August 1, 2014
Happy August! Summer suddenly seems short. Oh my! It has been
an exciting one, and there are more fun things in the works.
How about getting
together with other, like-minded quilters and working on some fun,
cozy, small projects?
Come join our new SIMPLE WHATNOTS
CLUB featuring Kim Diehl projects & fabrics.
The fabrics have just
arrived. We've got them all, including the wide backs. You can see them here on our web.
Featuring a new small
project each month, we plan on meeting afternoons and evenings, the 2nd
Thursday of each month, starting AUGUST 14th.
Simple Whatnots Club - Collection 1
by Kim Diehl & Mary Eilerts
Join the Club, $48, receive 6 full-color project patterns & have access to classes.
The classes will be offered at Charlotte's Sew Natural, downtown Newton, 2nd Thursdays, starting August 14th, through January 8th, 2015.
Club members will have an opportunity to purchase kits first, at special pricing.
Kits will be available to non-club members only if available after Club.
The first kit will be WIDDLYTINKS, offered to Club members for $16.99. This kit contains 25 different fabrics from Kim Diehl's VINTAGE FARMHOUSE collection.
Don't miss out. Join the
Club, even if you need us to mail your kits to you!
A fresh, bright,
SWOON QUILT is our entry
into the MAJOR LEAGUE QUILTING competition, and WON in the very first
bracket! Yea!! Thank you to all who heeded my call to
vote! It was a great birthday present! :)
To make your own kit, or just collect
these fun pairs of bright fat quarters, click here for details:
can continue voting for other MLQ competition quilts here, and we'll
appear again in the bracket that begins Monday Sept. 1. Count on
it! I'll remind you. LOL
now have EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS,
inspired by our BRIGHT SWOON quilt, for sale.
Navy, v-neck, 100% cotton
shirts, printed front & back.
The printing on the NAVY
T-Shirt is very BRIGHT, like the quilt. (In the one photo this doesn't
show up well. Maybe the ink is too reflective?)
I've included a handy size-chart, and you can order a 100%
cotton T-Shirt by clicking here:
Whether you are staying
close to home or travelling around the States & Canada this
check out the ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE, a new kind of Shop Hop.
There are more than 50
participating shops in KANSAS alone!
Only New York,
Pennsylvania, Michigan & Texas have more participating shops than
Kansas. When you think about the differences in population,
Kansas quilters, TAKE A BOW!
The shop owners knew you wanted
another fun activity related to your passion, and you have supported
us in great numbers so far.
Ladies & Gentlemen,
rev your engines! The ROW BY
ROW EXPERIENCE is in full swing!
It started Tuesday JULY 1,
and you can now pick up free ROW PATTERNS in many quilt shops across
the continent. Quilters Unite! This is BIG! LOL
Click here for details:
love a good map, and there is a very cool Row By Row Google Map that
shows all the shops in all the regions. You may have to be
registered in Google, but then you can select the area of the map you
are interested in, zoom in until you get to the level of detail you
are interested in and go from there. Very sweet!
As I have 2 shops, I
have two rows. The theme of the Row by Row is SEW A
SEASON. We've chosen two different seasons.
At Charlotte's Sew
Natural, downtown, Summer or Fall? Let's just call it: SEW
At Charlotte's Bargain
Fabrics, The Chisholm Trail Mall, Sew the Season of Winter!
BUILD A SNOWMAN
Every row finishes
36-inches long, so they can all be used together.
Mine each use CREATIVE GRIDS
please! If you are on Facebook,
please go to https://www.facebook.com/CreativeGridsUSA
and vote for my rows by
clicking on their image, and then LIKE them. You can find the
ROW BY ROW ALBUM, under PHOTOS.
At the end of
summer, the rows with the most LIKES will win prizes for the
store. And I'll share! :O
The last time I looked,
our SNOWMAN was in SECOND PLACE! Yea! Looking good for a
CREATIVE GRIDS FESTIVAL DAY this Fall at Charlotte's. :)
Come see SEW HAPPY
SUNFLOWERS now, but you'll have to come between now & the end
of August to get the FREE ROW PATTERN.
I used one of my new, favorite rulers, the COTTAGE RULER, a
non-slip ruler from Creative Grids to cut my shapes. This ruler makes cutting
parallelograms easy. Not to mention TRAPEZOIDS.
The popular SEW HAPPY
fabric plate is expected soon. Place your order now.
And how's this for an
idea for using my SUNFLOWER ROW pattern? Play with the values as
well as the colors, and maybe increase the size? What a cool
As of this writing,
neither store has had a "winner". You can be the
"winner", by bringing your completed quilt, which included 8
different Kansas Rows. You'll win an assortment of 25 FAT
QUARTERS. Include the row of the store you come to, and you'll
receive a bonus prize!
BLOCK A MONTH ready to deliver -
Come see our completed quilt hanging in
the store - you're gonna love it!
can buy HOUSE
WARMING, as a complete kit now, or month by month
for SIX MONTHS.
This new BLOCK-A-MONTH
quilt is written by Vicki Bellino and designed especially for using Marcus Strip-It fabrics.
here for more info on "Strip-It" fabrics and the complete HOME FOR THE
HOLIDAYS fabric collection here:
for a full-size quilt class? Instruction, patterns, encouragement, camaraderie all for one
low price! $48/year
This SAMPLER QUILT CLASS will start
in September, and meet every month, the 3rd Thursday, morning and
evening, for an entire year.
BORDERED ROWS by MARTI MICHELL, will
feature 12 unique quilt blocks, using her SET L TEMPLATES.
Instructor Mary Eilerts will guide
you through, step by step, from selecting fabric to perfecting your
technique, producing a beautiful quilt.
Better yet, this is a lecture/demo
class, so you don't have to haul in all your sewing supplies.
We'll gladly help you select fabrics
that suit your taste & decor, or you can use Marti's beautiful
PROMISE, pictured here, by Maywood Studios.
The third block kit,
AUGUST block, of our newest,
"Buck-A-Block" monthly series quilt will be ready to pick up
next Wednesday, August 6th. There is still time to get the 2nd
(JULY) block for just $3.
MYSTERY $3 BUCK-A-BLOCK
- TWIN SIZE
Each kit will have
strips of different colored fabric, including a white background, plus
This year, it will be
$3/kit, the month of issue, and $5/kit after the month. If you
want to make a 70" x 90" quilt, you will need to buy 2 kits
each month in 8 of the 12 months.
Thangles are optional,
but available. Later on, there will be a finishing kit for
approx. $20, to finish the top of a TWIN size quilt. Backing
will be additional.
Yes, for at least the
first few months, you won't know what you're doing. LOL If
that sounds like fun (or just like the rest of your life), this is for
Each month you'll buy
fabric and receive instructions of something to sew, but at first, you
won't know what you're making.
Here are some colors that will be
You can also
ORDER this MYSTERY BUCK A BLOCK!
It starts in June.
Click here for details:
If you love a BARGAIN, be sure to visit
our ALL ON SALE location, CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC & STITCHERY,
in The Chisholm Trail Mall, just off I-135, south of Newton.
All fabric is marked a minimum of 20%
off the original price. Many are marked down much further, with
tables full of $6.97, $5.97 & $4.97/yard fabrics, some even lower!
Many SALE ITEMS listed
in the web store on-line too:
On SALE up to 25% Off
On SALE 26% to 50% Off
On SALE 50% Off and more!
BARGAIN & SPECIALS here: http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=1
you like a CHALLENGE?
This one can be solved with a
little fabric and some creative input. Even if you've never
tried one before, consider this contest.
SUNNY? A Viewer's Choice Mini-Quilt Contest sponsored by the
Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop participating shops.
Charlotte's Sew Natural downtown (or request by mail), and get a
registration packet for $2.
This will include the rules and the
custom printed fabric image that you'll need to use in your
The quilts are to finish a maximum of
18 x 22 inches. Entries are due by August 30th. This is a
"viewers' choice" contest and prize money will be determined
by the votes or your friends and other quilt shop hoppers.
QUILT SHOP HOP T-SHIRTS on sale now.
Great looking, fun to wear, support your LOCAL QUILT SHOPS! :)
of new stuff in the store, new quilt kits, CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN, and
Here's a shot of our
MYSTERY PROJECT, which we handed out patterns for at the JULY LET'S
GET STARTED event. We sold out of these kids that day, but would
be happy to put something similar together just for you. Just
We're making lots of new
inspirational stuff, and planning even more fun events.
If you're feeling
uninspired or lethargic, we're not! Come see us and catch the
Have a good
to see you soon!
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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