What's New!
        
               
Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? Most of us are figuring that Easter will be the holiday we can plan for next with so many lovey Spring-like fabrics around.  If you missed our Open House on the January 6th, it was a lot of fun and there were a surprising number of quilters here considering the nasty weather. I think they were here to get supplies for quilt fun on a stormy day.  If you missed this event,our next one is scheduled for Sunday, March 31st.  We'd love to see you!

 
                                                             QUILT RUSH
                                                    Northern California's 20th Annual Shop Hop
                                                                April 10-14, 2019 (Wed - Sun)
                                                                  "20 Years ... What a Rush!!"
Prizes!!!!
Grand Prize:  $1,200 shopping spree!

Second Prize:  ~$500 in quilting supplies, fabrics,
books, and notions!

Third Prizes:  12 Winners!   ~$250 in quilting supplies,
fabrics, books, and notions in a beautiful hand-painted flower pot!

Plus...FREE 5" fabric squares and a FREE pattern,at each shop!

And...Each shop will give away a $25 GIFT CARD each day!

Most shops also have a SUPER SPECIAL each day!

All claims made or implied, including but not limited to: 
kits, giveaways, and door prizes, are based on eligibility and/or while supplies last.
All prizes must be claimed within 60 days or are forfeited. 

                                          CLASSES

Have you started any new projects? Or are you like many of us, looking for ways to use up favorite fabrics you have stashed away.  Check out our classes to see ways to satisfy either idea.   

Carol Gustafson has started a new Block of the Month called Stargazing. It is made with Marcus Brothers' gorgeous suede-like Aged Muslin. The first get together for this quilt was on the Wednesday, January 16th.It's an evening sewing opportunity from 6-8:30pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month. If you love the quilt, but don't want to attend the sewing sessions, you can pick up the kit any time after that month's session as long as you let us know you will want one. Patty Shaw has a couple of bag/tote projects that will tickle  your fancy.  We have groups and clubs that indulge a plethora of favorites, from outlandish Australian patterns to embroidery and handwork. Don't forget our talented teachers who can instruct you in everything from learning how to quilt to expressing your talents with art quilts. Check out the classes on our website listing or stop by and see the class samples, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow quilters!


                                                                     NEW  FABRICS!
                                                     
We've gotten in some charming fabrics that seem to play nicely together.Paintbrush Studios sent us the Fish Hope Funky Line, Moda sent us a panel from Gingiber called Farm Fresh and Hoffman sent Details, lovely yardage that has eight different fat quarters in a color way. Surprisingly, they all seem to overlap color wise and their sense of style.

We're scheduled to get extra bolts of the wonderfully exotic and appealing Aboriginal fabrics each month. It's really hard not to pick up a fat quarter or more from each.  My quilt from this collection is going to be great once I convince myself to transfer my stash from the "pet and love" pile to the "cut it up" pile. We've also had additions to the Jen Kingwell fabrics, which have been really popular. 

Just arrived in time for Valentine's Day, Moda's REDdiculously In Love and some really cute Valentine's socks.
 

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                                                   NOTEWORTHY

Many of you have already noticed the wonderful antique quilt top we have in the back of the shop. It was made by a remarkably talented quilter, Sarah Simms in 1816. The quilt has embroidery, Broiderie Perse, piecing and applique and has been reproduced by Pearl Perreira and is now available as a pattern and kit in our shop  We are very proud of this pattern as the quilt top is owned by our partner, Dawn Licker.

For more information on these events and our classes, please check the class listings on this website or give us a call at (916)366-6136.


MAKE A QUILT, MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING
1 MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

Thank you all of our customers who have so generously donated pillowcases to the challenge.
The pillowcase challenge continues in 2019. If you have a favorite charity you would like us to donate pillowcases to, please let us know.  So far we have collected and distributed over 500 pillowcases to local charities. You are welcome to drop off your pillowcases any time and we will see that they are donated to a worthy cause.