Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15th a beautiful day!

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful gift of beautiful weather "Mother" bestowed upon us today. See good things do come to those who wait.

Well, classes are going very well at the shop and I am just sending a reminder about a few up and coming classes with some beautiful new faces sharing their expertise with our customers.

Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet by Jessica VanDenburgh
Cost: $35.00
Date: Saturday, March 19, 1-4pm

First we have Jessica VanDenburgh with her "Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet". Jessica has been designing and teaching for years now and we are very pleased to welcome her to our teaching staff. This new design is perfect for the girl who likes to carry just the basics...and a bit more. This versatile wristlet can be used as a clutch or wallet by simply removing the detachable loop. This session includes learning how to sew a zipper in a bag...Jess's easy peasy way.

Morning Glory Raw Edge Applique by Cheryl Bloomer
Cost: $35.00
Date: Thursday, March 24, 6-9pm Kits are available for class or general purchase.

If you have been in the shop lately, you have had the pleasure of seeing Cheryl's great "raw edge applique" art pieces. She has taken several patterns and added her own magical touches to each one to create such pretty one of a kind pieces. Start with one of her kits and embellish to your hearts content. Morning Glories bring in spring with these beautiful blooms that are simple and sweet.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Sewing Machine by Linda Denner
Cost: $35.00
Date: Saturday, March 26, 12-3pm

In this class, you will learn the setting and preparation for perfect satin stitching and buttonhole stitches for applique. Also, when to use stabilizers, how to use decorative threads and embellishments, and how to get your $199 machine to behave like an $8,000 model. Bring your manual and unidentified presser feet for questions. Some machine quilting will be covered.


Kate Mitchell from Berkshire Quilts has graciously dressed our shop with some of her personally designed quilts. They are lovely and we have the patterns by Kate for your to purchase. Also keep in mind, we have scheduled a trunk show by Kate during this year's SHOP HOP.

Sue Pritt creator and designer of Sweet Seasons Quilts, has new patterns available for her spring collection and her new pocketbook/bag designs. Her patterns are now available at the FG.

Jess VanDenburgh has samples of her reversible bags in sizes S,M,and L on display at the shop with patterns available for your purchasing.

Our own wonderful Miss Patty has whipped up a darling little bag made with grommets. Easy and Fast. Kits and patterns available.

Just a reminder, we are still doing our Applique Club every second Wednesday of each month. With all the bad winter weather and cancellations we were unable to meet when scheduled, so please take note that we are still up and running this club.

April Class descriptions coming soon.

Have a wonderful weekend....go to your local quilt shop....Flying Geese Fabrics

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Welcome March! Yes that wonderful first day of March when even as temperatures barely reach out of the twenties, hope springs forth and just for a moment we feel the rebirth of earthsong and human spirit.

Hello all my friends, it has been a while since I took pen in hand. A long winter for us all and so much "feeling" under the weather has kept so many of us too "cooped" up for too long. I myself have been waiting to "awaken" again and feel the breath of spring flow all around me and get my creative juices flowing again.

New fabrics at the shop are brightening up our shelves and displays, along with new patterns for spring projects and classes to get you out of the house and into that freshening up mood. A new spring coverlet or maybe a pretty bag are just a few of the projects we are offering in our new classes. A fast and easy landscape wall hanging might just be that special piece you need for that wall you've been wanting to hang something on, but couldn't decide what it should be. Let us help you and it will be done before you know it.

New fabrics at the shop include: Moda's Dominique II. A French patchwork quilt from the 1860's inspired the fabrics of Dominique II. This beautiful quilt appeared to pay homage to the traditional quilts and tapestries designed to grace the stone walls of European residents. The fabrics display the French love of a floral garden with sinuous botanical blooms and tranquil garden song birds. The collection boast two outstanding paisley prints: a Jacobean floral paisley and a tossed seed paisley foulard. The classic paisley floral stripe provides a dramatic appearance. Rich and timeless colors imbue this heirloom collection of fabrics. Precuts and bolted fabrics available.

Moda owner Mark Dunn may not make quilts, but he certainly appreciates them. Twice yearly he selects an antique quilt from his substantial collection and reproduces its fabrics for his Howard Marcus lines. The proceeds from these fabrics, know as "Collection for a Cause," benefit charities that touch Moda customers and employees, including breast cancer, juvenile diabetes, Alzheimer's, Quilt of Valor, and more. Beautiful fabrics created in the true spirit of quilting. This year the collection we are featuring is called "Faith". Beautiful browns and pinks in yardage as well as precuts. Hurry in because these won't last long at all.

Moda's French Pom Pom Paris is here. In her seventh collection for Moda, Kaari breaks into beautiful colors of the French garden. Kaari walks you through the romantic floral garden with the pastoral scenes. Blooms and butterflies abound in the Chapeau de Napoleon. Peintres shows Arts and Crafts at its best with the classic Stawberry Thief in rose hedge. Felicite Perpetue offers a most beautiful floral column stripe. The floral continue to woo with Louis Gimard and Plantier. The coordinating pieces are simple and elegant. Precuts and yardage available.

Don't forget to sign up for Shop Hop. Dates are May 19, 20, 21 and 22. This is the weekend before Memorial Day. Bags and passports are now on sale for $5.00. Don't miss the chance to visit all eleven shops for fun, games and great prizes.