Crystal Lake collection by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson

May is here and it’s time to start thinking about summer and relaxing long weekends. This collection has a nice selection of blues, golds and creams that are reminiscent of the beach, swimming and boating by the shore of your favourite lake.

Cobblestones pattern by Minick & Simpson

A gorgeous, fat quarter friendly quilt top, finishes to 56″ x 74″. The design is shown in the Crystal Lake collection featured above. Kits are available.

If you would be interested in working on this project in a class or sew-along group, please sign-up in the retail store or click on the button below to indicate your interest. Group or class would begin in June.

Kimberbell Bench Buddies; May – August

From birdhouses and baskets to flowers and frogs, Kimberbell’s new May, June, July, and August Bench Buddies capture the wonder of the year’s warmest months.

Bench Buddies, Kimberbell’s petite pillow series, beautifully match their popular bench pillow patterns. Make a new pillow cover, then simply switch out the pillow form for the new holiday and season! The two designs for each month fit their 8″ square or 9-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle pillow forms, with all embroidery stitched within a 5″ x 7″ hoop. Although not required, the bicycle can be stitched in a 6×10 hoop. The flower baskets can also be stitched in an 8×8 hoop. Choose complementary fabrics and stitch the pillows as a coordinating set to create lovely décor for benches, shelves, and more!

Also available in a Sewing Version.

If you would be interested in pursuing these projects in a class or sew-along group setting, please sign-up in the retail store or click on the button below to indicate your interest.

Branch Buddies
A Pattern from Swan Amity Studios
by Swan Sheridan

Who doesn’t love owls? This adorable applique project finishes to 26″ x 19″. Quite likely to be Kate’s next project for Sew-Along Day with Kate and Ann. Just sayin’….. The pattern is recommended for quilters with intermediate applique experience.

Who Owl Pot Holders Pattern
Designed by Vernell Lockner
for Susie C Shore Designs

Continuing an owlish theme: The Who Owl Pot Holders pattern is so popular, we have trouble keeping it in stock. Affectionately known at the Studio as the ‘hooters’ pattern, its full-sized pattern pieces sew up into some really cute Owl Pot Holders that form a pocket in front, protecting your hands from the heat — sew quick, easy and functional! Approximate finished size 10″ x 8″. Fat Quarter Friendly!

Kits available.

Save the Date
Grand Opening; Saturday, May 11th; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring is in the air, and we’re now ready to officially open the store and welcome one and all to join us!

We’ll have lots going on: enjoy a trunk show with Kelley Richardson; score great deals on fabrics and kits; tour our store, studio space and longarm room; discover our new services, like sewing machine repair and scissor sharpening (available in the store throughout the day); browse course offerings; perhaps win an awesome door prize… and so much more.

Stock up. Eat goodies. Go home happy.