Can’t believe it’s another Friday already. Feels like time goes on forever and then I wake up and another week is gone, just like that. But slowly things are opening back up. Phase one reopening means that you are allowed to come inside my shoppe with proper precautions. – Yes this means masks. I may or may not have them available. As more things open and people are out more the need by the general public will still be strong. If you have not checked out my videos on You Tube, please do so and subscribe so that you will be notified when I post new ones. So far I have safe rotary cutting, Mask making, ( that needs no interfacing or elastic since both those things are scarce ) and the first two parts of Learning to Quilt in quarantine. That one is a double nine patch made into a pillow or a small wall hanging. The last part is coming soon and will be on how to take the 18 inch block and make it a basic pillow.
We have strip sets of 2 1/2 inch x Width of Fabric for sale that are perfect for this project. Our sets are scrappy but coordinated. We can also set you up with everything else you need for the Quilting in Quarantine project. Good scissors, fabric markers, templates, needles and threads, even lighted needle threaders if you need. Of course we have fabric for masks too.
In these crazy times, hand sewing is calming and gives a sense of purpose to the time in isolation. Even as things open up again slowly, the anxiety eats at many people. Working with lovely colors and doing something tactile and rhythmic has been proven time and again to help. There is also a sense of purpose and meaning to making something real and useful with ones hands. I highly suggest you try it, and even better get the nieces and nephews or grandkids online with you and share a project like this.
Two last mentions, I am still taking registrations for the new BOM, set to start as a private live video and curbside pickup or mailing in July. And Second, I have revamped the Quilter’s Trek since the response to the block I posted last week was underwhelming. The basic block is the same, the strip set is the same, just moved two of the fabric positions, and put the yellow on the outside edge instead of the center. I will be taking better photos for the website and media. This used to be Row by Row, but there are a few changes due to current circumstances, you will still have to come in to get the free pattern but they are allowing mail orders of the kits. If you know you will want one let me know so I can prep enough of them. If we are allowed over the summer I will probably offer a workshop too. I love piecing this pattern. Did I mention that you can use the templates from Alaska if you have those. Lets hope that we can soon return to classes in person.
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