May 2024


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.

How did it get to be May already?

Although we had a warm winter, this spring has been fairly cold and rainy. Looking out the window, it doesn't feel like May. Even when the sun shines, there's still a chill in the air. The calendar says otherwise.

If you live locally, we hope you got a chance to check out the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild's show last weekend. There were some beautiful quilts hanging - a few by some of our own staff! Congratulations to all of the entrants. Everyone did really lovely work.

There are lots of new fabrics to show you in this issue. We've stocked up everywhere in the store! If you're looking for new ideas, new colors, or just a little inspiration, we've got it all within our walls. You can ask for help, or you can stroll the shop, enjoying the samples, touching fabrics, perusing books and patterns, and letting your mind wander. That's what we do, too!

Happy Sewing!

Yankee Pride Hours

*Due to an increase in customer traffic on Friday afternoons, we will be open from 10-6 on Fridays, beginning May 3.

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:

*Vermont Modern Quilt Guild Monthly Sew-in, May 3

*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

Floral States of America

by Andover Fabrics

This is fun! Judy ordered the print listing each state and its corresponding flower (bottom in photo), and a bolt of Vermont's flower - the red clover (top in photo)! Make bags, napkins, placemats and runners using these - a unique way to show off our home state.

Ombre Fairy Dust and Ombre Confetti Metallic

from Vanessa Christenson for V and Co.

by Moda

Ombre fabrics are just so gorgeous - the flow from light to dark and back is amazing, no matter the color. This group has the addition of sparkle, making each of them even more yummy! Does anyone do anything with their ombre fabrics, or do we just collect them all, waiting for the perfect project? If you've found a good use for them, please let us know!

Century Solids

by Andover

Judy went a little crazy bumping up our solids inventory - look at all these great colors! If you're in need of classic solid fabrics, from muted to bright, stop in and see us - as you can see, we have plenty!


from Giucy Giuce

by Andover

And we go from traditional to contemporary - check out these black-and-white prints from one of our favorite designers! The shapes and movement of these are wonderful, and just a little bit different from what we normally see. Be daring and use that 'stripe' at the bottom of the photo - it's really great!


from Sevenberry

by Robert Kaufman

Cats and dinos aren't known for playing well together, but they're cooperating for this photo. Some little ones might enjoy the rougher, grumpier dinosaurs than we usually see (top in photo). The kitties are just happy to be here (bottom in photo). Both of these prints will work well as pillowcases, backpacks, and bags, in addition to the quilts you might be planning.

Energy Geos

from Lunn Studios for Artisan Batiks

by Robert Kaufman

Soothing ocean-colored batiks are always a customer favorite. These just arrived, and we know you'll want to add them to your stash. There's just something about that watery mix of blues, teals, and greens that calls us, again and again!


from Max & Louise

by Andover

It takes a moment to realize that this group leans toward the Repro genre. The teal-y greens combined with gorgeous pinks and reds is a bit unusual. But we know our customers love the teal in any shade, so Judy's always on the lookout for it. Make a cheerful, colorful quilt using these as your starting point. The large florals (top and bottom in photo) are perfect as focus prints. All you need are a few more coordinates!

Flowerhouse: At the Cottage

from Debbie Beaves

by Robert Kaufman

Our 30s inventory needed some brightening, so Judy picked up almost the entire line of these pretty prints! We needed two photos to highlight them all. There are lots of little flowers here, in traditional 30s colors, along with some small classic motifs. Did you know this genre of fabric is also fabulous for baby quilts?

Lights Out

by Robert Kaufman

Since spring is just rolling in here in Vermont, we saved the Halloween prints for last. We love the cats, of course. And the pumpkin print (bottom in photo) glows in the dark! Perfect for pillowcases, wall hangings, and trick-or-treat bags. Make a new bag for your little one - they work up quickly!

News, Notions, and other Fun Stuff

Ooh, the colors! Traverse, from Tara Faughnan, is a row quilt for everyone! Refresh your knowledge or learn multiple techniques while creating each row. The pattern includes lots of illustrations to help you along, and when you're finished, you'll have this great throw for your home. At 72" x 85", it's big enough to be a comfy nap quilt, and will even fit on a twin bed. It's a fabulous stash buster!

While big blocks are pretty popular right now, there are plenty of quilters who like to work in smaller sizes. Small Block, Big Designs, from Annie Quilting, is for you. There are 11 different patterns, for baby and throw-sized quilts, all using 6-inch blocks. And if you happen to like the bigger blocks, there are cutting instructions to make six of these quilts using 12-inch blocks.

Lots of you have seen this quilt on our social media channels - we held a class for it just last month! Fandance, by Vermont quilter Sue Ashe, is a pattern we're currently carrying in the shop. It's an excellent stash buster, and depending on your fabric pull, your quilt will look completely different from everyone else's! Sue's instructions allow you to make this great quilt in two sizes - a 40" x 56" crib quilt or a 63" square throw. It's time to dig out your scraps!

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