My New Obsession

I have recently become a tad bit obsessed with French General. For those of you who don't know what French General is, they (Kaari Meng) design fabrics and write books, among other things, that are based on vintage, French textiles and notions. Their books "Home Sewn" and "Handmade Soirees" have become two of my favorites! The former because of the adorable patterns and interesting facts about vintage textiles, and the latter just because of the pictures : )

I'm telling you all of this because today we are finally getting in the new fabric collection from French General called 'Maison de Garance.' I worked on getting the pictures ready to put up on the website yesterday so that they would be ready to upload as soon as the collection arrived, and let me tell you, I already love these fabrics! Unlike their last collection we carried, 'Rural Jardin,' which I also loved, this collection is a bit darker, with beautiful shades of red, brown and cream. Here is a small taste until I can get the pictures onto the website:

Jusqu'a la prochaine fois (until next time)...

This One's for the Kids

If you're looking for a great gift to give a baby and/or child or if you secretly long for your very own minky quilt, we have the perfect solution(s)! We just received these adorable kits! The ones in the boxes make up simple strip quilts made from minky. They are available in either kid or adult sizes. The ones below, wrapped in just the bow, make up a blanket(the solid color minky) with just a binding(the minky wrapped around the solid color). They really are cute!!

(minky strip quilt kits for both kids and adults)
(minky blanket kits for kids or kids at heart)

If you're looking for something for a child or teenager, but think the minky may be too juvenile, we also just received 'Happy" from Me and My Sister. The collection is full of bright colors and fun patterns!

Finally, don't forget about this month's fat quarter drawing! Put in first quality 100% cotton quilting fabric, rolled and secured with a rubber band, with your name and phone number included, in the designated basket at The Shoppe. For every fat quarter dropped in the basket by customers, The Shoppe will add another fat quarter. Add as many fat quarters as you like. At the end of the month, we will draw three names and divide the fat quarters equally amongst the winners. Good luck!

Until next time...

New Fabrics!

The UPS man had a very busy week! We got lots of boxes the last few days, all FILLED with new fabrics!! I kind of feel sorry for him since it's so hot and he always looks so tired when he leaves, but not sorry enough to distract from how excited we are about getting in new stuff! That NEVER gets old! This weeks arrivals included: 'Remembrance' by Jan Patek, 'Annandale' by Jo Morton, and 'Colorful Christmas' from Riley Blake.

Aside from staring at and fondling the new fabric, we did get some work done. We cut kits for all of the patterns picutured below, using fabrics from Jan Patek's 'Remembrance' line.

We also plan to make adorable pillowcase kits with Riley Blake's 'Colorful Christmas' fabrics. They would make great gifts for kids! Here's a sample:

We would also like to congratulate Margie Keller, Julie Miller and Sigrid Wilcox! They are the September winners of our monthly fat quarter drawing. October's drawing has now begun. Bring in as many fat quarters as you'd like, with your name and contact information attached, and at the end of the month, we will match however many fat quarters are in the basket. We will then draw three names and those three people will split the fat quarters evenly. Good luck!

Finally, check out the class schedule. Whitney has added some new classes/clubs.

Until next time...