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September 2016

Harvest Your Figgy Dreams With Fig Tree's New Chestnut Street!

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Fig Tree's new Chestnut Street has arrived and it is a stunner! Seeew vivid. Seeew luscious. Seeew...Fig Tree. There were only two collections this year from Fig Tree Quilts, Strawberry Fields Re-visited and Chestnut Street. Our Fig Tree section was starting to get sparse - seeew note to Joanna and Moda - add one more collection for us Fig Lovers!  Ever since I moved her section up to the front entrance, it sells much faster than when I used to build up collections on one of our exterior walls. It's seeew strange how that happens! That's a good thing for us, but kind of a bummer for those who miss the arrival, huh?

Now if you recall a couple of posts ago I promised a return to music here on the blog. Seeew...since we love Fig Tree Quilts and the designer's name just happens to be Joanna, I can only think of one song....

 



Gotta love the 80's! This video....though!! Just...wow.

The next time she teaches here, I am seeew playing that. LOL.

 

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Let's get on with it. Pictured above is our class sample for our upcoming Freezer Method Applique Class on Thursday, October 27 from 9am-3pm.

Kits will be required for this class as it is a technique class.

The "Mothership" (a.k.a. Jan for the newbies joining us) will be creating kits based on this sample. It's one of my new favorites! She said she's going to use it at home for her fall decorating!  

Now ya see...I would normally go ahead and just leave it there, but I always get calls about kits for people who can't join us for class. Our goal obviously is to host the class and teach you all a new skill. Classes increase your knowledge base!  If there happen to be any kits left, we will notify everyone via our daily email. Students taking the class receive a 20% discount on supplies, which will include this kit.

 

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Seeew what else will we do with this gorgeous collection? Hmmm....looks like a kit is in the works?

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And it just might be making this!

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That's it for right now....I will remind you all that we have two upcoming events for October. The Harvest & Stitches Shop Hop is October 8 through October 22. For those of you who love Sundays, there are two Sundays during this Shop Hop that we are open 12pm-4pm. The Wooly Block Adventure will start October 15 and continue through December 15. I can't wait to show you the block Jan & Christine came up with!

Stay Seeew-cial this weekend and sign up for our daily email inspiration (as we announce everything there first)  and I wouldn't want you to miss out on a special during Manic Mondays. ~ Brian

 

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Friday Night Flipside

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Tis' the season for gourds! But not only is it the season for harvesty-realness, it's also my all-time favorite season for new fabric and....NEW MUSIC! I don't know why, but with every new quilt that is created, a song pops into my head. I SERIOUSLY have no idea why...but that's how it goes down with me. From P!nk and Kenny Chesney, to Gaga and Norah Jones...I have a symphony in my ears this season! Somehow this year, the majority of my posts haven't included music! Well...get ready because I'm about to break the cycle and we will begin with....Norah Jones "Flipside!"

It's as sleek as Corey Yoder's new Sundrops collection....

 



I can tell you that 2016 has been our "Flipside." What I thought would be maybe a two month project, has turned into a six month project and counting! "Good things are happenin...but happenin' slow." In the midst of all those good things..."moments have passed by and I've cried" - like when you find out your barn doors won't be arriving this week?!!! LOL. If you've followed regularly this year...ya know what I'm talking about.

How can you not drop a jazzy beat when looking at our new Persimmon Quilt below? It's....soulful! Our complete kit is available for purchase here. Our piecer Lisa had fun making this one as it goes together quickly.

Everything about this quilt is heaven. The background is...FABULOUS. Little hints of yellow and coral compliment the blocks. I can't say enough good things about this quilt. You may not believe me but this quilt is gorgeous for Autumn. Autumn isn't always cloudy and dreary. Those bits of sunlight that illuminate each freshly fallen leaf are always nature's entertainment. Can't you envision white gourds and white pumpkins in a cute fall setting? I sure can!

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The fabric collection is literally full of perfect blenders for seeew many projects! In fact we've got a table runner in the works and I'm sure the "Mothership" won't let a good fabric ever-go-to-waste. Do you know how many times we jumped too early and put a fabric on sale that we needed later? Mmmhmmm. Let's just say we have learned as I'm sure many other quilt shop owners have.

I'll be developing this post a bit more over the weekend as it's hard to get a good photo at night. In the meantime, just chill to the grooves of Norah and...

Stay seeew-cial...or throw your "peace pie"!  ~ Brian

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Our Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop With Kathy Cardiff is October 1. Bramblewood Charm Pack Giveaway!

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EDITOR'S NOTE: THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST HAVE BEEN CLOSED. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SOON.

FYI: The Wool N' Harvest Workshop is now FULL. Sorry we missed you! There are still four seats left for our Christmas workshop, "Homespun & Holly" on Sunday, December 4 2016.

Have you heard about our Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop? If you have...I'm thrilled. If you haven't, well let me enlighten you.

Designer Kathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms will be here for a full day of stitchery on Saturday, October 1 from 10:30am-6pm. Kathy is designing an exclusive fall project to share and teach all of you during the workshop. This new design celebrates the beauty of Autumn and will feature three new harvest-time blocks of wool applique on Diamond Textile backgrounds. The finished blocks will fit together to make a gorgeous table top that you will have done for your own Thanksgiving table.

Truly, we'd love to show you but being that she's designing the project as I type, we know everyone can appreciate protecting the design process. Right?  Besides, just look at the things she creates! If you love a cozy Autumn cottage feel, you'll want to travel over the river and through the woods...to...no, not your grandmother's house....but Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe!

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Not only will you leave with a new fall project, but you'll also leave with knowledge! During this workshop you will learn Kathy's technique of layering the applique to create her exclusive design while working with wool. Participants will learn the whip, blanket, lazy daisy and French knot stitches.

The fee for the workshop is $200 per person. This fee includes your kit (the project is a larger wool project), instruction by Kathy and a catered Harvest luncheon. There are only five more seats left! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 to ensure you have a meal and a kit.

If you can't make it to this workshop, Kathy will also be teaching at our 8th Annual Homespun & Holly Christmas Retreat Workshop. We have four more seats left for Sunday, December 4.

To register for the Wool N' Harvest Workshop click here. Be sure to scroll through the entire page. To purchase designs by Kathy Cardiff click here.

If you are looking for more stitchery projects that use wool and/or feature seasonal projects we've also got plenty of patterns from Buttermilk Basin, Primitive Gatherings, and Kathy Schmitz. Lots to choose from!

It's been awhile since we've had a contest here on the blog. We are giving away one Bramblewood Charm Pack! It's a gorgeous collection for Autumn! Leave a comment below! You can comment on anything including what your favorite thing is about the Shoppe, your favorite part of Autumn, or what you plan to do with the charm pack! The comments for this post will close Wednesday, September 14. Seeew...inspire me.

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That's it for today! We look forward to seeing you at the Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

P.S. There is a new adventure by the creators of the Row By Row Experience coming this fall! If you love wool, you will love the Wooly Block Adventure that runs October 15 through December 15, 2016. The only thing I can tell you right now....is our project is SUPER CUTE and AMAZING! What the "Mothership" and Christine have done is absolutely "darling." I do believe I have not seen what they have designed done with wool before. You're going to LOVE it.

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Mini Pumpkin Quick Curve Ruler Class October 6. Sign Up Now!

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It's starting to look like fall! In fact, for the first day of school it's raining here in Oregon seeew it even smells like fall outside!

Jan and Christine will be teaching the Mini Pumpkin Quilt (pictured above) on Thursday October 20 from 10:30am-3:30pm. It's the perfect class to learn the Quick Curve Ruler while making something gorgeous to decorate your home! During this class you will learn how to properly position the Quick Curve Ruler, how to square up the blocks and how to sew curves. To register for the Mini Pumpkin Quick Curve Class, click here. Class Discount Night for this class is Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Only registered students may attend Class Discount Night so sign up asap! This class does have a class size limit. Students receive a 20% class discount when purchasing supplies on this night so sign up soon! If you can't attend Class Discount Night, you will receive 10% off the pattern only. Seeew my advice.....attend the Class Discount Night:-)

 

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Are you familiar with the Quick Curve Ruler , Mini Quick Curve Ruler and patterns by Sew Kind of Wonderful? We've got lots of them available in the Shoppe and in our on-line store here. Our website has a basic shipping rate of $5.95 for a USPS Flat Rate Envelope (with tracking). You can fit multiple patterns in this envelope but if you just want to order a single pattern, please call the Shoppe at 503-607-0600 as we can mail it regular mail (without tracking) for $1.90-$2.25. Otherwise, filll up your envelope with a few patterns and fabric to make good use of the $5.95 envelope. I am always surprised I have to explain this, but I do.

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Always a Shop favorite, our Patchwork Pumpkin Farm Girl Vintage Block Kit is available here. There are 30 oranges in this block! To view all of our Farm Girl Vintage Block Kits click here.

Last but not least...something new using the gorgeous Sundrops collection! We just love this new collection...those grays, yellows and corals are absolutely swoonworthy. Kits for this beautiful Sundrops Quilt are available both in-store and in our on-line store now.

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A local customer came in on Saturday and gathered the fabrics below to re-create Sherri McConnell's Mahalo quilt. I hope she brings it in when it's finished so we can share! I know it's going to be fabulous. 

That's it for today. I'll be sharing more fall classes in our daily email inspiration seeew be sure to sign up on the front page of our website here.

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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