Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New spring projects

What a difference a week can make!  Last week at this time we were eagerly anticipating the Dallas show and now everything from the Dallas show to spring Quilt Market to the April AQS Paducah show have been cancelled or rescheduled.  The quilt market owner is looking at doing a virtual market and Paducah has been rescheduled for Sep 2-5.

We made the decision to close the shop until March 31 for several reasons.  Our mother had a couple of falls which put her in the hospital for a while.  She is now in a rehab center for up to 14 days.  Needing to be flexible to visit mom, the fact the grandkids are out of school and the virus led to our decision to close temporarily.  However, we are happy to come to the shop and meet you if you need a shopping experience or to drop off a quilt for quilting.  We also are monitoring our on line shop and e-mails and will continue to mail.  Please call or text Darlene at 479-372-7403 to see up a meeting.

As we mentioned above, the Dallas show was cancelled.  We arrived in Dallas, set up our booth and went to dinner.  The next morning we were told the show was cancelled.  We were disappointed but definitely understood.....we decided to put a positive spin on the situation and look at is as good practice for future shows.  We had a lot of time to plan future projects as we drove home. 
The spring issue of Simply Vintage magazine arrived and, as usual, is filled with lots of adorable projects.  The price of the magazine has increased by $1 making it $18.99 but when you do the math you'll see each project is only 94 cents.

If you're on auto ship, Debby has processed your order. 
The first project we want to share looks difficult but actually is quite easy.  We chose to make ours using Diamond Textile's Common Thread line of fabric.  The pattern can be found in the Spring 2017 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.  Your $19.95 kit includes the magazine, fabrics for the top, wool for the applique and binding.  It finishes 9 3/4" x 12 1/2".
The next project is also found in Primitive Quilts & Project magazine (Spring 2016 issue).  "Simply Stated" by Briar Roots was a quick and fun project to make.  We chose to frame ours but it could easily be finished as a small wall hanging or pillow.  Your $15.95 kit includes the magazine, background fabric and wool.  Finishes 8" x 10".
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we have one kit for In the Meadow.  The kit includes the pattern, background fabric with stabilizer and binding.  We finished ours as a pillow but it would be equally nice finished as a wall hanging.

$22.95 - please e-mail to reserve your kit
We will be back next Thursday with projects we hope inspire you.

Darlene and Debby

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