Thursday, March 1, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

BOM Quits New for 2018 - Windowsill Wonders

“Windowsill Wonders” is a row of the month quilt featuring 1930’s retro pastel fabrics.

Fabrics featured: Windowsill Garden - Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman

Finished Quilt = 75” x 84”
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
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Free patterns here: BOM QUILT 2018
  • Part 1 for Rows #1 & #9 – March 20, 2018
  • Part 2 for Rows #1 & #9 – April 20, 2018
  • Rows #2, #4, #6 & #8 – May 20, 2018
  • Part 1 for Rows #3 & #7 – June 20, 2018
  • Part 2 for Rows #3 & #7 – July 20, 2018
  • Part 1 for Row #5 – August 20, 2018
  • Part 2 for Row #5  – September 20, 2018
  • Part 1 Finishing Instructions – October 20, 2018
  • Part 2 Finishing Instructions – November 20, 2018
Rows #1 , #3 & #5 = 9″ finished blocks, 9 1/2″ unfinished blocks.
Rows #2, #4 & #6 = 4 1/2″finished blocks, 5″ unfinished blocks Included in kit:
Pattern - Free Monthly from BOM Quilts
Fabrics: 1 Panel + 7 1/2 yards for top, borders and binding

Quilt Kit available here for $86.95 + shipping
Windowsill Wonders

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Doug Leko is coming to Abbi Mays Fabric Shop

Doug Leko, from Antler Quilt Designs and a designer for Moda fabrics is flying in and joining us in our "Quilty Playground"!
We will have him here for a "Meet 'N Greet, "Show 'N Tell", and "Book Signing". What could be better than having our very first world-renowned designer enter our fabric shop to play?
Doug Leko and cake!
No cost, no reservations needed!
Doug Leko’s story is unique in the quilting industry. He founded Antler Quilt Design in 2008, when he was just fourteen. He’d been quilting since the age of six, and working in his mother’s quilt shop over the years helped him develop his skills and refine his art. Doug takes a distinctive approach to his quilt designs. He enjoys incorporating secondary design elements, and he’s absolutely passionate about color. For Doug, there’s nothing like pulling together just the right mix of coordinating fabrics for project. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, and in American Patchwork & Quilting.
Here are some of the things Doug will be bringing along to get signed! He has a brand new book out "Regency Blues", the popular "Stashtastic" (we have a quilt made from this book with kits available on Saturday as well), and his popular Simple Folded Corners Ruler.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Enchanted Gardens Quilt Kit

We have this gorgeous batik quilt kit coming in very soon. It’s “Enchanted Gardens” featuring Floragraphix Batiks IV by Jason Yenter for In The Beginnings Fabrics. We are thinking about offering it as a BOM (with a teacher led club each month) and/or a kit.
Which way would you join?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tables are here!

WooHoo! Sunshine all over Michigan = delivered tables!!! Let’s get this party started!!! Bring on the classes, sit n sew and retreats!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Quilty Playgound at Abbi Mays Fabric Shop

Great fun here in our “quilty playground” today! What an awesome fun time! Lots of quilty friends hanging out, snacking on refreshments. So much love and laughter! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tranquility Quilt - Wing and Prayer Designs

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Wing and A Prayer Designs; Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz announce their newest quilt design and fabric collection for 2018  TRANQUILITY!!

This new collection features 15 printed cotton fabrics in palette ranges from aqua to deep sea blues, a foundation of sandy creams, and beige with a coral accent.

Finished size: 106" x 106"

Designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz

Quilt Kit Includes:

Pattern: Printed + color image of quilt and color fabric key

Fabrics: Approx 17 3/4 yards for top, borders and binding

Not included: 9 3/4 yards fabric (44" wide) needed for backing


Limited quantity available!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

We Are Moving!

Yes, you heard right!
Thanks to you, we have outgrown our present shop space!
We will be moving to the fabulous:
Buck Snort Plaza 1500 Whitehall Road, Suite 1
Muskegon, MI 49445

We will close at our present location on Saturday, December 30th
and will reopen at our new location on
Saturday, January 6, 2018!

This is going to be a great, fun "quilter's playground".

We will be moving our longarm quilting machines there, too!
Our new shop will be 4000 sq. feet with big, beautiful, open space.
We will have a larger classroom and lots of fabric space!More fabric space means we will have ???
There's a gorgeous fireplace where you will be able to sit a spell with a cup of coffee/cocoa and have a cookie! 
We've got so many ideas and new things we are planning in the future for our quilter's playground!
We are excited about all the possibilities and how we can better serve all our "quilty family".

So, please join us on
Saturday, January 6th
10am - 5pm

1500 Whitehall Road, Suite 1
Muskegon, MI 49445

We will be keeping our same phone number,
website and Facebook connections, of course!
If you have any questions, please call 231.563.6861 or email us at

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Introducing: Zephyr by Alice Kennedy!

This dacadent collectdion features viney floral, marble textures and geometric patterns in gold metallic highlights!

Here’s how the group stacks up! It has a great range of light, medium and dark neutrals.
We love the metallic basket weave texture that comes in two different scales.
How stunning is the marble!
Projects below.



AVIALABLE HERE FOR $51.90: Marbled

Friday, June 30, 2017

Row by Row Junior Update

 Stop by our shop and pick up a free pattern or one of our rows priced from $6.95 - $10.50.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Row by Row Junior 2017

Summer 2017 will be alive with learning when kids hit the road to participate in Row by Row Experience’s brand new program, Row by Row Junior.  It’s designed for kids ages 6 to 14.  They travel along with an adult, collect free row patterns designed just for them to make, and learn to sew with family help and support from

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Row by Row 2017 - "On the Go"

This years row was challenging - On the Go!  We started thinking about this last fall and how to incorportate a road, hill and our fabric shop into the row.  As the months progressed, so did our row and we added a few other things to it.
Here is our 2017 Row by Row..."On the Go"!

Abbi on the go! Kits Available in two ways:
Laser Pre-cut / Pre-fused $24.95
Traditional for cut your own: $12.50

Monday, May 1, 2017

Twlight Song Sampler Quilt Coming Soon!

Coming in June 2017! 

Twilight Song Sampler Quilt Kit features the fabric collection: Twilight Blush from Island Batiks
Finished size: 89" x 101"
Skill Level: Intermediate (Piecing and basic applique)
The various backgrounds, sweet colors, and open design make this an heirloom quilt to be treasured for generations to come. Quilters will enjoy the variety of methods and techniques this quilt has to offer. From traditional piecing to some introductory paper piecing to bits of easy applique, this quilt will appeal to the novice and beginning quilter alike. Full sized templates are also included.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy National Popcorn Day!

Popcorn is perhaps the most versatile of all snack foods, popcorn has been an American staple for decades.
Despite being most commonly associated with cinemas and sporting events, over 70 percent of popcorn is consumed at home, and the United States leads the world in both production and consumption.
Since Thursday is National Popcorn Day, here are some fun facts about the popular snack!
Did you know? Popcorn comes in two distinct shapes: the mushroom and snowflake?
352,028,160: The minimum number of popped kernels needed to make a popcorn trail from New York City to Los Angeles.
Orville Redenbacher, perhaps the most famous popcorn popper of all time, began growing his own popcorn in 1944.
Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popcorn annually.
Long-lasting: According to Groupon, exploration of ancient Peruvian tombs turned up kernels that are still poppable, proving that popcorn can last for millennia.
 Popcorn comes in many flavors, from classic butter and kettle-cooked to gourmet flavors including caramel and chocolate. 
Copyright 2016 WCNC

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Row X Row Studio "Taste of Home Quilt"

Wow - I still can't believe Row X Row Studio chose Abbi Mays Row!
Here is the finished Row X Row 2016 "A Taste of Home Quilt". 

Isn't it fun!! The pattern is free here:…/a-taste-of-home-sweet-home-qui…/>
We still have a few kits left and you can either call us (231.563.6861) or order on line:…/a-taste-of-home-sweet-home-qui…/

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On the Horizon Quilt

On the Horizon is designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs.
This 108" x108" is stunning!

This was intended to be a Block of the Month, but we kitted it and is available here for $220 + shipping: On the Horizon.

Get this quilt quilted (edge to edge) at Abbi Mays for $233.28

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Taste of Home Sweet Home Quilt

Wow - that's us ~ Abbi's Fairy Garden Quilt!!! Thanks Janet Lutz of Row by Row Studio for choosing our row and thanks to my fantastic team for helping to design it! 

Since opening our new retail shop last year, we feel like we are living in a fairyland everyday, surrounded by beautiful fabrics, and making such wonderful new friends! What could be better?
We have a few kits, patterns and licesence plate left and are available here:

Friday, December 23, 2016

From Christmas at Bear's Paw Ranch, follow Eleanor Burns as she guides us through the creation of this wonderful Irish Holiday quilt using strips.  She also crafts a 'jolly jacket' for her dog, Peanut, and presents it all in her wonderful, entertaining style.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy first day of Winter!

The start of winter—the winter solstice—is the darkest day of the year when the Sun reaches its most southern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting "longer," i.e., the amount of daylight begins to increase.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Riverdale "BUTTON" Collection is a beautiful series of pillows, wall hangings and tote patterns!

Each has a unique and gorgeous design featuring vintage sewing machines, scissors, and little quilt shops.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sneak Peek at what's coming in 2017 from Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson from Benartex did it again with this beautiful new Christmas fabric collection coming April 2017:

A Festive Season

Festive cardinals, delicately outlined in gold metallic, holly leaves, sprinkled with gold - Jackie’s A Festive Season is a truly rich celebration of the season. Exquisite printing and vibrant colors are the hallmarks of this collection. With two panels to choose from: cardinals or ornaments, and a sumptuous assortment of coordinating textures, A Festive Season is sure to become a classic choice for holiday quilting and decorating.

Will be available here in 2017: A Festive Season

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Well, it's started.....

Here at North Lake, when the lake starts to freeze over you know winter is starting.....

and get the boots out....

Monday, October 31, 2016

We had a lots of fun at 2016 Quilt Market this year! There were lots of great familiar faces!

Gerri Robinson

Valori Wells

Kaffe Fassett

Patrick Lose