As seen in Quilt Sampler
The Quilt Sampler featured "Simply Southwest" quilt has returned to Hip Stitch and was useful given the late spring storms that dogged the road trip from Quilt Market in Kansas City back to Albuquerque.

We missed the tornadoes and dodged the softball-sized hail to bring back samples from the show.

Latest trends talk TODAY: Saturday at 10:30 -- a brief overview and recap of what's on the way.

  • Who is using a new brand of solid fabrics?
  • Who's coming to Hip Stitch to teach?
  • What's now trending?
  • What did we order?

You'll hear this and more. Your copy of Quilt Sampler, with a 30 percent coupon, is waiting in the store.
Final week -- let's see what you've made!

Any project from this year: quilt, apparel, toys, household items, we want to see.

Sandra walked the blue rug . . .

(We're just a little fabric shop in Albuquerque, all that high falutin' "red carpet" stuff is for the fancy fine film folks in Hollywood and New York.)

Anyway, Sandra took her turn on the blue rug in a blue gingham which would probably have Glenda's wicked sister surrendering herself instead of skywriting nasty-grams to Dorothy.

Ready for a Memorial Day picnic. Nice work, Sandra -- love the color-matched Chucks, too!

We've been known to reckon some of your work as being easily $100, $200 or $300 at a boutique. Well, check this website and see if anything looks familiar.

Fiber Arts Fiesta
It's time for the biennial Fiber Arts Fiesta and that means you'll get to see some of the finest work produced by local artisans and crafters.

It's our privilege to support the Fiber Arts Council by renting a booth. As a proud Fiber Arts Fiesta vendor, we look forward to seeing your happy face!

We'll have show specials and Cherrywood Hand-dyed Fabrics, Quilt Sampler magazines, Jerry's Jellyroll Jigs and so much more!

See you there!

Join On the Mountain Retreats and Instructor Julie Bauer for this two and a-half day Jalie teaching retreat at Hip Stitch in Albuquerque. 

You'll complete two Jalie knit patterns. Julie Bauer has taught dozens of the Jalie patterns in the past 3 years and has even sewn with Émilie, one of the owners of Jalie, in Canada.

It's an On the Mountain production, so you know it's fun-packed in addition to educational. There will be daily prize drawings and daily snacks and drinks, too. 

Come learn to work with knits in a fun and supportive group setting. Limited seats remain. 

Saturday, Sunday and Monday June 1, 2 and 3 starting at 9

Boro Cross Body Bag
This handy tote leaves your hands free so you can better evaluate the produce at the farmer's market.

Designed with Boro cloth in mind, you can customize it with other fabrics, too. Add some running stitch Sashiko or actual Boro patchwork to yours and make it a one of kind.

Joyce Perz, expert in Japanese style needle work will lead this class and help you to create your own handy tote. Make them for gifts!

Tuesday, June 4 at 1:30

Quick Quilt Club
Learn to be a Jack (or Jill) of Diamonds
Though it may be a hard, hard card to find, you can win new skills in this class.

The 60 degree diamond -- more accurately, a rhombus -- is the basis for many quilt blocks. You can make cubes, stars, optical illusions and so much more. Literally HUNDREDS of quilt patterns are based on this cut.

You'll master both tools and techniques in this series with Cindy. Choose from one of the two session classes or the all day class on the 22nd. As with all classes, you'll save on purchases; join the Quick Quilts Club and you'll save 20 percent.

2 Sessions
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Jun 22, 2019
Saturday, 9:30am - 4:00pm

2 Sessions
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This course with Jennifer Berg is for lucky kids and their parents, grandparents or some other reasonably responsible adult.

Your youngster will learn the basics of knitting (and we're willing to grant that you might, too!)

For 8-15 year olds, looking for a project this summer, knitting is a great distraction over the summer break, but the skills may carry them toward a lifetime hobby.

Join this crew to learn how to make scarves and hats. Learn to Cast On, Knit, Purl, and make hats, cowls and scarves.

Limited seats remain. Don't delay.

Now in store -- come see!

Janet Clare's latest
The muted palette and timeless themes of Japanese motifs and icons will lend a subtle touch to any of your projects.

Lily -- this would make wonderful kimonos, why not start numbers 111-117?

Day in Paris

Brigitte Heitland's latest.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a day in Paris, the fashion capital of the world? Zen Chic’s newest group Day in Paris reflects this extraordinary elegance and feminine flair with a color palette of cool aqua and chartreuse, a deep navy and a soft pale pink, enhanced by little splashes of gold. Use these sophisticated fabrics to create one of a kind chic and stylish quilts!

Seeds and Stems

The newest by Kathy Doughty.

If you traveled to the Houston Quilt Festival with us, you met her and got know her design process and inspirations.

Her new fabric is now here to provide you with inspiration.

Gemstones by Riley Blake - the full collection of these beautiful ombres. You gotta see them in person!
Other new arrivals:

  • New Foamies stamps have arrived -- many Southwest themes!
  • PFD Kona cotton - pick yours up for Reut's classes!
  • LOTS of new Cherrywood -- we're the ONLY retailer in New Mexico!
  • Singer Featherweight attachments - from 1/4" feet to cases, walking feet to spool pins; we've got what you need for your Featherweight!

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