Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Mark has contributed so much to the world of quilting that it is just amazing. He is a designer, writer, publisher and all-round cause célèbre! I asked Cheryl Smith if she would accept a commission to make a jester for Mark and she was thrilled with the plan. Cheryl and I are both big fans of Mark's writing and outlook. Cheryl came up with the unbelievable Marquis de Pickle .
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
There is a gorgeous little grouping of blue and white English China prints...perfect for tablerunners and placemats! Besides the focus print shown we have several pretty blenders to accompany it!
Also of interest are 6 spectacular ombre prints which are extremely usefuly for applique and small piecing.
If Tea Time isn't your thing we also received this exquisite collection of oriental prints from Hoffman ... black, gold and red and highlighted with metallic gold. They have a gorgeous hand with a sateen finish!
Also, we have several more jelly rolls on sale for 25% off!
The jelly rolls on sale are:
- Charisma ... a retro style grouping in muted shades of raspberry, blue and green
- Moda Fig and Plum Jelly Roll ... lovely collection by Fig Tree in greens and mauves
- Heritage Collection ... 19th century reproductions
- American Primer ... red, white and blue ... a classic!
- Moda Marbles Brights Jelly Roll ... red, royal, cream, purple etc.
- Moda Marbles Warm Colours Jelly Roll ... navy, forest, burgundy etc.
- Moda Portobello Market Jelly Roll ... muted florals in country tones
- Moda Tranquiltiy Jelly Roll ... funky modern florals by Sandy Gervais
- Moda Wildflower Serenade Jelly Roll ... saturated florals in country tones.
New on the bookshelf:
Easy Striped Tablerunner
Link To The '30s (Quilts we Didn't Inherit)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This lovely quilt is made using Debbie Mumm's Elegant Santa collection and co-ordinating country Christmas Colours. It features an applique Santa medallion surrounded by twelve pieced blocks of the month.
If you have never done a Buck A Block Before...here's how it works:
Pay an upfront registration fee of $7.00. For this fee you will receive a package of thangles and your registration kit. For the next 12 months you will visit the store at any time in the month and purchase one more block kit. Each kit contains the fabric and pattern to make one of the twelve pieced blocks in the quilt for only $1! You can choose to do just the pieced blocks or if you want to make the quilt exactly as shown you can purchase a finishing kit (available now) for an additional $29.99 ... that includes all assembly instructions, the fabric to make the Santa medallion, the sashing fabric and the outer border.
There are limited quantities available on a first come, first served basis. In Store Shopping only please.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Earlier this week my mother-in-law and I were walking out to a parking lot when she noticed she was missing her glove...we walked back inside where we quickly found two other single gloves (one on the reception desk, one on top of a garbage can) but neither were hers. That started me noticing all week all the single gloves hanging out in the city. They are everywhere ... on the ground on mailboxes, on fences, just look and you will see them too. And that got me to thinking ... this is the perfect time of year to knit up a couple of quick pairs of mitts for yourself or your favourite kiddies.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
March 7- June 7, 2009
For more information please check their website at http://www.wcm.on.ca/ or phone 519-846-0916. Wellington County Museum & Archives is opened weekdays - 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends & holidays - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, March 2, 2009
While they don't make for good pictures I am very happy to announce that we have tonnes of new white on whites...some from Northcott, some from Marcus, some from Japan ... it's a great selection.