March 5th through March 12th
We're Getting Ready ~ How About You?

There's nothing like a deadline to get the creative juices flowing! The only problem is that I have too many ideas and can't do them all. Gotta narrow it down! Once I decide what to do, I like to write the pattern first, and then test it out by making the sample. Now it's time to sew!

Load up Your Car or Van and Come Shop Hop!

You'll see many ideas for borders and each shop will have a free pattern for you! Draw from the "Pot of Gold" for special discounts!

We hope you see you all soon! ~ Marsha
All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop!

2 States ~ 79 Stores ~ Unlimited Fun & Inspiration!

PLUS, you have 2 months to see them all! Prizes galore and FREE Blocks at every store. Visit the stores in our North Central Region to enter the drawing for a Bernina 325 Sewing Machine!

Join us for this great sewing adventure across Kansas and Nebraska!

Special Maywood Shop Hop Fabric!

FUN FACT ~ Did you know that Kansas and Nebraska each have the Western Meadowlark as its state bird, the Cottonwood Tree as its state tree and the Honey Bee as its state insect? The Kansas state flower is the Sunflower and Nebraska's state flower is Goldenrod. The Kansas state animal is the American Buffalo and Nebraska's is the White Tailed Deer. All these are featured in the special Shop Hop Panel.
When is the Fabric Available?

Our special fabric is shipping at the end of February and we can take pre-orders of fabric and kits prior to shop hop. However, we cannot ship anything until April 1st or after. After we receive the fabric in March, we'll put everything online and give you the links to purchase.

Special Shop Hop Magazine!

If you plan to attend the All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop, you are going to want the special Shop Hop magazine. Inside you'll find all the regional shop hop maps, store ads, 6 patterns featuring the shop hop fabric and much, much more!
Magazines go on sale Friday, February 25th.


You don't have to live in Kansas or Nebraska to come Shop Hop!
Join the Quilt Along Celebration ~ Starts in March!
Stonehenge Stars & Stripes
Two Quilt Kits Available!

Patti Carey's Anniversary Quilt-Along Quilt, For the Brave, comes in two stunning options:

Quilt Kit 1 features the Eagle panel in the center.
Quilt Kit 2 has a block center.
I'm not sure how you will choose!

Our For the Brave quilt kit includes the Pattern and Fabrics to Complete the Top and Binding. We also stock coordinating Stonehenge wide backings. Both quilts meet the size requirements for the Quilts of Valor program.

The quilt along runs from March to December 2022.

It's very important to sign up for Patti Carey's Newsletter for this Quilt Along BEFORE March 1st in order to receive extra tips and close up shots that aren't in the monthly video postings.

Stonehenge Stars & Stripes
What Else Should I Know?

We have received part of our fabric and once everything arrives, we'll cut our kits. If you order a quilt kit, it will be sent in early March.

We also have a number of other quilt kits in progress that feature this beautiful Stonehenge collection. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on this!

Order Your Kit & Backing Today!
Rainbow Reunion ~ Two Colorways!
A Classic!

This design is a great example of how a simple change in backgrounds can totally change the look of a quilt. Notice what draws your eye in each quilt. It's fascinating! ~ Marsha

Reunion Rainbows BOM ~ Dark!

This quilt features the Thatched Collection by Moda. What part of the design do you see first?
Now Take a Look at This!

What do you see first? It's hard to believe this is the same quilt. Amazing, isn't it!

Reunion Rainbows BOM ~ Light ~ In Real Life!

Can't you see this on your bed?
What's Included?

Our program includes a Boo-Boo Bundle of extra fabric ("just in case") Binding, Backing, and our exclusive Cutting Diagrams!
12 Inspirational Quilt Blocks
Featuring Raw-Edge Applique!

If you like applique, I think you'll like these designs from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. The pre-cut, pre-fused applique is slightly tacky, which lets you position and reposition your pieces just the way you want them. I know I've had fun making these! ~ Marsha

Choose Individual Kits or the BOM Program!
Why Fabric Essentials?
Your Flexible BOM Headquarters!

We build our Block-of-the-Month programs around YOU!

  • Start Date? Register now, start when you are ready to sew!
  • Delivery? Take 1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks per month, or get the complete set of kits in one shipment. It's up to you!
  • Multiple BOMs? We can send them together to save on shipping.
  • Snowbird? We can change your shipping address to accommodate your travel schedule.
  • Payment Date? Tell us when you want us to run your credit card!

We hope you'll join us for one or more projects!
Marsha Doyenne

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A Few Spots Left!
Looking for a New Project?!

Spring is Right Around the Corner!
(At least in the northern hemisphere!)

Here are a few Spring kits for you . . .
Aerial Quilt Kit!
Focal Magic + Bonus Pillow!
Walk About Quilt Kit!
Evening Star!

This amazing quilt is built around four large Hoffman panels.
New Collection ~ Available Now!

New from Poppie Cottons!

My Heart Belongs to My Farmer is a super cute collection of prints in reds, whites and teal. Coordinating Poppie Cotton Confetti Dots will provide background for your projects. What will you make?
Painted Patchwork ~ In Store Now!

New from Clothworks!

Sue Zipkin is a versatile artist known for her unique watercolor style. Whether expressing herself through a bright rainbow palette or a spectrum of soft pastels, Sue loves to create happy uplifting art. Her latest collection for Clothworks certainly does that! I know it put a smile on my face when I saw the collection! ~ Marsha

Painted Patchwork!

This collection contains 24 beautiful prints in berry and blues tones.
Prismatic ~ Coming in June!
New from Wilmington!

This fascinating new Prismatic quilt design featuring Wilmington Batiks is a tribute to color! It has a full spectrum of rich colors set against black creating a true showpiece quilt that will brighten a traditional room or enhance a modern decor.

Prismatic Queen Size!
Exclusive King Size!

As many of you know, we specialize in making larger size quilts. Here's our King size version of Prismatic.
What is Included?

All original Wilmington batiks, a Boo-Boo Bundle of extra fabrics ("just in case"), Binding, Backing and our Exclusive Cutting Diagrams!
Available Now!
Tonga Fantasy ~ Only a few kits left!

This best selling BOM quilt by Wing And A Prayer Design is still available, but only if you act quickly! We have cut our final kits and cannot get more fabric. Since everything is cut in advance, you can take delivery in a standard Block-of-the-Month program format, or take the complete set of kits and we'll pay for shipping to any US destination!
Toweling by the Yard!

The Perfect Gift ~ Everyone Loves Toweling!

Need a few quick gifts? Toweling on the roll to the rescue ~ 16" and 18" widths, pre-hemmed on the sides. Just cut and sew. What could be simpler?

Vintage to Modern ~ Something for Everyone!
Have You Visited Our Etsy Shop Yet?

We're an Etsy Star Seller ~ Again!
We have to earn the Star Seller designation each month. We now have 6 months in a row! Only 2.5% of all 5.2 million Etsy sellers earn this distinction. This is quite an honor, and I thank our staff for making it happen!
Bubbly Quilt Kit!
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