So much has happened in February that we had to send you an update!  In a nutshell:

  • Quilt Camp Session One was a huge success, with eight happy campers spending three blissful days working on a Creative Grids Pineapple Quilt project, Pink Sand Beach purse and a Moda Cupcake or Cake mix project!  We have a few more spaces left for March, but don’t delay!  
  • We kicked off the Half-Square Triangle Exchange, featuring 1800’s reproduction fabrics.
  • We received the beautiful Graphics Gems BOM by Sarah J in stunning Marcus Brothers batiks (Lapis/Emerald and Garnet/Sapphire color ways).  Sign up in the shop and get started.
  • Bad news:  Coats announced that they are exiting the fabric business, and will be discontinuing production of Free Spirit fabrics with no additional deliveries as of May.  
  • Good news:  Jaftex announced their intention to acquire the Free Spirit lines!!!!
  • March Madness Shop Hop is coming on March 8th through the 11th.


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!

  1. Purchase “Cinnamon Sticks” at the store until 3/31/18 to make the required number of half-square triangles for your project. We have rolled a dark/medium and light 1800’s reproduction with right sides together and layered the HST paper on top.  You pin the HST paper in place, lower your stitch length (to make it easier to take off the paper) and sew on the dotted lines.
  2. Cut the 28 HST’s apart on the solid lines, keeping track of your total number (Baggies to the rescue). DO NOT REMOVE THE PAPER FROM THE HST’s until you have completed the exchange and start to sew your project.
  3. Bring your finished HST’s to the store any time until 4/15/18. We will collect all of them(keeping track of how many you brought us!), mix them all up and give you back the number of HST’s you provided, beginning 4/20/18!



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.



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-