National Quilting Day is Saturday, March 18th. The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quilt lovers and makers. And to celebrate this National Quilt Day on Saturday at the store, when you purchase a non-sale precut fat quarter(s), a second similar fat quarter for half price. Woo hoo!
This year at the store we are will be having several Full Moon Events. Did you know that Full Moon names date back to the Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
There was some variation in the Full Moon names, but in general, the same ones were consistent among regional tribes. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac there are going to be 13 Full Moons during 2023.
Our first Full Moon event will be in April – “Full Pink Moon”. The Farmer’s Almanac states this name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
The name “Pink Moon” has long been associated with April’s full Moon as flowers begin to bloom, particularly moss pink or creeping ground phlox, which is on of the earliest and most widespread spring flowers.
The full “Pink Moon” date is Thursday, April 6th and we are going to honor this astronomical event all week starting Thursday April 6th – Saturday April 8th.
We will be featuring “Moonlit Garden” by Patty Sloniger for Andover Fabrics. The collection is centered around the beautiful Luna Moth which only takes flight at night, making a rare but enchanting sight.
Stop by the store in your best Pink outfit for a discount on the collection. Pink shirts = 10 %, Pink shirt & Pink shorts or slacks – 15%. Pink shirt & Pink shorts & Pink shoes =20% on the beautiful “Moonlit Garden” collection.
If Pink is not your color during our “Pink Moon Event” Thursday, April 6th – Saturday, April 8th, you can still have some fun as all “Call of the Wild” panels featuring many nocturnal animals will be on special. Purchase 1 panel – 10%, 2 panels – 20%, 3 or more – 25% off.
For all our Little Black Bag Club members throughout the year, when you bring and purchase any item or items totaling $10.00 or more receive an additional punch on your loyalty card. So don’t forget to bring your little black bag and your loyalty card when you come to the store.
New fabrics and goodies at the store:
Siverstone by Wishwell for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. We’ve added more colors to our collection at the store; sea glass, snow, orchid, apricot, teal, sapphire, navy, cherry, marigold, mushroom, dolphin, adobe, and steel completing the entire collection.
Cloudpie blenders, by Tilda. Dainty little flowers in the familiar Tilda color pallet; mustard, pink, red, grape, blue teal green, green and grey.
Turtle Odyssey by QT Fabrics. Warm water tropical colors housing majestic sea turtles. Panel and kit are available with coordinating pieces.
Bejeweled Cats by Timeless Treasures. This takes cats to a new and elevated level, the rich browns, teals, and golds highlighted with metallic touches showcase the cat in all its splendor. Panel and coordinates available. Meeee ow!
New Novelty Fabrics added, Barista a new take on the ever favorite and collectable coffee fabrics. Warm browns, cream and a bluish teal.
Dinosaurus by QT fabrics has been added to our youth collections. Orange, blue , and teal whimsical dinosaurs with coordinates.
See you at the store.