June 2013

Notes from Market and more!

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Notes from Nancy

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day week-end and perhaps got some
stitching done. We had a wonderful day of hand cranking here in the shop
on Saturday. I do have a machine for sale if you are interested.

I had a fun week-end but got no stitching done! Six of my family went to
the Lake House on Saturday and after a couple of remarks from my
husband about sewing, I thought it best to open a book. While sitting in
the shade, I read all about the President’s wives. I have been hooked
on C-Span on Monday nights at 9:00 for the same subject and they go into
depth and tell all kinds of interesting tidbits on the Ladies.

Here it is almost June and I already have a full calendar. The first
thing is to finish this month by heading to Indiana for a short trip on
Friday to visit my Dad. He is doing well.

Spring Quilt Market was in Portland, Oregon a couple of weeks ago and of
coarse it rained every day. Sue from Sew Unique Threads and I flew and
roomed together. We had a great fun time. I have no idea who her
favorite designers are nor does she know mine! We would looks at each
others purchase of patterns and have never seen them before! I came back
with many stuffed animal and fruit patterns to be made from velvet or
wool from Blackberry Primitives. I have ordered some of the samples and
will get them on the website soon. I actually went out of my box and
bought two of Edita’s block of the month designs and came home and “Hen
House-ed” the borders for little mini quilts. Debby is putting the Fall
one together as I write this newsletter. Another favorite designer is
Stacy West. I came back with a good many of her new patterns as well.

I have ordered Paula Barnes new block of the month and I think they are
five or six inch blocks. I really like the fabrics as well as the blocks
but have not received my shop kit yet to start the quilt.

I have already received a new Christmas fabric line by Anni Downs who is
from Australia. We will work on that quilt one of these hot days when
we want to cool off. (That certainly has not happened yet.)

The book My Name is Lidya came but at Market I found out it had
many mistakes so they are re-printing the whole book and I should have
new copies in a few weeks. Another new book from Market  which will be
coming soon is from Polly Minick and Lori Simpson. This book is being
published by Quilt Mania and what an awesome job they have done! The
girls were passing out free patterns for scarves to be made from
homespun fabrics. We have one from my homespuns and Elise added an
adorable flower pin to the scarf which she made from wool. Check out the
picture and if you would like a class on this let us know.

Jo’s new line of fabric should be here by the middle of June and is
called Savannah.  Pam Buda’s “Pin Money” should be coming any day. We
actually spent last Wednesday re-vamping the fabrics and now can you
believe we have room for them!

There are also new patterns from Carol Hopkins and she even designed one
of the patterns for a dear friend of mine. The title is  Cyrus Young
and he was a relative of Sheila’s and an abolitionist during the Civil

The June Road Trip mini-quilt is done and we are thrilled with the
outcome after many trials at making a bunting. In the long run, it was
very easy! (I will get busy on the directions tomorrow!)

Below is the Journey to the Past Quilt which just got finished
yesterday.It is now on the list to be quilted and Linda will make it so
beautiful. Join us for the Journey Friday and Saturday, July 26th and

Thank you for your continued business and for reading this very long letter.

Keep Stitching


Calling all Hexie-Holics! We will be having the first
meeting of hexie-holics on June 20th at 10:00 am. Bring your English
Paper Piecing Project and join in the fun!

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