If you love the primitive look, this is the place for you. We also are longarm quilters and would love to quilt your creation.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Witches, pincushions, and books
had a wonderful birthday party Saturday. Thanks to everyone who
stopped by to help us celebrate. We are looking forward to many more
Several people e-mailed and asked for photos of the shop. Below is the
photo collage we posted of our display by the front door. We will snap
some more pictures this week and try to remember to include them in next
The response to our version of Buttermilk
Basin's Merrie Christmas block of the month surprised us. We have sold
out of the program and don't even have the borders on the quilt yet. We
are taking a waiting list and once we reach our magic number we will do
a second cutting. If you would like to be put on the waiting list,
please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us 479-372-7403.
Cost per month is $19.95. This is for everything needed to make the top
and binding. No finishing kit is required. This program runs 9 months.
The quilt backgrounds are Diamond Textiles and appliques are wool (many
of which are hand dyed). We plan to add a small burgundy inner border
and use the plaid fabric that's used in the quilt for the outer border.
We feel like the plaid will give the quilt an elegant finish. The
quilt finishes 42" x 42".
Here's a photo of the quilt in progress......hopefully we will have a chance to sew on borders this week.
Meg of Crabapple Hill is creating the cutest
Halloween quilt. If you use Instagram, you should consider following
her (she's meghawkey1) as she shows closeups of many of her projects.
Meg uses crayons to tint her embroidery pieces so each piece is simple
embroidery which you color -- it's a lot of fun.
Several of you purchased Block 1 of The Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild
and we're sure you are probably waiting for Block 2. If so, we have the
patterns in stock and will be happy to hold or mail one to you. $10
for Block 2.
We can order more Block 1 if you would like one. $10
If you're looking for a quick and easy
project, these pincushions are for you. They'd be a great beginner
project for someone new to wool applique or to piecing. The pattern
contains instructions to make all 3 pincushions - rather than confuse
everything we decided to sell the pattern separately ($8).......
.......and each kit separately. Each kit is
$4.95 and includes the fabric and/or wool for the front; the back is
included for each pincushion; the key for the Old Crow is also included
in the crow kit.
We are taking preorders for two brand new
Quiltmania books. They're so new we don't have pricing or delivery
dates yet. Linda Collins' new book, Treasures from the Barn, contains
over 15 projects. Linda is an Australian designer who hosts an annual
event showcasing beautiful quilts. If you're interested in reading
about what she's up to her blog address is http://quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.com/
The other new book is by Brigitte Giblin and is entitled Feathering the Nest 2. If this book is as good as her first one, we are in for a real treat. It contains over 12 projects.
Cover quilts on both of these books are absolutely gorgeous. If you'd like to reserve either (or both) books, let us know.
If you're free on Tuesday or Thursday, we'd
love to have you join the stitching group on Tuesday and/or the rug
hooking group on Thursday. Both groups meet at the shop -- no
reservation required, no fee, no by-laws.
We have several more new things to share but will save some for next
week. Hope you have a great week and find some quiet time just for you.