Roam 2024 -- Where will your quilt journey take you this year?
Everyone's talking goals and resolutions. Whatever your aspirations for the new year are, we hope you get to sew more in 2024. Sounds a bit like a campaign slogan. Maybe we should make t-shirts and bumper stickers? Sew More 2024. I vote for that. Personally, I've decided to keep my resolution simple and just love more. I figure that lays the groundwork for improvement in all aspects of life; personal growth, relationships, health, and yes, even sewing. How so? I hope to put more genuine heart into my creative endeavors. I plan to give more of what I do and do more of what I love when it comes to my own quilt journey this year. We would love to hear about your sewing plans for 2024. What do you hope to learn, improve and finish in the coming months?
The Lighthearted quilt by Thimble Blossoms is truly infused with love. Designed by Camille Roskelley to be featured as part of Moda's Stitch Pink initiative to benefit breast cancer research and treatment.
From the designer: "What does it mean to be lighthearted? To me it means to be cheerful, full of love, and enjoying the simple things in life. Some of my favorite people have been lighthearted and full of hope, even in the middle of difficult treatments and challenging times. This collection is a tribute to them...."
I am so honored to be a part of Moda's Stitch Pink program. Too many women I love and adore have fought a battle with breast cancer over the years and watching them fight has been both inspiring and life changing. My hope with this collection is that we can do a lot of good through raising funds for important services and research as well as encouraging those in the middle of treatment. We love you and we are cheering you on."
This pretty quilt, now on display at the shop, was pieced by Natalie Smith and quilted by Tonya Colbert. It's available in-store and online as a boxed kit that includes the pattern and yardage for piecing the 84" x 84" quilt top and binding for $179.99.
While we're on the subject of love... How adorable is this My Valentine collection by Echo Park for Riley Blake Designs? Those little bouquets wrapped in newsprint are enough to win your heart. There's a super cute 36" x 42" panel that goes along too! Find yardage online here or in-store. It's going fast!
Saturday Sampler Begins Next Week!
Are you ready to begin another exciting Saturday Sampler Mystery Quilt? We are! Pick up for the first kit will begin next Saturday, January 13th and the first YouTube tutorial will be available to get you started. Haven't signed up yet? Well, you're in luck! We have just a few spots available. Read the rules and register online here or pop into the shop and one of our team members can answer your questions, show you the fabric bundle and sample block and sign you up! It's going to be a fabulous way to try new techniques, learn new skills and have fun along the way.
About that quilt journey... Roam is a new block -- or should I say round -- of the month by Tara Faughnan. I've already signed up! Have you? I've never made a quilt like this and I'm excited to learn a few things from Tara's super helpful video tutorials (free access provided with your Roam BOM subscription). Won't it be fun to watch this quilt grow from the center star, outward, border by border? Come see this striking quilt made by Josh Fernelius and quilted by Dorene Cole on display now at the shop! I love working with these Artisan Cottons by Windham Fabrics and Tara's unique color palette is show stopping. So let's do this! Let's Roam together and see where our quilt journey takes us this year.
Upcoming Sales & Events
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.
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!