Summer 2016

    Welcome to summer? Only in Wisconsin can we have blizzard conditions one minute and sun the next then 24 hours later have it be 70 – 80 degrees. We should be used to that, but somehow it always amazes me, but I am sure ready for the warmer weather. This also is a sign of the busy summer ahead, so read ahead and mark your calendars for all the events to come.

STRING STAR BLOCK SWAP

     Have you got some scraps you want to get rid of? Want to learn to think differently about color and design, outside your box? Well here is a start. This will be pieced on a foundation and use up strips of all colors. You will be using a product that you will not have to tear out (yeah!!) as your base, your strips are different widths and lengths and of any color. You will turn in your fabric covered foundations, I will mix them up and return them to you with a pattern to make string star blocks with no set in Y seams. You will learn how to work with foundation piecing, you will do your own squaring up, but what is more important, you will be working with other colors that will be ones you would not ordinarily use. You will be surprised what you learn about yourself and how not to be afraid to use them again. Stop in and see the sample quilt and block.

Here’s the details:
  • Stop in and purchase the foundation product, you will be amazed at all what this can be used for.
  • Directions on what to do to fill the pieces. 
  • Turn in date is on or before Saturday, June 25. 
  • Pick up date is on or after Wednesday, July 6 Demo on how to put star together will be at 3 PM or 5 PM if needed. 
  • Any questions call 262-723 1213. 

MOTHER’S DAY CANDY SALE

    How about giving a mother some candy for Mother’s Day. These little candies can be used for many different things. Candies or mini charms, 2 ½” squares, can be made into quilts, table runners, mug rugs, totes, it’s endless. Pick up some candies in some of your favorite collections and let a mom have some fun in deciding what to make. ON SALE MAY 4 – 7 3 FOR $10. HAVE A GREAT DAY MOM!!!

WISCONSIN STATE SHOP HOP

    Come join in the fun of the 5th Wisconsin State Shop Hop. Visit shops throughout the whole state. Enter the drawings for prizes and see shops of all kinds. The shop hop fabric is here to see but can’t be purchased till the start in June so stop in and get your mind going for some projects. STARTS JUNE 3 AND ENDS JUNE 25. Hope to see you at the hop!

ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE

    This year we will be in the ROW BY ROW. The theme this year is Home Sweet Home and should be fun to see what all the rows throughout the states will be done. Stop in and collect the rows and see what you can come up with for your own quilt. The ROW BY ROW starts on June 21 and goes to September 6, so plenty of time to work on some of them. See you then.

SEWING MACHINE CLEANING

    Brian is back for part of the summer so he will be here to clean out all the fuzz, oil and check tensions on your machines. Mark your calendars.
  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 $40 
  • Machines may be brought in the Monday before. 
  • Please have your name and phone number on your machine. 

ANNUAL SUMMER SALE

  • AUGUST 17 --- 20 
  • 20% OFF ALL FABRIC AND BOOKS
  • PATTERNS BUY 2 GET 1 FREE 
DOES NOT INCLUDE JELLY ROLLS, CHARM, LAYER CAKES OR CANDIES AND DOES NOT INCLUDE WOOL.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • STRING STAR SWAP TURN IN BY JUNE 25
  • PICK UP DAY JULY 6
  • WI STATE SHOP HOP JUNE 3 – 25
  • ROW BY ROW JUNE 21 – SEPTEMBER 6
  • SEWING MACHINE CLEAN JULY 19
  • MADISON QUILT SHOW SEPTEMBER 10 – 12 
  • SHOP CLOSED SATURDAY, SEPT 12
  • SISTERS SHOP HOP SEPTEMBER 22 -24