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Yankee Pride Quilts August Newsletter
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Where has the summer gone?
It's August already! Time seems to be very abstract to us these days, as the pandemic continues. Most of us are back to work, and so many are trying to navigate the upcoming school year, whether it's college or primary schools. It's a whole new frontier - one so different from any we've experienced before. 

That is exactly why our hobby/obsession is so important. For almost all of us, quilting is our happy place. It's fulfilling (even on a bad quilting day we enjoy the process!), it's calming, and in addition to making gorgeous things for ourselves and others, we solve the problems of the world sitting at our machines (or on our couches for those of us doing handwork). We love the colors, the patterns, the routine, the creativity, and the freedom quilting allows us. Hopefully you are making time for yourself to sew, even if it's in between mask-making. Raise your hand if you're getting tired of making masks...

The shop is now open six days a week, and we're back to our regular hours - we will remain closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future. New fabrics are coming in, and Judy is starting to hear from the fabric sales reps about meeting to place new orders. We can't wait to see the reps - it's so much fun to see their samples, and to look forward to what will be arriving at the shop. The staff also really enjoys watching Judy work, going through the piles of samples, deciding specifically what fabrics she wants to buy, with you, her customers, in mind.

With Vermont's mask mandate now in effect, retail shops are allowed to increase their capacity, but we are keeping our number at 4 customers. Our customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive for our efforts of keeping everyone safe, so Judy has decided to stick with what's working. Once four of you enter, we hang a sign on the door, so make sure you check before you come in! We want your shopping experience to remain a positive one, and a healthy one. 


 New Block of the Month

We are starting another BOM later this year, and it's perfect for those who like to make patriotic quilts and Quilts of Valor - it's "American Glory" from Wilmington Prints. This is an 8-month program, with some fabulous blocks, as you can see here. The finished quilt is 61" x 81" - great for a twin-sized bed.
*The cost will be $21.50/month. 
*This BOM starts in November 2020.

If want to get in on the fun, please call the shop at 872-9300 or email us at staff@yankeepridequilts.com.

 

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:

 

Little Red

by Clothworks

These prints are just adorable! What better way to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood than with a quilt as a reference. And for the little ones, the wolf on these prints doesn't look scary at all! Make a fun quilt to snuggle under while you read with the kids in your life.



 

Radiance

from Sue Zipkin

by Clothworks

This group was just the shot of color we needed, and a lovely break from all the holiday fabric that's been arriving (you'll see them below). All the motifs in this line look like watercolor paintings - they're just gorgeous! And the panel (photo below) is pretty special. 


 


 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Flourish 13

by Robert Kaufman

These are some pretty prints to coordinate with the holiday fabrics in your own collection. The black and silver holly and berries print (center in photo) is stunning - make a set of napkins or a table runner, and your guests will be jealous!


 


 


 


 


 
 



Frosted Flight

by Hoffman

Here is another small group of fabrics that are a little different than the classic holiday fare. The black and the gray (bottom in photo) look like stormy weather, and the simplicity of the branches and berries are just lovely.


 


 



 

 



Holiday Decadence

by Hoffman

Need some classic large prints and dependable 'go-with' pieces? They're right here - poinsettias, and holly and berries, in a few colorways. They are always popular, and they work for almost everyone. Coordinate one of the poinsettia prints with some of the fabric in your holiday stash, and get ready to sew!


 


 


 

 

  

Winter's Grandeur 8

by Robert Kaufman

Silver seems to be THE sparkle this year - we've gotten so many holiday prints with silver highlights - they're really beautiful! We know one print in this group will fly out the door - it's not often you get both cardinals AND chickadees on the same fabric (center in photo). We have plenty of customers who love them both, and we know they will be adding this one to their stash.


 


Holiday Heartland

by Henry Glass

This line is reminiscent of one we had a year ago - fabric that didn't last long on the shelves. There's something about barns, trucks, snow, and quilts that appeals to so many quilters. Maybe it reminds us of our lovely state in the winter. The above photo is the coordinates - simple reds and greens, and a print of red and white quilts hanging on a clothesline. The showstoppers are below: both the panel and the advent calendar.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
 

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
www.yankeepridequilts.com
9 Main Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452