December 30, 2010
Mary recently made a
wonderful, small TIME
She used Marti Michell's
EVENING STAR pattern and wonderful AN
APPOINTED TIME fabrics from J. Wecker Frisch.
We have just a couple of
kits left. Click here for details:
Is TIME on your
side? We never know, do we.
I like to think I'm
pretty good at living in the moment, mostly. Although there is
never enough time (or money) to really do everything one wishes at any
given time, so setting priorities is important, and keeping everything
Housework fell off my
list so long ago, I'm no longer even concerned! And jeans and
t-shirts are a pretty good wardrobe, most of the time!
Luckily I like my job
and it gives
me plenty of excuses for sewing and playing with fabric!
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
Speaking of TIME and
lack of it, we will be CLOSING EARLY tomorrow, Friday, New Year's Eve, at
3 pm at the Mall store and 3 pm
downtown. We will re-open Monday at 9:30 downtown and 10 a.m. at
Here in both stores we are
still doing a bit of "year end" clean up.
That means BARGAINS FOR
YOU at Charlotte's Sew Natural, downtown, where you'll find
BARGAIN BATIK bolt
Buy the whole piece and
We've already measured
and marked these for you, so just stop in and pick them up, while
We have also MARKED DOWN
lots of KITS!
Many of these are the
LAST ONE. Some will be on the web (click the following link
after Christmas), and some aren't, so I hope you'll stop in if you're
in the neighborhood!
Many bolts have
been MARKED DOWN and moved to the Mall store, so plan on checking
these out soon.
DAY is now less than 1-1/2 months away. We have a great
selection of fabrics, patterns & projects working their way into
the store. Keep track of them in our newest LOVE &
Check out my
THROW QUILT, made from our pre-cut kit, using Moda's GIDDY fabrics
full of hearts.
See all the Moda, Sandy
fabrics & KIT here:
You can warm someone
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
for a year. So Join
the Club or Gift
Click here for details:
At Charlotte's Bargain
Fabric & Stitchery store, we carry genuine DMC EMBROIDERY FLOSS in
all the solid colors. Stop in or order now.
Looking for a quick,
small project? Check out the CHICKADEE
HOLLOW Vintage Ornaments or
pre-printed NEEDLE ART:
Looking forward to next
month and the NEW YEAR, consider one of our new BLOCK A
MONTH projects for 2011.
The Joy of Life - This
9-part sampler quilt finishes approx. 60 inches square. 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.
This class meets 1st Thursdays at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. First
class will meet Feb. 3.
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.
Wildflower or Tonga Rhapsody
- Queen-size sampler quilt with 2 settings available. Class meets 7
p.m. - 2nd Thursdays starting January 13th.
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.
Other new classes and
BLOCK-A-MONTH projects starting in January are listed here. Click on each link for details
on costs & meeting times. You can also complete class
enrollment on-line or request kits only which will be mailed monthly
starting in January or February 2011.
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.
We will use the Kaleidoscope Symphony
I've made all these blocks at least once and they are pretty easy, yet interesting.
The class enrollment includes the cost of the book, and will be
discounted if you previously purchased this book from us.
Monthly mailings will be $7.50 including postage. Whole quilt
kits can also be ordered in their entirety, if you want to work faster
than just "a block a month".
Civil War Chronicles -
Sampler quilt finished approx. 108 inches square, 12 MONTHLY KITS will
include pattern & fabric for top. The class will meet on the
2nd Thursday at 1:30 and the 2nd Saturday at 10:30. Classes
start January 9th & 14th.
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.
See all the NEWEST
ADDITIONS by clicking here:
To celebrate Lily's
GRADUATION from Washburn University, Randy, Lily & I made a QUICK
Christmas trip to New York City!
We were there for the
Blizzard of 2010!
We were very lucky with
our travels and had a great time!
I know that lots of you
have been inconvenienced to the extreme, but I hope that normal is
returning to the East, that the West can begin to dry out and that
everyone can get back to sewing!
Happy New Year!
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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