Westering Women

On the last Wednesday of each month Barbara Brackman posts a free pattern and history lesson celebrating the women who walked west on the overland trails in the 19th centuryWestering Women will have patterns for 12" block designs, each chosen for a traditional name that recalls a location along the old trails from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast. The blocks use fabrics from two of Brackman's latest collections - "Old Cambridge Pike" and

Star in the East

The Sew-Along for creating the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt continues with the Star in the East block. Each month, Doreen Johnson and Dawn Ronningen present a block from Esther Blair Matthew's original quilt made in 1858. (There are 25 blocks in the quilt, but only 22 different designs as several are repeated.) The goal of this Sew-Along, which is free, is to introduce the world to Esther Blair Matthews and her legacy quilt and to share helpful tips, techniques, and fascinating historical narratives about each botanical block. All skill levels and styles of applique are welcome and encouraged! Click here to learn more about the Sew-Along.

Just Rowin' Along!

 We have a few of our 2015 row-by-row kits still available. Just give us a call and we'll get it in the mail to you. The kit is $16.00 + $5.50 postage. We also have some license plates left...

Make a Tuffet!

A tuffet is defined as a low stool (think "Little Miss Muffet...") and is a delightful piece of furniture to add to any decor. The variety of design/fabric choices provide you with infinite possibilities. For example, in the tuffet classes we've had to date, there have been tuffets designed for living rooms, for rec rooms, for children's rooms. Once they have taken the class and have learned the process, a number of people are planning to make one or two to use as unique gifts for special people. We have all the parts you need.

Tip - How to Rotary Cut (1)

Watch this video from "Anything but Boring" for tips on how you can make sure your fabric is straight before cutting strips. When it isn't straight, you can end up with a "V" in the middle of the strip.


How's Your Quilt IQ?

 How Well Do You Know Quilt Block Patterns?

Choose from the multiple choice options below and see how well you know your quilt block patterns.


Quilt Block Pattern #1

a. Hands All Around
b. Lone Star
c. Friendship Star
d. None of the above

Check Out These Tuffets!

We've had a great time making such a wonderful variety of tuffets and have scheduled another class in June, so be sure to check it out

Postcard Party Update

We had a grand time opening up the postcards we received as a swap for the ones we sent in from The Quiltery in January. This was the first year for this event...now that we know how it works, we expect that next year even more people will enjoy the fun. (It's also never a bad idea to have an excuse for a party!)

Postcard Party Update

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