I’m off to Yacolt, Washington today!
Two back to back retreats await, sponsored by the Quiltville Fans of Washington!
Who even knew there WAS such an organization? I think my family is quite impressed that they named our retreat that. And it’s been on the calendar for several years, just waiting waiting WAITING for May 2017 to finally come around. I hope it can become a regular event! Wouldn’t that be fun?
So in celebration, and because I am headed to the airport at the ungodly hour of 5:15am to fly from Greensboro to Atlanta and finally on to Portland, Oregon I’ve got a MAY QUILTY BOX to gift away to someone!
And this is one that is not to be missed. I gasped when I opened this box and petted everything.
It’s an ALEX ANDERSON box! And you never saw a ribbon fly off of a fat-quarter bundle so quickly because I wanted to see them ALL SPREAD OUT.
- Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
- 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
- Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
- Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $60
- June's Quilty Box Featured Artist will be Masako Wakayama from CribQuilt.com.
- The next Quilty Box will ship around June 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before June 10th to receive this shipment.
- We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
Patrick Claytor, CEO
I love knowing that part of the proceeds go to benefit kids. To me that is a win/win all the way around!
So let’s check out what is in this fabulous box this month:
THIS!!!! Bright, colorful, happy!
This wonderful collection is called “Mirage” and is inspired by pomegranates and colors from countries all around the world. The mirage fabric is the perfect pop of color for all your quilting projects this spring. The fabric bundle includes 10 fat quarters of the most popular prints from Alex Anderson’s eagerly anticipated new line from RJR.
All of these goodies also included!
There is a Lady Bug Cottage pattern designed specifically with this line in mind, and two spools of Quilters Select thread.
Perfect Cotton – Plus Available in 60wt ply in 60 luscious colors of 400m spools, this thread is everything both machine and hand piecers love about sewing with Egyptian Cotton thread “plus” the added strength needed for freehand machine quilting! Just one try and you will agree it is the “Perfect Cotton” Thread!
Para-Cotton Poly This 80wt thread comes in 40 amazing colors on 400m spools and has been thermally treated to remove undesired stretchiness and shrinkage. This process reduces the shiny sheen to make the thread feel, stitch and look like mercerized cotton! GREAT for quilters, fiber artists and embroiderers.
Quilters Select Appliq-Stick Tape and Appli-Web Plus:
This very unique webbing was created especially for simplifying the appliqué process. One side of the web has a fusible coating and is applied to your fabric back. The other side has a light sticky coating, making your fabric moveable! Reposition your appliqué pieces as many times as you need. Once positioned, fuse into place and add your favorite decorative stitch! Use the tape-size version for quilt bindings or decorative trims. The convenient printable sheets make complex appliqué patterns a snap!Use the convenient tape-size rolls of Appli-Stick to easily adhere quilt bindings or bias tape to the edges of quilts and home dec items! Eliminate pinning by fusing this repositionable tape to the back of decorative trims, piping, cording, zippers and more - Appli-Stick holds almost anything in place until you are ready to embellish!
Appli-Stick also adheres to paper and wood! Use for scrapbooking, stickers, paper appliqué and more!
Washer and Dryer Safe
Cool water and low drying temperature recommended.
For delicate fabrics, using a pressing cloth is recommended.
Quilters Select 5” X 5” Ruler:
Easy to read lines for marking and measuring fabric – 1/8” , ¼” , ½”, ¾” and 1” marking as well as multiple angles. Each ruler has a unique non-slip coating that makes for more accurate cutting! No more accidental cuts and squaring your blocks has never been easier!
- Easy to read lines for marking and measuring your fabric - 1/8”, ¼”, ½” ¾” and 1” markings as well as multiple angles.
- Unique non-slip coating makes for more accurate cutting.
- One inch lines with two sets of corresponding numbers are placed around the perimeter of the ruler and read left to right and right to left – never lose your place or have to count backwards!
- This ruler features an exact measurement around the perimeter – no more accidental cuts and squaring your blocks has never been easier!
And that isn’t all.
There is also a free trial membership to The Quilt Show so you can watch all the shows you want!
What an awesome Quilty Box!
So who wants to win it?
I will draw for our winner on Monday evening, May 22nd. Good luck, everyone!
My bags are packed. Projects are baggied. Weather is going to range anywhere from the 50s when I arrive, all the way to the low 80s by the time I fly home. Layer layer layer!
Three workshops, 2 lectures and time to play and sew with the quilters in between for a WEEK!
This is going to be so much fun!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I have not been to this retreat before. I don’t know what the connectivity will be in regards to phone service or WiFi or anything. And I’m embracing the thought that we may be remote enough that I might not be able to post full slide shows, or stay connected on a daily basis.
That’s fine by me. We’ll play catch up when I get back.
Until then, or if that happens, be good to yourselves!