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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Is your calendar marked for the upcoming Quilt Spree (shop hop) in July? Make sure you have marked July 23 through August 1. BUT DON'T MISS THE PREVIEW PARTY on July 22 here at the shop! Buy your passport here in June (only one week left!!) and win a chance on a great "Super Satchel Art Bin" tote with lots of fat quarters in it!

Hey! Did you know that The Guild in the Granary is in Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home? Check out the June/July 2009 issue.

Remember all those books we posted on May 11? WELL! They are HERE!

So now . . . . more will be coming soon!

Too Cute! No-Sew Children's Games, Toys, Gifts, and Decorations

• 100+ fun, no-sew toys, games, and other small treasures
• Have fun creating them with children and for children
• Includes dozens of projects with coordinating patterns, plus photo gallery with lots more ideas
• Use your favorite novelty fabrics

Need a quick party favor? A rainy-day game? A gift for a baby or child? You'll find all those and much more in this charming book of no-sew children's projects - bookmarks, coasters, mobiles, games and toys, party goods, room d├ęcor, and holiday goodies.
Transform Your Digital Photos into Luminous Fabric Art

• Alter photos and use them to create beautiful, original works of fabric art - 11 exercises show you how
• Learn to alter images with Photoshop Elements®
• Use photos that really enhance your work (Hint: it's not always the best-looking shots!)
• Find inspiration in your own albums, from other artists, and in nature
• Make large-scale quilts with a standard-size inkjet printer
This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt.

Lone Stars Made Easy - in Miniature!
• Make perfect miniature Lone Stars every time with this revolutionary new fold-and-sew paper piecing method
• No need for fussy measuring, cutting, or sewing on bias edges
• Learn on 7 vibrant quilts with full-size patterns
• Raid your scrap collection and choose just the right fabrics for miniatures
• Spangle your borders with diamonds and stars

If you've ever struggled to make a Lone Star quilt the old way, you're in for a pleasant surprise! These scrappy little Lone Stars come out with perfect points every time, and they're easier to make than traditional Lone Stars. Everything you need to succeed is covered here, from tools and supplies to binding and finishing your quilts.