Recently a customer brought in an article from a distinguished medical journal (or not) reporting on recent research: You may want to sit down….
“A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain pheromones that hypnotize women and cause them to purchase ungodly amounts of fabric. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the pheromones in the fabric causes memory loss and induce the gathering syndrome, similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter. Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound heard only by a select few, known as quilters. When played backward at slow speed, the sounds are heard as chants of…”BUY ME! PIECE ME!” Furthermore, the pheromones seems to cause a pathological need to hide the fabric purchased away when one takes them home and blend them into the existing stash. When asked by a significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is “oh, I’ve had it for a while!” In order to overcome the so-called feeding frenzy effect that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a quilt shop, and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. Sad (not really) to say, the addictive qualities of this compulsive behavior are cumulative, and are squelched only by the purchase of more and more fabric. No cure is known at this time nor will be anytime soon. There have been hostility and in some cases, riots when such talk of finding a cure is mentioned by their significant others. The research has been noted and documented. For the safety of everyone, this study and those involved will remain as is. Happy and incurable.”
This explains so much, doesn’t it? 😉
This Cotton + Steel fabric is calling me…. every time I walk by. It’s a beautiful thing.
Spring is HERE at last! The colorful tulips and cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the lilac bushes smell amazing. Shades of red, pink, yellow, purple and blue are popping out of the ground all around us. It is wonderful. The colors of Spring are simply beautiful just like brightly colored Easter Eggs… (Did you notice what I did there?….;) If not, you will catch on…;) Are you ready for some Easter Egg hunting? For tomorrow our Hunt Begins! On Saturday, April 15th, we are having our Quilter’s Easter Egg “Hunt” Sale! Ok, so it’s not really a “hunt”, I just think calling it a Quilter’s Easter Choose an Egg Sale doesn’t sound quite as catchy. Don’t you agree? I thought you would. Moving on….For our ‘Quilter’s Easter Egg Hunt’ (that requires no hunting) is actually pretty simple… At time of your purchase, choose a colored Easter egg in our basket. Inside the egg will be discounts such as 25% off one item, 20% off entire purchase, discounts like that or a fun Easter prize that a quilter would love! No matter what egg you choose, you will like it. An Easter egg “hunt” for quilters, held inside a quilt shop…. Sounds quite perfect doesn’t it? It really does.
Another amazing photo by Jen Tanner. I told her that she needed to put together a quilt calendar or a book of her quilt photos. They are breathtaking. If you want to see more of her artistic photo’s follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Jen is the gal behind our social media. I honestly look forward to her posts. Jen made this ‘Moda Love Layer Cake’ quilt using a FREE layer cake pattern online found on Moda’s website. It features ‘Cottonworks’ fabric line by Minick and Simpson. Don’t you love how the rock colors and light dances on her quilt? She said she finished her quilt while she and her family were camping in a redrock alcove in the Utah dessert. I think it should be called ‘Moda Love in the Desert’. It. Is. Stunning.
I am a chicken farmer. Yep, me. In two weeks, my daughter’s 3 chicks have tripled in size and have jumped out of two different boxes, to run free in my sewing room. I allowed this to happen. I harbored chicks in my sewing room. I took pity on those then tiny fluff balls and offered them protection from my 2 cats. Even safely inside, my cats would “casually” hang outside my sewing room door looking all innocent like. It was kind of creepy. As the chicks grew amazingly fast, with their accompanying smells and messes, I had to make haste and buy a chicken coop thus committing to become a chicken farmer. The chicken coop was built in the garage where it will stay until the chicks are fully feathered and can be outside. They are safe and I am happy to have my sewing room back. And better yet….Fresh eggs are in my future. Being a chicken farmer does have its perks.
Come to think of it…. I have baby chicks AND Easter is a few weeks away. I’m feeling all festive… so let’s have an Happy Easter Egg Sale! On Easter Saturday, April 15th, we will have a Quilter’s Easter Egg “Hunt” Sale! It will be pretty simple…No hunting required… At time of your purchase, choose a colored Easter egg in our basket. Inside the egg will be up to 25% off discounts and fun Easter prizes fit for a quilter! I love Easter!
Isn’t this quilt stunning? Pieced by Suzanne Adams and machine quilted by Chris Chamberlain. Pattern is ‘Comfort Zone’ by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. Patterns, kits, and yardage available! I love the photograph by Jen. She drove around town looking for the perfect weather worn fence to complement this wonderful quilt. I love her result.
Hope to see you soon! Happy Quilting!
MaryAnn and the girls at Corn Wagon
A few of us moms decided to surprise our cheerleaders at their banquet by performing part of their Senior Cheer dance they did earlier in the year. We even made shirts that said “Watch How It’s Done”. A week of practice and I could hardly walk, I was so sore by the time of our performance. Us Mom’s that were participating casually left during the banquet to change into our shirts. As they were announcing our performance… my husband said that my daughter frantically looked around for me asking him “WHERE IS MOM!?” Then she realized I was one of THOSE moms about ready to dance… (hehe). My husband happily recorded it. As my daughter recognized the music AND that we were about to perform the exact dance as she had performed earlier you can hear her say on the recording….Oh No….NOOOOOO…. Embarrass or should I say, Mortify your Senior Cheerleader at her Cheer Banquet? Check. Mission Accomplished. Life is SO good, isn’t it? 😉
Do you LOVE my Spring photo? Well the same daughter spoken of before brought these cute chicks home to ask her boyfriend to a dance. I HAD to do a quick photo shoot with my favorite fabric ‘Mod Corsage’ designed by Anna Marie Horner of Free Spirit. (We have it available here!) It only took me about 70 pictures to get this one photo. Those yellow balls of fluff kept jumping out of the basket, running around the room, and pooping on my carpet. Oh my gosh. All that mattered is they did not poop on my fabric, so all is well. Their names are ‘Bevan’, ‘Destiny’, and ‘Sugar’. They are in my sewing room for safe keeping. I’m in love. I want them. Tonight I’m going to google “how to build a chicken coop”.
Happy Spring & Happy Quilting!
MaryAnn and the girls at Corn Wagon
Let’s get right to it..shall we? National Quilting Day is THIS Saturday, March 18th! I KNOW that I promised COMPLETE details of our Celebration Sale. So are you ready? No, I think NOT! You must sit down. Grab a chair, stool, or your comfy couch. I don’t want anyone getting the “vapors”, then fainting, and breaking something… NOW are you safely sitting? Good. Take a couple of breaths. (pause for effect…..). This Saturday, March 18th, All Minky or Cuddle will be 25% off! I know right? (You can thank Kristen for that one. ;)) ALSO our Red Dot SALE Fabric will be marked down to $2.99/ yard! (one yard minimum cut) That is quite the savings! Almost 75% off regular price! Now aren’t you glad I told you to sit? Yes, that one is spectacular. Then I was thinking…. maybe you fine people may want a kit, or yardage of something, precuts, etc… so I had to throw in this last thing on sale….One Regular Priced Item of your choosing… receive 25% off! That would be just about everything else. One cut of fabric, a kit, notion, batting, pattern, book… 25% off the regular price of one item! Saweeeet! Now quickly put this sale in your phone right now! This one you don’t want to miss! Again, it’s THIS Saturday, March 18th. (We open at 10am – 5pm). COME CELEBRATE National Quilting Day!
In honor of National Quilting Day, we, the Corn Wagon gals, have each brought in a first quilt and a favorite quilt. Our quilts from ‘Then & Now’ will be on display through Saturday. Notice Shannon’s ‘Then & Now’ quilts in the photo? Shannon was telling me that her ‘Now’ quilt containing all those yoyo’s is Suzanne’s fault. Suzanne must have heard her from the other room because she yelled “Your Welcome!!!”. Come in to see our first attempts at quilting and then reflect with us what we’ve learned through the years. Every quilt we make teaches us something new and each reflects our unique personality. This quote by Sharon Holland found on Instagram pretty much sums it up “A quilt transcends its intrinsic practicality of warmth and comfort by connecting lives and expressing the artistic voice of its maker.” So very true… Don’t you think? Happy quilting!
Spring is in the air! Celebrate with this Spring Crazy Table Mat by Primitive Gatherings. Wonderful, isn’t it? It’s a great project to practice your beautiful stitches and handwork. Everything Spring in all of those yummy hand dyed wools. And Marianne just made more kits! The threads are not included but we carry a large variety of decorative threads to enhance this and your other wool projects. Oh, I need to tell you! THIS SATURDAY, is Marianne’s FREE wool applique demo class at 11am. Come and learn how to fun and easy wool applique is. Warning…. it is kind of addicting. 😉
When my little girl was turning 7 years old we had a “Tea Party”. We had each little girl dress up in Sunday dresses and wear their mom’s high heels. It was so much fun. I think we even served mini cucumber sandwiches (which really aren’t too bad, if you slather on the cream cheese AND cut off the crust! ;)) This display would have fit right in with my little girls tea party long ago, wouldn’t it of? Come to think of it, I may have to make this quilt then throw a tea party for my little Nora when she gets a little bigger. Oh how much I LOVE being a Nana. I love my grandson’s, but that little girl has my heart.
Chris made her quilt out of the ‘Olive’s Flower Market’ fabric line. This design in its soft pinks and beige’s is called ‘Bloomington’ by Lella Boutique. Beautiful.
Now if you have continued reading to here you will be rewarded with some news… National Quilt Day is coming up on Saturday, March 18th. This is going to be big. BIG I say. During this next week the girls and I are going to do something that has never been done before. We are putting our ego’s aside and displaying our “First” quilts that we made. That’s right. Everyone starts at the beginning, right? So each of us are showing you our humble beginnings then we will display one of our more recent or favorite quilt that we have made. Kind of a “then” and “now”. It will be a fun quilt show featuring the girls at Corn Wagon. We are laying it all out there so be kind, ok? The quilts will be displayed the first of the week through Saturday. Then on Saturday, March 18th, (National Quilt Day), we will have a BIG Celebration Sale! What will be on sale, you ask? I cannot divulge that information at this time. I will promise that in the next email, I’ll tell you everything! Although…I will give you something…. I did promise a customer that I would put the minky on sale. So that will be included in this sale along with…. hehe. You thought I was going to tell you, didn’t you….TBA! 😉
Don’t you love those fun retro prints of Barb Jones NEW fabric line called ‘Clean Living’ that Shannon used in her quilt? They remind me of gathering around the TV in the evenings with my family watching ‘Happy Days’, ‘The Donnie and Marie Show’ and ‘All in the Family’. Those were the days…right? Oh, and remember vinyl records? Oh my gosh, I remember listening to Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love” single over and over on my record player. I had such a crush on him…even sported purple socks for weeks. Because, as you all know….it was his favorite color. Fabric sometimes brings such a rush of good memories, doesn’t it? A print, a color or design will do that. It is another reason why I love to quilt.
How are you doing on your UFO Challenge? March’s number is (drum roll)….10!
Need a weekend to help with those UFO’s? Read on my friend…
“This One’s for You!” That’s right. Sing it like Barry Manilow. You’ve spent so much time making quilts to give to others. Hours and hours of holiday sewing… Join us for a UFO Retreat where you can devote two days to sewing whatever UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) YOU choose! This retreat will be held at The Gathering Place on Hobble Creek located just one block east of Corn Wagon Quilt Co (385 S. 400 E. Lower Level, Springville). While overnight accommodations will not be provided, the UFO Retreat fee will include lunch both Friday and Saturday, games, prizes, snacks and lots of fun. A break for dinner will be allowed Friday evening after which sewing will continue late into the night. We look forward to sewing with YOU!
It is on Friday, Mar. 10th – 10 am to 6 pm (1 hour dinner break) 7:30 to 11 pm or so then continue on Saturday, Mar. 11th – 10 am to 7 pm. Sign up today!
Hope to See You Soon!
I am now leaving secret messages. Hidden underneath shelves and a few layers of paint. My son is renovating his basement and needed help. His carpet is coming and he still has baseboards, trim, ceilings, and shelves in closets to paint. So the last few evenings I have been painting. Wellllll…. last night, my son sent me in the baby’s room to paint the shelf and trim in the closet. That’s when it came to me. So underneath the shelf I painted “Nana loves you”. I took a quick photo, then painted over it. A few times, smiling the whole time. And guess what? You can still see it. Barely. But I know it’s there…. and when the baby is a little older I’m going to show him my photo, take him to his closet then then tell him my secret message I painted when he was still in his mommy’s tummy. His arrival is due next month. I love being a Nana.
Shannon’s DARLING display is in ‘Olive’s Flower Market’ by Lilla Boutique of Moda. The quilt is ‘Quatro’ by Keera Job of Live. Love. Sew. Pattern Co. It is absolutely PERFECT for this yummy fabric, isn’t it? The kits are ready and waiting for patterns that are coming soon! You really need to come to the shop to see it in person. It is so sweet.
Did your jaw drop? You do need to wipe your chin. You are drooling again. Isn’t ‘Chic Picnic’ positively stunning? Marianne Michaels made this one. (I know, I know….she is amazing!) The design is by Sew Kind of Wonderful using their ‘quick curved ruler’. (One of my favorite rulers – you really ought to check it out HERE after you finish reading this email, of course ;)). Ramona’s quilting and Tula Pink’s ‘Slow and Steady’ fabric line completes this quilt. The result is simply beautiful. Did I mention we have the rulers, kits, pattern, AND fabric line available at the shop?! We do!
Can you feel it? Can you feel the LOOOOOVE? Oh, I can. Valentine’s Day is TUESDAY, girls! This Tuesday! Now is the time to give your man a little push. Ok, maybe a big shove! 😉 Start leaving Valentine’s Day hints such as “You, know….Fabric just makes me SO happy…” “There is this kit at Corn Wagon….they do offer gift certificates….” and “This month is sure flying by… Isn’t Valentine’s Day THIS Tuesday?” Then for added emphasis… leave notes on his pillow, in his car or truck, then take a photo of the kit/quilt/fabric and make it his screensaver for his laptop or phone. Casually let him know that he can call (801-491-3551), come in, or even order a gift certificate on our website (www.cornwagonquilts.com). We will take care of him and you will get what YOU want for Valentine’s Day! Wonderful, yummy fabric all bundled in a happy kit. I know that you will agree with me that fabric IS better than a box of chocolates. Now, if you can get him to get you both? You have my utmost admiration. Well done.
Stacey Giles put this little sweetheart quilt together using Missouri Star Quilt Co’s ‘X’s and O’s’ pattern and Sandy Gervais’ ‘Love’ fabric. Kits, fabric yardage, jelly rolls & charm squares available! Notice the little ‘Kewpie’ doll kit. It includes an 8″ kewpie doll and printed fabric panel to make doll clothes, mini quilt, and pillow. Simply adorable!
How are you doing on your UFO challenge? Ready for February? The number for February is 7! If you haven’t joined the challenge yet, it isn’t too late to start! The FREE UFO Challenge worksheet can be found on our website’s homepage. FYI: January’s number was 9.
Come and visit us soon!
MaryAnn and the girls at Corn Wagon