Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Quilt market review

Before Kay gives you her impressions of fall quilt market, we'd like to share a very cute Christmas project.  Debby stitched and finished this set of 6 ornaments.  Your $24.95 kit includes the winter 2015 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine which contains the patterns (and lots of other great patterns), fabric, wool, buttons and 2 wooden hoops for finishing.  If you have the magazine, we'll deduct the magazine cost.  If you'd like more wooden hoops, we have them available for $2.50 each.
If we had to sum up fall quilt market in one word, that word would be "quiet".  Many of our favorite primitive designers didn't attend.  Several designers commented they had nothing new because, like us, there's not enough hours in the day to tend to family commitments, work outside the home, take care of aging relatives and have energy left to design.

We fell in love with Jo Morton's new line, Reflections.  In fact, we loved it so much we ordered the entire line.  Fabric should arrive in Jan and we are taking pre-orders for fat quarter bundles.  34 fat quarters for $93.50
We also liked Blackbird Designs new line, Sweet Cherry Wine.  We are considering picking and choosing our favorites and ordering some.  What do you think about it?
Barb and Alma also have a new book coming out in February featuring their quilt "Ripe for the Picking" which uses prints from their Sweet Cherry Wine line.  The book is $28 and we are taking pre-orders for it.
Primitive Gatherings' newest pattern, Liberty Gatherings, should be available soon.  If you'd like us to reserve a copy for you, please e-mail ( or call 479-372-7403.  The quilt features wool applique and piecing.  $30 
We picked up several new spring projects and will share them with you as we move into next year.  Meanwhile, we'll continue sharing new projects to get you in the mood for the holiday season which is just around the corner.

We will close with something we never thought we'd see in November......the forsythia bush at our neighbor's house is blooming.  Look closely and you'll yellow blossoms.  Crazy weather!!
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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