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2017 Girl Clubs you can join: 
Please make a mental note that you are seeing our 2016 projects in the pictures.   There is nothing that is ready for the NEW YEAR, the clubs all will be on going and several new ones will be added or old clubs being switched up!  As soon as we know more details from our designers the info will be posted to help you with your handwork preferences for this year.

Our “Girl Clubs” are fun to belong to because they are a way of gifting yourself with a unique new and exciting handwork project that most people don’t have  It will most likely pertain to the upcoming season or holiday.   We try to keep our projects exclusive and partner  with our favorite designers so you know you will have something that is one of a kind.

You may think that some projects seem high priced but when you think of a designer only designing for at the most 200 people she has to be paid for her time and coming up with an exclusive design that only her club members are offered.  Please Remember! Projects are not returnable and when you make a club commitment it is for a year.   You must call us if you decide not to continue for the next year. 

I hope you will find your new clubs very enjoyable and if you have not tried one I hope you will give us a call 608-588-2510.

For anyone joining clubs please read carefully:

It is your responsibility to call us if you change your credit card number or have had it compromised or have a new address.  Please , if we call you once, call us back to let us know if you have any changes or wish to be taken off the club. We do not want to make call after call and never hear from you. If we have to call you more than twice and not hear from you, you will be taken out of the club.  I’m sure you can understand that this can become a problem for us and we must figure out when enough is enough. Thank you for being mindful.

The Staff

Just when you think you have seen it all!  It’s time for us to dream up something new for you to love.  I have been thinking about this idea for the past three months and the shop girls already have been working on projects we were thinking might fit this idea.  We are all in now and I am ready to see if I can peak your interest and get you tied to the past with us.  

Introducing our Newest Girl Club for 2017!  My Dream Team!

This is a club made up of some of my favorite designers that have been with me over the past 34 years and helped mold our shop into what it is today.  I couldn’t be more pleased over this new club.  Joining us in 2017: 

Plum Street, The Scarlet House, Pineberry Lane, La D Da, Chessie and Me, and Blackbird Designs!  What do you think Soul Sisters?

Welcome aboard the newest girl club:

“Soul Sisters Handwork”

The club will begin in March/April this gives us time to get you registered and our featured designer ready to go and us ready to ship.  Lori Markovic from La D Da is going to get this new club rolling.  As you can see we will ship every two months with a new designers project and be ending the club in January/February of 2018.  

This is what I know:  May June is Plum Street, July August is The Scarlet House, September/ October is Blackbird Designs, November/December is Pineberry Lane, and January / February of 2018 is Chessie & Me!  I see nothing but amazing when I look at this dream team. 

Our registration is OPEN and we can’t wait to hear from you.

Each designer has artistic license to choose fabric count and thread preference, the designs will be new and exclusive for the year.  The cost I am just estimating at this point because I know it will vary.  I am thinking between $40 – and $65 and if a larger project or silks a bit more.  This is going be so much fun and the anticipation knowing these designers is even more exciting.

Esther Iddison 1832 Sampler

continues into 2017

Esther has shipped (9-14-2016) and Linda will begin her stitch along by the end of this week, she has your emails and that will be the way she keeps contact with you all.  You have two months to get your border stitched.  Enjoy!!! and then part two will be in your mail box.

This Club BeginLinda'ss in September of 2016!  It is our first Sew Along!  We are so excited and lucky to be working with Linda from  Chessie & Me. 

It’s the end of April and we have 52 club members registered at this time.  So Excited over this lovely.

“Esther Iddison 1832 Sampler” 

We are offering this sampler project with Gentle Arts wool threads on a 32 count Lakeside Vintage Examplar linen or 36 count Vintage Examplar linen and Gentle Arts cotton thread.   We are willing to work with you on your linen if it is possible but you will need to talk to us.  We need your preferences into us by July 14th so i fcan get everything ordered in a timely manor.

***You will need to choose the option you prefer but the original was stitched with wool thread.  We will have four shipments and that is where the sew along idea comes in.  More info will follow but I thought you would love to see an actual picture of the antique Linda is reproducing for this club. 

We can’t wait to hear from you!  I have a estimate of the total cost for the Wool thread and Cotton thread choices. 

FYI:  Wool approximately $275.00, Cotton approximately $135.00.  If you have registered for our Stitch along please call with preference by July14th, 2016.

“2017 Tied to the Past”

The name of this New Girl Club tells the story.  These are all quilts from the past and they were  tied quilts in the beginning.  2017 of course  brings another new twist to this amazing club.   We will continue to use textures and draw from our reproduction fabric in the shop,  the quilting  on the quilts will be traditional, but nothing will be tied this year.  This year we are focusing on our favorite antiquities, beautiful fabric brought back to life with a new purpose, a way of modernizing history so to speak.  Suzanne is working on the first new quilt for the year and after seeing it today I feel confident you will be very pleased.

There will only be four shipments per year. 

Please note:  Pictures are from the past but new will be posted soon. 

  We are ready to shi030p your last project for 2015.  It looks like it 015was Tied to the Past and just surfaced out of the steamer trunk.  Here is are a few peeks.  You can expect to find it in your mail boxes this week December 12th.  I hope you enjoy these great old heirloom pieces we are creating for your enjoyment.  Suzanne created this great worn and loved quilt for you.


2017 “PRIM SISTER”  This is truly our Prim Lovers Club!

****The Newest Prim Sister has arrived!  HO!HO!HO!  It’s “Kringle Company011 1820″  and will be shipping th010e first week in December! 

You will love the velvet, rusty bells, tin roof linen, a Manor House red fabric, wool and ribbon that comes ready for you to stitch and put together. 

This is going to be one of your favorite holiday treasures for sure! 

Merry Christmas!


“Anna Prims” we’ll be finishing shipments tomorrow 9-15-2016.  I know you will enjoy Linda’s September project.  Box, velvet, pins and sampler included.

“1776 House” !  So appropriate and a fun project right down to the little antiqued roll up flag.

Here is a001 picture of our newest Prim Sister club project Linda has designed.   It is called “Faded Flowers Needlebook”.  You use a new overdyed  company’s wool, overdyed threads,  The Dames of the Needle g028reat dyed ribbon, overdyed velvet and accessories that make it all come together.  We are shipping this week 3-7-2016.

Prim Sister will begin shipping in March 2017.  There are 4 shipments per year.   The needlework pictured is from 2016.  Linda has some great plans for the new year that will keep you loving her Prim Designs so please join us for a year of great Prim Sister fun.

Linda Thr005aen was a new face to our club members in 2013 and she has not disappointed any of us.  Her company is called:  “The Pinkeep”. We all had the great pleasure of actually meeting her as she attended our Boxwood & Berries Gathering in 2013 and she was  a guest desig013ner at the 2014 Boxwood & Berries Gathering  sharing the teaching responsibilities with Maggie Bonanomi .

Our last design for 2015 from “The PinKeep”  came just in time for the holidays.   I know everyone has lovedtogether all of her past designs. The “1872 Thread Keep an007d Pinkeep” was stitched on 30 count Weeks Straw with overdyed threads, wool, fabric, rings and ribbon all includedHere is  a picture of Linda’s  “Sarah Hand’s Simple House”.

Time for Christmas and that is just what Linda’s project is all about’  it is called “Home for the Holidays”.  Everyone enjoyed this great primitive pinkeep drum.


0012017 Nickel & Dime Girl Club
Are you anxious for the last nickel & dime club project for 2016, if you aren’t you should be, Selma has out done herself on004 this one!  Of course I will let you be the judge, it shipped the week of December 5th so you should be getting yours or have it by now.  
“Winter Greetings” is 45 x 45 and I promise it will get lots of good use over the next couple of months.  It’s a winner girls, enjoy, and Happy Holiday stitching from all of us shop girls.  FYI: Selma is already working on her first 2017 project!
Selma Bennett is another Shop Girl that is into designing  she loves this club and the challenges of figuring out something special for her club members.  New this year is we will be adding dime cuts to the kits.  We always are into switching004 things up to keep them fresh.  
Selma has taught quilting and can just look at a pattern and see the infinite possibilities a design offers and she is always playing with the 5″ square idea but now we are adding a 10″ square.  The one thing she is always stressing to me is that you don’t waste a square you use it all and that is a big plus to this club. 
This is pretty little  “MAE” Selma’s newest nickel club quilt pictured on the right, it measures 40″ x 50″ and is shipping out today May 6th, 2016!    The fabric she c010hose is predominately from my  new “Manor House” collection.  It couldn’t come at a better time when May baskets are trending and it’s Mother’s Day!

This is “Town Square” on the left and we are just shipping this wonderful project out to the club members this week.  It is made up from the new Settlement collection.  It measures 66″ x 00366″.  The kit is $101.00 and the pattern is $9.00.  This is one beauty to piece and love. 
Selma’s NEW “Golden Harvest” will be shipping out this week August 18th, 2016.   It’s a great new option for the fall harvest table or to put on display as you greet holiday guests.  The quilt measures 37″ x 45″.



 2017 Stacy Nash Primitives Handwork Club

2017 club begins in February – this is a quarterly club and we have  openings.


We have room in this club to take on new members so this would be a great way to get started in this amazing and fun Girl Club.    The cost of this kit is $40.00.  If you are interested in joining our 2017 Club please give us a call.

Here is a picture of our first 2017 club project.  We are thrilled, Stacy is including more special materials007 this year and some exceptional N006ew finishing ideas.  Our first project for 2017 is called “Peacock Peacock Needle Keep”.  The interest comes in the finishing and how sweet the velvet heart tucks into the little keep by pulling the ribbon its attached to on one end and to pull out you use the ribbon attached at the other end. Sweet for sure!

Stacy’s club debut was in 2009 and oh my goodness we can not believe the response we have had because to date this is our most popular girl club.  We have over 200 members. Now that is what I call girl power!  Thank you all for your confidence in us and Stacy’s wonderful primitive designs. This is Stacy’s newest offering for 2017.  .

Your club project will ship every 3 months. Each design is an exclusive and will never be offered again to anyone but a club member.  The kit cost is $40.00 and includes everything you need to complete the design.
You will be charged shipping in the USA the priority mail cost is $6.75 and out of the country charges range from $12.95 – $23.95 depending on where you are located. You can request first class if you are comfortable with that option for a lesser charge and for our out of the country orders it makes a big difference.  We are happy to have a great many out of the country members.

If you are not familiar with Stacy’s primitive patterns we have a great on line presence you might want to get acquainted with.

New 2017 Loose Feathers Club

“For The Birds”

with our favorite people Alma & Barb from Blackbird Designs!

It’s happeniBBD-It's-Spring-Feverng again peeps the girls have kind of sort of out done themselves again this year.  They will be doing nine months of great bird sampler designs.  The first chart is here and if you were called and re-joined  our girl club you have it already but if you didn’t there is still time to do this.    We Have Options:  You can have the chart only, the chart and linen only, the chart and threads only or the complete kit.  You will need to let us know when you sign up.  We look forward to hearing from you.

“Maggie’s 2017 Girl Club”  Maggie is projecting her club to being in M arch/April and it will be a whole new venue for 2017!
This wi009ll be your last Wool Gathering its December 2016:
Merry Christmas!  Its been a wonderful year for our club members, lucky us!
Are you ready for a really exciting new Girl Club concept?   New year new ideas!  We have it friends! 
This is going to be a very inspiring year for us all from one of the most influential Folkart Designers out there, Maggie Bonanomi.  I am so thrilled and lucky to call her my friend.  We are goinVol-!-Wool-Gatheringg to open this club up to 200 members so if you are on our waiting list already you are in please call us with all of your info and if you have always wanted to be in we can make it happen this year!! Maggie will be writing and illustrating what she is calling the “Wool Gathering” aWool-Mat pub  that will be approximately four pages full of projects, something you will want to always keep, a treasure you will covet.  You will get one of these treasures every month along with a small kitted wool project in your pub.  Sounding Good yet?  I have seen the first draft and couldn’t be more enthused.   You can see the January Penny Mat pictured on the right, it is small and really adorable especially the way we arWool-Cabin-Pinkeepe kitting it up for you with wool, homespun, and velvet.  On the right you can also see the Cabin Fever Pinkeep, I have never seen anything like this before, what a treat and there are other projects in every newsletter you will love making too.  I try very hard to keep our clubs new and innovative and I feel like this is Feb-2016a great start.  Its exclusive to us, you will also get favorite recipes for the seasons, ideas for potting and planting Maggie’s favorite bulbs, its a winner.    Price per month we will try to keep under or close to $45.00.  There is even a bonus, there will be one larger project she will do during the year for her members too, this is option008al and please let us know when you sign up  . Its all good news to us and hopefully something you will want to embrace too.  Registration is open!  We have 184 members as of February 6, 2016.  We are closing on making anymore than 185 kits of the first project and will be making 200 of the sec016ond.  You can get the First Wool Gathering newsletter but it will not include a kit after we hit the 185 number as it is labor intensive and we have had registration open for almost a month on the first edition.  Thanks for understanding and we hope to have you join us for a great new year.
  The Spring Tulips pillow is one of the kits sent out with the new March 003Wool Gathering newsletter. 
With April comes rain showers, nesting birds and planting a fresh MB signature green Topiary.  Kits are on the way for you to make the nests and Top007iary this month.  I have to tell you the value of what you are getting monthly is priceless.  So dear and personal and even hand written.  This will be a treasure forever and 001a patterns that will go unpublished. 
On the right you can see the first part of MB”S Summer table mat.  Its pretty awesome, just saw part two and you will love it for sure.  You can also see her velvet strawberry pinkeep that is part of this month.003
Peeps, number two of the Summer Table Mat is here now I know you will love seeing i002t, look to the left.  Great skep, great bees, what’s not to love! 
You are the most lucky people to have this opportunity to get to be up close and personal with this am010azing artist.    Here is July and this finishes the 3 part mat and oh my its 013watermelon pinkeep time..  Looks yummy to me!!! 
We are running a bit behind with our August shipment, it is time consuming to cut all the pieces called for but we are u016p to the task.  Lots happening, getting ready for Expo so concentration had to be where w015e knew we had the biggest audience.  Here are pictures of the August projects that will be shipping very soon.  Thank you for your patience.  I know you will enjoy your autumn sunflowers 009and tomato pincushions, velvet, wool and cotton. 
Here are some pics of Octobers primitive bird and pumpkin pillow.  We did change up the pillow a little bit because we had some 006wonderful new fabric we wanted to share with you.  If anyone has it finished please send us a photo. We are just ready to ship  November 2016 and the “Thankful Urn” will be one of your favorites and we are only doing one large proj026ect known as “Autumn’s Choice” and it was just shipped this December.  The projects, the great read and closeness to this amazing women is what this year has been all about. You were very lucky and I know next year will be different but it will still be good so please stay tuned and as soon as I have details I will share them with you. I hope you have all been enjoying your year with Maggie!