August 1, 2012
If you are not my
neighbor, my hope for you is that you live somewhere with rain!
If you are my neighbor, then let us all join in a "pity
party" to complain about how much time we now spend watering!
as my garden is burning up, I am looking forward to Renee
Nanneman's new book, GARDEN GATE. You can pre-order it here
I love her collaborative
concept! She writes, "Developing a 'Threads' book is much like growing a garden. I plant the idea seeds, a visual theme, such as Garden Gate. The concept grows as my designer friends sketch and create.
. . . Some projects bloom early and others are worth the wait. The growing season is longer than one might think."
I take heart in that thought for my own garden, but I believe she's
saying that this book has been in the works for a couple of
If you are familiar with
Renee's work, you know that she has been busy with lots of things in
Come to our web site for
lots of great RENEE
NANNEMAN products, with more stuff coming soon.
treat! Check out this great video of Renee's presentation for
ANDOVER FABRICS in Kansas City this past May. I hope you find it
as interesting as I did. We have lots of the fabrics she's
talking about so come see us soon! VIDEO
recently finished a BITTY
BROKEN LONE STAR, using some of Renee's BELLA BLISS for Andover.
piecing was simplified using PRINTED INTERFACING from QUILTSMART
to make all the star points the SAME perfect size!
See the KIT here for
BELLA BLISS BITTY BROKEN LONE STAR:
As HOT as the days have
been, sometimes early morning is just perfect for sitting on the patio,
doing a little
binding by hand. This morning wasn't
I've finished up the
store model for VINTAGE
ROUGE. Stop in to see it hanging downtown. This quilt finishes approx. 79 x 79 inches.
VINTAGE ROUGE KITS are cut and ready to go, if you want to purchase
all the fabrics at once.
We're also offering it
as a BOM - actually, several blocks a month.
I will be teaching a SIX
MONTH CLASS beginning in September. There are lots of neat,
time-saving techniques in this quilt and it will be a fun LECTURE-DEMO
class. Details soon.
Watch our CALENDAR for
looking forward to a bit more time for inside sewing as the days shorten
and we see cooler weather.
But first, we have August and
September to get through!! (Happy August with the 10 day forecast
including more 100-degree days!)
SHOP HOP! October 5th, 6th, & 7th!
OCTOBER will bring us
the Central Kansas QUILT SHOP HOP!
Maybe this is why I am
day-dreaming of cooler weather!
I am working on my EXCLUSIVE QUILT, using our
EXCLUSIVE BATIK from Hoffman. It is very
List of the 11 shops
& other details on the HOP can be found here:
The QUILT SHOP HOP
T-SHIRTS are available now! At last check, we had all the sizes
available. We have the LADIES' style, which means slightly
shorter sleeves and narrower neckline treatment.
Call 316-284-2547 with
your credit card or come in person!
Also coming in
MICHELL'S latest SAMPLER QUILT.
This will be a 12 month lecture-demo class starting in September.
We're showing it in
SERENITY TAUPE fabrics, and Marti has named it U-TAUPE-IA.
We will have all these
fabrics on-hand. Or let us help you select the PERFECT fabrics
for you. We have quite a selection!
AMISH WITH A TWIST kits
are also ready.
You can purchase the
complete kit, or in parts.
Click here for details:
A class will also be
offered starting in September.
For a LIMITED TIME, with every
CRABAPPLE HILL PATTERN purchased, we will send you this FREE
PATTERN ! The pattern also includes the word QUILT, so you can
stitch it anyway you like!
HILL PATTERNS here:
Be sure to check out all the NEWEST
FABRICS that have just been posted on the WEB here:
We recently ADDED more than 200 fabrics
to CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC. Check out the savings! Sew
SPECIAL SAVINGS TODAY THRU SATURDAY
1, 2, 3 & 4 SAVE NOW
On all fabrics priced $5.97 or less,
only at Charlotte's Bargain Fabric
SAVE an ADDITIONAL
END OF THE BOLT
& SAVE an EXTRA
the already marked-down
price per yard on any bolt priced $5.97/yd or less!!
100s of NEW BOLTS have just been added to the store. Come check out the newest BARGAINS!!
, mention in the SHIPPING COMMENTS section of the BARGAINS
that you want the $1 off special on all $5.97/yd SALE fabrics
or tell us you'll buy THE END OF THE BOLT and want 30% off.
be afraid to come see us in person. W e're only about 25 minutes north of downtown Wichita on I-135.
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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