At the beginning of 2020, we had a feeling it would be a year of patriotism but we had no idea our country would be brought together to support one another in such a way. Looking forward to celebrating the centennial of women's right to vote in the United States as well as an election year was sure to bring on the red, white and blue in abundance. Yet, here we are as a nation united in an unprecedented cause for something as basic as our collective health. This week in Utah we look with gratitude to those essential workers on the front lines, some of which have volunteered to mobilize to New York where the need is so great. I think we're not alone in looking forward to sunnier days ahead. Our usual summer celebrations will hold new meaning for us as we hope to finally gather together again as family, friends and communities. The happy anticipation of coming through this together is something we can begin right now. As quilter's this often translates into expressing our feelings by simply making. Will it be a patriotic quilt to commemorate this time? A gift for someone who is sacrificing so much to heal others? An offering of compassion to someone suffering through hardship? There are so many beautiful reasons to create right now. History has shown that from the most difficult times, springs forth a great wave of creativity. We are witnessing a renaissance of sorts -- inspiring the arts, creative solutions, kindness and unity.
This photo is meaningful to me for a few reasons. First, it was taken in the park at our city center. The sun was shining, blossoms blooming and yet, it was empty. So still and quiet at a time when it's usually full of children playing. It felt strange, but there was a solemn, peacefulness in knowing the reason and a hopeful warmth in thinking of days not far off when it will again be full of people. Second, CUTE QUILT! Chris Chamberlain pieced this 60" x 74" red, white and blue beauty that begs for a summer picnic. In fact it's called Summertime!
This pattern and fabric collection by Lisa Audit of Wilmington Prints is a breath of fresh air. We have kits, patterns and yardage available now at the shop!
Another quilt sure to become a classic, Stars All Around by Marie-Claude Picon is found in her exquisite pattern book, French Farmhouse. Marianne Michaels pieced this quilt (hanging on the wall below) using a wonderful scrappy mix of homespun cottons then she embellished with wool applique stars. Our kit includes the cottons for piecing the top and binding as well as gorgeous hand-dyed wool for applique. Book sold separately. All are currently available in-store. You can watch a short wool applique demo by Marie-Claude Picon by clicking here.
Also shown in this photo, Flag Day (lower left) is a table topper with a folk-art feel designed by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions. It depicts homes "around the block" unified in a patriotic celebration.Our kit includes the pattern, cottons for piecing the top, binding and some applique, plus hand-dyed wool for applique detail. On the far right, Buttermilk Basin's Flag Banner is a great wool applique project honoring the symbol of our nation. It's another fantastic kit available in-store now so you can have it finished just in time for summer celebrations!
We have a HUGE selection of red, white and blue fabrics in-stock! You'll find them just as you walk through our doors. One of our favorite new collections was designed by Jennifer Pugh right here in Springville, UT! She designed America, My Home, to include a panel that reads, "We stand for truth, honor & our country." Wouldn't that be a beautiful center piece for a Quilts of Valor project? In-store you'll find the pattern shown below featuring this meaningful panel in the center and yardage for adding pieced borders! We also have patriotic precuts!
Our quilt shop is still open to walk-in customers Mon - Sat, 10 am - 2 pm.
We ask, at this time, that you please keep your stay brief, do not enter in groups and carefully consider the necessity of your visit. We recommend wearing a mask. If you know what you need, please call ahead, pay by phone and request curbside service. Be sure to check out our featured products online!
Now Available For Pre-Sale!
Quilt Sampler Magazine May/June 2020
Corn Wagon Quilt Co. has been chosen as a TOP 10 QUILT SHOP for the second time by Better Homes & Garden's Quilt Sampler Magazine! We will be featured as the encore shop in the May/June 2020 issue! Each of the 10 Top Shops featured will offer an inside look at their unique shop, share their story & an original quilt pattern! That's 10 exclusive patterns for $8.00. It's a North American Shop Hop you can tour right from your living room! Pre-pay now on our website to reserve your copy and we'll ship to you as soon as the magazine releases, May 1st!
Upcoming Sales & Events
Because we respect the health and safety of our customers and employees, ALL sales, promotions and events are suspended until further notice to discourage crowds from gathering in the shop. This includes Monday at the Merc, Wednesday's Word and Wrong Price Wednesday (fat qtr sale).
INSTEAD, we invite you to join us for some awesome discounts and deals on our NEW Corn Wagon Live Sales on our Facebook page every Thursday at 2:00 pm. If you miss the Live broadcast you can always view it later and still shop! Preregister to buy using this link: https://cornwagonquilts.commentsold.com/ By preregistering, you'll be ready to purchase from ANY of our Corn Wagon Live Sales and even have the ability to purchase some items from our Instagram page!
S.A.B.L.E. Sale Postponed
Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, we are sad to say, due to the continued threat of COVID-19 and the need to social distance, we must postpone the event until fall. We will announce new dates as soon as it is safe to do so. If you reserved a parking stall, we will be contacting you with options. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these uncharted waters.
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!