Monday, April 23, 2018

Red Crinoline Quilts Retreat!!! Yippee!!!


are heading to Menasha, WI to celebrate the Holiday Season
and hang out with Primitive Gatherings!!!

What a fun time we have planned for all of you...!  Sixteen of you will get to stay at the Primitive Gatherings Retreat House while enjoying the event!  We'll all be camped out at a all of you the fun experience of being together, sewing, laughing, eating, and having a blast!

November 13 - 19, 2018

It's time to head back Menasha, WI
to the Primitive Gatherings Retreat House!
(lodging limited to 16 people)  Class limited to 20 students
Join Red Crinoline Quilts (Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison) where they will be instructing TWO NEW QUILT DESIGNS!

Now for the details....

 Early admission to Primitive Gatherings Christmas Open House (it's AWESOME!)

  Six nights lodging in Primitive Gatherings Retreat House

  Two days of classes with Red Crinoline's Paula Barnes
& Mary Ellen Robison

  Two new quilt designs (kits INCLUDED) from Paula's
new fabric line from Marcus Brothers

  One day full of demos, tips & tricks and some
"hands-on" with Mary Ellen Robison

  Transportation to and from JJ Stitches Quilt Shop and
Country Sampler Quilt Shop

  Breakfast each day along with lunch provided on
class and demo days
(dinner on your own - kitchen available, deliver in, or
dine at many restaurants in the area)

  Free days to antique and enjoy additional "retail therapy"
(a.k.a.... .shop 'til you drop)

Tour of Primitive Gatherings warehouse and
Lisa's Design Studio

All travel arrangements to/from/and during the retreat are the responsibility of each individual with the exception of our group trip to JJ Stitches and Country Sampler Quilt Shops.

Retreat Fee:                $1200 
Deposit:                       $250    Check only - payable upon registration
Final Payment:            Due by September 13, 2018 
Non-Refundable:        After October 13, 2018

Email: to request a registration form (by email) print and complete in full (please SIGN) and mail with your $250 deposit check (payable to OGC) to:

Gloria Parsons   7625  Putters Cove Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32256

Olde Green Cupboard Designs - Event Planner
contact:  Gloria Parsons  904-742-1100 for information/questions
Each person must complete a registration form.

Friday, April 20, 2018

What Great Ideas!!!

Hi Gang!!

I wanted to share a few GREAT IDEAS with you related to..... PLASTIC!!!

Have you ever seen or used the adhesive placemats?  They are more common with babies.... to use in restaurants on the high chair or table!   These are perfect to have around the house and to use when you are working on different projects.... using glue?  Painting?  Clay? ... anything that may make a nasty mess on your work surface... Use one or two... how ever many you need to cover your work surface...then simply peel away and toss when you are finished! 

Do you have wee ones at home that like to color, use water color paint, colored pencils or markers... these are PERFECT!  No more worry about the mess on the table.

Here is my other plastic "love".... simple plastic shower caps.  OH MY GOSH... I use these for everything...   I cover bowls of food that go in the refrigerator.... when I cut my wool strips for my rug hooking, I put all of my wool strips down inside... it captures all of the "wool fuzz" in the bottom!   Sorters... yes I use them to sort items .... thread, floss, fabric strips... on and on!!!  Get yourself a package of them... then think of all the things you do daily.... how you can use them.  You will thank me.... I just know it!

There... you have it... two new ideas to use in your home and in your sewing studio!  

I'm thinking of blogging about how to design your sewing studio with fun new looks.... how to take an item that is normally used in the home... and using that same item in your sewing studio and change the entire dynamics of it's use.  Does that sound interesting?    Of course... my first love is the "Farmhouse" look!   I think I may start there.... with the galvanized look.....  

Stay tuned!


There's a "gremlin" around here.....

Oh yes.... he's a crazy "gremlin".... he seems to send you all old posts from our blog!!!!

Who are you????    So sorry for the old blog posting....  I'll try to find this little fellow and tell him to


Gloria, Vicky & Heather