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"M" is for Mother Sale

Greetings Quilters, 

 Many, many thanks for all who took advantage of the March Madness Sale. It was a lot of work, but rewarding in several ways. Besides scoring some great bargains on fabrics and notions, we hope all of you had a fun time following the roller coaster ride of March Madness. 

May has arrived with flowers, showers, and upcoming Quilt Shows.  May also brings Mother's Day. Mothers put up with a lot. I know mine did.

What a diplomat! Convincing a sick kid to go the doctor - nothing short of amazing. But gently breaking the realization to a hedonistic narcissistic 5 year old, that just because the doctor, nurse, pharmacist, etc. keeps asking them their birthday - does not mean they are going to get them a gift for their birthday- well that deserves praise. Oh, and don't forget the "you're going to die" talk. That is a tough one. 

Mothers rightly deserve recognition and thanks. So, in honor of mothers - past, present, and future -


*20% Off Fabrics manufactured by companies whose name begin with the letter "M" (Moda, Michael Miller, Marcus, Maywood, M&S Textiles) 

* Excluded are all $4.99 fabrics.   

* Begins now - Ends - 5/15/2022

*Online customers use the coupon code - Mother22



                                    Bear Essentials

*Classes at the Sewing Doc

Come join us for a fun class learning to use a few of the Creative Grids rulers! Class will run from July-January and will feature a monthly ruler to complete this beautiful sampler! 
Class will be at Sewing Doc and will be held the 4th Saturday of the month from 10-1. There are two sizes that students can do: 58" x 68" or 66" x 75". Rulers needed are : Creative Grids Strippy stars, Cat's Cradle, Ultimate Flying Geese ruler, and Pineapple Trim tool. 

Instructor:  Angie Jacob
Cost: $20.00 a class

*Events - 

**East Cobb Quilters Quilt Georgia Celebrates Quilts  2022 Quilt Show & Market * June 9-11 * Cobb County Civic Center * 548 South Marietta Parkway SE Marietta, GA 30060 * 10 AM -5 PM * Admission $10 * Show casing 2000 ECQG Raffle Quilt "Rhapsody" (94" X 104") * Raffle Tickets $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00 * Top Quilting Vendors * Quilts for Sale * Basket Raffle * Sewing Studio Raffle * Fabric Postcards * Student Block Party * For Additional Information Please Visit  

** For a comprehensive look into the Quilting events scheduled throughout the summer months in Georgia (there are way too many to list) please copy and paste the following into your browser:;events&rciv=evn&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv5fXFwsb3AhUOn-AKHWdQCGMQ8eoFKAJ6BAgQEA8#htivrt=events&htidocid=L2F1dGhvcml0eS9ob3Jpem9uL2NsdXN0ZXJlZF9ldmVudC8yMDIyLTA1LTIyfDExNTAxMDkyNDgwMjIwNDY0ODIy&fpstate=tldetail

As Mother’s Day is rushing upon us we   This is just a brief note to tell you of some last minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:
*Best Press –   The great and flavor rich starch alternative (plus it last longer than that bouquet you were thing about getting her). 
Impregnated with heavenly aromas and pastel spring colors it can make ironing almost a sinful experience! 

Personally I am still waiting for a chocolate chip cookie flavor – you know it smells like cookies cooking when you touch a hot iron to the fabric -  Low in cholesterol, sodium, sugar free, no free radicals - I wonder how many calories are involved in smell??! Well until they invent my “flavor” we have in stock the following gallon refill flavors:
Lavender Fields
Caribbean Beach
Linen Fresh

*Gift Certificates – Great for those mothers and mother-in-laws visiting from Mars,  living in 60’ s free love communes, or just far away.  The great news is you can purchase them 24/7 online at (just click on “Shop Online”)  and you can purchase them in various amounts. What better way to “best” your younger sister – after all, remember, we are a competitive species.  
*Fabric – Feeling guilt over the mother-in-law – “The woman just doesn’t like me” feeling – Time for quilt therapy - “Quilt to Eliminate Guilt”. 
We have a great selection of Quilt Shop Quality fabrics from most of the revered fabric companies including but not limited to Moda, Hoffman, Kaufman, Windham, Michael Miller, Free Spirit, and many, many more. Plus the great thing is some of them are now on sale - 20% 0FF if the name of the company manufacturing them begins with the letter "M". 

Note:  20% off does not apply to Randy's fabrics that are specially priced at $4.99 per yard.   We are going through some of our older fabrics and marking them down. Time to move them out and make room for the fabrics that we are still taking out of the boxes!
 So, come on in grab some quality fabrics at great prices – go home quilt – then show your finished project to the mother-in- law – feel good – you have done something she hasn’t or can’t. Guilt? What guilt?
Books – Plenty of books filled with exciting projects from you favorite quilters.  The best part – they are all 10% off the list price! Remember, when your mom lectured you how important reading was – now you can tell her the same.
Patterns – We have over 900 patterns – that is what I know about – no telling how many are in Janet’s unopened boxes.  The good thing is they are all 10% off!
From Randy's Desk:

Although, I loved my sainted mother immensely, there are some things just universal to all mothers - like NAGGING.  I guess there must be some kind of school for it.  If so, my mom was at the top of the class,  but I am positive I was not the only one to undergo this right of passage:
Mona Lisa's Mother: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?
Humpty Dumpty's Mother: "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"
Columbus' Mother: "I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"
Michelangelo's Mother: "Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"
Abraham Lincoln's Mother: "Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

Mary's Mother: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."
Batman's Mother: "It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"
Little Miss Muffet's Mother: "Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"
Albert Einstein's Mother: "But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"
George Washington's Mother: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac , you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"
Jonah's Mother: "That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days.
Thomas Edison's Mother: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"
Of course my mother believed in a good education.  She was always seeking to teach me basic principles, concepts, and the foundations of living a good life.  For example:
Reason: "Because I said so, that's why."
Religion: "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
Interdimensional Time Travel: "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
Foresight and Planning: "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
Irony: "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."
The Science of Osmosis:” Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"( I loved this one when we had Brussel Sprouts!)
Contortionism and Yoga: "Will you “look’ at all the dirt on the back of your neck!"
Stamina: "You'll sit there 'til you finish all those Brussel sprouts.”
Weather: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
Physics Problems: "If I yelled because I saw a train coming toward you; would you listen then?"
Hypocrisy: "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - Don't Exaggerate!!!"
The Circle Of Life: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
Envy: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"
Logic (if P then Q)... "If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
Medicine... "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
To Think Ahead... "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!" (Mom I can’t spell – guess that’s why I’m working in a quilt store!)
ESP ... "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?" (I always new my mom had superpowers – that’s how she knew I was doing something wrong!)
Challenging Situations and Confusion... "What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
Humor and Sarcasm ... "When you cut off your toes with that lawn mower, don't come running to me."
Become an Adult... "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." (Now, I know why Janet calls me childish!)
Sage Wisdom... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
Anticipation... "Just wait until your father gets home."
The importance of giving... "You are going to get it when I get home."
Belief in Evolution... " If you don't stop, I'M going to jerk a knot in your tail!"
Justice... "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..Then you'll see what it's like."
My Mother was an excellent cook. Something I regretfully, often took for granted. It is always nice to be appreciated for skills:

The Sunday School Teacher pulled the young Paul aside and asked,
"Son does your family say grace before meals? Do you pray before you eat?"

Beaming with confidence and admiration, Paul responded,

"We don't have to. My Mom is a Great Cook!"


Most of us have hit our Mothers up for cash at one time or another. And the retorts are sometimes not what you expect - like - 'Why would I give you $20 - I gave you life?!! Be grateful!"

Mom - most Moms are quite shocked at the kid's perspective at it's true meaning:

Sue: "Mom, I really need $100."   

Mother: "Do you think money grows on trees? Do I look like I am made of money?"

Sue: "Why do you think I call you Mom?" 

Mother: "Because I'm your Mother and you are lazy to say the word - Mother."

Sue: Ha! No that's not it at all! It's an acronym. MOM - Made Of Money! Your my Mom, you should know this!" 


Until next time, we at Thread Bear Fabrics would like to sincerely wish all of you a Happy and Joyous Mother’s Day.
 Best Wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day,




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