Friday, January 30, 2009


The much anticipated "Pastry Shoppe" booklet from Joanna Figueroa, Fig Tree Quilts has arrived.

This booklet features 6 new quilt patterns, all made with the new "Turnovers" from Moda. What is a "turnover"? It is a 6" square that's been cut on the diagonal. Each Turnover contains 80 triangles, 2 each of 40 prints. The patterns in "The Pastry Shoppe" are featured with fabrics from Joanna's new "Patisserie" collection, and 3 sisters new "Aviary" collection. Both of these collections will be available here at The Quilt Shoppe.

If you would like for us to contact you when the turnovers are fresh out of the oven, send us an email with "Turnover Notification" in the subject line.

Visit Joanna's blog to see the wonderful quilt pattern included in this booklet.


We've put Mrs. Glosser to work again, and she has picked a winner!

Shanna from Durham, North Carolina has won the Hartfield "Honey Bun."

Shanna's comment: "I have always loved Jane Austen!! She is my favorite author and when I found out she made quilts, it made my own quilting that much more special!! I think my favorite is Sense and Sensibility."

Congratulations Shanna :)

Shanna has a great blog called Quilts By Design. Click on over and take a peek!


"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" is the newest collection from Eric Carle and Andover Fabrics.

The collection features a wonderful block panel, stripe, animal toss and children print as well as several texture and tonal prints.

Also available is a fat quarter bundle which includes 1 panel and 8 fat quarters.
A FREE PATTERN is also available from Andover.


Itsy Bits are new little vintage shirting prints, brought to life in fresh new colors from Renee Nanneman's quilt collection. We've received the first 11 (there will be a total of 24) prints that coordinate beautifully with Renee's "French Farmhouse" collection.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Fans of Jane Austen's novels will recognize Hartfield as the home of Emma Woodhouse, the matchmaking heroine of Emma. Barbara Brackman's new HARTFIELD collection reproduces early prints from the years when Jane Austen flourished. Each print is named for an English estate featured in her novels such as Emma, Pride & Prejudice and Mansfield Park.

Colorways echoing the natural dyes of the time are named for the novel's beloved character's -- Lizzie's Rose Pink, Marianne's Plum, Darcy's Biscuit Tan, Emma's Hedge Green and Knightley's Umber Brown. The Regency-era reproductions evoke the early 19th century, when fashionable cotton prints were called muslins and the Bennet girls could only be distracted from eyeing the handsome soldiers by "a really new muslin in a shop window."

The prints range from the small florals that the Austen characters called sprigged or spotted muslins to a chintz-scale fabric perfect for an English drawing room. All the prints have been drawn from period cottons, the kind Emma and her friend Harriet purchased at the dry goods counter at Ford's shop, where they tried to decide between plain or figured muslins.

Jane Austen pieced a quilt with her sister and mother about 1811. The medallion quilt can be seen at Jane Austen's House Museum at Chawton, in Hampshire, England. The original quilt is composed of diamonds and features a chintz basket in the center.

Between writing and playing the piano Jane often made time for sewing. Her niece Anna remembered telling Aunt Jane about the latest novels "much to her amusement, as she sat over some needlework which was nearly always for the poor."

More information about the Jane Austen Quilt can be found here.

The HARTFIELD QUILT FRAME from Moda, echoes the shades in Jane's quilt in a different format. It recalls the English taste of the early 19th century when soft colors defined patchwork coverlets. Pieced and plain borders frame a simple star, ending with a floral border, a particularly British touch.

This FREE pattern is available from Moda.

Barbara Brackman has also made available several free projects available here.
Hartfield products available at The Quilt Shoppe:
Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Bundles and Yardage.

Leave a comment and one lucky winner will win a Hartfield Honey Bun!
Drawing will be held on Saturday, January 24.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


We've been busy little beavers adding lots of new inventory for the New Year! There's something for everyone, so come on over and start planning some wonderful new projects!

Lucille Ball has a special place in America's heart! Quintessential performer and savvy businesswoman, she is well known for her hit TV series, I Love Lucy! Come along and join Lucy, Desi, Fred and Ethel on their madcap adventures as you create memorable quilts and accessories!

This collection depicts one of the most well known episodes of iconic sit-com, I Love Lucy. Done in retro-right tones of yellow, mint, pink and blue these fabrics make great light home dec accessories, wall hangings and quilts. A free patterns are available at Quilting Treasures.

Tranquility by Sandy Gervais for Moda is a reminder to take a step back and look around. Listen to the chirping of the birds or lay in the grass and watch the clouds roll by. This stylized landscape is brilliant in bright earthy hues with just the right combination or florals and grometic designs.
Items available: Charm Pack, Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, Charming Jelly Cake, Patterns and Yardage.

These prints are defined by their rich fall themes,deep earth tones and masterfull detail. Kashmir III, by Sentimental Studios for Moda exudes traditional elegance, it is masterfully hand painted and steeped in sophistication.

Items available: Charm Pack, Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, Bundle and Yardage

Tapestry of Colors FLANNEL by Danhui Nai for Wilmington is elegantly styled and bathed in rich, sophisticated hues of mocha, cream, pink and green.
Item available: Flannel Yardage
Clowning Around by Pat Yuille for Wilmington is a cheerful circus group that will have kids of all ages smiling from ear to ear!

Free pattern available at Wilmington Prints.

Item available: Yardage

The latest addition to our Holiday Cloth Shoppe, Spring Tidings is an that adorable new collection from Fabri-Quilt that will surely get you "hopping!" A great selection of traditional easter prints.
Item available: Yardage


We're a little late, but we haven't forgotten.

We have put Mrs. Glosser's Random Number Generator to the test, and we have a winner for the Fresh Vintage #10!

Congratulations to Nanabarb!