We’re going to
warn you up front that this email might be a bit
lengthy as we haven’t sent one out in a
while. I’m not sure if that’s
good news or bad, but we have lots to tell you
about, so let’s get to it.
First off, for those of you who have been
waiting for Kim
Diehl’s new book –
Christmas Tidings, it is here
and it is wonderful. Not only does
Kim have some great new projects, but the
recipe for the Gingerbread
Cake with Vanilla Sauce might just
have to be on the menu very
There’s a little bit for everyone
– a little appliqué, a little
wool and some fun piecing. We’re
even offering a deal. The book is
$29, but if you order by May 27th, we’ll
give you 20% off, which brings it down to
$23.20! Let us know if we can reserve
one for you!!
by Row Experience will be starting
next month and we’ve thought really
hard as to how we wanted to address this
year’s theme – Home
Sweet Home. If you’ve
visited our Facebook page, we did give you
a preview, but here is what our row is for
this year …
Last year you
might remember that we had a watermelon
theme throughout the shop. Well, guess what
it's going to be this year?? Patriotic!!
We'll be flying the red, white and blue
all summer long and have lots of projects
that will be patriotic/Americana themed.
Row by Row starts June 21st.
We’ve finally have our
website updated. We have lots
of new kits available, all
of our Block/Project
of the Month are now are listed
and Teri has popped some new
recipes (they are marked “new”)
for some good summer eats! Remember
you can always stop on the Quilts
for Sale pages if you need a last
minute gift. We won’t tell and
you can say with a straight face –
“of course it’s handmade”
– you just don’t need to add
Speaking of the Block
of the Month stuff… be sure
to take a look at Latimer
Farms. This quilt has been wildly
popular and after working with Marcus fabrics
to extend the longevity of the fabric line,
we can continue offering this great quilt.
It’s a wonderful twist on a sampler
quilt. We know that the pieces look
small, but the designers have thought of
everything and have made it so easy.
We’ve had lots of positive feedback
from girls already working on it.
This is probably one of the best programs
that we have been involved in for quite
some time. Even if you are a confident
beginner, you’ll have no problems.
Calling all Jo
Morton fans!!! ... You are,
most likely aware that she is now designing
for Moda fabrics and her new line, Gratitude,
will be arriving in August. Jo has
designed a quilt using her new fabrics and
we are preselling them as Moda has told
us there is a limited supply. As you
can see, it’s going to be her nice,
warm colors (although she is now dabbling
in teals!). The quilt is 60" x 60"
and the cost of the kit is $130. If
you preorder your kit by the end of the
month, you’ll only pay $95.
After that, the price will go back up.
So let us know if you want us to reserve
one for you!! We’re also giving
link to see all the fabrics in the line.
Honestly, the images are a little paler
than the real fabric. We have a charm
pack in the shop and when you compare, the
real ones are darker. But you get
the idea by looking at the fabric.
Pan is another wonderful designer
from Australia and is designing fabrics
for Red Rooster fabrics. Her new line,
the Flowers is just adorable.
We’ve used these fabrics and paired
them with her book, Patchwork
Loves Embroidery, and had a blast
making some of the projects. We also
have a kit for the panel (look for that
on the kit pages). Handwork comes
in “handy” when traveling in
Lastly, we just wanted to give you a heads
up for the PICNIC
this summer. We’ve been getting
calls for the date as some of you need to
get some time off (cough, cough, sniff,
sniff!) for the day. We usually do
the first Monday, but that’s the Fourth
of July, so it will be on the next Monday
– July 11th. We’ll
be holding it at FourSquare Church again
– we do love their air conditioning!!!
Hope you will come and bring what you’ve
been working on lately. We’ll
have more info closer to the date.
See you soon,
Teri & Marty