News to Use from RQ August 16th
Posted by KJCB on August 16, 2018
Many thanks to Heather and David of Crimson Tate for their fabulous presentation last weekend at Mill House Retreat Center! We had a great turnout and learned a lot about the design process from Heather. Thanks to those who were able to attend and soak up this knowledge!
On to the news...
Featured Future BOM
Here's another upcoming BOM project that will be available at RQ beginning in October! My Happy Place designed by Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting features her fabric collection of the same name for Contempo. This project features traditional piecing, applique, and some hand embroidery accents. My Happy Place will be available as a 6 month BOM or as a full kit. Taking sign-ups now! We will have the actual quilt in store next week for you to ooh and aaah over :)
RQ Turns 10: Beautiful Blooming Batik Bash in August
This month we're featuring one of my personal favorites...Batiks! Darks, lights, brights, neutrals, solids, and prints can all be found in batiks. These hand-dyed beauties often feature amazing shading and depth not found in cotton prints. Visit the Batik Category on the RQ website to see the collections that we have available. Sale includes in-stock batik yardage with 1/2 yard minimum cuts. This sale excludes any out of stock or preorder item as well as batiks that are in current/future BOM programs. Unicorn Batiks by Timeless Treasures featured above.
Dates to Remember in August: This month's RQ 10th Anniversary Canvas Tote Bag Day will be Wednesday, August 22nd when you can receive 10% off your purchase in store with your RQ Bag!
What's New at RQ
Now available at RQ is our second offering from the Ready, Set, Sew! program by Quilting Treasures. The O Christmas Tree throw quilt designed by Wendy Sheppard features QT Basics in this fun tree shaped project. The kit includes all fabrics for the 54" x 66" quilt top, binding, pattern, and Ready, Set, Sew! canvas tote bag. Class options may be available in September for interested participants.
Free Motion Fantasy by Amanda Murphy for Contempo is exploding with color! This collection was designed with free-motion quilting patterns in mind. See the pebbles, paisley, swirls, and more in the prints! The entire rainbow spectrum is represented with a few neutrals added for balance. We have the entire collection in stock as well as Strip-pies (2 1/2" wide strips). As always, Amanda has created stunning patterns that use her fabrics. At RQ we are kitting Make it 8 and Waterfall in a variety of colorways.
Christmas Memories by Sara Morgan for Washington Street Studios is another winter holiday collection available at RQ. The sku featured above is the focal piece of this traditional winter group that features Santa, cardinals, and musical compositions. Winter florals and holly sprig prints support this main piece.
BERNINA Trade In Trade Up Continues
Did You Know?
Tonga Treat Strips and Squares are the batik equivalent of jelly rolls and layer cakes from Timeless Treasures. In the past Treat Strips and Treat Squares each had 40 pieces; however, a new, smaller package is available. Tonga Treat Strip Jrs. have 20 - 2 1/2" strips which includes one strip of each fabric in a collection. Tonga Treat Shortcakes have 20 - 10" squares which includes one square of each fabric in a collection. Grab one or two to coordinate with your stash today!