Lone Star Quiltworks
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual St Mary's Quilt Show located in Plantersville, Texas. Dates are this Friday,
April 28th from 9A-5P, and Saturday, April 29th from 9A-3P.
Here is a link to an AMAZING article about this venue! I hope you are able to attend and see for yourself the effort that Lorraine and her crew put into this show each year.
Sadly, we will NOT be vending this year at St Mary's, however, if you eat lunch in their amazing Dresden Plate cafe, please be certain to look at your tray liner for a little surprise!
And please DO eat there, the food is prepared by the show volunteers and is awesome!
Everyone just loves a good Texas quilt!
And we have a good one this time from Sharon Wilhelm to include our beautiful Texas wildflowers, an armadillo, an oil well, the Alamo, and much more! We are planning on running Texas Proud as a Block of the Month with the bonus of an optional class to make Blocks #1 and #2 with Sharon. She will be visiting the shop on Thursday, June 15th, and Friday, June 16th. Why are we doing this? Because we have been asked for both a needle turn Block of the Month and needle turn classes. Here is a link to Sharon's website http://www.quiltideas.com/
Sharon will get you started with needle turn stitching using Blocks #1 and #2, which are the Texas Flag and the 5 Pointed Star blocks. Please see photos below.
This will be a 13-month Block of the Month consisting of 12 individual blocks with the last month consisting of the borders and binding. Finished size of this quilt is 72" X 90". Sign-up fee will be $20 and your monthly charge to include your pattern and fabric will be $18.99 per month, plus applicable tax and optional shipping. We will require a credit card to be on file with us for billing purposes.
While you do not need to take the class to participate in Texas Proud, if you would like to take Sharon's class on June 15th and 16th from 10a-4p the class fee will be $70 for both days. An optional lunch may be added for an additional $10 per day. There will be very limited space for Sharon's class so if you are interested please call 979.595.1072, ASAP!
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Presents Jan Mathews teaching Judy Niemeyer Clamshell!
We have the wonderful Jan Mathews, a Quiltworx Certified instructor back again for another great Judy Niemeyer pattern. This is Judy's beautiful new Clamshell pattern. Please see class description below:
If you are looking for an interesting quilt project, the upcoming Judy Niemeyer Clamshells class is just the ticket! This project is perfect for playing with color, or perfecting your curved piecing skills. Finished size is 60" X 74". Basically constructed from three components, the Clamshell pattern utilizes Judy's signature curved piece appliqued method. All units are joined in a row method that lessens the challenge in assembling so many curved pieces.
Come play with a fun quilting project!
This is a two-day class scheduled for Friday, April 28th from 10a-6p, and Saturday, April 29th from 10a-4p. Class cost is $115.00, plus the cost of the Clamshell pattern. Lunch can be provided for an additional $10 per student. Fabric costs are not included in the class. Skill level for this quilt needs to be a confident sewer who understands her/his machine well. Class size is limited to 8 students to provide one 6' table per person and an awesome teaching environment.
If you are interested in this class, please call the shop at the number listed below. Spaces will fill quickly as Jan is a wonderful teacher!
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We Did It!
We got our sale fabric on the web!
And by "we", I don't mean me. I mean the awesome team of Nancy and Cindy!
I have always said when we get ready to put fabric on sale that we don't do 20% off, then 30% off, then 40% off. We just move it to 50% off right at the start!
Our one "glitch" was that we could not figure out how to get our sale section onto the web. Well, enter the dream team of Nancy and Cindy! These gals put their heads together and we now have a link for our out of town customers to see this fabric as well: http://lonestarquiltworks.com/online-shopping/fabric/sale
So next time you are looking for a backing, borders, or anything requiring a large cut of fabric don't forget to check out our Sale section on the web.
Additionally, just about everything in the store is on the website now, too!
You do love a good bargain
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Row by Row 2017
Wow, can you believe it is almost time for Row by Row 2017 to start? Dates this year will be June 21st through September 5th, 2017. Here is the concept behind this cool travel and
quilt shop hop:
Visit participating shops across the United States, (we have 160 in Texas!), Canada, and now into Europe to collect a "complimentary" pattern for a row. Have fun traveling and visiting some great shops! Should you want to participate in the Row by Row contest, collect 8 different row patterns from 8 different shops. Assemble them into a quilted, bound, and labeled quilt and be the first person to present your finished quilt to a participating shop. If you are the winner you will receive 25 fat quarters plus have your picture placed on the Texas Row by Row Facebook page.
Many shops that are participating will be selling their collectable fabric license plates. This is an optional purchase for the shops so not all of them may carry the license plates.
This year's theme is Row by Row On the Go! Here are the license plates we now have in stock. Sticking with that "Aggie theme" we love of course, plus we had to add something for sewing/quilting!
More to come about Row by Row as we get closer to June.
Here is the link for online purchasing http://lonestarquiltworks.com/caneck-license-plate-exclusively-for-lone-star-quiltworks-row-x-row-experience-2017
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Personal Terry Issue
I wanted to take a little time to tell you about a very personal issue for me that is affecting our shop just a bit.
On January 1st my younger sister who lives in Waxahachie and is visually impaired was diagnosed with stage 3 congestive heart failure. After many referrals, much testing, and several hospitalizations we were told her only cure was a heart transplant. Whew! What a kick in the gut that was. Even with my nursing background the doctors almost had to pick both of us up off the floor.
Fast forward and we were blessed for her to receive a new heart on Saturday, March 11th! I am with her in Dallas and will be for quite some time as she will require 24/7 care for several months.
The lovely Lone Star Ladies have been "holding the fort down" so to speak at the shop. They have done an outstanding job during January, February, and now into March while I made many trips back and forth to all the hospital admissions, doctors appointments, testing, and final transplant hospitalization that we were required to do. I could NOT have done this without them and want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I truly think of all of them as my second family.
My sister is doing well. We are still in the hospital at present. A big shout out to the Baylor Scott and White Dallas transplant center for their outstanding program that saved my sister's life.
I also want to thank all of my customers and friends who have stood behind me through this journey. Their prayers and well wishes have meant the world to both me and my sis.
My reason for letting all of you know about this is because I never cease to me amazed at how kind and caring the quilting community is. I am certain you all know I am a "hands on" kind of owner and felt I should explain my recent and continuing absences from the shop.
I would ask for your patience with my staff who are doing not only their own jobs but mine as well. I would ask for your continued prayers for my sister's healing. Somewhere on down the line I will tell you a little about her progression to the transplant stage. Neither of us would like to see this happen to anybody else!
May God bless and keep each and every one of you safe. Thank you for listening.
Terry A. Skrabanek
It's a Mystery!
A LSQW and QUILTmania Mystery that is!
Our shop has been asked to participate in the 2017 QUILTmania Mystery quilt. We are only one of four shops participating in the United States so consider this to be quite an honor!
We can tell you that the designer is Michelle Yeo from Australia. We can tell you that the fabric line is Torrington from Riley Blake. We can tell you the finished size of the quilt top which will be 90" X 90" and consists of 12 finished blocks.
We have included two of the prints from the Torrington line for you to see in this email, plus the first two block pictures.
Here is a link to the Torrington line from Riley Blake for you to see the balance of the fabrics http://bit.ly/2gZIs85
But there is more! There will be one special fabric you will receive as part of the quilt top that no shop except participating shops will be able to order. How cool is that! And, we can tell you that the entire quilt will consist of machine piecing, hand applique, English paper piecing, and foundation paper piecing. We can also tell you that you will receive six shipments throughout the year with each one including the required fabric for two blocks and the magazine/pattern, (if you do not already independently subscribe to QUILTmania). The final Mystery photo will be revealed in the sixth installment of the program.
Call now to register!
Starting date for the 2017 QUILTmania Mystery quilt will be the 4th Tuesday in February. (Note, date will be delayed due to late fabric shipment!) Pickup and/or shipping dates will always be the same 4th Tuesday of every other month. Cost for this program will be $49.95 bi-monthly, + sales tax, (if you are located in Texas), and shipping if applicable.
If you do not receive QUILTmania magazine by subscription, and would like to add it, (which you will need for all six patterns!), we will need to add at additional $13.99 to your $49.95 charge.
If you sign up before December 31st, (best deal!), (now extended with the email!), we can discount your magazine price by 1/2 to $7.00, so your total will be $56.95 bi-monthly, + sales tax, (if you are located in Texas), and
shipping if applicable. (See note above re shipping!)
If you are interested in participating in this program please call the shop as soon as possible. A credit card will be required to be on file at the shop for bi-monthly billing purposes.
979 595 1072
Lone Star Quiltworks
Here are some new items for you to check out either at the shop or online!
Come and visit us soon!
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We are proud to announce that we have added a new thread line
to our shop! We are now a Wonderfil Boutique shop, and are the
only one in the state of Texas!
I have been looking at adding this thread line to our shop for over two years. Well, decision made! Their products that I have listed below complement our already great thread lineup that we currently carry at the shop. Wonderfil thread is low lint producing and color fast! In addition Wonderfil has great online informational references and are very active on social media and YouTube. Their booth at Houston Quilt Festival was standing room only at checkout! (I have listed links to their web pages below for your use so you can Check Them Out).
The Boutique line includes the following threads: Fruitti and Spagetti (12 wt solid/variegated cotton), Konfetti and Tutti (50 wt solid/variegated cotton), Razzle (8 wt rayon), Dazzle and Sizzle (8 wt rayon metallics), DecoBob, (80 wt polyester), Spotlite (40 wt metallic), Mirage (30 wt variegated rayon), Invisifil (100 wt polyester), and prewound DecoBob bobbins for Class L and Class 15 machines. Whew, that is a lot of thread!
So, as you are reading this I am certain you are saying what? How do I know what to use each one of these threads for? Well, here is the good news! Wonderfil has an amazing education presence in the thread world.
First off, they will be bringing "threaducators" to our store in 2017. Our first trunk show and educational program will be held Friday, January 13, 2017. Mark your calendars for this fun day. (I will be sending out a separate email as we get closer to that date.) Additionally, the "threaducators” will present two more hands on programs later in the year.
Wonderfil Website link http://www.wonderfil.ca/
Wonderfil Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/wonderfil?fref=ts
Wonderfil YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/user/WonderFilThreads
Why not familiarize yourself with some of their products via the links above? If you are into art quilting, longarming, paper piecing, decorative stitching, hand embellishment, machine embroidery and more these are the threads for you. We have charts at the store above the displays that list each threads weight and content.
I hope you get a chance to stop by and see our beautiful new Wonderfil displays!
LSQW New 2017
Blocks of the Month!
Here is a sneak peak of our newest block of the month offerings for 2017. We will be sending individual sign up emails including more details for each of these fantastic offerings very soon, but just wanted to tease you a bit with the pictures!
Bunny Town is a darling 12 month fusible applique BOM showing the daily life of bunnies, of course! Bunny Town will start in April of 2017.
Waddington Road is another great block of the month from Barbara J. Eikmeier. Barbara was the pattern author for Vintage Sampler which many of you participated in this year. Waddington Road is also a 8 month pieced BOM starting in March of 2017.
Texas Proud is a 12 month needle turn applique block of the month. Texas Proud will start in June of 2017. We are putting a different spin on this BOM! The designer will be teaching at our shop in June to get you started on your first two blocks. How cool is that? So if you have wanted to learn to do needle turn applique this is your chance.
And we have one more surprise!
We have another block of the month we will be rolling out in the next week. It is a big SECRET so I cannot tell you all of the information just now. Just keep your eyes open for another email from Lone Star Quiltworks!
If you are interested in any of these block of the months I would love to hear from you. In general they cost out at around $25 per month, plus tax if applicable, and shipping if applicable. Predicting required fabric amounts without actual participant numbers is always the hard part for us, so if you love one of these please let me know and I will put your name down. I won't hold you to anything until you see the final costs cause that's how we roll!