January 7, 2011
I hope your New Year has
started out well. I'm already a day late! Not bad for
just a week! LOL
We are getting ready for
our FIRST SECOND SATURDAY of 2011.
Tomorrow at 9 a.m., I'll
formally introduce the new program. All are welcome. Even
if you don't think you'll do the entire year, you might enjoy seeing
how the 4-PATCH STACK technique works. That's what I'll be
demonstrating. And its FREE to attend.
I've been having lots of fun
playing with 4 PATCH stacks. I'm making samples for 2011 SECOND SATURDAY
hope you'll have as much fun as I'm having when you sign up for our monthly
This year we're offering 3 different colorways. Each colorway has several options offered to create
unique BLOCK CENTERS.
To create the 4-patch units, you
need 4 repeats of the fabric. We've split a 3 yard length of a FABULOUS PRINT,
down the center, so it measures approx. 22" x 108". This will
give you at least 4 repeats of the pattern, which when carefully stacked, allows you
to cut 4 identical squares, producing a fun, simple kaleidoscope effect when sewn
& Ruth are working on samples from 2 of the FABULOUS PRINTS! Here they
are getting the 4 layers stacked in perfect alignment.
We'll use these 4-patch units for the centers of
the sampler blocks and the setting squares.
You get to choose the finished
project, selecting from queen-size quilt to table runners.
Lots of options, all skillfully
laid out in the book KALEIDOSCOPE SYMPHONY, which will be our text for the
year. See below for more details on attending or receiving monthly in the
SECOND SATURDAY starts
Jan 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 12 sampler blocks. $5 each month, or FREE
in the shop if you show us the previous month's block made from our
kit by 9 a.m. on the next 2nd Sat.
just don't think that HALLOWEEN, should be the only challenger
to the popularity of Christmas decorating.
I think that VALENTINE'S
DAY can be just as sweet and maybe just as tricky!
(How many relationships have you been in? LOL)
We have a great
selection of fabrics & patterns to get you started on projects.
We're trying to keep track of them in our newest LOVE &
VALENTINES department. So check it out for yourself.
Mary pulled together
another kit using Jeri Kelly's WITH LOVE, that will sit on your table
in a stand or without, on a wall, or make a cute pillow top!
Check out all the
still got a few pre-cut kits for my THROW QUILT, using Moda's GIDDY
fabrics, full of hearts.
See all the Moda, Sandy
fabrics & KIT here:
This approximately 60
inch square quilt would make a great wall quilt to brighten up any
room from January to January! Valentines' all year long!!
The Joy of Life -
Written as a 9-part sampler, it can be stitched using either the needle-turn or blanket stitch appliqué techniques.
This beautiful quilt was designed by Rosalie
Quinlan as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It is a reflection of her journey and the joy that she has found in everyday life.
MONTHLY KIT price will include pattern & fabric for top.
Mary will teach a
variety of applique methods, hand and machine, in this class which meets 1st Thursdays at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. First
class will meet Feb. 3.
Wildflower or Tonga Rhapsody
- Queen-size sampler quilt with 2 settings available. Class meets 7
p.m. - 2nd Thursdays starting January 13th.
Wing & A Prayer
Designs newest pattern is RHAPSODY and will be offered with two different settings.
We'll be cutting kits in their new TIMELESS TREASURES fabric line of
the same name, WILDFLOWER RHAPSODY.
We'll also be cutting
monthly kits from TIMELESS TONGA BATIKS & HAND-DYED fabrics.
Classes will also be available.
fabrics are in the store now and soon to be added to the web. The background of the border fabric is a
CHOCOLATE BROWN. The flowers are rose, violet & gold. Come
see them for yourself.
year there we're starting a new SAMPLER QUILT, again using
REPRODUCTION CIVIL WAR ERA fabrics made by Marcus Fabrics.
The Civil War Chronicles BOM quilt features twelve blocks that tell the stories of twelve women who encountered their own struggles on the
home front while their husbands were away.
Each pattern includes historical background and biographies about the generals' wives.
Patterns includes many new features over last year's pattern series,
including finished sizes for individual units within the blocks, color
diagrams, and more quick-trick piecing techniques.
If you'd like some
encouragement and help, consider joining our class.
Civil War Chronicles - The class will meet on the
2nd Thursday at 1:30 and the 2nd Saturday at 10:30. Classes
start February 10th & February 12th.
If you'd like to add
some classes & camaraderie to 2011, consider joining one of our
Sewing Club - on-going. Meets 9:30 a.m. 2nd Thursdays. Join anytime.
$36/year. Visit for just $5/month. Next meeting will be Thursday
Marti & Me Club & American Beauty Sampler continue through August 2011.
Meets 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 3rd Thursdays. Join Club now for pro-rated fee.
Next meeting is today, Thursday Dec. 16th.
Egg Money, an Eleanor Burns quilt and other projects, continues through August 2011 - can still be joined for pro-rated
The next meetings will
be held on January 27, 2011, meeting at 10 a.m. and
6:30 p.m. and all other 4th Thursdays. New members are welcome.
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else's HEART, by gifting them a CHARLOTTE'S
SHOPPER'S CLUB membership. They'll think of you and THANK
YOU, every time they shop and save 20% on all regularly priced merchandise
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Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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