Monday, April 30, 2012

do you want your daughter to marry a farmer?

That was the question that a 1920's magazine asked women who were farm wives.  If they had a daughter of marriageable age would they like her to become a farmer's wife?  Mothers wrote back to the newspaper with a heartfelt yes!

This is the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, letters from the 1920's farm wives and the 111 traditional quilt blocks that they inspired.

It is also a very special Quilt Block of the Month Club that is being started at Sew Katie Jean.  We will be using the special templates created by Marti Michel to create our blocks and the book as our guide.  It will be our goal to sew at least 5-6 blocks per month.  Meeting every first Friday of the month to sit, sew, and share while we create our own lap to king size quilt featuring the 6" blocks.

Friday, May 4
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $20
Teacher: Cindy Lloyd

For a complete class supply list or any other questions you might have, call {916} 209-3930 or stop in.

For more Farmer's Wife inspiration, just look at my own Pinterest page.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

renegade run

Did you shop til you dropped?

Thank you ladies for coming out to support my shop during the Renegade Run Shop Hop!  I had a wonderful time meeting so many new quilters and sewers.  And thank you to all of my teachers for coming out to work at the shop.  It was a blast of a sale.  Now I can't wait until next year!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

snap happy

These little bags aren't just functional and cute, they are irresistible.

Inside - for the closure - is a metal measuring tape.  Hidden inside you can't see it, just feel it.  When you pull the little fabric triangles on the side and it's open, then it's closed.  It is kinda fun!

I use mine to keep my small scissors, thread, and needle book for my the little quilt that I am sewing by hand.  And you can make one of your very own.

Saturday, April 14
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. / $15.00
Teacher: Lydia Shelton

Call or stop by the shop to sign up and get a complete
class supply list.

Monday, April 2, 2012

new classes

I am busy updating the class list on my website.  There are so many new quilt classes that are coming!  My sewing teachers have been busy getting their quilts and sewing projects finished 
and up in the shop for you to see.

This Churn Dash quilt - Quilting 101 
has been scheduled again this week.
Wednesday, April 4
10:30 - 1:00 pm / $25.

Hot Pad and Towel - scheduled again this week.
Friday, April 6
10:00 - 12:30 pm / $20.

Placemat and Napkin
(this is some of my favorite new fabric)
Friday, April 6
1:00 - 3:00 pm / $25.

I'll keep showing you more as the days go by.  
There is so much to share!