Some new batiks arrived at the shop. We love some of the softer shades – these can add just the right amount of “sparkle” to a quilt. Of course we can forget the deep colors and great patterns of the other bolts too.
We have a number of customers who bring pictures – printed on paper or on their phones or tablet devices – to try to match fabrics for projects.
Well why bring in a photo when you can bring the real deal! Little Chloe was here so that her mom and auntie could find the perfect fabrics to put that ever so cute face into a portrait quilt.
We think they found some perfect matches. I’m sure if Chloe could talk she’d think so too. Woof.
Here at the shop we had a “Blended Quilt” event. Melanie Meadows (Melanie Meadows Studios) brought in a group of ladies (and one gentleman – Chuck) and there wasn’t a square inch of table space left!
They worked all day on low contrast quilts – where one fabric blends into the other, where some of the blocks color differences are subtle. There was fabric everywhere and everyone was sharing and helping one another.
The quilt you see on the design wall started it all. It can be found in Marsha McCloskey and Sharon Yenter’s book “The Best of Blended Quilts”.
After the day they had, which included chocolate cake – it goes so well with quilting, don’t you agree – I think blended quilts might be on the rise!
Well there never seems to be a dull moment around here! Today we were met right out front our door with a water main breaking. Water was all over the street but be assured NONE came anywhere near the fabric. Whew.
We’re hoping they have it fixed soon because the threat of turning off the buildings water supply has been looming all day!
We’re crossing our fingers AND our legs.
Today was the first meeting of the new year for our Farmer’s Wife Sewing Group.
For those who don’t know what Farmer’s Wife is, it’s a book containing over 100 blocks. These go along with letters written in 1922, in response to The Farmer’s Wife magazine question, “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?”
We all work at our own pace and it’s loads of fun getting together and seeing each others blocks. These are Holly’s blocks – and umm…can you find the two sets of duplicate blocks? Funny thing, she was actually marking them off as she was done. Good grief.
Anyway, we meet once a month, it’s not instruction based, we have a few handouts but it’s just more or less getting together to work on this quilt. If it looks like fun, please consider joining in.
We recently added a antique cabinet to the shoppe. It houses some of our sample quilts that are now for sale as well as various other goodies. Holly brought it in from home and Selby went to work filling it up! Doesn’t it look swell.
Today we got some bold batiks and one that’s light in color – sometimes those are hard to find. Anyway we are loving the “texture” these new bolts bring to our wall of batiks.
Sheila will be standing in for Bonnie the first weekend in January doing a demo on the Wing Clipper ruler. Between the 2 versions of this ruler you’ll be able to make 19 different sized Flying Geese units. Isn’t that grand! If you’re free we’d love to have you stop by.
Date: Saturday, January 4
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Instructor: Sheila Galindo is standing in for Bonnie this month
We’ll have donut holes from the local bakery (YUM) and the two rulers she’s demoing will be 15% off that day.
Sheila also has a class shortly after the demo if any of you would like to sign up, spend the day and make a wonderful purse.
Here’s the particulars on her class:
I just love Nancy Green’s purses and totes. This is one of her newer bags and was so much fun to make. Don’t let the zippers scare you, we’ll put them in her way and you’ll say, “That was so easy.” If you really want to mix and match, you can use all fat quarters.
The tote is approximately 10 ½” wide x 10″ tall x 2″ deep
Dates: Saturday, January 4
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $30 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills
More chickens have arrived. This time there are fun checks, sunflowers and a whimsical panel!
Just a reminder, all Halloween and Christmas fabrics are 25% off! That includes precuts, our signature Fat Tootsies and panels. The sale lasts until December 31st (next Tuesday).
Saturday, December 28, 10-4
Monday, December 30, 10-5
Tuesday, December 31, 10-5
CLOSED Wednesday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!