Thursday, December 29, 2011

Needful things

Our winter newsletter is at the printer but all classes are now listed online with pictures of samples. Small Treasures and Needful things is a fun class that meets monthly to work on great projects. There's great show & tell and lots of inspiration!. Full details online - it's a fun class!

Friday, December 23, 2011

More stunning floorcloths..class available and demos

Floor Cloths are quite the thing now. You can use many different primitivepatterns or piecing techniques. We have demos on doing Floor Cloths coming
up.  Sat. Jan. 28 2pm – 4pm                    Wed. Feb 22 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
You will get to work on a small project and go home with a placemat

The winter class schedule is available for you, on the Little Quilts website, to start making your selections for 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

November Saturday Sampler Show and Tell Extravaganza!

What a wonderful display of quilts we get to see on Second Saturday Sampler Day. Keep ‘em coming, girls!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

God Yul

Because of her Scandanavian heritage, teacher Anne Anderberg loves this “Scandanavian Stitches” book by Kajsa Wikman. Each year Anne makes 42 ornaments for all her family. Last year when the book came out she made the little Scandanavian dolls. This year she made the birds (also from the book). Anne starts right after Halloween to get all those ornaments made – a real labor of love!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Merry Prairie Christmas

The Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle really got into the spirit of a prairie Christmas this month. Stepping back into a simpler time, they decorated this tree with fabric ornaments, brown paper doll garlands and popcorn and berry garlands. And what a great idea for gift wrap! Our Prairie Women’s group is always open to new members – we’re starting Journey 3 in January (5th, 2012)  if you’d like to you’d like to join us!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell - tabletoppers

Table toppers were a popular show and tell at our Second Saturday Block of the Month this month.  Jean used Little Quilt kits to make her wool appliqué candle mats.  The Ten Minute table runner and circle table mat made by C.K. are very quick and easy.  What a great way to add a splash of color to your holiday tables!

Flannel pj's and more

Barb made a quilt for her great grandbaby using our flannel Row-by-Row kit and then bought more of the flannel to make a matching pillowcase and this darling sleeper! So cute! What a great Christmas gift.

Unveiling of the 2011 Second Saturday Sampler Finished Quilts and the Kits to make them

Ta Da! (drum roll, please!) The finished quilt from our 2011 Second Saturday Sampler series using the 12” blocks was unveiled today. Finished quilt size is 70” x 81.” The pattern for this setting will be included in your January pattern package along with information about the Show & Tell Party in February. Finishing kits with the fabrics shown are out of stock, but come on in and we’ll help you pick something equally beautiful .

If you chose to make the alternate 6” blocks, this is for you! Finished quilt size is 32” x 40” and the setting pattern will be included with your January block. Kits are available and include all fabrics for sashing, borders and binding. $19.95

Just the start of the Second Saturday Sampler Dec,. Show and Tell

It’s too busy at this time of the year to do much quilting, but a few people brought quilt tops today! 
Beth saw our Twister demo and went right home to make this cute top from an old charm pack.  
Marshall made this scrappy star from lots of blue and tan strips. He’s determined to use up all his strips so, while the top looks finished, it’s actually going to get a little larger!
Doris took part in our Americana Four-patch block swap several years ago and decided it was time to put her blocks into a quilt. She used the leftover blocks on the back.
Millie took Marty Young’s Improvisational Quilting class and made this cute curtain for her daughter’s dorm room!
 Janice made some large log cabin star blocks that made a very cheerful quilt top.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking..

We’re having a lot of fun with our Twelve Days of Christmas – “Stuff your Stocking” event. There is still time to join. If you’re receiving our email newsletter, each day we send a quick email note. (We started on Nov 30) and it will go for Twelve Days. To sign up – go to the bottom of the home page, and sign up to receive it. Each day, you’ll learn about a special item featured each day for a discounted price!. Great fun, you can even be a ‘secret Santa’ for a friend!

Warm and Cuddly

Barb is all ready for Christmas! She made our “Let It Snow” row by row quilt with a matching label for her grandchild. Is it possible to make this warm cuddly gift any better? Barb did! She made a matching pillowcase and pajamas, too!

Friday, December 02, 2011