A New Year!

Winter is here and of course that means the Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show.  We have been busy making new models and deciding what to take with us to our booth.  We pray for good weather.  Well, at least we are not sitting in 3 feet of snow, like our friends back east…just cold fridgid weather.  Promises of warmer weather are in the forecast and from what I saw yesterday, while setting up our booth, it looks like this is going to be a great quilt show.  

We have several new models, Amy’s Garden, Fab Five, Mod about You and the Alphabet Quilt that you can feast your eyes upon.  Samples of the 2011 Blocks of the Months are hanging; Snow Days, Graceful Baltimore, Stars over Bali and Flower Pots.

Stop by our booth #179 and pick up a 10{4c76eb18d79af857ad50431e036d68d339032b328c3fd93e488edbb45135e17f} coupon, good for shopping at Oklahoma Quiltworks during the Winter Quilt Show.  We have extended shopping hours during the show.  Normal hours Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We hope you will stop by and say hi!

Christmas is Coming!

The magic of Christmas is upon us.  There is a briskness to the air and the night sky is  most beautiful in the winter months  – and don’t you just love our falling snowflakes?

The elves have been busy decorating the store,  oh so mod! 

…as the excitement of winter surrounds us, hold on to your hats, the winter newsletter is being finalized and will be arriving at your door very soon.  Watch for all the new classes, the Birthday Club, block of the months, and fun take and make projects.

Of course, I’m sure that most of you are just like me and would love to have a sneak peak at some of the exiciting new things we will be doing next year.  First of all be sure to check out the Birthday Club article in the newsletter when it arrives.  You won’t want to miss out on this fun event. 

We will have lots of new Block of the Months for next year;  we hope you will find one that you will enjoy.  Starting in January, we have Snow Days, an embroidery and pieced quilt from Crab Apple Hill.  In February, a Graceful Baltimore, a combination of pieced and appliqued blocks  from Graceful Stitches.  In March, Stars over Bali Skies from a Painted Pony will begin.  If you love batiks, you will love this easy to piece quilt.  For all you Kaffe lovers, a new Kaffe Klub project will start up in March, Flower Pots.  Be sure to read all about Kaffe Klub.  It’s a fun loving bunch of women who adore Kaffe fabric.

Also, we have added a Free Patterns section to our blog.  We hope to add alot of our free patterns in this section, so check back often.  Here is the first.  Modest Mommy!

Eco Friendly Reusable Totes

Just in time for the holidays, these new styles in the reusable totes, just arrived this week. 

Made from 100{4c76eb18d79af857ad50431e036d68d339032b328c3fd93e488edbb45135e17f} recycled water bottles, these reusable totes can make a big difference in our ecological system. These bags are great for taking to the shopping market, (everyone always wants to know where you purchased your shopping bags); for lunch and gift bags!

 

 

Lunch Size

 

 

Grocery Bags

 

New Flannels – Elements Arrives

Elements! from Windham are here.  These winter flannels offer a wide variety of reds, creams, greens and blacks…checks, plaids, herringbone and polka-dots.   Flannels make up great in 9-patch quilts, scrappy half square triangles and patterns such as “Yellow Brick Road”,  “Simply Delightful”, “Perfect 10”, “Rag Quilt” or a “Sweet Sixteen”.  Look for these patterns on our website under patterns, pieced @www.okquiltworks.com.

Maison De Grance

It’s here! 

Picture yourself laying on a beautiful quilt, having a picnic beside the Seine River, with a glass of wine, cheese and crackers.  Picture this quilt being made from Maison Da Garance, the breathtaking fabric inspired from 18th century French textiles and the Garance Flower, found in France.  The tiny white flower’s root produces a red dye, used to produce shades, from deep reds to choclate browns.    

Maison De Grance is the fabric we have choosen for “A Graceful Baltimore”, one of our 2011,  Block of the Months. 

Twisted Path

Card Trick

Snails Tail

Dr. Seuss

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one,” from Dr. Seuss

A great thought for quilting.   Robert Kaufman has a new fabric line geared to all who grew up loving Dr. Seuss.  Fabric will be arriving any day.  We have also purchased the Dr. Seuss recycled tote bags.  These bags are just great for lunch, short trips to the grocery or wrapping a child’s new quilt.  

Elements

New Fall Flannels arriving soon!

September is here, fall is in the air and soon the smell of pumpkin, gingerbread and warm cinnamon apples will fill the air.  It’s also a great time to start thinking of a new flannel quilt, for friend, a loved one, or maybe even for yourself.  

Elements from Windham will be arriving any day.  These flannels are soft and warm and will be great for a snuggly quilt.  Herringbone, checks, stripes, polka dots and plaids in an array of blacks, reds, greens, tans, browns, golds and blues.    

Will keep you posted so check back often to find out the arrival date.  

   

  

  

  

  

    

 
 
  

   

    

    

    

    

    

 

Social Networking!

While at market, I spied this fun, modern quilt, not my usual cup of soup, but for some reason I was attracted, maybe to the fabric, maybe to the pattern. 

From Bernatex comes the fabric line, Word Play.  If you are looking for a fabric line dedicated to quilting jargon, then this would be the fabric line. 

 

 

 

Sage Greens, choclates, creams and blacks make up this fun, “Word Play”, quilt fabric. 

Pattern from Quiltsoup!  Very easy to follow and quick to make.  PS…you will have almost enough fabric left over from making the front of the quilt, to strip piece the back of your quilt.  

Luna Notte by 3 Sisters

While at spring market, we found this adorable pattern, Love at Home, from Under the Garden Moon.  Tiny sawtooh stars surround appliqued vines,  sprouting around a vintage salt box house.  Debbie was hooked, since she is our tiny star queen.  Of course, we are all hooked on using  Eleanor Burns flying geese rulers.  The next task at hand was finding the right fabric.  From 3 Sisters comes Luna Notte, a vintage, romantic collection that will capture your heart, with memories of yesterday.  Soft grays, pinks and acquas with rustic reds and blacks.  This was definitely our pick!

 

Cream background with mixtures of peonies, lillies, roses and  woodland flowers.

 

Rustic reds with creamy pinks and sage greens.  

 

Paisleys

Tone on Tones

Large Peonies and woodland flowers

 

If you haven’t used Eleanor Burn’s flying geese ruler, you will definetly want to check out our tutorial page for using her method to make four perfect flying geese at one time.