April 12th, 2013
The year of our first Farmer’s Wife club came to an end this month and we celebrated all of our hard work with a Farmer’s Wife Show and Tell party! It was a fun night filled with yummy refreshments, 12 drawings (with fabulous prizes) and LOTS of inspiration!
On the design wall we had some of the blocks made by our 4 Farmer’s Wife teachers:
The top two rows (modern prints) were made by Alice. The next three rows (30′s reproduction prints) were made by Linda. The next 3 rows (red and white fabrics) were made by Amber. And the last two rows (civil war fabrics) were made by Eva. These 4 ladies taught a different technique each month, including template piecing and paper piecing. Everyone who participated learned a lot and should consider themselves to be a very knowledgeable quilter!
We had several ladies that are just about done. They showed us their favorite blocks:
And then there were others who had finished all their blocks and brought their finished quilt tops to share with us:
And some decided they weren’t a “Farmer’s Wife” but more of a “City Girl”:
Pretty amazing, huh?
It’s always fun to get together as quilters and share in each other’s talents. It was an inspirational evening and we all felt a great sense of accomplishment as we recognized our hard work and the many hours spent on our Farmer’s Wife quilts this year!
We had so much fun last year that we have decided that we will be doing another round of our Farmer’s Wife club (starting soon)! You set your own goal of how many blocks you plan on making each month and pick out your own fabrics. Then you’ll come once a month for a short demonstration on a different technique that will be used that month. If you are interested in participating please call the store for more details: 801-492-7929. We will be sending out an email soon to everyone who is listed on our interest sheet.
August 17th, 2012
Holly whipped up this darling new quilt that we’re all just swooning over!
Pattern = Scrumptious by Cotton Way
Fabric = Marguerite by Cyndi Walker for Riley Blake Designs
Cute raw-edge scallops and a floral applique design make this a quick (and cuddly) baby quilt!
Kits available. Stop by the store today to check it out!
August 10th, 2012
We are big fans of Cyndi Walker, her fabric lines for Riley Blake Designs and her new book Pretty Patchwork Quilts ($24.99)
Recently, Vonda made one of the quilts from Pretty Patchwork Quilts called, Ginger Snap!
Isn’t it gorgeous!?! We think it’s the perfect wall hanging for this time of year so we are making kits! This quilt finishes at 44″ x 44″. It involves piecing and machine applique.
Call the store to reserve your kit today. 801-492-7929.
July 27th, 2012
Here are just a few new holiday projects we’ve been working on around here…
Bloomin’ Boots by Pieces From My Heart (Pattern and Kit available). This quick applique project is made with part of a layer cake. We LOVE the little yo-yo buttons on the boots and the spider-web quilting!
And this “Happy Christmas” Advent Calendar is a quick and easy panel project. Perfect for gift giving or to display in your own home!
Get started on these super cute projects now so you’ll be able to enjoy them for the holidays!
May 30th, 2012
Valerie made this super cute Vintage Modern Table Topper. It’s quick to put together and easy enough for any skill level!
The fabrics come from the new line Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. The pattern only calls for 1 charm pack plus some yardage. Kits and pattern coming soon [or call 801-492-7929 to reserve your kit today!]
May 15th, 2012
We are part of the new Beehive Shop Hop (Formerly the Holiday Shop Hop). See our guest post on the Shop Hop Blog at http://beehiveshophop.blogspot.com/. The “Summer Buzz” is coming up June 13-16 so mark your calendars! It’s going to “Bee” so much fun!
April 12th, 2012
We will have a booth in the Utah Valley Women’s Expo on April 20-21. Stop by and see us in Booth C12…we’ll have several fun new projects on display and new classes to register for. We are also teaching a class at the Expo at 3:00 on Saturday
the 21st. It will be a 45-minute class and will include a presentation of Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, as well as a make and take. You can choose from one of two no-sew projects pictured here:
The first is “Find Joy Every Day,” a 10″ x 13″ wall hanging that you can frame. (Frame is not included). Everything on this project will be fusible (except the button, which you will tie on with ric-rac). The second is an Anthropologie-Style necklace made from no-sew fabric flowers. You provide a 30″ chain (available at most craft stores or anywhere jewelry-making supplies are sold) and we’ll provide the rest. If you’d rather, we’ll have alligator clips and you can make the flowers into great hair clips or accessories. Cost of the class is $15. This includes not only the make and take project but also gets you a ticket to the Expo. Come in or call the store at 801-492-7929 to register. If you register by phone, be sure to stop in and get your expo ticket before you come down. We’d love to have you join us! See complete details about the Expo at www.uvexpo.com.
October 12th, 2011
Just for you from Just Sew…..we would love for you to enjoy these free printable holiday gift tags.
June 15th, 2011
Here is a beautiful quilt Eva designed from the new Annie’s Farm Stand line from Lakehouse. Kits are available. Hurry in, they’re going fast!
March 31st, 2011
Eva is teaching the Sassy Little Apron Class on Wednesday, April 20 from Noon – 3:00. Here is the alternate cutting layout for you to follow. (Photo 1) If you do it
this way, you will have a large piece of fabric left over rather than small, oddly-shaped scraps. Photo 2 shows the layout for the ruffle and pockets.