Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New look, new books, new kits

What a bizarre weather week!  The beautiful flowers we shared last week were covered in snow this past week....but temps are projected to be in the 70s by next week.  Since the official start of spring is just around the corner, Kay and Erin spent a few hours getting the shop ready for spring.  They reworked the back wall and it's now a spring feast for the eyes.  Since many of you can't pop over, we wanted to share a photo collage of some of the springy goodness.
We had a great time at the Dallas show last week.....beautiful quilts, wonderful hospitality, and tons of inspiration.  We ventured out of our comfort zone to find new shopping and new restaurants while in Dallas.  Let's just say we sometimes missed our exit and took several scenic routes around town.

The Quiltmania ladies were at the Dallas show so we picked up Bonnie Sullivan's new book.  It's a really great book filled with inspiration.  Since we aren't big piecers, we weren't particularly fond of the cover quilt but once we opened the book we knew it was a winner.  The second photo collage below shows some of the inspiration found between the book covers.  Let us know if we can reserve a copy for you.  $49.95
We also picked up a couple copies of Judy Newman's new book "Quilt for Life made with Love".  It's another great book filled with sunny quilts.  18 projects, 232 pages $51.95
Debby finished a really sweet spring wall hanging, "Pick Me Up".  Your $32.95 kit includes the spring issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, and binding.  This is a super quick and easy project so you'll have it finished well in time for spring decorating.  21 1/2" x 23"
We received notice the patterns for the Seaside Town block of the month by Lynette Anderson will be delayed by a few weeks.  We'd planned to kick the program off in April but will scoot the start date to May.  As a reminder, this is a mystery block of the month but if you're familiar with Lynette's designs you know it'll be very darling.  Each month for 12 months you'll receive a pattern, hand painted button, and fabric for a block.  During the 12th month you'll receive borders (if Lynette adds a border) and binding.  The quilt is approximately 34" x 44" and cost per month is $22.95 (plus shipping).

We are the only shop in the US offering this block of the month so don't delay in signing up.  You can get more info by visiting our website                      
The summer issue of Wool Works magazine will start shipping in April.  As many of you know, we offer an automatic shipment option for the magazines we carry.  If you'd like to be on auto ship, please e-mail us ( and we'll get you on the list.  $10.99 per issue plus shipping

Many of you received the premier issue of Wool Works magazine from us but we did not sign anyone up for auto ship -- we wanted to give you a chance to look over the magazine and decide whether it's one you wish to receive each time.

According to the editor, the summer issue will feature 6 new projects from The Old Tattered Flag, Spruce Ridge Studios, The Teacher's Pet, Cath's Pennies Designs, Briar Root Primitives, and Woolly Worms Rugs.  It will also include new dye recipes by Phyllis Jackson. 
Whew!  One thing led to another and we had a lot to share this week.  We'll be back next Thursday with more new projects to inspire you.  If you're in the area, hope you get a chance to stop by and see our new spring area.   See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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