What's New At PSQ

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's New at PSQ As of 3-31-11

Hoffman Batiks – As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we have over 200 batiks scheduled to come in over the next few months and today, they started trickling in.  We received 19 bolts of Hoffman’s beautiful essentials in several gorgeous colors!  Check them out because this is only the beginning! 

Four Seasons at Minglewood by Debbie Roberts – “Four Seasons at Minglewood” showcases the talents of Nebraska quilter Debbie Roberts and her quilting community.  You’ll find a stunning block-of-the-month quilt with 15 blocks to cover even the largest bed.  Several variations of this sampler quilt are included.”  Okay so now you have the facts, let me tell you what I think…the blocks are fantastic and varied.  No two are even close to being alike and you can either make the sampler or pick a block you love and make a quilt of all one block.  There is also a beautiful appliqué that is perfect to set in the center of your sampler OR stands alone as a wall hanging or table topper.  Lots of options make this book the perfect addition to your quilting library.
Table Talk: Runners, Toppers and Family Treats by Gudrun Erla – “For Gudrun Erla, gathering at the dinner table brings back special memories of friends and family in her native Iceland.  These memories are the inspiration for her first Kansas City Star quilt book.  Included are 16 projects designed to grace your table and Gudrun’s family recipes to share with yours.  Six pieced projects can be done with simple sewing room staples.  There are four quilt-as-you-go projects – excellent “quickies” to whip up for friends and family.  There’s also a collection of holiday projects like the festive “Wrap It Up” runner, and three projects made from fabric leftovers, along with creative recipes for those dinner leftovers.  It’s all there to enjoy..at the table.”  I LOVE this book.  The number of projects inside will blow you away and most are quick and easy to make in an afternoon or over a weekend.  I love projects with instant gratification and these designs fit that bill perfectly.  Oh, and did I mention there are yummy recipes, too!  Yep.  Make a table runner then make the yummy chocolate cookies as well!

Home on the Plains:  Quilts and the Sod House Experience by Kathleen Moore and Stephanie Whitson –  “Inspired by sod house homemakers’ words and quilts, Kathy Moore and Stephanie Whitson tell about those hard working women striving to create a home on the plains..in houses made of dirt.  While struggling to survive, they still found time for beauty, cutting scalloped edges on shelf paper, growing geraniums on their windowsills and planting roses in the yard.  And they made quilts – lovely, intricate quilts to brighten their homes.  Peek into the homes and lives of these Nebraska women.  You’ll want to use one of the eight timeless patterns or one of the variations included to make a quilt in remembrance of their courageous spirit.”  Well, I think that just about says it all.  A great history book with quilting patterns, too! 

One More Thing
Here's a photo of the 108" fabric we got in a few weeks ago.  They are perfect for backings.  Check them out!

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