Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fabric and News

We are trying to stay one step ahead with all the retreats, workshops and quilt shows happening in our area.  Sew Expo is happening now, and people are starting to recover from Quilt Con...what is on your calendar?
Special Issue!
We are busy with new fabric collections, small projects and getting ready for the Tri-County Quilt Tour next month....not to mention hosting one of our favorite quilting guru's Gwen Marston for a great sewing weekend soon!!
Kona skinny strips and charms
Ribbon Wallet
Laminate Bib

Reclaimed West 
Whitewashed from Moda Charms and Jelly Rolls too!

Lakeside Gathering
We have a new pincushion that will give you just a taste of english paper piecing and a finished project that you can use!

Fussy Pin Cushion with English Paper Piecing 
One new quilt with machine binding...the samples get done so much faster that way!  I think this will make a great picnic blanket don't you?

Haute Bohemian
Happy stitching!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Binding Clinic

Binding Clinics

Have you wanted to learn how to fully machine bind a quilt, can’t wrap your head around single fold binding or binding a curve? Have your question answered at a Binding Clinic with Florence! This is a great chance to finish up a quilt, and make room for a new project this spring!

These clinics are for those who want to enhance their skills or try a new style of binding -if you are looking for binding 101 let us know and we'll set up a clinic for the basics!  Bring your completed project and spend three hours improving your quilt binding skills. This is a hands on class - we recommend bringing a smaller project so you can work through the steps and get further on your project.

Thurs. 3/19- from 1:00-4:00 basic machine binding
Sun. 3/22- from 12:00-3:00 basic machine binding
Sun. 4/12- from 12:00-3:00 flange binding
Fri. 4/17- from 1:00-4:00 basic machine binding

We plan to hold classes on single fold and bias binding at later dates and offer these clinics for machine binding on a periodic basis. Please let us know your preferences and we'll get something on the schedule.  If you're interested in a basic beginning binding class, please let us know and we'll set something up.   

Cost: $15.00 each session

Please call, come in, or check the website to sign up. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New Fabric

Oh yes - we have new fabric, and we are wondering where it will all go and what shall we make from it?!!  We have a sample in the works from this first collection of Beatrice, of course it needs some quilting and binding still.  Does that sound familiar?

Beatrice from Clothworks

Civil War Times
We know yellow and gray has been popular for a while now, this combination has the notorious shades of gray and more of a mustard gold color rather than sunshine yellow.  Pretty fun and modern!

Color Theory from V & Co. for Moda
Even more Batiks!

Milk, Sugar, and Flower from Penny Rose Fabrics

New Flannels

A variety of fun!
We can't seem to keep the new Alison Glass modern applique book in stock - these new fabrics are fun to mix and match with all kinds of colors and prints.
Sun Print and Handcrafted by Alison Glass for Andover
Hope to see you soon and we'll get you set up with a new project!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Introducing the Modern Minis Program

Take Part in 2T’s

Modern Minis Program

Featuring Patterns from Jaybird Quilts

Mini Come What May Quilt
Approx. Size: 16" x 20" 

Each month we’re offering:
·      A pattern
·      A fabric kit like our sample (pattern/template sold separately)
·      Acrylic template, if required for the project

More Details:
·      Jaybird Quilts has designed a new ruler for these patterns. The Mini Hex N’ More ruler is easy to use and versatile, it can help you create triangles, hexies, half-hexies, and diamonds.
·      This ruler is used for multiple patterns in the program.
·      Kit Prices will vary from month to month.

Sign up today to reserve your kit; quantities will be limited. We will be posting photos of each new project online as well as displaying it in the shop.

If you’re not local but want to participate, let us know and we will work with you to create a shipping plan.

For a small investment of time and money these projects offer a chance to:
·      refine piecing,
·      improve cutting accuracy, and
·      practice machine quilting.

The completed projects make great wall hangings, placemats, table toppers, pillows, doll bed quilts, and more.  Brighten up your project stash with these fun little quilts!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

2014 in review

As we worked to complete our year-end inventory process and consolidate paperwork in preparation for annual taxes (yep, that is what owning a quilt shop is all about...!), we were reminded of some of our completed projects that we have sprinkled out into the world.  Perhaps you were involved in one of these fundraising activities and recognize our projects too?

We donated store samples, gift certificates and store merchandise to a few groups in our area including :
The La Conner Quilt Museum
Blaine Fine Arts Association
The Firs Kids
United Way of Skagit County
Campfire Samish
Habitat for Humanity
Days for Girls
NW Corner Catholic Community Youth Group
Local Quilt Guilds

We know a lot of generous quilters that participate regularly in sewing for various hospitals, shelter's, veteran's and other great causes.  Thanks for doing so much for our community everyone!

And in case you have an extra kids quilt laying around - we are still a drop off location for Project Linus donation quilts.  Check out the details about their requirements on their website.