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Yankee Pride Quilts Mid-Month Update - July
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The heat is on...
Here in Vermont, between the rains and the heat, it's a jungle out there! But it's berry season now. The strawberries were late, and the raspberries are ripe, so it's a great time to get out and pick your own (or stop at the grocery store, if that suits you better!). So many quilters are gardeners, too. Of course, gardening is an ongoing, never-ending UFO, so maybe that's the reason we all enjoy it so much! Here at the shop, we have some really fabulous fruit and vegetable prints, in what we call our "Produce Section". They're great for napkins, canning jar tops, canning jar quilts, table runners, and wall hangings. Someone even stopped in the other day and bought a fruit print for an apron!

For those who don't enjoy the produce, we're getting new fabric shipments every few days. You'll see below that there are some wonderful prints coming in - perfect for a brand-new project, or something to finish an older UFO. Rae has just finished decorating the front window to remind us of water, and the ocean - cooling thoughts on hot summer days. Stop in soon to see us - we promise you'll find something fun!

Bonus Class 
Need something to do in early August, when it's too hot to be outside during the day? Marti is offering her Pineapple Two Ways class on Saturday, August 3 from 10-4. Bring your machine and tackle this "bucket list" project, with help and hints from someone who's done it! Click on the photo for a larger view, or click here to link to the class page on our website, where you can sign up.

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

July 19 - 21: 20% off batting 
July 26 - 28: Fat Quarter Sale!
All regular-priced fat quarters are $2.25 each
All sale fat quarters are $1.50 each
(No custom-cut fat quarters during the sale)


Recent Fabric Arrivals


These are the highlights of recent arrivals:


Nana Mae III

by Henry Glass

We'll start off with these sweet little prints. There were some serious 30s fans at the shop during VQF, and they bought a lot of fabric. Now Judy is restocking, starting with this group. These are great for little girls' clothes, doll clothes, baby quilts, and more.






Sparkle and Fade

by Hoffman Fabrics

Such striking prints! The fabulous thing about these fabrics is that the silver is bling! Make your project pop by adding one of these. And wouldn't a bag using one or two pieces of this line as your focus be stunning? 









Keep on Truck'n

by Clothworks

Trucks don't always have to be big and clunky to be noticed. The ones in this collection are much smaller, and work well for borders, backs, and block centers. Have some fun with these while making your next playmat quilt.







from Amy Remer 

by Free Spirit

We love these bright blues and greens, and are making plans for bags and quilts already! You can even tuck these into your current stash, and combine them with fabrics you already own.



Chalk and Charcoal

from Jennifer Sampou

by Robert Kaufman

Tone-on-tone prints that are textural are so versatile - you don't have to worry about them stealing the thunder from your focus fabrics. This group is a perfect example. The subtle print adds a bit of interest - great for star points, inner borders, accents and bindings.






Harvest Homecoming

by Hoffman Fabrics

We featured this group last week in a Facebook post. Hoffman designers do a terrific job creating fabrics that grab your attention and give you lots of ideas for new projects to make. They use unexpected colors, combined with pretty designs. Check out the birds - don't you think you can hear them singing?



Forest Frost Glitter Favorites

by Moda

As you can see, we're still getting some holiday fabric in. This group of glittery whites make lovely backgrounds for almost any wintry project. The snowy winter scene (bottom in photo) can just be bordered and quilted if you choose!









Poised Poinsettias

by Hoffman Fabrics

This group is based around the two large poinsettia prints (center in photo). If you want to make an elegant project, choose the group on the left, with the whites, reds and silvers. If a more traditional look is what you need, choose the group on the right, with its greens and reds. A little secret? We took a photo of the green & red poinsettia and dropped it into the One Block Wonder design program - fabulous! Just ask to see it at the counter.





Notions, News, and Other Interesting Stuff  
The latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects (Fall 2019) has just arrived, and we've got several copies! There are some really great quilts to make, and a lot of great techniques to learn. Stop in soon and pick up yours.

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