are so excited to be able to share a photo of our 2018 $10 block of the
month quilt, Mary's Farmhouse. It finishes 36" x 36". The background
fabrics are cotton and the applique is wool (the cream background is
cotton). We are taking sign ups now and hope you'll plan to join in on
the fun. The program starts in January and runs for 12 months. At the
end of the program, you'll have all fabric and wool for the top (binding
As Kay made the sample, she put together a list of optional supplies to
help you as you make your quilt. Soft Fuse to fuse the wool and cream
background cotton - $19.95 per roll. Chenille needles for stitching -
$2 per pack. Brown pigma pen for marking embroidery lines - $2.95. We
also offer a Valdani perle cotton #12 thead kit. The first month you'll
receive 2 ball and 3 bobbins for a cost of $12.90; the 2nd month you'll
receive 1 ball and 5 bobbins for a cost of $9.95; subsequent month
costs range from $0 - $4.
Let us know if you'd like to sign up by calling Darlene at 479-372-7403. She will also take your order for optional items.
Our first shipment of the winter issue of
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine sold so quickly we didn't
have time to announce the arrival in our newsletter. This issue is
packed with 29 projects. Some of you are probably saying to yourself "I
don't punch or cross stitch so why would I want this
magazine?"......we've been known to take punch needle patterns and to
convert them to applique....hint....hint. $14.99
We love it when all the Quiltmania magazines
arrive in one shipment. So much oooohhhing and aaaahhhing. If you're
on auto ship, Debby is processing your order. If you're not and would
like to be, give us a call at 479-372-7403.
Quiltmania #122 - we are loving that cover quilt! $13.99
Simply Vintage #25 - 20 projects for $17.99.....yeah.....that works out to less than $1 per pattern.
In closing we'd like to share a couple more
photos of the shop. When we opened 6 years ago we were in the main
building with an attached carport. We quickly outgrew our space so had
the carport enclosed. It became our classroom and storage space.....you
guessed it......we quickly outgrew the storage space so had an addition
added for storage. On our corporate executive brother's advice, we now
refer to our storage as our warehouse (it sounds so official).
Our carport/classroom now holds our wool, sale fabric, patterns
(including all of Lynette Anderson's patterns), our last call baby crib
which holds kits that are almost gone and our Ackfeld hangars on a
repurposed cup holder.
Be sure to put our holiday open house on
your calendar for Sat, Dec 2. We will be closed next Thursday for
Thanksgiving but open regular hours Tues & Sat (9:00-3:00).
you had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall leaves this
past week. It seems like they were slow turning but once they began,
the display was worth the wait.
Last week we shared photos of a couple
displays of our shop. From the e-mails we received, you enjoyed a
peek.....so we thought we'd share some more photos this week. The first
is a portion of our back wall; the second is a collage showing quilts
on the large display wall near the checkout stand. Before he passed
away, Debby's husband hung all sorts of pretty rod holders. We think
they add to the charm of the shop.
This week we want to share one of the
handiest storage tools we've found in a long time. Have you ever spent
precious time searching for your roll of Soft Fuse? That wasted time
will be wasted no more with your Super Roll Storage Box. The box will
hold 2 rolls of Soft Fuse or 1 roll of Soft Fuse, scissors, pencil,
patterns or fabric strips or just about whatever you'd like to store.
It measures 24" x 4" x 4"
The storage box and a roll of Soft Fuse is only $34.90 - your quilting
friend would love a Christmas gift. The empty storage box is $14.95.
Let us know how many we can reserve for you by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 479-372-7403.
Many of you know in addition to owning a
quilt shop and having a longarm quilting business that we are also
pattern designers. Several spotted one of Kay's creations in a photo
last week and inquired about it. Kits for "Pomegranates and Holly" are
now back in stock. Your $35.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric to make
the quilt top and binding. The quilt finishes 31" x 31".
Mark your calendars for our holiday open
house Saturday, Dec 2 from 9:00-3:00. We will have several new projects
to share, holiday gift giving ideas and cookies.
We have lots to share next week but will close for now. See you soon.
spent a fun filled day yesterday reorganizing and tidying up the shop.
Even though many would consider such an undertaking work, we consider
it play. It's always fun to rediscover treasures we'd forgotten about.
Below are some photos of our new look.
Sometimes we overlook sharing some great
kits with you. It's kind of like you may be with items around your
house - items become part of the decor and you forget about them until
you do fall or spring cleaning. "Window Pane" is one such quilt. We've
had it a while but it slipped our mind to tell you about this great
quilt. It's made using Kansas Troubles fabrics so has that wonderful
primitive look we love. The quilt finishes 52" x 75" so is the perfect
snuggling size for the upcoming cooler weather. Your $72.95 kit
includes the pattern, fabric for the top and binding.
It's the season to start thinking about
quick to make holiday gifts. Debby's "Easy Tumbler Table Runner" is
very quick and easy. She used Lori Holt's Thimble Ruler but the pattern
also includes a template if you prefer not to use the ruler. Your
$17.95 kit includes the pattern (with the template), fabric for the
runner and binding. Lori's ruler is available for an additional $9.95.
The runner finishes 15" x 33".
Before we close, a few words about fall
quilt market. It had an entirely different feel than previous markets.
Many of our "go to" designers were absent: Blackbird Designs, Bunny
Hill, 1894 Cottonwood House, Bareroots, Simply Put, The Little Red Hen,
Briar Roots, The Birdhouse, Hatched and Patched, Timeless Traditions.
Primitive Gatherings attended but had only a little stand near Moda with
none of her products; Buttermilk Basin had a single booth but it wasn't
decorated in her usual over the top full of antiques and eye candy
Many designers opted to purchase half booths (only 4' deep). If you
followed any social media market updates you likely saw many dozens
photos of bright, contemporary booths.
Although there wasn't a lot that interested us, we did find a new wool
designer and have several of her patterns on order. We also enjoyed
visiting with Bits by Joan, Little Red Button Company and Heart to
We will continue in our primitive look despite what everyone else seems to be doing.......we love our look and hope you do too.
We'll be back next week with more to inspire you. See you soon.