March 2013

Blue Variety, Road Trip, Quilt Show and More!
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Notes from Nancy

I was so glad to see February end and March come into the picture!
Hopefully the ice we used to get in March was during February this year.
And–I just bought 50# of salt for the back end of the shop so that
alone should tell all of us that I won’t need to use it this month!

I am really excited to be a vendor for the Thornapple River Rippers
Quilt Guild on March 16th, and 17th. The hours are Saturday 9:00-5:00
and Sunday 9:00- 4:00. This takes place at the Barry Expo Center 1350 N.
Hwy M37 between Hastings and Middleville. I will be hanging lots of new
quilts and wall hangings. The Tavern House should be done by then as I
am ready to stitch the bottom border to the quilt. It is beautiful and
there are only four more opportunities to participate in this block of
the month.

The month of April starts the annual ROAD TRIP which includes 11 other
shops. The punch cards are still $5.00 and can be purchased anytime. You
will get great discounts in each of the 12 shops. My little quilt is
done and on display. May and June will have different mini quilts
hanging on the line. May is already done in my head! I have not had time
to price out the kit yet.

Don’t forget to join us the second Monday in March for open rug hooking.
The last Wednesday of March is Wednesday Woolies. We have lots of fun
at both of these events and there is no charge for participation. Just
bring your projects and enjoy the day with us.

The Saturday Crankers will not be meeting at The Hen House this month as
we will be meeting for a Mini Toga at Elaines II in Ovid. Everyone is
welcome to come and crank with us. I will give you a heads up for April
Saturday Crankers. We will meet the 3rd Saturday just for April only.
(My granddaughter is graduating from Grand Valley) the 4th Saturday and
of coarse I can’t miss the Saturday Crankers!

National Quilting Day is March 17th. So there is a 20% discount on
books, patterns, and fabric for you to use March 16th at the shop.

Check out all the new items below, join us with the Hexi Craze, and keep stitching.


Blue Variety

Jo’s newest line – Blue Variety rolled in this week. We are thrilled to have it in (finally) and are loving the color!

Friends in the Garden

Garden Friends
is a collection of 3 Candlemats in one pattern. Each is 10″ in
diameter, perfect for a small candle or a pretty vase of flowers. The
pattern includes; Garden of Tulips, Garden of Starflowers and Garden of

Hexie Starter Kit

Have you seen all the lovely things people are doing with hexagons?
Well, we have been bitten by the bug and we are going gaga! This kit
simply includes English paper pieces and two bundles of Jo Morton
fabrics – Spice Market and Toasted.

Easter Tea Towels

Cute embroidery patterns for Easter! Approximate design area for each motif 4in x 5in, Basket cover design area 4in x 6in. We also have Transfer Eze which is a great product for embroidery! It eliminates the need to trace your pattern!

For the Love of Nine Patch

Norma Whaley and Joyce Weeks are friends located in Utah’s Rocky Mountains and have created a delightful, folky and whimsical quilt book
that will delight all quilters everywhere! There are 10 projects in
this book: 3 quilts,2 pillows,a journal cover, a table topper,a table
runner, a wall hanging, and a pin cushion.

A Simple Life Magazine

The latest issue of A Simple Life Magazine – Featuring Sod Homes, Three Sisters Gardening Techniques, and so much more!

Quilts from Grandmother’s Flower Garden

A little handwork and a few quick tricks, is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make applique units instead!

A Primitive Place

The New Primitive Place Magazine is here and wonderful as usual!

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