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
Follow Your Arrow wherever it may lead you. I like this. It made me ponder. So where does my arrow lead me? I was reflective for a minute, then smiled and thought….Hopefully to my sewing room! That is my happy place! My thought process when I saw this ‘Follow Your Arrow’ display. That Shannon. She is amazing. It began with Atkinson Design’s pattern, ‘Wanderlust’ and the fabric line ‘High Adventure’ by Riley Blake. Combine the two and with Shannon’s touch and creativity… Ta Da! Impressive. Did you notice January’s Mini Vintage Truck mat on the sliced wood? So adorable. A great idea to display your monthly mini vintage truck mats. This BOM begins in March! Sign up soon!
IT. IS. COMING! It is less than a week away…. I’m taking about our Open House this Thursday-Saturday, January 19th-21st! We have wonderful NEW classes to show you! We even have 2 NEW Blocks of the Month and a NEW quilt ‘Freedom Bound’ BOM in the 2nd Wednesday Club. Remember that during our Open House you will receive 25% off one regular priced item. This can be ANYTHING such as a kit, pattern, book, or one cut of fabric! Oh the things you could choose from…. But wait, this is NOT ALL. NOPE! You also will receive 10% off any of the regular classes!
Remember to put on your calendar/ phone/ or fridge a reminder that OUR Open House is this Thursday – Saturday, January 19th – 21st!
Follow your arrow and I hope it leads to us!
Come see us soon!
MaryAnn and the girls at Corn Wagon
New Years Resolutions. Don’t tell me you haven’t thought about them, so let’s get right to it and make them as UNattainable as possible. I have experience with this, so I’ll help you with a quilty one. First New Years Resolution for the Fabulous Year of 2017: FINISH ALL UFO’s… in a month! Yes, I said FINISH ALL of them! That means quilted, bound, and ready to wrap around! Did you get that I boldly declared ALL of them? I did. Riiiiiight…. Ok, maybe a bit unrealistic to do this in one month… it would take me more like 3 lifetimes. I have a few UFO’s. 😉 Ok, a storage unit full of them…(Don’t judge. I know you have a few UFO’s yourself) AND I love them ALL! So purging is NOT an option….so lets get real. Maybe a realistic goal is to do ONE UFO in a month or maybe complete so many blocks in that month. Like taking one bite at a time to achieve greatness (A completed UFO). Now for a plan…Join Corn Wagon’s UFO Challenge! Here is what you do: Make a numbered list of 12 UFO’s you would like to complete or make progress on. It could be 1 block, 1 row, breaking a large project into 12 months or even binding one quilt whatever you want to and can accomplish in a month. We will draw a number the first of each month and post it. Look at your list and see what that number is and that will be the project you will work on during the month. Share your accomplishment with us and receive an UFO Punch Card!!! We love to see what you are working on. By the end of the year you should have finished or made progress on 12 UFOs. Greatness achieved. Click HERE for the link to your 2017 UFO Challenge worksheet! Stop reading the rest of this sentence if you don’t want to know January’s UFO number…. Which is…. number 9! What? You still kept reading? Bonus! Now on your worksheet you can put your favorite or easiest UFO project as #9. 😉
Photo above is ‘Amish Grace’ designed by Timeless Traditions’ Norma Whaley. Stunning isn’t it? Suzanne made this sample from wonderful peppered cottons. Talented Ramona quilted it. We have kits!
Corn Wagon’s 2017 U.F.O. Challenge
New Years Resolutions. Don’t tell me you haven’t thought about them, so let’s get right to it and make them as unattainable as possible. I have experience with this, so I’ll help you with a quilter one. Finish ALL UFO’s. Yes, I said ALL! In a month. Riiiiiight…. Ok, maybe a bit unrealistic. That would take me more than 3 lifetimes. I have a few UFO’s. Ok, a storage unit full of them…(Don’t judge. I know you have a few UFO’s yourself) AND I love them ALL! So purging is NOT an option….so lets get real. Maybe a goal could be to do one in a month or maybe even part of one… maybe just finish a block! I believe in taking small bites of something big to achieve greatness. AND we have a plan for this greatness. Join our UFO Challenge this year! Make a numbered list of 12 UFO’s you would like to complete or make progress on. It could be 1 block, 1 row, breaking a large project into 12 months or even binding one quilt whatever you want to and can accomplish in a month. We will draw a number the first of each month and post it. Look at your list and see what that number is and that will be the project you will work on during the month. Complete that project and bring it in for “sew and share” and a UFO Punch Card!!! We LOVE to see what you are working on! We will then pick a number for the next month. By the end of the year we should have finished or made progress on 12 UFOs. Greatness achieved. You are allowed to rearrange your U.F.O.’s to fit your mood or a deadline, so you may want to do your list in pencil. 😉
Corn Wagon’s Picks:
January is UFO number 9
February is UFO number 7
March UFO number is 10!
Click on the following link to print your 2017 UFO Challenge worksheet! 2017-ufo-challenge-master
Hellllloooooooo? Are you there? Wait. I know what you are doing…. You are staring at this quilt in wondering awe. I can feel the silence. Stunning isn’t it? Did your jaw drop? Mine did. Marianne Michaels made ‘Fandango’ out of the ‘Slow & Steady’ fabric line by Tula Pink. “THEE Marianne” brings these quilts in, and we just look at them with awe…and this one, I may or may not have drooled alittle. She has THE gift. (Hence the nickname “THEE Marianne” – You may have figured out that there are two Marianne/MaryAnn’s that work here. To distinguish us, My co-workers refer to me as “the other mary ann”. To emphasize my grand importance, they mumble it. Niiiiicce girls aren’t they? I say this with dripping sarcasm if you couldn’t tell…) Anyway, back to THEE Marianne…. What is “THE gift”, you ask? Everything she touches and creates is simply amazing. In regards to this masterpiece, she said it is not for the beginner. Take heart, my friends, it CAN be done if you know a little about paper piecing and not skittish about a few “y” seams. Most of you are seasoned quilters so this quilt is for you. Such a magnificent result, don’t you agree? We made kits for you just in time for Christmas!