January 2012


Happy New Year to all of you and may it be the best ever. I know it’s going to start out very well for me. I have been selected to be in the Spring issue of the Quilt Sampler magazine in May. It was very hard to keep everything a secret since I first got the news on August 15th. Here is my quilt project for the magazine called American Glory. You may pre-order the kit and magazine and have your name in a drawing. First prize will be a free kit and magazine, 2nd prize will be ½ off the kit and magazine, and the 3rd prize will be a bundle of fat quarters. The kit price isn’t set in stone yet but somewhere around 69.00 plus 6.99 for the magazine. I have the quilt hanging in the shop and of coarse it has a wool flag in the center.

Debby will be starting Jo’s Little Women Club in February we hope. We are waiting for Jo to send out the instruction packet so Debby can get the first quilt sample done. We do have a poster in the shop but the real quilt always looks so much better.

Carolyn will be doing the Prairie Women Sewing Circle. The first quilt is a signature quilt and coming along very well. Below is the picture of the first quilt. Both these clubs will meet the first Saturday of February with Debby’s being in the morning 10:00 and Carolyn’s being in the afternoon probably around 1:30.

The “My Garden Quilt” block of the month will be ready for pick-up or shipping really soon. Some of the kits are ready except for one color of wool which is being dyed this week-end. The cost is 26.00 a month and includes the cost of the patterns. This is a 13 month block of the month as there are 12 blocks and the border and wool for the finishing kit. I am really pleased as to how it turned out and it will be spectacular when Linda gets it quilted. If you have forgotten what it looks like, check out the Whats New on the website and scroll down.

Carol Hopkins from the Civil War patterns I have in the shop that everyone loves has a book coming out I think in February or March from Martingale. I am taking pre-orders. Not sure of the cost at this time but I don’t need the money ahead of time as I just want to have an idea how many to order.

Our Harvest Shop Hop as you know it is not going to be this year. We have re-grouped, re-changed and made things better and more convenient for you. This is what we are doing: It will be called a “Quilter’s Road Trip”. There are going to be 16 shops participating. You will purchase a punch card for $5.00 and during April, May, and June you can visit the shops that you like. We each have chosen a small table quilt pattern and are using our own fabrics to make the project. Because this is a three month event, you may visit us three times, once each month to get our discounts and the pattern and kit for the project. I am making three versions of the table topper and you can purchase one each month if you wish. This will all be from the same pattern so you will only have to buy the pattern once. Of coarse I will be using wool for my center embellishment which I am in the process of designing.

My Dad and I had a great time in Indiana at an overnight New Year’s Eve party. Thanks, Judy, Harold, Joyce and Rich for the great memories.

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