May 22, 2014
Last week I mentioned
that I've really been giving my brain neurons, in charge of
CREATIVITY, a workout! Above is an image of brain neurons
firing! Does it look like my latest web button?! Was my
brain taking a "selfie"? LOL
The button's image is
actually a block from our newest quilt, our
version of Thimble Blossom's SWOON pattern. Kits available
the quilt is still being quilted! LOL
We're calling it HOME
RUN! and it will be our entry into the MAJOR
LEAGUE QUILT COMPETITION, which begins mid-July.
can take a peek at last year's entries and winner to get a feel for
how this is going to work. So, in July, when I say "I think
I've hit a HOME RUN! Please go vote for my quilt now!",
you'll have an idea of what I'm talking about! LOL
(Inspirational picture of "home run fireworks" at Royals
Stadium in KC.)
We do have the pattern
for GLORY, the 2013 champion
quilt, and would be more than happy to help you
pull fabrics for any of the 8 sizes included in this quilt pattern.
We have lots of red & blue fabrics!
See Cozy Quilts
GLORY pattern here:
OK, so many bursts of
LOL in the opening paragraphs! Nervous
laughter? Maybe. I have a LOT of June 1
I really am delighted
and having lots of fun with all the creative stimulus in the store
right now! So many projects and
SPECIAL EVENTS to ready for you! Lots of new fabric &
notions (rulers, mainly) to play with!
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!
have designed our ROWS for the FREE PATTERNS that will be handed out
in both stores starting July 1.
They each use CREATIVE GRIDS
rulers. They will be revealed and posted on a number of web
sites soon and hopefully, in my next week's newsletter.
For now, I'll just tell
you that I used one of my new, favorite rulers, the COTTAGE RULER, a
non-slip ruler from Creative Grids. This ruler makes cutting
parallelograms easy! Not to mention TRAPEZIUMS!
Yes, I'm giving
you a tease, so stay tuned for pictures next week! :)
Just in time for a JUNE
START on Wednesday June 4th, I've devised a,
pick up in the store,
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: