It's been a while! It's high time we introduce you to another talented member of our team AND add another Curated by Corn Wagon bundle to the collection! Have you met Lynette Christensen? If not, you should. She's the best! When she's not happily helping customers at the shop, you'll find her running our hemstitching machine with the pedal to the metal. That's right! She's the one who hemstitches your custom requests and prepares our hemstitched receiving blanket kits so they're ready for you to crochet. It takes a gentle hand to keep that machine humming and Lynette's got it! She also makes many of our beautiful samples on display. She's one talented gal and a great friend to boot.
While growing up in Monticello, Utah, Lynette remembers her grandmother hand quilting beautiful quilts. Her mother followed suit and so Lynette's appreciation for quilts began in her childhood. She credits her sister for really getting her into the art of quiltmaking about 25 years ago. "I really wanted to try quilting but didn't have the time. Then my sister said, ' Oh, we're not actually quilting -- we're collecting -- if the fabric turns into a quilt that's a whole different thing." She was hooked! Since then, Lynette guesses she's made over 100 quilts. She started with a kit from Corn Wagon! It was a more traditional quilt with Cabbage Rose fabrics by Robyn Pandolph. (Anybody have some of that in their stash? I do!) Now she finds herself dancing between traditional and modern styles, rarely from the same collection. Her grandmother's signature quilt was the Triple Irish Chain and they've become a favorite make for Lynette too. Her grandkids LOVE her quilts and that's great for Lynette since for her, it's all about the process -- not having the quilt -- so she gives most of them away to those close to her.
Lynette has put together a gorgeous fat quarter bundle that represents her style. Some of her favorite designers are from Art Gallery Fabrics and Ruby Star Society and this set of 13 includes a bit of both. It's another Lucky 13 in the Curated by Corn Wagon collection. We have a limited number of bundles available now at the shop for $45. Stop in and grab one for yourself and while you're here, be sure to say hi to Lynette!
I took a stroll through the Utah Quilt Show going on now at the Springville Museum of Art and, WOW, is that place ever full of wonderful quilts! It was so fun to recognize many of your names and experience the beauty of each masterpiece on display. Eight galleries on the main level feature this exhibition of 120 quilts made by some of the state's finest quilters. Be sure to visit before the show ends, Saturday September 23rd and pick up one of our coupons to use while you're in town. We're just two blocks down the road! Please note: the musem is closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.
The Corn Wagon Quilt Co. Sponsor's Choice Ribbon was awarded to Linda Childs of Alpine, Utah. She hand pieced and appliqued her beautiful Happy Birds quilt, showcasing a variety of different blocks made using 167 different fabrics in a pleasing color scheme. Her artistry is top notch! Congratulations, Linda!
"As you look closely and explore this rich exhibition, we hope you will not only gain a greater appreciation for the artistry of quilting, but that you will feel the love and sense of community that radiates from these quilter's creations."
Upcoming Sales & Events
Stuff-a-Bag Sale Tomorrow, July 29th!
Magic Word Monday
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.
FALL S.A.B.L.E. SALE
Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am to 3:00pm
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!