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MARCH 2022 Newsletter

MARCH, 2022

Spring is inevitable, but it sure seems a long way off when it is so cold outside.  Quilting in a cozy sewing room sounds fun, though!  And with our new website (, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to get new fabric for your spring projects.  Read on to hear about all the fun things coming in March!


Soup & Sew 

March 4


We will be staying open late on Friday, March 4.  And we will be having a Soup and Sew.  Grab your project, your buddies and join us for a fun evening with hot soup and friends.  Several of us will be learning how to hand quilt and you are welcome to join us to learn some tips on this quilting skill.

March Madness Sale
March 7-12
Did you miss our after Christmas sale? Help us clear the shelves for new spring arrivals. Start the season out with 20% off storewide.

Also receive an extra 15% off sale closet and watch for daily select items at 50%.

St. Patrick's Day Sale
March 14-19
All green fabric will be discounted 17% the entire week to help you celebrate St. Patrick's day.

3-"Yard Work" Sale and Sew Day
March 21-26 (sale) and Wednesday March 23 (sew day)
Come do some spring "Yard Work" without getting your hands dirty or back sore.  All week long, purchase a 3-Yard Quilt book at regular price and get your 3 yards of fabric for 20% off.  Come in from 10:00-2:00 Wednesday to join others in sewing up your favorite 3-Yard Quilt.  If you have already purchased your book and fabric, there will be no charge for the work day.

Call (406.883.3643) or sign up on our website ( ) today to hold your spot.

Shamrock Potholder
Saturday, March 12
10:00 - 1:00  $20.00 includes all materials

Join Mary Jamison in making this cute Shamrock Potholder just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Kreative Kids Spring/Easter Project
Wednesday, March 16
10:00-1:00, $20.00 (includes all materials)

Come spend your day off from school sewing a springy project with Mary Jamison.  Bring your lunch, a machine and an extra bobbin.  Or call the store to sign up for one of our machines.  Everything you need to make your creation will be provided.

Cork Clutch Class
Saturday, March 19

10:00-4:00, $20.00 + supplies

Judiee is back from down south to bring you her famous Cork Clutch class.  If you've been fortunate enough to take this class before, you will receive a discount.  Don't wait to sign up, though, this class fills up fast!

It's Not Hard Beginner's Blocks
Weekly on Wednesdays, January 12- March 9
10:00-4:00, $20/session

New to quilting? Haven’t sewn for years? Like a variety of blocks? 
There's still time and room to join!

This quilt combines a base of eighteen Irish Chain blocks with seventeen other blocks that either have a name related to gambling/gaming or salvation. (For example: Roulette Wheel and Bright Morning Star).  If you join us weekly, you'll have enough blocks to create a unique quilt designed by Mary Jamison which will include Irish Chain blocks and other classic designs.


From Northcott:

Stonehenge Heavy Metal 


From Stof Fabric:

Fillipa's Line and Medinilla Monkey

From Elizabeth's Studio:

Camper's panel

Susan's Musings

Winter settled in for a spell this last week but brought with it these clear blue sky mornings with the snow glistening like diamonds. I am especially thankful for a warm house and cozy blanket so I can sit and enjoy the sun peeking up over the Missions. The promise that spring is about here comes with the return of some of our “summer” birds. We even had a robin in the tree this week.

Spring Quilt Market has been canceled again this year so many of the vendors have been out in force showing the new lines. I still have a hard time ordering Christmas fabric in February or even some lines that won’t ship until late 2022 for spring 2023. Selecting new fabric is one of the most exciting yet most challenging aspects of owning this business. Trying to guess the trends and considering the clientele we cater to can be overwhelming. The sale closet attests to some of the mistakes I have made in ordering.

I’ve been trying to carve out a little more time to do some sewing instead of just sorting and fondling fabric in my stash. I have actually completed 2 quilts so far this year. I got my trusty little featherweight out to bring to the store last week and again was delighted with purr of that smooth running machine. I don’t think I will ever get hooked to the point of having an extensive collection of them but they are an addictive passion. My Facebook feed is 80% featherweight sites. I marvel at the prices some of them bring but also the luck some people have finding them at yard sales or thrift stores for $10-$25. Sewing on it and wondering what projects it has sewed over its lifespan of 73 years brings to mind the hope that this desire to create stays active, not only for me but for future generations. I am encouraged when I see the modern quilt movement gaining momentum with young people. I love watching Mary Jamison work with the kids that come in for our Kreative Kids Klass.

As quilters and sewers we all need to be challenged to keep this art alive. We make quilts and other things and give them away but what do we do to introduce others to the art? Challenge yourself to introduce a new person to the joy of piecing small blocks into a masterpiece. Their masterpiece may be a simple rag quilt or even a pillowcase but it can be the beginning of a new journey.

Keep warm, keep those machines humming, and most importantly watch for the small blessings that surround you.