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Yankee Pride Quilts Mid-Month Update - September
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Where is our late summer heat wave?
It seems that we're going straight into Fall this year. Chilly nights, cooler days, and that haze in the sky from the fires out west have us speeding into autumn. Some of us on staff pulled jackets out this week, and others are fighting it every step of the way, with dresses, shorts, and sandals still part of our wardrobe. It's another odd month in a very odd year.

If you've visited us in the shop, you may have noticed that our inventory is down a bit. We've sold a lot of fabric over the last six months, and for much of that time, the fabric manufacturers were closed down, just like most businesses. They are up and running again, trying to catch up, but we are far from the only quilt shop in the country needing fabric, so it takes some time. Judy has met with most of our sales reps, and has ordered from everyone. Much of the fabric coming in to Yankee Pride now is tone-on-tone prints, because that's what was available to us. Over the next few months, more fabric variety should be arriving, and we will share it with you as we get it.

If you are coming to see us:

*Masks are mandatory, for both customers and staff.
*Please sanitize and/or glove at the door when you come in.
 (If you sanitize only, your hands must be completely dry before you touch any 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 if you're not comfortable coming in. Cindy has put more than 1,900 bolts of our inventory on the website, and Marti has added thread and books. 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.


 New Block of the Month

We are starting another BOM soon, 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.








We still have space if you want to sign up for "Nebula". It's a gorgeous quilt, and one where you can work on your piecing skills. Aren't those colors gorgeous? This BOM will run from January through October of 2021. Call the shop and sign up today!

 

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:

 

Dreamscape

by Benartex

There's something special about these prints - they're both elegant and abstract. It almost seems like you're looking through wrought iron fence in the fog. And it looks wildly different in each color. "Midnight" (top in photo), for example, looks spooky, like something out of a scary movie!


 


 


 


 

 

 

Harbor Springs

from Minick & Simpson

by Moda

You can count on these ladies for classic designs and colors. The floral (with a subtle background stripe - center in photo) makes a beautiful border, and the coordinates are clean and bright.  

 


 



 



 


 

 

Classic Scrolls & Blender

from Jackie Robinson

by Benartex

As you read above, Judy's stocking up on tone-on-tone prints. These lovelies work so well in floral quilts - they enhance your pretty focus fabrics, instead of taking over. They're also simple, but pretty enough to use as bag linings, when you want something a little more special than a solid.


 


Novelty prints

by Timeless Treasures

We've sold a lot of novelty prints for masks in the past six months. New stock like these is slowly arriving. We've had similar chickens who knit before (top in photo), and it flies out of the shop. And check out the black and white dog fabric (bottom right in photo). Can you find your favorite breed?


 



 



New Hue and Color Theory

by Kanvas Studio

All six of these fabrics are quite yummy! We can always use both rich colors and tone-on-tones in our stash. They're perfect in any part of your quilt, from piecing to binding.


 


 


 

 

 

Grunge

by Moda

Most of these fabrics are new to the shop. Our "Grunge" inventory was shrinking fast, and Judy was able to place an order with our Moda rep. This group has both darks and lights, and several mediums, too. "Grunge" is so easy to slip into your quilts, and it goes with almost everything!


 


 


 


 


 

Notions, News, and other Fun Stuff

We still have elastic in the shop, in both black and white. The black is 1/4" wide, and the white is 1/8" wide. If you're still making masks (as so many of us are), we've got what you need!








Coming Monday, on our website and social media: 

Do you hate picking out fabric, worried that your project won't look right?  Are you looking for something beautiful (and maybe a little challenging) to make when the snow flies? We will be taking orders for these two kits and more, in early October, for January delivery.  Look for all the information Monday morning on Facebook, Instagram, and at yankeepridequilts.com. 


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