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April 2018

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


My New Favorite Book!

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I was beginning to think I wouldn't have time to sit down and jot down a little note to ya'll this week but I've managed to squeeze a hot minute or two to share with you one of our favorite new books. In fact, Moda's Carrie Nelson mentioned the other day that proceeds from all of the  Moda All-Star books go to a charity. Proceeds from Moda All-Stars Mini-Charm Quilts go to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog program which is "a national human-care mission embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers."Awwww...I love dogs!

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Do you have this book yet?

If you have a collection of those Mini Charm packs sittin' around your creative space, what are you waiting for? You need to have this book and it's available to order here on our website. We ship with USPS using the Flat Rate Priority Envelope and charge the same rate as USPS.

We have a goal of making every project in the book as Mini's never go out of style and they are far easier to splash around the Shoppe than a big ole' quilt.

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This first one was made with Creekside by Sherri & Chelsi. It's called Tulip Time and was designed by Pat Sloan! Since April is the month for Tulip festivals...well, it's just perfect. And speaking of Sherri & Chelsi, we love these two gems. Very sweet people. They have proven that their collections can work with a variety of seasons. Sherri will be teaching two new projects here at the Shoppe in September centered around their new Clover Hollow collection!

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Merry-Go-Round was designed by Karla Eisenach of Sweetwater. For this sweet little quilt the mini-charms are pieced into scrappy hexagons before being appliqued in place. This one is made with a mix of Fig Tree fabrics. We can never have enough Fig Tree for sure.

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I made a few Fig Tree Spring Bundles in an attempt to get the temperatures a tad bit warmer.

Seeew far it's not working. I mean...hi...we're in April, let's start seeing some rays!

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Bayside was designed by Betsy Chutchian and features scrappy triangles crisscrossing throughout. Of course...the fabrics are Sweetwater. I love Sweetwater. Their collections are almost always different and this year they have four releases, Project Red, Harmony, Overnight Delivery and then one other one (I forgot the name). Everyone must love redwork because the Project Red Bundle is very popular!

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Hey, I know this fabric! I've been working with Hi-De-Ho in my very first quilt. It only made sense to use it for Sandy Klop's cute little Rickrack Posies project.

I love how cheerful this collection is but it also has a retro 40's vibe. Bright...happy and cheerful.

I don't know what it is, but the two of us just can't get into dark fabrics anymore. Maybe because we did it for seeew many years in the larger store?? Over Easter we were watching many of the "Behind-the-Scenes" extras for The Greatest Showman and the costume designer mentioned how they avoided brown fabrics when creating the costumes. I was like, "See Mom, we know what we're doing afterall! It's all about color!

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Last but not least, we have this very unique color combination for Spring called Greenery. I really love these fabrics with this table runner called Hopscotch by Sandy Gervais. It's fresh, crisp...traditional but yet feels contemporary. Prepare yourself for plenty of compliments with this one!

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That's it for today. I've got to prepare the Shoppe for Moda's new Nest collection due to arrive either this afternoon or tomorrow! We are switching up some of the designers we carry to try something different. The "Mothership" is always keeping it fresh! Seeew we appreciate your patience and of course....thanks for checking us out today!

Stay Seeew...cial! ~ Brian