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Event news and a Log Cabin quilt show

March 15, 2021 by  
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Hello Quilters,
We are still sewing.  When we finish one old project, we start 3 new projects!

Traditional Log Cabin – Barn Raising

Hello Everyone, 
It was beautiful outside last week.  My daffodils are glorious.  I pulled weeds and spread pine needles.  Then I had to spend some “me” time in my recliner. There is nothing like a little yard work to make you feel your age. Mom and I started potting tomato plants for the Church Plant Sale later this spring.  (Early in May) I worked on some old projects at night.  More ripping than sewing on this old project.  I hope to have pictures next week.

Save the Date for our “Show and Tell” Event

Friday, April 9 and Saturday. April 10, 2021

We are going to have a big “Show and Tell” event.  Bring all the quilts and quilt tops that you have made.  Bring a yard chair.  We’ll be outside at the barn.  Assuming that the weather cooperates, it should be a fun day.  (If the weather is cold or rainy, we’ll reschedule.)  We’ll have coffee and muffins.  We’ll still be careful.  We’ll be respectful of space.  We’ll do another event later if you are not comfortable being out yet.  Plan to arrive about 10ish and we’ll start the Show and Tell at 11ish.  It will be helpful if you let us know if you are coming, so we can prepare enough muffins, but a reservation is not required.

As you know, we are working on our church yard sale.  The money we raise goes for college scholarships.  If you would like to bring items for the yard sale, we will gladly accept them.  We are looking for basic household items like sheets and towels and kitchen items.  We sell a lot of old suitcases.  Please do not bring random electronics. Don’t even think about bringing that old treadmill that’s taking up space in your sewing room.

Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything or make an appointment to shop. Taxes and shipping will be added to orders. Remember, we do not have a shopping cart on our website.  If you need us for anything, call and make a shopping appointment.

Shopping Time

You can always make an appointment for any time that suits you by calling Cindy at the number above.  We would love to see you. Just call this week if you need to have some retail therapy. We will be here for certain on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 10am – 2ish.   Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between Statesville and Mocksville, NC.

Some Kits

Wishing Star Kit
90″ x 90″
Pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts

Kit contains all the fabric for the quilt top, the beautiful border print, the pattern and the binding fabric.

Tulip Crosses Kit
95″ x 95″
Pattern by Acorn Quilts

Kit contains all the fabric for the quilt top, the border print, the pattern and the binding fabric.

Quilt Show

Log Cabin quilts are a great way to use up a bunch of random fabrics.  There are many ways to make a Log Cabin.  Eleanor Burns built her whole career on the “Quilt in a Day” concept.  You can make them traditional.  Make them wonky.  Make them skinny and fat. Our favorite resource is Marti Michelle’s book, Log Cabin ABC’s, ($21.98) My favorite tools are her log cabin rulers.  They come in a range of sizes.
Here are a few log cabin quilts to illustrate the concept of strong contrast.

Scrap quilt tips
1) Organize your scraps into smaller tubs that you can handle.  Big tubs that you have to dig around in are not encouraging to the creative process.  My bigger pieces are organized by color in file size boxes.  I have smaller boxes that I put my extra squares into.  Leftover 2 1/2″ squares go in one box.  3″ squares in another.  It’s amazing how quickly they add up.  Store small pieces flat in boxes rather than cramming them in a zipper bag.  They will be ready to sew, you won’t have to iron them again, and they won’t be all raggedy.  You know you need to good trip to the dollar store….
I hate to say it, because I love for people to buy fabric. but fabric prices are getting ready to jump up. Taking care of your stash is going to become very important.
2) As you can see from the quilts above, good contrast is very important.  This is where sorting your scraps into piles of light and dark is a useful technique.  If you can’t decide which pile it goes in, save it for another quilt.  The market is full of medium value fabrics. Color is not as important and whether it is light or dark.
We will talk about whether to wash or not to wash next week.
3) I just got a new machine with a wider stitch ability than I was used to.  I was frustrated that my small pieces were getting jammed down into the bobbin space and making a snarly mess every time I started to sew. So I bought a straight stitch throat plate to use when I am piecing. BIG DIFFERENCE.  SOLVED MY PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY.  If you are having trouble with this, I would recommend  buying one.  Thanks to Shirley and everyone at Sew Original for fixing my problem.

Come to see us this week.  Bring what you are working on to show us.  Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything or make an appointment to shop.


One last thing, something new is coming this fall.  During the months of October and November, we will be participating in the ALL CAROLINA’S SHOP HOP.  This will incorporate shops all over NC and SC. Look for the page on Facebook.  More details to follow.

Keep reading our newsletters.  We’ll have something different to feature each week. If your friends need to sign up, please go to our website, and put your info in the signup box.  Make sure you click on the desktop version, if you are looking on your phone, to get the full  website with all the quilt photos.

Tell your friends to look for our newsletters on Facebook.
Search for The Quilter’s Gallery or Cynthia Page.

Curly says, “Come see me.  And don’t forget the carrots’.

Cindy – 704-376-2531
Patti – 704-807-6992












Save the Date

Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St.
Sanford, NC 27330
Jan. 14, 2022 – 9am – 5 pm
Jan. 15, 2022 – 9am – 4 pm.

We have assembled more than 30 of your favorite small businesses that feature the best products for quilters and knitters.  Spend the day shopping for quilting fabrics, yarns for knitting, and wools for appliqué and much more.
QFAM starts early at 9am with Early Bird Specials.  Many vendors will have selected items on sale from 9am – 10am. Throughout the day, we will have hourly door prize drawings.  We plan to give away a couple of sewing machines as well!
Plan to arrive early and spend the day.  The first 100 people in the door, get an extra ticket to win all day long.
Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House will be serving her wonderful chicken salad and baked goods for your pleasure.


Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC
Jan. 28, 2022 from 9 am – 5 pm
Jan. 29, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendar for this fabulous shopping event!
Spend the day shopping for quilting fabrics, yarns for knitting, and wools for appliqué.  Books, patterns and notions will inspire you to create.  Shop for a new sewing machine or a long arm sewing machine.  Our vendors are quilt shops and knitting shops.  Some vendors dye their own fabrics and some “grow” their own yarns on their farms.  Some vendors design their own patterns and some just know where to order the “best stuff”.
There will be hourly door prizes and each day at 3pm, Sew Original from Winston Salem and Studio Stitch from Greensboro will be giving away a Bernina Sewing machine.  (You must be present to win a machine.)  Arrive early.  Be one of the first 100 people in the door, and you will get an extra ticket to win all day long.
Cafe 220 will be there with their fabulous food and Troyer’s Bakery will have delicious baked goods.

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