Monday, October 7, 2019

Snowman Sighting

Isn't this cooler weather refreshing?  It makes us feel energized and creative....perhaps cooler weather and increased creativity are reasons fall quilt market is always held toward the end of October.  We chose to miss fall market for several reasons with the most important being the fact that many of our favorite designers won't be at market.  With the high cost of attending market and with the ease of communicating new products via the internet and social media it's a wonder anyone has a booth.  If you see something from market that you'd like us to explore, please let us know.  We're always looking for new and exciting things.

Quiltmania #133 arrived and, as usual, didn't disappoint us. It contains photos from 5 exhibits including the Sydney quilt show and Sisters Outdoor show.  You'll also find patterns for 7 projects (2 of which are mystery quilts).  $13.99

If you're on auto ship, Debby has processed your order.  If you're not and would like to be, please email
Debby recently finished the most darling snowman wall hanging.  We'd been waiting to share until we received our Ackfeld hangers.  Your $24.95 "Bo" kit includes the pattern, wool for applique, background cotton, binding, primitive dyed crochet edging, buttons and the darling star button in the center of the poinsettia.  He finishes 13 1/2" x 16" and looks very nice on the snowflake hanger.

The hanger is sold separately for $10.95. 
We received a great new book by Mary A. Blythe.  We weren't familiar with her work but after looking through the book will definitely be looking for future projects designed by her.  She uses variations of wool pennies in many of her projects.  The book contains 15 projects (13 table mats and 2 versions of an advent calendar) as well as tips on using wool.  80 pages $26.95
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we have one copy of Daine Gaudynski's Guide to Machine Quilting available.  The book contains step by step instructions to guide you from selecting fabric to binding the quilt.  Topics include choosing batting and backing fabric, basting your quilt top, marking quilting designs, a discussion about thread, and the proper sequence of quilting.  128 pages $24.95
The fall craft fair season is right around the corner.  Since the venue at the Embassy Suites in Rogers closed we won't have a booth; however, the shop will be open extended days during craft fair season.  Mark your calendars -- we will be open Thurs - Saturday, Oct 17, 18 & 19, 9:00-3:00.
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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