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Quilt Corral's Jan 2024 Newsletter - Trying again

Howdy Quilt Corral Friends

There have been major issues with producing the newsletter this month. If the first issue re got was incomplete, please read this version. - Barb

Happy New Year!

Here at Quilt Corral we are kicking off the year with fun events, classes and activities.

We strive to be your "inspiration station".

Upcoming Events:

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

Mar UFO retreat: Mar 21, 22, 23, 2024 SOLD OUT.

Quilt Rush! Save the dates: April 11-14, 2024

Quilt Corral's Mystery Quilt Class: Save the date!! June 8, 2024

January Classes:

Click here to see all classes then click on the class title to register. If you are having trouble registering online, call the shop between 10-2 M-Sa. 530-934-8116. 

Click on the class title below to go directly to a specific class. $10 per class. Limit is 10 people.

Jan 17: Barn Star Sampler Sew in. 10 AM - 2 PM with Carol

Jan 22: Mariner's Compass BOM get started 10 AM - noon with Barb

Jan 23: Open Sew! 10 AM - 2 PM with Carol.

Feb 21: Accuquilt Try a Die (or two or three) 10 AM - 2 PM with Carol. Bring your own cutter. Use our dies.

New Sew Along!

Join us for our 2024 Scrappy Sew Along!. Here's how it works: Purchase the pattern, Prairie Nights by Lamb Farm Designs. Choose your block size: 8", 6" or cute little 4" (or some of each???). Then cut up your scraps and start sewing! We will post periodic encouragement on Facebook and Instagram throughout the year with ideas for using this pattern to make great looking quilts from your scrap bin.

Click here to purchase the pattern. The pattern has rotary cutting directions. If purchasing in the shop, ask for a conversion chart for cutting with either Marti Michell templates or Accuquilt GO! We will be happy to order the Marti Michell templates or Accuquilt dies for you!

If purchasing online, enter a note upon check out requesting the conversion  chart.

 Carol's first set of blocks:

 Barb's first set of blocks:

And here is a close up of the quilt taken in Lamb Farm Designs booth at Quilt Market and shown here with their permission.

Block of the Month:

Hometown Neighborhood Seed Packets BOM

We have one spot remaining!

Each month for nine months receive the Lori Holt, Seed Packet pattern and fabric (the same or similar to the fabrics shown) 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. 

Finished size: 78" x 78"

$26.99/month for 10 months. Sign up for month 1 here.

Cozy Christmas BOM!

Delayed start (sorry - still waiting on patterns)

You can see this charming Christmas Quilt hanging in the shop. Made in sweet, small scale prints (mostly Lori Holt and Poppy Cotton) 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 Feb 1 (we hope)  so you could still finish before Christmas 2024. Sign up and pay for month 1 by clicking here.

Quilting Bee Embroidery BOM

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 include #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.

Shop Hop Block of the Month!

Sign ups have closed. If you are signed up, come to Quilt Corral in Jan, 2024 to purchase and pick up your block of the month kit. Collect a little gift and get a ticket to enter a drawing to win the grand prize of a gift certificate to each shop at the end of the program. Shipping is available although the gift and door prize ticket is for in-store pick ups only. See Classes and sign up for a  lesson with Carol to get you started on making your quilt.

Click here to download and print the pdf flyer with participating shops and the monthly order.

New Fabrics!

Did someone say western? If western fabrics are your vibe, Quilt Corral is your go-to shop! Carol, our resident cowgirl, has an eye for picking out the best in western collections. The problem is it's either feast or famine in the industry and I'm here to tell you, it's feast time! We've just recieved two new western collections.

John Wayne's Courage by Riley Blake is classic prints in old gold, faded denim, charcoal, barn red and sand. The collection includes two big panels (36" x 43"), plaids, handkerchief prints, brands, cowhide and several prints of smaller scale western motifs. We also have 10" precut squares. Kits coming soon!

See the entire collection by clicking here.

Next up in new western collections is Stallion by Northcott. Running horses, hoofprints, and textures. There is a panel and a stripe. Kits coming soon! And Northcott has introduced a wide backing in one of the textures in grey. Great for those western quilts or any nature inspired quilt.

Click here to see all of Stallion.

Click here for the wide back.

More NEW fabric!

Nature's Nursery by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics

Do you have baby quilts to make this year? This sweet collection features woodland animals and flora and fauna such as fox, deer, bunnies, birds, with mushrooms, leaves and twigs. Colors are muted for a calming nursery.

Click here to see the entire collection.

 Focus on handwork

Wooly rounds. The pattern includes 12 different circle designs to stitch in wool. Finish them each as a mini wool candle mat or coaster (?!!) or sew them around a larger wool circle for a traditional penny rug style mat, or convert them into a small wall quilt. One pattern, 12 designs, three options. Click here to shop.

New Notion!
One of our great finds at Quilt Market! The nifty Sew Q Laser mounts to the head of any machine and casts a line in front of your needle. With this attachment you don't need to draw lines for folded corners. Get the optional extra swivel mount that allows you to move the light between two sewing machines.

Click here for the light.

Click here for the additional mount kit.

New patterns!

Click the pattern image to shop.

Sunshine and Wildflowers - think western!

Churn Dazzle a fun take on a classic block.

Castle Couryard charming in small scale prints.

Featured GO! Accuquilt!

Go Flowers (and heart and star and little circles!) For those of you who were at our Sept retreat and got caught up in making the tiny heart quilts from 2 1/2" mini charms, we were can order the heart dies. It is $35 and is a special order item. To order, call the shop 530-934-8116.

To shop 2 1/2" mini charms click here.

Here is an example of one the little 12" x 14" mini quilt we made with this die using just one mini charm pack (plus borders).

Back in Stock!

Featherweight Canvas Tote bags! We have them in several colors including the new Nantucket (navy).

Click here to shop all colors.

Get organized in 2024! We have several products to help!

Click the image to shop.

Tula Pink Kabloom zipper bag.

Mesh Zipper Bag (we like that they don't cling to other vinyl zipper bags)

Office Tote - sturdy, file folder sized.

Jilly Studio two pack clear project boxes

Quilt Corral small zipper pouch - Perfect for a row of thread or your hand binding tools and thread!

March UFO RV retreat

The very popular March retreat is SOLD OUT. We were stunned (but pleased) when it sold out within four hours of going live.

Veteran's Quilt Project

If your New Year's resolution includes making quilts for charity, we are accepting quilts for Veterans. Each month our local VFW auxillary honors a Veteran of the Month. Quilt Corral supports this program with quilt donations. We will accept patriotic themed qiults at any stage to include a kit you never got around to making, a completed or partially completed top, a quilted quilt that needs the binding, and of course, completed quilts. Thank you for supporting our veterans!

May your UFO list grow shorter in 2024!
Carol and Barb


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

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

Mar 21, 22, 23 UFO Retreat. Sold out.

April 11-14 Save the date! Quilt Rush!

June 8, 2024 Save the date! Mystery Quilt.

July 25, 26, 27 UFO Retreat (Go home Sunday morning.)

Sept 19, 20, 21 UFO Retreat (Go home Sunday morning.)

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.

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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