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Yankee Pride Quilts Mid-Month Update - March
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The snow is melting!
The snow is indeed melting...for now. We're sure to get another winter punch at some point soon, but for now, it's melting and the rivers are rising, giving way to flooding and ice jams. Stay safe, and take the main roads when you can. 

We are ready for Shop Hop! Vermont Shop Hop 2019 starts this Friday, and runs through Sunday, March 31. Yankee Pride has lots of fabric on the shelves, kits ready to go, and snacks to keep your energy up as you travel the state to all the other great shops. Each shop has its own vibe, and all our fabric collections are just a little bit different. Pick up a free original pattern, visit with the staff, and see what we all have to offer. We hope you have a wonderful time! See your passport for daily hours, and directions to all the shops. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Vermont Shop Hop 2019
At last - Shop Hop is finally here! Grab your passports and your GPS, fill your gas tank, and get ready to roam the state in search of quilt shops from Derby to Wilmington. This year's Hop runs from this Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 31. You haven't picked up your passport yet? No worries - stop in at Yankee Pride - we have plenty! This year's premium is the best one yet - free fabric! With the purchase of your Shop Hop passport comes one half yard of fabric - any one you want, as long as it's under $15 a yard. We'll keep our fingers crossed for good weather, and safe travel conditions.

Spring Classes
Our full Spring 2019 class schedule is now online! Below are some new classes beginning in the next few weeks:

Holiday Banners with Deanna (April 4). Deanna does such lovely wool work. She discovered this pattern last year, and thought it would be a good beginning class. Choose from a Halloween or Holiday banner. They're great fun!

Star Storm Mini with Vickie Hutchins (April 13). The sample for this class has gotten lots of attention from customers! Sign up to make your own quilt, using Victoria Findlay Wolfe's pattern, and Vickie Hutchins' instruction.

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 March Weekend Sales

All our weekend sales now start on Fridays,
so you have an extra day to come in and save!
March 15 - 17: 20% off one book or pattern

March 22 - 24: Fat Quarter Sale!
All regular-priced fat quarters are $2.25
All sale-priced fat quarters are $1.50
(No custom-cut fat quarters during Shop Hop)

March 29 - 31: 20% off yellow 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!

Sweet Harmony
from American Jane
by Moda

Here's a happy group of fabric - nice, bright 30s prints. Judy leaned toward the primary colors when she ordered this line. There are medium prints, and tiny dots - perfect to fit into your 30s stash. Isn't it time to make something?


Coastal Paradise
by Henry Glass

We've had enough of winter - let's think about warm, sunny days, and walking on the beach - this line will help you do just that! From the seagulls (top in photo) all the way to shells (bottom in photo), you've got what you need to chase the winter blues away. Make a pretty wall hanging to bring summer to your sewing room. Cindy's using the seagull print to make a small wall quilt commemorating her trips to the Outer Banks. 










Pin Stripe

by Makower

Little tiny stripes can add a lot of interest to your projects. We've got a few new colors here. These are perfect for inner borders and bindings - the work is done for you!















Kaffe Fassett Collective

by FreeSpirit Fabrics

Judy ordered just a few bolts of new Kaffe - they can mix in nicely with the layer cakes and 6-inch rolls we got last week! We know a lot of you like to play with all Kaffe's bright colors.





On Meadowlark Pond

from Kansas Troubles

by Moda

We have lots of Kansas Troubles fabrics, so Judy orders just a few pieces from the new lines, to go along with our inventory. These great prints may spur some inspiration to start a new project!









Painted Forest

by Hoffman

These stunning digital prints from Hoffman are from McKenna Ryan's new line. Her fabrics are so great for landscapes, and can also be cut up and used as details in other projects. 






Around Town

by Hoffman

This group actually comes all together. Originally a 2-yard panel, we cut them up and bundled them so you can actually see what's here. The bundle consists of one half-yard piece (the farm print), and six coordinating fat quarters (right in photo). You can make a whole baby quilt top with just this one bundle!




Only You

by Andover 

Such pretty blues make us yearn for spring. Make a pretty dress for a little girl, or placemats and napkins to brighten your table. We love the brightness of these prints!








by Hoffman

Wow - look at all the batiks that arrived this week! In our last issue, we got lots of greens - it appears that the blues came with this order. Are you ready for a new project? How about a brand-new bag for spring?








by dear STELLA

We saved the gorgeous spring prints for last, in order to make you smile. There are so many possibilities with this line! Quilts and runners and placemats and wall hangings and curtains and clothing and more. Will a "One-Block Wonder" work with the focus fabric (left in photo)? 




Notions, News & Other Notes

There's excitement in the shop for our Star Storm Mini class, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe's modern style has lots of fans, so Marti ordered another of her patterns - Tooth and Nail. This looks like quite a fun project! It makes a good-sized throw, and would look fabulous in batiks!

On the other end of the spectrum, we got this great book on Reproduction-era quilts. Step Back in Time, from Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison, has 13 vintage-inspired designs, and true stories paired with each quilt pattern. It's always fun to learn a little history while we're quilting!

Join our  Aurifil Club  before or during Shop Hop, and as a Club member, get 20% off your Aurifil purchases during the Hop! The spool of white and the thread case are a great deal at $14.99. It's worth the price even if you just want to store the Aurifil thread you already have! Don't wait too long, though - there are a limited number of cases available, and once we sell out, the Club will be full.
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