Women To Be THANKS YOU for the donations of washcloths, Ziploc gallon-size freezer bags and underpants for the kits going to Copper Canyon in Mexico in late April.

We really had an outpouring of help from individuals and a few groups, too.

Thanks to your efforts, 1000 kits were delivered last summer, and a sewing c enter is opening soon in Zambia. This sewing center will be staffed by deaf women needing employment, who will help other women and girls make their own kits going forward. All this ensures that girls and young women can continue their schoolwork all month long! 

NEEDED - Underpants and helpers
Girls size 10,12 or 14
Women’s size 5
Colorful multi packs; geometrics, florals, butterflies. (No other animal prints!)

Donations can be dropped off at Hip Stitch attention: Catherine. 

Click below. New sewists, rusty skills, OK. Come make a difference.

Spring Stash Builder Sale - LAST DAYS
We're having a jump into spring sale just for you! A different category each day is 20% off.
Sale is still underway, through the 10th -- check social media for detail of what's on sale. Click the blue or the fuchsia button below to see what's on sale today.
Some love for Linus
Thanks to those who commemorated the life of Carol Driscoll, the Project Linus Chapter Coordinator here in Albuquerque. Your purchases of tickets while the Project Linus raffle quilt was here at Hip Stitch will benefit the project for which she worked so diligently.

We're pleased to match purchases of $214 in raffle tickets with our own donation of $214. The raffle quilt now goes to Silva's Sewing Center and then on to The Quilt Works. We now extend the challenge to them . . .

See all of April classes HERE
New arrivals -- come see!
Called "Out of Print"
Which isn't going to cause any trouble at all. Like the license plate in town that is personalized to say "BLANK" or the man in England who changed his last name to "Null" and apparently now receives free car rentals and hotel rooms.

For the first fabric, Robert Kaurman probably actually stole the lists from your purse -- UFOs, Guild attendees and other quilting-related stuff. The other, well, that's all your horrible memories from Calc.

Batty for Batiks?
You'll love the new Calypso Batik collection, by Kate Spain.

With her inimitable eye for color, these batiks will bring the flair to your project with geometric motifs that add a modern twist to the traditional process of batik dyeing.

Latifah Safir 1985
Or maybe it is Nineteen Eight-Five. It's her collection so she can call it what she wants.

Inspired by Hoffman prints from the 80s, you may want to crank up the Miami Vice soundtrack to go with this one.

Paper Art Safari
Paper Art Safari by Whistler Studios evokes an adventurous day on the Serengeti. Hot days and cool nights surrounded by wildlife. Make a quilt from this collection and you'll never have to go on safari again! 

Shop Paper Art Safari HERE
Other new arrivals:
  • Self-threading sewing machine needles (if your machine doesn't have a threader, these are great!)
  • Glide Thread in neutral colors -- back in stock.
  • Threads Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets -- compare our pricing to anyone's!
  • Funky Friends patterns for Larry Lion and Georgie the Good Luck Elephant,
  • Hummingbird Needle Threader for hand sewing
  • Wash-Away Wonder Tape 1/4 inch
  • 505 Basting Spray (Pam -- it really did arrive just 10 minutes after you visited. 🙄)
Scheduled to arrive Tuesday, April 9:
Amy Butler's Final Collection:
Natural Beauty
Says Amy Butler:
 “The wonderful thing about making art is finding creative fire, love, passion, excitement, and pure joy in the little everyday things. I feel fortunate to be on my path, nurturing my creative spark, and I love hearing about other like-minded folks who are finding theirs! It's a beautiful process, we're all in it together... growing, learning and becoming."

This collection brings it all home with the palette you've come to know and love in Amy's fabrics and the blending of floral and geometric motifs that only she seems to be able to bring together in quite this way.

Coming Soon:
Cat Happy by Windham
Featured in this collection: White and black cats, black and white cats, paw prints, fish bones and a nearly Cheshire cat's whiskers-only appearance (actually that was a grin, wasn't it? "I've often seen a cat without a grin, but I've never seen a grin without a cat.").

Two-color cats are "piebalds" and obviously better than any old calico. There are many variants depending upon the markings, but a high-grade white 6 or 7 approaching a "Van" pattern is arguably the best of all ('cause that's my kitty!)

Dog Fabric
For those who prefer dogs
We're bringing in "Urban Jungle" by Camelot Fabrics. This whimsical take on a dog's life features Dachsunds, Dalmatians, and let's say a, uh, mixed breed.

The panel is 18 inches wide by width of fabric.

Dachshunds were bred to go after badgers. Those short legs are an advantage when going into burrows.

Dalmatians were bred as carriage dogs, to run alongside horse drawn carriages. If you get enough of them, you can make an absolutely elegant and splendid coat . . . if you're Cruella deVil.

And, well, mixed breed dogs are just . . . fine.
Day in Paris
Moda's Zen Chic design team is tagging this "Live La Vie en Rose" which is a little odd since it's mostly blacks, blues and greens.

Nonetheless, we're inspired by the strong geometrics which are evocative of 1950s modernist motifs.

Edith Piaf would surely sing the praises of this collection.

Occupied? Resistance won't work in this case. You don't need a passport -- real or counterfeit -- to enjoy this collection.
Origami by Moda
Muted tones featuring time-honored Japanese motifs -- willow branches, plum blossoms, origami cranes and more. These fabrics will work into almost any quilt you're making that is calling for quieter colors.

Or use to make your 100 and how many kimonos have you made up by now, Lily?
to look
a lot like . . .
Holiday fabrics are going to be arriving soon.

This is the panel from Gingiber's "Merriment" collection. Blenders due to arrive, too.

Make your plans now, make your gifts early and have time to enjoy the holidays as you will, because you're so far ahead of the game!

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