12/14/17 - AGF Color Master Fabric Boxes are here!

~Holiday Store Hours~

The Quilted Crow will be closed for the entire week between the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

The shop will be open until 4pm on Saturday, December 23rd and will re-open on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 10am.

The staff of the Quilted Crow would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season!

New in the shop this week:

~Color Master 1/2 Yard Fabric Bundles~

from Art Gallery Fabrics

We all need pretty fabrics, right?  So many projects, so little time!  AGF has created a collector's box of fabrics especially handpicked for you to use on all your creative projects.  An explosion of color and style in signature 100% cotton quality fabrics.  A great gift for your favorite quilter!

These collector's boxes are available in 12 different color schemes and each one contains 1/2 yard cuts of 10 different fabrics:

Since we don't wish to overload this newsletter with images, we've instead uploaded pictures of all 12 color styles and you can view them by clicking any link you like below:

No. 1 - Vibrant Violet edition

No. 2 - Life is Pink edition

No. 3 - Coraline edition

No. 4 - Quite Peachy edition

No. 5 - Gold Leaf edition

No. 6 - Lemon Green edition

No. 7 - Emerald Stone edition

No. 8 - Teal Thoughts edition

No. 9 - Fresh Water edition

No. 10 - Midnight Ocean edition

No. 11 - Clean Slate edition

No. 12 - Winter Wheat edition

~Homespun Fabrics from Dunroven House~

Homespun fabric is a light weight fabric of fine cotton yarns, produced using traditional colonial techniques of hand warping, dying, weaving, and washing.

Click any image below to visit the product page on our website.

H205                                        H21000                                        H25

H27                                          H305                                        H31  

H31000                                 H311                                    H34

H402                                        H41                                       H44  

~Quiltsmart Midi Bag Interfacing Panels~

Since many of you enjoyed our class on the Midi Bag and have asked how you can make additional bags, we now stock replacement interfacing which is available in a convenient panel.  Each panel is enough for one additional bag and please note that you'll still need your existing Midi Bag pattern (which are also currently in-stock.)

For more information about the Midi Bag and to view a brief tutorial video which explains how they're made, please click HERE.

~Palmerton's Christmas in the Park~

If you want to see a beautiful sight, visit the Palmerton Park in the evening to see all the lighted Christmas trees.  The Quilted Crow tree is on the pathway to the playground.  I dedicated the tree this year in honor of Anita’s life.  I know that typically once someone passes, the dedications are made in memory of someone, but I remember Anita every day, when I looked at the samples she made or when I fold fabric into fat quarters the way she taught me.  I wanted the tree to celebrate Anita’s life, her artistic talent, quilting knowledge, great business sense, and warm personality which made the shop special.  I hope you will find the time to visit the park and remember how Anita touched your life.

~More Stocking Stuffer Ideas~

Here are some more great gift suggestions for the quilter who has everything!

These items are all available in the shop now and can be shipped upon request, call us at (610)900-4700 for more info:

~Clover needle threaders (and optional stand)~

The Desk Needle Threader is the ultimate threader.  Simply drop your needle in, rest your thread in the slot, press the button and you will have a pre-threaded needle!  Ideal for difficult to thread floss and metallics and also for difficult-to-see needle eyes.  It even has a built-in thread cutter!

If you'd like to see the needle threader in action, click the image above or clickHERE to view a demonstration video on YouTube.

Also available:  ~The Quilter's Craft Needle Threader Stand~

This optional affordable wooden stand helps to stabilize your needle threader so you don't need to hold it, making it easier for those of us with arthritic hands.
~Dill Button Thimbles~

These thimbles are available in 4 colors and 3 sizes and range in price from $1.95 to $2.30.  They are soft and comfortable to use because of their rubber composition and are perfect for anyone who says they can't wear a thimble because they don't conform to your finger shape!
~Gift Cards~

Gift Cards are available in any amount you choose and never expire.  What quilter wouldn't enjoy a shopping spree in a quilt shop?
SewCial Guild
Christmas Ornament Fundraiser
for Family Promise of Carbon County

In cooperation with The Quilted Crow, the SewCial Quilting Guild is offering hand-made Christmas ornaments which are available for a modest donation.  Many different ornaments are available from the Christmas Tree located in the front of our shop.

Also, the SewCial guild is also offering small hand-made Gift Bags in several different styles as shown below:

All donations collected from the fundraiser will go to Family Promise of Carbon County, which is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving homeless and low income families in the county and surrounding area.

 Please make your donations today for this great cause!

For more information about Family Promise of Carbon County and their mission to help the homeless, you may visit their home page by clicking HERE.

To read an article in the Times News which details some of the great work the SewCial guild has already done for Family Promise, click HERE.

~Kaffe Fassett Collective Mystery Quilt~

The Free Spirit Fabric Company is sponsoring a Mystery Quilt with pattern and fabrics designed by the Kaffe Fassett Collective.  This is a 10-month program which will run from March 2018 to December 2018. There will be two color options, either light or dark, and the final quilt size is 82 ½ “by 82 ½ “.

The cost to participate in this mystery puzzle adventure is $175 which includes the cost of the 12 yards of fabric needed to make the entire quilt top.

Contact the shop no later than February 15, 2018, if you are interested in participating in this exciting mystery adventure!

~More classes coming in the new year, watch this space!~

Crow Sew - The next scheduled meeting at the Crow will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 10am.

Sewcial Guild - The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, December 21st, from 11am - 2pm.  The guild meets in the upper floor Gallery of the Palmerton Library, across the street from the Shop.  Elevator access to the upper floor is available.

Quilts of Valor -  QoV is on hiatus until the new year.  The next scheduled meeting/work session at the Crow will be on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 10am.
***As always, we'd like to remind you that groups and guilds are a great way to make new friends!  If you're wondering exactly what happens at the meetings listed above, you're more than welcome to stop by and sit in with no obligation!***
The Quilted Crow
413 Delaware Avenue
Palmerton, PA  18071
(610) 900-4700