Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Broadbent's Famous Christmas Open House

Take a step back in time when the local general store provided a wonderland of holiday shopping for the entire family.   Every year the Broadbent's elves  decorate every inch of the shop in holiday glitz and glam.  You can't miss the open house, it's such a great start to the holidays.

Friday & Saturday  November 6th & 7th  9:00AM - 5:00PM
128 North 100 East
Lehi, Utah  84043

The highlight of their open house is the "Fontanini Nativity" display.  This is an Italian heirloom nativity which has been crafted since 1908 and is popular around the world.  Broadbent's sets up the entire Oak Room with a sprawling nativity like you have never seen before!  They invite you to join in celebrating the Nativity.

Now the elves let me snap a few pics while they were setting up and here is a little taste of what you will find.

Every little nook has it's own theme.  This one is based on the many traditional and vintage reproduction toys that Broadbent's carries.  The tree is decorated with Sock monkeys, stuffed animals, Jack in the Box & other toys.

 This tree is in what they call the "Cowboy" or men's room.
It used to be the room where the mens clothing and dressing room was, back in the day.  Now it houses western decor.  This room houses the earthy, cabin influenced decorations.

In the middle of the store you will find the "Gingerbread" section.  This part of the store used to be where the grocery items were.  It now houses all the kitchen and houseware items.  During the holidays it is decorated up and reminds me of what the gingerbread house Hansel and Gretel discovered may have resembled.  Everything looks good enough to eat, but don't be fooled.

Peek your head around another corner and you will discover the vintage decorations.  This section just tickles me pink!  I can stand here and instantly be transported back to my Grandmothers living room in the 1960's, such charming items abound here.

If you have a soft spot for Jim Shore figures, you will find a great selection sprinkled throughout the store.  Broadbent's carries Jim Shore for most every holiday or occasion.

Just a stroll through the store and you will be asking yourself "Where do they find such darling things"?
Well don't wait, the inventory goes quick, and then it's 12 long months until it all magically happens again!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Free-Motion Machine Quilting

Class scheduled:  Tuesday, November 10th  10:00-1:00

Any quilter knows that finishing a quilt can really add up. 
Why not take our class on Free-motion machine quilting &
take the first step toward quilting freedom!

This is another of our regularly offered classes. If this date
doesn't fit your schedule check back for future class dates.

"Skillbuilder Companion for Machine Quilters"
Required Book: $12.00

The Skillbuilder printed panel #1 & #2
are companions to the book.  Panel #1
is required for the class.
Panel price is $10.49 each

2010 Block of The Month

     At Broadbent's we love offering "Block of The Month" projects. 
We want to share the excitement and get you ready for our
New Block of The Month
which will begin January 2010

Those who participate can choose from;
Reproduction 1800's fabric kit or
Feed Sack 1930's prints kit

Sign-up - $25

Kits - $10 each month (kit is for two blocks) for 5 months
(Month 6 kit is free)

Pattern - $14.00

This will not be a formal class, pick up your kits starting in January 2010, & work at your own pace.
Kits will be available the first working day of each month.  Near the end of
the project there will be a finishing kit available for purchase.

Easy Striped Table Runner

New Date Scheduled
Class Scheduled:  Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
This is the easiest, fastest, project you will ever do!

This is the required pattern

Here are a few pictures of the great sample Janice made for the store.
The pattern also includes instructions for place mats.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Girly Skirt

Class Scheduled: Wednesday, October 7th 10:00-12:00 noon


Wednesday, November 4th 10:00-12:00 noon

No one can make just one! You will be hooked and all the little people

around you will be decked out to the 9's. Just in time for holiday sewing.

This is the required pattern for the class.

Size 6/12 mo. - Size 10

(all in one pattern)

Sixty Degree Angle Quilts

Class Scheduled:

Lecture/Demo. Thursday, October 22nd 10:00-1:00

Sew-A-Long: Thursday, October 29th 10:00-1:00

So grab your 60* ruler and go for it!

Pattern book for the "Sew-a-Long" class

Featured quilt " Secret Garden"

This is the great sample which Flora made for the shop. Stop in and take a look! We have a few kits available for purchase @ $94.99 (kit includes the book).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pots of Posies

Class Scheduled for: Tuesday, September 29th

Time: 10:00-1:00 pm

This is the required pattern for the class

Janice has created her version for the store display

using a beautiful combination of Kaffe Fassett prints.

Broadbent's Own Girl Gang

Broadbent's "Girl Gang" group starts their 2nd year;

Tuesday, October 6th @11:30 am

You Really don't want to miss this!

Here is a picture of last years project. Beautiful!
This group is so great, they laugh, share, create & eat great treats.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Easy Hand Applique'

Class scheduled for: Tuesday, October 27th

Choose three of your favorite blocks and make this wall hanging,
or go crazy and make a quilt. The sky is the limit!


This is the required book for the class. It is full of
wonderful ideas as well as many different
block patterns and projects.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Class Schedules

Scheduling classes seems to be the never ending story around here. We are going to try something new. Each class will be posted individually as they are scheduled. You will find a picture of the project, supply list, teacher profile, as well as the date and time the class is scheduled. As we make adjustments to the schedule, you will also find this information posted. The exciting part about this is we will also post show & tell from our classes which I hope creates some buzz and interaction. We hope you find a class that fits your fancy, so come play with us!

Here We Go!

This blog marks the beginning of a new journey for the "Chicks" in the quilt shop. As many of our loyal followers know, we pride ourselves in resisting today's technological advances, (unless it has something to do with quilting)! We love that you can still find a rotary dial phone attached to the wall (and yes it works)! When someone calls for the owners we can honestly say "they are out in the barn feeding the chickens". The climate control in the building often reacts like a menopausal woman; hot, cold, hot, cold & yes like the Cheers theme song, "Everybody knows your name". Our hope is to be able to share all the new along with the charm of the old with you. We hope you enjoy!