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Hello all,

It’s been a busy month here at the shop. Thor is busy with sewing machine repair and maintenance. I have several commissioned pieces I’m working on, plus shop samples. Hannah and Belen are enjoying staying up late and getting up late too. Ahh, carefree youth.

I think we need a contest to see who has the most ufo’s (or as one customer told me “pigs” projects in grocery bags).

The spring sailboat race series is over. We took second place! Our crew is very happy. Last week though, I hit the windward mark (a floating rubber buoy.) So, we had to do penalty turns and came in last. Such is the life of a sailor. On the other hand (?) we’re watching the America’s Cup racing in Spain and saw some of the worst luck ever. New Zealand’s spinnaker shredded, then the second one didn’t go up right and they ended up cutting it loose, after putting up their third spinnaker.

We took a family vacation this year to Death Valley. (more on that later!)

Sew In August 17 5:30-?
Join a bunch of us for late night sewing with no distraction.

Thimbleberries Club
July 24, 6pm-8pm and 26th 10am-12am
August 28, 6pm-8pm and 30th 10am-12

Some Christmas fabrics have arrived:

Snowmen, stockings (great border print), reindeer, candy canes and an all over Christmas theme. Other groups by Moda, and Maywood Studios are here too.

Slumber Party
July 31st 12 pm-6:30 pm
Lydia Sorenson
Let’s make some fancy pj’s just because. Choose a top and bottom set, pants only or a nightshirt. Experience with clothing construction recommended. $30 including pattern.
Machine Quilting
August 1 12 pm-6 pm
Lydia Sorenson
Learn basics of machine quilting using your sewing machine to quilt your projects. $40
Fabric Painting
3 Sessions
August 4, 11, 25
1 pm-4 pm
The Sorensons
Paint your own fabric in the colors you love. It’s easy and you’ll love the results. These are two of Hannah’s prints.
Purse Possibilities
August 18 1 pm-4 pm $25
Joanne Volenec
Construction of these fabulous purses is fun when Joanne shares her tips and techniques for these “homemade” purses.
Here's a Happy Halloween / Fall Group
This large panel and group has a companion book, Ghosts in the Pumpkin Patch by Sharon Reynolds. Good ideas for quilt tops. The group includes spider webs, spiders, leaves, stars and moons plus funky pumpkin ‘people’ and leaves.

Fall is coming.
This group has an interesting “Indian Corn”. Includes leaves and spiders too. The panel is a great pumpkin duo surrounded by signs o fall.

New Books

fun with folded fabric boxes by Crystal Mills and Arnold Tubis.
All the projects are no sew! Use fabric stiffener and fold some unique boxes.

Simple Stenciling Dramatic Quilts by Pamela Stallebrass
Here’s another way to design your own fabric using stencils, paint and or dye

Visual Coloring by Joen Wolfrom
I love this book! Joen shows how to choose your favorite colors with color-inspiration images. Pictures of the color combinations that you are drawn to, then teaches you how to use the images to make awesome quilts.

New Jennifer Chiaverini Books on order:
The Christmas Quilt, New Years Quilt, Quilters Homecoming

More New Fabric
More new fabric, some realistic fish, funny cats, trains, frogs and dog. Also some interesting fabrics with lots of motion.
Happy Quilting!

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