September 2021
Mid-Month Update
It's our 40th Anniversary!!
We're celebrating!
In September 1981, Judy opened Yankee Pride Quilts on the second floor of the Champlain Mill in Winooski. What started as a small store has grown, moved, and expanded over the years to what we are today - the largest quilt shop in the area. We moved to the heart of Essex Junction in August 2002, increasing our inventory, classroom space, and staff. Pre-pandemic, we carried almost 6,000 bolts of quilt fabric, in addition to patterns, books, notions, batting, and more - all of your quilting needs.

To celebrate, we're having a sale, from Wednesday, September 29 through Saturday, October 2. All of our regular-priced notions, patterns, and books will be 20% off, both in-store and online.

Now normally, you know we'd be having a fabric sale - it's what we do. But due to the supply chain issues worldwide, our fabric inventory is much lower than normal, and we can't afford to clean the place out. So we'll save that for another time.

For now, go through your sewing space and figure out what notions, books, and patterns you need (or wish for), and come in or order online at the end of the month. We look forward to seeing you!

Photo by Adi Goldstein

Block of the Month Information
ForeverMore, by Pam Buda, will be our next Block of the Month. Judy is reviewing the instructions now, in an effort to make them as easy and efficient as possible.

*Click on the image for a closer look at the quilt.

Look for more information in an upcoming newsletter, and give us a call at 802/872-9300 if you're interested in signing up for this gorgeous project!
Update: Kaleidoscope, from Nancy Rink, is being put on hold for now. We're having difficulty getting all the fabric necessary for this BOM, especially since several of you have already expressed interest in making it.

The good news? We've moved another one up to take its place. See below:
Emma, from Windham Fabrics, will begin in the Spring of 2022. It's a 12-month program, made with gorgeous blue and aqua batiks. We're working on the shop sample, which we'll display as soon as it's complete.

*Click on the image for a closer look at the quilt.

Please email us at staff@yankeepridequilts.com, or call the shop at 802/872-9300 to sign up for this BOM.

Classes

This collection of classes will take you through fall and winter, and into the spring. We hope there's something for everyone to enjoy. Clicking on the links below will take you directly to each class page.

Series 1: Introduction to Machine Quilting and Machine Piecing
These classes will be taught by Ruth and begin October 12 and 13
It's a popular pair of classes Ruth has been teaching for a few years now. The Introduction class is for true quilting beginners, and the Machine Piecing class is for those a little more confident, who want to work on improving their basic skills.

Series 2: Beginning Sewing Series
These classes will be taught by Marti and Ruth, and begin October 17.
Brand-new courses at Yankee Pride, these classes are aimed toward people who are new to sewing. We found lots of new sewers during the pandemic, and they want to keep on learning. Beginning Sewing is broken down into four classes, covering accessories and home decor. Take one class, or all four!

Series 3: Technique Workshops
These one-time workshops will be taught by Yankee Pride staff.
We're offering 14 workshops, covering many quilting techniques. Most are basic, but they're things that can be improved in your sewing by learning tips and tricks, and with some practice. Click on the technique for more information or to sign up online:

*Color Theory: Oct. 16
*Best Practices: Oct. 23
*Hand Piecing: Nov. 6
*Bindings: Nov. 13
*Paper Piecing: Jan. 8
*Hand Applique: Jan. 22
*Machine Applique: Feb. 5
*Hand Embroidery: Feb. 12
*Curved Piecing: Feb. 19
*Wool Applique: Mar. 5
*Y-Seams: Mar. 19
*Machine Quilting: April 2
*Hand Quilting: April 9

You may sign up for one or more of these workshops, or for the whole series.

If you have questions, please give us a call at 802/872-9300.
New Fabric Arrivals!
Click on the images below for an up-close look at the fabrics
Meadow
by Timeless Treasures
The motif of this group of richly colored prints is small leaves. The mottling of color moves your eye across the surface, and the value and color changes are really beautiful. They're great tone-on-tones to add to your stash!

Move Your Body
by Timeless Treasures
As you know, our novelty inventory is super-low from all of the mask making that's gone on in the past 18 months. Every so often, a few more bolts come in - that's just what happened last week! Colorful bicycles and tennis rackets have arrived, just in time for your next project. Maybe you're making masks again, or maybe you're starting a quilt or a backpack. Add some brightly colored coordinates and you're on your way!
Snowville
from Sue Zipkin
by Clothworks
Roly poly penguins and friendly polar bears play together in the frozen tundra. They certainly look like they're having fun! Make your next winter project using these prints - a throw would be adorable, and can be out on display and used all winter long.
Maria's Sky
from Betsy Chutchian
by Moda
Betsy designs such lovely fabrics! The combination of colors will make a beautiful Repro quilt, and several of these pieces can also be included if you're making a Quilt of Valor. The large florals (top and bottom in photo) are perfect to use as borders. We're sure you have some other prints in your stash that will go with these!
Surface
by Timeless Treasures
Fabrics that look like texture are so useful in our projects. They add interest, sure, but what they really add is color. That's the case here, with fabrics that will work in kids quilts, traditional quilts, floral quilts, and guys' quilts, too.
Flower Shop
from Jim Ishikawa
by Clothworks
The word we used on the website to describe these is glorious. Don't you agree? The colors, the design, the motifs - everything is spot on, and inspirational for all five of these prints. Our favorite, of course, is the allover floral (center in photo). We're searching through our 'wish' projects to find one using that floral! Got any ideas?
Notions, News & Other Interesting Stuff
Beaker
from Diane Podgornik
by Sew STEM
Is there a science enthusiast in your family? Do they need a new quilt? How about this, the latest from Sew STEM? Beakers and test tubes, mostly constructed with raw-edge applique, make up this fun project. Instructions are included for three sizes: Baby, XL Twin, and Full.
Sparrows at Play
from Heather Black
by Quiltachusetts
Another project you may have seen on Instagram, we love the bright colors and crisp design of this quilt. With its curved piecing and 'V-Block' triangles, this project is rated Intermediate. Make this beauty in three sizes: Crib, Throw, and Queen. Paper templates (for tracing or copying) are included.
Thank you for being our customer, for supporting us, and thank you for continuing to believe in shopping local.

Judy, Rae, Marti, Suzanne, Cindy, Wendy, Kathy, Marjan, Deanna, and Kay