Oct. 13, 2011
Two nearly-local QUILT SHOWS
happen this weekend, Oct. 15 & 16.
The Emma Creek Quilt
Guild's quilt show, CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF QUILTING, will be held in
the Hesston Elementary School, 300 E. Amos, in Hesston (8 miles NW of
us). The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct 15 and from 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 16. Admission is $5 per person.
At left is a picture of
their opportunity quilt. This full-size quilt features a hand-appliquéd
center, scalloped outside border, all done by guild members and
exquisite custom machine quilting. Come to the show and see for
The Halstead Quilt Show, will be held
together with the Fine Arts & Crafts festival, Sat. Oct 15 only, at
the Halstead High School, 520 W. 6th St in Halstead, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(14 miles SW of us).
Have you noticed it even
"smells" like autumn outside now! Why do I feel like
I'd better not "blink", or I'll miss it? Could be the
stress of the summer still hasn't left me. LOL
BABY QUILT suits our mood. Fun & cheery! The
colors are warm rusts, golds, turquoise and browns perfect for the
season. Whimsical motifs include fish, lollipops, alphabet &
a monkey riding a bike on the back!
Making it even easier
for you to sew, we've kitted this cute little quilt, starting with two
packs of pre-cut 5" squares, one bundle of prints & one all
cream solid and included all the rest of the fabrics for the top, back
& binding, including that panel I mentioned.
The pattern is available
for FREE at
Moda's Bakeshop web site. Click here for details:
recently had fun learning a new technique for making TUMBLING
I took pictures as I
went along, as I thought it was so cool! I used my phone camera,
so they're not the greatest, but they do show the process. Click
here to see my
whole story listed in the TIPS section of my web site:
started with Quiltsmart's printed interfacing for TUMBLING
BLOCKS. If you've ever used any QUILTSMART products, you
know they start with a very fine, fusible interfacing, and print the
stitching & cutting lines right on it. This is different
from foundation piecing, but really makes the project accurate and
If you've never used any
of the QUILTSMART products, TUMBLING BLOCKS is a good one to start
with! It really is easy appliqué!
Check out this great way
to add a decorative border to anything, like a delightful NATURE
PANEL from MODA with great CARDINALS!
Use Broadway Border printed
interfacing, also from QUILTSMART, and you'll get perfect, interesting
Make them as long as you like. Layer them many
times, or just once. Stitch down with a small zig-zag stitch, or
leave it lose as LaVerna did here.
LaVerna laid the red
fabric, backed with BROADWAY BORDER interfacing, on top of the green
border, pieced a 4-patch for each corner, and simply attached them to
a 24" wide x 42" long PANEL from Moda.
There are all sorts of ways to be
creative with BROADWAY BORDERS.
Mary just finished a
fast little quilt using another favorite "short-cut tool".
She started with Karen Snyder's
panel featuring little dresses in vintage prints. The border
& rick-rack around each dress are a printed part of the block!
Place your orders now
and we'll send kits
as soon as the panel is back in stock. Delivery expected in
about 10 days.
sashed the SQUARES using MARTI MICHELL's SASHING STAR POINT
template/ruler set to make them dance among the STARS!
Popular as ever, our
newly cut kits
for CLEO'S DESIGNS NATIVITY pattern, featuring Mary,
Joseph and the baby Jesus surrounded by the easiest ever, rock-wall
looking background, uses Hoffman
batiks, hand-dyed fabrics and a good, solid BLACK. Order today, and you could finish this easy
fusible-appliqué project in time to display for the Holidays.
If you liked WILDFLOWER
TO NATURE OR TONGA
NATURE, you'll be glad to hear that the design team at WING AND A PRAYER have introduced their
2012 BLOCK-A-MONTH quilts, in conjunction with Timeless Treasures
We'll be offering both BELLA
VERONA and NORTHERN
STARS as complete patterns and kits, available in the store and on the web.
I'll be offering BELLA VERONA as a
class starting the 2nd Thursday in
January at 7 pm.
NORTHERN STARS will be available as a
kit. More details soon.
IMAGES and descriptions here:
ADDITIONS to the web, be sure to check out all the latest
particular lines include: (click on the name to link to pictures)
from BASIC GREY for MODA! Interesting combination of colors,
textures & motifs!
We LOVE BASIC
GREY, so check out the entire department here:
SPECIALS can be seen
on the WEB on nearly 60 pages! Honestly, I'm not sure how
they arrange themselves.
Try clicking on "view all", then scroll down the list for a
quick overview. There is lots of variety!
by TULA PINK for MODA, now on SALE!
CHARLOTTE'S Bargain Fabric in the
CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and
Just added - BATIKS starting at
$7.96/yd. Great selection!
Join us for a
LUXURY WEEKEND SEWING RETREAT at the HYATT in Wichita this January
13, 14 & 15, 2012. Limited
Are you getting enough "sewing
time"? Feeling the
"crush" of the holidays sneaking up? Book some "down
time" for yourself, or better yet, ask your family to GIFT
this to you!
Click here for details.
Have a great weekend.
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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