It seems like forever since we've sent out a hot
sheet (we don't dare go back and look - we'd probably be very
embarrassed!!), but we have been planning some really exciting
programs for this summer and wanted to make sure that all our
ducks were in a row before introducing them. But before we get
started on that ...
Some of you like to know in advance the dates for the PICNIC.
This year it will be JULY 10th.
We will be having the sale in the morning (9 am - 12 noon),
and then we will adjourn to FourSquare Church just around the
corner and have a wonderful picnic and show 'n tell - all compliments
of YOU! (Dish to pass and be sure to bring your latest fun projects).
We will be introducing 4 new BLOCK
OF THE MONTH projects shortly.
is finally ready. No fault of ours, the pattern got delayed.
The quilt is gorgeous and will be on the wall next week.
is a new series from Suzn Quilts that used the dresden shape
in some very unique ways. Each month you complete a little (tiny)
6 x 8 mini quilt that goes on a fun little stand (included in
is a new program from Lynette Anderson, so all of you
who have purchased her Apliquick rods, get them out and dust
them off! You'll have fun learning to use the rods and you'll
have a great project in the end.
The last project that we are introducing is
AT HOME IN THE GARDEN
by Norma Whaley.
This wool project has 12 blocks that have a
"primitive Baltimore Album-ish" look.
... So those are the new programs we will
be starting shortly.
We will have more information on the site
with pricing, sizes, etc by next week.
Teri & I have been planning our summer activities for a
while - it has taken more time than we had anticipated, but
we're pretty pleased with the end result - if we say so ourselves!
Each month, May-August, we will hold a DEMO DAY at the shop
highlighting a specific technique, project or tool. For your
viewing pleasure we will have lots of samples in the shop -
thanks to some very gracious designers .
We've tried to get a nice cross section of techniques so you
will, hopefully, learn something this summer! Here are the dates
and topics ...
|May 13 - Cake
Mix from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
We've done a Facebook post on these new recipes, but now we're
going to show you how it's done and what the end results are.
The Cake Mix pads are kind of like Thangles, but they have
multiple sizes all on one page. They are geared to work with
Layer Cakes (10" squares) and the idea is that with 1 Layer
Cake square, 1 background 10" square and 1 Cake Mix sheet,
you can make the units for a block - all extremely accurate
(so good for beginners) and lots of design possibilities.
At this point there are 4 different Cake Mix packets, but knowing
Carrie Nelson, more will be coming.
10 - The Bag Lady Comes To Town
Even if bags, totes, organizers, cases, etc aren't your thing,
' cause they're so complicated, then ByAnnie's projects are
going to be right up your alley. You've never seen zippers go
into bags as easily as she makes it happen. She is also the
originator of Soft N Stable which gives all bags a wonderful
"designer" look. Personally, I can't wait to see her
new pattern, Pack It In, which has 3 different sized nesting
totes. Annie has also developed a great mesh that is nice and
soft for pockets that you can see through. Gotta love these
15 - One Sister Designs
Janet Nesbit has been designing quilts for years and years
and her quilts always have a fun, whimsical look to them. She
also designs fabrics for Henry Glass. Janet has many quilts
that use her stack/cut/rearrange/stitch back together technique.
It's easy peasy and you'll love making her quilts.
12 - Traditional Primitives by Missy Carpenter
We recently ran across Missie's tools and technique for English
paper piecing when we were looking for an easier approach to
the method - and she has it in spades! She uses a starch based
basting method that is really easy and gets you to the hand
stitching pronto! Missie also likes to add wool to her projects
and the combination is outstanding. Be sure to attend this demo!
Each demo day will have 2 times - 10 am to 12 noon or 1 to
3 pm. We figured that this would give you a little inspiration
this summer and as an added incentive, we have one more enticement
... on September 22 we're
having one of our DESSERT PARTIES
at FourSquare Church and will be featuring YOUR work. Bring
projects that are from any of the 4 seminars during the summer
and be part of our Show 'n Tell. We'll also be giving out prizes
for completed projects. And ... we'll be doing an overview of
the 4 demos in case you missed one so you can get a general
So that's what we've been up to. We hope that you'll ink us
in on your calendar and we'll see you on some of the dates above.
We'll also be updating the website with new kits early next
week. We have some really cute spring-y projects ready for you
to jump into!
Take care and happy Spring!!!