With more snow than usual here in Utah,the signs of spring seem few and far between. Spring Equinox has come and gone but the snowflakes are still falling. While the skier in me rejoices, my green thumb is itching for gardening weather. It's all a bit confusing. Good thing quilting is an all-season sport. I have noticed a few hints of spring (between blizzards), for example, more daylight (between the storm clouds), my iris's are popping (between mounds of snow), Spring Break beckons (anyone up for a trip down south?) and before we know it, the big bunny will be here (already?)! Alas, some may wonder if spring will ever arrive here in Utah. And the answer may be, "When Pigs Fly..."
If I told you we have a quilt titled Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs, would it give you hope? It should! It's packed with joyful thoughts that unfold like the pages of a book. A playful work of art full of folk art charm, Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs is another wonderful creation by Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched.
"Who would have thought a pig could fly? Just watch me try said the pig in the sky."
Combining a lovely linen background with hand-dyed, felted wool applique and stitchery, it's the perfect project for any hand sewing enthusiast! Our kits include the pattern, and all fabrics required for appliqueing and piecing a 51" x 53" quilt top. To add a little extra color and whimsy, we chose to sash and border this darling quilt in one of four fabric combinations available, also by Hatched and Patched.
The wonderful quilt you see here was hand-appliqued, hand-embroidered and pieced by Marianne Micheals. Custom machine quilting by Ramona Sorensen. You really must appreciate it in person so put on that winter coat and swing by for a look at what's new for spring!
NOTE: APRIL SATURDAY SAMPLER The 2nd Saturday in April happens to fall on Easter Saturday. We will still have April's kits ready to pick up beginning that day (Saturday, April 8th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and as usual, we will allow a one week window for you to bring in your finished blocks to receive this month's kit free. It comes around quickly this month so be sure to get those blocks finished up!
Hopping into Easter like... the Special Delivery wool mat by Jerome Thomas. It's just what the bunny ordered; a perfect little project to keep your hands busy while waiting for warmer weather to arrive. We have kits for this cutie online and in-store for $29.99 that include the pattern, hand-dyed wool for applique, wool for background and button for the eye. We especially love the effect of the three-dimensional Forget-Me-Nots. Stitched by Marianne Michaels. Sing a song of springtime while stitching up one of "The Littles" by Amy McClellan of Under the Garden Moon. They're the sweetest little needle keepers you've ever seen! Choose from the Beehive, Bird, Bunny or Lamb kit or pick up all four kits and make some for your friends! Kits include fabric for the cover, felted wool for inside page, interfacing and seed beads. Threads and pattern sold separately. Pattern includes instructions for all four needle book styles.
...and if you're looking for the freshest fabrics for spring, check out the Hippity Hop collection by QT Fabrics. Those carrots! Ideal for Easter but great for any springtime sewing you may have in mind. Wouldn't it make an adorable baby quilt? HAPPY SPRING TO YOU!
Upcoming Sales & Events Magic Word Monday This Monday's Magic Word is "SPRING"Enter the magic word as a coupon code online 04/03/23 to receive 20% off all 108" WIDE BACKING FABRICS! Local customers can repeat the Magic Word at the register on Magic Word Monday and show that you follow us on social media for the same great deal!Some exclusions may apply. Cannot be combined with other offers. We will not hold items or pre-cut yardage for this special offer.
Handwork Club Every Tuesday, 10:00am - Noon This delightful weekly club is for anyone who would like to work on a hand stitching project while learning new hand stitching skills. It's a great chance to finish our own projects and relax with a fun gathering of sewing friends. No fee to attend. Simply come and join us!
Wrong Price Wednesday! Every Wednesday our pre-cut fat quarters are only $3.00! Regular Price $3.75.
Time Out at the Wagon(Open Sew) Every Wednesday, 10:00am to 4:00pm Put yourself in Time Out at the Wagon in our School House located directly behind the quilt shop! At times we all need time out from housework, phone calls, and everyday responsibilities. Bring your current sewing project to “Time Out at the Wagon” and do just that. Marsha is looking forward to being in Time Out and hopes lots of you will join her.
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.