Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I am soooooooooo darn excited to be starting a BLOG! This will be a forum for POSITIVE vibes. I'll share pictures that will make you HAPPY :) ! !

Like this Vintage Ad:

My name is Joe Wood and my wife, Roxie and I own and operate ThimbleCreek Quilt Shop in Concord, CA. We get to play with fabric and color - EVERY DAY! How lucky is that? I'll be sharing our quilt shop with you - new patterns, new fabric, new projects, new ideas, new, new, get the idea. And, I'll be celebrating the little things in life - like recipes, movie reviews, "thoughts for the day", and pictures of fun and interesting "stuff". We all need some positive vibes and I'll be here sending out those POSITIVE VIBES!!!!

To create is important to me. I am inspired by everything I see - and my mind reels with creative ideas. Unleash the creativity that lies in all of us.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues." - Duke Ellington

To celebrate the launching of the Piece by Piece blog, I am starting a new "Civil War Fat Quarter Club". This is a 12 month program. Every month you'll receive 4 Civil War fat quarters and a F R E E pattern. The plan is to make four blocks of each pattern every month. There will be alternate blocks that will pull it all together with a "chain." You'll need a background fabric - I am using a cream solid. All blocks are 6" and your finished quilt will be approximately 60" x 72". Join me and we'll make this awesome quilt together!!!

COST: $20 Month #1 and $10/month for Months #2 - 12. If you decide on the same cream background that I am using, we have it available at $6.99 a yard and I'd suggest two yards to get you started. There are a limited number of spaces and you have the first opportunity as a first time Piece by Piece Quilts blog reader to join. I am so excited about this project - let's make this DYNAMITE quilt together!! Here's the first month's pattern and fabrics!

Simply call the shop to join this club! (Or, e-mail me at and I'll call you!) I'm excited to make this quilt WITH YOU!!! ThimbleCreek - (925) 676-5522

What's a blog without a give-a-way? To celebrate my first blog entry, we're giving away Spring Thyme, a ThimbleCreek kit! Roxie designed this vintage applique quilt and I want YOU to win this kit! A random drawing will determine the winner from all responses on May 20th!

All you have to do to enter is refer a friend to my blog - just respond to this blog entry - just tell me you've referred a friend and I'll enter your name in the drawing!

I can't wait to hear from YOU!

The "banner" on my blog is a partial picture of my first block-of-the-month! It's called Ryokan which roughly translates to Japanese Inn. I have used all Japanese fabrics for the houses and the mini-blocks within the blocks are made from my favorite, hand-dyed Cherrywood fabrics. It SOLD OUT quickly, but I am keeping a Waiting List - hoping to start a second wave. Contact the shop to get on the list! Or, e-mail me indicating your interest.

Together we'll take this blogging journey!! PLEASE check back often for fun and new inspiration! Check out our website for more good "stuff"!!!

I look forward to talking to you often!!!