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Tula Pink Nebula Kit Pre-Sale!

This kit has limited availability, when they’re gone they are GONE!
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Monday Minutes Vol 1 No 23 Tula Pink Nebula Kit Pre-Sale
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Volume 1 No. 23

New Fabrics

Colour Brush from Stof Fabrics
Colour Brush fabrics
Sea All The Good Things from Stof Fabrics
Sea All The Good Things Fish
See All The Good Things Reef
See All The Good Things Jellies
Sea All The Good Things Kelp
Sea All The Good Things Urchin Purple
Sea All The Good Things Urchin Blue
Picholine designed by Amy Reber for Clothworks
Picholine 1
Picholine 3
Dappled designed by Cedar West for Clothworks
Dappled 1
Dappled 2
Just What I Wanted designed by Anita Jeram for Clothworks
Just What I Wanted Christmas Scenes
Just What I Wanted Ribbon Stripe
Just What I Wanted Starry Night
Just What I Wanted Mouse Play
Moroccan Red designed by Barb Tourtillotte for Henry Glass
Moroccan Red Abstract Dotted Stripe
Moroccan Red Funky Flowers Patchwork
Moroccan Red Patchwork Stripes B/W

Online Classes

Design Essentials 1 via Zoom with Lorraine Torrence

7 Sessions: Sept 19, 2020 - Mar 20, 2021


Join this in-depth Design Series to learn all about the most essential Design Principles and Elements!

You will be doing an exercise each month to learn about one or more principles and elements which will give you an enlightening insight into the tools to make your quilts sing. Share your exercise during the next month's class where fellow classmates will engage in a critique session that will help unravel the understanding of design..and yes, you will learn how to critique each other's exercises! We will have exercises on value, balance, color, the illusion of depth, scale, and more. You will have an edge on making your quilts better if you take this class!

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Design Essentials 2 & 3 via Zoom with Lorraine Torrence

7 Sessions: Sept 20, 2020 - Mar 21, 2021

 

This is a combined Design 2 and 3 class, in which the Design 2 students will be doing exercises from assignments in Sources and Inspiration. As in Design 1, the exercises will be given at the end of each class for the next class which will be critique sessions of the last month's assignment. You will be sent the first assignment a month before the class begins, so register early! Design 3 students will work in a series of their own making and use the classes for the critique of ongoing work. In all exercises and work for both Design 2 and Design 3 students, encouragement in being mindful of past learning from previous exercises is stressed. These two classes both have a prerequisite of the Design Series class before.

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Remember our new Saturday hours!

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Current Blue Bar Quilts Hours


Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, Noon – 5:00 PM

#GrungeContest2020 Entry in the Shop! Blue Bar Quilts

We have an entry for the Moda Grunge Contest!

It's hanging in the shop now, designed, pieced and quilted by Jill Dow of JD’s Custom Quilts. Jill pieced and quilted her original colored pencil design.

Jill Dow #GrungeContest2020 Entry - Front
Jill Dow #GrungeContest2020 Entry - Back

If another entry is turned in at the shop we will open up voting for the viewer’s favorites. The entry with the most votes will be our shop submission to Moda Fabrics to compete with winning quilts from all participating shops.

Good luck, Jill!

Social Justice Sewing Academy

I am looking with hope to the future and believe that following the lead of our youth will bring progress. Have you heard about Social Justice Sewing Academy? Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change. Many of their young artists make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories, and these quilt blocks are then sent to volunteers around the world to embellish and embroider before being sewn together into quilts to be displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country.

This year the SJS Academy is excited to launch their 2020 Block of the Month Pattern Series! On the first of each month, they share a FREE pattern or two of a finished block that is inspired by art that youth made in SJSA workshops. Each pattern is designed by a unique quilter, adding their own personal style to each pattern while still encompassing the original youth art ideas or theme for the month. At the end of the year, participants will have the chance to piece these 20 blocks together and make a quilt representing a snapshot of youth inspired SJSA artwork!

For more information on the SJSA and how you can participate in their mission please visit their website: sjsacademy.com.
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Updates on sewing and using fabric face masks

Refer to our COVID-19 Mask FAQ for patterns, articles and information about mask making.
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Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge!

The Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge is a juried and judged quilt challenge sponsored by FreeSpirit Fabrics and Aurifil.

What Is The Purpose?

The challenge encourages quilters to pay tribute to what drives the quilter/sewist/maker to create with their hands, through the creation of a 60” x 60” quilt featuring 80% of the new Tula Pink HomeMade fabrics and using Aurifil threads. The jury, including Tula Pink, will select 12 quilts that speak to the glory, attitude and beauty that comes from the privilege of saying “Hey, I made that.” The 12 selected quilts will have the chance to be part of the HomeMade Challenge exhibit at the Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX in October 2020, and the opportunity to win over $10,000 in prizes!

How Does It Work?

Quilters can submit up to two pieces to their local US or Canada quilt shop. The quilt shop will then select one entrant/quilter to submit to the jury.

For complete contest rules, click here.

To view the online entry form and submit your entrant/quilter*, click here.
Entry deadline: All completed and signed entry forms and images must be sent to arrive no later than SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 to FreeSpirit Fabrics. (Note that this is a receive-by deadline.)
Tula Pink explains HomeMade designs

#GrungeContest2020

2020 Grunge Contest by ModaFabrics

I am so thankful for your continued business. This international health crisis is going to be a rough patch for so many small businesses and that worries me for all of us in that boat. On the other hand, it has heartened me to see how local communities have rallied in support of their friends and neighbors. May we all remain united in the face of adversity and come through this healthy and happy.


Take care my friends!
💙💛❤️Gael

Store Hours:

 

We are open for in-store shopping Monday – Friday, 10AM – 3PM, Saturday, Noon – 5PM; and Appointment Shopping Mondays & Fridays, with 45 minute appointments @ 3PM, 4PM and 5PM. Must call ahead to reserve.
Please note these requirements for entry:
  • Limit 5 customers in the shop at a time
  • Masks are required for all, no exceptions
  • Social distancing of 6', please be aware
  • Please, only stay as long as needed to make your purchase
You can shop online, 24/7, or if you'd rather order by phone, we'll be here Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, and Saturday, Noon – 5pm to take your call. Orders can be picked up curbside or shipped via USPS. Just specify your preference at checkout!

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(608) 284-9299


 
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