April Showers

April is here and hopefully bringing some showers to green up our landscape…..if we can’t have sunshine lets get some much needed raindrops to bring nature to life.  And as nature awakens we are getting ready for the upcoming events of summer with the arrival of the fabric for the Wisconsin State Shop Hop.

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This year’s fabric was designed by Holly Taylor of Moda Fabrics.  The fabric is on display but we cannot sell until the shop hop begins June 2nd and runs until June 24th.  The state hop is broken out in 6 sections and the Northwest Section is #4 which you definitely want to include as we have an awesome “Northern Treasures” pattern book for sale for $9.95 which has a project pattern from each shop in section along with helpful tips and recipes to delight and  at each shop you’ll receive 3 charm squares.  There are 3 bonus patterns in the book for projects to make with your charms.  You can pre-order your book now as they cannot be sold until the hop begins.  These are limited so you may want to sign up now.   There’s also great prizes you will be eligible for if you visit all shops in our section along with in-store drawing for a $100 Gift Basket.  Call your friends and start planning your road trip now.  You won’t be disappointed.  Each shop will also have kits and samples of this great line of fabric.

Last call for some classes you can join in on:

Take And Make – This is a great small project embroidery project where we make a mug rug using wool and learn a new embroidery stitch or two.  You need to purchase a wool scrap bag and contact the shop to join in.  This month’s project IMG_0876 (1) Contact the shop to sign up.

The Coneheads meet monthly to make great projects and get more proficient using their sergers.  This month we’re making a woven table runner using your serger for the entire project.  IMG_0854  If you have a serger and want to start using it a bit more, this is the group to join.  Contact the shop to sign up.

The last of the Kim Diehl’s Simple What Not Class – small little quilts to grace your home, or they make wonderful gifts.   IMG_0898Contact the shop if you are interested.  We also have a few kits available if you want to purchase the kit and sew at home.

Folk Art Bag – IMG_0894This class you’ll be making a bag with layered applique flowers and quilting on your machine playing with circles or loops.  Contact the shop to sign up.  We plan to make additional projects from this book and quilt various patterns on your sewing machine.

Remember, Wednesday’s continue to be open sewing days.  Feel free to join in.

Enjoy your week and if you in town, stop in and see what’s going on.  Deb