| July 2019
Now that I am home I feel that summer has officially started. I have to say that my trip was a once in a lifetime experience! Each day was just as amazing as the last! The 3 days of quilting classes, while the reason for the cruise, seemed very minor compared to the sites at each port. It was such a pleasure to meet Liza Pryor Lucy. She makes most of Kaffe Fassett's quilts for his books. She has her own book out on an English paper pieced hexagon pattern. We made an EPP hexagon ditty bag. Gillian Travis from the UK was just delightful to meet. She uses different apps on her i-pad to create applique quilts from her pictures. We used ink tense pencils to shade our applique fish. I am very bad at painting! We ate many evening meals together. Of course it is always wonderful to take a class from Sue Spargo! I feel like I did miniature embroidery doing her house pincushion! We got to go to a very charming quilt shop in a town near Barcelona called Amelia. The shop owners name was Patricia so I'm not sure where the name came from. She treated us to a 5 course lunch complete with sangria! My advise to anyone, if you are thinking about whether or not to go on a quilt cruise anywhere in the world, GO!!!! I have no regrets, only great memories and a thousand pictures to wade through! Happy Quilting, Pam
with Liza with Gillian and Tammy with Sue
ditty bag sardines (need eyes) pincushion
A Roman Holiday!
This year we will be closed on July 4th!
Happy Birthday America!
Save the date!!!
Annual Summer Sale
July 18, 19, 20, 21
Thursday - Sunday
All fabric, books, patterns, and notions are 25% off!
Join us for this once a year summer event!
(In store only)
Monthly Gatherings and Classes
Call the store to sign up and for information about class supplies.
Souper Sew is this Friday!! Join us on the 1st Friday of every month for soup and conversation while you work on your projects! $5.00
Foundation Piecing with Toni
July 9th, 20th and 30th
This is an open time set up for any one dedicated to working on projects taught by Toni. She teaches her own method of foundation piecing and has available many patterns she has designed. She also has ongoing classes from patterns including the "Wrapsody" bag pattern and a Lone Star quilt from Judy Martin's "Singular Stars" book.
Basket of Charms with LaRee
Thursday July 11th
Mini charms or scraps work perfectly with these sweet baskets from Sweet Jane's Quilting & Design. Pattern includes 3 sizes of baskets:
small- 6" x 4" x 3 1/2" deep, medium- 9 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/2" deep and
large- 11" x 6" x 4 1/2" deep
They would make a cute gift filled with treats, organize a sewing space or nursery, or use for decorating. Pattern $9.00
Jelly Roll Rug
Tuesday July 23rd
This is such a popular project right now. I have not seen a rug that wasn't super cute and fun! We all have jelly rolls that we bought with good intentions of using and yet they still sit on the shelf. It takes one jelly roll and one Katahdin On-A-Roll package by Bosal to make a 30" x 44" rug.
Pattern required- $10.00 Katahdin On-A-Roll- $28.57
I miss having pizza in Italy!
A good reminder that a sale is a good time to stock up on notions!
Deer Country Quilts