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Christmas in July Sale

Dear Friends,

The year is half over and it is time for fireworks and cooking on the grill.  In the quilt world it is also time for Christmas in July. 


Holiday Hours:

Just as a note, the shop will be closed on the 4th so we may enjoy the holiday with our family. 


New Arrivals:

I've been busy since returning from my trip getting the balance of the new Christmas lines processed into inventory.  The new arrivals include Holidays at Home, Blizzard, Christmas Shimmer, Merry Kitschmas, Silent Night, Deck the Halls and Holiday Flourish Snowflower.  Each of these collections can be viewed from our home page under New Arrivals 2.

In addition to these wonderful Christmas lines, we have also received Make from Riley Blake Designs and Cascade by 3 Sisters for Moda.  Make is a very cute sewing themed collection and Cascade is a great floral group in blues and beiges.

Thread Bear Fabrics

For our Christmas in July sale, all Christmas fabrics will be 15% off.  Use the coupon code July23 at checkout for the discount.  The sale will start on Saturday, July 1 and will end at midnight on Monday, July 31st. 

As a bonus to the sale, all notions that are not contract items will also be 15% off for the sale as well as Glide threads and collections.

The sale items can be view on the home page of the website under "Featured Items".


New Block of the Month Program - American Pie


The American Pie quilt was designed by Wendy Sheppard and is 57.5" x 74.5".  The quilt featurings QT Fabrics Dots & Stripe & More collection.  There will be a sew along with Wendy starting on July 27th.  Each month, on the 27th, a new blog will be posted with pics, techniques, and tips from Wendy.  In addition, we will have a BOM class for the quilt.  More details on the class will be forthcoming.

The BOM is a six month program and the cost will be $35.00 each month.  If you sign up for the class, your cost will be $39.00.  This BOM includes the pattern, fabric for the quilt top and binding.  Backing is not inclued and is 4.75 yards. We will also offer the quilt as a kit if you would like to purchase all of the materials at one time. 

Shipping for the program is $6.00 for each month.  If you purchase the quilt as a kit, then the entire quilt kit will be shipped for $6.00.  The kits will start shipping about July 15th.

Other suggested items that may be useful are:

Block Loc 2.5" HST

Block Loc 2" x 4" Flying Geese

Creative Grids CGR212    2.5" x 12.5"

Creative Grids CGR412    4.5" x 12.5"

Note:  All of the rulers are on order and will be arriving shortly.

To register for the BOM program use the link below to sign up and pay for the first month's block.

If you want to take the class, then sign up and pay using the class link.

The program will begin late July.  Please sign up early in the event that we need to reorder patterns and fabrics.

The backing fabric that is suggest is a medium gray dot. 

American Pie BOM Registration

American Pie BOM with Class

American Pie Quilt Kit

American Pie Quilt Backing Kit

Please contact the shop with any question at 770-781-0001.








From Randy's Desk:

Just a few things to ponder while you are in your lawn chair waiting for the fireworks to start: 

* Ever read the bottom of the fireworks "Not intended for use by children. To be used only under adult supervision". 

Yeah, the guy that just finished his 25th shot of tequila - let's give him a match and all the roman candles. That sounds like the responsible thing to do.

Remember: Drink the booze and light the fuse!!! 

* Buying fireworks from "Three Finger Don's Firework Emporium" may not be the savoy shopper's choice. 

*Fireworks are much more amazing when you are not checking your iPhone.  

* Even though your daughters T shirt is in patriotic colors, "I'M FREE! RU?" may have a double meaning.  

* Red, white, and blue - patriotic colors right? Then why do some police cars have these colors on the light bars? When I get pulled over, freedom is not what really comes to mind. 

* Remember it is about freedom, so those of you worried about COVID at your celebration might want to specify the requirements.  "Enter only if you have had both booster shots" - you can bet someone will show up with two shot glasses. 

* Benjamin Franklin was reputed to be wise. Maybe this saying was his, and just did not make the history books:

"He who drinks a fifth on the 4th may not go forth on the 5th". 


The old priest, Father William, made it a point to attend the parish school once a week.
He entered the fourth-grade class, where the students were studying the states, and asked how many states they could name. They came up with roughly 40 different names. Father William joked that students in his day and time knew the names of all the states.
Yes, sir, answered one young man, but there were only 13 states back then.


Once, in the 1820's, a little boy called Sam was playing in the yard
behind his house.  During his pretend fighting game, he knocked over
the outhouse.  Now Sam was upset and worried that he would get into
trouble so he ran into the woods and didn't come out until after got dark.
When he arrived back home, his pappy was waiting for him.  He asked
suspiciously, "Son, did you knock over the outhouse this afternoon?"

"No, pappy," Sam lied.

"Well, let me tell you a story," said the father. "Once, not that long
ago, Mr Lincoln received a shiny new axe from his father.  Excited, he
tried it out on a tree, swiftly cutting it down.  But as he looked at
the tree, with dismay he realized it was his mother's favorite cherry tree,"
his pappy paused." just like you, he ran into the woods. When he returned,
his pappy asked, 'Abraham, did you cut down the cherry tree?'  Abraham
answered with, 'Father, I cannot tell a lie. I did indeed chop down the
tree.' Then his father said, 'Well, since you were honest with me, you are
spared from punishment. I hope you have learned your lesson, though.' So,"
the Sam's father asked again," did you knock down the outhouse?"

"Pappy, I cannot tell a lie any more." said the little boy. "I did indeed
knock down the outhouse."

Then his pappy father spanked Sam boy red, white, and blue. The boy
whimpered, "Pappy, I told you the truth! Why did you spank me?"

Pappy answered, "That's because Abraham Lincoln's father wasn't in the
tree when he chopped it down!"



Once upon a time their were a lot less multi-national companies: 

 In an attempt to boost morale, my office threw a ‘Christmas in July’ event today. I got to talking to my coworker from Beijing and asked him, “Why don’t Chinese kids believe in Santa Claus?” He confided in me…
“Because they make the toys.”


We often  take religious freedom for granted:

A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at Albuquerque's annual 4th of
July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.

'This baked ham is really delicious,' the priest teased the rabbi. 'You
really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't
understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden. You don't know
what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs Warren's
prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down
and try it?'

The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, 'At your


In an American third-grade classroom, the teacher is talking about US presidents.
“Who delivered the Gettysburg Address?” she inquired of the students.
A female Japanese foreign exchange student’s hand shot up immediately.
“Yes?” the teacher inquired.
“Lincoln, Abraham! 1863!” replied the girl proudly.
“That’s right,” the teacher responded, “but can anyone tell me who penned the Declaration of Independence?”
The Japanese girl raised her hand once more. This time, the teacher waited for someone else to come forward with the solution, but no one did. She summoned the foreign exchange student once more.
“Thomas Jefferson! 1776!” exclaimed the girl enthusiastically.
The teacher addressed the remainder of the students and stated “You should all be embarrassed by yourselves. This girl has only been in the country for a month and already knows more about your family’s history than you do.”
The class muttered and moaned, and excuses and displeasure poured out. Then someone shouted from the back of the room, “To hell with the Japanese!”
The teacher, now agitated and enraged, inquired, “Who said that?”
The Japanese girl couldn’t keep her excitement in check and yelled out, “Harry Truman! 1945!”


We wish all of you a Happy and Safe 4th of July. Party like a Patriot and here's to hoping all of you can count to five on each of your hands on the 5th of July.

Quilt on,

Janet + Randy + Joseph + Tina + Jonna +Jennifer  






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