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Pony Express Block Party!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Have you heard about the upcoming Pony Express Block Party?  Visit participating quilt shops (That’s us!) in States along the historic Pony Express Trail (California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas & Missouri) between September 9th-24th, 2017  to collect the free block patterns designed with Northcott’s new Pony Express fabric collection and get shop stickers for your Block Party Postcard (each shop provides one free block pattern and one unique shop sticker per postcard holder present). Wouldn’t that make for a unique history field trip with your quilty friends?!

Collect 12 different shop stickers & be the first to present your fully stamped postcard at the 12th shop to be redeemed for a $75 fabric prize! Each shop has one first entry $75 fabric prize to distribute. If that shop has already handed out their first entry $75 fabric prize, there are 5 runner-up charm prizes.

Sounds fun, right?! Ok, now here’s where your quilt making skills come into play:
Using the free patterns you collect, create a quilt with a minimum of 6 blocks from
6 different shops participating in the Pony Express Block Party. Take a picture of your finished quilt and submit it to submissions@northcott.com by November 4th, 2017 for a chance to win one of three prizes from Northcott!

We will have a sample quilt hanging in our shop to spark your creativity so be sure to stop in and check it out. Northcott’s Pony Expresss collection has arrived and is on the shelf and kits will be available! This fabric line was designed in collaboration with the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph Missouri and includes authentic replicas of artwork from the museum.

Call us with your questions and be sure to visit http://northcott.com/resource.aspx?resourceCatId=8 for all the details including participating shops, an interactive map to plan your trip, free project downloads and a bit of Pony Express history.

My 3 Stars!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

My 3 Stars!

My Sweet Mom used to say that all the time.  “Oh my stars and garters”.   It always cracked me up. When I saw the name, this was the first thing I thought of.   Now Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies, named her new design ‘3 Stars’ simply because it has 3 stars.  3 stars among those cute rail fences. The size is a perfect picnic quilt!  60″ x 70″.  I have 2 wedding quilts to make and this is the pattern I am using.  Quick and easy and a must for newlyweds to take on an afternoon picnic, don’t you think?  We have kits and patterns available!

‘Best Friends’ in Wonderland

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

‘Best Friends’ in Wonderland

“For you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
You can now refer to Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies as the Queen of Diamonds for dreaming up this quilt using her “Best Friends” pattern and Wonderland fabric by Rifle Paper Co. Take a closer look (perhaps through the looking glass?) at her clever machine quilting. ♥ Patterns, kits & Wonderland fabric available at the shop!  (This last paragraph was Jen Tanner’s recent poetic social media post – I just had to copy it and share it with you.  She just has a way with words, doesn’t she?  Follow Corn Wagon on Instagram and Facebook to see more of her cute posts!)

Corrections on Farmer’s Market Pattern!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog Posts, Deals of the week | 0 comments

Corrections on Farmer’s Market Pattern!

 

Houston.  We have a problem….  With all the flutter of Shop Hop, we have made a few mistakes on our FREE Shop Hop pattern that you received during the Utah Shop Hop.  We are so sorry.  Please copy and paste these changes to a word document of your choice and print it out, then slip it in that pattern of yours so you will have it when you make up this darling quilt.  Thank you so much for your patience with us!  Happy Quilting!

We got it All! And I mean ALL!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

We got it All!  And I mean ALL!

You can’t be anything but happy when you look at this quilt… from the little dog in the red truck, to the lemonade glass, to the tiny bee hive.  Isn’t this adorable?  Uhmmmm I mean…. ADDDORRRABLE!  Now, are you sitting?  Because we got it ALL!  NEW Lori Holt fabric!  That means we have her Bee Basics Fabric line, Bee Backgrounds line, AND her Bee Backings & Borders Fabric to make this DARLING Bee Happy Quilt.  There are bolts and bolts of this cute fabric that you are going to LOVE!  This Bee Happy sew Along has got to be my most favorite so far.  She really has wonderful designs and patterns doesn’t she?  It will work the same as before. The details are down below and her pattern will be made available when her sew along begins on August 28th.  Follow her sew along with Chris here at the Corn Wagon! It is always more fun to sew with friends. Come on in that Monday at 10am and Chris will teach you tips and tricks as you follow along with Lori Holts Bee Happy Sew Along’s blog.  We have kits and her Bee Happy Simple Shapes that will be available SOON!  Sign up today!

Flamingo Days are Back! And go on a Quilters Paradise!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Flamingo Days are Back!  And go on a Quilters Paradise!

Flamingo Days are BAAAACK!  You know that our owner AND fearless leader is very fond (ok, maybe not so much) of the grand and majestic Flamingo.  So “fond” of them that she gets something that is flamingo-ish every celebration that requires a gift!  Oh, she loves it!… and sometimes a flamingo shows up “just because we saw it and HAD to get it for Marsha”!  This grand PINK Flamingo Day celebration is on Thursday, July 6th. (Which happens to be her birthday!  Imagine that!) I know!  Aren’t we clever?  And there is more….EVERYTHING is turning up PINK!  Everything that is PINK is ON SALE!  That means wool, kits, notions, fabric, anything that has a speck or flick of PINK is 20% OFF (regular price items)!  Oh the things you can buy! If you happen to wear the wonderful Magestic Bird – The Flamingo- on a shirt, hat, flip flop, earrings, or have Flamingo jammy pants, receive an additional 5% off your PINK purchase!  We have collected, stored, and saved all things Flamingo so you MUST stop in to see how we do our Flamingo Days…We do it with style.  You will be impressed.  Come celebrate with us!

Need to go on a Quilters Paradise?!  Just think about it…. TWO Days of uninterrupted sewing at a beautiful retreat center, lunch brought in to you both days, cool swag, prizes, swap and yummy snacks. Sounds so wonderful, doesn’t it?  Well let’s GO!  Sign up for our UFO Retreat on Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th!  Bring one or many of those PIGS “Projects in Grocery Sacks”, or in this case your UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects) to this retreat to finally finish that beloved quilt kit or project.  Exclamations of pure joy when that last stitch is made is welcomed and encouraged.  Call, come in or sign up on our website Today!

Lets do some “Baking!”

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Lets do some “Baking!”

I always have a yellow cake mix in my cupboard.  Why?  Do YOU realize all of the things you can make out of this plain yellow box?  Pumpkin dessert cake!  Oh my gosh, that is so yummers. And how about Danish Dessert?  or Pineapple Upside Down cake?  All these delicious recipes begin with that little golden box.  The Yellow Cake Mix.  It is magical.  Wait until I tell you about MODA’S Cake Mix Recipes!  Instead of yummy cake to eat, Moda’s Cake Mix Recipe’s begins with your basic…. LAYER CAKE!  Each Cake Mix Recipe contains 44 recipe cards or printed foundation papers. The ingredients or fabric requirements are simple…a Layer Cake and background fabric.  Each recipe card or printed foundation sheet will yield the pieces for 2 blocks – 6″ x 6″ or one bigger block.  The various block layouts are shown on the Cake Mix Recipe so you can choose your favorite.  There are 8 different Cake Mix Recipe’s to choose from.  (In the photo below is showing number 7 of the Cake Mix Recipe’s.  The (2) 6″ blocks were made using one 10″ x 10″ square of Moda’s ”Freedom” layer cake and a 10″ x 10″ background fabric).  You won’t look at a Layer Cake the same… The possibilities have expanded with these recipes.  Grab a Cake Mix Recipe and you turn a regular Moda Layer Cake into a beautiful, and EASY foundation paper pieced quilt.  It’s almost like taking that plain yellow cake mix and making it into warm and yummy caramel apple cake.  With the right recipe you can make something plain into something wonderful.  Isn’t it FABULOUS?  Ok, now hold onto your flip flops, because Moda not only has Cake Mix recipes for Layer Cakes, it also comes in CUPCAKE MIXES!  FOR CHARM PACKS!!!  ADDDORRRABLE!!!  There are 4 cute Cupcake Mix recipes to choose from!!!   I know, Brilliant, right???!  And we have BOTH the Cake Mix Recipes AND Cupcake Mixes in our “Bakery” Corner!!!  My cute daughter, Parker, is holding Cupcake Mix 1 and a ‘Poetry’ charm pack in the photo, above.  Those two will make a darling baby quilt or table topper.

Row by Row is On The Go!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Well here we are again.  Another week has just whirled by.  I’m astounded at how time flies, aren’t you?  You turn around and it’s already JUNE!  Riiiight?  Time is constantly “On the GO”! Speaking of…..Did you know that that is the theme for this years Row by Row experience! Beginning Wednesday, June 21st, simply WALK (can’t email or send the free patterns, sorry peeps… it’s one of the rules..) into any of the participating stores and ask and we will give you our individual Row by Row pattern for….FREE!  (One per customer….another rule;))  Our ‘Little Red Tractor’ Row on the Go is made out of hand dyed wool and is shown in the photo. It kind of looks like this Little Red Tractor is heading for a Summer picnic!  And whats a picnic without a quilt? (The teeny quilt is my favorite part of our row…. and btw….Those are tiny 1/2″ finished triangles). I know.  I have issues… But any-who….there is MORE regarding this Row by Row experience!  Make a quilt using 8 different Row by Row On the Go patterns AND be the first to turn it in complete (pieced, quilted, and bound) to any participating store and receive 25 Fat Quarters!  But wait.. there is more….IF you use our row in your quilt AND are the first to hand in a completed Row by Row On the Go quilt to our shop you get a bonus prize of a $50.00 Corn Wagon Gift Certificate!!!  Saweeeet!  For more info,rules, and details regarding the Row by Row experience click HERE. There is even a Facebook page on all the shops in Utah and photo’s of their rows. Here is the link! ROW BY ROW FACEBOOK UTAH.  Oh, did I mention that we have wool kits of ‘Little Red Tractor’????  We do.  You will need to come in the store to get the kits though.  Sorry.  Another row by row rule we are required to follow.   It IS fun to see all these Row by Row participating shops in person though.  Oh, and it is not limited to Utah.  Row by Row is going on all over the country and a few countries.  Go to their website to find all their participating shops of Row by Row On the Go!

Come and do a little ‘Daydream-in’!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Come and do a little ‘Daydream-in’!

Shhhhh…  Do you hear that?  It’s that distinct sound of Ocean waves.  Feel the warm sun on your skin and your toes squished in the sand…  A cool breeze floats by.  Now close your eyes for a minute, and just daydream.   Relaxing, isn’t it?  I almost fell asleep… WHAT???  Is that the Sprinklers hitting my windows??…grrr.  And no breeze, just the 95 degree toasti-ness.  But wait…My toes are in the sand!!!  Ok, not the sand I really want.  The sandpile where my grandkids hide all my spoons.  Oh well, I can ‘Daydream’.  😉  There IS something about the beach, isn’t there? Jen thought that Chris’ ‘Daydream’ quilt needed a beach background, but instead took this photo with happy Summer flowers on our porch.  It is warm and inviting, don’t you agree?  The ‘Daydream’ pattern is a FREE download on www.unitednotions.com.  The fabric is ‘Early Bird’ by Kate Spain.  Stunning.  We have kits so you can also ‘Daydream’ your own peaceful paradise.

Quick Note:    We will be CLOSED SATURDAY MORNING!  It is our Art City Days Parade and we are right on the parade route…  We will open at Noon on Saturday.  Come enjoy our festivities!

It is almost here! Farmers Market!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

It is almost here!  Farmers Market!

Here is a sneak peek of Farmer Zebediah and his farm hands.  Looks like Zeb needs a nap!   Can you guess who is who? They are all quite the characters with their own areas of expertise.  Biff (throws bales of hay around like they are cow pies), Fannie (our milk maid), Edna (LOVES her chickens and is very friendly), Shep (is quite “sheepish”), Mama Rose (no-one makes a flakier pie crust), Farmer Stanley (keeps us on our best behavior), Grandpa Bill (his calves still are riding around in that caddy), Sweet Gertie, and the twins (pray help us) are excited to have you come.  If you are still on the fence about coming to our Farmers Market….Aunt May will be bringing her famous homemade cookies and candies!!!!   She may even bring a little chocolate!  Chocolate is her favorite. The darker the better is what she tells us.  But, isn’t it all scrumptious???  Whatever you choose, it will be sure to sweeten you up when you visit the baked and sweets part of our Farmers Market.  Which, I might remind you, is THIS Wednesday, May 31st – Saturday, JUNE 3rd.  Fresh “corn” and “veggies”.  New quilts to feast your eyes on.  A wonderful and beautiful “flower” show.  Yummy baked and canned goods.  I know, I know…. your mouth is watering.  Satisfy those taste buds and feast your eyes on our Farmers’ Market!  Shop Hop brings out hard work, sweat and tears (mostly of joy), and great satisfaction in our final efforts for a wonderful Farmers’ Market .  We have harvesting our crops and now can’t wait to share them with you.  You are coming, right?  I’m glad you are nodding your head.  No one wants to see Mama Rose in tears… cause when Mama ain’t happy…no one is happy.  😉
Another reminder….As we have done before, we will be open early, at 9am, on Wednesday, May 31st, until 8pm.  Thursday and Friday hours are 10am – 8pm and Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-6pm.