Happy May Quilters,
Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and it's not supposed to rain for a week. Life is good.
Mary continues to improve. She is actually coming in a couple of hours every week. It will be another month at least until she is back full time. Thank you for all of the prayers, cards, and concerns. I know she truly appreciates them.
The only new prayer concern that I know of is Barb and her family. Let's also keep the residents of Baltimore in our prayers. Let's pray that peace is restored soon.
Thank you to everyone who visited our shop for our birthday sale. The cards and all of the candy were great!! We all got a kick out of the cards!!
Our website has been revamped and updated, a huge thank you to Rosanna Clayton for all of her hard work and waiting patiently for me to get back with her. It loads faster and easier to navigate. Also our most current newsletter is there each month.
I hope you were able to make it to the Paducah quilt show. I got to go twice. I swore I wasn't going to spend any money the second time, well that didn't happen. Steve went to a gun store while I was in Hancock's and he came in and found me when he got back. I had a cart full of bolts. His comment was "oh is that what not spending anything looks like?" Of course I said "Sure". I know of 4 quilters that got really good deals on new machines and I am sure they are enjoying themselves playing with them. I'm green with envy.
We have gotten quite a bit of new fabric in lately. Some of it is Halloween, and Christmas fabric will not be far behind.
Our Halloween section seems to be growing. This isn't a very good picture, because the one in the middle is a purple with black dots. Don't wait until the last minute to come in and check it out, it usually doesn't last real long. We also just got in 3 Fairy Frost’s today by Michael Miller.
We are changing Friday night sew ins a little. They will still be on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month from 5 - 9. From now on they will all be either brown bag or pot luck and $5.00/night. It's just one less thing I have to worry about. If you want to order something when you get here that's fine too. The next Friday night (the 15th) sew in will be a pot luck!! They are the best, trust me.
'Tis the Season Block of the Month is kicking off in June. All of the kits will be ready for all 12 months. We have 10 kits cut and I know 4 of them are already reserved. There is a $25.00 registration fee, which will be deducted at the end of the 12 months. If you reserve a kit, pay your registration fee, and then decide not to participate, the fee is non-refundable. The kits are $20.95/month. If you would like to purchase all 12 months at once, you will receive a 10% discount. Be sure to call or email us right away so that you are sure to get your kit.
Tis the Season BOM Blocks
Tis the Season BOM Border Fabric
Believe it or not, we only have 5 spots left for Strip Night, which is on November 7 this year. This is the quilt, NOT the color choice. We will order fabric probably in August or September and let you know when it gets here so that you can come in and make your selection. There is a $25.00 registration fee for Strip Night when you sign up. Your spot is not reserved until you have paid your registration fee. Give us a shout to let us know that you will be here!!!
Strip Night Quilt
For those of you who have signed up for Burst of Color, I have moved it out 3 weeks. The rulers are still on back order. The new dates are May 28, 5:30 - 8:30 or May 29, 1:00 - 4:00. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time. This is a super easy quilt that looks fabulous!! Great for advanced beginners on up.
Burst of Color
For all of those quilters who
have been asking for another Professional Tote Class, we have one
scheduled now. Lucy will be teaching and the dates are June 27 and July
18. Be sure to mark your calendars.
At this point we WILL have TT Club this month. Mary thinks she can come in for an afternoon. That's Thursday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:00.
A reminder we will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day!!
Be sure to keep an eye on your e-mail mail box for a special surprise within the next month!!!
Holly and Mary