Dear Quilting Friends,
Summer has finally officially arrived and the outdoors beckons. We certainly don’t want to miss out on all the fun summer activities but the heat of the afternoon is still a great to time retreat to your sewing room for relaxation and quality sewing time. Think out of the box and try a new technique or play with either the cool or sizzling colors of summer to stretch your creativity and create a new look.
Summer is also a wonderful time to visit quilt shows and community events. Threads of Tradition will be vending at the Kaleidoscope Quilt Show at Lourdes College in Sylvania on July 15-16. Sponsored by the Glass City Quilt Commission, this show features quality quilts by regional artists as well shopping opportunities provided by many area quilt shops. Be sure to stop by our vendor’s booth to see our latest samples—we’ve been playing with fun fabric lately and will bring the quilt tops to show you. We’ll have kits or precuts for most of the quilts as well as great notions and gift items and I’m sure there will be something that piques your interest!
Also on July 15-16, join us at Sauder Village for the annual Preserving Our Memories event and learn lots of fun, easy and exciting ways to preserve and tell your family stories. Guests will learn how memories are preserved at Historic Sauder Village as well as how they can preserve their own family memories at home! Different demonstrations will be offered each day. Sandy Beining, an entrepreneur who specializes in T-shirt quilts and memory quilts made from a person’s clothing will be demonstrating and answering your questions both days. Also available will be demonstrations on blogging, traditional and digital scrapbooking, heirloom and photo preservation, starting your family genealogy, and recording your family stories through oral history - come learn how to preserve your memories during this unique event.
Preserving Our Memories is just one of many special events happening at Sauder Village in July. Connect to our website at: http://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/events.asp for more information on our Fiddle Contest, Summer on the Farm, Explore the Crafts, Glass Blowing Experience, Vintage Base Ball and a Civil War Lecture on Ohio Mennonites, Amish and the Civil War. July is going to be a busy month and Sauder Village is where it is all happening—be sure to join us for the events that interest you the most!
If you like the convenience of machine applique but don’t like raw edges, check out this class. Sharon Moore has learned techniques from Sharon Schamber, award winning quilter, both in class and from studying her book and would love to pass her excitement for this method on to you. Registration is available online at http://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/ClassSchedule.asp where you can also find additional classes that we will be offering in August – early October.
Turned Edge Machine Appliqué
Saturday, July 23
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sharon Moore
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Fee: $30.00 / $27.00 Member
Class Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10
While stitching the Tulip Wreath, learn Sharon Schamber’s turned-edge appliqué and machine appliqué techniques that she uses in her prizewinning quilts.
Explore the fascinating world of the depression-era hobo through the culture’s hidden language of signs and symbols, all translated into original quilt blocks and projects. Hobo Quilts includes more than 55 symbols used by hobos to communicate with each other converted into unique, never-before-seen quilt blocks, step by step instructions for over 20 gorgeous quilt projects using the Hobo blocks, and historical stories and photos throughout the book that will give you a glimpse into the hobo culture. Let Hobo Quilts take you on a journey to the times when railways were the lifeblood of America, transporting goods from city to city and carrying hobos in search of a better life.
Pam and Nicky Lintott’s Jelly Roll quilting books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide—and in their new book Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts they bring you a brand new collection of ideas for 10 stunning sampler quilts to make from over 50 patchwork blocks. Follow one of the patterns or pick and mix designs to create your own unique sampler.
Jelly Babies are adorable quilts from 2 ½” strips, designed by the staff at That Patchwork Place. These contemporary, unique quilts are in a wide variety of styles that Baby can grow up with and still love hauling around as a preschooler. This book is a wonderful resource for every Grandma or anyone who hopes to become a Grandma!
Enjoy making handmadeclothes and projects for your creative child with Growing Up Sew Liberated. Meg McElwee, a certified Montessori teacher, puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children’s clothing and creative activity-focused designs. The projects follow the structure of a child’s day and Meg also adds suggestions for creating adventures that both kids and adults can share together, while incorporating age-appropriate tasks that children can accomplish on their own. This sewing project guide is packed with fun ideas that are perfect for integrating creativity and imagination into the daily lives of sewists, children and families alike.
Complete your next project with a stylish, personalized label. A treasury of original illustrations for quilt labels are included on the Quilt Label Collective CD. With over 150 designs, to customize, print and embellish there should be a different design for each of your quilts. Styles range from contemporary to traditional to vintage and a variety of themes include birthdays, weddings, new babies or all-occasion. Electronic file formats can be viewed and/or altered with most photo or graphics software applications.
The Five & Dime Quilt starts with a 5” square (charm square) and a 10” square (layer cake), stitches up quickly and looks great in any fabric collection. Simply center a 5” square on a 10” square using the Five & Dime Ruler for easy placement, then stitch close to the pinked edges of the charm square. Position the ruler on the block, trim twice to yield four 5” squares. Reassemble the squares according to the pattern directions, stitch together and your quilt top is completed!
Plethora of Patterns
Check out the quick and easy summer projects in these patterns~
Carry your goodies or your picnic lunch in style with the Camilla Insulated Bag. Offered in 5 sizes, this bag is super versatile as a regular handbag or tote made from quilting cotton or home decorating weight fabrics. Make it with insulated batting and some pretty laminate fabrics and it becomes a wonderful carry along for a snack, picnic lunch or a quick run to the grocery store as it keep your food nice and cool.
Keep the Change! is a snap happy wallet that can be made in three different sizes for different uses. It features a snap happy pocket on the outside for change and inner pockets for ID, passport, dollar bills or credit cards. It’s the perfect summer grab and go wallet for all your essentials.
Express your own personality with four styles and multiple embellishment ideas for two sizes of e-reader covers. E Cozy Palooza is a fat quarter friendly project that will fit Kindle 1, Kindle 2, Kindle 3, Nook and other similarly sized readers. Make unique E-Reader covers for yourself and everyone on your gift list—they’re guaranteed to be a hit!
Pockets to Go is a handy organizer to use next to your sewing machine, on your desk, or in the bathroom to keep everything at your fingertips. Pop the long organizer into a purse or tote bag, and you’re ready to go!
Following the popularity of their potato steamer pattern, Legacy patterns has come out with a Bread Steam and Serve pattern. At 9” square, the steamer will go from microwave to table in just minutes. We have ordered the pictured bread print fabric and it should be in the shop soon, but of course you can sew this bread server in any fabric of your choice to make another great gift idea that everyone can use for the holidays.
While we’ve been talking about fun summer projects, fall and winter fabrics have been arriving in the shop. I’ll tease you with a few photos of recent arrivals to tempt you into stopping in the shop to see all the new fall and Christmas fabrics!
Wishing you all a wonderful summer full of sunshine and joy and a heartful of cherished memories made with family and friends.
Keep stitching memories into your quilts,
Threads of Tradition @ Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio 43502
800.590.9755 or 419.446.2541 ext. 3011
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