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Hello, Everyone! 

Well, here we are again! Ready for another middle of the night rain event to pop up over us and cause a lot of noise. Makes it difficult to get a good night's rest! The last couple have been quite a challenge for areas around us! Hopefully tonight's decides to be a short gentle rain without all the rumblings and grumblings! With the weather, I just keep my machine unplugged. No sense in having to turn her on and have issues that could've been prevented. Especially when my #2 is at the doctor awaiting a part... At least my #3 gets a good workout from everybody except me on Sundays. Not that I'm complaining, I just happen to find myself quite busy on Sundays with customers and website orders! It's all good!! I still may have to go to work on my days off just to get away from my "squirrel" moments at home, of which happen to be nowhere near my sewing room. Mama needs a retreat!! September is coming too fast, but not fast enough. Ugh! 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...Tomorrow, July 10th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

July 12th~ Luke/Jim will be here for Machine Service 

July 15th-27th~ 12 Days of Christmas in July Sale!! Specials will be posted in the store the day of and will only be good on in-store purchases. Don't worry, we will make it worth the drive!! 

July 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

July 31st~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. You can easily catch up with the previous month's patterns, and join anytime!! 

August 14th~ Top Your Table Club 

August 21st~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

August 28th~ DQC 

August 29th-31st~ Our 13th Anniversary! Details to come... (& Barb's birthday!) 

New into the shop... (pictured above) New Mega Star kits are ready to go and the sample is in the works!!
Hearthside Holiday
New into the shop are a few brushed pieces from Deb Strain's holiday line for Moda along with some regular charm packs! My wheels are a turning... but my squirrels are going nuts! 


Winter Village
And Basic Grey never fails to promote their fabrics with wonderful projects! So much so, that I remember wanting to sew this pattern with one of their previous lines, so I grabbed in the Moda made kits!! Now's my chance... I may need a blizzard. ;-) Or a peanut buster parfait...!! 






























Cuddle
Ooh, and I've seen samples made out of this Shannon sherpa! So I made one for the shop!! It's so soft and cuddly! Be looking for other colors than the sand and charcoal in the shop soon!! And they also came out with new colors of the 90" wide Cuddle so we are fully stocked, for the moment... 

























































Timeless Treasures Holiday
And last but not least, great additions to our metallic holiday section! 'Tis the season to be getting ready for the holidays!! 


Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie


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Hello, Everyone! 

Back in action! I went MIA for a couple of days (well, not really... they knew where I was), just off retreating for our friends in Richardton. A great place to retreat if you ever get the chance! The views are spectacular. I couldn't help myself watching the clouds and the beauty outside this weekend. It's different not to be trekking through the snow! But I'll get over it... 

Retreats are usually a chance for me to crank out my last minute projects. Of which are plentiful... I need a retreat twice a month all year long!! No one to make meals for, or worry about the unfinished pile of laundry or dirty dishes that no one wants to deal with, and you can go to bed and get up in the morning anytime you wish!! I have learned early to bed, early to rise is my friend. That way I don't have to play catch up when I get back to the real world. I know, retreats can feel a burden as you haul everything (and the kitchen sink...have trailer will haul) and barely touch the three totes full of projects. But, maybe that one retreat, you dive right in and you are on fire! Projects crossed off your list and get shifted over to the "to be quilted" pile. It's the best! Right, ladies?? This weekend, I observed several "on fire" moments for others and truly appreciated their victories. Quilt retreats are a wonderful bond that I'm privileged to be a part of in our "pieced" community, as each retreat connects me with new and familiar faces! Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your journey! 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...Tomorrow, June 26th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. You can easily catch up with the previous month's patterns, and join anytime!! 

July 4th~ We will be CLOSED. Have a safe holiday! 

July 10th~ Top Your Table Club- Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

July 12th~ Luke/Jim will be here for Machine Service 

July 15th-27th~ 12 Days of Christmas in July!! 

July 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

July 31st~ DQC 

New into the shop... 























Holiday Flourish 11
And the saga continues... Robert Kaufman amazes me every year turning out spectacular pieces of Christmas metallics!! And if you have been hoarding a particular colorway stash of them over the years... Bonus! 







Linen Closet
For some reason, backgrounds are being hunted down! Some days it's difficult to find a large quantity for those bed-size projects. Not to worry, we are replenishing them!! This group is from Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs for Henry Glass and may fill your project possibilities! 






Frosting
And with the white tone-on-tones flying out the door... Here are some new arrivals from Timeless Treasures! (Sorry, they don't show up well in the pictures, but are great in person!) 















Flaky Snow Pals
And last but not least, a sweet group of snowmen from ADORNit! I'm not sure I'm ready for the snow, but you can sure bring on the snow cones!!! 



Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie

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Hello, Everyone! 

How's everyone's Summer going so far? All I can say is the struggle is real... stay inside and quilt/catch up on shop stuff or go outside and pull weeds/plant flowers. Sorry, guys. When the sun is shining and the wind is down, I'm found meandering around the yard in the flowerbeds and gardens cleaning up the weeds so I can see the blooms and plants. Life's simple pleasures for me. Mindless. Enjoying the great outdoors. Which is where I'm heading to plug in a few more perennials as soon as I get this done. ;-) Kinda wish the rain continued the rest of the day, so I didn't feel so guilty being indoors... 

At the shop we continue to get in new fabrics and notions and patterns, and are cranking out new samples to showcase the fabrics we have. I wish I could sew something with every piece of fabric that comes through the door. Some day I will have a better method to achieve this. For now, getting everything online and keeping up with quilt club seem to be my short term goals for each month. 

On a side note, Grandma Jean is doing well and recovering slowly at my Mom's. She's getting pretty tired of watching sports on the tv with no sound and closed captioning, though. Seems to be my Dad's life... sports and naps. Ugh! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers!! Now to switch gears and celebrate my in-law's 50th Anniversary this weekend! We had our 25th this February, I hope we are able to see our 50th some day!! 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...Tomorrow, June 12th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

June 13th~ National Sewing Machine Day!! Let's Go Quilting!! 

June 14th- Luke will be here for machine service. 

June 17th~ Happy Father's Day!! We are open if you need a road trip that ends with getting him a Free ice cream (I think sundae) at the Hi-Way Drive Inn!! 

June 19th~ Carrington Quilt Guild- We will be meeting at Rosa's this month!! Yum!! 

June 21st~ Happy First Day of Summer!! And you know what that means... Row by Row 2018 officially begins! Stop in and see our row! Don't know what Row By Row is all about? Check out the guidelines at Row By Row Experience 2018!! 

June 26th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. You can easily catch up with the previous month's patterns, and join anytime!! 

July 4th~ We will be CLOSED. Have a safe holiday! 

July 10th~ Top Your Table Club 

July 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

July 31st~ DQC 

New into the shop... (above) A new panel featuring one of my favorite places... and from the new Stonehenge Stars & Stripes from Norcott. 
Believe
Christmas is rolling in... New in to the shop are a lovely group from Janet Rae Nesbitt from Henry Glass. This border print is huge! I have a plan... but I may need to find a smaller plan... 


Butter Churn Basics
We have fallen in love with Kim Diehl's fabrics! So I have begun the trickle of her basics into the shop. There is a wonderful group arriving in September and some wide backs coming somewhere in between... 


Home For Christmas
Such a simple sentiment with a wonderful group from Dan DiPaolo from Clothworks. I love his work and his fabrics! This sweet group will surely find their way into a lovely project! Just hope I can get all of these ideas done before Christmas in July...!! 


Maplewood
What a gorgeous group from Northcott! We already have one of a couple of projects in the works from the Scarlet colorway! So simple, but such a big impact with the ombre effect of these pieces!! 




Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie



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Hello, Everyone! 

Whew! How about that transition into full-blown Summer?? I'm loving every minute, when I get the chance... I had to take a few unexpected days here and there to help my Mom out with my Grandma Jean. Prayers all around would be greatly appreciated to get her through the next few weeks! It's very hard to see someone so independent to have to be dependent upon anyone. Mom and I had quite the chuckle when we explained to Grandma that she can't be lifting anything heavy with 2 torn rotator cuffs (one recent and one from awhile back), and she was questioning how in the world she was going to rotate/flip her mattress each week when she changed her sheets... Oh, Grandma. At 91 and still on her own, up until Megan's graduation weekend. She is staying with my Mom for awhile until she can be strong enough to be back in her apartment once again. My Grandpa would have turned 99 last week and has been gone for 32 years. Oh how things have changed since then. I'm forever grateful she is still here to be the matriarch of our family and sets the bar so high, and I'm proud to carry on the chain of strong women in our family!

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...Tomorrow, May 29th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. 

June 1st~ Blue Light Special Day! Once again we are having a special day to celebrate our Bev's birthday!! (She loves blue, hence the blue light special...) Stop in and check out the sale! 

June 7th~ Luke will be here for machine service! 

June 12th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

June 13th~ National Sewing Machine Day!! Let's Sew!! 

June 17th~ Happy Father's Day!! 

June 19th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

June 21st~ Happy First Day of Summer!! And you know what that means... Row by Row 2018 officially begins! Stop in and see our row! Don't know what it's all about? Check out the guidelines at Row By Row Experience 2018!! 

June 26th~ DQC 

July 4th~ We will be CLOSED. Have a safe holiday! 

July 12th~ Top Your Table Club 

July 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

July 31st~ DQC 

New into the shop... (above) new totes, socks & floor mats from Moda- they are found in our Gifts section! 

Color Cuts Dessert Rolls
New in to the shop are a lovely group of Dessert Rolls (5" strips) from Moda in such pretty colors! Buy more than one in each color or a six-pack of assorted!! 

Also in are new Prisma Dyes and Batiks from Robert Kaufman! 


Once Upon A Memory
So, I guess 'tis the season... for Christmas/Winter to pour back into the shop! These beauties are from Holly Taylor for Moda. Now's the time to get your selection!! I'm finding it harder to be able to reorder some of the newer fabrics as they seem to not be restocking once the first batch hits the stores, especially with Moda. 


Swell Christmas
This long-awaited group from Urban Chiks for Moda has also found room on our shelves! It's amazing what the designers put out there to stir up anticipation with the public... I'm currently happy with the selections I picked when buying from the reps! This sweet group also has a kit available with a huge appliqued Santa on the top of a log cabin background, and we have it at the shop! It's been in our inventory for a day, and I am down 2 kits! Just saying... 


Return To Winter's Lane
I loved the first round of Winter's Lane once upon a time... And I'm loving the Return version even more! I've seen several patterns using Kate & Birdie's Paper Co. fabrics and may have to nail one down before Christmas in July! 




Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie



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Hello, Everyone! 

Come on Spring! Summer is nipping at it's heels... My lilacs are just now budding out! I LOVE lilacs! Or flowers of any kind for that matter. I've found that walking out on the road you may be blown in the ditch most days, so I have been walking the perimeter of my yard. Today I noticed it was time to mow!! Sounds like there are many nasty ticks already out and mowing makes me feel like I put up a barrier of short grass that they don't prefer. I know, it's generally not the case but I can walk and see the gopher holes Jake has been digging out too. 

I'm in need of getting organized for the Metro Quilt Expo in Fargo this weekend! It's going to be a wild one!! Megan graduates from NDSU on Saturday as well and we get to haul a few things home- and her- for the time being! She finished her last final today and I think it's sinking in that she might actually miss school. I guess we will see what the future holds from here... I have a feeling my world is going to get tipped upside down! Having both kids back home will be the end of out empty nest!! You may be seeing more of me at work...(wink-wink) 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...May 8th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

May 10th~ Luke will be here for machine service! 

May 11th-12th~ Metro Quilt Expo in Fargo! Come and check out all the "new" we have been working on!! 

May 13th~ Mother's Day- We will be CLOSED. 

May 15th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

May 28th~ Memorial Day 

May 29th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. 

New into the shop... 
Well Said
New in to the shop are a lovely group by Sandy Gervais from Moda! I love the refreshing Summer colors with this one!! Bring on some Summer! 


Majestic Outdoors 2
Outdoor fabrics are constantly changing in the shop. They come in and go out! Here are a couple of new panels I found from AdornIt to go with some of our prints! 


Vintage Holiday
Oh, and I'm sure no one is ready for the Christmas fabrics to arrive for the year... So I kept the first group bright and cheery with a lovely group from Bonnie & Camille for Moda! Precuts and a fabulous kit are also new to the shop! I love how there is only a couple of pieces that are technical Christmas prints and you can meld these guys with their other fabrics!! 


Cuddle 
And last but not least... several new prints of Shannon Cuddle have found their way into the shop! You know you can never have enough... oh, maybe that was me! I'm thinking of pairing this adorable print with the grey sherpa we have in stock! 



Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie



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Hello, Everyone! 

What a difference a week makes!! The picture is from Wednesday (top), Friday (middle), and Sunday (bottom). Last week, covered in snow and today I have the windows open!! We even had a visitor yesterday morning!! Now for a little rain to wash the dirt and grime off everything! Soon enough the flowerbeds will be without snow and dried out, so I'd better make the most of each day inside... Windows are getting cleaned with screens going on, bindings are getting done, meals are being made, dishes are being kept up with, laundry is done, ... Hmm, it must be Spring because I'm loving the guys being out of the house all day!! I also am way more efficient in an empty house and a day full of sunshine surely helps! Can you tell it's been too long of a Winter?? 

At the shop, our elves are assembling new samples for the Metro Quilt Expo! And I hear it's like Christmas at the shop today... I guess I did place a few orders last week to restock, and found several NEW things to bring into the shop! Hopefully I can get everything put away before Quilt Club tomorrow night... Note to self- I need to have a bit more arrival time awareness on my orders. 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...April 24th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! You can join at any time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. This month we will feature Mini Cooper! 

May 8th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

May 10th~ Luke will be here for machine service! 

May 11th-12th~ Metro Quilt Expo in Fargo! 

May 13th~ Mother's Day- We will be CLOSED. 

May 15th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

May 28th~ Memorial Day 

May 29th~ DQC 

New into the shop... 
Regency Blues
New in to the shop are several pieces from Christopher Wilson Tate for Moda! The precuts aren't here yet, but are sure to be here soon!! 


Tim Holtz Provisions
Tim Holtz has a completely different feel to his fabric designs, and his basic Provisions are no exception! They remind me of what I throw into the wash after a day of working on machinery around here!! Amazing how the weathered pieces go really well with his prints!! 


Tim Holtz 108" Wide Backs
And I knew we had to have some of their wide backs as well!! They are not just for backings! Need a huge chunk for a background? These 108" wide pieces fit the bill!! Just need to alter your yardage a little bit, figure it by a 42" cut vs. the 36" (yard) because one 42" cut would be like 3 yards of regular fabric! 































Cuddle 
And last but not least... several new prints of Shannon Cuddle have found their way into the shop! 


Have a great week!! 
Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie