Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Great to be Back in the Shop

and I have some fun things to show you. First up are these great new samples of up-coming classes:

For those in our Tote Club classes, here is the next one being taught, the Metro Bag by a former resident of Mandeville and awesome quilter, Paula Hughes. Linda Kay is holding this class on Jan. 25.

This is an upcoming 2-part class, Introduction to Quilting with Linda Kay. She uses French General fabrics and the pattern "Cottage Row" from Teacher's Pet (Baton Rouge!) This class starts next Thursday, Jan. 20 and finishes Feb. 10. I think it's a very good quilt to get you new-comers into the wonderful world of quilting. It uses those things we call "jelly rolls" or 2 1/2" strips of fabric to get that organized yet scrappy look.

Next up is Mask-A-Raid..... this sample was made by Celeste and is a small version (tablerunner size) of what is actually a pattern for a throw quilt. "Throw me something, Mister!!" Celeste's class will be at the end of the month, Jan 28 and she's probably going to repeat it in February.....
We have kits already cut for both the runner and the quilt-top.... you should see this up-close. Celeste has it blinged out.

In late February, the 25th, Jayne is teaching this cool quilt!! Petal Pops uses jelly strips of candycolored batiks and makes an eye-popping "crazy quilt"-like design.

So, on to Products...
Moda has this new product, Candy Bars:

They are 2 1/2" x 5" pre-cut rectangles, in "light and dark" chocolate bundles. Each bundle comes with a free pattern of Dresden Plate. AND... each pack has chance at a "Golden Ticket" that gives the bearer a prize of $150.00 of Moda "sweets" and a tour of the Moda Fabrics in Dallas, Texas. Pretty cool!

Next up is the pattern for our Tote Club class in February, Tea Leaf Totes with Mona, which is the catherdral windows look. Very pretty.

Have you met our new baby? It's the "Go Baby" cutting system. Compact and totally totable, this little tool will have your many pieces cut out in minutes and is a nifty tool for applique pieces, (think Rose of Sharon...) Each pattern "die" is sold individually and although this Baby is narrow, you will be surprised how wide the dies can get. Come in and give ours a crank!

YEA!!! more layer cakes...... this are making me yearn for the Spring! (or maybe it's the fact that it was 25 degrees this morning...and forecast for the next few days....)

Here's something that brings to mind the art of Peter Max...... anyone remember this look?

It would make the least fattening valentine gift ever....what a cute bag.....or pillow.

Ah..... isn't this gorgeous..... new by Jane Sassaman. We've been big fans of her designs since we opened and here is a good reason why..... these are luscious!

It's been a whirlwind walkabout for me seeing all this new stuff. Stop on by and we'll give you a spin!


Aunt Mags Quilts said...

I think I need to make a road trip over to Mandeville & check out all the new goodies on your shelves!

Chris said...

Oh please do! If you make on a Thursday, I'd love to meet you. My name is Chris!