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January 7, 2011

Hi all!

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 quilts, and hope you'll have as much fun as I'm having when you sign up for our monthly block kits.

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 together.

 Susan & 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 mail.

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.

 I 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 options here:



 We've still got a few pre-cut kits for my THROW QUILT, using Moda's GIDDY fabrics, full of hearts.

See all the Moda, Sandy Gervais GIDDY 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.  

 These 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.


 This 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 on-going club/classes.

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 January 13.

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 fees. 

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:

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 the Club!

Click here for details:


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5

Charlotte's Bargain 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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