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Quilt Corral Dec 2023 Newsletter


Howdy Quilt Corral Friends!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Holiday Open House and Customer Appreciation event! It was fun to show off the new class room!

New products are arriving daily from our Quilt Market adventure. We found some pretty great items that we think you will love. Please come and buy them so we can pay the bill from our trip!!

If your loved ones need a little help shopping for you, send them to Quilt Corral. Might we suggest a gift certificate for a retreat? Or sign up for a BOM - the gift that keeps giving for a whole year! We also have fun stocking stuffer gift items.

Thank you to those who attended our Naughty or Nice Christmas Sew In. Oh What Fun it was! Your projects are charming and we loved spending time with you. If you missed the event we still have a few project books. (But kits are sold out). Click here to get your copy of Handmade Happiness. Most of the projects we made are in the book.

Upcoming Events:

Holiday hours: Closed Monday Dec 25th - 26th and Monday Jan 1.

Shop Hop Block of the Month: Starts Jan 2, 2024. The first stop is Quilt Corral and we are ready for you!

BIG NEWS! Classes!! Startng in Jan we have classes! You've asked for them so we hope you find something you'd like to attend. If attendence goes well, we will add more! Click here to see the class offerings. We are working out kinks in the online sign up process, so if you find a class you'd like to attend please email or call the shop 530-934-8116.

2024 retreat dates:

Mar 21 -24, 2024

July 25- 28, 2024

Sept 19-22, 2024.

Registration for the Mar retreat will be announced in the Jan newsletter.

Ten Item Tues: Tune in with Carol for Facebook Live most Tuesdays at 3:00 pm. Ten minutes. Ten items (or more). Check out the weekly list on the home page.

NEW! Block of the Month:

Cozy Chirstmas by Poppie Cotton in sweet small scale prints with crisp white background. Make 2 star blocks alternating with 2 four patch blocks each month. $19.99/m for 10 months. Limited to 12 participants. Starts Jan 2 so you will have time to finish before Christmas 2024. Sign up and pay for month 1 by clicking here.

New! Embroidery Block of the Month
Quilting Bee mini quilts. Make a charming wall hanging for each month. These vintage seasonal Quilting Bee designs have been reintroduced by Redwork Plus. Designs are preprinted on the background fabric! Monthly kits includes #16 pearl cotton floss. You will love stitching a single color without having to seperate threads! $15 sign up fee, then $26.99/m for 12 months. Option: Sew the framed blocks into one quilt instead of monthly minis, if you prefer.

Limited to 12 participants.

Sign up for Quilting Bee Embroidery BOM here.


Hometown Neighborhood Seed Packets BOM

We have two openings left in this program. Each month for nine months receive the Seed Packet pattern and fabric to make a 16" x 16" house block. In month ten, receive the finishing kit and instructions to set your house blocks into our Quilt Corral exclusive, Garden Maze setting. Fabrics will be the same or similar to those shown on the monthly patterns. The full quilt image shown is a mock up of what our quilt will look like.

Finished size: 78" x 78"

$26.99/month for 10 months. Sign up by paying for month 1 here. Started Oct 1. Limited to 12 participants.

Shop Hop Block of the Month!

If you signed up for the Shop Hop Block of the Month your first stop is Quilt Corral in Jan, 2024. Our hours are M-Sa 10 am to 3 pm. Come any day during the month of Jan to pick up your block. Shipping is available although the gift and door prize ticket is for in-store pick-up only.

Carol will be hosting a monthly Sew-In to encourage people to sew as they go. See the class sign up and call the shop if you plan to attend. Space is limited.The first session is Jan 17th.

Useful Notion for making the blocks in the Barn Star Sampler: The small Folded Corner Ruler by Creative Grids. Ask for it for Christmas! Get yours here.

NEW! From Quilt Market

Everything Mary Two-Piece rolling sewing machine tote. Roomy enough to hold a large modern sized sewimg machine. Includes an accessory tote with a strap to go over the handle (not shown in the photo). Introductory price (save $30!) good for in stock inventory only. Sorry, we are unable to ship this item.

Click here to get yours.Or put it on your Christmas wish list!

NEW Ironing mat, the Iron Matik - Now taking Special Orders

We found this awesome padded ironing mat at Quilt Market and we think it's the cat's meow. Place it on any table or countertop and the 7 layers of insulation keeps heat from transfering to the table. If you attend retreats you can set your machine on one end and use the other end for ironing. No warping of the surface underneath, no build up of moisture under the mat. It's amazing. We debuted it at our Naughty or Nice Sew In and are now taking orders.

25" x 39". Choose Yellow, Purple, Coral, Sage or Aqua.

Click here to preorder and select your color. (Carol got aqua, Barb selected purple - I know, not pink for a change!)


NEW! June Tailor,  3 pack of Utility Shopper Totes.

Make a huge capacity tote bag using pre-printed interfacing for foundation piecing. We could call this quilt-as-you-go although there isn't any batting involved. Start with six to eight 1/4 yard cuts of coordinating prints and 3/4 yd of lining fabric (1 1/4 if directional). Add 1/2 yd for straps and binding and you are ready to go. Barb has sewn all three versions. See them on display at the shop. One important tip: Do not put a hot iron on the interfacing - it will melt. The Magic Seam Wand wooden pressing stick works like a charm. Heat it by sliding it across your hot iron, then use it to press seams as you go. 

Click here for the 3 pack.

Click here for the Magic Seam Wand wooden pressing stick.

To see step by step photos, click here and look for the images under the main product image.

June Tailor 3 pack of wine totes

Use these for gifting wine or olive oil or as handy carrying bag for an insulated cup or water bottle.  The same great quilt-as-you-go as all of the June Tailor projects.

Click here for wine totes.

To see step by step photos, look for the images under the main product image.

For a bundle of 1/2 yd cuts of 6 different wine themed fabrics call the shop 530-934-8116  (we have two in stock).

For wine fabric by the yard click here.


New Fabrics!

Etchings by Moda is a lovely collection with a Victorian mood. Cream, red, and grey with aqua and sage green. As with most of Moda's collections, all pieces coordiante perfectly.

Click here to shop all of Etchings.



Southwest Vista

For our western lovers check out Southwest Vista! Vibrant adobe and turquoise set with black and cream. It's classic southwest! The collection includes a strip and large scale geometrics, baskets, pueblos (love this print), cactus, buffalo and wild mustangs. We have put together kits for you too! Make the table runner in a day, or go for the Trail Markers or Valley of the Sun quilt kit and enjoy a wide range of the prints in the collection. Barb sewed a utility tote from this collection too.

Click here to see the collection.

Click here to the Mountain Peaks Table runner kit.

Click here for the Trail Markers quilt kit.

Click here for the Valley of the Sun quilt kit.



Featured Panels!  

Another new western collection with a vintage 60's or 70s vibe, let me introduce you to Ponderosa by Moda.

We have it in EVERYTHING! 5" charms, 10" Layer cakes, jelly rolls and mini charms PLIUS bolts of the entire collection. If that isn't enough, we also have two panels and several patterns! Tip from Quilt Corral: If you select the panel we suggest you choose a few prints to go with it, even if you don't know what you're going to make. The coloration of this collection is unique.

Click here to shop all of Ponderosa.

Click here for the panels.

Click here to see the awesome patterns.

Click here for the Ponderosa Cowboy Quilt kit





New Kits!

Quilt Kit: Boardwalk We've put this quilt together with the beautiful prints from Florence's Fancy and Union Square collections. The clever design is created by alternating two pieced blocks. Make a nice lap sized quilt approx 65" x 72".

If you want to get backing while we still have the collections in stock you will need  3 1/2 yds.

Click here for the kit.

Click here to shop Florence's Fancy.

Click here to shop Union Sqaure.


NEW Table runner kit!

Yes, we realize Christmas is right around the corner but the Ez Brezzy Table runner is a quilt-as-you-go project and we've put cheerful Christmas prints together in this kit. You'll also need 1 1/3 yd of fusible fleece, 1/2 yard for backing, and we recoment Unique Stitch fabric glue. Cut, glue, top stitch and quilt at the same time and bind. Done.

Click here for the kit.

Click here for fusible fleece.

Click here for the Unique Stitch glue.

Click here to browse Christmas prints (and other Christmas things)

Focus on handwork

Grab 'n Go Wool mats. Barb has loved these for years because everything is precision precut and the kit includes absolutely everything needed such as the precut felted wool, floss and needle. Perfect for stitching on the go. We selected a few of our favorites in seasonal designs as well as a couple of traditional penny mats. Treat yourself to a little stitching to go.

Click the images to shop.

See and Sew

For all you handstitchers who like to take tools with you, consider making this fun little fold up sewing caddy. We've added the pretty lace zippers to the pattern.

Click here for the pattern with four lace zippers.

New Notion!
Magic Seam Wand. Perfect for paper piecing and other types of foundation piecing. The special design of this pressing sticks allows you to heat it up on your iron so you get a little heat instead of simply finger pressing.

Click here to shop.

New patterns!

If you drop into the store ask to see the display of new patterns in the back of the store. We put them all together for now but will soon integrate them into the pattern wall. See designs by Coach House, Red Door Designs, Slice of Pie Designs and more!

To browse all quilt patterns click here.

Featured GO! Accuquilt!

Trade up your Accuquilt machine! Go from GO! Me to GO! or from GO! to GO Big! Call or email the shop and talk to Carol about trading up!

Back in Stock!

Scarlet Today needle packs. They look like a matchbook but when you open it up there is a neat little row of perfect embroidery needles. Perfect little stocking stuffer for your hand stitching friend. These needles are also awesome for sewing on bindings.

Click here to shop.

Binding Eaze - new color!

Now in Turquoise we have the Binding Eaze back in stock. Silicon pressing tool makes quick work of pressing your binding in half. Ask Carol for a demo! She is a whiz at using this tool!

Click here for yours. We still have one of the original pink in stock.

Veteran's Quilt Project

In 2023 our local VFW Auxillary honored a Veteran of the Month from our community. In 2024 we will continue to support this progarm with a quilt for each honoree. Thank you for helping!

May your holidays be Merry and Bright.

And may everyone love the handcrafted items you made for them.

Carol and Barb


Shop Hop BOM: Barn Star Sampler, starts Jan 2024.

Ten Minute Tues: Most Tuesdays at 3 pm on Fackbook.

If you've missed any of our previous emails or just want to check a past email for something specific you can view them here in the newsletter archives.

Monday - Saturday 10 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