officially began last week. We are starting to see the leaves change
and feel a chill in the air. If you're like us, we are getting in the
mood for cooler temps and fall activities.
Our first project should help you get ready for fall. The Sunflower
Pincushion is very easy to make. As usual, we modified the instructions
but your kit will include our changes. Your $5.95 kit includes the
changes we made, wool for the pincushion top and fabric for the back.
The pattern contains instructions for an additional two pincushions and
is sold separately for $9.
Another project that is sure to make you
think of fall is "Moon Dance". Your $21.95 kit includes the pattern,
background fabric, and wool for applique. We finished ours as a framed
piece but your kit contains enough background fabric that you could
finish as a wall hanging or small quilt.
If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $9.50.
As we were organizing our warehouse we ran
across a few more Yazzi and craft bags. We are down to less than a
handful of each. As a reminder, production has stopped on both these
styles so once they're gone, they're gone forever. If you want one,
please let us know quickly by calling 479-372-7403 so you won't be
Yazzi bags are $34.95 each. Craft case is $26.95 each.
Reiko Kato's new book, The New Adventures of
Billy and Sue, arrived. It contains absolutely darling motifs....all
sorts of inspiration for quilts, wall hangings, and totes. If you
pre-ordered a copy, Debby is preparing your book for mailing or putting
it in your folder. If you didn't pre-order, we have several extra
copies and will be glad to hold one for you.
184 pages $42.95
It was a good week if you're as wild about
books as we are. Kathy Sullivan's book, A Change of Seasons, also
arrived. It's full of great projects in typical Kathy Sullivan style.
Great photos and clear instructions. If you pre-ordered a copy, Debby
is taking care of you. If you didn't and would like a copy, please let
112 pages $27.99
Thanks to everyone who emailed us about our
mystery critter. April L pointed us to a very interesting website to
help with identifying birds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a
wealth of information at the touch of a button. Cornell Lab
Mystery solved.......he's a black vulture......and as many of you commented......we must of had a tasty treat close by.
We will leave you with that bit of info and be back next Thursday. See you soon.
for all your nice comments about our version of Blackbird Designs' "The
Raven" quilt. We are on schedule to start the block of the month in
October. As with any of our blocks of the month, you can start any
time.....we're very flexible.
As many of you know, we often modify patterns but are also designers
ourselves. When we saw Bunny Hill's red and white winter line we knew
we wanted to do something fun with it. Debby designed this darling
table runner. Your "Snow Days" kit includes the pattern, fabric for the
top, and binding. It finishes 49" x 16". Kit is $24.95.
If you don't need a table runner, it would be equally cute displayed on a
wall. What a quick and easy gift for the holiday season!
Another darling snowman kit is "Rosie". She
finishes 18" x 24". Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for
the top, and binding. The pattern also includes instructions for making
a larger version (we'll be happy to help you choose fabrics for the
We were very
excited to learn about a new magazine devoted to wool. "Wool Works"
will debut in January and will be published quarterly. If you'd like to
be sure to receive a copy, please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call 479-372-7403 and we'll get you on the list.
The magazine is geared to those who enjoy wool applique, rug hooking or
quilting with wool. Subjects covered will include secrets of dying your
own wool, visits to quilting and hooking guilds, and how to master
embroidery stitches (among many other topics).
Each issue is $10.99.
We love living in the country but must
confess we're never sure what sort of critter we will see. The other
day we were leaving the shop and spotted the oddest looking bird near
our sign. He/she had a brown head and neck and a black body. At first
we thought vulture, then crow, then raven......but we're not sure what
he is. Maybe you'll spot him next time you're at the shop.
We will leave you to think about our critter. See you again next Thursday.
and Erin had a great time at the Springfield show. It was Erin's first
time to help at a show so she was on sensory overload with wonderful
booths and beautiful quilts in the show......we're quite sure she was
close to the max on her phone photo memory.
Welcome to all the new subscribers. We're so happy you are letting us share our love of what we do with you each Thursday.
We are super excited to be able to share a photo of our version of
Blackbird Designs' "The Raven" quilt. Kay's been working on the sample
and it's ready for quilting. Our backgrounds are all Diamond Textiles
fabrics. We added a border to ours and your kit will include all
fabrics for the border as well as the border instructions and templates.
The block of the month begins in October and lasts 11 months. $24.95
per month which includes all fabric for the top, borders, binding, and
border instructions. The book is required and is available for an
If you'd like to reserve a spot, give Darlene a call at 479-372-7403.
While we're on the subject of Blackbird
Designs, we have an update on the Secret Garden booklet. Alma notified
us the booklet is at the printer's office this week and should be
shipped to Moda next week. Moda processes orders quickly so we are
hopeful the wait is finally almost over.
We appreciate your patience in waiting. If you're not on the list but
would like us to reserve a copy for you, please e-mail
(email@example.com) or call 479-372-7403. Cost is $16
another new Yoko Saito book, "Yoko Saito's Traditional Block Patterns".
It includes patterns for 66 blocks and is a beautifully photographed
book. It includes patterns for triangle blocks, nine-patch blocks,
basket blocks, star blocks (just to name a few)......a great additional
to your library. $32.95
Several weeks ago we shared a photo of a
cute crow quilt in progress. Jane H finished our sample and we're
pleased to be able to share it with you. Your $22.95 kit includes
fabric for the top and binding. The pattern is sold separately for $9.
The pattern contains instructions to make an additional two quilts.
We hope you're enjoying these last few weeks
of summer. As you're putting together your fall calendar don't forget
to add the Saline Quilters a Guild biennial show. "Quilting in the Heart
of Arkansas" will be held Friday, Sep 16 9:00-7:00 and Sat, Sep 17
9:00-3:00 at the Benton County Event Center on I-30 in Benton, Arkansas.
There will be over 100 quilts on display, vendors, and door prizes.
Admission is $5. If you would like more info please visit http://quilttalk.org/