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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of January 28





Hello Friends!

Today I want to highlight some patterns that we've recently received. We have all kinds of patterns, from traditional to modern, traditionally pieced to paper pieced to English paper piecing, abstract to representational, and many things in between! If you are looking for information about our classes, scroll down to the end where upcoming classes will be listed.

Correction alert! Speaking of patterns - you know how sometimes a little mistake can creep into a pattern? We've had that happen with the Metro Tote pattern. If you bought a kit or pattern before January 20th, make this change to your pattern directions: Cut the two lining pieces 20.5" x 17" instead of 20.5" x 15".

First up, two patterns with a traditional look, one from Primitive Gatherings, made especially for the Flower Gathering line (which we happen to have - every beautiful, rich color in the line!), and one from the Quilt Factory. Both are dynamic geometric patterns that would look great in any colors.
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Next, two fun representational pattern, one featuring rows of houses alternating with rows of birds, created for the Bird Pond line (conveniently, the bolts are right next to the pattern), and the other is one of Elizabeth Hartman's newest patterns: Cuckoo! If you've never made a Hartman pattern, they can look intimidating, but her instructions are clear and the patterns include lots of pictures. You could make a cute pillow or runner using the motifs of either of these patterns.
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Finally, if paper foundation piecing is your jam, here are two very different patterns for you to consider! The first is from Violet Craft, the adorable and curious cow! We have others in the Abstractions series, too, as well as the smaller, English paper piecing owl, peacock, and lion. But this glorious cow is paper foundation pieced!
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The second paper foundation pieced pattern is Alison Glass's Feathers. One neat feature of this pattern is that she includes pictures of how it looks on a dark background and on a light background. She's used solids in hers, but this would also look fantastic with scrappy prints - like the Clover Hollow line, pictured below.
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clover hollow
Here are the classes we have coming up (you can also download a pdf by clicking here) - call the shop for more details or register online!

Metro Tote class, February 7, 6pm

Jelly Roll Rug, February 2 & 9, 10am-2pm

Towards the Sun, January 31 & February 7, 1-4pm

First Friday with Connie, February 1, 6:30pm
Oompah Pah! with Pam Peterson, February 18 & 25, 6:30pm


And don't forget to save the date for our Open House February 23 & 24th!
See you soon!
~ Kim