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June 2015

Last day to order SBOW June 29!!

Monday at midnight will be the last day to order the Summer Block of the Week, make sure that you get signed up!!! 

We have a few openings left in both the wool “Somewhere in Time” and the cotton “Summer Breeze” Blocks of the weeks. 

I have been doing mine in Black and switching it around a bit! I love both the white and the black version of this quilt!! If you would like to do yours in black you are able to purchase additional fabric to do so. 

We also have an awesome Facebook Page that is devoted to helping those of you who join the Summer Block of the Week “Somewhere in Time.”  The ladies in this group have been absolutely amazing in their helpful hints and encouragement to one another!! I just LOVE this group!!! 

Just a quick reminder we will be closing at 1:00 on July 3 and CLOSED July 4. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Have a great week, 


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Snowflake Tutorial Videos

Lisa has a great NEW tutorial out, courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is a 4 Part Series in how to create the Snowflake wallhanging! Part 1: How to Free Motion Quilt, Part 2: Straight Line Quilting, Part 3: How to apply the Buttons and Part 4: How to do a Single Fold Binding.

The Snowflake kit and pattern are exclusively sold thru Primitive Gatherings and The Fat Quarter Shop.  To order your kit or pattern please click here: Snowflake. We have also put under RELATED ITEMS, which is located behind the discription of Snowflake, all of the items that Lisa has mentioned in these tutorials! So you don’t need to hunt those down or try and remember each item she is speaking about.

Ever wanted to do a little Free Motion Quilting but to afraid to get started?  I know I have…..taking that first stitch is always so scary but once you get it going it all comes together!  Watch the 2 videos below on getting started with Free Motion Quilting and Straight Line Quilting

Ok, now that you have your quilting done.  It is time to put on those buttons, which are included in the kits. 

Anyone ever done a Single Fold Binding before??  I was a tad bit intimidated by this method to be honest, especially after watching Lisa do all her bindings on quilts on the way to Market, from the new Little Gatherings Book coming out in August.  But after watching this video, I am pretty sure that you and I can do it!

Have an absolutely wonderful day, it is beautiful outside! I can’t wait to get out in my garden tonight!


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Overland Park/Kansas City Quilt Show June 19-21


Guess where we are??? You got it! We are at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Show happening this weekend!!! It starts Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3!! 

We received our shipment of Snowman Gatherings II fabric and pre-cuts in just before we left and were able to get them all kitted up and on to the trailer so that we were able to bring them here!!! 

Come in and beat the heat!!!  Make sure you stop by Booths 305, 307 and 309 and say hi!!!! 


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Wisconsin State Shop Hop

Looking for something to do this month?  Or wanting to go on a Road Trip?  I have to perfect opportunity for you!!  The Annual Wisconsin State Shop Hop Started this past friday and will go thru June 27th, 2015.  The Shop Hop encompasses 66 different Quilt Shops throughout the State of Wisconsin.  This year the fabric is absolutely amazing and is a collaboration between Windham Studions, Jeanne Horton (Country Sampler) and Julie Hendrickson (JJ Stitches).  Each Shop was required to create a project using this fabric,  we decided that we would make a quilt!  It is perfect for you to take with you to your sporting events, picnics or give to that special someone who is going to a UW school!  Our Quilt is 76″x83″ and the kits were cut so that you did not have to piece the long strips in the quilt, which is perfect for me because I want to make at least 2 of these for graduating seniors I know!  Wisconsin State Shop Hop Quilt Ordering

There are some FABULOUS prizes that are going to be given away as well.  Each Shop has a $200 Gift Basket that you can enter to win, you don’t even have to complete the Shop Hop to be eligible!!  The GRAND PRIZE, which would mean that you need to go to 51 Shops and complete one full “section” of the Shop Hop is a Trip for Two to the International Quilt Festival in Houston Texas, this year in October!!!  It is a 5 day, 4 night stay which includes Airfare, and Lodging at the Hilton (which is right across the street from the Convention Center) and tickets to the Festival.  Just saying if you win and you need some one to go along with you, I would be happy to fill that #2 spot for you!!  🙂

There will also be several Top Of the Hop Prizes that will be up for grabs to those of you that visit 36-50 of the Shops participating.  For more information and for where the closest Shop that is participating to you so that you can get started please visit the Wisconsin State Shop Hop website at:

All quilt Shops are open Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 9-4.

So get your Hop On and come visit!  We would love to see you!!!  Jessica

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Houses, Houses, Houses

  For those of you who have been looking at this quilt and thinking, ” I should do this quilt.” Hold off no longer!!! We only have 12 spots left!!!!!! This will be the last time that we make this quilt so make sure that if you would like to do it that you SIGN UP today!! 

Hope you all are having a beautiful day!! Jessica

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