Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
Happy September! I
know, officially, that there are a couple more weeks of
"summer", and even with HOT temperatures, it sure feels like
it was the changing season that finally pushed me into action, but I
have now started my BLOG!
Check it out here:
We have a new FALL CLASS LIST. There are limited spaces in each, so sign up
If you don't live close
enough to attend our classes, there may be PATTERNS & FABRIC KITS
All of our classes are
perfect for confident beginners and those who have progressed beyond
this early stage, unless stated otherwise.
Always one of our most
popular classes, the PERFECT PATCHWORK TEMPLATE SAMPLER quilt class
has two meeting times to choose from.
MARTI'S SAMPLER -
3rd Thursdays at 10
a.m., 1 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. Starts September 20. $48 plus
12 monthly meetings thru
Aug. 2013. Lecture/Demo. 12 Sampler blocks using Marti's
Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A & C, to make a Queen-size
Instructions on how to finish the quilt also
KITS available in the TAUPE fabrics as shown, or let
us help you select your own color-way.
It is always fun to see
what fabrics others are using when you come to class. Taught by
SAMPLER QUILT is shown here in SOLID COLORS.
WITH A TWIST follows the AMISH tradition of simplicity, but
creativity bursts from this quilt!
This 6-month class will start on Saturday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 27th. Meetings will be on the 4th Saturday at 1:30pm OR 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm. This class runs through March 2013.
This lecture/demo classes taught by Ruth will feature sampler blocks with
appliqué. You will make a queen size quilt.
SHOP HOP! October 5th, 6th, & 7th!
OCTOBER will bring us
the Central Kansas QUILT SHOP HOP!
I am working on my EXCLUSIVE QUILT, using our
EXCLUSIVE BATIK from Hoffman. It is very
"autumnal"! We will start to share our unique
quilt in September.
List of the 11 shops
& other details on the HOP can be found here:
This year, for the first
time ever, there will be a LUXURY BUS leaving from Salina on Saturday
morning, and doing the entire SHOP HOP route in two days, including an
over-night stay in a hotel. Prince & Princess, your coach
awaits! :) Call Jayne Heller if you are interested! There
is an early-bird offer about to expire. 785-529-2382 or
For a very limited time,
we are now
taking pre-orders on SHOP HOP FABRIC.
Designed exclusively for the 11 member quilt shops!
Pre-order 2012 Central Kansas Exclusive Shop Hop Custom Sunflower Batik Fabric, 100% cotton, 45" wide.
You may pick up, or we will mail your fabric after Oct. 5, 2012.
This fabric is hand painted and every yard is slightly different. The image here contains a collage of pieces cut from different bolts & sections of the bolt. Intensity of colors change from multi-color to primarily red. The background is 'blacklight', and matches Hoffman's 1895-537 hand-dyed watercolor fabric.
The large sunflower is approx. 4" in diameter. The large leaf is approx. 3" long.
I have finished my EXCLUSIVE QUILT and
will have it hanging by Saturday (this is SECOND SATURDAY - FREE demo
starts at 9 a.m. All are welcome!)
is a "tease". It is 94-inches square and I need to
find somewhere to photograph it! Very BIG and very BLACK!
Original pattern by Deb Madir. Cool quilting by Kay Clark!
Watch my BLOG
for a larger picture appearing soon, and more details on my creative
process for making the quilt.
I am fascinated by creativity, why some
people have it and others don't, why I sometimes have it and sometimes
don't! Inspiration seems key, and for me, collaboration has
always been very inspirational.
is such an avenue of expression, and often a great window into someone
My friend Susan made a quilt that
started with my suggestion that this Henri Matisse fabric (from
Alexander Henry) would look cool KALEIDOSCOPED. (a word?)
She ran with the idea!
She passed the finished top to another
friend, Jan, who applied her vision and the finished quilt is a true
work of art!
See Susan's quilt and more of Jan's
The pattern book, KALEIDOSCOPE
SYMPHONY by Marilyn Foreman and ALEXANDER HENRY fabric still
We also have some great fabric from
CURRENT, WORKING ARTISTS!
Check out CORI
DANTINI. She is designing for BLEND
We have her first line, BEAUTY
IS YOU, and look forward to her next!
Cori is new to fabric design, but if
you go to her BLOG,
you'll see she's been working as an artist for years. I've
started noticing her work other places and I'm sure you will
Come check out the newest
BARGAINS at our Mall store just 4-1/2 miles south of downtown Newton.
We're only about 25 minutes north of downtown Wichita on I-135.
the highway billboard and receive a FREE quilt block pattern at The
Chisholm Trail Mall store!
Newest Additions link:
Hope to see
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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