Moos News 1/9/2015

Good BRRRR!!!! Morning!

I hope everyone thaws out by the weekend.  This is Second Saturday BOM (Victory & Barns).  Bring your finished block in and receive next months free.  Also we are starting a new Block of the Week, "Let It Snow".  There are 5 blocks and the finishing kit.  The cost is $14.99 for the pattern and $8.99 per week , starting January 12th.  Come by and pick one up.

On January 24th , we are starting a new program, Bench Pillow of the Month.  Our first one is called " Welcome Spring", which I thought the title sounded very promising.  You may make a simple pillow form or purchase one already made; make a "Welcome Spring" cover and be ready for spring.  We have cover patterns for all the seasons and holidays, so you can make one each month and interchange them as the holidays and seasons approach.


Check our website calendar for upcoming classes and events.  The web address is:

Received two new fabric lines this week from Red Rooster;" Stomp" T-Rex with his prehistoric friends!  The playful patchwork features smiling dinosaurs with spots and dots, horns and thorns, and whimsical spikes on their backs and tails. It also has a free pattern with it.  Bonus pillowcase instructions included.  The other one is "Sew Nice to be Home"; Stencilscape artist Jackie Paton's new collection reflects her feeling that every living creature needs a cozy home.  Her tongue-in-cheek names for the fifteen homes on her new panel will make you smile!  There are the baby chicks breaking out of their Starter Home Shells, a turtle in his "Mobile" Home and the bees buzzing around the "Honey I'm Home Beehive" .  Each of the homes is already named and framed with log cabin style strips.  What a great class for a beginning sewer or gift for a new homeowner.

We also have new charm packs 0f Artisan Spirit "Shimmer" in Peacock and Earth.  We  also have 4 different kits from "Frond Designs".  They are beautiful bright fabrics and two of the kits have backing included; Subway Tiles Edible Gardens and Love Blossoms" and "Crop Circles".
The other 2 "Colorwash Aha Moment" and "Between the Lines" do not have backing included, but all 4 include patterns.

Our third annual February Quilt Retreat is scheduled for the week of February 23rd, at Kinonia Church Retreat Center.  Cost is $275 for full week, or $55 for individual nights.  If your prefer to commute the fee is $40 per day.  You will need to bring your own sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and flip flops for the shower.  A lady will be on site to cook.  To register call 217-245-9190.  Space is limited to 14 or 15 people.

We have a Paducah bus trip planned for April 24th & 25th.  Cost is $149.95.  We will leave early Friday, attend the quilt show and go to Hancock's of Paducah and stay the night in Marion, IL.  Shop hop our way home on Saturday.  Still room available, call the shop at 217-245-9190 to save your spot.  $50 deposit is due January 25th, with balance due March 15th.

Most of our "Poppy Panache" line of fabric designed by Anne Lauer for Benartex is in.  We will be starting our BOM soon.  It is a 6 month program and the pattern is "All That Jazz".  We are starting the week of February 9th.  In May, we will be starting the "Full Bloom" an 80"x96" quilt with fabrics from "Island Batiks".  Designers: Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover of "Fourth and Sixth Designs.


Our special for next week is Kwik-Sew patterns and Books 20% off.  We are going to have weekly specials, stop by or check the newsletter for them.

Monday is scrappy day.  Come in and join the girls as they sew and talk and giggle the day away.  The "Quilters' Anonymous" meet the second Wednesday at Times Square at 7pm and the "Jersey Gals" meet at 10am on the third Wednesday at The Quilted Cow.  Hope to see you there.

Hope you have a warmer week next week.  Thank you for your continued support, we couldn't be here without you.

Gertie and the rest of the herd thank you.