News to Use from RQ August 23rd
Posted by KJCB on August 23, 2018
As promised in last week's newsletter, we now have the My Happy Place quilt hanging at RQ! The sweet applique quilt is amazing in it's detail and it's definitely worth a visit to see in person. Additionally, we have four smaller projects that use the My Happy Place fabrics (arriving September/October) hanging in our classroom. Many thanks to fabric and pattern designer Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting for sending us the trunk show! On to the news...
Featured Future BOM
We've started taking sign-ups for BOM projects beginning in January 2019! The first quilt is Mrs. Miller's Apprentice by Pam Buda featuring her fabrics for Marcus. The quilt (featured above) finishes at approximately 77" x 89" across a 12 month program. Enjoy the diary entries of Mrs. Miller as she makes quilt blocks with her neighbor Ellie each month. The indigo blues and light colored background prints make for an irresistible combination. Our price includes approximately 18 yards of fabric for the quilt top and binding plus pattern. Sign-up today!
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. Angelfish Batiks by Timeless Treasures featured above.
What's New at RQ
We're adding a fabric designer to the RQ line-up this month! Welcome to Di Ford-Hall of Andover Fabrics. Her newest collection Windermere is now at RQ and ready for your shopping pleasure. Rosy pinks and cool teals are accented with mauves and yellows. Be sure to check out the floral bouquet square print that is available in rose or teal. In addition to yardage and fat quarters, we have fabric kits for the Windermere Kit (featured above) which finishes at approximately 64" square.
We've been promising it's arrival since the beginning of July and it's finally available for purchase! Jubilee by Amanda Murphy for Benartex in celebration of BERNINA's 125th Anniversary is the ultimate in elegant black and gold fabrics. Most prints feature a metallic or pearlescent highlight for that extra something special in your project! Featured in the bottom right square (above) is a sneak peek of BERNINA's 125th Anniversary Quilt designed by Amanda Murphy. There will be a quilt-along later this fall with Amanda on the We All Sew Blog featuring this quilt and fabrics. We have fabric kits available now and we will have the pattern booklet in stock soon (if you don't want to wait for the quilt-along!).
Bear with Me by Dear Stella Designs has arrived just in time for the upcoming winter "hibernation." This collection features not only bears, but foxes, wolves, and deer! The focus prints are balanced nicely with tiny heart coordinates by Wee Gallery. We have two quilt kits available including Stellar (featured above) by Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Mary Designs and Sublime by Swirly Girls.
BERNINA Trade In Trade Up Continues
Did You Know?
This weekend is the Summer's End Festival in Rossville. There's a parade, craft booths, a car show, fireworks, garage sales, student performances at the school, and food. Of course, the best reason to come visit is to stop at your favorite local quilt store :)