Friday March 18, 2022
Hi Charlotte,

Happy Snowy Friday! Happy end of Spring Break here in Newton! As I finish writing this, it is still pretty dark.


Another remarkable week, in all it's weirdness, ends with snow.

Starting the week, this Time Change thing is always a "thing". Now Congress has decided to make it one of their "things". uh oh.


Yesterday I read that the last time Congress decided to stop the time changing, the "People Hated It". It was 1974 & I was in my first year of college. The article says that the dark winter mornings changed peoples' minds. I was in Madison WI. ( All I remember from that winter is the cold, not the dark.) Then Congress repealed the new law before it even went into affect. oh well.

Looking ahead to next fall, no matter where the sun is in the sky, there will be a CENTRAL KANSAS QUILT SHOP HOP.

A snowy morning is the perfect time to announce the CKQSH for 2022.

It will run October 6 - 15. Nine shops, 10 days! And there will be extended hours, both light & dark!

The theme is VINTAGE CHRISTMAS! Don't you love it?!

We'll reveal exclusive fabrics in a while, so stay tuned!


Meanwhile, let's get back to SPRING!

The ALL KANSAS NEBRASKA SHOP HOP starts in less than 2 weeks and runs for 2 months - APRIL & MAY. Click here for more details.


My version of SPRING FLING done in the beautiful KANSAS NEBRASKA exclusive fabrics is hanging in the store. Still time to pre-order fabric.
Click here.


YOU ARE LOVED is very light and fresh and neutral, and ready for some Spring sewing. Perfect for a non-gender specific BABY QUILT.

We are loving the artwork in this BORDER STRIPE. Sometimes it is hard to see on the shelf. Here's a "combo" photo showing the bolt together with the 45-inch repeat. There are 4 of the same stripe available across the width, perfect for a quilt border.


These border stripes can be used in many creative ways, not just as borders.

Check out this VILLA ROSA pattern, DARLING CUTE.


Nice use of the STRIPE, and also coordinating panels and prints.

We've got all sorts of fun, NOVELTY print on hand to tempt you.

SAVOR THE GNOMENT is super cute!

Again, check out the bolt, juxtaposed with an image of the repeat, and let those creative juices start flowing!


Above, on the left is the bolt sitting on the shelf, and to the right is an image of the full width of fabric.

What about one of the BQ (Big Quilt) patterns? I'm thinking about the BQ4, hmmmm. . . .



Jumpstart SUMMERTIME with the THE SEA & ME. Very sweet mermaids swim in a pastel sea.

Come check out our shelves or click here.


There is even a DOLL PANEL. The magic of digital printing, this panel makes three 17" dolls, including their mermaid tails and other accessories! Soooo cute! Click here.


Stacy Iest Hsu has also included a very creative SOFT BOOK project panel. Again, click here for details.


You know how much fun it is to sift through images of fabric on the web, but there is nothing like handling the fabric in person.

A customer left one of these bolts of COLOR THEORY by Carrie Bloomston lying open across the fabrics. It caught my eye, and next thing you know I had more out, my mind was racing.


Prints from Marcia Derse, click here play so well with other designers too. Check out WABI SABI, ART HISTORY & TREASURE HUNT. Try some TIM HOLTZ. Click here.

A quick check of Windham's web site produced the LOOKBOOK for Carrie's COLOR THEORY, and even more ideas started flowing.


"Drippy Paint Rainbow" makes a darling skirt! And of course, BY ANNIE bags are always a hit!

What about an apron for each of your most artistic family members?!

Don't be shy! Feel free to come in and PLAY WITH THE FABRIC anytime!

And we have lots of patterns to choose from or create your own project.

Or maybe you'd prefer we do all the playing and selecting? Then check out some of our kits!

Corey Yoder's row quilt, ROADSIDE HARVEST, is hanging in the store now, and full of sunshine in COZY UPClick here for details.


And here's my take on DOUBLE DUTCH, a Lella Boutique pattern and fabrics from Windham, BUBBIES BUTTONS & BLOOMS. Click here.


TODAY, Facebook Live at 1 pm.

Not sure what we are doing. Please tune in and find out. :)

My SPRING CLEANING has moved into full gear! In the store only, SALE FABRIC is now $3.99/yard.

Online shoppers shouldstay tuned to our BARGAIN FABRICS to see what new fabrics I move to the SALE SECTION, as space is available in the SALE ROOM! Big moves coming soon. ;)

Hopefully the salt & some sun (finger's crossed) will melt this snow quickly, and you'll be able to get out and about safely soon.

Have a great weekend. Hope to see you soon,

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