Studio Progress…Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric!

I’ve been putting in the hours at the new studio, and can’t wait to have you all come visit! Be sure to see the scheduled events for the Preview Weekends in October and November online. I know the end of October seems like an eternity, but rest assured that if you’re experiencing a Fabric Emergency, you can also visit between now and the Dec 1-3 Grand Opening by appointment, and we’ll do our best to administer the proper Retail Therapy to get you through!  (Note that I’m hosting the Santa Fe SewJourn Oct 18-24).  Keep reading for more on our Studio Progress…Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric!

Thanks to the CE Pit Crew for helping me to pull things together for the #RahwayCultureCrawl last Saturday:  Camille, Dolores, Jacki, Kim, Roz, Bern, and Glen  —  You all did a great job decorating and promoting the space to passersby!

Studio Progress...Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric!

Studio Progress...Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric!

The shop is located at 1417 Main Street in the Rahway Arts District, just only one short block from the Rahway train station (on NJ Transit, take the NJCL or NEC lines to Rahway).  I look forward to seeing you soon!

Meanwhile, remember that our African Fabric Month offer for FREE SHIPPING on $60 or more ends tomorrow!  And with one day left, there’s  still time for one last giveaway.  So…our lovely window model (aka the dressform) needs a name… comment below with one or more suggestions, and if we select yours, you’ll win a 6-piece FQ pack of our latest ankara print finds –  and they are GOOD!!!  Comments posted by next Tuesday 3 October are eligible for the drawing…thanks!



29 comments on “Studio Progress…Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric!
  1. Tee says:

    Kudos!!! Many blessings on your endeavors! You don’t know this, but you are such an inspiration!!!!! I started following your blog some time ago!!! You inspired me to start hosting sewing retreats! I was honored to meet you in Baltimore earlier this year at an event sponsored by the Black Quilters Group. Now look at you with your own brick and mortar!!! That’s my dream too! Seeing you do it inspires me even more to do something like that here in Baltimore!!!! Much continued success my Sista!!!!!!

  2. Tee says:

    mannequin name: Harriet

  3. Christine Lee says:

    Mannequin name “Sadie”

  4. Christina says:

    I have always really like the name Sabrina. I think that is a great name for a mannequin.

  5. Kris says:

    Rosemary, Joy, Grace. All old friends so they’re names that make me smile.

  6. Cheryll Gordon says:

    I love the look and the products on display. Next summer I’m planning a trip to some of the Eastern States. Your store is definitely on my list. My name for the mannequin “Makeda” Queen of Sheba.

  7. Mary D says:

    I like Makeba or Maya. I never met Makeba but I did meet Maya Angelou and she was a most wonderful warm person.

    Urban dictionary definition for Makeba:
    A person that is absolutely magnificent in every aspect a human being can be. Someone that is an excellent friend and a fantastic lover. Someone that is trustworthy and honest. Attractive and absolutely gorgeous, with beauty that radiates like the moon. Makeba is a person that is unselfish and understanding. Someone that may get lost in the darkness, but only long enough to bring in the light. Makeba is someone that has the ability to soothe and calm a person in distress. Someone that deserves everything she desires without second thoughts. She deserves the best of the best and nothing less.

    Makeba is a unique name for an incredibly special person. Someone that cannot be found anywhere else and no one can mimic.

  8. Please name her Hope. We all need more Hope these days, and Hope in your display window will be a great start. Kathleen

  9. Crystal says:

    Name for the mannequin is “Nefertiti” which means most beautiful.

  10. Abby Hogan says:

    I want her to be named Aminata. I loved this name in Côte d’Ivoire, it was our nurse’s name, and is also lovely when shortened to Ami.

  11. Elrita Wade says:

    When I first saw your display window pic, the mannequin stood out reminding me of a Maasai warrior. It should be named Maasai.

  12. Cynthia Malachi White says:

    Maninequin name “Sistah Sewjur”

  13. Edith C says:

    I think she should have a Sotho phrase for her name yo mobotse meaning beautiful woman

  14. Warm Quilts says:

    “Koga”, short for Kogatende – a favorite little airstrip in Serengeti, Tanzania.

  15. Wendi Higginbotham says:

    Name the dress form —-
    Mfano — it means model in Swahili

  16. Dolores Gilliard says:

    Sanaa – a thing of beauty

  17. Nancy Santucci says:

    hi Lisa!
    how about CeCe – an abbreviated version of Cultured Expressions!
    10,000 Blessings to you!
    Love – Nancy (your crazy fan from Bethlehem who hugs and kisses you at Quilt Odyssey)

  18. African American History Legacy (AAHL) says:


    In keeping with your motto “Feel the FABRIC… Embrace the Culture”
    the mannequin name should be “Lady Kukumbatia.” She embraces all who enters her world of FABRIC. (I have seen the word spelled 2 ways-
    Kumbatia and Kukumbatia.)

    Kukumbatia in Swahili means:
    to embrace
    to cuddle
    to grasp
    to hold
    to seize

    Embrace in English means:
    to clasp in the arms lovingly, hug
    to accept readily
    to take up or adopt
    to encircle
    to include
    to clasp each other in the arms

    Love and Blessings for your Sewing and Quilting Studio.

    Marsha Carter
    African American History Legacy (AAHL)

  19. Janet Green says:

    Congratulations on your new venture!

    Mannequin name: Magnolia

  20. Renee Allen says:

    Mannequin name : EVE

    The first woman. The first

  21. Jacki Robinson says:

    I second Cynthia Malachi White – ” Sista Sewjur”

  22. Roxann Chamberlain says:

    jorga would be a great name for her.