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Sewlovelee is a Quilt Sampler Top Shop

Just Beachy shown on the beach
Cover, Quilt Sampler magazine, spring/summer 2022 edition
Just Beachy

Quilt Sampler® magazine is available

The Spring/Summer issue of Quilt Sampler® hit the shelves Friday, April 29. We've got plenty of copies in stock but when they're gone, that's it. Buy a copy. Everyone who buys a magazine between now and May 14 will be entered into a drawing for the Northern Neck Gift Basket featuring a quilt made at SewloveleeTM and other items, such as wine and experiences, representing the diversity and abundance of the Northern Neck. The drawing will be held Saturday, May 14 and you do not need to be present to win.

The first 210 people who buy the magazine at Sewlovelee will also receive a goodie bag—a reusable (pink!) shopping bag that gives owners 10% back every time it's used at Sewlovelee plus swag, coupons, fabric, and more from local businesses.

What you'll find inside the magazine: A multi-page spread showing the many beautiful fabrics, shop samples, and quilts for sale inside the shop; the designed-for-Quilt Sampler quilt Just Beachy and the pattern; and local places to visit while you're in Irvington.


(Images, above: Designed by Lee Taylor. Used with permission from Quilt Sampler® magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All Rights Reserved.)
Updated: April 30, 2022

Buy the Just Beachy kit

The Just Beachy Quilt Kit is available! Buy the kit online or in the shop.

The project, created for the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of the magazine, uses fat quarters of various Hoffman batiks, including a crab print in two colorways designed by Sewlovelee.

The kit for this 52.5" square quilt includes fabric for the top and binding. Want the same fabric in the quilt for the back? We've got that, though stock may vary. (See our Batik section for options.)

Designed by Lee Taylor. Used with permission from Quilt Sampler® magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Updated: April 30, 2022
Just Beachy on the beach
Just Beachy
Win the Northern Neck Gift Basket

We're thrilled that so many local businesses are joining in on promoting the NNK with the Northern Neck Gift Basket giveaway, part of our being named a Top Shop! The drawing takes place Saturday, May 14.

Items as of April 30:

~ Mini crab pot (Christmas tree ornament) from Callao Hometown Community Association
~ Gift certificate from Cathy's Unique Pursuits
~ Gift card to Chesapeake Doughnut Co
~ Chocolates from the Country Cottage
Good Luck Cellars gift certificate
~ Six batik fabric bundles from Hoffman California Fabrics
~ NNK map shirt from Irvington Home Goods and Sweet Tea Boutique
~ Two tickets to Lancaster By the Bay Chamber's Taste by the Bay 2022 event
~ A bag of Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel popcorn and $25 in popcorn cash from Northern Neck Popcorn Bag
~ Two bottles of Northern Neck Sauce
~ Gift certificate and sailboat dish from Objects, Art and More
~ Gift certificate for Papeterie
Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts tickets for September 10, 2022 performance
~ Rappahannock Record annual subscription
~ Sail & Surf Adventures two-hour sailing charter of winners choice
~ Sewlovelee handmade nautical quilt
Steamboat Era Museum membership, book, water bottles, two free admissions
~ Super fab belt from The Dandelion
~ Two tastings at The Hope and Glory Inn
~ Mug and gift certificate from The Local
~ Gift card from The Office Bistro
~ Gift certificate to The Tides Inn
~ Cozy top and gift certificate to Windswept Experience & Supply, Co

Updated: April 30, 2022
The Northern Neck Gift Basket
Check out these other outstanding local businesses

More than 20 small businesses on the NNK have supported the Northern Neck Gift Basket and goodie bags associated with our recognition by Quilt Sampler magazine.

We're supporting them right back with the
While visiting Sewlovelee on the Northern Neck, check out these other outstanding local businesses map. These businesses are looking forward to seeing you while you're here so be sure to stop by.

Update: April 19, 2022
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There's great news to share. . . SewloveleeTM has been named a Top Shop by Quilt Sampler® magazine!

From the press release:

Local Quilt Shop Featured in Better Homes & Gardens® Quilt Sampler® Magazine

Sewlovelee, a quilt shop in Irvington, Virginia, has been chosen as one of the shops from across North America to be featured in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, published by Better Homes & Gardens. The issue will be available on newsstands on April 29, 2022. Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops since 1995.

The international magazine will include a multi-page spread and pictures of and the pattern for the designed-for-the-magazine quilt Just Beachy!

Save the dates Friday-Saturday, April 29 and 30 for the magazine drop and festivities. Everyone who purchases the magazine will receive a Sewlovelee goodie bag filled with items from the shop and local businesses and will also be entered into a drawing for the Northern Neck gift basket. The drawing takes place Saturday, May 14 and you do not have to be present to win.

Stay tuned here, to the newsletter (if you’re not signed up, sign up now), and to social (Facebook, Instagram) for details about the magazine and the celebration!

Updated: March 3, 2022

Exterior of Sewlovelee; Better Homes & Gardens Top Shop logo in banner in left upper corner