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Yankee Pride Quilts Mid-Month Update - April
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Will we ever see spring?
Just when we thought spring might be on its way, another round of cold, windy weather has arrived. There are signs, though, that the sun will shine warmth onto our little New England state. We see geese returning, mud season is here, and in some places, we get little signs like these pretty crocuses among the drab, dead grasses and plants.

For many of you who garden your way through the warm weather, you're finishing the projects you've been working on all winter. We've seen lots of customers picking out borders, backing, bindings and batting, getting tops ready for the quilting process. If you remember, you're welcome to bring your finished quilts in to show us. Most of the time, we watch the fabrics go out the door, never to be seen again. But we really enjoy it when you bring in your quilts to show off. You'll always have an appreciative audience at Yankee Pride. Happy Sewing!

Spring Classes
Our Spring 2019 class schedule is winding down. Below are the remaining new classes that begin in the next few weeks:

Star Storm Mini (May 4) with Vickie Hutchins. We've had several people interested in this class, but people's available dates and times have been scattered. Vickie has now rescheduled the class, consolidating the information and instruction to just one day. The price is now $45. If you love this quilt, and want to make one yourself, click on the class name above, and sign up online, or stop in at the shop to sign up. 

Fiji Tote Bag (May 16) with Cindy. This is a great project to use a favorite fabric - something you want to show off. Add a few matching fat quarters and a lining print, and you can make a stunning bag (photo at right).

Note: Marti's Pineapple Two Ways class has been moved to October, so if you want to learn the ways of the Pineapple, keep an eye out for our Fall 2019 class schedule, coming late summer.

Click on the links above to sign up for classes online, or stop in at the shop. You can also visit our Classes page online, to see some other new offerings. We hope to see you soon!

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

April 19 - 20:  20% off purple background fabric
April 26 - 28: 20% off one book or pattern

Yankee Pride will be closed Sunday, April 21 for Easter. We hope you enjoy the day with your family and friends.


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!

by Cotton + Steel

Check out the graphics here. Simple shapes and neutral colors make your brighter prints pop, so make a new quilt with these, and a splash of another color - you'll love the effect!

Susanna's Scraps 1830-1875
from Betsy Chutchian
by Moda

In addition to being a Moda Blockhead designer, Betsy has several lines of Reproduction fabrics - this is the latest. Those yellow prints really complement the more subtle colors, don't they?









Nautical Mile

by Timeless Treasures

Tall ships and seashells - signs of summer. Here in northern New England, we find hope for warmer weather in the darnedest places - our fabric choices, sometimes. Make a beach bag, a wall hanging, or something whimsical using one of these prints and one or two from your own stash.








Mothers and Daughters

by Northcott

These sweet prints are great for aprons, napkins, doll quilts, baby quilts, and more fun projects. Need a thread catcher for the arm of your couch? Use one of these prints to make it, and you'll smile every time you see it.















from Morris & Co.

by FreeSpirit

The William Morris Reproduction prints are always very popular with quilters. FreeSpirit now has exclusive access to the Morris archives, allowing them to work with original colorations and designs. Here is the latest line, and the details and colors look fabulous, don't they? You can create an amazing quilt using these prints - get started!






from Chong-A-Hwang

by Timeless Treasures

Imagine the oohs and aahs when we opened this box! These are just gorgeous - even more so in person. Make a stunning spring project with these prints. We're using the border print (below) to make a new store sample and kit for our Checkerboard Runner.




















Notions, News & Other Notes

In our last issue, we highlighted magazines from Europe. This week, we have a publication much closer to home: the new issue of Quiltfolk, which digs into all things quilting, right here in Vermont! This mag is actually more of a coffee table book, with interesting articles, great photography, and no patterns (or ads!). And in this issue, focused completely on Vermont, you'll see people and places you know and love. We ordered plenty of copies, so stop in and get yours 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, Marty, Suzanne, Cindy, Wendy, Kathy, Marjan, Deanna, and Kay
9 Main Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452