Friday, August 2, 2013

Fabric, Classes and Quilt Shows!

Welcome back!! It’s been a busy couple of months and time has flown by since the Quilt BC show in Penticton last May.  I've been neglecting my blog for far too long so its time for a quick update from Summerland. 

Its tourist season here in the Okanagan valley and we've been excited to welcome visitors from across Canada and the US, as well as overseas from Scotland, England, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands!

This week we featured a Trunk Show by Heather and Elissa Willms from Hopscotch Quilt Shop in Lethbridge.  I managed to squeeze 28 people into my tiny classroom Monday evening and by all accounts everyone really enjoyed the show.  We are displaying some of their quilts in the shop over the next few weeks so come on in and have a look. We also have some of their patterns and books available in the store.

New fabric has been arriving all summer long, with some wonderful Fall and Christmas fabric already in the store. I even managed a quick visit to the Trend-Tex warehouse in Vancouver last week!  What a fabulous place - its so hard to resist!

I love to feature Canadian fabric designers. One of my favourites, shown below last spring, was designed by a Canadian Designer, Margot Languedoc of The PatternBasket.  I can't wait for her new line due out next spring!

And now with our Christmas fabrics we ran a Christmas series of mini-classes in July featuring the beautiful Winter's Lane line designed by Kate and Birdie from Winnipeg.  For those who missed out, we will be re-running these classes later this fall.

The Fall Class schedule is out and classes are already starting to fill. We are even featuring several special guest teachers including Judy Barnett mid-September, and Elaine Quehl for three days in October. 
So long for now.  I hope to be back on-line again soon.

Cheers from the Cherry Tree,

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