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Yankee Pride Quilts January Newsletter
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Happy New Year!
We saw plenty of you during our Year-End Inventory Reduction sale - we hope you had fun, and that you picked up all your favorite fabrics. We have now completed Inventory (lots and lots of counting!), so we're ready to start the new year. A few of us on staff have recently spent some time finishing UFOs - have you done the same? Sometimes the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, with its extra days off for so many people, allows us to take some time for ourselves and sew. If you didn't, that's okay - January in Vermont is cold, windy, and icy. It's perfect weather for hunkering down, pulling out your projects, and getting productive. 

Judy has just finished designing the Spring 2019 Mystery Quilt - no details yet, but they will be coming soon! She's looking at the beginning of February for the Fall 2018 Reunion, followed the next week by the start of the new class. Get your sewing done, and get ready to bring your finished (and unfinished) Fall 2018 quilts to the shop for Show & Tell.  

Intro Classes
Our full Spring 2019 class schedule will be out very soon, but Ruth is ready to go! She wants to give beginners a head start, so she has her Intro classes already set:

Introduction to Quilting begins January 29, 2019. It's a five-week class, and you'll learn all the basics to start you on your quilting journey. You'll make two projects, including the Rail Fence quilt (at right) and gain confidence in your sewing.

Machine Piecing is her follow-up class, beginning March 12. Here, you learn more techniques, and make enough blocks for a sampler quilt. This class meets five times over seven weeks, giving you a little more time to work on your project without feeling rushed.

Click on the links above to sign up for her classes online, or stop in at the shop. We hope to see you soon!

January Weekend Sales

All our weekend sales now start on Fridays,
so you have an extra day to come in and save!

January 4 - 6: 20% off one book or pattern 
January 11 - 13: 20% off purple background fabric
January 18 - 20: 20% off batting
January 25 - 28: 20% off brown background fabric


Recent Fabric Arrivals


These are several of the arrivals in the past two weeks:


NOTE: For a close-up look at the fabrics, click on the photos!

Apple Gala
from Kanvas Studio
by Benartex

Wasn't Judy clever? She ordered the apple print, and the basket print to go with it! These will be great for aprons, placemats, napkins, and table runners. It looks like there's more than one kind of apple in this print, too!










Farm Fresh
from Gingiber
by Moda

Chickens are so popular! And it's more than just a trend - we have had customers asking us for chicken prints for years. So Judy makes sure to pick some great ones when the sales reps visit. The gray background makes these chickens look a bit more subtle than usual.  




by Michael Miller

We think aquatic animals may be hot this year - look at these wonderful prints. Many puffins (top in photo) have already left the shop - we have only half a bolt left! You've also been asking about shark fabric, and now we have that, too (bottom in photo). Some of us on staff are planning projects based on the prints in this line.













from Deb Strain

by Moda

This line of neutrals is very versatile! Sure, coffee fans will love the beans and the water rings, but other quilters can use these prints, too! They will add texture and interest to most any project.












Lodge Life

by Benartex

Here in Vermont, we've got lots of hunters and nature lovers. Lots of you stop in and ask for deer and bears - these prints are for you! Most of the animals are realistic in color and style, so we know you'll love to work with them. Start a new project for the hunter in your house today!





Glow For It

from Kanvas Studio

by Benartex

Fabric manufacturers are very savvy nowadays - we're seeing prints with extra oomph - in the last issue, we told you about a 3D kids panel.    

Here we have some glow-in-the-dark prints that just arrived! As you can see from the photos, they really do glow! The top photo was taken in daylight, and the bottom was taken at night. What kid wouldn't want a pillowcase made from these? Or use one (or more) of them in the border of a Halloween quilt. Prints like these add fun to your projects.





Field of Dreams

from Kanvas Studio

by Benartex

A black background really makes your bright colors shine. Look at the focus fabric here (top in photo) - the colors are just gorgeous! And the blue in the leaf print (bottom in photo) just glows. You can make a gorgeous bag from these prints!











Regency Ballycastle Chintz

from Christopher Wilson Tate

by Moda

Classic blues and yellows are always popular. This line is more than just your everyday tone-on-tone prints - the mix of color and motif will make an eye-catching project, no matter what you make. Maybe it's time for a new bed quilt - the fabric's all here!







Thank you, as always, for your business, and thank you for being our customer. We love that you still believe in shopping local!
Judy, Rae, Marty, Suzanne, Cindy, Wendy, Kathy, Marjan, Deanna, and Kay
9 Main Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452