Oh, for the love of Fabric! My passion for the stuff runs deep. Thus lies the eternal question, was it in my nature or through nurture? Textiles have always held my attention with their color, pattern and texture. Born to a mother who finds joy in sewing and knitting, I was surrounded by it through my growing years. I knew from a very young age I wanted to work in the interior design industry and so immersed myself in the history and beauty of textiles. In college, my textile and weaving classes were among my favorites where I learned first hand how fabrics are literally woven into culture and industry world wide throughout the ages. Fast forward a bit through some (stressful) years as an interior designer and here I find myself in a career consumed by the love of fabric at my favorite local quilt shop. Pinch me! It's a dream come true! One of my favorite parts, as you might imagine, is seeing what's up and coming. I have the honor of meeting with fabric reps who reveal new collections each season. I love learning about new textile processes (have you felt the new bamboo rayon baby flannels or seen the depth of digital fabric printing? It's getting better all the time). The hard part? I want it ALL! It's a challenge narrowing down the choices for our shop. What will everyone want six-eight months from now (did you know we've already purchased Christmas fabric for 2020!? It will start arriving in May). What provides the most variety to our local makers? What's essential? What's unique? We want to be sure we have something for everyone, yet it seems there is never enough room. The bi-annual Quilt Market just wrapped up and boy have we been overwhelmed with incredible new options! New fabrics are arriving daily so we've been doing a bit (ok - - a lot) of rearranging to make room. It's an endless process but I have a feeling I'm not the only one here who is never disappointed to see MORE FABRIC!
New to the shop, the wagon (appropriate, don't you think?) where you'll always find our latest arrivals! It is currently filled with gorgeous spring collections from Corey Yoder and Robin Pickens of Moda Fabrics and Amy Smart of Riley Blake Designs. You'll also find the prettiest new sewing room must-haves and kits! If you look closely, in the background you'll notice the latest from Bonnie and Camille, Early Bird
as well as Fig Tree & Co's new Scarlet and Sage
collection shown in detail below. Fabrics from these designers fly off the shelves so stop in for some yardage while it's still available!
Tilda designs by Tone Finnanger... Every time we're shown a new Tilda collection, we gasp in delight. Must have. They're a no brainer and it's not just her fabrics... her doll designs are the absolute cutest and they come as kits! Oh, her quilts are to die for! And her books are coffee table worthy. The latest Tilda collection, Old Rose, has arrived in it's entirety as have these adorable doll kits, Autumn Angel, Angel Mouse and my favorite, Pajama Santa!
Let's talk about this Tilda quilt currently hanging front and center at the shop. The Plum Party Quilt features autumn angels with their bountiful plum harvest in the most dreamy color palette. That blue background is perfection! We have kits! Suzanne Adams pieced this little darling and made the dolls to match! Now let's take a close look at the custom machine quilting by Emily Herrick. She has detailed each angel individually and filled in with her own brand of graffiti quilting. The result is jaw-dropping. You really must see this one in person.
Stepping over to our wool room, you'll find every inch covered in fabulous wool projects, cozy flannels and homespun cottons. When I say every inch, they're even hanging from the rafters! Your eye can't help but move toward the ceiling where you'll find this new wool applique beauty made by Marianne Michaels hanging from our big brass bed. Houses on the Hill is one of several projects you'll find in Erica Kaprow's book, Wild Wool and Colorful Cotton Quilts. Marianne has put together beautiful kits for you!
We invite you to come for a visit and see what's new. We would love to show you around. We often have customers ask if we sell items from our website. As you may have discovered, we do not. We have chosen to focus our energy on our brick-and-mortar store where we can provide you with a more personal experience as well as invest in a large variety of products and services within the walls of our unique store. We hope you'll find inspiration as well as friendship every time you walk through our doors. Our website serves primarily as a communication hub where you can always contact us, see our events calendar, review our newsletter archive, find information on our retreat center and register for classes. If ever you see something in an email or on our social media that you are interested in, please give us a call! 801-491-3551. We are happy to help you purchase over the phone and will ship promptly.
Need a place to do some secret sewing to help Santa?
With the holidays fast approaching, we want you to ? "Sew it all - Sew it all - Sew it all the way!" ? Think of this Sew-It-All Weekend
event as a Santa's Workshop where you can bring all your last minute Christmas sewing and, well, SEW-IT-ALL! Join us Fri, Nov, 22, 10am - 11pm & Sat, Nov 23 10am-7pm. $65 includes lunch both days so you can sew non-stop at our retreat center. You will also receive a Sew-It-All pass good for exclusive discounts at the shop during the event! Bring any sewing project that needs finishing and Chris & Jen will be there to lend advice and help you trouble shoot. With two whole days dedicated to finishing projects you really can be a Sew-It-All, even during the holidays!
Upcoming Sales & Events
Marvelous Monday Sale
Monday, November 18th - 25% off regular price MINKY & CUDDLE!
Don't forget to stop in and see what's on the porch at an extra deep discount!
Granny's Garden Sew Along
Monday, November 18th - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spend several hours sewing with friends working on this pretty 76” x 86” applique project. We still have a couple of kits available but they won't last long! Pick yours up today!
Summer Moon Block-of-the-Month
Monday, November 18th - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
This weekly club is for anyone who would like to work on a hand stitching project while learning new hand stitching skills. We will learn a-stitch-a-week! This is a great opportunity to finish our own projects and relax with a fun gathering of sewing friends every Tuesday from 10:00am - Noon.
Wrong Price Wednesday
Every Wednesday our pre-cut fat quarters are only $2.25!
Regular Price $3.25.
Time Out at the Wagon
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in our NEW school house.
Put yourself in Time Out at the Wagon. We all need Time Out from housework, phone calls, and everyday responsibilities. Come to “Time Out at the Wagon” and do just that. Bring a project and sew the day away with friends here at the shop.
Wool Feather Fir Tree
Saturday, November 23rd - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Make this unique “feather” fir tree from strips of felted wool. At just 14” tall, it’s the perfect size to display your tiny ornaments or to add to your forest of holiday trees. It would be delightful on the mantle or as part of your table décor.
Octagon Shimmer Helps & Tips
Saturday, November 23rd - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us to share tips and tricks to make the Octagon Shimmer Quilt by Jennifer Sampou. This freestyle, modern quilt is fun to make but a few hints will help make the process easier. Perhaps you purchased a kit and just don’t know where to begin? This is the perfect chance to build confidence in this fun technique taught by Marianne Michaels.
Thank you for supporting your local brick-and-mortar quilt shop!
We feel honored to be part of such a wonderful quilt-making community.
We hope you'll visit us again soon,
Jen and the Girls
at Corn Wagon Quilt Co.
We would love to hear from you!