October 31, 2013

Customer Compassion: Veteran Wheelchair Bags by Jean Mitchell Kinnison

Jean (left) and Maria Almes, Chief of Voluntary Services at Mather Air Base Hospital  
To all of us here at Beverly's, there's no greater joy than seeing our customers put time, love and devotion into their creative work. Just a few days ago, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jean Mitchell Kinnison, a local California customer.

Jean's beautiful wheelchair bags on display!
Jean specializes in creating wheelchair storage bags for wounded and recovering veterans at Mather Air Base Hospital and the Martinez County Hospital. We were very humbled to learn that Jean selects her fabrics and materials from her local Beverly's retail store in Rocklin, California!

A second look at Jean's work.
To date, Jean has created at least 208 of these special bags. We're not sure if Jean has plans to craft more of these beautiful bags, but we sure hope she does! In addition to her wheelchair bags, Jean also crochets lap robes to help keep our rehabilitating veterans warm and cozy.

We would like to extend gratitude to Jean and Kim, manager of the Rocklin Beverly's, for reaching out and sharing these images with us. We love seeing what our customers are doing with the products they purchase from our retail stores and online, so please remember to keep in touch via Facebook and in the comments section below!

October 30, 2013

An Abundance of Snaps, Crackers and Pops!

Beautiful bundles of Batik flair: Snaps, Crackers and Pops!
Our warehouse is bursting with Bali Snaps, Crackers and Pops, the beautiful bundles of hand-dyed Batik fabric that you've come to know and love! Each bundle from Hoffman Fabrics features small fabric cuts in a variety of different colors, making them an ideal choice for quilters or seamstresses who just want to add a bit of painterly flair to their next project.

Have you created something that you're proud of using these great Bali bundles? Feel free to connect with us on Facebook and share!

October 29, 2013

Find a Little Coastal Comfort with Seaside Escape

"Repeating Stripe" from the Seaside Escape collection
The Seaside Escape collection, designed by David Carter Brown and produced by Wilmington Prints, is one of the best coastal themed collections we’ve ever seen! It channels a look that is uniquely New England: all striped lighthouses, beautiful sailboats and tranquil sun-drenched shores. If you’re a fan of nautical fabrics, Seaside Escape will fit comfortably in your growing fabric stash.

"Packed Lighthouses" from the Seaside Escape collection
Use this free project from Wilmington to create a beautiful throw quilt that will drape over a sofa beautifully or make a wonderful gift for a shore-loving family member or friend. Our favorite aspect of this quilt pattern is the way the triangle corners echo the shape of the sails!

"Packed Motifs" from the Seaside Escape collection
"Scenic" from the Seaside Escape collection
Even if you won’t be using this pattern with Seaside Escape, there are many other options for you to choose from: interior décor accents, apparel, kitchen materials and much more. Because of the sunniness of this collection, we think that it will make a perfect seasonal selection come spring or summer!