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August Newsletter

Howdy from Quilt Corral!
Welcome to Quilt Corral's August newsletter.

Current Hours at Quilt Corral!

Quilt Corral is currently open with reduced hours:
Monday - Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM.
For needs outside of these hours please contact us via the contact page on our website, or via FaceBook, or by calling the shop. 530-934-8116

New products!
Although we have had to decrease our buying during this time of slower foot traffic we have found some great new collections and items to bring to Quilt Corral.

Backyard Blooms
Cheerful, bright, fun. Just what we all need a little more of these days! We have the full collection and Fat Quarter bundles. Shop here.

Desert Horses
A western collection with a vintage feel. We now have these tonal prints in all three colorways. And they have great coordinates too. Shop here.

Desert Horses Quilt Kit
Love the Desert Horses collection? We now have kits in stock to make a gorgeous 80" x 80" quilt in the blue colorway. This quilt can be cut using AccuQuilt (we've included a conversion chart for you!). Shop here. If you prefer one of the other colorways let Carol know. We may be able to custom cut a kit for you.

Although we have had this for a few months it arrived just before the stay at home order went into place so we thought it was worth showing. Vintage tropical prints with some great tonals.  Shop here.

If you need a break from sewing masks and quilts try a Woolpet! These cute animals are a no-sew project made with wool roving. We have several animals to choose from and they are all priced the same at $20. Also needed is the little foam pad which are in stock as well. Shop here.

Aurifil Thread sets
We have just received a lovely supply of Aurifil thread packaged in branded sets. Collection One: Barb's Favorites contains three large spools of 50 wt Aurifil thread in neutral colors. Here are a few things we hear about this thread:
"I spend less time winding bobbins because I can fit so much of this thread on one bobbin"
"There is far less lint in my machine when I sew with Aurifil."
"When hand sewing I get fewer twists and knots than with other threads."
We love Aurifil thread and think you will too. Treat yourself to a three pack today. Click here to shop.

NEW! Accuquilt Video Series!
In a continued effort to stay in touch with our AccuQuilt users starting in August we will be offering two video series featuring AccuQuilt dies. The videos will be posted monthly on our FaceBook page.
Featured Die: Barb's Way/Carol's Way
We will each post a video showing two different ways to use the same die. This month the featured die is the Morningstar Block on Board. Shop here.

Scrap Saver's Series

Once a month we will post a video and a pattern for a scrappy block. Get out your scraps and fire up your AccuQuilt cutter and get ready for some original Quilt Corral fun.

Next Facebook Live Event
Join Carol, live! Friday Aug 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm for our next FaceBook Live event.  Carol showcases new fabrics, notions and gifts items, kits, patterns and coordinated fabric combos plus whatever else strikes her fancy!  The product list is posted to our website home page the afternoon of the event so you can print it and follow along. During the event when you see something you'd like to buy you simply comment "sold" and tell us if you will pick up or would like it shipped. While our foot traffic is down considerably the income from our FaceBook Live events is helping Quilt Corral keep the doors open. We sincerely appreciate all our loyal followers and shoppers and thank you for your continued support.

We will be bringing these events to you twice a month on the first and third Friday. Set a reminder and join in.

Canterbury Class
We've been exploring options for offering virtual classes and are pleased to present Sewing With Barb. The first class Barb is offering is a skill builder series via a private FaceBook group and Zoom. Here is how it will work: Enroll in the class and purchase the pattern for the Canterbury Medallion Quilt. Once enrolled we will give you access to a private FaceBook page where you can see the weekly video lessons. The overall quilt is scrappy but for ease of cutting we are using (12) 1/3 yard cuts. Start with fabric you have on hand and let Carol help you fill in the gaps. (Carol is a really good fabric chooser!) The pattern includes paper templates for any of you wishing to piece by hand. During her weekly lessons Barb will include rotary cutting, using Marti Michell Templates (Set E is  recommended) and some optional AccuQuilt cutting. Students may choose which method to use. As the class progresses we will host two Zoom meetings (dates to be determined by the class).
Finished size: 89" x 89"
Confident beginners and up.
Class fee $25 click here to enroll
Canterbury Pattern $30 click here to purchase the pattern
Marti Michell Template Set E $25.95 contact us to preorder
To review the list of fabric requirements and FAQ click here for pdf download.
This class begins on Aug 17, 2020 and continues weekly for 8 weeks. The fabric selection video will be posted by August 10.

Block of the Month
Fly Me To the Moon
starts Aug 1. We still have spaces available. AccuQuilt friendly! We've included AccuQuilt conversions in each monthly kit. For more info or to sign up click here.

On Sale!

All Christmas fabrics, kits, panels and strip packs are 20% off during the month of August, while supplies last. Shop in store or call in your order to receive the discount.

Sept Retreat
The Sept 24-27 retreat is on. We will be following the Fairgrounds' public health guidelines. In the event that the Fairgrounds is unable to allow us to proceed with our event we have a private location scheduled as a back up. This event is currently sold out although we have a waiting list. Contact the shop to be added to the waiting list.

Thank you for shopping at Quilt Corral. We appreciate you!

Carol and Barb

 Quilt Corral