Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What's new and on tap!

We're offering this gypsy carry-all class again this spring and we've set the date for Saturday April 27th, it requires a bit of prep work as you start with prepared blocks, but they can be as simple or embellished as you want.  You can choose the size for your bag, and the pattern is included as part of the class.   If you missed this class last time, sign-up now and get started on your blocks!

Gypsy carry-all
We have had some requests for stitchery techniques - so here is an opportunity to dabble with some hand stitching!  This will provide just the right amount of experience if you want to work toward embellished crazy quilt blocks for your gypsy bag.  Come spend a few hours exploring embroidery, learn a few stitches and how to combine them for beautiful results on a prepared sampler block that Suz will have all ready for you.  After the class you can finish up your block and turn it into a fun needle case like the ones shown below.  Saturday March 2nd, from 10:30 - 2:30 is the date for this project.  

embroidery sampler
On Saturday we rolled out the patterns from Primitive Patchworks, accompanied by a great selection of Nancy Friesen's quilts.  Nancy dropped off the quilts in person and held a great little introduction to applique class Saturday morning before heading back to Oregon.  What a fun chance to meet the designer, get a taste of hand applique, and see all the great quilts.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  We'll have these quilts and patterns on display for the next few weeks so stop by and admire the talent!  

Primitive Patchworks trunk show

Primitive Patchworks trunk show
Here is our latest addition to the reproduction side of the store - New Colonies from Windham Fabrics, designed by Nancy Gere.  We haven't seen some of these prints before and the colors are great - soft enough but also vibrant.  These will be great incorporated into some patchwork projects you may have in the works.
New Colonies by Nancy Gere
Stay on top of our class offerings and store events by checking the website periodically.  We're working on lots of fun ideas so we'll try to keep you updated here as well.

Happy Stitching!

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