The longest nights are upon us. Good thing this is also the season of twinkling lights, and glowing candles. There is a quiet comfort in staying in and curling up under a comfy quilt, or sharing time with family and friends and some good food. I will be travelling to my family for Christmas and so we will close at 3 on the 24th, and re open for regular business on the 27th. If you are still in need of a gift or two, We can write out gift certificates for any of our classes on demand. If you take the workshop with your dear one it is not only a gift for that day, but a shared experience and keepsake project that will bring happy memories for many years.
I wanted also to share with you the before and after of a project I have finished working. on. This lovely dresden plate quilt came in with a single spot of damage. She acted quickly and brought it to me right away and I was able to find a suitable fabric and make the repair in a comparative blink of the eye. But it wont be here in the shoppe
for long so I got some photos of the interesting points to share with you. It is quilted simply with large parallel chevrons, and those lines are crossed in the borders creating diamonds. It also has a very well done knife edge. You don’t see this very often because it is quite fussy to do and a binding is actually a more secure finish. The knife edge is sometimes chosen to eliminate the bulk at the edge that a binding would cause, for aesthetic means, or on a reversible wholecloth in the Welsh tradition.
Don’t forget that the gift bag promotion is still on, purchase any fat quarter and get a yard of ribbon and instructions for the fabric gift bag. Through Dec 24. Hope you all have a Peaceful Holiday.