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February Dog of the Month is out.  Come in and pick up your kit.  It includes pattern and fabric for only $15.00.  It is paper pieced.  It was designed by Julie Buchholtz.  It is truly brilliant.  

Here’s Abby!

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Here’s Abby!

This is one of the first things that Abby has sewn. We are so excited for her. Her mom, Cindy Cody, works in the shop. She is my go to girl along with Kim Bates for making bags. Some of us actually enjoy making bags. I however, do not. So, because Cindy is so good at it and does it all the time, Abby is picking it up. She made these two zippy pouches all by herself. Zippers and all! She is only 13 years old. We’re looking forward to her working in the shop some day. It’s great to have these young girls around. They keep you on...

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Mary Hertel’s Trunk Show

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Mary Hertel was at the shop doing a trunk show. One of the things that I have noticed about this industry is that there are very few people that don’t have wonderful talents deep down inside of them. Mary has many of those. She is fun, beautiful and energetic. She loves to teach. She was an art teacher for 35 years. Wouldn’t you have loved to be in her class? So we invited her to the Bungalow to show off her wares and show us all a little bit about her paper piecing patterns and the process that she uses to create. We had a great...

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The Finn Fan!

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Ellen Sorenson recently became a grandmother. Ellen is a smart business woman. She has held many important positions, but I think the knitting grandmother is her most important role. She’s smart and knitting savvy. She bought this bulky brown yarn in anticipation of this little guy’s arrival. She turned him into a little football. You gotta dress those babies up before they can protest. Yes, that’s the best time to dress them up in silly stuff that they cannot say no to. Get all those ridiculous costumes and outfits on those...

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First Ever Sewing Class

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First Ever Sewing Class

Here’s Piper James. She just sewed her first skirt. This is the first sewing class she has ever had. She knew what to do with her summer vacation. I love the fabric that she picked for this skirt. It’s a piece by Red Rooster Fabrics. It is perfect for a skirt. It flows well, but would be equally as awesome in a quilt. I love fabrics like that. More and more alternative textures are being used in quilting. Why not? So, she was incredibly happy with this skirt. I think it looks great on her. Now she needs to come back and sew...

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AQS Magazine

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AQS Magazine

So, it’s finally here. I am being featured in this month’s AQS Magazine. It arrived 2 days ago in my mailbox at the shop. How did this all happen? Well, I was at the AQS show in Lancaster Pennsylvania when the Editor-in-Chief for AQS Magazine saw and fell in love with, none other than, my umbrellas. Now, obtaining those umbrellas was no easy feat. For weeks I called people, talked to people, all in an effort to find out how to import something from China. I finally found the person that helped me and gave me that key link. My...

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A Very Different Kind of Bag

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A Very Different Kind of Bag

Not everyone that comes into my shop is a modern quilter. Gasp! I have many a different kind of fabric enthusiast. One of my very favorite customers is Barb Mitchell. You have seen Barb in previous posts. She makes banners for her church. They are sensational. Because of the wide diversity of fabrics that we have in the shop, she is able to find much and most of what she needs at the Bungalow. Our fabrics are beautiful, and they work for so many purposes. This time Barb has made something different. She’s very talented so this came as...

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Proud Day!

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Proud Day!

It’s a proud day for a quilting mom. My daughter decided to make a quilt for her in-laws for their 40th anniversary. So, we picked out a bunch of fabric at the shop and she went about her business making them a quilt. The pattern that she used was also from the shop, by “Night Owl Quilting”. And, it didn’t look like much on the front of the pattern, but we knew it would be beginner friendly. Here it is. It sure is amazing how you can look at a pattern and not have it look like much until you make it your own. Some of...

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Butterfly and Chrysalis

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So I have been knitting from a book that I love. We carry it in the shop, and it’s all about making an animal and it’s corollary. For example, you knit a dog, and then there’s a doghouse. The dog folds up inside the doghouse, and then you can flip it out of the doghouse and the doghouse folds up inside the dog. It’s like those toys we had when we were little. Remember the wolf and granny toys? You have the granny with a skirt on and when you flip it over, the wolf is under her skirt. Well, this is an awesome book...

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Sherry Loves Green

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Sherry Loves Green

Sherry Purtell loves green. Sure, she makes quilts with lots of other colors. There’s the quilt she made for her daughter who graduated from University of Minnesota. That was, of course, maroon and gold. But for the most part, she loves green. She made this when taking a class from Jackie Gehring. I love how bright this is. By the way, she was at Group Swoop the other night. She made a great stash even greater. If you see that we’re having a sale, don’t ignore it! It is a great thing when we have a sale. The prices really...

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Clamshell Class

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Clamshell Class

I really enjoyed teaching the clamshell class. Since I have a “Go” cutter with a clamshell die, I decided to let everyone use it to cut out their clamshells. The thing about a clamshell quilt is that there is not a single seam in the quilt that is straight. They are all curved. One of my favorite customers, and good friend is Cathy Campbell. She made this clamshell quilt. The reason it’s special is that she used chambray for the background. That has become so popular. All these great new textures that are entering the...

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