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 Ackfeld Triple Star Hanger- 16inch


May 27, 2011

Hi all!

Happy MEMORIAL DAY weekend!  We will be closed on Monday, but open Saturday 9:30 to 5 downtown and 10 to 5:30 at  the mall.

We are having a BATTING SPECIAL today through next Saturday, June 4th.


With our latest shipments we have the best selection ever!  You know you're going to finish some projects this summer, so come to Charlotte's in downtown Newton and get your batting: cotton, wool, polyester & blends!

We are thankful that the weather seems to have moderated for now in our area.

Like the rest of the country, we've watched with horror as tornados have whipped through communities, destroying more than property, taking lives.  We wish those affected people all the best with recovery and suggest donations to the Red Cross for help with immediate relief:

 Ackfeld Wire, makers of decorative wire hangers & stands that we sell to display large & small quilts like the one pictured above, are offering to collect and distribute quilts to the stricken victims in Joplin, Missouri, ONE PATCH AT A TIME.  

Ackfeld is in the area and will be able to discern the needs up close & personal.  For details, click here:!/photo.php?fbid=210425948997847&set=pu.163517393688703&type=1&theater


I did not grow up where any of my family were buried, so I do not have a grave-decorating tradition on Memorial Day.  My husband, always a Kansan, does!

Last fall Randy & I made a fun trip to Pittsburgh, PA and one of our surprise "finds" was the location of my ancestral cemetery.

It is no small thing for someone like me to discover that I actually have roots, and in a landmark!  

 The Allegheny Cemetery, opened in 1845, is a beautiful, peaceful green-space within Pittsburgh, with miles of paved pathways perfect for walking the rolling hills. 

The  number of famous (and not so famous) people interred there, as well as the unusual architecture, mausoleums, monuments and gravestones, makes for interesting exploration.

If you are interested in historical burial grounds, this is a gem!  It is even on the National Register of Historic Places.

This Pittsburgh cemetery was created in the same era that spawned the elaboratively decorative Baltimore Album quilts, which are traced back to 1846 in Baltimore. 

 Those beautiful quilts have inspired many more Baltimore style quilts wherever there are quilters, including this contemporary BALTIMORE LIBERTY quilt featuring many American patriotic motifs.

The 24” center medallion Liberty Wreath block is surrounded by twelve 12” album style blocks and finished with star & scalloped appliqué border. 

Finished Size 70” x 70”.

Order the entire PATTERN SET here:

You can also order Mary's mini-quilt project that finishes approx. 16 inches square and includes just ONE BLOCK PATTERN from Baltimore Liberty.  Pictured above, this ROCKET STAR BOUQUET makes a great summer decoration!


We have a nice selection of AMERICAN VALOR fabrics here in the store. 


Now in stock,  Diane Knott's American Valor collection is rather cute and country.


We also have Jo Morton's collection which is more classic & traditional.

 These designs are special collections of patriotic fabrics for QUILTS OF VALOR.

Each fabric company has also made a financial contribution to Quilts of Valor Foundation. This foundation is not about politics. It's about people and quilters are involved in a big way!

If you would like to learn more about the mission of the QOV Foundation to cover ALL those service members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs), please click here:


We still have a few kits left for  BIG BLUES.  This quick little hanging finishes approx. 14 x 24 inches.  Click here to order a kit and/or pattern.

I also made a new BROWN EYED SUSAN wall quilt, finishing approx. 12 x 24 inches.

These fused & machine stitched projects are just fun and fast to do.  Make some up to keep on hand for HOUSE WARMING gifts!  

See all our small quilt kits here:


Another great GIFT idea!  A unique small gift for that SECRET SISTER or your entire SMALL GROUP.  

Our exclusive HOWDY card pack contains 12 different 5 inch squares.  So charming!  Order today & we'll include a FREE PATTERN.  Just $6.99 each or 4 for $24.


More than 1000 yards of fabric has recently been added to CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC & STITCHERY.  

 1st quality, 100% cotton, SPRINGS fabric in an assortment of styles, including LICENSED prints of CARS, WINNIE THE POOH, WALT DISNEY PRINCESSES, and more!  

These prints & flannels start at $5.97/yard.  Many are reduced to $4.97/yard, so catch them while they're HOT!  

 Visit CHARLOTTE'S in the CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and inspiration.  

Pre-Cut kits available now!

Looking forward to seeing you soon here in Newton!  

Wishing you a great weekend, decorating graves & otherwise!


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural (Closed Memorial Day Monday)
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5

Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery (Closed Memorial Day Monday)
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30 (open all the time)
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)

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