Hey Diddle Diddle

Do you remember the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle the cat and the fiddle? 

New from Clothworks comes this  nursery rhyme panel featuring the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumping over the moon and a dish with a spoon.  Coordinating blue, pink and yellow fabrics include a fun stripe, cows jumping over the moon and stars.   Download a free pattern by clicking on the Hey Diddle Diddle Quilt or by visiting Clothworks Textiles.

 

Fall Classes

Check out our fall calendar of classes…these are just a few

The Art of Sewing

Did you know sewing dates back as far as 20,000 years ago, even before the practice of weaving cloth?  Sewing needles were made from bone and wood and the first thread was made from plant fibers.            

The art of sewing was done by hand, from the simplest of stitches to the more elegant decorative stitches found on pillows, gowns and stitchery.  In the mid 1750’s the first sewing machine was patented to a German, Charles Weisenthal.            

Only a century before, it was a common practice for all young ladies to learn to sew (there were no shopping centers or malls in which to shop).             

Now, it seems we have lost the art of sewing.  Starting this fall, we will offer Beginning Sewing 101, taught by Becky McNeil, a home-ec. teacher and avid sewer.                

Start from the beginning and learn the basic parts of the sewing machine, learn to pick fabrics, how to read a pattern, how to make the pattern fit , cutting, hemming and adding embelishments to make it say you!          
 
 Capris! PJ’s! Lounging Pants!  These versatile pants can be all three!         

     

            

The blousedress designed by Anna Maria Horner.  Simple yet sophisticated!  The slip-over dress has pleats and gathers around the neckline and the drop waistline.  A shirt tail turns at the hemline.  Make it your own by adding curved pockets and a camisole top.  Dress it up for work…add jeans or leggin’s for play.            

             

Roundabout

        

Let’s Make an Apron

From Aprons Ala Carte comes this classic apron inspired from the famous Marilyn Monroe Dress.  Marilyn   The halter-top apron comes in three different lengths, with different waistband and pocket options. One size fits most.        

  

 

 It’s a Wool Crazy Club

This is not your grandmother’s Crazy Patch Quilt.  I was so excitied when we received the book “Wool Crazy”, after all, I love Crazy Patch Quilts, with all the intricate, eclectic embrodiery stitches and embellishments.  A crazy patch block pieced with wool and oh…Folk Art Aplique.  I was hooked.  So starting this fall we will begin a Wool Crazy Club.  If you would like more informations please join me for an informational meeting on Wool Crazy, September 7th, 5:30 pm at Oklahoma Quiltworks.   Finger foods and drinks will be provided.  Sample wools and threads will be available along with the book Wool Crazy.  See more Wool Crazy Quilts        

         

     

      

      

Catheradal Window

This technicque features a pattern from the past…Catherdal Window with a new technicque for making.      

     

      

Pieced Pansies

We are excited to announce that the well known quilt designer, teacher and award winner Charlotte Hickman, will join our teaching staff this fall.  Pieced Pansies is a Charlotte original design using freezer to machine piece this elegant wall hanging.    

      

     

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

  

  

Halloween Placemat Swap

     

     

      

We are really excitied about this class.  This set of four placemats will be a welcome treat for decorating your Halloween Table.  Groups of four will delight in picking fabrics and sharing in the fun of making placemats to swap with their group.       

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

School House

A term used at market, offering various demos on new products and technicques.   Workshops and demos will be offered for transferring photos on fabric, Transfer EZ (for embroidery work and applique), Slice Machine, Let’s Twist, the Precision Trimmer, Flying Geese and many more.      

      

 

A Graceful Baltimore

New Block of the Month for 2011

Debbie fell in love with this quilt at market and we deemed it would be a great Block of the Month for next year.  A Graceful Baltimore combines both pieced and appliqued blocks.   A little history about the Baltimore Album blocks, which actually originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840’s.  Young ladies loved to make these types of quilts, as the quilts were known as presentation quilts.  Blocks were made with newly purchased multi-colored, wavy fabrics and reflected designs in florals, birds, people and landmarks.  If you would like more information on “Baltimore Album Quilts” visit http://www.mdhs.org/quiltprj/quilthom.html

Of course, now comes the exciting challenge of planning the right fabrics for our quilt.   Debbie, Verlinda and Charlcie looking at fabric choices.

 

 Debbie makes up a couple of blocks and the winner… “Maison de Garance” from Moda’s French General. 

  

  Braided Blossom reflects the floral design. 

   We will keep you posted on the progress of A Graceful Baltimore…and that’s not all, we have more Block of the Months planned for the coming months!