|Sew...which is what I would love to be doing, however, we have have been working on our new Point of Sale system. It is certainly one of those things that when you change thing one it leads to three others that need attention. We have been making progress though. Our new web page is live. We will have the ability to change and add to it whenever! We are especially excited about the calendar page where you can check out classes for the month at a glance! We are still working on the web store. It will have a new look also. March is retreat month!! Yay!!! Retreats are definitely a great to take your mind off of every thing that wants to make your head explode! It will be a happy diversion for sure!! And for sure we thank you for your patience during this transition. I know I haven't very timely in getting this newsletter out the last couple of months! Happy Quilting! Pam
PS: We finally heard from the Visa Center and Tomoko will have her visa interview on April 13! It takes a week after that to get her visa and after 9 months of waiting she and Noah will get to come home!! Such good news! That only took 16 months to complete the immigration process! Goodness!!!
We currently have two different trunk shows at the store through March. Come in and check out the quilts and projects made with the fabric lines!
"Whisper" Trunk Show by Troy
This wonderful subtle line was designed by Janine Burke (JB Designs formerly Blue Underground) for Troy Fabrics. We have the entire line, with fat quarter packs and patterns.
"Centenary" by Lecien
These cute bags, place mat, and snowman quilt are
all designed by Yoko Saito. Her quilting is very much
defined by the use of Japanese taupes, applique,
and embroidery. Centenary is her newest fabric line.
We have had a light class schedule but our classroom is always open for groups to use. Just call ahead to check if it is use. We are also happy to schedule a class for a group upon request!
Vintage Modern Block of the Month
Saturday March 14
We are working from the book "Vintage Quilt Revival". Each month you receive the fabric for 2 blocks. We will be assembling them into a traditional quilt with sashing or an on point version. Final kits include sashing or setting triangles, borders, and binding. $14/month
Note: We have 3 classes left for Vintage Modern and only have 2 kits left. Let us know if you would like one. We will be starting a new block of the month in June!
Tuesday March 17
Join Kitty for a fast little bag that can be used for a variety of things! Learn the basics of putting in a zipper and use your machine to create your own decorative touch! Easy Peasy!! These would make great gifts, or make several for traveling! Pattern provided in class. Class at 1:00.
Techniques with Toni
Saturday March 21
Bring any project that Toni has taught and she will guide you through finishing it up! Haven't taken a class from Toni yet...not a problem! She will help you get started with any of her innovative foundation piecing method patterns! Call ahead so she can have the material on hand otherwise no sign up needed--just show up between 10am & 2pm and Toni will be on hand.
Tuesday March 24
Join Toni for a beautiful new block of the month! She is teaching her own mystery pattern "Under the Big Sky" and/or "Desert Stars". The final quilt is a mystery! Kits include all foundation pieces and instructions. $20/month Please call to sign up so Toni knows how many to expect: 677-2730
Binding Tool Star Table Runner
Wednesday March 25
LaRee is super excited about how quick and easy it is to make this runner with the binding tool. The star pattern is the current issue of the Block magazine from Missouri Star which we carry. LaRee modified it to make this runner. The runner is a perfect beginner project and uses 2 1/2" strips. You can make the star quilt if you are in the mood for a larger project. Class at 11:00.