Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Fun

I love Summer!! I have been enjoying the fresh picked tomatoes and peppers, zucs and squash and waiting (not quite patiently) on the green beans and corn. Besides quilting, canning is a favorite pasttime of mine - I think alot of it is the self-satisfaction of looking in the pantry and knowing that I helped create another colorful masterpiece!!(Besides being yummy and healthy). Summers also mean lots of beautiful flowers and colorful hummingbirds - just seems like summer has its own special palette - doesn't it??

The only downfall to this special season is the heat - How do you deal with the temperatures spiking 90+? Well, I have decided to try practicing some suggestive thinking - for example - Snowmen, Christmas ornaments, holly and partridges in a pear tree. Can't help feeling a little "cooler" when working with all the new Christmas fabrics. We have Modas fabric lines, - Fruitcake, 12 days of Christmas, Wrapped in Paisley and Making New Friends - all in the shop and samples made. I will try to upload some pictures of what I have come up with so far - otherwise - stop by the shop and check them out. Who knows - maybe working on Christmas quilts and wallhangings will help you beat the heat to!!

**********New Class Scheduled****************
Pat Habenschuss will be teaching "Blessings" - a great beginner to intermediate quilt. The quilt consists of piecing a rail fence block as well as panels of applique - very stunning!! The class will be Tuesday - August 3rd, 10th, and 17th - 10:00am - 3:00pm. The cost of this class will be $40.00 instructor fee, $8.00 pattern. Call the shop to schedule soon. (Picture of sample at beginning of blog above)

We are working on a fall class schedule and date for our annual open house - as soon as the schedule is complete - I'll let everyone know. We will for sure be doing a
30's Block of the Month (Roberta Farmer) that will be held on a Saturday.

Keep checking back for updates - and new Fabric arrivals.
The WV Visions Panels are being reprinted and should arrive in the shop by mid-late August -

Keep loving the sunshine :)