SEASONS SEWN CHALLENGE – We had one entry from the statewide challenge using last year’s shop hop panel submitted by Delta Budt. It is a very creative bag to hold a quilt or all the supplies you need to take to a class. Lots of pockets inside and out and I am proud to enter it into the competition with all of the other shops’ entries. Good luck Delta!
“MAKING HISTORY IN NEBRASKA” SHOP HOP! The month-long shop hop has been fun. The fabric this year seemed to be a big hit to the customers. I think lots of people were going to make the quilt top pattern that was given inside the bags when purchased. Since I am writing this before the month is over I cannot announce our winner from our drawing but we will have it posted in the shop. Thanks to everyone that participated in the hop. Now don’t forget that gorgeous bag will get you a 20% discount on April 29 at all of the participating shops.
BLOCK EXCHANGE We had our second block exchange using disappearing 9 patch blocks in January. All of the participants should now come for lunch and show and tell April 8, 2017 at 11:30. So anxious to see how everyone put their tops together and some will even be quilted and ready for use. This was so much fun.
QUILT CLUB - We started a new quilt top called Bright Hopes Sampler. This has 17 different blocks so will take us a year and a half to complete the project. I’m so excited that we have 15 people having fun with this. The fee of $15 covers all of the instructions that you receive when you come to the monthly meetings. Stop in and pick up a picture and sign up to join us. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm. You may use whatever fabric you would like to make yours unique. We have something to eat and show and tell each month. We also share a lot of ideas and get advice from each other. It is a very fun group and we would love to have you join us for this new project. If you want to follow the pattern it uses 5 different fabrics but you are welcome to use your stash and make it scrappy as well. You don’t have to attend every month but it’s a lot of fun if you do! It’s not too late to join us and catch up easily.
FIFTH SATURDAY SALE – The next fifth Saturday sale is April 29 to use your 2017 bag for the 20% discount. Bring your card from the 2016 Run for the Border or your 2017 Nebraska shop hop bag in that day for 20% off anything in our store. Even the sale room items are 20% off the sale prices if you have your bag or card with you. We are open our regular hours 10am to 3pm that day.
NEW AIRLITE BATTING – We now have a thin but strong batting by the yard from Airlite. It comes 93” wide or 122” wide and is very reasonably priced and you can get just the yardage you need. Come in and check it out.
NEW DISPLAYS – We have some new samples hanging in the shop. Rippling Star has shown to be a popular pattern and we made a couple of kits to match our sample. We also had a free pattern using black and whites with diagonal splashes of colors that we made some kits to match. It sure goes quicker when the fabrics are ready to go for you to buy. We got a new pastel spring flower panel with coordinating fabrics that we made up, too. It is so light and cheerful.
NEW FABRICS We have some new 30s prints with a cheater type print to make an easy project. We have some new bolts from Timeless Treasures that say “I love my cat” and “I love my dog” in bright colors. We have a beautiful panel with the ten commandments on it.
SALES: Our April sale will run from the 10th to the 15th and we will have all of our bolted 30s prints 40% off. From May 8th to the 13th we will have all of our panels on sale. We have children’s, Christmas, aprons, cloth books, word sayings, and beautiful wall hanging panels. You can save 40% off on all of them this week.
Heavenly Treasures will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day.
Are you interested in applique classes? Tresa Jones is hosting a conference at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City from September 20-23, 2017. She is offering a one day class and a 3 day class. For more information visit www.baltimoreontheprairie.com or contact Tresa at 785-336-2262.
Our normal hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. If the winter weather is bad, please call first. Marie Glenn, owner, Heavenly Treasures, Inc. 700 9th St, Pawnee City, Ne 68420. 402-852-2270 Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Website is www.heavenlytreasurespc.com
Do you need to search for a fabric that I don’t have? The company that hosts my website, www.heavenlytreasurespc.com has the ability to search for fabrics within all the shops they work with. You can send an email with your request to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a facebook user, you can search the Nebraska shops that are in our shop hop group by putting a message on the Nebraska Independent Fabric Shops facebook page.
The Nebraska Independent Fabric Shops group gives a scholarship each year to someone furthering their college education in the fields of family and consumer sciences, textiles and design, quilt or museum studies, art or a related field of interest. If you know someone that might be interested in this scholarship, please have them download the form at www.fabricsandquilts .com or pick one up from me.