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Quilt Corral Feb 2023 Newsletter

Howdy Quilt Corral Friends!
Ah! February! The shortest month of the year. It's short but at least it comes with a holiday for sweethearts and, dum-ta-da-dum: Super Bowl! So let's talk LOVE and SOUP. We have new Valentine quilt kits at Quilt Corral. And for all you football fans, how about a set of bowl cozies to use on game day? Use your favorite team colors to make the serving bowl size to hold a big bowl of chips, and make the smaller bowl cozy for those delicious hot dips. Some of you may be less interested in this year's Super Bowl than others (Go Chiefs!) but the bowl cozies are awesome!

Upcoming Events:

UFO RV Retreat: Mar 16-19, 2023. Sold Out! Thank you for the enthusiastic response. If you are signed up and still have a balance due, payment in full by Mar 1 locks in your spot. We have a waiting list.

Quilt Rush: Save the date! "I Spot a Quilter!" April 20-23, 2023
Click here for complete details.

Ten Item Tues: Tune in with Carol for Facebook Live every Tues at 3:00 pm. Ten minutes. Ten items (or more). Click here then scroll down until you see all the pretty pictures!

Veterans Quilt Project update:
Make Blocks, Enter a drawing!

Thank you for the wonderful support of our Veteran Quilt Project. We've had many blocks turned in, some completed quilts donated and a couple of volunteers to quilt. Our customers are awesome. Carol is continuously making pre-cut block kits. Pick up a kit or two, sew the block and return it to Quilt Corral. When you bring your block back we will enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $50 Quilt Corral Gift Certificate. The more blocks you make, the more chances you have to win. The current batch of blocks are 8"x 8".

If you live outside our area but would still like to sew a pre-cut block, just send us a self addressed stamped envelope and will will drop a block kit in the mail to you. Send it back and we will enter you in the drawing.
Quilt Corral, Veterans Quilt Block
245 W Wood St
Willows, CA

Block of the Month:

Aunt Sukey's Sampler BOM
Featuring the Henry Glass, Chocolate Covered Cherries fabric collection by Kim Deihl. You'll make 12 unique 10" sampler blocks using Marti Michell templates, then add pieced frames to the blocks and set on them on point along with 6 Aunt Sukey blocks.  Finished size: 80" x 104". It's a brilliant way to make a big quilt! And it's really gorgeous!
$25 sign up fee plus $12.99/month for 15 months. The price includes two template sets and the book.
Starts Mar 2023. Limited to 12 participants. We still have a few spaces left.
Click here to sign up.

New Fabrics!
Junk Journal
Just in! Junk Journal is like a step back in time - vintage lace, buttons, and images from the past in an all-over print or in a shadow box print. Use it to cover a journal, or make a quilt for a milestone birthday or a few throw pillows to add a little nostalgia to a room.
Click here to shop all of Junk Journal fabrics.
Click here for the Gallery Wall pattern, which would be a great way to showcase these special prints.

Yes, it's true, we feature Western Fabrics often in this newsletter however, in our defense, we ARE the Quilt Corral after all!
Yippie-Yi-Yo-Ki-Yay, by Laura Heine for Windham Fabrics is new and we can't get enough of it! To start with there is Barbwire in 5 colors! We have cow skulls on brighter than usual backgrounds, roping cowboys in several colors, and a smaller scale collage with western motifs in two colorways. Then there is that large scale floral! (Barb's fav!!) You could select a few of the more traditional prints and create a classic western quilt (think 3 yard quilt) or use the brights and make something a little more on the wild side!
Click here to see the whole collection.
Click here for a free to download pattern that uses the prints.

Featured Panel!
Whimsical West is a one yard panel in bright colors featuring animals of the great west accompanied by silly sayings. There are several coordinating prints.
Need a pattern? Block Talk or Block Talk Stars would be great with this panel.
Click here to see the panel and all coordinates.
Click here for Block Talk pattern.
Click here for Block Talk Stars pattern.

New Kits!
Happy Valentine's day! We have kits featuring the same little Dresden Plate template you've seen before at Quilt Corral! This time we are using it to showcase hearts. Not just for Valentine's day, we hear from our customers that they also love hearts year round for engagements, weddings and love in general.
If you need the template, click here.

With All My Heart wallhanging kit is made with cream and rose/pink. It finishes 32" x 32".
Click here for the kit.

Dresden Love kit finishes 12" x 12". Make it in an afternoon with fusible interfacing for the letters. If you have an Accuquilt, the 4" Qube has the 1" finished triangle die. Cut the fabrics right sides together and they are ready to sew.
Click here for the kit.
Click here for the GO! 4" Qube.

Note from Barb: I really did have that little heart dish on hand for the photo shoot! Sorry, dish not available.

Focus on handwork
Sampler Wool Kit
Make this stitched sampler with the pre-printed background fabric. All the vines, letters and numbers are printed for you. No tracing! Includes the wool for applique. Add your own thread. Completed piece fits in a standard 8" x 10" frame (frame is not included).
Click here for the kit.

New Notions!
Wool Mat Cleaning Tool.
If you use a wool pressing mat and have ever had the misfortune to scorch it, look what we have! It's a little shaver that removes that scorch mark! It's new at Quilt Corral! Click here for the mat cleaning tool.

Don't have a wool mat yet? Get one today and discover why our customers love them!
Click here for 18" x 24" wool mat.

Calico Flower Power Magnetic Pin Cushion
By Lori Holt. The unique shape forces the pin heads to stand up for easy grabbing.
Click here to shop.

New patterns!
Just in! Two new table runner patterns by Lori Holt. Mugs or canning jars. Do you have a pile of scraps waiting for just the right pattern? Maybe one of these will do!
Click here for the Good Morning Mug pattern.
Click here for the Yes, You Can pattern.

Back in Stock!
Small Bowl Cozy precut 100% cotton batting. It's not actually back in stock, rather, it's finally in stock! If you participated in our Naughty or Nice Sew-In, this is the soup bowl size batting for the Creative Grids Bowl Cozy Ruler. Each package makes 4 cozies.
Click here for the ruler set (both sizes).
Click here for the small size precut batting (soup bowl size).
Click here for the large size precut batting (serving bowl size).

Would you rather cut up leftover scraps of 100% cotton batting? Get the NEW! Accuquilt Bowl Cozy die. It finishes a little smaller than the original die but the good news is, it's on a smaller board so will fit in the GO! Crank style machine!
Click here for the GO! Bowl Cozy die.

2023 Retreat Dates!
Registrations will open approx 6 weeks prior to each retreat. Sorry, but we do not accept requests to save a spot or "put me on the list".

Mar 16-19, 2023 SOLD OUT!
July 20-23, 2023
Sep 21-24, 2023

Rain, rain, come again. The farmers need it and the quilters can stay in and sew! Win. Win.
Happy Stitching!
Carol and Barb

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