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Yankee Pride Quilts Mid-Month Update - December
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Thank you!
We've said this a few times, but it bears repeating. Without all of your support throughout the pandemic, we would not be here. Customers and friends, both near and far, placed orders for pickup and shipping all spring, and have continued to do so, even now that the doors are open. For those customers close by, we love that you feel safe enough to stop in, whether it's to pick up fabric for new projects (and masks!), or just for some inspiration and to get out of the house for a while.

Judy chose to thank you all in a very big way - our Thank You sale, which finishes up tonight. Most of you received an email earlier in the week, but if you missed it, all of our regular-priced fabric on the bolt is now 15% off, both in store and online. No coupons or codes are necessary - it's all marked down through Saturday, December 19 at 11 p.m. We have more than 2,000 bolts online to choose from, including the ever-popular Kona solids, Moda Grunge, and Hoffman batiks, so make sure you peruse our pages for fabrics you just have to add to your stash.

Looking for last-minute handmade gifts? Our Ready-Mades are on the walls and tables of our Lower Level, and Rae has moved some of the holiday table runners upstairs near the front door. Check it out if you need a gift and have no time to make one! There's more information below.

The usual reminder if you are coming to see us:

*Masks are mandatory, for both customers and staff.
*Please sanitize at the door when you come in. Your hands must be completely dry before you can touch the fabric.
*Store capacity is 4 customers at once.
*We will remain closed on Sundays until further notice.

We are still processing orders to ship, and Store Pickups, so feel free to shop online. Cindy has put more than 2,200 bolts of our inventory on the website, and Marti has added thread, books, and patterns. We're doing our very best to make your Yankee Pride experience a good one, whether you're walking among the bolts or shopping from your couch.

Quilt-Along with Judy

Due to the pandemic and contact limitations, Yankee Pride is not currently doing a Mystery Quilt. Instead, we're trying something new: a quilt-along! We invite you all to take part. It's so easy to start: You can choose any quilt pattern you'd like, but if you're feeling stuck and want to try something new, click here to check out the free patterns from Windham Fabrics. They're really nice, not too difficult, and there are lots of choices (more than 60 pages worth!!). 

Judy is working hard on Blue Boardwalk, by Diane Nagle (at left). She has reworked the pattern using Studio 180's Wing Clipper II and Tucker Trimmer II. Those instructions are available now, by clicking here. You can print them out for yourself, and be on your way!

This week, we posted her progress with the lattice blocks on our social media channels. She's moving right along, and will be getting ready to assemble her quilt top soon. 

 Upcoming Block of the Month Projects

Update: Fabric is starting to arrive for "Nebula", so if you want to make this quilt, get in touch with us soon - we still have a little space left!

This BOM will run from January through October of 2021. Call the shop and sign up today!

Update on "American Glory":
This BOM was scheduled to start in November, but as of today (12/19), we have not yet received the fabric and instructions from the manufacturer. As soon as we do, we will contact everyone who has signed up for this project. Ruth has finished the store sample, and it is hanging in the shop for you to see. It's really beautiful in person! We thank you all for your patience.

December Hours/Closings
Thursday, December 24:  10 - 2
Friday, December 25: closed
Thursday, December 31: closed
Friday, January 1, 2021: closed
Monday, January 4: closed for inventory

In this difficult time, we hope you are able to enjoy your holiday, whether you're able to be with your families, or are celebrating long-distance on Zoom or FaceTime. We wish you a happy holiday season.


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:



by Andover

Blacks and grays are so striking! Modern quilters love them, but so do the rest of us. Either of these two prints will add some pop to your next project - use the black wavy print (right in photo) as a binding for a touch of 'wow'.






Perfect Union
from Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts

by Andover

We posted photos when we got the rest of this line a few issues ago. These two prints arrived last week and round out our collection. They are quite pretty so we wanted to make sure you saw them.






Novelty prints

by Robert Kaufman

The group on the left is for the kids, and the group on the right is for the adults...those wineglasses (top right in photo) would make fun masks for some of your friends, wouldn't they? And we just love the inclusive kids print (top left in photo). There's something to be said for peace and love.




Mill Pond

by Robert Kaufman

Small prints are always welcome in Reproduction-era projects, because we need somewhere for the eye to rest. These three fabrics will add color to your project, without taking over.



Notions, News, and other Fun Stuff

It's your last chance to grab a gift that's both lovely and easy. Many of our store samples are still available for purchase. These are projects we made to show off fabric or a pattern, as a class sample, or sometimes just for fun. Most of these are downstairs in our classroom space, but Rae has moved some of the holiday runners upstairs and hung them near the front door. Stop in and check out what we've got - you may just find the perfect gift!

Deanna is signing people up for our Sulky Club! This is a club we've run in the past, for people who just love the Sulky 12-wt embroidery thread, but do not yet have a collection . Over the course of six months, you will receive 80 different embroidery threads! If you participated last time around, you can sit this one out - you already have all these threads. The price is $24.99/month, and if you live far away, we do ship for a small additional fee. The club starts in January. Stop in or call to sign up!

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