Football Sunday Sale

It is almost time for the BIG game. Join us from 12:00 - 4:00 on Sunday, February 4th for 25% off all regular price, in stock items. Not only are we celebrating the BIG sale, my honey and I are celebrating 41 years of marriage and still smiling! You'll have plenty of time to come in and enhance your stash and still get home in time to watch your favorite team win. If you order online on Sunday, just put football sale in the comment section and you can also get the sale price. (It will not show in the cart, but will be subtracted before your card is charged.) See you all then.

Pop Up Hop

Pick up a passport at your first stop. Turn it all stamped in at the last shop to receive your fabric. Shops to visit are: Fiberworks in Waverly, Dralles in Greene, Prairie Rose in Clarksville, Jen's Needlework in Aplington and in Cedar Falls Crazy to Quit and LuliJune's. Pop Up Hop dates are Oct 25-28 hours from 10-5 each day.

While we are open on Thursday until 8:00 during the hop - a word or warning - that night is also trick or treat night downtown Waverly so there will be a bazillion kids out on the sidewalks and crossing streets. i would recommend not trying to shop after 5:00 ;).

Here is a sample of what you could do with your fall fabrics - just add a border of your own choosing. We used a fall piece that had lots of the colors in the tone-on-tones to make a throw size quilt. I have several that would work with these - leaves, butterflies, abstract designs.

New Scissors

The limited edition Gingher scissors for 2017 just arrived. They are called Lauren and have a bright blue and white lattice design on the handles. Call to reserve or stop in to pick up a pair before they are all gone!

Block of the Month

The Block of the Month project coming up next is called Color Me Happy and is a throw size quilt finishing at 57" x 69". Now you need to sit down - the model is already made! Rachel got is pieced together before she left me to go back to teaching pre-school. (Can't believe school starts again in a week.) It will be $8.00 per month for 12 months. She also finished piecing the Amish With a Twist so you can see what it looked like (The previous BOM) Let me know if you'd like to sign up for this one so I can have enough patterns on hand.

Remember that Row by Row is coming to an end the day after Labor Day. We do have a few On The Grow kits left so if you want one but can't get in before then, you can call and reserve one to be mailed after October 31st when the hibernation period is over.

We also have some Row By Row Junior Friendship Bracelet kits left, too.

AISH 2017

There is still time to come in and get your sticker and charm square for the All Iowa Shop Hop that runs through the end of June. Here is the design Three Jars Full made using the jelly roll strips in the black and white plus some yardage of the feature fabrics. We did add a couple of grays but you could also add a touch of color if you wanted more than a neutral piece. Patterns and a couple of kits are available for purchase while supplies last.

2017 Row

Row By Row On The Go starts next Wednesday, June 21st and runs through September 5th. During this time stop into any of the participating quilt shops to pick up a copy of your complimentary pattern for their row. We will also have kits available for purchase if you want to use the same fabric we did and buttons. (We love to add buttons to our rows) Here it is:

Collect 8 rows patterns from 8 different shops, make them into a finished quilt. Each shop will give a prize of 25 fat quarters, plus a bonus if that shop's row is used in the quilt, to the first person to bring in their piece. There are MANY shops participating throughout the US so it gives you a chance to get rows from other places if you vacation during the summer.

New this year is Row By Row Junior for the 9-14 year olds. There is a free pattern for them as well - very simple for beginners. The first five youngsters to bring in their competed row gets a certificate of completion and a ribbon. What a great way to encourage the next generation to get into sewing! Pass your love of quilting on to a child or grandchild and take them on the hop with you. We also have kits for this row if you like our choices.

Postcard from Iowa

Here is the stitched model of our complimentary pattern for the Collective Stitch event:

As you can see I stitched mine on a hand dyed piece of blue aida so i didn't have to fill in all the sky section.

Stop in through August 31st to get your pattern and sign up for a drawing to win a 2017 book that has all 25 patterns in it of " A Postcard From ..."

Not close enough to visit? Order a booklet that will be available with all patterns in it after the event is done.

Chessie & Me

Great day here today - hope everyone has a pleasant weekend and we remember those who gave their lives in defending our great country and those who have served or serve in the military today.

Just got in a box of the most darling counted cross stitch kits from Chessie & Me. They are fairly small designs that are worked on 36 ct linen fabric and include the fabric and silk floss to complete. Several of the designs are perfect for highlighting our country's independence with 1776 or flags on them. You still have time to work one up and display for the 4th of July. They would make great little pillows or pin cushions. Another finish might be on a painted paper mache box that is hinged like a small book. I got some of those blank ones in, too, so you can customize your look.

I've started work on a quilt design for the All Iowa Shop Hop designed by Three Jars Full (Jennifer) that is done in black and white strips with just a touch of bright color in the borders. Think I'll get the top pieced in time for the beginning of the hop? That would be next Thursday - come in and see ;)

SEW IOWA

Attention all fabric lovers! The All Iowa Shop Hop magazine has finally arrived. Stop in and pick up your copy before they are all gone - only $6.00. There are patterns plus a directory of the 95 participating shops with hours and specialties. It also contains your passport that can be turned in at the end of your hop for entry into drawings for great prizes. You may indicate which shop you would like to pick up your prizes at. You will have to visit at least 5 shops to qualify for a drawing. The more shops you visit, the bigger and better the prize. These are handy to use all year long to check when shops are open. We will begin selling the AISH limited edition fabrics on June 1st when the shop hop starts. Remember this hop lasts the whole month of June and just during June, we will be open on Mondays from 10-5. Come on in and see us!

Faithwurks

Just got in these CUTE box toppers from Faithwurks. One is called 3 Cheers and has 3 Uncle Sam figures that sit on the top of a small box. The other one is Hoppy Easter with a white chocolate bunny for the top. All you need to stitch is the banding that goes around the box. All banding and floss are included in the kit. You can paint the cardboard box whatever color you would like to match the design.

A reminder that we have four parking places leased in the lot behind us that are marked for Fiberworks customers during the construction on Bremer Ave. There is no parking on the street in front of the store but you can still come in the front door if you wish. You can also follow Denny (Denise) the Detour Dog's sign pointing to the back door. She has her crazy quilted shirt on since the street construction is CRAZY.

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