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Yippee! Summer’s here!
It’s hard to believe that the year is half over and that summer is here, especially with the cold North wind blowing. Christmas and fall fabrics are starting to make their annual appearance reminding us that summer is short lived and that fall will just be around the corner. I may be spending more time in the garden but I will still find time to enjoy my sewing all summer long.
Kate, Kathy, Rosy and I headed off to International Quilt Market in May and had way too much fun. We found some great new products which I brought back with me and other things have been slowly dribbling into the store.
My favorite new product is a silicone oven mitt that you make a quilted fabric insert for. The silicone overlay protects your hand and the fabric from getting burned making your mitt last a lot longer than making a standard quilted mitt. Once you have made up the pattern you can buy just the silicone overlays to make gifts for all the special people in your life.
We also found some great new quilting gloves. Swan Amity put some serious thought into the design of these gloves. They have padded palms so that you don’t have to push your hands flat, suede fabric that breathes as well as grips, and the last 2 fingers are missing so that your hands can breathe. I wore a pair the other day and forgot I had them on!
Other items include some fun new gift items like credit card cases, magnetic pocket pads, new purse patterns, new strip patterns and a great collection of patterns for making soft toys like cats and seahorses.
Row by Row Sew Musical has started for the summer. Our pattern “Musical Seashells” is available free to pick up only in store until September 4th. After September 4th the pattern will no longer be free. We also have kits available to purchase which contains all the fabric to make the block. We cannot mail the pattern until after September 4th. The first person who completes a quilt using at least 8 different 2018 Row by Row patterns and turns them into a shop, wins a tower of 25 fat quarters. Quilts may only t he turned into one shop for prizes. We also have license plates, fun size license plates, charms and pins with this year’s logo.
Join us in Newport, August 3rd & 4th for their annual show held at the Rec Center. This show always has a nice variety of quilts on display and lots of fun vendors to shop at.
Crescent City will be holding their show August 18th and 19th at the Del Norte Fairgrounds. They only hold their show every other year, so if you miss it this year, you’ll have to wait until 2020 to see it again.
Other Important Items
We will be open regular hours Labor Day weekend including the holiday on Monday. Our regular store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays to 12 pm to 4 pm. Our online store is always open at www.forget-me-knots.net.