January 2012

Welcome to 2012.  Wishing you the best in the New Year, as we all hope things will improve on many things going on in this world.  The one thing we can’t complain about is our weather, but I think we all know we will pay for this at some time this winter, so enjoy now.  Here at the shop we are making way for the new spring fabric, so keep tabs as it slowly comes in.  Classes will be starting up soon so take a look at the schedule and give one a try.  The new block of the month will be starting in March, and it will have a summer theme this year, more information will be coming soon.  Read on and see about the fabrics, books and classes to come.


Winter Sale

  • CHRISTMAS FABRIC 20% ALL MONTH
  • JANUARY 25 - 28
  • 20% OFF ALL FABRIC BOLTS AND BOOKS
  • PATTERNS BUY 2 GET 1 FREE
  • PRECUT QUARTERS   5 FOR $12
  • PRECUT HALFS   3 FOR $14
  • PATTERNS BUY 2 ONE FREE
Sale does not include kits or cards being stamped

2011 Blocks of the Month

Those of you that did last years BOM, the fall one and the redwork embroidery one, please look to make sure you have all the patterns to finish your wall hangings.  I will have the patterns thru the month of February.  In March we will be starting the 2012 Summer Blessings Quilt.  Thank you.


Primitive Quilts Magazine


We now carry the new magazine that started last year called Primitive Quilts.  It is published four times a year and is full of great projects and quilts.  Winter issue is out now so stop in and get your copy soon.


Classes

BEGINNING QUILTING - NINE PATCH TABLE RUNNER
    This is where you start.  Learn how to rotary cut, strip piece, get borders to lay flat and hand quilt your project and put a binding on.  These steps are what you would do for quilts of any size.  
  • Tuesdays - January 31, February 7 & 21
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $35

BACK BASTING APPLIQUE
    Learn how to do needle turn appliqué without the use of freezer paper.  This method is a favorite of mine and I found it to be very easy and accurate and is a great pastime as you watch your picture come to life with color.
  • Kit included
  • Thursday – February 9 or March 14
  • 10AM or 2PM

MACHINE QUILTING
    Learn all the steps to do your own machine quilting.  How to use your walking foot and darning foot to do free motion stipple.  Walking foot and darning foot needed for your machine.
  • Kit included  
  • Monday – February 13
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $20

MACHINE APPLIQUE
    Learn all the different stitches you can use to appliqué and all about stabilizers, how and when to use them.
  • Kit included
  • Thursday – February 14
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $20

VANILLA STARS
    This will be one to keep you nice and warm on those cold winter nights.  Made with warm soft flannel and it is a quilt that a beginner could make.
  • Pattern included and kits available
  • Wednesdays – February 15 & 29 & March 7
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $35

HAPPY TRAILS
    This quilt is made in warm cocoas, tans and cream with trails of red flower vines between the rows.  Easy strip piecing and use of rick rack and fusible appliqué.
  • Kits available. Book required.
  • Thursdays - March 8 & 22
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $25

MADDIE BEAS QUILT
    This one was a new adventure for me and a fun one to do.  This quilt was made using a Rhombus ruler, and the best part it is a two fer quilt.  As you use the ruler, the pieces you cut off to square up, you use to make a smaller doll quilt size.
  • Pattern included and kits available
  • Tuesdays – March 20, 27 & April 3
  • 10AM or 2PM
  • $35

New Books and Fabrics

    Some of the new fabrics have started to arrive for spring.  Blueberry Crumb cake – Blackbird designs – blues, cream tans
Buggy Barn fabrics – shades of grays blues and salmons
New civil war fabrics also arriving.
    Coming soon, new collection by Primitive Gatherings to go with her blacks and tans.  Also coming are flannels to go with Primitive Gathering flannel.  And believe it or not in April and May start the fall and Christmas fabrics for next year,  that’s what make the years seem to go so fast I think.

Books
  • Reason to Quilt  by Laundry Basket
  • French Inspiration For Artful Hands – Kathy Schmetz
  • Victory Girls—Minnick & Simpson
  • Crazy For Appliqué – Buggy Barn
  • Strip Smart Quilts – Kathy Brown
  • Prairie Flower Encore – Jo Morton
  • Charming Table Tops – Creekside Stitches
  • Stitches From The Schoolhouse – Renee Plains
  • Weekend – Blackbird Designs
These are just some of the new ones here and to come so stop and take a look and find a project to suit you.