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It’s A Grande Old Flag!

The time is almost here and we are anticipating a very memorable gathering with friends joining us from coast to coast.  We have  10 states that are represented this gathering.  Yay Us!   It is  our pleasure to welcome our out of 
town guests and my whole staff has worked extremely hard to make this all happen and be special for all that attend our events.   The shop is full of great trending decor and of course we have several new quilts to show off to our students and other surprises that we have saved just for the event.

 The SchoolRoom is set to go with lots of pops of red, white, and blue to inspire your imagination right down to the paper striped red and white runners on the tables.   Carol arrives on Sunday and then its time to get quilting on her “Mrs. Lincoln” quilt.   This is an amazing one of kind for attending students because the pattern will not be out to the public until fall market in Houston.   Carol used my new “Riverbanks” fabric and it turned out to be a fabulous choice.  The outside border is on re-order since it sold out and expected to be back in sometime in July which is lucky since we have also used it in several of our quilts.

Linda’s project is the “Lincoln House Sampler” she designs her samplers with great authenticity. Low and behold the quote she used in the sampler is the Lincoln quote we sell in the shop.  Again the sampler is something that will not be available to the public until March of 2018.     Besides our projects this year we are also doing a friendship block exchange.  We have talked the talk for a couple of years and this year we will make it happen.  

I will give you a preview in pictures showing you a couple of our shop girl quilt favorites for the season.  “Antique Pinwheels” by Selma and my antique “Bars and Stripes”was recreated by Suzanne. “Road to California” is a small held by our Folk Angel and “Lady of the Lake” are also by Suzanne.

  I hope you are noticing our new home decor scattered through out.  It is fun to add the fluff to the fray.   The boat we have on the table with our tulips in it is sold with a tin insert so it can be a focal or centerpiece for your summer entertaining when serving summer drinks and salads.  We are ready for our first  2017 Gathering and Summer.  We can hardly wait!