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Quilt Corral July 2024 Newsletter


Howdy Quilt Corral Friends!

When you think of summer you probably don't immediately think of Fall, Halloween and Christmas, do you? In the quilt industry July is when Fall and Christmas collections ship, so pardon us as we step out of the swimming pool and take a few minutes to show you what's new!

Upcoming Events:

July retreat: Jul 25-27, 2024. SOLD OUT! Final payments were due by July 1st. If you are registered and still owe a balance, please pay promptly. Click here for payments.

Retreat T-Shirts: If you'd like a "Sunny with a Chance of Quilting" retreat T-Shirt. We need your order by July 8. Click here to order.

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.

Sep Retreat: Sep 19-21, 2024. Registration will open the first week of August.

River Run Shop Hop: Save the Date! Oct 3-5, 2024  Northern California's fall Shop Hop includes 10 shops in the North Valley.

Quilt Rush: Save the Date! April 10-13, 2025

Mystery Quilt Results

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Mystery Quilt event. Based on your feedback, we will be repeating this at least annually! If you attended the event, email us a picture of your finished quilt top. Barb is posting pictures to our social media pages in batches of three or more. We would love to show off your work!

For those who didn't attend the event, sorry, the pattern is not for sale. It's for attendees only.

Here is Carol's beautiful second version of our Double Diamonds project.

Block of the Month:

NEW!! Growing up on the Ranch BOM

For the first time ever, we are offering a Western Block of the Month. Growing up on the Ranch is an 8 month program designed by Rosie of Vintage Redwork. I wish you could have seen Carol when we walked into Rosie's booth last fall and saw this quilt! Without hesitation, she said, "We're doing it."

Growing up on the Ranch is a multi-technique project. Each month for the first 6 months make an embroidered block, an applique block (we used fusible applique), and a strip of patchwork. The final two months of the program features setting pieces, and borders. Our version is made with a plethora of western prints in a palette of red, blue and cream.

Finished size is 72" x 76"

Sign up fee: $30

Plus $18.99/month for 8 months.

Limited to 12 participants.

Starts Sept 1, 2024

Click here to sign up.

NEW! Time For All Seasons BOM

Designed by One Sister, we've used warm reproduction prints that lean toward the primitive style set against multiple greyish/blue backgrounds. Each month for 10 months, you will make a combination of pieced and appliqued blocks with a touch of embroidery. Our sample was made using fusible applqiue.

Finished size: 58" x 72"

Limited to 12 participants.

Sign up fee (includes the book) $32

Plus $12.99/month for 10 months.

Starts Sept 1, 2024

Click here to sign up.


Both Barb and Carol have classes coming up!

Accuquilt Try a Die: Spinning Windmills, with Carol

July 10, 2024 9AM - 3 PM

Carol is a pro at cutting with Accuqiult. She knows a lot of tips and tricks and now she has designed a project for those of you who would like a little help learning to use your Accuquilt. In the Spinning Windmills class use our Accuquilt Cutter and 8" Qube dies. $20. Scroll down to below the picture of the project for the supply list and precutting.

Click here to register.

Max 6 students.

June Tailor Shopper Tote with Barb

Weds Sep 18, 10 AM - 12 noon

Click here to register.

Click here for the Shopper Tote 3 pk. If the website shows sold out, please call the shop to request a set.

Easy Go Wallet with Barb

Weds Sep 18, 1 pm - 3PM

Click here to register

Click here to get the pattern/hardware bundle. If the website shows sold out, please call the shop to request the Easy Go Wallet Bundle.

Marti Michell templates and tools

Our friend and brilliant template designer, Marti Michell is retiring (at the age of 85!!  Way to go Marti!). The company ceased shipping products as of June 30th. We've been buying up whatever we could get of all our favorites, but when they are gone they are gone for good!

If you've been thinking about getting any of Marti's Template sets or rulers check out our inventory and decide quickly!

Click here to see all Marti Michell inventory we have in stock.

Marti's Sashing Star Ruler - A Quilt Corral favorite! We got the last of the inventory available on this ruler that's designed for making stars in the cornerstones of the sashings. Get it while you can!! Click here for the Sashing Star Ruler.

Marti's Fussy Cutter 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. Center and fussy cut motifs in many sizes from 2" to 6" finished. We love this ruler!

Click here for the Fussy Cutter ruler. (We have more coming soon. If we show sold out, call or email the shop.)

Marti's "More Bang for the Buck Book"

Barb uses this book as a reference for not only using templates but also for converting patterns for cutting with Accuquilt. Quickly look up how many of specific shapes you can cut from a width of fabric or a fat quarter. Such a great value for the price.

Click here for the reference book. (We have more on the way. If we show sold out call or email the shop.)

New Fabrics!

Carol to Barb, earlier in the year: "I'm not buying a bunch of Halloween and Christmas collections this year."

Barb to Carol, last week: "Uh, huh. Sure."

That said, this is what "Not a bunch" looks like:

Fall Collections

Pumpkin Spice

Plaids, calicos, pumpkins and leaves, all in those yummy Pumpkin Spice colors. Click here for the collection.

Lori Holt - Autumn

For all our Lori Holt fans! Great small print backgrounds with the usual orange and brown but also includes brighter fall hues of turqouise, red and purple.

Click here for the collection.

Halloween Collections

Sweet Tooth

Gobblins, bats, skeletons, cats, ghosts - and of course, candy, Sweet Tooth has it all! And we have a pattern too!

Click here for the collection.

Meow-gical Night

This collection has the greatest black cats! The colors are classic black and orange (much brighter orange than what shows in the spiral picture below) but it also has a wonderful purple. (Barb can do Halloween prints if there is purple.) We have patterns and panels too.

Click here to see the collection.

Click here for the placemats.

Pumpkin Patch (featured last month) Click here to read about it.

Click here to shop the collection (and a few other pumpkins!)

Christmas Collections

Prairie Christmas

Barns, cows, pine cones, snowflakes and trees will give you flashbacks to Little House on the Prairie Christmases! We have a pattern that goes with it too!

Get the Fat Quarter bundle if you'd like the whole colllection!

Click here to see all the beautiful prints of Prairie Christmas.

Click here for the Fat Quarter bundle.

Jingle Bells

Retro snowmen, elves and small motif prints in bright green and turquoise with plaids and there may even be some jingle bells! Get the snowman panel too!

Click here for all of Jingle Bells.

Click here for the panel.

Sugar Coated (featured last month) Click here to read about it in the newsletter archives. There are lots of panels in this collection.

Click here for Sugar Coated.

We have other new fabrics too!

Featured Panels!  

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Baby Amelia's nursery is decorated in Peter Rabbit, so how could we pass on this charming, nostalgic collection? All soft blue, pink, cream and light tans, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, licensed by Riley Blake, is the same images as found in the Beatrice Potter books. We have the quilt panel and a softies panel, plus the whole collection of coordinates. Barb covered the seams on the softies with varigated chennile yarn adding a tactile element for baby. Once the panels are sold out the samples will go to Amelia, so hurry in and get yours!

Click here for the large panel.

Click here for the softies panel (we put the chennile yarn and directions in the package for you!)

Click here to shop all of Peter Rabbit.

New Kits!
Happy Camper Quilt Kit

Just in time for summer! A Quilt Corral Original designed by Carol, The Happy Camper Quilt combines fat quarters, a dishtowel/potholder panel and scrappy units made with Barb's Magic Triangle Ruler!

Click here for the Quilt Kit.

Click here for the panel.

Click here to see all of the Gone Glamping fabrics!

Click here for the Vintage Camper needleminder!

Focus on handwork

Featuring Laura Heine Collages

While not exactly handwork, Laura Heine's collage projects take a lot of hand cutting and fusing prepwork, which is sort of like handwork! Carol is now a certified Laura Heine instructor. While at the certification course she had a chance to buy some inventory and is the process of prepping kits and coming up with class ideas. More about that in future newsletters!

Click here to shop all Laura Heine patterns and accessories.

New Notion!
Ethnic Webbing, new at Quilt Corral! Use it on your next crossbody bag for a stylish, in-vouge look! We have three styles to choose from.

Click here to shop all Ethnic Webbing.

New patterns!

Christmas Jars table runner pattern

As a kid did you make a snow globe with a little plastic tree glued to the lid of a baby food jar? This darling table runner will remind you of it! Make it in Prairie Christmas prints!

Click here for the pattern.

Featured GO! Accuquilt!

Pincushion Die

It will soon be time for boutiques or gift giving to sewing friends. Start now with the Accuquilt Go! Pincushion Die. Barb has made these pincushions in the past and will tell you it's a great die because it cuts the notches making the side strip easy peasy to install. We've put it on sale! For this month only enjoy a whopping 40% off. Limited to in-stock inventory.

Click here to shop.

Back in Stock!

Kiss Clasp Sewing Kit

We've been sold out of these for awhile but just got a few more back in stock. The kit and pattern includes the hardware frame in Rose Gold. Add your own fabric choice. See our sample at the shop.

Click here to get yours.

Veteran's Quilt Project

We appreciate everyone who has been sewing for our local veterans. Keep those patriotic or farm themed blocks and quilts coming! Thank you!

It's "Sunny With a Chance of Quilting!" Keep your cool!
Carol and Barb

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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