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Saturday, January 19, 2019

New Fabric

So pretty!!! This Moda fabric is called Gradient II. The bolt on the left gradiates to a much light shade as it gets closer to the selvage edge.

Friday, January 18, 2019

New wide backs!

We continue to expand our selection of wide backing fabric .

 - - - including these two new colors. This pattern is called Circle Play and has sold very well for us. We have it in 5 color combos.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Pre-Cuts!

First, these 5" squares of batik.

And then these rich red and black cuts called Fire and Ice. These cane in 5" squares, 10" squares and jelly rolls.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Custom Sewing request

Rachel S. is looking for someone to piece together 6 blocks that feature her kids drawings. If you are interested in this small piecing job, call Rachel at 515-803-1314.

Open Sew Reminder

Open sew is a bit later this month so be sure to mark your calendars and tell your friends!

Thursday and Friday - January 24 and 25. Starts at 10 am.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Salsa Chicken

This is a simple and tasty recipe.

Place 1 large skinless boneless chicken breast in a crock pot. Pour a 12 oz jar of salsa over and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

When chicken is tender, remove and shred with a fork.

You can eat this on a bun or make a chicken taco with shredded cheese and lettuce.  Yummy.

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Nancy Sharr machine quilted this pane, programming each petal. Isn't this stunning? It will hang in her stairwell.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Twin Talk

Day 1 - Got everyone to school on time. Jackson was already on the bus when we took this pic. Olivia paired just the right amount of bling with her new unicorn skirt.

I think she likes it.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Open Sew!!!!!!!!!!

Doing my happy dance! Open Sew this month is the 4th weekend!
January 24 and 25. Note that and spread the word as it is a week later than usual.

Sunday, January 6, 2019


It was so nice to see Lorna. She was in the area and bopped in to show me this quilt from one of our retreats and to pick out backing fabric.

We have expanded our backing fabric selection and had several pieces that would work. She picked this front one. Perfect.

Saturday, January 5, 2019


Celia came in to show me what's been under her needle. This three-sided tree has a battery pack and lights. The cosmetic bags
are really nice. They are called Beatle Bag Inserts by Abbey Lane. She used Soft and Stable interfacing, give them that nice structure we love in bags and wallets.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Monthly Purple Bag Drawing

We drew a name from our Purple Bag for December. The winner is:

Nancy Hagelberg!
Nancy wins a Christmas kit and a scarf.

At the end of the year, we also draw several names deposited in the purple bag throughout the year. Here they are:
  • Donna Stodden
  • Carol Washburn
  • Carole Hoover
  • Denise Birney
  • Judy Kroeger
  • Renae Godberson
  • Mary Ockerman
Come on in and pick up your gift!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

More unicorns!

Apparently Unicorns are pretty popular with the under 10 population. Here's a couple of glittery bolts that just came in.

And here it is made up into a skirt for my 5 year old Unicorn lover.