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January 29, 2012
Excellent classes. Karen is a great teacher!!
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GREETINGS FROM QUILT GARDEN
Wow! It is already February. I guess I was enjoying the beautiful weather and January slipped by.
The Quilt Show at Lake Farmpark in Lake County starts this month. I am happy to announce we have two ribbon winners from our area. There may be more, but I only know about two. Christel Richard won first place in her category and Robyn Winn won third place in the same category. The preview party is this Thursday evening and I am closing th...e shop at 3 PM so I can drive Robyn to the festivities. Congratualtions to both!!!!!
Last fall I applied to the Judy Niemeyer Instructor Certification Program. I truly did not expect to be accepted, but in December I received my invitation. Judy writes a Technique of the Month pattern that only these teachers can teach. The newest pattern will be revealed this summer. Incidentally, there are only 20 certified instructors across the US and Canada. I am still floating. So you will be seeing more Judy Niemeyer classes being offered in the near future. If you want to see her complete collection in several colorways, visit her website www.quiltworx.com It is awesome - from the simple to the complex.
Last April we started a new, little shop hop - Crazy Eight. It will be returning on Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 21. Our meeting is Sunday, so stay tuned for more details. I am planning a spectacular display of quilts in the classroom, so save the dates.
Thank you for your continued support of our shop.
Karen, Theresa, Julia and Chris

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New fabrics include:

     Caroline's Collection from Red Rooster. This collection was designed by Jennifer Chiaverini to accompany her book The Wedding Quilt, published in October 2011. The colors are very soft and sweet. Her newest book Sonoma Rose is due out this month.

     An Asian collection by Hoffman of California. Again the colors are ...very soft and pastel. Robyn created a simple wallhanging using the fabrics.

     A bold and beautiful black, white and red print from Red Rooster. I plan to use it as my border for a recent quilt using many blacks, whites and one constant red.

 

New notions:

     Lil Twister by CS Designs. This specialty ruler was designed for use with 5" charm squares. There are two books (Mine sold within an hour - ordering more) and holiday patterns available. Two step method but EASY! I have finished the first step and plan to bring in the finished piece soon.

     Creative Grid Rulers announced on January 1, 2012 that they had improved over 30 of their rulers. They still have their grippy circles on the underside of their rulers, but NOW have the grippy surface on the outside edges - the complete perimeter. I have been using the 6 1/2" square for the Rhapsody Quilt when I need to square up my oversized units. The fabric corners stay in place when I trim.

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