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, August 3, 2016
you've been to a large quilt show you've probably seen Yazzi bags. We
have known about them for quite some time, but since they're an
Australian company felt shipping costs would make them too expensive.
We were very pleased when they opened an office in the US. We fell in
love with their craft roll up bag; we're not sure what it was originally
designed to hold but we think it's perfect for holding Valdani thread.
As is often the case, we fall in love with products which are being
discontinued. Alas, our favorite bag is no longer being produced. We
contacted Yazzi and bought the few remaining bags in the world.
Here's our burgundy bag filled with thread (we have 1 burgundy bag
left)........no........the bag you purchase will not contain thread or
needles or scissors......it'll be empty so you can fill it.
The bag rolls up and is closed with Velcro.
The outer and inner bag is soft fabric. Zippers open and close with
little effort. We've had our bag over a year and the plastic hasn't
yellowed or become brittle. Cost is $34.95
The photo below shows the bag as it looks when it is closed. Please
note the color on our photograph is not a good representation of the
actual bag color. If color is important to you, please visit the Yazzi
site to get a better idea of the actual color. Yazzi bags
Of course, if you're local you can buzz in the shop and see the actual
bag. In addition to 1 burgundy and 1 black, we have several green,
purple, teal, and navy bags. Let us know which color we can reserve for
We also received our shipment of
Quiltmania's Special Children's 2016 issue. Don't let the title fool
you -- there's several projects that would be wonderful for any
age......who can resist owls, sheep, and turtles?! $22.99
We also received the 4th installment to
Crabapple Hill's Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild. This installment
shows how to put everything together. If you're on automatic to receive
the pattern, Debby is processing your order. If you're not and would
like to get a pattern, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
call 479-372-7403. $10
For those who may not be familiar with this project, each panel is a
separate pattern available for $10 each. If you would like any (or all)
panel patterns, let us know.
Meg also designed a companion piece to
complement the quilt. The pattern is for the image only (you decide how
you want to finish yours). Meg plans to finish hers as a pillow. The
image size is 12" x 24 1/2". Since this is an extra pattern, please let
us know if you'd like it -- we won't just assume you want it. Cost is
Kay is doing a wool trunk show and workshop
for the Village Quilt Guild in Hot Springs Village next week. If you're
planning to attend and would like her to be your personal shopper and
bring you goodies, please email or call with your list by Sunday, August
7. She will be packing on August 8.
The 29th annual Little Balkans Quilt Guild show in Pittsburg KS is right
around the corner. The show will be held Sep 2 (9:00-6:00) and Sep 3
(9:00-4:00) at the Memorial Auditorium, 503 N Pine. Unfortunately, we
dragged our feet and didn't get our vendor application submitted in time
but we will definitely try to do better next year. We'll miss seeing
everyone in the Pittsburg area. For more info about the show please
We hope to have photos of The Raven quilt in progress in the newsletter
next week. It's looking pretty awesome. Hope to see you soon.