homespun quilt e-news

November, 2015

Event: First Saturday Sampler Show and Tell, November 7

We want to inspire you! Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Extreme Show and Tell! It’s free. Discover new ideas, patterns, and techniques from fellow quilters. Find answers to your questions and learn the secrets of successful projects. This month I’m demonstrating an art quilt technique.

Come on, join in the fun - and bring your show and tell!

Shop Hop!

November 5-14, it’s the Lewis and Clark Shop Hop. Each shop is giving away a free pattern representing a state Lewis and Clark explored on their way to the Pacific. Visit all 11 shops and receive two yards of our exclusive batik (designed by Brad at Longview Sewing), you will also be entered in our Grand Prize drawing for a Babylock Soprano sewing machine! Pick up your passport Thursday and join in the fun! 

List of Participating Shops (Listed alphabetically)

• Boardwalk Quilts, 111 Bolstad Ave, Long Beach, WA 360-642-7997
• Center Diamond, 1065 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 503-436-0833
• Creative Fabrics, 475 Hwy 101, Wheeler, OR 97147 503-368-5900
• Custom Threads, 1282 Commercial St, Astoria, OR 503-325-7780
• Fibers & Stitches, 58093 Columbia River Hwy, Warren, OR 503-397-5536
• Homespun Quilts, 108 10th St, Astoria, OR 503-325-3300
• Longview Sewing & Fabric, 1113 Vandercook Way, Longview, WA 360-578-2628
• Momma Made It, 2121 8th Ave, Longview, WA 360-636-5631
• Paisley Duck Quilting & Design, 404-E S Pacific Ave, Kelso, WA 360-703-3279
• The Quilted Dandelion, 75 S Nehalem St, Suite B, Clatskanie, OR 503-728-0626
• The Quilt Nest, 105 Cowlitz St W, Castle Rock, WA 360-274-4663

Classes: Saturday, November 21 Free Motion Quilting

Emi Ishino is teaching this popular class. Learn the basics of free motion quilting, including how to mark your quilt and what tools are useful.Inspiration:

Classes: Saturday, December 12 Radiant Star



Emi Ishino leads you making: “Radiant Star has traditionally been one of the most recognizable quilt patterns and until now, among the most difficult. Eleanor Burns has done it again with detailed, no-fail directions, making this star easy, fast and most of all fun to put together”.

Classes: Saturday, January 9 Urban Abacus



Emi Ishino is back with Urban Abacus. The barrel shaped beads and vertical rod placements make it a contemporary quilt with a retro feel. The barrel shape is perfect for using your favorite coordinating fabrics. The Quick Curve Ruler makes it a breeze.


More new patterns arrived as our goal to replace most of the patterns in the shop nears. We’re adding a wider variety of styles and difficulty.

Also New: A selection of Urban Elementz laser-cut fusible applique. My favorites: a crab, a sailboat, and a gorgeous Christmas Tree. Samples are on display at the shop.

25% off BERNINA Edgestitch Foot #10/10C/10D until November 30

Superbly suited for applying lace and trims, Edgestitch foot # 10 is also ideal for topstitching edges, pleats and hems. The guide blade in the center of the foot helps you sew seams and hems running perfectly parallel to the edge in next to no time. Watch the video tutorial:

Happy Quilting!


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