Sunday, April 27, 2008

When you come into Little Quilts, be sure to see this wonderful quilt made by our own Linda Rice, from The Nautical Collection pattern by Jeri Kelly ($9). Aren't the lighthouses adorable? The pattern includes wall hanging 56x56", table topper 11x28-1/2", and pillow 14x14". Make this quilt as a reminder of how much you love the sea and how fondly you remember your ocean vacations.

There is always a large selection of Americana fabric at Little Quilts, including the Old Glory III line just now. Below is Nautical Santa manning the helm in the patriotic fabric section ($99.95).

The Prairie Paisley Quilt above is 35x40"; pattern free with purchase of a Prairie Paisley layer cake that has 40 fabrics, $30.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

What's New at Little Quilts

When you come into Little Quilts, be sure to see the sweetest example of hand embroidery that is behind the register (see below): Aunt Bea's Parlor. The sample is here from the designer, Judy Reynolds; pattern available at $15. The quilt measures 47x56" and has twenty 6" blocks; each block is a different basket design, each in multi-colored hand embroidery - so pretty and nostalgic.

Little Quilts has another sample from the book Better by the Dozen, by Susan Teegarden Dissmore ($24.95). Twelve blocks, twelve quilts, endless possibilities. Follow a block of the month format to make these gorgeous quilts at a pace that suits your schedule. There are interchangeable block frames as well. Also you will find tips for making each quilt as a block of the month project:

The new Summer Schedule is now online. The hard copy of the schedule will be in the shop within two weeks. One class for next session will be Pickets & Posies (see below) from the Silver Thimble Club. Saturday, June 7th, 10am -3pm, $30. Call or come in to Little Quilts to register.

Kathy Niemann and Barbara Barnes continue to treat Little Quilts Primitive Devotees with more Primitive Gatherings classes. As they say, it's two (fun and knowledgeable) teachers for the price of one :-). If you love primitive quilts, you must not miss these summer classes. The Watermelon Slices (see below) will be May 28th, 10am-12:30pm, $20, includes pattern:

Easter Goodies are 40% off both gifts and fabrics: