The Wooly Block Row by Row 2020 officially kicks off today (Oct 1). We are always so excited to get to design an 8" block for the program. The theme this year was "Into the Woods" and we think Kay did a great job interpreting the theme with her Woodland Buddies pattern. Visit https://quilterstrek.com/ for a complete list of participating shops and rules.
If you'd like a kit for Woodland Buddies, we have them available for $19.95. Kits include the pattern and wool.
Harvest Blessings is a great fall wall hanging. It was designed by our friend Norma Whaley. Your kit contains a nice variety of fabrics to create a scrappy wall hanging. Your $68.95 kit includes the pattern, wool for applique, an assortment of shirting type cream fabrics, homespun fabric for baskets and borders, inner border and binding.
38" x 38" Sorry for the not so good photo. This was taken before the quilt was quilted....it looks much better quilted.
Bonnie Sullivan's newest book What Once was Old is now in stock. In this book Bonnie repurposes items such as old linens, damaged towels, sheet music, bed springs and a variety of items into very creative projects. The book contains 20 projects that are sure to spark your creativity. We have never seen a book like this. The embroidery stitches used for her projects are also illustrated. 152 pages $45.95
We also were able to get a few copies of Anni Downs' out of print book, The Home Patch. If you're interested in adding this charming book to your library, don't delay. It is no longer in print and is becoming very scarce. $45.95
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring Hoot the Owl kits. We have a couple kits left. Your $19.95 kit includes the out of print pattern, background cotton, wool for applique (please note some wool may not be the exact wool we used in our sample) and backing fabric.
We hope to keep you updated on quilt shows for 2021. We are sad to share news that the Dallas Quilt Show for 2021 has been postponed to 2022. You can read the entire release by visiting the FB page - Dallas Quilt Show - but it says in part "After a great deal of discussing, considering and weighing the benefits and risks of holding our annual show, the Quilters Guild of Dallas Board of Directors voted to postpone the show until March 2022.......We look forward to a successful show in 2022."
Like many of you, we are disappointed. We know many of you in the DFW area eagerly anticipate visiting us and shopping. We are working to put together some Diamond fabric bundles to share in future newsletters in hopes that will help soothe your disappointment.
ren't these early fall days wonderful! They inspire us.
New fabrics also inspire us. New shipments are slowly arriving. We received a wonderful line of black fabrics from Kathy Hall at Andover Fabrics. We are offering bundles of the entire line. Each bundle will contain 16 prints.
The fall issue of Simply Vintage arrived (#36). It's full of great fall projects, some of which are pictured below. 18 projects for only $18.99
If you're on auto ship for the magazine, Debby will be processing your order soon. If you're not and would like to be, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-372-7403 to sign up.
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share a kit designed by Cheri Payne. The candy corn are paper pieced; the applique is wool. Your $36.95 kit includes all fabric and wool to make the top and binding.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a kit with one of our favorite motifs - a snowman. Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric to make the quilt top, wool for applique, snowflake buttons and binding.
We are super excited to share our newest fabrics from Kim Diehl. We have been fans of her style since we discovered her years ago and are slowly building our selection of her fabrics. We are offering bundles of the bolts we have in stock. Each bundle will contain the 11 prints shown below.
In a previous newsletter we mentioned shipping delays. The tea towel for the October tea towel of the month is on backorder with an anticipated ship date the end of September. As soon as we receive the towels, we will process your order if you're on auto ship for the tea towels. If you aren't on auto ship and know you'll want a kit, please send us an email email@example.com. $11.95 includes the pattern and towel
If you're looking for a practical and fun quilt you need look no further. Bunnie M recently used a couple of our Diamond Textile jelly rolls to make a Jelly Roll Race quilt. What a great quilt! We were able to get enough jelly rolls to make 5 kits. The pattern can be found on the web by searching for Jelly Roll Race Quilt. The pattern is quick, easy and versatile. Bunnie chose to make her quilt 66" x 66" square but you could make yours rectangular if you wish.
Your Jelly Roll Race kit includes 2 Diamond Textile English Garden jelly rolls and binding. $59.95
The fall issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher arrived. It contains 21 fall themed projects. $9.99
If we had time we'd translate many of the designs to wool applique. For example, the cross stitched pillow in the upper right hand corner would make an adorable wool applique piece. It also would be a beautiful punch needle project......let your creativity blossom.....
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute friendship kit. It finishes 5" x 7". Your $12.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.
We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. We spent a quiet day doing our normal routine. Maybe it's all in our mind but it seems like the air gets crisper and the leaves start turning right after the holiday.
We're excited to share one of Debby's newest little quilts. If you get a chance to visit the shop in person, you must take a few minutes and look at the quality of her stitching. Several people have commented her stitches are so perfect that it looks like the stitching was done by a machine. We reworked the pattern for "My Little Year" and your kit will include the changes we made. Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric. It finishes 16 1/2" x 20 1/2".
Our friend Jane H recently finished "Stars and Stripes". This is a quick and easy pattern. Our kit features a mixture of Moda fabrics including French General fabrics. Your $56.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding. The quilt finishes 56" x 70". When you place your order, let us know if you'd like us to help you choose backing fabric.
We are taking pre-orders for "Red and Green Quilts". The book contains 14 patterns of two color quilts from fourteen designers including Jo Morton, Lisa Bongean, Edyta Sitar and Paula Barnes. The book is supposed to ship mid-November but we are noticing ship dates are being moved quite often. We are also noticing many items are out of stock with no projected replacement date. If you'd like to be on the pre-order list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $28.99
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring Pretty Petals. The kit includes the book, background cotton, wool for applique and binding. It finishes 42" x 42". $99.95
Update from Kay. My sister and I had a wonderful experience at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. The doctor spent a lot of time investigating Donna's case and was able to properly diagnose her condition and prescribe the correct medicine. Thanks to everyone who sent private messages of support and details of your experience.