Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New pieced quilt

This week we are pleased to share something we've been working on for quite some time.....we didn't mean for it to take so long but life has a way of changing and taking unexpected curves that throw monkey wrenches in plans.

"Community Sampler" is our newest block of the month.  As you can see, it's a pieced quilt.  We've been wanting to offer more pieced quilts for those who aren't as crazy about applique as us.  We used a combination of Edyta Sitar's Hearts Content and Howard Marcus' Collection Community fabrics to make the quilt.  It is our design and finishes 84" x 84".  The block of the month includes the pattern, fabric to make the top, and binding.  Cost is $19.95 per month for 12 months.  If you'd prefer to get everything all at once, the cost is $239.40.

We plan to start this block of the month in April.  Please call (479-372-7403) or e-mail ( to reserve your spot.
While we're on the topic of things in the works and super secrets......we are very excited to share some news we've been bursting to share for over a year.  Jo Morton is now designing with Moda fabrics.  We learned of her move over a year ago but assured her that her secret was safe with us -- it was her news to share, not ours.

Our Moda man said Jo's first line should be shown at spring market in May.  We also understand she will continue her Little Women's Club.  We realize many of you participated in the program in the past and grew tired of it so we are apprehensive about offering the program since it requires a financial and time commitment.  If you would be interested in participating in a Little Women's Club, let us know.  If the interest is there we'd love to offer it.

Pictured below are previous club offerings to give you an idea of what the club is about in case you're not familiar with it.
We have openings in our Anderson's Farm button of the month program.  Unfortunately, we don't know what the finished quilt will look like (it's a mystery) but if you're familiar with Lynette Anderson you know it's going to be very sweet.

Finished size is approximately 34" x 48".  We have two options:  #1 - hand painted button and pattern for $16.95 or #2 - hand painted button, pattern, and fabric for $19.95.  The program runs for 10 months.

Kay has stitched the first month and is eagerly awaiting arrival of block 2.  If you're participating in this program and would like us to add the thread and/or stabilizer please let us know.  Debby will process blocks of the month around March 10.
Our shipment of the spring issue of Simply Vintage arrived yesterday.  We can't say enough about how much we enjoy each issue of the magazine.  If you're on automatic to receive a copy, Debby will get your order processed.  If you'd like to be sure you don't miss an issue, please let us know and we'll add you to the list.  Price is $17.99.
We're very excited our friend Robin made the cover of the magazine again.  We have kits available for her "The Bluebird Sings".  The kit includes the background fabrics, wool for applique, and binding.  The quilt finishes 20" x 20".  You'll need the Simply Vintage magazine for the pattern - kit cost is $25.95.
Debby recently finished a project we're sure you're going to love.  Her "Little Critter Purse" is so cute that we all want to stop everything and make one.  She said the instructions are very clear -- and the zipper isn't hard to install using the pattern instructions.  The bag finishes 4" x 6" so is the perfect size for sewing notions or make up or drawing supplies for the grandkids or just about anything.

Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for the bag, wool for applique (you could substitute fabric if desired) and the sports zipper.......yep, no having to hunt the zipper -- we supply it for you.
Since this is getting rather long, we will close.  We have a busy week next week preparing for the Dallas quilt show.  The show will be held at the Dallas Market Hall, NW corner of I35E & Market Center Blvd, March 11-13.  Hours on the 11th and 12th are 10-5 and hours on the 13th are 12-5.  For more info you can check out the guild website at

We'll share other shows and events as the time gets closer to the event.  See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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