Newsletter August 5
August 5, 2011
It's Friday! Yay for Friday! And it's the start of our Super Summer Sale. We have over 30 lines of fabric on sale at 50% off their regular price. If you needed to stock up, or wanted to find a great backing for a quilt, this is the perfect time. If you're near our shop in Waxahachie, go ahead and stop by. If you're too far away to actually come visit us, though, you can find the sale fabrics on our website in the sale section. But don't delay. Bolts always empty fast during our sales.
If you haven't heard about our bus trip to Golden, Colorado, you definitely want to take a few minutes to read all about it. Everyone had so much fun on the trip to Nebraska this past spring that we, along with Sally and Debbe, decided we needed to do it again, just with new destination. So in 2012 we will be heading to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, with stops at quilt shops along the way, and a wonderful visit with Harriet Hargrave and Cindy Brick. There's so much to do, in fact, that this time the trip will be 7 days instead of just 5. To get all the details, head over to our website.
Block of the Month
Forget Me Knots - This fantastic quilt was designed by Jeana Kimball. The block of the month program will begin in October and run for 14 months. The price includes the pattern and fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measure 80" x 80". You can sign up for this program by clicking here.
Vintage Dreams - This lovely quilt was designed by Quilter's Paradise. The block of the month program begins in September and runs for 10 months. The price includes the pattern and the fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures 69" x 69". You can sign up for this program here.
Merry Christmas - The original version of this quilt was done in wool, but we've chosen to interpret it in cotton. The program will begin in September and run for 13 months. The price includes the pattern and fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures 58" x 72". To get a better look at our fabric choices, click here. You can sign up for this program here.
Noah - This fantastic quilt was designed by Country Threads. The block of the month program will run for 12 months beginning in September. The program includes your pattern and fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures approximately 64" x 85". To sign up for this program, click here.
Old-Fashioned Christmas - This lovely quilt is designed by Jeana Kimball. The block of the month program will begin in November and run for 14 months. The price includes the book and the fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures 68" x 78". We will post samples of our blocks here as they are completed. To reserve your space in this program, click here.
Nature's Gift Kit - This lovely Christmas quilt uses the Nature's Gift line from Moda. The finished quilt is 46" x 64 1/2". The kit includes the pattern and the fabric for your quilt top and binding. Order your kit here.
Holly Jolly Christmas - from Kaufman. See the entire line here.
Romance de Paris - from Makower UK. See the entire line here.
Patriots in Petticoats Backing - We're getting close to the end of the Patriots in Petticoats block of the month. The final quarter shipment of fabric will be coming to us in September, so it's time to start thinking about your backing fabric. If you would like to use the same backing fabric we chose to use for our quilt, you need to go ahead and get your order in! Once the program ends, we will no longer be able to order this fabric. The Patriots in Petticoats quilt requires 9 yards of fabric for the backing. You can order yours here.
Shivers and Shakes - Shivers and Shakes is our block of the month using a Pearl Louise design. The applique is easy enough for a beginner, and the quilt is just adorable. The program runs for thirteen months and includes the pattern and fabric for all of your blocks and for the binding. There are only 3 spots left in this block of the month program, so if you were thinking about joining click here.
House and Garden - This great quilt is from a pattern by Jan Patek. We are using our favorite reproduction fabrics for our quilt. You can see the first block below, and we will add more blocks as we finish them. The program runs 13 months and includes the pattern and fabric for your quilt top and binding. The finished quilt is 90" x 96". There are only 5 spots left in this block of the month, so if you are interested in joining it, click here.
When Emily Mason gives in to the impulse to buy an old quilt in a small town antique shop, she has no idea that her decision will plunge her into the middle of a decades-old mystery.
Emily is a big city girl, used to bright lights and constant activity. So visiting the tiny town of Trinity Oaks, Texas, is a bit of a culture shock. To Emily, Trinity Oaks looks like a movie version of the perfect Anywhere, USA, but small towns can have big secrets. As she delves into the hidden past of Trinity Oaks' most prominent families, Emily will discover that the town's perfect surface hides tragedy and, unlike the movies, in Trinity Oaks the hero doesn't always win.
Join us for the 14th Annual North Texas Quilt Shop Hop and read all about Emily's adventures in our Shop Hop book, Quilted Memories. The Hop begins September 8th and runs through September 10th.
And make plans to be in Texas during the month of September for the first ever Texas Statewide Shop Hop, Quilt Across Texas. Over 90 shops in eight different regions of Texas will be participating. There will be statewide and regional prizes awarded to hoppers, and Moda has designed an amazing line just for us! If you're in Texas any time from September 1st through September 30th, you won't want to miss it!
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Denice & Staff
Common Threads Quilting