Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Well it is officially that time of year! We are in the middle of Chanukah and days from Christmas & Kwanzaa! And boy do we have some holiday weather here! We had day off because of all the snow yesterday! And on Wednesday we had a fun baking day! We kind of needed yesterday off to come down from our sugar high! Here are a few of my favorite shots from Baking Day.

They kept giggling for this photo!
Then Bernie walked in and that made them giggle more!
Meghan looking through the cookies
Meghan's Rolo Turtles. Place Rolo onto pretzel, heat in oven for a few minutes, push pecan into Rolo! Voila!

More Cookies!
Getting Sassy in the kitchen.
Left: Meghan's Letter cookies and Right: Alayna
Bernie sure was excited to see all these cookies!

It sure is fun working here! Can't you tell! =] Well I am taking a little vacation after Christmas, so there won't be any blog posts until the New Year! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! Eat lots of yummies and enjoy the brisk weather! Talk to you in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quilt Magazine

A little while ago I showed a sneak peek of a project that would be appearing in Quilt Magazine. It is finally out! Yay! We are very excited about this bag! It is a quick but fabulous carry-all purse that looks complicated but goes together in a flash! It is called "My Garden Bag" and you can find the instructions on pages 38-40 of the February/March Issue. Plus they (being Quilt Mag) are doing kits for the fabrics shown in the magazine! (the line is Bird Song by Yuko Hasegawa for RJR) The buttons we used are from Hillcreek Designs, they add the perfect touch!

On the Left is the original Sneak Peek & on the Right is the Full View!
This is the bag that is featured in the magazine and will be kitted! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

We have chosen the Winners for our 'Holiday Hot Bowl Hot Pad Kit & Kaboodle' Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who participated! It was great hearing what everyone does for the approaching holidays! Winners please send your mailing info to

11. Anonymous said...
I like the red and white in the white bowl. Two tone quilt projects look nice, in red and white they will look festive. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
16. Galena Bay Novelty Fabrics said...
The green bowl is perfect for my Christmas butternut Squash and Bacon Soup. We have an old set of Swedish Angel Candle Chimes that we always light on Christmas Day for dinner even though we now have to send to Holland to get the candles. My wife and our customers love your patterns! -Trevor

Monday, December 19, 2011

Flirty Skirty

Flirty Skirty Pattern made by MaryEllen Laughary

This fun little skirt is getting us in the Holiday Spirit! This is the Flirty Skirty pattern made by MaryEllen Laughary for her granddaughter Leyvie! She is going to look like an adorable little candy cane, and we have been promised photos!

There will definitely be a follow up post about this one so we can see little Miss Leyvie in her fun Christmas Skirt! Wow... Christmas really snuck up on me this year! I can't believe it is this weekend!

Don't forget to enter the Holiday Hot Bowl Hot Pad Kit & Kaboodle Giveaway! (Wow that is a mouthful!!) Comment on the post below!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Giveaway!

The Holidays are a time for giving, and what better way to give then hold a fun Giveaway! We are giving away 2 Hot Bowl Hot Pad Kits! Each kit includes:
     -Cute Soup Bowl
     -3 Coordinating Fat Quarters
     -Matching Polka Dot Vinyl
     -Warm Tater Batting (Microwave Safe)
     -Hot Bowl Hot Pad Pattern
     -Yummy Candy Cane

They have everything you will need to make a Hot Bowl Pad & Spatter Guard! So, save your fingers from a bowl-burn and ENTER!

Entering is easy! Just comment on this post saying which bowl you would prefer and a fun Holiday tradition you have! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add your email to the comment so we can contact you if you win! (If you are afraid of getting spam email, you can write it like this: blog(at)wpcreek(dot)com ) We want to make sure we can get the winners their goods! The contest will be closing Tuesday December 20th at 8 AM and winners will be chosen shortly after by! Go Comment Away!

All this red & white makes me want a Candy Cane... good thing we got extra! =]
Good Luck & Happy Holidays!
     -the WPCreek Gang!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks for participating!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Caterwauling Tales Freebies

The fabric has been shipped and is starting to appear in quilt stores everywhere! That means it is time for some new FREE Projects! We have 3 fun new projects for the new Caterwauling Tales fabric line! They all use the panel and go together quickly! The First Project is a Wall Hanging!

This fun wall hanging coordinates with the Caterwauling Tales Quilt and has the fun same scrapbook look! Pick your favorite three panels to showcase! Wall Hanging finishes 17" x 42"

These Pillow Shams are in one free pattern! They are the perfect size to slip over a standard size pillow! The top black background pillow uses the extra decorative strips from the panel that are just cut away for all the other patterns! Put these fun strips to work in a pretty cascade of color on the Caterwauling Tales Pillow Sham. The bottom pink and blue pillow could be made in your favorite colors to add a pop of color to your bed! These pillow shams can be quilted to add a little extra loft and comfort! Each sham finishes 20" x 30" and fits standard and slightly larger pillows!
The Caterwauling Toss Pillow has a fun Flower Flange around it and fits a 16" pillow form. This pillow also is quilted and would be the perfect addition to any other Caterwauling Tales project! It also has adopted the same scrapbook style so pick your favorite panel and give it it's own personal pillow!

Well those are our freebies! You can click the photos to be taken to the PDF or head over to the Freebies Tab! We hope you like them! And like always, if you make one up, we would love to display it on here and facebook! Send pictures!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Another Magazine Project! This one is for Fons & Porter! They are bags and super cute! It is going to be tough not to show full photos of these ones! So, here is the little sneak peek! It will be months before we get to show the full thing, but trust me, they are worth the wait! These little guys go together so quickly we have made 5 already and 4 more in the works! They will be out just in time to make a little bag for summer! Oh summer, how I miss thee! =]

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gable Alfano

Gable is one of our loyal Facebook friends! She has posted many pictures of the bags she makes! And the Pockets a Plenty is her very favorite! We have seen four of these she has made and each one is adorable! We love to keep seeing what she comes up with and what fabric combinations she creates! Thanks Gable for sharing the bag with us! 

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sneak Peek!

We have made another project for Quilt Magazine! This one will be coming out in Summer 2012 so keep your eyes peeled! It is made up in Hoffman's Watermelon Batiks and solid white! I can't tell you what it is yet, but feel free to guess away!

It's a bird.... It's a plane.... It's Superman! =] 
It's really pretty whatever it is! Stay tuned to find out!

Friday, December 9, 2011

June Wrogg

June Wrogg made the Scrap Bag Cuties up in some adorable Moda fabrics! She was a little hesitant because this was her first bag with elastic, but she did amazing and it looks fabulous! June took it as her travel purse on a trip to Florida and loved it!

Scrap Bag Cuties come with 3 different purse patterns and can be made from a jelly roll or scraps!

Thank you June for letting us feature your bag! It turned out great!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Charming Baby

We also made the Charming Baby up in Daisy Cottage by Riley Blake for Clotilde. It is different for colors for us, but we like how it turned out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stars on Point

Clotilde has asked us to make a few of our patterns to be kitted and put in their Spring Catalog! We were very excited and humbled by this opportunity and started as soon as the fabric arrived! The first one we worked on is the Stars on Point! They sent us some beautiful batiks from PT Batik Danar Hadi and we paired them with a solid white. The vibrant colors of the batiks stand out amazingly from the white! It is not bound yet but here is the quilt! I was too excited to show it off!

 Amazing quilting done by Kristy Wolf from Wolf Creek Quilting

And see all that snow on the ground! Yup, it is officially cold out! Brrrr!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Barbara Rorabaugh

Look what Barbara came into the Quilt Store wearing! Barbara Rorabaugh came into the Quilt Store for the Bella Bella Show & Tell wearing a Zerba Bag! She made hers up in black and gold batiks and added a jumbo antique gold textured paisley button to the pocket. It looks gorgeous! The button is by Hillcreek Designs and they add a little pizzazz to every project! She was hesitant to take a photo but she is just darling! Thank you Barbara for letting us take your photo and share it with the world!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts

We have been featured in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting's Winter 2011 Easy Quilts Issue! (WOW that was a mouthful!) We made a fun whimsical tree table topper! It is made in Sue's Caterwauling Tales line for RJR. In the issue they show it made up in some traditional green and read fabrics and it is just as cute! There are 19 quick, simple, fun and easy-to-make weekend projects in this issue! Check it out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since we will be spending time with our families for the rest of the week we decided to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all today!

What we are most thankful for here at Whistlepig is you! Our amazing customers! So, Thank YOU! We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend filled with delicious food, family, football, fabric and shopping! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Claudia Mielinski

Claudia has been a customer of Whistlepig's for years, and boy does she have a story to tell! This amazing women has had some ups and downs with the quilting world but a love of fabric has kept bringing her back! The bag Claudia was wearing at Market is the E-Cozy Carrier! " It is the perfect size for a wallet, keys, cards and cell phone. We sell the pattern to ladies for bags to use on a cruise too! Even with all the essentials I still had plenty of room for my Nook, Claudia says."

Claudia has a shop, Accent on Quilting, that is about 14 months old and they have already moved into a larger location! They are located in Orange City, Florida just off of Interstate-4 between Daytona Beach and Orlando. If you are in the area you have to stop by! They are a full service quilt shop carrying 3000 bolts of fabric, notions, books, pattern and gift items, plus they have classes and long arm services! 

"Accent On Quilting grew out of a love of fabric.  I had a shop in Pass Christian, MS that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. My husband and I stuck it out in MS for about 6 months, then moved to Central Florida.  It took me a while but I just could not stay away from the quilting business. Retirement is not for me! So, I started a website. In about a year I ran out of space in the house and starting looking for a warehouse space.  I found a retail space that was wonderful (and cheaper). Ever get the feeling you are being pushed by 'the big guy upstairs?' Ya just can't say 'no.' So, the physical shop was opened and we have been doing great ever since." - Claudia Mielinski

Thanks Claudia for the wonderful photos ans story! If I ever find myself in Florida, I am stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Peggy Nehring

Peggy came walking into our booth wearing an animal print Flip Flap Bag! This wildly fun over-the-shoulder fat-quarter friendly bag has two hidden pockets which proved to be perfect for business cards and credit cards at market! Peggy was at Market representing Quilt N' Sew Connection, a large and lovely quilt shop in Prescott Valley, Arizona. They are "Prescott Valley's best resource for quilting, machine embroidery and sewing!" So next time you are in the area, stop by for some fun! They also have a very fun and active Facebook page, so go check it out and see what they have been up to! Thank you Peggy for the beautiful shot with your fun Flip Flap Bag!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Julie & Lenore

Julie and Lenore were sitting across from our booth at RJR, picking out fabric for their store Miles of Stitches! Kristy spotted the Sweet Retreat bags and pulled them into the for a photo after their meeting! We LOVE how they turned out! Julie's blue and orange (Go Broncos!) geckos are great! And Lenore's blue and brown scrappy bag make us smile! Miles of Stitches is Quilt Store in Mid-Michigan with everything a quilter could ever want! They have a large selection of batiks, backing fabrics, brights, children's, civil war and many more collections! Plus they have a long-arm quilting service, batting by the yard and package, notions, patterns and books! Stop in if you are ever near Hemlock, Michigan. Thanks girls for letting us take your picture! The bags turned out amazing!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kathy Regan

Kathy came strolling into our booth at Market sporting a Six Pack Stack bag. This pattern takes 6 fat quarters and turns them into a 14" x 18" reversible tote! On the outside Kathy used “Housework Whenever” fabric by Sharon Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics and some fun color coordinating polka dots. Kathy and her husband own The Cotton Cabin Quilt Shop in historical downtown Dubuque, Iowa. The shop has just about everything a quilter could ask for: Fabric, Wool, Kits, Stitcheries, Longarm Quilting, Retreats and More!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sally De La Haye

The BEST part of Market was seeing ladies walking around with Whistlepig Bags! Sally De La Haye was commandeered by Kristy during Sample Spree when she walked by wearing an adorable Zerba Bag! Kristy was very excited because she designed the Zerba and Sally was more than happy to show it off! She made it up in Lime and Black Batiks! It looks great! We then saw Sally again in our booth sporting a BYOB II! Monogrammed with an 'S' for Sally and made up in all gorgeous Fall themed Batiks, the bag stood out! We begged for another picture! Sally has been teaching at Calico Cats Sewing Center in Lake Jackson, Texas since 2006! She also has a degree in Art Education, this explains the beautiful color combinations in her bags! Thanks for wearing the Whistlepig Bags Sally! We hope to see you again in the near future! (Spring Market perhaps?)