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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thank you volunteers!

Kathy Blomquist and Karen Rebischke were the first to respond to my request for binders for two donation quilts. Thank you ladies. Both quilts are now on their way to to the Mercy PICU.

Here are the quilts, back of one and front of the other. These are just 2 of the 4 that were pieced by guests at our Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat from fabric donated by Iowa Comfort quilts and Adel Quilting, machine quilted by Deb S and bound by the aforementioned. Many hands, once again, make light work.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New fabrics

Here is our new selection of Kaffe Fassett's latest assortment. I took advantage of a lovely snowy Sunday Sewday to make this quilt top, featuring these new fabrics. This will be our retreat project for Spring Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat at Lake Panorama.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February Quilt Circle of Friends

As a reminder that spring is just around the corner, we snacked on fresh lemon bars.

Member, Nancy Johnson, recently lost her mother so, with the colors of Teal and Tan in mind, we each made her a heart block.

And following that theme, I gave each this 12" heart block pattern.  Feel free to save and print this block pattern if you like.

We are planning to share members heart block patterns and create a block of the month.
Next came show and tell: 

Thanks to my fabulous Quilt Circle of Friends and to Jackie O for taking all these pictures!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Unveiling

Meet Dollop of Daisy. This is our new applique' block of the month. For just $15, make 3 of these 16" blocks each month to build this Q/K size quilt.  Mostly batiks. Starts March and is available to ship.

And meet Teal Ombre. Tucked behind our selection of 108" backs is our 2019 Strip Club Quilt. Pick up pre-cut strips and instructions to make this quilt, 70" x 80" for $17.50 per month.

And watch for more on our Mystery Quilt BOM, scheduled to start this summer. Stop by and pick up a coupon for 1 free month (while they last).

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Thank you to all! The weather was spotty but was do-able for about 6 hours today so we go to party.

Friday, February 22, 2019

We are ready!

We have been working all week to get ready for tomorrow including cleaning and rearranging the shop. That always 
generates lots of shop specials.
  • Wool Felt, $2 a yard
  • some backings $10 a yard
  • twice as much fabric on the Bargain Shelves
  • a whole bolt of batting, approx 20 yards, for just $100.
  • several notions moved to the clearance basket
Plus all the new stuff!  We have 6 new shop samples to show you and a bunch of new fabric including our new selection from Kaffe Fassett. We have also added several new botiquee gift items.

Food is cooked, teachers are booked, gifts are ready - - - - See you tomorrow! It will be a Fresh Beginning Party for sure

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Purple Bag Special

Time for a Purple Bag Pop Up Special. While supplies last, come in and pick up a Little Snapper at half price.

Don't forget your Purple Bag!

Also, to make space for all the new stuff, lots of fabric has been moved to the Bargain Shelf, including flannels, batiks and 108" backs.

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Busy, fun week.

Last week was a busy, fun-filled week. I started it 
with 5 days spent with these guys.

We had a great time. Here's a break for hot cocoa after playtime in the snow.
Love those rosy cheeks.

And they were so helpful. 
Cal had his first sewing lesson, mending the holes in the knee of his pants.
He was very patient and did a great job.

While in town, I met with quilting friend, Diane Larson, to learn the One Block Wonder quilt made from panels. This is the panel we started with. You start with 7 panels. Stack 6, matching designs, and save 1. From the stacked panels, cut triangles to make One Block Wonder blocks (see book). Then arrange them around the 1 saved panel.

The twins were very helpful in this, too. Calvie was making pizzas with his pieces and Liv tried to find the match for her pieces.

The next day, with the kids all back in school, Diane and I met again to play with the lay out. Isn't this getting prettier?

And I ended the week with these 2 at my house, nieces Lindsay and Jill.

Jill was working on her first quilt and did a very nice job. We had it quilted by the end of the day.

Lindsay came with 4 quilt tops and she got them all quilted that day. Plus she drove 2 1/2 hours to get here and 2 1/2 hours back home. Oh to be that young again! I am so glad they came and we look forward to scheduling another Sew Day at Aunt Jac's.