Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Willow Bend Creations

Well, we spent Wednesday evening in the presence of a great artist and quilter, Mary Stenros from Soldotna, AK .
What an experience.
She taught, she inspired and she made this beautiful 71 oF day even more beautiful.

956 East Redoubt Avenue
Soldotna, AK 99669

Lone Star By owner Maribeth Miller

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

April (Ignore the snow) at the Calico Cow

Hi from the Calico Cow!!!

I'd say we're definitely in the "break-up" season. Nice enough to get out of the house, but not nice enough to get in the garden - just right for quilting!

We met with our fabric rep last week, and are so excited to get all the new fabric we ordered! We jumped in with both feet with some Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler - how fun! And we have new minky on its way, lots of new batiks, and oh, I can't even remember it all!
We already have the new Robert Kaufman "Last Frontier" fabric in, which is great, since last year's has been gone a while. We also have some new Moda jelly rolls and charms packs with companion fabrics - pretty pastels, modern medium-tones, and some woodsy flannels. Some of them have already flown out the door!

Wednesday night, April 29th is a REALLY cool class, especially if you've heard of or seen the Alaska State 50th Aniiversary Quilt. Those from Delta may have seen it last month at the Delta Community Library. Well, Delta's block was designed by Mary Stenros of Willowbend Designs in Soldotna. Mary is going to come and teach us that very block, or any of her other designs. The class will run from 5:00 pm til 9 or 10. This is a unique opportunity! She has so many great tips so share! There are so many of her patterns to choose from, and we have most of them, except for the new ones. Check out her website and decide which one you want to do. Then buy your fabric (so you can prewash it ahead of time) and your fusible web, and you can get your pattern when you get here for the class. We will be restocking our supply while she's here, too. Don't miss it!

We are working on dates for Eddy to teach the Professional Tote again, I think Marcia is going to do Quillows, and Jackie is planning a kid's camp for sometime this summer!

Don't forget Friday night sewing for $5, or just come and shop. It's so much fun, like a quilting party, every week!!

I'm sure I'm forgetting something, so make sure you stop in at the shop, to check out the new fabric, and see what else is new!

Happy Spring!!

Maribeth and Jackie
The Calico Cow
P.O. Box 648
1380 Richardson Hwy
Delta Junction, AK 99737