Happy New Year and New Blocks of the Month

We hope you’re having great start to 2009 that includes time for quilting!

We’ve been working on a lot of things including info on new classes, new blocks of the month and, last but certainly not least, the 2009 Cabin Fever Shop Hop––February 12-14, 2009! You know you’d love a little road trip, right?! Passports are $20 and get you access to sales at all the shops, drawings for prizes, a project tote and pin. Don’t forget that this year part of the proceeds will go to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to recognize National Heart Month.

We are planning to have a bus on Thursday, February 12 CHANGED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, but we need to have folks sign up to make sure we have enough interest to warrant a bus. The bus trip is $40–and if the October shop hop bus is any indication, a GREAT time will be had by all! SO, gather your friends, forget about winter weather worries and sign up for the bus!

For all the details, you can see our previous post on the shop hop OR click on over to the new blog dedicated to information on the Cabin Fever Shop Hop. We will have photos of the stores’ quilts sometime in the next few weeks–that will be very exciting!

On to the new blocks of the month! We have four new monthly programs–three of them are monthly kits with patterns and one is a fun new club called the Pretend Piecing Club.

We have a few other blocks of the month we are still preparing, we will let you know about those as soon as we know when those will start.

For January–and the first Wednesday of the month is “block day,” so that means you can pick these up starting on Wednesday, January 7, 2009–we have:

Antique Medallion Block of the Month in Two Colorways
This seven month project is based on an antique quilt from Wales. We are offering it in reproductions AND in Kaffe/Westminster fabrics. The quilt will finish to 70″ x 90″ and features a Lemoyne star block in the center (don’t worry, this is the only block with Y-seams). The center is surrounded by rows that alternate among Ohio star blocks, wedge-piece circles and charming flowers petals. These quilts will be very scrappy with one solid background color. The repro colorway uses a buttery yellow solid, and the Kaffe/Westminster colorway uses a light green solid. Here are the center blocks for each of the colorways:

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Bird in Hand
This is a beauty! Pieced blocks combine with applique blocks to gorgeous effect:

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The quilt is so large that we couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing–we’ll try to post the full pic as soon as we can!

Monthly/Seasonal Wallhanging
Looking for a small quilt to brighten up a space in your home? This is a great program of small hangings that all fit on the adorable optional metal hanger:

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Come and see the block of the month samples in person and get all the details on costs and program length.

Finally, as we previously mentioned, the Pretend Piecing Club is starting as well. The first meetings will be held on:

Monday, February 2, 2009 – 6 pm
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 – 10 am

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The Pretend Piecing Club features a series of 12 mini quilts with a different block design each month that uses fusible applique and hand buttonhole stitching. These adorable wallhangings are designed to hang on charming metal hangers. Each month’s mini quilt design will be available in two different colorways–one is traditional and the other is bright and bold!

The Pretend Piecing Club will meet monthly with demonstrations and instruction for Patti’s Pretend Piecing. Club members who attend the meeting will also receive special hand-outs, a tasty recipe, a discount on the featured colors of perle cotton, show and tell and a chance to win a door prize!

If you register for the Pretend Piecing Club, pay for and attend the meeting, your fabric kit will be included in the $5 monthly fee and will be reserved for you.

Check out the Classes page for all dates and times.

So, we have lots going on with more to come! Stop and see us soon!

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