The older I get the more obvious my propensity to be a creature of habit is exposed. Part of my weekly exercise routine includes trying to ride my mountain bike as many times a week as I can. While riding my same
10-mile loop, my excursion takes me past the above community
monument with the beautiful perennial flowers planted in its flower bed.
While riding past the monument several times a week, I kept thinking,
"Wow, that would be a great place to shoot a picture of a quilt!"
With that in mind, the next challenge was ... "Which quilt will I shoot?"
When our daughter, Racheal (the store sample maker), dropped this beautiful Migration quilt by our house, the moment I saw it, I said "That's it!"
Immediately, Racheal, our 2 grandsons, and Papa ( yours truly) then
jumped in the car and headed through the neighborhood to this
picture-perfect spot to shoot this quilt!
The Southwest vibe of this quilt perfectly lent itself
to the desert and floral background for my shoot!
With closer examination of the picture on the pattern, we noticed
straight-line quilting technique. Having never used this quilting pattern,
we thought we would try it.
We all think the straight-line quilting was a
perfect accent for this unique project!
The wonderful Island Batik Sweet Hearts collection was
the cornerstone in building this impressive Migration quilt.
We have the complete fabric collection in stock.
We also have kits available that are ready to be pieced.
Attached is a link directly to the Migration kit.

Sweet Hearts is also our featured fabric this week so keep scrolling to
learn more about this amazing collection!

One more mention - it seems apropos that the quilt kit carries the name ...
Migration. When the temps touch the 90's, the traffic gets heavier as folks migrate back to their summer homes.
If that is you, we sure hope you can find the time to stop buy just
one more time before you load up and head for home!

Happy Migrating Quilting!
Murray & Debe
Susan, Patsy, Nanette,
Vickie, Lauren, Jane & Lori

Featured Collection
Sweet Hearts
This week we are highlighting
Sweet Hearts
by Kathy Engle for Island Batik

This "sweet" collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik features
tossed hearts, mini hearts, swirl hearts, ribbon hearts and funky hearts
in bright, cheerful colors.

To check out the entire collection just click on the link below.

Check These Out!
We always have NEW selections of
fabric arriving weekly!
15% OFF*
We have a wide selection to choose from.
Large Selection - ALWAYS Fabulous - Some of our Favorite Quilting Fabrics!
*Discounts off regular prices, 1 yd min cuts. 
Now thru Sat., Apr. 10th
(Sunday, Apr. 11th online)
Go to:
and search "Sale" for a peek at even more of our Items Now On Sale!
Continuing Classes

My Favorite Bag - 3/3
Apr. 5th

ABC's of Quilting 5/5
Apr. 7th

#30 Something - 4/8
Apr. 14th
Please check our website for more information.
Monthly Regulars

*Sew Not Sleepy* 
w/ Susan
1st Fri. 5pm-10pm

*Under Construction*
w/ Nanette
3rd Thurs.
30-50%* Off!
Many new fabrics are always being added!

*Off reg prices
1 yd min. cuts
Always changing selection. Limited to stock on hand.
Upcoming Classes
Have It Your Way Tote w/ Nanette begins on
Fri., Apr. 9th for 3 sessions (Sessions 2 & 3 will be Apr., 12th & 19th). This bag, called the Professional Tote, can have many uses – a picnic bag with room for beverages in the side pockets and pockets inside for utensils, plates and food items. Placemats can be made to match. It can also be a diaper bag and the many pockets helps keep all the baby items organized or use it as a professional bag for taking to classes or work. A small laptop might even fit in the center pocket. Choosing fabrics to match your purpose will make this a fun and versatile bag.

Finish It Workshop w/ Tami will be held on Sat., April 10th from 10:30am-3:30pm. Do you have any unfinished Judy Niemeyer projects? Come sew with us and get it done!

Under Construction w/ Nanette is a new monthly class that will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month. Do you have that bag, quilt, wall hanging or project that is under construction and you have just come to a stop and need help to finish? Then this is the class for you! Bring it in and Nanette will help you get that "under construction" project completed! This month it will be held on
April 15th.

Summer Solstice w/ Tami will begin on Sat., April 17th for 3 sessions (Session 2-May8th, Session 3-June 5th). Have you ever looked at a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing quilt and said ... I wish I could make that? If so then this is a great place to begin. The easy, simple layout makes this a perfect project to start your paper piecing journey. The finished quilt measures approximately 60"x60". It is a fun pattern to piece!

ABC's of Quilting w/ Susan will begin on Wed., Apr. 21st for 5 sessions from 9am-12pm. This is a great class for beginners or those who might want to freshen up their skills. Even if you have taken her class & would like to re-visit this, stop in and Susan can customize something just for you!
Pillow Talk w/ Lori will be held on
Fri., Apr. 23rd from 9:30am-3:30pm. Here is your chance to learn how to make a quality throw pillow. In this class, you will build on your existing techniques and grow in your skills! You will learn how to install a lapped closure zipper and you will learn piping hints that can be applied in other creative projects! Once you experience the fun of making a throw pillow out of fabrics you love, you may be asked by friends & family (especially those grandchildren) to make a custom throw pillow for each of them. Trust me...it is a lot of fun!!
Pick & Play - Learn to Applique w/ Nanette will be held on Mon., Apr. 26th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Learn to machine applique and imagine all the possibilities when you choose from any of the Patch Abilities patterns available. It's a great time to try out some pattern stitches on your machine. You will leave this class with a completed wall hanging.

One Block Wonder w/ Tami begins on Sat., May 1st from 9:30am-3:30pm for 2 sessions (Session 2 will be May 22nd). Use one fabric to make a unique one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope block quilt. This is a two day class with time inbetween to complete your blocks. Come have fun and see the amazing results!
Tic-Tac-Mo w/ Lori will be held on Tues., May 4th from 9:30am-3:30pm.
This is a golden opportunity to make a simple table runner that will add an
extra flare under a center piece or flower arrangement. It is a fun way to display and enjoy the fabric you love!

Tiffany Bag w/ Nanette begins on Mon., May 3rd for 2 sessions (Session 2 will be May 10th). The Tiffany Bag by Sally Tomato was inspired by the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It features a crossbody strap, handles, exterior pocket, is fully lined, and has a zipper closure. It also has decorative strap arches to give it a professional look and metal feet to protect the bottom of the bag. This small bag is perfect for everyday use and can be made from a variety of fabrics and looks especially stylish because cork is used for the handles and accent pieces of the bag.
As always, we thank you for your friendship & your business.

Stay safe and happy quilting!
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Surprise, AZ 85378
(623) 566-8878
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