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 Nov. 6, 2011  

Hi all!

Mary has "joyfully" completed her JOY OF LIFE quilt.  Jan Hutchison quilted it.  Oh what a beauty!  

You can see how carefully Mary selects her colors & fabrics, skillfully building textures and contrasts.  The quilt has a very similar look and feel as the pattern designer's original.  

Kits are still available.

To see more detail on the machine quilting, which adds another level of artistic interest, please visit Jan's Blog.  

Full of interesting reports & observations, Mary's quilt is currently down the page a bit.  

Read further to see the hilarious "retirement" of Jan as President of Wichita's Prairie Quilt Guild, presentation of her quilt, and other fun!


 If you would like to learn BASIC NEEDLE-TURN HAND APPLIQUÉ, sign up now for one of Mary's beginning classes.

Morning (10 a.m.) or evening (6:30 p.m.), FIRST THURSDAYS in December or January.

Learn the basics of hand-appliqué, then sign up for Mary's next BOM CLASS which starts in February. 

 Two NEW Block-A-Month classes will meet mornings & evenings on the FIRST THURSDAY each month, February through December 2012.

Several APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUES will be covered.  

NEEDLE-TURN appliqué done by hand, and MACHINE APPLIQUÉ, which starts by fusing the fabrics to each other, will both be covered in the same class sessions.  

 In this class, learn how to make fabric choices that will make your work POP!


You may choose from two projects, patterns both from BUNNY HILL DESIGNS.  Fabrics from MODA.


RAINING CATS & DOGS, with GRAY, PINK & TEAL, is shown above and finishes approx. 55 x 62 inches.

MERRY, MERRY SNOWMEN, classic RED & WHITE with GREY, finishes approx. 62 x 66 inches.





WING AND A PRAYER has introduced their 2012 BLOCK-A-MONTH quilts, in conjunction with Timeless Treasures Fabric.  

We'll be offering both BELLA VERONA and NORTHERN STARS as complete patterns and kits, available in the store and on the web.  

I'll be offering BELLA VERONA as a class starting the 2nd Thursday, January 12th, at 7 pm.

 Bella Verona pattern or kit:

Northern Stars pattern or kit:

NORTHERN STARS will be available as a kit.  More details soon.

See LARGER IMAGES and descriptions here:

We have offered KITS & CLASSES on CIVIL WAR QUILTS for the past 2 years.  They have been very popular and people taking classes get their quilts done!

This year, The Civil War Journals Block-a-Month focuses on the CHILDREN of the 1860s. 

CIVIL WAR JOURNALS is our latest CIVIL MONTHLY program, kits & classes available.  Details & Prices coming soon.  Call to be put on our list if you are interested.  316-284-2547

Fabric by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
Block of the Month Program by Homestead Hearth.

Finished Quilt Sizes: Large 84" x 102";
OR Small Quilts range 44" x 44" to 51" x 60"
January 2012 to December 2012

You can either make a larger quilt that finishes at 84" x 102" or four smaller quilts that are approximately 45" x 52" each. 

Each month, you will receive historical information along with stories and quotes from children who lived through the US Civil War era.

Coming soon on KPTS, Public Television, Ch. 8 in Wichita.

WHY QUILTS MATTER - History, Art and Politics is a nine-part documentary series. The series takes a fresh look at quilts and their significance to people.  This documentary begins Nov. 5th, and runs each Thursday at 1:30 in the afternoon.  Charlotte's Sew Natural is a proud sponsor of quilt programming on KPTS, Public Television.


 Recipes for Love - taking Food Bank donations thru Nov. 17th.

Please bring a copy of your FAVORITE RECIPE using non-perishable food items, all the required non-perishable food items to donate to the FOOD BANK. 

We will draw a name to give away a SIMPLE PLEASURES RECIPE BOX.  

Enter in the store and all web orders now through Nov. 27 will be entered.  Stop in the store to enter.

Sharon Green, who shops both our web & Newton stores, won the JUNK bag in our September drawing!  She had fallen in love with it and was thrilled to win.  

Congratulations Sharon!


 We have lots of KITS for LARGE or SMALL projects.

TRAVEL PILLOW CASES make great gifts.  We've got the pillows if you need those too.

Our kits include the outer case and an inner lining, to help keep your TRAVEL PILLOW TREMENDOUSLY TIDY!

Stop in the store to see our great selection, or select your own!

Get ready to Christmas with our convenient kits.

Popular as ever, our newly cut kits for CLEO'S DESIGNS NATIVITY pattern, featuring Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus surrounded by the easiest ever, rock-wall looking background, uses Hoffman batiks, hand-dyed fabrics and a good, solid BLACK.  Order today, and you could finish this easy fusible-appliqué project in time to display for the Holidays.

 Does someone in your family consider themselves a BIRDER?

Check out this great way to add a decorative border to anything, like a delightful NATURE PANEL from MODA with great CARDINALS!  

Use Broadway Border printed interfacing, also from QUILTSMART, and you'll get perfect, interesting edges!  

Start with a 24" wide x 42" long PRINTED BIRD PANEL from Moda.

Moda - Etchings Layer Cake - 40 SquaresNEWEST ADDITIONS to the web, be sure to check out all the latest here:


Some particular lines include: (click on the name to link to pictures)Moda - Ruby Charm Pack

Quilting Treasures - Full Moon - 4 Large Wolf Scenes PANEL

BARGAINS & SPECIALS can be seen on the WEB on nearly 60 pages!  Honestly, I'm not sure how they arrange themselves.  

Try clicking on "view all", then scroll down the list for a quick overview.  There is lots of variety!

Visit CHARLOTTE'S Bargain Fabric in the CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and inspiration.  

Maywood Studio - Ice Garden Flannel -Purple & Blue Packed Floral Print on WhiteJust added - FLANNELS starting at $6.97/yd. Great selection!

QUILTS FOR SALE - Mall Store - Now through December 10th.  Priced to sell at once, but will consider best offers through Saturday the 10th, giving you plenty of time for HOLIDAY GIFTING.

Have a great rest of your weekend and a good week.


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
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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