Have you been by the Store since we have moved? Just in case you didn’t know we moved, our New Location is just on the other side of the freeway at 9500 Micron, Suite 110. The store is much bigger and brighter and much more beautiful! It has a larger classroom to accommodate the influx of anxious patrons that are discovering us for the first time and those of you who have been frequenting the store forever.
Come and check us out, if you haven’t already.
Now that the holidays are passed, we all have the opportunity to work on something creative that doesn't have the deadlines that seasonal gifts do. We can truly indulge ourselves with new classes or patterns we've been meaning to try. If you miss our open house, stop by at the shop so we can show you some samples of the fun classes scheduled for this winter. Cold weather and quilting are natural companions.
Paula is offering a Beginner’s class on ENGLISH PAPER PIECING. There are returning favorites like FEATHERWEIGHT MAINTENANCE, and BEGINNING QUILTING. For those of you who love the Laura Heine Patterns, Ingrid will be teaching Laura’s popular technique class. Pat is again teaching Sashiko and Boro stitching.Check out the class listings for dates, etc.
Also, you don't want to miss out on our new Block of the Month Program - DERBY HOUSE, by Minick & Simpson. It is a 10 month program starting February 7th, from 1-5 p.m.
New fabrics are coming in daily. Just put yourself in Paris around the 18th century walking down the Rue de Pont. There’s music, architecture, flowers and butterflies galore. Moda’s new line “Memoirs” is reminiscent of this beautiful new line by 3 Sisters. The feature fabric is covered with music, writing, and columns, all in a soft grey. The accompanying prints are floral, tone on tones, and some geometrics.
From Washington Street Studio we have a new line called “Wildflower Wood”. There is a large floral with multiple smaller florals and stripes to match, along with various prints. The colors are soft browns and creams with a touch of pinks. The latest in colors! This line would be perfect for a vertical flying geese quilt.
Primitive Gatherings has a new line out called “Indigo Gatherings”. These are timeless and traditional vintage shades of deep blues, blue on creams, and whites with blue prints. Perfect for that blue and white quilt you have always wanted to do. There is even a class taught by Elaine called “Blue Ribbon Stars” that will be perfect for these fabrics.
For the Kaffe aficionados, we have purchased the entire new collection. There are Sea urchins, Geodes, Primulas and many, many more. For those Down Under fans, our shelves are bulging with all the latest and we have two great samples hanging with kits available.
We have an entire church pew filled with solids, in case you want to make that Amish quilt you have been meaning to make, or one of those modern quilts done only in solids. Another pew is filled entirely with backgrounds, in case you have ever wanted to do a Laura Heine piece.
My personal favorite is 1800’s. We have Betsy Chutchian’s “Sarah’s Story”. There are large florals in turkey reds with background picotage, beautiful indigo blues in the same print, serpentine stripes in three color ways and multiple prints to fill in the collection. We also have Di Ford’s new collection “Chesapeake”. I would date this reproduction closer to the late 1700’s. The colors and patterns are more like the chintzes around the turn of the century.
Not to ignore the 1800 aficionados, we will be receiving Jo Morton’s “Shelbyville,” a collection of basics and blenders that can stand on their own or work with other collections. It was inspired by Jo’s antique quilt collection. Perfect for any scrap quilt.
Also, American Jane is back. It has been awhile since we have carried Sandy’s fabrics, but we couldn’t pass on this collection. It’s called “Bubble Pop”.
Last, but not least, we ordered a follow up to the last shabby chic line. It is a Brenda Riddle Design also, called “Finnegan”. It is soft and sweet with a slight vintage air. It has warm linen hues of greys, yellow, sprout, lilac, pinks, sky blues and eggshell and makes the perfect quilt for a granddaughter.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Staff of Quilters' Corner