Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 15 and after

Well, tax day for some of us...has come and gone.  Baseball season has started, we continue to have snow, but the trees are in bloom and the pollen is dusting a fine powder on everything.  Does that sum it up pretty well?!   I'm not sure how the tulips in the Skagit Valley are handling all this but, the bouquet I have inside is holding up pretty well!  

We took the small challenge quilts down (see our last post for more details), and include individual pictures of our top 3 vote recipients...We loved all the quilts for different reasons, and it was amazing to see the variety and influence color choices and value placement can make.  

Sylvia Owens
Donna Barwish

Donna Bybee

We'll have a blog update soon with details about our next challenge project...something smaller, and in May something a bit bigger.  As always though, a focus on 1800's reproduction fabrics - hope you decide to join in the fun either or both of those projects.  We have the details for Laura's 1870 Cradle quilt by Quilts Remembered available in
the store now.

We have several new lines of bright fabrics, contemporary and novelty bright prints - Lucky Penny, Frippery, In Plain Sight, Socky....and some great new oil cloth prints (our most recent additions are shown below) perfect for a patio table, seat cushion or grocery bag...(oil cloth is sturdier than laminate or the flimsy interfacing style bags out there, and all it takes is a quick wipe down to clean!)

We also have some new extra wide quilt backs - mostly traditional styles perfect for your reproduction quilts so it might be a good time to plan ahead and check those out while we have a selection to choose from.  The photo below includes some of the latest group Townhouse Gardens by Paula Barnes - nice and dull ...but some great prints and some new motifs as well.  We love the variety of styles that Paula designs...maybe you saw the recent interview with her in Quiltmania magazine?

Townhouse Gardens
We still have room in the Gypsy Bag class coming up next Saturday, and the scrap lecture on Thursday the 25th, so call or stop by if you are ready to join us!

Happy Stitching!

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