Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring into Quilting!

No one ever mentioned that accomplishing even the simplest tasks would be ten times more difficult with the continued strains of "MAMA" in the background. My springtime goal is to be better about posting!

Fabrics are arriving and they are so beautiful it's hard to know what project to start first! Mary Englebreit's Friends and Flowers has an adorable panel and we've also received the panel and corrdinates for Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar, one of Connor's favorites! The image below is the new Prarie Paisley by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson for moda - you may remember that they taught for us a few years ago! We have yardage, charm packs, layer cakes and fun accessories on the way. The new group Enduring Blooms from P&B is a beautiful black background with white lilly-like flowers and exceptional coordinates. See what I mean, where do I start!

Next Tuesday, 4/1, marks the official start of the 5th Annual State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop! Passports are available now at any participating shop so you can start planning your trip. A complete list of shops, prizes and driving directions is available on my website - just click on Shop Hop.

We hope you can join us for the next session of Stash Pot Pie on Tuesday 4/15 at 5:30. Get your stash pattern, pie recipe and more! If you're not already on the list, just give me a call so I have enough pie. Please bring two copies of your favorite pie recipe on 4/15 - one to swap and one for me to compile into a Stash Pot Pie Cookbook! $7 per session.
Stay after pie for the Bath Quilter's Group - slowly deciding on the focus of their group (if they really want one - I'm all for hanging out, personally). Next time, 4/15 from 6-8, two members have offered to show techniques that they know well. Have something fun to share, bring it along!

Hope to see you soon (and post even sooner next time)!
Happy Quilting


mflynn said...

Good job, Mama. I agree about the quilt group - keep it simple and just hang out. Maybe bring in something to work on by hand - like binding or applique or hand quilting. Love the picture of Connor and Tucker and, of course, Mirabelle. Peggy

Thundercat said...

Amanda, The quilt is beautiful, and the cat is devine