GOLDEN STATE QUILTING NEWS FLASH!
So much has happened in February that we had to send you an update! In a nutshell:
GOLDEN STATE QUILTING HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLE EXCHANGE
What happens when you roll two pieces of 6 ½” x 21” fabric together with a sheet of Half Square Triangle Exchange Paper, take it home and sew them all together? You get 28 (2” when finished) HST’s! The more you sew and bring back to exchange the more variety of HST’s you will receive. Just perfect for the projects in Edyta Sitar’s Friendship Triangles book (available for purchase at the store) or any project that uses 2” finished half square triangles!
FREE SPIRIT FABRICS UPDATE
We received word that Free Spirit fabric lines will be picked up by Jaftex (owners of Blank, eStudio fabrics and many others).
“The plan under the ownership is to ensure minimal disruption to the marketplace in terms of FreeSpirit’s current distribution and introduction of new lines. We will continue to move forward with all of the existing marketing and sales efforts.”
WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO OFFER YOU A GREAT SELECTION OF FREE SPIRIT FABRICS, including Kaffe and his Collective, Tula Pink, and many other Free Spirit fabrics & artists.
MARCH MADNESS SHOP HOP IS IN 10 DAYS
Quilter's March Madness Shop Hop AND Shop Hop Challenge - March 8-11
Are You Up for a Challenge? Join 11 of Northern California's premiere quilt shops for our 12th annual Shop Hop March 8-11, 2018. Travel to all your old favorites while visiting the new shops too! Shops will be open late - hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Thursday March 8 - Saturday March 10, and 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday March 11. Shop Hop prizes include gift certificates from each shop, gas cards, and daily shop raffles.
How do you meet the challenge? At each shop you will be shown an element - it could be a block, or a technique - anything goes! Your challenge is to incorporate all 11 elements into a project no larger than 45" x 45". Your choice of design, colors and fabrics! The theme this year is "Small Town USA" - Show us what that means to you! Projects will be displayed and enjoyed at all 11 shops during the summer and will be voted on by fellow quilters and shop visitors to win some great prizes (these are in addition to the awarded shop hop participation prizes)! Your challenges will also be displayed at the “Quilting in the Garden” Show at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore Sept 22-23, 2018. The winners of the challenge prizes will be revealed at the quilt show!
Check out all of the upcoming classes and events at the shop-