Sunday, October 1, 2017

Introducing: Zephyr by Alice Kennedy!

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

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

AVAILABLE HERE FOR $75.40:  HALO

Zephyr-Marbled

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 www.rowbyrowexperience.com.


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: http://rowbyrowstudio.com/…/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: http://rowbyrowstudio.com/…/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:
http://www.abbimays.com/Row-By-Row-2016_c_3145.html


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.


http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/free-video---irish-holiday-quilt-by-eleanor-burns.htm

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

Booo!!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Ideas at 2017 Fall Quilt Market

Chocolatier from RJR designed by Gen X Quilters is soooo delicious!


Star Design Studios: Tall Pines Tree featuring hand dyed cottons!


Nancy Rink new Block of the Month:
Getting to Know You:





Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

2016 Fall Quilt Market

This George Brown Convention Hall is BIG - really big!
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We walked over 10,000 steps today!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Slow Cooker Chex Mix!

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Did you know that your favorite homemade Chex Mix recipe can be made in the slow cooker? Give it a try!
Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hours Total: 3 hours 10 mins
Ingredients:

    9 cups Chex cereal (I used equal parts corn, rice, and wheat Chex)
    2 cups pretzels
    1 cup Cheerios
    1 cup peanuts
    1/3 cup (6 Tablespoons) butter, melted and hot
    1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
    1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

Directions:

Add cereal, pretzels, cheerios and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.

In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt until the salt is dissolved.  Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until combined.

Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture.  Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.

Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours,  stirring at the 1 hour, 2 hour and 2.5 hour marks so that the mixture does not burn.  Then spread the mixture out onto a few baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature.  Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

*If your slow cooker does not have a tiny hole in it to let air escape, it may collect too much condensation which could make the Chex Mix get too soggy.  If that is the case, I recommend placing a towel underneath the lid of the slow cooker to collect the condensation.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quilt Shop in a Month!

Long, long 30 days in taking a really nice empty building and making it in to a completely functional and beautiful Abbimay's Quilt Shop.

Linda wanted to take her internet business to another level with a retail outlet. She made a decision on what she feels is the perfect location to serve West Michigan and said "GO".
Off we went 30 days 7 days a week 10, 12 and 14 hours a day, lots and lots of help from her posse (thank you, thank you, thank you) and here it is. First day Saturday with the doors open was a HUGE success, Still a lot of small details to work out and that will come and go. 
Future plans are to add to the inventory, plenty of new fabric and kits with a unique fabric line you will ONLY find at AbbiMays. We also have some other ideas for the store we'll share as they develop. 

Thank You again everyone who braved the snow to come in and made the first day the huge success it was.

THANK YOU ~ Bruce Hazekamp!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Grand Opening today!

There were cars in the parking lot before 10am!
The doors opened and we had a full house until closing at 5pm!  


Thank you everyone for stopping by and enjoying our Grand Opening!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Grand Opening tomorrow!

The night before the grand opening the team decorated the shop for Christmas!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Update - We've started to make our cases and flooring!


Here's my husband - Bruce - building cases.
and with son putting down the floor:
My team and I have been working all month to get the show ready.
Here's part of my teaming helping me move from my double stall garage to our new shop:

Abbi and I are loading cases (she does quilt)

Here's a fun fact: MAYS is named for the 3 surviving Mays in our middle name:



Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Retail Shop ~ Coming Soon!


Me and Abbi May


Yup - we are going to do it  ~ we are not only a web store but have grown in to a retail store too!
After 13 years as a webstore only we decided open up a retail store.

Why? Because - there's nothing more fun then hanging out with quilters (and we ran out of room to put our fabrics)!!


Webstore Customers - we're not going anywhere - we'll still be there for you with our great customer service (call us anytime)!.
Our new shop is located at:2357 Holton RdMuskegon, MI 49457

Here's the outside (yes, it was snowing last week)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yum - yum Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern



Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern
3  green onions, divided
2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/4 cup  finely chopped red peppers
2 slices  OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni
 RITZ Crackers
make it

CUT 4-inch length from green end of 1 onion; slice remaining onions. Beat cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups cheddar with mixer until blended. Stir in sliced onions and peppers. Refrigerate 1 hour.

SHAPE into ball; roll in remaining cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose and mouth; press into cheese ball to make face. Insert green onion piece into top for stem.

SERVE with crackers.