Lipstick Cowgirls & Cowboys in Newton Now!

Friday Oct 15, 2021

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Happy International Day of RURAL WOMEN! Thank you for your critical role in producing food, contributing to food security in this country, and the world!

Growing up (in cities), I was always enamored of pioneer women who "settled the west". I read lots of books on the subject and was intriqued by the grand picnics, festivals, house parties & dances, despite their lives of everyday hardship. Girls have always known how to party!

Welcome LIPSTICK COWGIRL from Moda! COLLAGE is hot! I just love this fabric reproduction of Shari Jenkins' original artwork! BRIGHT, colorful, clever & funny.
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Just 2 more days!

Friday Oct 8, 2021

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Welcome to those of you who are receiving this newsletter for the first time!  Whew!  I feel like I just saw you! ;)  Yes, we have had many people through the store in the past week.  We now know for sure that quilters were ready to be out!  Or at least in Central Kansas. 

The Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop runs through tomorrow, Saturday at 5 pm.  Be sure 
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Diamonds & More in the Store

Friday September 24, 2021

Hi all!

Hope you are enjoying these first few days of Fall. Lovely here in Kansas, so far.

For me this week was particularly fast. I almost forgot to write this newsletter!

Our annual CENTRAL KANSAS QUILT SHOP HOP starts in 6 days! Next week Thursday through Saturday, we'll be open 9 am to 8 pm, and on SUNDAY Oct 3 we'll be here 11 am to 4 pm. This is rare, so even if you aren't "hopping", you might want to take advantage of a quiet afternoon to browse the fabrics, etc.

First time HOPPING? Be sure to ask for your special button at the first shop, when you pick up your passport!

After the first weekend, the Shop Hop continues for 6 more days, wrapping up Saturday afternoon Oct 9. You'll be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING of more than
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Bold Stripes Quilt Revealed

Friday Sept 17, 2021

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I'm so happy to finally show you my finished Shop Hop quilt! Meet BOLD STRIPES!


I took the block kits from the other 8 participating shops, then
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Laundry Basket Sale, New Civil War Fabrics

September 3, 2021

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I stuck with it and got the FINISH! ;)  Never easy for me, which is why I LOVE DEADLINES! LOL

Buddy is still very partial to my BOLD STRIPES BRIGHT STARS quilt!  As you can imagine, his "attachment" made it 
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Halloween, New Sampler Class Plus Binding Basics

August 27, 2021

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Have  you made a big quilt lately?  Was it a "quickie", large, basic shapes, and not very challenging?  Ok, those can be great quilts, fine to give as a quick gift, but . . .

let's push you a bit with a sampler quilt.  Now don't be scared!  This isn't nearly as complicated as it looks!  No curved piecing.  All straight lines.  And it is rotary cut using acrylic templates.  The pieces fit together so well!  You can do this!


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Fruits, Vegetables, Homies plus Stitches

August 20, 2021

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This time of year, the fruit coming to Kansas is finally decent!  For those of you in big cities, I think you take it for granted, but we don't!  I'm eating a peach a day, and fear the day the good supply ends!  I get so excited seeing the big containers of blueberries, that are just "cobbler in waiting".  hehehe

Far less delicious or fattening, but just as fun and inspiring, check out our FRUIT & VEGGIE 
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40 Years is A LOT of Vacations!


August 13, 2021

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Happy Friday the 13th anniversary to my dh of 40 years! Randy & I were married in San Francisco City Hall, on a Thursday. I see that the New York Times recently did a story on couples who were married in that august venue, but they neglected chatting us up! Oh well, that story is for another time. It was an adventure! ;)

Today we are vacationing in Florida, where we have spent many happy anniversaries with family.

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Summer vs Fall, Pumpkins & Blossoms for both!

August 6, 2021

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Oooh, Monday morning was real cool! I mean, jacket-needed-on-a-walk cool! Happy August! LOL

It did give us a brief reminder that Autumn is right around the corner. But I’ve still got some summer living to do! ;)

Tomorrow Lily & I are headed to Florida for our annual fun family vacation.

Checkout Lily’s latest “finish”, before
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Positivi-Tea . . . Now in the building!

Friday July 30, 2021

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We have a new line of fabric, POSITIVI-TEA, and are especially excited as it is designed by an artist who grew up shopping at Charlotte's! I can't tell you
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One Day Jen Kingwell Sale & New Songbook Fabric

Friday July 23, 2021

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Come in the store or click here to shop on the web site, and gather Jen's unique take on modernretro and cool for your stash!

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Just for you, and other serious FABRIHOLICS!

Friday July 16, 2021

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It's like CHRISTMAS IN JULY!  So much fun to see these fabrics arrive.  


The shelves and filling up.  
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Majestic Wolves and Outer Space

Friday July 9, 2021

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We had a fun 4th of July "holiday". Randy & I ran up to KC to see Lily. He took in a Royals game while Lily & I nosed through some FLEA MARKET shops in Historic West Bottoms. Lots of cool stuff!

I saw old quilts & quilt tops, no fabric, some sewing machines. Lots of cool "repurposed" 
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And the favorite new notion of the week is . . .

July 2, 2021
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Oh, happy July!  I love July!  4th of July, then Lily's birthday and then my birthday!  So much cake!  Love it!  ;)

Check out this chalk-board inspired BIRTHDAY FABRIC
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Solstice . . . Christmas

Happy June 25th!

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Hope you had a happy Solstice! That was Sunday, Father's Day and it was HOT at Royals' 
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Sewing vs. Gardening

Friday June 18, 2021

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This is the week that Sewing goes way over the top of the charts when compared to Gardening!  It is 103 almost everywhere, and higher lots of places.  Stay inside and sew!

I'm going to CUT right to the chase here - we now have too
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Octopus, Strawberries & Rhubarb

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Have you noticed quilts showing up in garments?

At my age I can still remember the past couple of times this trend was hot.  (Does this date me?) These pictures are not of me! The pictures of me in quilted garments
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New, colorful flowers arrived with the rain . . .

Friday June 4, 2021

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Looking for inspiration?  The garden is a great place!  Laura Heine has a new Bouquet Trio pattern coming soon.

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Tula's Curiouser & Curiouser has arrived!

May 27, 2021

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you!  Hope it means some relaxation for you and maybe even time for a quick trip to Charlotte's and then some sewing time!  3-Day weekends are always my favorite for just staying home. ;)

But wait, SQUIRREL!  
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Secret Life, Welcome Gnome

Thursday May 20, 2021

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Here in Newton we've got another grey day, so let me brighten it a bit with some COLOR. This past weekend I saw Bisa Butler's exciting exhibit at Chicago's Art Institute.

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Batik, Graffiti & Graphic Jam Update

Thursday May 13, 2021

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I'm back from Florida.  What was a fun trip!  That Miami metro area is huge, diverse & interesting!

There's a very "hip" art district, known as Wynwood.  It is like 
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Cinco de Mayo in Florida

Wednesday May 5, 2021

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 Happy CINCO DE MAYO!  If you are French, sorry, but if you are Mexican, then it is time to PARTY!   Not being Mexican, I could not have told you (without Google) what Cinco de
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Car Show Weekend - Lulu, Lola, could be car names, but they're FABRIC!

Thursday April 29, 2021

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I'm winging my way to Florida today!   Eleanor will play hostess, showing Randy & me around Miami Beach.  This should be fun! Eleanor is the costumer for the
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Free Seed Packet - Fabric that is!

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This chilly weather is sure good for cuddling under a quilt.  And for buzzing around your sewing machine, making more!

I know some of you may still be tempted to visit the nurseries this weekend, but really, if you come to Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton, you'll get a FREE SEED PACKET with purchase!

That will be FABRIC, of course!
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