Friday Oct 15, 2021

Hi all!

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.

I just had to find out more about the artistShari Jenkins. It turns out, "Born at a very young age, collage artist Shari Jenkins Schmit was kidnapped by coyotes and raised on a ranch near the Bear Paw Mountains southeast of Big Sandy, Montana." I think we could be friends! hahahaha See more on Shari at her website.

There are great fabrics to coordinate with this panel. It plays well with many other designer fabrics we currently have in stock too. Surely LIPSTICK COWGIRL will stoke your CREATIVITY!

I am particularly enamored with these OMBRES! These are 45" wide, right to left.

Shari's FLORAL is also playing well with TIM HOLTZ' fabric. What fun! I see a few FAT QUARTERS being added to my stash, and a new quilt for my bed! This fabric is brand new in the store and already sold out on Moda, which means no re-orders. Grab it while you can! Click here for LIPSTICK COWGIRL.

We also have designer COWBOYS! Here's NEW FRONTIER by Charley Harper. Classic 1958 cookbook illustrations!

Just in time, back in stock, the FARMER'S PRAYER available as a panel or already prepped with fabric & pattern for a FARMER'S PRAYER QUILT KIT to stitch into a 60 x 74 inch throw size quilt. The perfect fabrics, all designed by Kansans, Wing And A Prayer Designs.

Coming soon, in December, the newest KIM DIEHL, RIGHT AS RAIN. (Next verse in the farmer's prayer!)

We'll have the newest SIMPLEWHATNOTS mini-quilts, but also the SEW-ALONG, RIVERSIDE KNOLL, which will finish approximately 62 inches square.

Kits will be available to ship in early January. Click here to pre-order!

If you or someone you know is new to sewing, or just picking it up again after a long break, we've got some fun projects designed just for you! SIY (Sew It Yourself)!

We've made it easy by pulling together a kit, including beautiful FREESPIRIT fabrics that will be fun to sew with, or of course we're thrilled to watch you choose your own!

We've also posted an instructional video, with a link to a complete pattern. You'll pick up tips even if you're a seasoned stitcher like me! ;)

So, there you have it. Once again, lots of styles, variety & inspiration can be found here at Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton, KS!

Tune in to FACEBOOK LIVE at 1 pm CST today, FRIDAY! Kirsten & I will have BARGAINS for you, and I'm not sure from where in the store, exactly, we'll be coming to you, but we'll be LIVE! ;)

We've stirred up the workroom, classroom, and BATIKS displays in anticipation of the new longarm being delivered on Saturday.

Yes, keep sewing, finishing those tops, and then let us quilt them for you. We love to help you finish projects and start new ones too! LOL

Have a great weekend!

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