February News
Hi Janice ,

There are new classes beginning this week! Be sure to check them out below. Hope you can join us for a fresh 2023 project.

New designs are formulating, other projects are slowly but surely moving forward. Let's check out what has been happening in the sewing room...
On the Design Wall

My newest project is progressing! The center medallion block is coming together. The supporting cast of blocks to surround the center are being drafted. I hope to have one or two of them stitched by next month.

Still playing with fabrics, embroidery threads and ribbons. How can one block make such a humongous mess in one's sewing room? This part of the journey is exciting as you never know where it may lead!

I am looking forward to watching it come together! I will keep you posted on its progress.
The French Hen is complete, the third ornament in the 12 Days of Christmas series by mmmcrafts.blogspot.com.

The embroidery for the fourth ornament is finished, and I am excited to put this one together!

These ornaments are fun stitching. The instructions are great. The patterns use basic stitches with elegant results.

Click here if you would like to join this stitching journey!
This is my Uptown quilt by Sentimental Stitches to date.

It has been a couple of months since I shared this quilt. I have faithfully been working on the quilt, finishing each block of the month on time. As of February, we are up to number 14 of 21 blocks.

Have you ever worked on a project you are just not sure of, but persevered to the end hoping it would turn out as you first envisioned?

My journey with this quilt is just that, each month hoping it will all come together in the end, but each month not so sure.

However, I am enjoying stitching with my sisters and that is what this quilt is all about for me.
I forgot to share with you last month the 2022 Christmas project I worked on for sister gifts.

Hubby made the wooden turning spindle thread holder and I embroidered the pincushions.

Each pincushion held some of Mom's favorite flowers. Each bird charm on the individual pincushion had a personal memory for the recipient.

It was a busy sewing room in November and December!
New to the Website!

Beginning in 2023, we added a new feature to our website!

Graham Cracker Collection patterns in pdf format are now available for sale on our website!

Both our Quilt patterns and Project patterns are available for sale via Square. Once your pattern is paid for, we will be notified of the sale and a pdf copy will be emailed to you.

Click here for Quilt patterns and click here for Project patterns. Click the "Buy PDF" under the pattern description and follow the instructions to purchase.

Our books are still available from Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe by clicking here. Hard copies of all of our patterns are still available through their Online Shoppe by clicking here.
Warehouse Sale!
Our special Holiday Offer
continues this month!

We found a couple more boxes of our favorite hand embroidery book, Needle Grace, in the warehouse!

Check out our Facebook or Instagram pages to view a video of the individual blocks included in this exquisite quilt. The book includes appliqué, embroidery and ribbon instructions for each block, as well as the instructions for making the quilt!

We are offering this beautiful first edition book at 50% off Suggested Retail
at a special price of $11.00.

AND if you purchase two copies, we will include one additional copy for FREE as our gift to you!

Click HERE to order your copies today!
In the Classroom
New Classes starting this month! Sign up today!

Toned Down Circle Sampler (also available as a webinar class)
2nd Saturday of each month, February 2023 through July 2023
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville, FL

This is a fun, addicting, and creative project by Sue Spargo! Join Jan as you hand embroidery 1” wool circles on a 17.5” x 16” sampler.

Stitch the circles exactly as Sue designed them in the pattern, use some of the designs Jan included on her sampler, OR design some of your own circles. You will totally be amazed what fits on a 1” circle and how easy these designs are to stitch!

In class you will make the circle foundation, learn stitches used in Sue’s designs, how to mark designs on the circles, how to create your own designs, and be inspired to finish this project along side others sharing the joy with you!
This class will be available on site at Cinnamons Quilt Shop as well as via WebEx for our out-of-town customers. Contact the shop to sign up for the WebEx class.

Willow Tree Sewing Pocket
February 11, March 22, and April 8, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville, FL

No UFO here! This project will be finished during class time! This sweet 6” x 8” Sewing Pocket is small enough to conveniently fit inside any bag, large enough for your needles, thread, scissors, and small project. Perfect for a take-along sewing project.
Jan will offer three different designs to choose from for the front of your sewing project, or feel free to bring a 4.5” x 4.5” design of your own choosing.

Class will include hand embroidery stitch instruction and construction of the pocket.

This class will be available on site at Cinnamons Quilt Shop as well as via WebEx for our out-of-town customers. Contact the shop to sign up for the WebEx class.

Coral Bells
February 18, March 11, and April 15, 2023
10:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville, FL

Coral Bells, a 62" x62" quilt, designed by Jan Patek, is a delightful, hand applique project. It is a great design for beginners to experienced stitchers. 

Learn perfect placement appliqué to prepare the pattern for hand appliqué. Then, learn how to stitch pointy points, smooth curves and round circles. A wonderful project for the fall and winter months!

This class will be available on site at Cinnamons Quilt Shop as well as via WebEx for our out-of-town customers. Contact the shop to sign up for the WebEx class.

Zip 'n Go with Jan
April 29, 2023
10:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville, FL

This Zip 'n Go bag by Graham Cracker Collection goes together in no time! SUPER EASY ZIPPERS!!!

It is perfect to organize all your sewing essentials for classes or for take-along projects, such as appliqué, hand piecing, English paper piecing, cross stitch, punch needle or embroidery.

It is also makes a great travel accessory bag for a non-stitcining friend.

Stitching Companions
Lately we have had some absolutely beautiful days here in Florida. In fact we broke a record with a high of 87 the end of January!

Doogan was enjoying the sunshine and the soft gentle breeze while Mom did a little stitching.

He is my faithful and constant companion indoors and out.
In Closing
"In the quilt of Life,
Friends are the Stitches
that hold it Together."
Happy Valentines Day my friends,

Until next month,
Stay well, stay safe, and
Stay Stitching,