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Quilt Market is here in Portland this week and we've already started the day off with a bus tour! Most of those on the bus are other shop owners or "industry folks" seeew there is definitely an energy that is much appreciated! Of course I always love the people from Australia, New Zealand and Norway! They are positive, full of excitement, and just amazed! Love that! It's ironic that we have folks travel from around the country and world, but our local community thinks Wilsonville is too far away from places like Tigard, Beaverton, Oregon City and Clackamas. Those are all within 15-25 minutes. LOL.

Since we've been busy here at the Shoppe with several things including our upcoming Lori Holt Workshops, I thought I would try to get a quick update in before I get too far behind!

What happened to blogging many times last week? I seriously have no idea...LOL.

The most important take-away from this post is this week we are closed on Friday, May 18 to attend Quilt Market (this is for retailers only and is not open to the public). We are closed on Sunday as we have the Lori Holt Workshops to prepare for seeew there is no way we can give you an extra day that day. However, if you're still in town on Monday, May 21 we are adding 11am-4pm. This is normally a closed day seeew be sure to come out and see us if you're a Monday kind of guy/gal! New-Wool

First, the "Mothership" has brought in some new hand-dyed wool packs which I am completely in love with! I'm smitten for blue in nearly any shade seeew you can see which ones I'm going to gravitate towards. Our packs of Wool are available here in our on-line Shoppe and here in-store! We make a limited quantity at a time....seeew the longer you wait, the more of a risk there is the best selection will be gone before the time you arrive!

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Hmmm...what would we make with all of that? Well if you don't know by now we love the sophisticated, nature inspired designs of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms. Kathy's small projects are elegant and are perfect for working on during those summer road trips. You can find patterns for all of these small projects right here on our website! The patterns for many of these smaller items are just $2.00 ea. Keep in mind shipping with USPS (we use the USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail Envelope) is $6.70 seeew order more than one pattern to make your shipping worth it!

Can I get ya anything? Pineapple? LOL.

 

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Everyone that comes in tends to love on A Single Stem (that unique pillow), Bleeding Heart and Flour. I don't know how you could pick just one? I don't know about you all, but something tells me Kathy loves to garden!

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Oh by the way....the fabrics on top of the table here are those linen textured backgrounds I showed to you a few posts back.

At least...I think I did??? If I didn't...here's a little reminder with my Neutral Fat Quarter Bundle. I know this might come as a shocker...but I like to sell things.

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Now hold onto your woolen wares because this next picture are the blocks from our recent Wooly Barn B.O.M. which used Kathy's B.O.M. "Where the Cows Come Home." The "Mothership" and Christine spent the last year preparing these blocks each month on top of countless other projects....and well, they finally finished our blocks for our sample!

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Next they will have to apply the borders and sashing. Last I heard we had
one kit left here seeew don't wait! Knowing how this blog works for me, when all of the kits are gone, and it's 2021, someone will find this on Pinterest and message me for a kit.

Trust me, I still get people coming to the blog from a Pinterest picture that was posted in 2012 from my blog! This is my one challenge with Pinterest that drives me to a cube of cheese. 

Sprung-Workshop-2Here is a group photo of some of the participants who stayed behind after our S.p.R.u.N.g. Workshop a few weeks ago! They joined us and Kathy Cardiff to work on Kathy's "For The Bees" project which is in her new book, "A Cottage Garden." In fact, all of those projects behind these talented gems....they are all from that book!

This quilt is flippin' fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous!

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It wouldn't be a blog post from me if I didn't include food! As always during any of our designer workshops we load you up with lots of food!

Contrary to folklore, I did not lock myself in a closet and make love to this gem of a carrot cake! Perfect for a workshop called, S.p.R.u.N.g don't ya think?

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Finally for today, I leave you with this....our new sign pictured below!

You know you're a permanent resident of the Charbonneau District when the "official" sign is mounted above your Shoppe! It was a long year of transition from our move and I sincerely thank those who had an active part in making our first year successful! We still are creating and trying to figure out how to bring more charm into our quaint location...seeeww stay in tune! ~ Brian

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Calling All Creatives, Makers, Crafters, Artisans....

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It looks like I lied to myself when I said I would be posting often over the course of last week. Um...it was never going to happen. Have you seen my plate lately? If you follow us on Instagram then you would have seen this! Introducing one of our "oddities"...."Edan Garden"....perfecting his skills for you!

Yes, that's right...we are looking for creatives who want to sell their best creations at our inaugural SEW-LA-BRATION "A Circus of Creativity" event on July 21! Read the post and give us a call for the details! If you've already reached out to us, we will be contacting you shortly!

As all the details develop I will share them here, on our website and Instagram!

Stay in tune! ~ Brian


Give The Gift of Creativity for Mother's Day!

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It's been a much busier week than I expected seeew I'll keep this post fairly short.

There are only a handful of seats left for our 4th annual Mother's Celebration Brunch. Pictured is the secret project from last year on the left while on the right hand side are some of the selected Tilda fabrics the "Mothership" will be using in this year's secret project.

I cover all the details here on our website. It makes my day when people read what I spend time writing. However, if you are not able to for a myriad of reasons, I go the extra mile to provide you reminders on Instagram (as I have done here for our Lori Holt Workshop participants)....

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Are you a "Bag Lady?" If you are...the May "Extra Special" has been announced! Throughout the month of May, "Bag Ladies" receive 10% off all regular priced kits throughout the Shoppe. You must present your bag at the time of purchase. Of course, this is in addition to your regular Bag Lady special.

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Also, today and tomorrow save 50% off our Finished Quilts for Sale! If you want something amazing, I highly suggest you grab one of these quilts up! 2 days only! These four quilts are just a few of our most popular quilts that we are always being asked about...but, it's time to say good-bye as we make new quilts!

Before I head out of here, a programming note: The Shoppe will be closed Friday, May 18 for a Special Event. I've had this posted on our website for over a month now...seeew hopefully people have made a note of it.

Thanks for visiting today! I'll be back with more!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

 


Join Us For A 2 Day Retreat Weekend September 21 & September 22 2018!

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We have been having seeew much fun getting ourselves involved with seeew many things that I almost forgot to share this new upcoming event!

Go here, check it all out...and maybe we will see you this September! 2 Days! 2 projects to select from and lots of quilty fun!

I'll be back with all the new arriving in the Shoppe,  and our S.p.R.u.N.g Workshop Re-Cap!

How am I going to do all of that you ask??? Well, I'll be blogging frequently over the next week!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

 


4th Annual S.p.R.u.N.g Wool Workshop Saturday, April 21! 4 Seats Left!

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One of the things we love to host around here, is a quality workshop event. These workshops build community and teach new skills while introducing you to your favorite designers! Coming up on Saturday, April 21 is our 4th annual spring workshop, S.p.R.u.N.g!

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Kathy Cardiff, one of our favorite designers, is returning to the Shoppe on Saturday, April 21 for this springtime event. Kathy designs patterns for her company, A Cottage at Cardiff Farms and has spent the last half of the year promoting her new book, "A Cottage Garden."

Since you do not bring your sewing machines to this workshop, you've got to sew your backgrounds at home. The workshop fee includes a complete wool kit, specialty instruction from Kathy and a gourmet, catered luncheon! Here's a little reminder:

If you are in the local area, you can still swing by and get your prep work on the days we are open.

If you're out of town, haven't registered and now want to attend...oh boy...we've got some challenges. You might be spending the night with your sewing machine! Better give us a call! 

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In this workshop you will be learning Kathy's layering techniques and her favorite stitches. If you attended our Homespun & Holly Christmas Workshop this past December, the project for S.p.R.u.N.g is the same scale as her "First Day of Christmas...." project she did for Homespun & Holly which is pictured here below....

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I haven't shown this before because it was only available to people who attended last year's Christmas workshop here at the Shoppe. I'm thinking, we might continue this theme for the 2018 Homespun & Holly.

We love Kathy's nature inspired designs and we love how she incorporates these fabulous textured backgrounds found in our Shoppe, with her wool projects. It gives everything she does a touch of class and sophistication.

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We've been making some exclusive new Fat Quarter Bundles of these fabrics, but you can also order 1/2yd bundles! Just click here.
Pictured here are the Neutral Bundle and Rustic Bundle. Both bundles are perfect for backgrounds and I know that around here we can always use more background fabrics for our projects! There's never enough.

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If there is a time of year where we love to work with wool, it's definitely in the fall seeew we thought we'd add a Vintage Halloween Bundle to our mix as well. These bundles are made-to-order and are seasonal offerings. This means that I will change them often as we are preparing for different seasons. Seeew...there's no telling how long they will last! As I always say, get it when I'm showing it to ya!

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That's all I have for you today! Well...that's not really ALL..as that, well that just never happens. There is ALWAYS something new at our Shoppe seeew my job is never really done.

But for today...I'm done.

Thanks for joining us today and stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian