Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Judging by the number who have stopped by the shop or ordered on line we believe this cooler weather has everyone in the mood to create.  We have to admit playing with wool isn't nearly as appealing when it's 95 degrees outside but with temps in the 80s we are ready to dig in our wool and sew.

Debby has been keeping up with the Bits by Joan angel series.  We thought spring was cute, summer was darling, but autumn is over the top great.  Of course, we love the rich autumn colors so we might be just a little bit biased.

Your $14.95 Autumn Angel kit includes the pattern, background cotton, and wool for applique.  The thread isn't included but we'd be happy to put together a thread kit for you.  Just let us know.
In case you missed it, here's the summer and spring angels.  Each kit is $14.95 and includes pattern, background cotton, and wool for applique.  All three angels finish the same size.  If you'd prefer to use your own supplies, each pattern is available for $7.
We are working on the Winter Angel and will have kits in the next couple of weeks.  If you'd like to be sure to get a winter kit, please e-mail (  Ours will possibly (probably) look a little different but you get the idea.
We are very pleased to be able to take pre-orders for Norma Whaley's new Quiltmania book.  We have known Norma for a long time and have been a huge fan of her work since she began designing.  Several years ago we hosted a trunk show of her work and have offered several of her projects as blocks of the month in the past.

The book should be out mid to late October.  If you'd like to reserve a copy, please let us know.  We expect it'll be a best seller so don't hesitate if you'd like a copy of the first printing.  $42.95
Reiko Kaito also has a new book coming out this fall.  "The New Adventures of Sue & Billy" looks like another inspiration filled book.  Let us know if you'd like to reserve a copy.  $42.95
The fall issue of Simply Vintage should ship next week.  If the cover is any indication of what's inside, it's going to be another great issue.  If you're interested in making the quilt in the upper left corner, we have the perfect background fabric.  It's not the same fabric Missy used when making the original but has the same primitive look.

If you're on automatic to receive Simply Vintage, you don't need to take any action -- we'll take care of everything.  If you'd like to be sure you never miss an issue, e-mail or call us and we'll get you set up.  If you like to pick and choose issues to buy and would like the fall issue, let us know.  $17.99
We've got more to share but this is getting long so we will close and be back next week with more to inspire you.  Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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