Monday, October 10, 2011

My Future looks brighter already.

October 2011
Over the weekend, I received a wonderful prize from a contest I won over at Sew News Magazine via Facebook.  A Triple Bright Lamp from Daylight arrived just in time for my update of the sewing room.  What a wonderful treat.  I had no idea of  what to expect, or if I needed help putting it together, but I handled it myself easily and the directions were wonderful.  This lamp is AWESOME.  If you are having trouble with colors choices, or just need extra light in certain corners of your room, ( it’s adjustable) this is worth checking out. Thank you, thank you, thank you for my Triple Bright Lamp!!

My sewing room feels warmer already.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Email Sale

Stitch a book – create your own cover-
Fall 2011  Email Sale

Vinyl Binder Prices will be increasing in 2012, so this is your time to get what you need for the Holidays.

From Sept 15 to 30th:
Free Batting with every binder.
30% off if you buy 2 of a kind in binders or subjects
40% off if you buy 3 of a kind in binders or subjects.
Example: If you buy 2 medium binders and 2 address books, the regular price is   $54.00 plus S+H.   September pricing would be $37.80.
If you buy 3 Cookbooks,  regular price would be $45.00, September pricing would be $27.00.
I’ll throw in the Cover Instructions for FREE if you need it.

Here’s what you do.
1)      Go to
2)      Pick out your favorite items
3)      Email me with your list. Remember : One subject fits into a Medium binder and
Two subjects fit into the Large Binder.

Email me:

And -Create your own cover-

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cutest Quilt Shop in Payson, AZ. is "Quilting Sisters"

If you get a chance to cool off this Summer and drive up North to cool country, make sure you have some time to stop at Quilting Sisters in Payson. Owned by Cheryl Dolby, this quaint clean and friendly store is a treat. The really neat feature of this store is the huge stone fireplace, giving the store a real cozy feel.  They have loads of bright fun fabric, and the quilt samples are bright and modern too.  Quilting Sisters is currently carrying Bernina sewing machines. Check out their website at or on Facebook.
Quilting Sisters
904 N. Beeline Highway
Suite E
Payson, AZ 85541

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stitch a book recommends using the "SQUARE" for taking credit cards.

My most recent show in Columbus, Ohio was my first opportunity to use the “Square”. 
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. Like a Charm, in fact. It’s easy, fast, and reliable.  I needed to upgrade my phone to an Android System, and that was and is worth its weight in gold as well. (I love my new Sprint Epic!!!) The “Square” is a one inch square sized attachment to your smart phone that has a divot in it that allows you to swipe credit cards. The transaction is approved within seconds, and the funds are deposited to your account within days.  Any vendors still using the old “knuckle- busters” need to check into the “Square”.   Highly recommended by Stitch a book.

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Totaly Tidy" Carolyn Woods changed my life. ( and my sewing room).

I met Carolyn Woods just before her book came out earlier this year.  She is an adorable, perky brunette, whose passion for keeping you TIDY is her goal. I attended the Book Premier at the oldest Quilt Shop in Phoenix, The Quilted Apple in May 2011.  After reading her book, “ORGANIZING SOLUTIONS for Every Quilter” I knew it was time to tame the stash room.  Wow what a difference. I now can go into my sewing room and A) Know where everything is and B) Have an “Urgent” to do project bin and “Whenever” project bin.  A lot of tips from the book are make-sense, and the pictures are great too.  I highly recommend you get your copy and get your Sewing Room in good order. It makes you feel good. Here is Carolyn’s information and enjoy looking at MY sewing room transformation. Carolyn can be  found at
Her book is now #1 in the Quilting titles at Amazon!!! You go girl. Available here:

 These are obviously the before pictures !!!!  Now look at the Transformation !!

Thank you so much Carolyn,  and everyone, order her book from Amazon !!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My "Undated Planner" is a great idea for many reasons. Here are a few.

If you have an untraditional work week, or you just need to jot down a few things per day, be it appointments, or a goal list or a "To Do ToDay" List, the Undated Planner is a great tool.  Inspired by my Niece, Molly, the Undated Planner can easily go into a backpack for students. She wanted to notate her Yoga classes and traditional classes, and is rarely without a planner. It also doubled as a daily journal  for her too. It could  also be used for:
-Sporting Events
-Social Calendar
-Chart Family Events
--Daily Affirmations
--Daily Prayers

The "Undated Planners "are 8.5 x 5.5 and fit perfectly in the Medium "Stitch a book" Binder. Order yours today. You will FEEL BETTER when you are BETTER ORGANIZED !!.
Visit to order yours today.

Here is a recent picture of myself with my Niece Molly.  She is one of the Loves of my Life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Show-ing Off" from the blog of Heather Gooch of

Show-ing Off

It has been crazy in my household for a number of reasons in the past six weeks, but despite the sogginess, the sickness and the altogether busyness, I was able to squeeze in visits to two very different, but fun local events.
First, I attended the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, which took place in Cleveland March 24-26. The Expo has also already taken place in Atlanta, Chicago, Lakeland, FL, and Worcester, MA. This fall, it will take place in Chantilly, VA, Kansas City, MO, and Minneapolis.
So many wonderful things were on display, even outside of the booth area. There was the “If These Quilts Could Talk” exhibit from the Alliance for American Quilts. The Rust-Tex Collection was simply breathtaking, with its array of rust-dyed fabric creations. Although I encourage you to find this on display in person before it goes away in 2012, Rust-Tex does have the pieces pictured online here.
The “Thread Tails and Vapor Trails” display honors the centennial of Naval Aviation through 40 quilts. Again, winners are displayed online here, but check out tour dates to see them up close.
I was particularly enamored by “The Stuff Dreams are Made of” gallery, curated by the American Sewing Guild’s Janelle Archer. The gowns on display featured such intricate work, reflective of the fantasy worlds they were designed to represent. My favorites had to be the winter wedding dress and autumn bridesmaid gown. Oh, how I wish they allowed photography in the gallery area! If anyone knows where this collection is housed online, please let me know.
In the exhibit hall, I met some great people, including Kim Hansen of Fasturn, Medford, OR. To showcase the Fasturn Fabric Tube Turning System, Kim was teaching an easy make it-take it project to legions of willing expo attendees while her husband, co-owner Dan Tilton, ran the register a few feet away. The Celtic Knot Bracelet was fun to do, and a great way to give Kim a chance to talk about her product as we chose our materials and wove away. My bracelet turned out lovely, but I’d rather show you Kim’s earring, necklace and belt creations, all variations on the same basic weave:
Also having a great show was Lori Mulholland at Stitch A Book, which gives quilters an easy way to show off their skill on the cover of their day planner, cookbook, photo album or other binder-type cover. Mulholland’s site offers not only the patterns and tips for getting the ideal project, but the binders and fillers (calendars, for example) as well. She’s looking for commission-based representatives, by the way!
Last but not least, the patent-pending El-EGG-ant Hooks ergonomic crochet hook from Magique Enterprises not only caught my eye, but made a great birthday gift for my mother-in-law, who has rhumetoid arthritis. I also am forever indebted to the wonderful gentleman running the booth, who tracked me down to hand me back the checkbook I left there! Whoops!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Subject: The Smart File

This is my new subject and was  premiered in Cleveland and Chicago. It sold very well. There are 9 zipper lock  style plastic  bags with cardstock in them for multi-purpose use. Couponing, Scrapbooking, Quilting, etc. Both sides could be used. Then there are 3 more zipper lock style plastic bags that have die- cut  slits in them to hold gift cards, store loyalty cards, frequent buyers cards etc. THEN....there's 50 sheets of lined paper to make notes. These are not on the website yet, but sell for 12.00.  If you are a Quilter, you can get the Smart File with graph paper instead of lined paper for the same price. Contact me directly for any sales of the Smart File.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pictures from the road

Here are pictures from the Chicago Show at the Shaumburg Center, March 30, Apr 1 and 2, 2011.

Home from the Midwest

Returning from the Midwest with a cold to boot! Stitch a book was in Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Il for the Quilt Shows there. I made a lot of friends, and met many good contacts there too.Thanks to all of the wonderful folks that turned out to the shows. I know you will be enjoying your  new "Stitch a book" projects.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My First Entry

Hello There, and welcome to the Stitch a book blog. I am Lori Mulholland, owner and creator of Stitch a book and, since 2006. Stitch a book is a home-based business located in Phoenix, AZ.  My target audience are those who sew. In a nutshell I sell binders, cover instructions and subjects. To see the full line, please visit the website I also have a Facebook Page:. Stitch a book Product/Service. I would appreciate you going there and liking that too. I need more LIKES !!!!  I am over 50 years old, so that's why I'm a little behind in this Social Media Business.                                      
My products are currently available for sale in Quilt Shops in the Phoenix, AZ area, and online.  I love Shop Hops and I am currently on the road  and have  booths selling my wares at Quilt Shows. I meet very interesting women, and will go into detail later with pictures from the road.....  
Hey Blogsville.....Stitch a book is here.