Saturday, January 26, 2013

Small BOM Group needs a NEW name

Here are the Blocks from the 2 NEW Block of the Month classes that are happening each 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday at Thread and Bolts.   This Small group needs a new name since we are mostly done with the Farmer's Wife.  Four Quilts are made into tops so far and Becky L. was the winner of the drawing to have her FW quilt quilted for FREE by Lynn. CONGRATS to Becky!
 Mary's Block 1 from "The Romance Continues" (laid out, ready to sew)
Lynn's Block 1 from "U-Taupe-ia"
 Lynn's Block 2 from "U- Taupe-ia"
Lynn handed out the first 2 Instruction pages for Blocks from each of the BOM's. These are 12" Blocks so the quilt will be done twice a fast.  "The Romance Continues" has an Alternate Block to make the chain that could be made a bit at time so the quilt is ready to assemble once the 12 Blocks are finished.
Lynn is using the "Butterfly Carnival" fabrics by Kona Bay for her U-Taupe-ia  quilt. It's so much fun to fussy-cut a Butterfly to be in that center square.

Here is the newest fabric to arrive at the shop.  Two cute speckled fabrics in 45" width and one 108" white on white for backing. Click on the picture to see the design better.
If you have a suggestion for a New Name for the Small group leave it in the Comments.  
Next Class meets Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20 at 10am.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Block of the Month- Starting Tuesday

It's time to start the Block of the Month classes this coming week.  On our regularly scheduled days from last year with the Farmer's Wife Group.  Here are the two Block of the Month quilts that I have the patterns to make this year. The Romance Continues uses the B & D Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates plus the 8" x 24"Miter Ruler.   U-Taupe-ia uses A & C Perfect Patchwork Templates plus Pinwheel Frames.

Classes are the 3rd Tuesday - 10am-1pm, and 6pm-9pm
Also the 3rd Wednesday Class times  10am- 1pm

PLEASE call or contact Thread and Bolts if you are coming.   We'll be posting the Blocks on the Blog as we finish them.

Friday, January 4, 2013

December Display

 The local Banner Bank asked if I would set up a display with information and a few quilts for the month of December 2012.  Here is the Display... You might have already seen it if you live nearby.
When the New Year came Mary C. finally got to go and see it to take pictures.  It's been a long Christmas Break from sewing.  Most of the time was spent cooking and baking for Key and our family.  We made over 50 batches of cookies.  Our hope is to start the New year with 2 Block of the Month classes in place of the Farmer's Wife group meetings.  We'll meet the 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.  There is some room for a few more to take the BOM.  We'll be using the Marti Mitchell templates and the pattern for her "The Romance Continues" and THIS ONE that was picked up at Trends in September.  Please RSVP if you are planning to be there this month to Start!