We'll be handing out
candy during Newton's annual HALLOWEEN WALK on Main Street this
evening. Come by in your costume or with your little one and say
Maybe a bit late for
this year's Holiday, but for the true fan, this bit of garland will be
fun to have hanging around all year long!
out Lily's handy-work - she fused fabric together, then cut apart on
the printed lines, and strung on fish line, embellishing with a bit of
beads and ribbon. Very cute! Difficult to photograph, so
you'll have to be sure to check it out hanging from the ceiling when
you're in the store.
She used STRIPED PANELS
collection, seen here:
See all the HALLOWEEN
Lily & I had a great "road
trip" to QUILT MARKET Houston.
We left last Wednesday and made all kinds of stops along the way, for
food & fabric research. :)
As you know, I'm a true
FABRIHOLIC. I "HEART" fabric, and ADORE this covered
LOVE seat and ottoman in the MODA showroom in Dallas.
MODA booth at Market was themed "No Place Like
Notice the garland of large Yo-Yos
strung together, a larger than life-size needle and spools of thread
and pincushion up above. It was all quite clever!
Not to mention all the quilts made
using the latest offering of fabrics that will be arriving Spring of
The theme of the entire market was
RUBY JUBILEE, celebrating the 40th Quilt Market.
A fabulous collection of red &
were on display, originally gathered and displayed in NYC. It
was very impressive.
Red & white quilts have been
popular for 100s of years. The original showing of the RUBY quilt in
NYC was the inspiration for our quilt, fabrics & kit still
available, GALLERY IN RED or BLUE. Make your own classic!
has created a
with a collection of some of the
things that got us excited at QUILT MARKET last weekend. There
was so much to see!
More to come as she continues to comb
through our notes. Follow it here:
For more fun, you can also see Lily's
photo posts to Instagram. Simply go to Instagram and search for @EauLily
(name Lily Tailor). She snaps and shares pics of quilt projects and
We got to see a finished quilt of WING
and A PRAYER's latest Block-A-Month quilt, MOONLIGHT SONATA.
hand-dyed & batik fabrics should be available soon in the store
and on the web. We'll cut kits as soon as we have both the
fabrics & patterns. :)
Watch here for announcement of their
arrival. It is really beautiful!
Check out these beautiful batiks used
in the borders! When available, you'll be able to see them here:
the QUILTING TREASURES booth at Market, we found this beautifully
quilted version of the
SECOND SATURDAY QUILT
for the next program
we'll start here at
Charlotte's Sew Natural
in January 2015.
Please watch this
newsletter, or ask in the store for more details and to sign up.
You buy the first block
kit for $5, and then you get the next block kit for FREE, when you
come to my presentation the following month and show us the block you
made from the previous kit.
This is always fun, and
good for discipline, especially for those of us who tend to
2015's quilt piecing
will really be quite easy, but as you can tell by this photo, it will
be beautiful, colorful, and the setting kit may make you look like you
worked really hard when you didn't! LOL
Beginners to Advanced
are welcome. Come join us.
Quilt Market we not only look for new fabric, but we look for the
LATEST & GREATEST new NOTIONS, PATTERNS & BOOKS!
The inventors & authors are often
there and full of information and tips on the best way to educate you,
I am excited to share with you the
latest "craze", FOLDED STARS, and the super easy, short-cuts
Product arriving soon, but be sure to
mark you calendars, and come see us
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, just after
We'll have an entire day of HOMEMADE
HOSPITALITY at 4 quilt shops, including Charlotte's Sew Natural.
I'll be demonstrating this new
techniques for FOLDED STARS, to be used in pot holders, table runners,
pin cushions, as quilt blocks, and more.
Watch this newsletter for details.
The newest 2015 HOFFMAN
CHALLENGE fabric is now available at Charlotte's Sew Natural!
Influenced by classic
ancient world textiles, MANDALAY is a collage of textures and
We've got the main piece
and a few coordinates. Only the one print must be used to meet the
challenge, but we're offering you some others that play well with it.
Go to HOFFMAN CHALLENGE
for complete details. Entries due by July 2015.
"challenge", CONGRATULATIONS to our local machine quilter extraordinaire, Jan Hutchison, who together with Gail
Stepanek, WON the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artitstry for their quilt, Stars on Mars, at the Quilt Festival in Houston this week.
It is an amazing work of art! You
will be seeing it in publications soon, I'm sure, so know you are
looking at some of our "local talent".
I know there is lots of talent out
there, so don't be afraid to take on a challenge and enter a contest or
And of course, as new fabrics come in, we
need to move some out, so be sure to check out our SALE category on the
web, or better yet, stop in to CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC &
STITCHERY just off I-135 south of Newton.
Newest mark-downs include:
the temperatures drop around here, it might be time to whip up an
indoor camping scene like we saw in the ALEXANDER HENRY booth!
Hope to see you soon
with all your creative ideas. Have a great weekend.
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 6, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 (always
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