Saturday, June 6, 2009

Signature Block Swap starting!

Have you ever participated in a block swap? Do you like signature quilts? Join us in our first signature block swap hosted by Homestead Hearth!

We thought it'd be a lot of fun to exchange signature blocks with our customers and to let them exchange with each other too. When we saw Jo Morton's new book, Vintage Journey, we knew it was time to make this all happen.

So, here's the scoop: It's really easy to participate. You need Jo's book. Then, you need to pick among the four aged muslins we have selected as backgrounds. To make the quilt as shown with 64 blocks, you need 1 yard total of background fabric. You can pick just one of our 4 choices, use two of them or use a 1/4 yard of all four. This aged muslin we have selected is not just regular muslin you might have at home. It's specially dyed and has an old, worn look, perfect for this quilt. Here's where you can buy it:

Be sure to note in the comments section or by a separate email how many blocks you hope to make so we can make sure everyone is in the same ballpark.

The prints for the blocks need to be Jo Morton 1800s reproduction prints you have purchased from Homestead Hearth. They can be old treasures or fabrics you purchase now.

What do we want in terms of signature? We'd love to know your name, city and state or country. The blocks are super easy so you can make lots in no time at all.

You need to mail your blocks to us by July 31. We plan to swap and mail back out on August 15.

Finishing kits to put your blocks together similar to the original quilt will be available from Homestead Hearth.

There's no charge to participate--just purchase your aged muslin from us and make sure to use fabrics you've bought from us. We will ship your blocks back to you using the US Postal Service and charge you for the return shipping or we can send them along with your finishing kit.

Feel free to discuss or ask questions in the comments.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Heartland Quilt coming to Homestead Hearth

We're so excited that we can share the Heartland American Sampler quilt with you starting Friday, March 6. This showstopper quilt is one of our upcoming Block of the Month programs. So, make sure you stop by & see the original quilt (we're doing the center medallion version) and then sign up to reserve your spot in the program.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Charleston 5 Arrives!

If you follow our newsletters, then you know that double pink & chocolate brown is one of our absolute favorite color combos. So, when we saw Judie Rothermel at Quilt Market, we begged her to do another group of these prints.

Guess what? She did! And, they just arrived at the store.

Here's a peek. You'll want to get these if you collect these colors too or you're ready to get into 1800s reproductions. There's just something about these colors that get me everytime! :)

If you're wondering about a project for the fabrics, we're busy designing something now that will in our new book out later this fall. Stock up so you can make the quilt or do something fabulous on your own!