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, January 11, 2017
News from the quilting world
a week ago as we sat down to write the weekly newsletter the
temperature was a bone chilling 12 degrees; today it's a balmy 70
degrees with wind gusts up to 40 mph. It's a good thing we like to
layer clothing or we'd be constantly digging through our winter clothing
tub.....then through our summer clothing tub.
This week we'd like to share a darling flannel quilt, Winter Folk Fun.
Erin did a great job making our sample (it's only the second large quilt
she's made). It's a great quilt for a beginning to advanced quilter.
The quilt features Bonnie Sullivan's flannel by Maywood Studio. The
"applique" shapes appear to be actual applique but are actually a
preprinted panel. Darlene did a great job quilting the quilt to make it
appear as though it's been appliqued.
Your $64.95 kit includes the pattern, preprinted center panel, fabric to
piece the borders, and binding. The quilt finishes 56" x 69"
If you'd prefer to design your own quilt, we
have the center panel (it includes the long blocks with the cardinal
and the Let it Snow banner, the 4 snow people heads, and the snow scene)
available for $10.
We have kits for "Little Critters" back in stock. This cute little
purse finishes 4" x 5 1/2". Debby made the sample and said the
instructions are very well written. Your $19.95 kit includes the
pattern, purse fabric, wool for applique, and zipper.
We should receive our shipment of Wool Works
magazine within the next few days. If you've already reserved a copy,
you don't need to take any further action. If you haven't reserved and
would like to get a copy, please let us know quickly
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-372-7403). The first printing is
sold out; we have 7 extra copies and they're on a first come, first
We have several quilt world related items to
share. We know many of you look forward to the Oklahoma City Winter
Quilt show. This year it was to be held Jan 12-14. Unfortunately, the
owner of QSC Expos passed away very unexpectedly. Since there's no
successor to produce the event, the show has been cancelled.
Barbara Brackman announced in her Dec 29, 2016 blog post she is retiring
from writing quilt books and magazine articles. She also is not
designing any fabric lines. She will, however, still write her blog and
share on Instagram. She writes an entertaining and informative blog
which you can find by clicking Barbara Brackman. We're particularly sorry to read she won't be designing new fabric.
As many of you know Kay is absolutely crazy
about applique. During our Christmas brunch, she was snapping photos of
the restaurant decor and declaring "ooooh that would make a nice
applique......oh my goodness.....that would be so cute as an
applique.....". She was very sad to learn one of her applique mentors,
Sue Garman passed away this week. If you're interested in quilting even
the tiniest bit, you owe it to yourself to visit Sue's blog. It's a
treasure trove of inspiration. You can find it by clicking Sue Garman
We had considered one of Sue's pattern for use as a block of the month.
One thing led to another and we didn't follow through so have a couple
pattern sets available. First come, first served.
"All Around the Town" is a set of 12 patterns with Sue's very detailed instructions to make a 63" x 63" quilt. $60 for the set
Debby will be out of the shop next week and
Kay will be working on her place. She'd love to see what you're working
on so why not make it a point to pop in the shop. See you soon.