I had so much fun checking out everyone’s progress during Jacquie Gering’s all-day Slice and Insert Improv quilting workshop this week.
Every month at Patchwork Society, we learn new quilting/patchwork techniques and sew together! Our handbook is Modern Blocks compiled by Suzanne Woods. This month we made the block Four Acres (on page 68) to add to our quilt sampler. In addition to this, every month we take a spin on this block and use it in a fun project piece…this month’s is this fabulous apron! — READ MORE —
Please join us for a little special celebration of International Quilt Market (a wholesale-only show in PDX next weekend) and all the amazing new designs it brings to the sewing and quilting community. While this show is not for retail shopping, it is where many of the finest fabric and sewing shops go to shop, so it brings designers, teachers and vendors from all around the globe to our lovely city.
Doesn’t your machine (or your Mom’s) deserve a day at the spa? Take advantage of a great deal for machine service going on all May! You can save $30 on a Clean, Oil and Adjust! What a great way to tell your dear mother how much you love her! Sneak her sewing machine in this month and surprise her by returning it freshly cleaned!
I don’t know about you, but I needed to spruce up my summer wardrobe! I hate those days when you stare into your closet and feel like everything is old and tired. Summer is the perfect season to whip out some seriously cute and seriously easy pieces to make your closet a little more appealing.
We are really looking forward to having Jacquie Gering guest teach at the shop on May 15th! She will be in town for Quilt Market, so we’ve snagged her to teach a Wednesday Workshop while she’s in Portland.
While I do want to show you the iron cord holders, I also just wanted to share what’s been going on at the store today. There’s always so much activity–sewing, creating, open sewists–I feel sometimes like we’re brimming!
Have you ever learned a new skill and loved it so much you didn’t want to stop? That’s how I feel about quilting! Once I learned the basics I was constantly on the search for projects that I could easily sew and quilt. There really are so many options: tea cozies, place mats, trivets, potholders, table runners, and oh so much more!
Cheryl Arkison, a Canadian-based quilt designer, will be in town for Quilt Market and will be guest-teaching at Modern Domestic on Saturday, May 18th. Her first book, co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg, is called Sunday Morning Quilts, and we are pleased to carry it in the shop! Her second book, A Month of Sundays, will be published in July 2013.
When it came to start carrying a full line of batting sizes, there was only one brand I knew we needed–Quilters Dream Batting. And now we have it in stock!