Wednesday, June 16, 2010

HST news

WOW, is there really good news regarding taxes? For me there is! HST will be implemented on July 1st and when doing my inquiring about how Melon Patch Quilts should get ready for it, I found out that the GST rules are the rules they will use for the new HST.

THE GOOD NEWS IS..... businesses that currently do not collect GST are not required to collect HST. PST is being eliminated by the HST therefore I do not have to collect any tax starting July 1st. (HST, PST or GST)

That will be a welcome change for anyone paying for their quilts! And no additional paperwork for me.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Church Prayer quilts

Well we have had 3 learn to quilt meetings at church and the ladies are doing wonderfully! Everyone is so eager to learn how to cut and piece the prayer quilts. We have 1 quilt almost finished (just needs the binding hand sewn), 1 quilt that needs to be quilted and bound and then enough blocks for a 3rd quilt. I think that everyone wants to continue with our meetings in the fall and hopefully they will all be challenged to make a queen size quilt that we can auction at the Ham and Strawberry Auction in June 2011. Here is a photo of the 1st quilt.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kansas Troubles Block of the Month

Here are some photos of the Kansas Troubles block of the month that Quilts and Calicos is offering. It is a beautiful quilt with some wool applique flowers and birds.