May 2024

Mid-Month Update

Shop Notes:

**If you wish, you can always shop online at 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.

Look at all that green!

There's blooming everywhere! Early spring flowers and trees are finally waking up and giving us all the gorgeous greens we could hope for. Lilacs are supplying us with our favorite shades of purple, we can see pinks and reds in the bleeding hearts, and the forget-me-nots are sharing their beautiful blues. After the muddy grays and browns of winter, all this color is very inspiring.

On that thought, it might just be time to dig your favorite colors out of your stash and plan a new project. It doesn't have to be huge - sometimes a colorful table runner or wall hanging can be so satisfying! If your patterns or ideas seem a bit tired, stop in to see us. We've got lots of new books and patterns to ignite your creative spark.

If you're looking for a fun, yet functional class, check out Artful Mending, coming up at the end of the month. We still have a few spots left! See the link below, in our Class information.

Happy Sewing!

Yankee Pride Hours

*Due to an increase in customer traffic on Friday afternoons,

we are now open from 10-6 on Fridays.

Yankee Pride will be closed on

Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

In conjunction with our Artful Mending Class,

the shop will be open from 10-7:30 on Friday, May 31.

Take advantage of our additional hours that evening!

Upcoming Classroom Activities

In addition to our classes, we schedule other activites in our lower-level space. Here's what's going on in May:

*Champlain Valley Quilt Guild Monthly Sew-in, May 17

*Yankee Pride Helping Hands Sew-in, May 19

*Yankee Pride Monthly Sew-in, May 24

*Artful Mending with Meg Reinhold, May 31

Please click on the links above for more information. Note: Each guild sew-in is limited to quilt guild members. You can also check out the Classes page on our website.

New Fabric Arrivals!

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

Dino Darlings

by Robert Kaufman

These dinosaurs are much different from the ones we showed you last month. With their fun colors and happy faces, they're a gentle, friendly group. These prints will make wonderful pillowcases, bags, and quilts for your little one.

Pumpkin Play

from Kathryn Selbert for Advocate Art

by Robert Kaufman

Judy's adding more Halloween prints to our inventory, like these cheerful pumpkins and Halloween candy. Perfect for fall quilts, trick-or-treat bags, table decor, and the occasional costume.

Forest Feast

from Kathyrn Selbert for Advocate Art

by Robert Kaufman

Oh, my goodness! All of our favorite little forest animals are gathering for Thanksgiving. Make a fun wall hanging by fussy-cutting the vignettes (bottom in photo). The blowing leaves (top in photo) can be incorporated into so many fall projects, giving your piece a little bit of brightness.

Sweet Pumpkin Spice

by Robert Kaufman

There's something special about a little sparkle in your fall fabrics, isn't there? The two leaf prints here (top and bottom in photo) have sparkle to spare! The random multicolored dot prints (left and right in photo) will give your project a touch of whimsy. We love all four prints!

Kitchen Table Wovens

from Elizabeth Hartman

by Robert Kaufman

A lot of wovens tend to come in neutral shades and subdued colors. This 12-piece fat quarter bundle is definitely not that! Add some punch to your project by making these your focus, or use them sparingly, as accents to bring a little bright.

News, Notions, and other Fun Stuff

If you've ever taken a class at Yankee Pride, you know we love to use half-square triangles. Judy's got a particular way of constructing them, and she's taught it to all of you. But did you know there are other methods? Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle will show you a multitude of construction techniques, and options for block resizing, too! In addition, author Jeni Baker provides 12 quilt designs using this much-loved unit.

Using a traditional block in a modern setting can really be beautiful. Such is the case with Twinkle, from Jennie Jo Lamb of Lamb Farm Designs. The simple Sawtooth Star in a semi-random placement allows the block to shine. This pattern contains instructions for making the quilt in two sizes - crib (48" x 52") and throw (72" x 78"). The crib uses 4" blocks, and the throw uses 6" blocks. While the pattern calls for yardage, you can certainly mix it up and add depth and interest by diving into your scraps for more variety!

New in the shop is Folk Art Garden Applique Sampler, from Erica Kaprow! Lots of you like to work with small wool projects during the warmer months - who wants a big quilt on their lap in the summer heat? Create this 30-block wool sampler, one block at a time. The book contains templates for every block, and sketches showing you the simple embroidery stitches you'll use. It will be ideal for those summer nights where you feel the itch to stitch, but want something small.

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