Dear friend of KISSed Quilts,
With this cold snap, I'm wanting to just sew! How about you? I'm getting this newsletter out a little bit early because of some special scheduling of the shop over the next several weeks. Please read below for all the details.
If you have the 2023 AQS QuiltArt Calendar you might have noticed this past month the quilt by Sharon Engel that was inspired from my original Spinner quilt. Several inquired about a pattern. If you have Electric Quilt you'll be able to draw it yourself through the tutorial, but if you don't, a pattern could be helpful. I'm working on writing it up so if you're interested it would be good to know how many would like an actual written pattern for the layout. The 12 blocks were issued by Electric Quilt, but the layout was my design.
My newest pattern now available - an updated version of Hugs and Kisses. This version uses Cool Breeze fabric collection from Free Spirit. If you're interested in this kit --available at Creative Sewing & Quilting in Illinois.
Here is a new free pattern from Moda! If you participated in the recent challenge (dbaerg68 shared below), you can now make the block bigger into a nice sized quilt (image on right from @michellewhitemakes). Find both patterns on modafabrics.com website under Resources / Free Patterns. I'd love to help kit up a special version just for you. Got some charm packs you want to use? Two charms and a background or half a Layer Cake and a background will work!
Heads up: Mark your calendar's for the Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA March 2-5, 2023. Find class #1041 (1needle) or search 'AnglePlay' to sign up. I'll be doing a lecture on the Fundamentals of AnglePlay and Trunkshow on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Hope you can make it a part of your plans to be there.
I've got the newly printed 2nd edition of my book You Can Quilt! on the way! It is available on my website as a PDF download--get it now! Or you can pre-order a printed copy now on my website for $27.99 (Regular $32) or find it at Sew Expo at the Off the Wall Quilt booth. Online orders will start shipping mid-February.
Lots of additional inspiration for projects with the blocks in the book can be found at www.skillbuildersampler.com. Who is ready to take a series of classes using this book? I'd love to add you to the list so that once I'm moved into our new shop space we can organize a regular series of classes to learn the skills taught from this book either in person or online.
I'll be teaching this Modern AnglePlay project in Odessa, WA on March 17, 9am-2pm. Contact JoEllen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
This uses Template E from Set 3. If you got the AnglePlay templates for last year's Quilter's Trek designs from my shop, then you have this!
You'll learn how to use the templates and get 3 sizes out of each one.
If your local group, shop, guild would like a class, please ask!
I'll be closed January 31 - February 6, Feb. 24 and Feb. 28 - March 6. Any online orders placed during those dates should ship the next business day after any of those specific periods of time. Your orders are much appreciated! Don't miss new products outlined below.
Thanks to all who responded with pre-orders for the EeziGrip rulers. I'll be contacting you individually as soon as they arrive for payment and pick-up/shipping info.
To go with the Shine Bright panel, I've got several prints that work well with it, including this new rainbow hearts fabric. No coupon needed --these panels are only $5.25 each. Check out the panel link and you'll see many additional fabrics at the bottom of the page.
Panel: Love it but aren't sure how to use it? Shall I design something just for you? Just ask!
Search HEART on my website for all things Galentine/Valentine related.
If you're not following me on Facebook/KISSedQuilts or Instagram: @marlene.kissedquilts then you missed the arrival of several Fat Quarter packs from moda that arrived mid-month. They sold very quickly! THANK YOU! One that is still here is this Stateside collection! Includes fabrics with state names and nicknames.
Note all current Pre-cuts, Panels and most Kits will be taken offline as of February 20. I intend to take them to Sew Expo. So, if you've been eyeing anything, don't hesitate --get them now!
Hope to see you soon! Thanks for reading.