05-07-2020 Need for masks decreases!
June 21st to August 31st
The Row by Row experience has transitioned into Quilters Trek, a new color-guided shopping adventure for quilters. Quilters Trek is similar to the Row by Row program, but with fresh new features.
The theme is a color! True Blue for 2020.
Shops will offer kits designed with predominantly blue fabric. This allows quilters to create quilts that are more pleasing and cohesive.
The shops will create "designs" (not rows). Four 9-inch (finished size) blocks that can be arranged as a row or as an 18-inch square. Shops will give away the block pattern for their design to anyone who comes in their store. Shops will sell kits which contain the fabric for the four blocks.
Kits will be sold in-store ONLY. Patterns are given in-store ONLY during the event.
Each kit will have a Fabric Token hidden inside the kit - like a cracker jack prize. In addition, each shop will receive 3 Golden Tokens (also 2-1/2 inch fabric squares). Finders of Golden Tokens will be featured on the new Golden Selfie Facebook page.
Rules to win are a little different. Quilter must complete a quilt (quilted, bound, labeled) using 32 nine-inch block designs from at least 8 participating shops, which means 4 blocks from each shop. After that they can include whatever they want… even rows from previous RxR years.
Each shop will offer a prize of 15 fat quarters plus a bonus prize if the quilt includes the shop’s blocks to 2 different quilters!
To see the list of participating shops go to
This week 186 masks were delivered to the shop! The masks have been distributed to the Lehigh Valley and Saint Luke's Express Care Centers in Palmerton, the Lehighton High Rise, and the Bay Health Kent General Hospital in Dover. Masks were also sent to Deb Ranck for her group to distribute.
The need for masks has decreased, so I will stop distributing masks and store the ones I have on hand until the need arises again or someone calls. If you are going to continue to make masks, please store them, since I do not have a lot of storage space in the shop.
I will let you know if the requests for masks increases.
Thank you for all your efforts to keep our communities safe!
What Else Are You Making?
Below is a picture of Irene Oehmke's beautiful embroidered wall hanging. The finished size is 9" x 5".
Although we cannot physically get together for show and tell, we can still share our creations. Send me a picture of your project and I will post it in this space to inspire your fellow quilters and make them happy.
New in the Shop
Sorry there is nothing new in the shop this week.
The Governor still has Carbon county in the red zone. I realize many of you are going through withdrawal. Therefore, beginning next week I will be allowing quilters into the shop by appointment only. Each appointment will be for 1hr on either Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday. The first appointment will be a 10am and the last appointment will be at 4pm. Only two people will be allowed in the shop at a time. Each person will be required to wear a mask. I will give you a pair of disposable gloves to wear when you enter. You will have 40 minutes to shop, which gives me 20 minutes to sanitize the shop before the next person comes.
Much of the shop's fabric is posted on our website for your viewing pleasure. If you need something, please call ahead and we can arrange for a curb side pick-up or I can mail the item to you.
New classes will be scheduled as soon as it is safe to gather.
Watch this space!
Below are the tentative meeting dates.
Crow Sew - Wednesday May 20th, 10am at the Quilted Crow
Sewcial Guild - Thursday May 28th at 11 am at the Palmerton Library Gallery (located on 2nd floor, elevator available)
Quilts of Valor - Thursday May 28th at 2pm at The Quilted Crow
***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