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Alexander Henry - June Bug - Taupe Birds on Black Branches Fat QuarterDecember 16, 2010

Hi all!

I am so sorry for those of you who are snow covered! (News reports 40% of lower 49 states.)  And so many are COLD!

As little TV as I watch, I am a big PBS fan.  A recent NOVA was on the science of COLD.  I'd never thought about it.  To think that someone had to invent the thermometer just to measure it!  So many aspects to consider.

Recreation of Dewar's liquefying of hydrogenI can barely imagine the type of person who seriously asks "what is COLD?" and then laboriously searches for the answer and ways to demonstrate it so others understand.  It was in the 1600s, not that long ago, in the course of human history, that someone finally started to figure out and define the exact nature of cold (& heat), that we now take for granted.  Then they had to figure out how to actually make stuff (gas) even colder to make other gas cold, to be able to make "really cold".  This gave us refrigeration and really, the world as we know it now.  Very cool, I mean "cold"!  LOL   Anyway, enough on my ramblings about the weather . . .

Warm weather?  How about WARM HEARTS!

 VALENTINE'S DAY is less than 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 & VALENTINES department.


Check out my newest THROW QUILT, made from our pre-cut kit, using Moda's GIDDY fabrics full of hearts.

See all the Moda, Sandy Gervais GIDDY 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 the Club!

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.


Chickadee Hollow - Vintage Heart Ornament - Pattern

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.

 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.


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 book.  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 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.


"Hint, hint" to families & friends, even at this late date you can click here to solve problems:

GIFT CERTIFICATES can be purchased in either store or on line.  We can even send the gift certificate by email with a customized message.

PS - The fabric at the top of the page, with the tossed birds on branches, is from a new ALEXANDER HENRY line for SPRING called JUNE BUG.  See this and all the NEWEST ADDITIONS by clicking here:


Chickadee Hollow - Vintage Quilt Shop Ornament - PatternLooking 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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