Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The end of teaching any class is bittersweet, but the end of a beginning quilting class is particularly so. It takes a while to learn to make a lap-robe-sized quilt, and over the 5 weeks, everyone bonds. Our London Crossroads class ended this week, and we will all miss each other. The (almost) finished quilts were lovely. As usual, the photos cannot do the quilts justice, but photos will have to do. Take a look.

Here is Kate's Christmas quilt. She chose a Hoffman print with cardinals as the focal fabric. She went so far as to fussy-cut all the large patches to position the birds front and center. She had metallics in almost all the fabrics, which made it a fancy quilt:

Next is Meral's quilt. She chose subtle, warm browns and creams, with a Kona Bay piece as her focal fabric:

And Kim loves flowers and blue, which made this piece from Moda just perfect for her. Do you love the red strips?

We'll have a daytime version of the London Crossroads class in our next newsletter. If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Okay, folks. We're down to the wire. Two shopping days left. If you're still trying to figure out what to get knitters or quilters, let's just make it easy:

Gift certificates: Fast. Reliable. Always right. Always welcome.

We're open Christmas Eve our usual hours, 10:00-5:30. Please stop by!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Another couple of small-gift ideas:

Knit Wash:

Or Quilt Soap:

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Starting to feel stressed about the holidays? Here's a super-quick present.

Anyone can make a cozy throw in about 10 minutes--even little kids. Here's the recipe: Buy one of our fine-art fleece panels. Trim the bottom and top edges off. Snip into them on the ends and make fringe. Wrap and serve!