Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A Prairie Journey


Doesn't it feel like spring is right around the corner?  We are enjoying hearing the birds chatter and seeing the daffodils bloom.  Our neighborhood woodpecker sounds particularly busy this year.  

We don't like to start off with less than happy news but we want to be sure to get the word out.  For the past 18 months we've seen fabric prices slowly increase.  Prices continue to increase with a significant increase as of March 1. We have absorbed the price increases and managed to keep fabric at $9.95 per yard.  Unfortunately, we can no longer absorb the increase so effective March 15 all new fabric we receive will be sold at $10.95 per yard.  If you have quilts in the work that will need backing fabric, this would be a good opportunity to buy yardage before price increases.  

One other administrative note before we share and inspire you.....we are taking advantage of spring break this year so the shop will be closed March 21 - 28.  We'll be open Saturday, March 20 and reopen Thursday, April 1.  We need a little road trip to rejuvenate our batteries.

Several week ago we told you about our "A Prairie Journey" block of the month.  The program runs for 12 months.  The quilts vary in size with the smallest being 12 1/2" square and the largest 30" square.  You'll be exposed to a variety of techniques including piecing, cotton applique and wool applique.  Each month you'll receive fabric for one quilt top and binding.  The book must be purchased separately.  Month 1 - $25.99 for the book and $19.95 for the quilt kit.  Months 2-12 - $19.95 for the quilt kit.  

We now have photos of the quilts and want to share those with you.  Didn't Sharon P do a fantastic job selecting fabrics and making these quilts?

We have only a few openings left in this super fun block of the month.  Please e-mail or call 479-372-7403 to sign up. 
If you're like us, you have several projects in various stages of completion.  We have found by keeping our stitching tools in a case it's easy to grab a project as we are walking out the door.  Lynette Anderson designed a darling sewing case.  Lynette's patterns are very well written with easy to follow diagrams.  Your $37.95 "Mrs Hen" kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the sewing case and scissors case, wool for applique, and Busy Bee buttons.  

We are out of kits featuring the fabrics and wools we used for the sample.  The second photo below shows the current fabrics in the kit.  Wool may vary slightly from photo.  

A couple weeks ago we featured a cute basket of spring flowers (Morning Glory).  This week we are sharing a cute spring angel which would make a nice complement to the basket of flowers.  Your $14.95 "Spring Angel" kit includes the pattern, background cotton (the cream), and wools to complete the project.  This project was designed to be framed but it would be equally nice finished as a small pillow or wall hanging.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a Lynette Anderson kit, Bunny Garden.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, stitchery stabilizer and the darling hand painted snail and carrot buttons.  Finishes 12 1/2" x 13 1/2".  

We have only one kit so don't delay in emailing to reserve it.   
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

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