Block of the Month Update

This Wednesday, April 1, is “block day” for our block of the month programs––the first Wednesday of the month is the day new blocks become available. Stop by and see what we have going on!

Father Christmas Sampler–an original design that is sure to become a family heirloom! This is an 11-month program. For each month, you’ll receive fabrics and patterns for a large and a small block. The first months will cost approximately $7-$8. The final months will be $25 each because of the quantity of fabrics involved in finishing. Stop in and see the color layout/artwork for this amazing quilt.

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:




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


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:


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, April 6, 2009 – 6 -7 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 – 10 – 11 am


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.



Basket of Flowers

A favorite from the past returns!


Miniature Baskets
This 12-month program features 24 – 6″ basket blocks using applique and piecing. Fabrics will be a mix of reproductions, shot cottons, and Daiwabo taupes.


Past blocks of the month are also still available, such as the original Starberry Stitches programs (wool and cotton) and Feather Star. Also returning in new fabrics is the Sparkling Vases program.

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

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