Wednesday, January 8, 2020

New Jan Patek block of the month

You probably say the same thing about cooky weather where you live but.....temps in the 60s today with rain tomorrow and temps dropping to the 20s following by possibly freezing rain and snow Saturday but highs in the 40s on Sunday.  It's no wonder we dress in layers.

We are super excited to share our newest block of the month, Sleigh Bells designed by Jan Patek.  We liked Jan's pattern but once we started making it decided we didn't enjoy making the template pieced trees and houses..... did what we often do and changed the pattern.  Our version is entirely appliqued without any template piecing.  Our version finishes 68 1/2" x 78 1/2".

We are offering this as a block of the month beginning Feb.  Each month for 8 months you'll receive fabric to make a block or row along with a schematic showing the use of each fabric.  During the 8th month, you'll receive fabric for the borders, binding and buttons to complete the snowman pail faces.  You'll also receive our changes. The book, Sleigh Bells, must be purchased separately.  The book cost is $18.99.

The block of the month cost is $21.95 per month for 8 months.

If you are currently in one of our blocks of the month, Debby is happy to combine shipments to save postage costs.  Please e-mail and let us know you'd like to be added to the program.

If you haven't been in one of our blocks of the month, please call 479-372-7403 and we will get you signed up.  We will need your name, address, phone number, e-mail and method of payment (VISA, MC, Discover, AMEX). 
We've had a chance to make more kits of one of our most popular embroidery projects - Yard of Snowmen.  Our sample is stitched with red Valdani perle cotton size 12 but since we've had several requests for it in blue we have also made kits using blue thread.

Your $28.95 kit includes the pattern, stitchery fabric, binding and a ball of Valdani perle cotton thread all in a nice zipper project bag.  If you're ordering on line choose either the red or blue version.  If you're calling us to place your order, let us know which colorway you'd prefer.
We received Karen Styles' newest book, Seams like Yesterday from Quiltmania.  The book is typical of Quiltmania books -- beautifully illustrated with clearly written instructions.  The book contains patterns for 15 quilts and has 8 pages of full size templates.  168 pages

The cost is $51.99.  If you do the math, you'll discover that's only $3.47 per pattern.
It's hard to believe it is almost time for our birthday party.  This year for our celebration we have decided that rather than make it a one day event that we will celebrate the entire week Jan 25 through Feb 1 on the days we are regularly open (Jan 25, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 1).  We hope you'll mark your calendars and plan to join the fun.

We're still working on our celebration plans but wanted to give you some advance notice. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring two books about barn quilts.  Both books contain a wealth of information along with color photos.  Each is $29.95 or buy both for $49.95. 
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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