Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Anderson's Farm layout

Kay had a great time at the show in Wichita:  beautiful quilts, sweet people, and a nice location.  We are home for a few weeks before we pack up and head to the show in Edmond OK July 8 - 9 (9:00-5:00 both days).  The show will be held at the Memorial Road Church of Christ (Summit Building), 2221 E Memorial Road, Edmond.  If you'd like more info you can visit the guild website at

One of the most enjoyable parts of vending at shows is getting to meet new people.  Saturday afternoon a lady stopped by with two very sweet children.  One immediately noticed the project displayed on our front table and read it to her brother "That's it ..... I'm calling Santa".  She went on to mention mom had to call Santa on her brother last year.  You can imagine the course of the conversation from that point with both children explaining everything one would need to know about the Santa system.

If you'd like a fun conversation starter, we have kits available for "That's It".  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, all fabrics for the pillow (back included) and wool for applique.  If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $9.50.
Being inquisitive children, they continued to explore everything in the booth.  Our "Liberty" table runner caught the attention of the little boy.  He sheepishly asked if those were eyes on the quilt (he was referring to the white flowers on each end of the table runner)......quilting through the eyes of a child.....

If you'd like to make your own "Liberty" (aka eyeball) table runner, we have kits available.  Your $58.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabrics (notice the beautifully pieced background), wool for applique, borders and binding.  It finishes 25" x 50".

The only photo we have of this piece was taken when it was hanging on the wall.  Both ends are identical.
The Row by Row Experience began Tues, Jun 21.  If you're not familiar with Row by Row it's basically a giant shop hop with stores in all 50 states and Canada participating.  You visit participating shops between Jun 21 and Sep 6 and pick up a free pattern.  The theme this year is Home Sweet Home.

Most shops offer kits so you can make your row exactly like theirs.  We have a cotton version available for $15.95 and wool version (cotton backgrounds) for $24.95.

Unfortunately, we cannot mail kits until after the event ends Nov 1.  If you're out of the area and would like to reserve a kit for mailing, let us know. 
Most shops participating in Row by Row also opted for a personalized fabric license plate.  Ours is available for $5.95.  We are able to mail license plates now so let us know if you'd like one.  We would also love to see what you create with your license plates.  Last year we saw quilts and totes made using the plates. 
We've been having a lot of fun with Anderson's Farm.  We're sold out but Lynette will be starting another group later this year.  You can sign up via her website at

Lynette posted a blog update with a peek of the Anderson's Farm quilt layout.  You can visit her blog at to see a preview of the finished quilt's layout. 
Debby is still learning how to use her leg scooter apparatus.  She is very appreciative of all the cards and well wishes she's received from so many of you.  If things work out, we are hopeful she will be back to the shop in a few weeks.

We'll be back next week with photos of a few blocks from The Raven quilt.  We know many of you are eager to see what we're doing with the pattern.  See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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