April 2024



Shop Notes:

**If you wish, you can always shop online at yankeepridequilts.com. We can ship to you, or you can choose Store Pickup and everything will be bagged and ready to go. All online orders are filled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Welcome to April!

First, we really need to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2024 Vermont Shop Hop. We appreciate everyone who walks through our door. Some came in sunshine, others in snow, wind, and rain, and we thank all of you. We hope you had a fabulous time!

Now we're all looking forward to the upcoming eclipse! Are you planning a get-together? Watching on your own? Maybe you're working on an eclipse-themed project to commemorate the big event. If you're looking for something fun to make, check out the bottom of this newsletter - Karen Abrahamovich has created a new pattern just for the eclipse, and it's a manageable small wall hanging! We're carrying it in the shop.

As many of you know, Suzanne's been very busy organizing fabrics, tops, and projects, and gathering the troops to finish the many, many quilt tops in our Helping Hands program. There will be another production day on April 14, so if you've got some free time, we'd love for you to join us! Click here for more information. The organizations we're involved with are thrilled with the quilts we're donating to them!

Happy Sewing!

Upcoming Classes

Just a few classes coming up in the next few weeks. The Collage class was so popular that Anne's teaching it again! Let us know if there's something you want to learn.

*Disappearing Nine-Patch (Square Squared) with Joan Shortsleeve, April 6

*Fan Dance with Joan Shortsleeve, April 20

*Raw Edge Collage Landscape Quilt Design with Anne Standish, April 21

Check out the Classes page on our website, or stop in and pick up a hard copy of the class schedule!

New Fabric Arrivals!

Click on the images below for an up-close look at the fabrics

Woolies Flannel

from Bonnie Sullivan

by Maywood Studios

Our flannel inventory has increased quite a bit recently - Judy's ordered pieces of several lines to complement what we already have in stock. This group of dotted flannels is great for kids quilts and adult quilts alike. Each one adds a little bit of pop to your project.

Butterfly Habitat and Graceful

from Lunn Studios for Artisan Batiks

by Robert Kaufman

Just a few batiks coming in the door this week. Each one has its own movement, though, and gorgeous color combination. Any of the four are beautiful in quilts, of course, but would also make stunning bags, clothing, table decor, or whatever else you can imagine.

Chelsea Garden

by Moda

These fabrics are spring! Lots of pinks and greens, with highlights of eggshell and blue. The tiny flower prints (left and right at top of photo) will make the sweetest little dresses! Not in time for Easter, but surely in time for the (eventual) warm temps headed our way.

Timeless Linen Basics

from Stacy West for Buttermilk Basin

by Henry Glass

This is our second shipment of prints from this linen-looking line. They're incredibly versatile and a great pop of color in your project. Yes, this particular group does look like fall, but just choose the one or two that work with your current creation.


from Camille Roskelley

by Moda

What is it about these fabrics that says 'summer'? Is it the nautical blue, or the crisp white? Maybe it's the combination, along with the tiny flowers on each print. Whatever it is, pick out a few of these, pull out a favorite pattern, and grab a few coordinates from your stash. Make something beautiful and fun for yourself!

The Great Outdoors

from Stacy Iest Hsu

by Moda

What a fun print! All things camping, in one place. Make a backpack, some napkins and placemats for your camper, or something special for the little adventurer in your life. It's great for a game of I-Spy, too. Don't we all know someone who would just love this fabric?

Buttermilk Blenders

from Stacy West for Buttermilk Basin

by Henry Glass

Simple greens are always in demand, no matter the project. Whether it's blocks, borders, accents, or binding, a good green can help you complete your color palette. These three lean toward the Repro genre, but can definitely be used in traditional quilts, landscapes, home decor, and more. Time to add to your stash!

News, Notions, and other Fun Stuff

Written by one of our customers (and machine quilters!), the Vermont Eclipse pattern commemorates the upcoming phenomenon. At just 13" x 15", and made from a few simple colors, it's one that won't take forever to finish. Stop in and get yours soon!

Hooray - it's another Elizabeth Hartman pattern! Lookout is perfect for the nature lover in your life, adult or child. Fat-quarter friendly, you can make it in three sizes: Baby, Lap, and Picnic/Throw size. Change the colors of the trees to represent a different season, or make it just like the cover quilt - it's your choice!

Embroidered nature is just so beautiful! If you want to know how to create some of that beauty yourself, check out Embroidering Plants and Flowers for Beginners. Charlene Pourias shows you all the steps, from transferring your design onto fabric, to special stitches, to building 33 of your own plants and flowers. If you enjoy handwork, you need to see this book!

Thank you for being our customer, for supporting us, and thank you for continuing to believe in shopping local.

Judy, Rae, Marti, Suzanne, Joann, Cindy, Wendy, Kathy, Ruth, Trista, Marjan, and Kay

Yankee Pride Quilts