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                                        February 25, 2013

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Glenwood South by Southwest - Dos Taquitos Xoco Opens for Business


X's and Xoco:  Who's up for an aventura? If you answered yo!, then the Buzz is on a mission to take you Dos Taquitos back to the The Good Olé Days with the opening last week of Dos Taquitos Xoco in Glenwood South.  Since The Diner  closed in late 2011, patrons have anxiously awaited the transformation of the space.  And transformation is exactly what they got ... complete with bright colors, bright lights, and "American Pickers" junk décor.  Case in point are the ornamental surf vans inside and out.  But there's more to this "Mex and the City" than just funky looks.  It's the opportunity to sample fresh, authentic Mexican fare and drinks.  The original Dos Taquitos has been major success since its North Raleigh opening in 1991.  Its sister restaurant, "Centro" gave downtowners a glimpse of what could comeDos Taquitos Xoco (but was/is space challenged).  The addition of Xoco adds capacity and opens the opportunity to run with the bulls at a late night cantina.


Rosa Colored GlassesDos Taquitos is one of Raleigh's most recommended eateries for authentic Mexican cuisine. It has attempted to bring to Raleigh the equivalent of a Mexican tienda (a neighborhood grocery store in Mexico that serves food with a family friendly atmosphere).  The inside is an organized mess of colorful arts Dos Taquitos Xoco Interior  and crafts.  The food is homage to Mexican tradition and the cantina is filled with lively drink specials. But, watch out for the mariachis.  The menu consists of typical Mexican fare such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and fajitas (which they call Fagrillitas). They also offer empanadas and stuffed chile rellenos.  And what would a Mexican restaurant be without great tequilas? ... Border Line.  So, when life hands you lemons ... just add salt and tequila (and aspirin in the morning).
Dos Taquitos Xoco: 410 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh; Hours: Mon-Wed, Sun 11 am - 11 pm, Thu-Sat 11 am - 2 am; Contact: (919) 835-9010; WebsiteFacebook 
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Run for the Borders - Quilts...To Have and to Hold Onto


Everyone's pickling.  You stole your grandma's canasta set.  Middle schoolers are dyeing their hair gray.  We're Pinwheel Quilt going back to our roots, which is why quilting is making a comeback and making for future heirlooms!


Since NC was the center industry in textile for so long, it's no wonder there's a love of creating intricate, one-of-a-kind quilts that function as bed coverings, throws, or wall hangings throughout the state.  If you want to learn to quilt or just want to own one (old or new) we have some tips for you.


 Cary Quilting Company - This shop started as an extension of Patchwork Memories, where a group of quilters joined together and created custom quilts from your cherished t-shirts and clothing.  The owners have all been lovers and consumers of fabric and notions for many years.  It was a natural fit for them to begin sharing their love of fabric and notions with other quilters by opening Cary Quilting Company.  Founder, Julianne Walther, has been Cary Quilting Co. quilting since the mid 1990's, and has been sewing since childhood.  She is an active member of the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh and also belongs to the Piecemeal Quilters Bee. She's created thousands of quilts with many on display throughout the state.


Need a place for your bee or quilting group to meet?  Cary Quilting can host you in their shop.  They have a big classroom with plenty of seating and work space.

Cary Quilting Company: 226 East Chatham Street, Cary, 27511, phone: (919) 238-9739. Website. 

Old Maid Quilts sells antique quilts, vintage fabrics and feedsacks.  They are the home of Tiger Tape™, a guide for evenly spaced stitches.  The feedsacks are all washed and ironed and are all 100-pound bags. There's always ample supply of them in different colors for your next great project.


Wish Upon a Quilt Old Made Quilts continue to find the most beautiful old quilts to sale that have heavy hand quilting and are in great condition for one to enjoy for many years to come.


Old Made Quilts: 1156 Grassy Creek Road, Oxford, NC 27565, phone: 919-692-1060, Email,  Website.  


Wish Upon A Quilt - Your one stop shop for the best fabrics available at reasonable prices.  This Raleigh quilt shop will inspire you to create something memorable.  Wish Upon a Quilt will help you turn your dreams into reality through service, selection and savings.  The staff is all quilters and is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service.  Bring in your projects for personalized attention.


Beginning Quilters Classes - A class you have been waiting for!  If you want to learn quilting from the very beginning, this class is a must.   In just 4 sessions you will learn rotary cutting, piecing, how to lay out your blocks, borders, basting and binding a quilt.  There will be homework required for each class and at the end you will have a gorgeous quilt.  Class size is limited to 4 students so that you get individual attention.  Class Fee - $85.00 plus supplies.


Wish Upon A Quilt: 8817 Westgate Park Dr. #104, Raleigh, 27617, phone: 919-782-6363

Store Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri 10am - 2pm, Thur. 10am - 7pm and Sat. 10am - 4pm. Email. WebsiteVintage Quilt fr Hunt & Gather


Stand the Test of Time - If you just love the artistic work that goes into quilts and want to own a few to hang or for your bedding, then be on the hunt for old vintage quilts that tell their story and speak to you.    At Hunt and Gather on Bernard Street, we found some gorgeous old quilts that you'll want to check out.

Hunt and Gather:1910 Bernard St. Raleigh, 27608. Phone: 919-834-9989.  Website. 


Quilt Barns


Yancey County, NC, is just one of the Quilt Barn Trail communities you'll find throughout the United States.  Travel to the county and you'll see colorful, painted quilt blocks displayed on Mitchell Co Historical Society Museum all sorts of buildings, from barns and businesses to public buildings and personal residences.


Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina - With over 200 quilt blocks, NC has the highest concentration anywhere in the US!  Come to Yancey County to get started on your great quilt adventure! Just 45 minutes north of Asheville,  (exit 9 off I-26, or exit onto Hwy 80 off the Blue Ridge Parkway).


Six contiguous counties host quilt blocks, with the highest concentration in Yancey and Mitchell Counties.  The Quilt Trails project got its start in Ohio when Donna Sue Groves put a block on her barn to honor her mother.  From that simple act, the project has spread to 30 states and Canada.


Nine different driving trails take you to view vividly painted quilt squares installed on barns and buildings of participating communities.  Even if it is raining you can still enjoy a day of adventure finding the quilt blocks.  Stop by the Quilt Trails Gift Shop in the OOAK Gallery on the Loop in Micaville to purchase a driving map and one or more of the nine tour guides that tell the stories behind the blocks. Website. Quilt Barn Western NC



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Upcoming Art Shows in NC for Quilts


16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show 2013

Date and location: Mar. 2 - 23, 2013. M-F, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm; closed Sundays.  

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Mantoe, NC.

Description: Old and new quilts with ties to Eastern North Carolina on display. Free admission. Sponsored by Teacup Quilters. For more information, visit: 


Charlotte Quilters Guild 2013 Quilt Show

Date and location: March 8 & 9, 2013, 9 am to 5 pm

Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, Charlotte, N.C.

Description: Quilt Show with $6.00 entry fee featuring over 200 quilts, many vendors, daily demos, raffle quilts. Super venue easy access!


Randolph Quilters Guild Quilt Show XIV 2013

Date and location: November 8 & 9, 2013, 10:00 am - 5 pm

Asheboro, N.C.

Description: Randolph Quilters Guild presents our 19th quilt show featuring over 200 quilts, many vendors, daily demos, bed turning, and raffle quilt. Food available on site.  Admission:  $6.00. For more information contact:  Carole Bulla  at 336-460-0886;  Email,  


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The only thing normal about winter this year is that you've reached the belting point ... where your waistline is showing that holiday pooch.  Other than that, who would haveFirst Friday  thought that our daffodils would be in full bloom in late February?  Given that the temperature this week will reach the 60's, it's time to fast forward the spring calendar and take the First Friday stroll in downtown Raleigh.   Exercise your artistic license and pay attention to the fine print (below).  And if the weather should change ... we'll all be cold frontin' in our bare necklines.


David Dunlop Recent Works at Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery:  David Dunlop is an David Dunlop  internationally renowned painter, art educator, and noted lecturer at museums and galleries throughout the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Known for his ability to capture and create light, Dunlop's images change with every viewer position.  This will be the artist's first solo exhibit here in Raleigh.




Laura Lacambra Shubert at Gallery C:  If your walls could talk, they would ask for a Laura Shubert shoes  Lacambra Shubert painting.  Her paintings exude  bravura and capture movements and the moment. You'll smile at her choice of subject:  waiters, caught mid-torso purposely omitting faces so not to distract from the overall message; a pair of shoes, kicked off in haste or waiting for a fun night out.



The Mahler Fine Art: The Mahler is a dynamic fine art gallery located in downtown Raleigh The Mahler  in the historic Mahler Building on Fayetteville Street. The Mahler is dedicated to significant art of our time, committed to offering the best in regional and national fine art by emerging and established artists.






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Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website.


Band Together NC - The Last Band Standing:March 2nd Band Together NC, a Triangle- based Band Together   organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, is hosting a concert at Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh for four of the best NC-based bands (Big Fat Gap, Mac & Juice Quartet, The Beast, The Deluge). The bands are slated to go head-to-head in the Triangle's most energetic and philanthropic music battle. All proceeds from the event will go to support Band Together's 2013 nonprofit partner, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. For more information about Band Together, please visit their Website 



Kenna Custom Painting, Inc.  is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great Paint Samples crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website. 


Join My Blog Simply-Refined: We are an Interior Design team that Ottoman with storage can inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs.  We have been designing and decorating homes for over 20 years.  Please call for a consultation. We can serve with a whole design package, or just consulting job is too small.    


Call  Zaytoun Interiors if you're finally ready to decorate or re-decorate your home or office.  What's your style?  If you're not sure, we can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home again.  WebsiteEmail, Phone: 305-793-8510.  


An Invitation to Consign - Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, LTD is proud to announce that their Three-Day Winter Estate Catalogued Auction was a great success, selling over $1 Million in Fine Art, Jewelry, Antiques, Fine Wine, and other collectible objects to buyers around the world.  This exciting auction was in pace with their previous catalogue-level sales and marks their eighth consecutive $1 Million+ auction. The complete auction results for most recent sales can be found online.

Specialists are now evaluating estate collections and other fine objects for inclusion in the Three-Day Spring Estate Catalogued Auction to be held March 14-16, 2013.  Please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment with one of their specialists today, or tell them about your object or collection by completing this online consignment form.   


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