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Yankee Pride Quilts March Newsletter
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Let the sun shine,
Oh, please let the sun shine in! We've had a lot of days recently of snowy, gray, messy days with no color whatsoever. As quilters, color is our muse. All we need for a new idea some days is a new color combination. It's quite amazing how quickly it can happen. At the shop, we can be looking through a magazine, working on a sample, or just looking at a stack of bolts a customer has put on the counter. Suddenly, we get a jolt that sends us in search of a new project (after the customer leaves, of course). Does it work that way for you, too? 

We're prepping for Shop Hop now - snacks have been purchased, the sample is made, and our raffle prize basket has been assembled. That means we're down to the last few items to check off the list - getting the pattern ready, straightening bolts, and cutting fat quarters - lots and lots of fat quarters. We're looking forward to seeing our Hoppers in a few weeks, and our regular customers every day. We'll have all the Shop Hop specifics in our next newsletter, but if you're looking for information now, click here to go directly to the Vermont Shop Hop website.

Spring 2020 Class Schedule 

Spring 2020 classes are well underway! The classes listed below begin in the next few weeks, so sign up now to learn something new.  Click on the class title for more information on a specific class, or to sign up online. C lick here to print out a hard copy of the full class schedule.

EQ8: Learn More About Electric Quilt Design Software with Colette Kaiser (March 7). Whether you have EQ8, are thinking about purchasing EQ8, or just want to know what it does, Colette will cover the basics of what this quilter-specific computer design program can do.

Thread Painting with Anne Standish (March 14). Anne will walk you through threads, stitches, and textures as an introduction to the world of thread painting - enhancing your art quilts by using your sewing machine as a brush, and threads as paints.

In addition, due to overwhelming demand, we've added a THIRD session for you featherweight enthusiasts! If you tried to sign up and the class was full, or if the previous dates didn't work for you, Suzy has agreed to come back in early April to teach even more of you how to care for your Featherweight:

Singer Featherweight 221 Machine Maintenance with Suzy Klinefelter (April 11). Learn the basics of keeping your Featherweight running smoothly on your own! Suzy will also have some simple parts and supplies available for purchase during class. 

Vermont Shop Hop 2020

Passports are in, and we're counting down the days! Help your favorite Vermont quilt shops celebrate 15 years of Shop Hop. We'll have projects, prizes, and more as you travel around the state collecting fabric and patterns to make in the coming year. Shop Hop 2020 runs from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29.

Due to its popularity last year, this year's Shop Hop premium is a free half yard of fabric (under $15 a yard). What could be better? The only stipulation? Fabric must be picked out when you buy your passport. Passports are just $7.

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

  March 6 - 8: 20% off blue background fabric
March 13 - 15: 20% off one book or pattern

March 20 - 22: Fat Quarter Sale!
Regular-priced fat quarters are $2.50 each
Sale fat quarters are $2.00 each
(no custom-cut fat quarters during the sale)

March 27 - 29: 20% off one notion


Recent Fabric Arrivals


These are the highlights of recent arrivals. Click on the photo for a closeup, and click here if you're interested in purchasing any of these fabrics by the yard on our website:


Kaffe Fassett Collective

by Free Spirit

Look at all that color! New Kaffe Fassett prints have arrived, and it's time to play! Even Cindy, who is not a Kaffe fan, purchased one of these prints - anyone want to guess which one?





Sunny Bee

by Andover

Check out these summery prints - the bees buzzing and the cheery sunflowers send our brains right to the warmth of August. Make an apron, or placemats and napkins, or even kitchen curtains. These two fabrics conjure hot, lazy days, which many of us are dreaming about right now!






from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

by Andover

Pretty, pretty pinks will always bring a smile. The two small dotted prints are wonderful complements to fabrics in many quilt genres. The large pink dot (center in photo) can easily stand on its own - wouldn't the little girl in your life look adorable in a dress made of this for Easter? There's still time to get to your machine!



Turtle Bay

by Maywood Studio

The fabrics in this line are just gorgeous. The motifs (top, center & bottom in photo) look like they're etched in white into the mottled backgrounds. Deanna loved the top one so much she bought half the bolt to use as a backing! There's lots of ocean life to have fun with here.



Super Bloom

from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

by Andover

This line is classic Reproduction - a large, floral focus print (center in photo), a light, airy background print (left center in photo), and several complements for making your blocks. Add another few prints, and you're on your way to your next new quilt.


Notions, News, and Other Interesting Stuff

The Spring 2020 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects is in the shop! Brightly colored projects, using different techniques, bring inspiration to us in the gray days of winter. Stop in and pick up your copy today!
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, Marti, Suzanne, Cindy, Wendy, Kathy, Marjan, Deanna, and Kay
9 Main Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452