious days, lots of prizes and tons of fun! How can you possibly resist? Grab some friends, buy your passport, and start shopping! The shop hop will comprise 5 days this year - August 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. All ten shops will be open 9 am-6 pm all 5 days. They are: The Borne Quilter. Lafayette; Bright Hopes Quilting, Mandeville; Cottage Creations and Quilts, St. Gabriel; Fabric Krazy Quilt Shop, Baton Rouge; Mama's Quilt Shop, Independence; Mes Amis Quilt Shop, New Orleans; The Quilt Cupboard, Morgan City; The Quilter Owl, Jefferson; The Quilting Niche, Houma; and Sew This!, Abita Springs. For more information, call us at 337-408-3730. Hope to see you all here!
Here is our version of the 2013 Shop Hop Quilt. It features a machine appliqueed magnolia center block, which is an original design for The Borne Quilter, an is 65.5" x 65.5". Each of the ten shops has created a quilt masterpiece from the ten shop blocks, and will be selling finishing kits for their quilt. You must visit each shop in the hop to purchase all ten blocks.