Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall Classes update

We have a couple of upcoming classes in our fall line-up that might fit your project and skills wishlist - check them out!  

sample block
Stitch Like Crazy! with Cathy Callan
Have you ever wondered how the Victorians completed all those fancy stitches?  Or maybe you’re looking for a new way to burn thru some of your stash?! In this class series, you’ll learn how to do quick crazy quilting on a small (or not so small) table topper.  During this three-month class series, Cathy will discuss fabric choices (wool friendly!), crazy quilt block design and how to embellish with those fancy stitches, buttons, lace, beads, ribbon, etc. I could go on and on but well, you get the idea!  This introduction to stitching is perfect for those just starting out as well as those that could use a “refresher”!  You can register online or stop by the shop and see a sample!

October 25, November 15 and December 13
Class-Series fee: $35 

Jane's bird center medallion

Australian Kisses by Jane

Imagine Your Design with Jane Buys

Create your own project and build a quilt during this 6-month class series combining multiple techniques (applique, English paper piecing, patchwork, etc.)!  Start with what inspires you; a vintage quilt, fabulous fabric, or a special focal block and then design a unique project as- you-go.  Class time will include show and tell and individual consultation with guidance for design possibilities.  Inspiration and motivation to help you personalize and design a quilt that's just as you envision it!    

3rd Tuesday of each month for six months beginning October 17, 2017.  
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Class-Series fee: $60  

This class will be available soon for online registration.  Or, come by the shop and view Jane's inspiration projects and register now!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New goodies for fall sewing!

Check out these gorgeous bark cloth prints from Hoffman Fabrics - they are kinda retro, and kinda mod - what do you want to make with this great substrate?!

And we have several pieces from the latest Charley Harper collection from Birch Fabrics.  These are a beautiful organic poplin base fabric combined with fabulous birds in his signature minimalist style.

And the most recent issue of Quiltfolk is available for sale - This is a great issue with a focus on Hawaii and the history of quilting in Hawaii.  Lots to learn and some beautiful photographs and art showcasing the region.  We'll be able to reserve a copy for you starting with the next issue if you'd like to pick up a copy rather than subscribe for home delivery.  Let us know if you'd like to reserve a copy of 04 Tennessee that will be available in just a few weeks.

And the latest issue of Quilt Sampler is available now!  Plan your next road trip to one of these destination quilt shops!

Happy stitching - it's time, the rain has arrived!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Delilah progress update!

We have received lots of compliments on our Delilah progress - and we have had fun seeing some of the shared by our group of dedicated participants!  Although we are sold out in the subscription for our templates, we've heard from Jen Kingwell there will be a pattern coming in 2018, so if you can wait patiently there will be an option in the future.  However, if you're liking our fabric choices and want to invigorate your stash with some scrappy inspiration - we do have some color stacks available.  The color stacks feature 24 different 9" x 10" pieces (approximately 2 yards) for $21.95.  These stacks are are an eclectic blend of fabrics off our shelves and combine several different fabric collections and styles representative of the entire shop!

You can purchase the color stacks online or stop by the shop and pick your favorite bundle!

Sample Color Stack

Here is our update for month 6 blocks - a bit of a challenge, but we got there!  

And an update from Jan and a few from other store participant's - What a difference color and value placement make don't you think?

Jan's perfect curves!

Kami month 6

Barbara's dotty curves
Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fabric for every occasion!

Yes we do have lots of variety when it comes to our favorite holidays and even more choices for setting you up with a new project!  Look at some of these goodies...

Cotton & Steel - Lil Monsters, Tricks and Treats

 Some glittery Christmas prints / Makower Fabrics

North Pole after Dark / Dear Stella prints

Holiday Homies by Tula Pink for Freespirit

We've added these new lawns from Riley Blake Designs they are Sue Daley designs and are a bit wider and super soft.  They would be a great backing for a fun quilt or a lovely drapey top or dress for a little one.

We've added a few traditional prints to the 1800's wall as well as some seasonal novelties.  Of course it's never too early to get a jump start on holiday gifts and a new grocery bag or pillow case fits most people on the gift list!

Kindred Spirits of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs for Windham

Hope you have some sewing plans for the fall weather that is sure to arrive any day!