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Greetings from Designer Fabrics

Hello, Everyone! 

So, who's ready for a season with blooming tulips? I don't even think mine have had a chance to have been black dirt this year... I guess I will have to surf the web for bright sunshiny flowers and dream of what they smell like. I wonder what it would be like to live somewhere that has annual tulip festivals? I bet the colors are unbelievable!! Maybe I will get the chance to dig a few holes this summer and enjoy nature's beautiful colors and fragrances. Until then, I guess I can create my own colorful beauties with fabric! So far, so good! With several retreats to vend at, I am hoping to crank out a few more projects before the year is over! Which is one good thing about the indoor sport we participate in because the outdoors aren't cooperating with the calendar this year! 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...April 10th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12+) and showcase at least one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

April 12th~ Luke will be here for machine service. 

April 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

April 24th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. 

May 8th~ Top Your Table Club 

May 11th-12th~ Metro Quilt Expo in Fargo! 

May 13th~ Mother's Day 

May 15th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

May 28th~ Memorial Day 

May 29th~ DQC 

New into the shop... 
Charm Packs
New in to the shop are several new charm packs from Moda! I took advantage of their Samplespree once again! These packs preceed the fabrics, so there aren't any go-withs... yet. 


Nest
A sweet new group from Lella Boutique to play with! If Spring won't come to North Dakota, we will bring Spring into our quilts!! 


All A Twitter
These new pieces from Kari Carr for Hoffman are fabulous!! They are sold in sets of (8) printed Fat Quarters in a 2 yard piece. There are (4) sets of prints in two color-ways!! And the birds are sold by the yard and are great go-withs to the Fat Quarters! Or, use the Fat Quarter bundles in projects all on their own! Hoffman did a wonderful job with these "Designer Bolts"! 


Pepper & Flax
And last but not least... A complete new group from Corey Yoder for Moda! These are sure to spin you right into Spring with their cheery yellow and greys!! 




Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie


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Let's Go Quilting!!


Greetings from Designer Fabrics

Hello, Everyone! 

I would say Happy Spring, but if you are looking outside my window, it doesn't feel much like Spring... 6-8" of snow last weekend filled up the ditches once again, especially with the wind blowing! I was just beginning to see the tops of the hills starting to get a little black out in the field by this weekend. But another system came through and filled the black back in with slush, sleet and snow. At least the roads were dry on the way home from work today! The shop is put back together from the Minot Show last weekend and we are gearing up for Quilt Club on Tuesday and the next retreat in about 1 1/2 weeks! I feel like I'm in a constant state of "stay packed". Makes it difficult to plan for too much beyond the next day, as there are always deadlines... Good thing it's still quilting weather!! I am trying to finish a pile of bindings before Tuesday, but if I don't my UFO list will not suffer. This year I am determined to FINISH at least half of my lists (there are 3 of them)! Wouldn't it be fabulous to finish all of them? Dream on dreamer... Several are in Kit/King size form. But, there are retreats around every corner!! Maybe I'll have to show up to the shop on my days off for some every day sewcials! They are not just for Sundays anymore! Don't be surprised if I get to sew at the shop now and then, I have my machine set up ready for me to use!! Don't be afraid to bring yours in and sew too! 

Ooh, check out our newly updated website! With the new move and the new signage, it was time for a change... I hope you like it as much as I do! Designer Fabrics 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events...March 27th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. 

April 1st~ Easter- CLOSED 

April 5th-8th~ Crystal Springs Retreat- We are still at 34 of 37 registrations as of today. Information found on our Retreats page. 

April 10th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12) and showcase one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

April 12th~ Luke will be here for machine service. 

April 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

April 24th~ DQC 

May 8th~ Top Your Table Club 

May 11th-12th~ Metro Quilt Expo in Fargo! 

May 13th~ Mother's Day 

May 15th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

May 28th~ Memorial Day 

May 29th~ DQC 

New into the shop... 
Tula Pink Fat Quarter Bundles
New in to the shop are a couple of the coveted bundles from Tula Pink! They are like Easter in a bundle!! 


Ella & Ollie Charm Packs
New charm packs from Fig Tree Quilts are in the house!! Sweet group!! 


Robert Kaufman Batiks
Background Batiks are few and far between when you are looking for them, so I snatched these sweet pieces up when I saw them! 


Rodeo Roundup
And last but not least... A new group from Beth Logan for Henry Glass! Finally, rodeo! Giddy-up!! 



 
 
Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie


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Hello, Everyone! 

Well, have you been sewing up a storm? I know I have... Trying to get new samples cranked out for the upcoming show this weekend! Two more bindings to be put on and I can possibly work up a small project before I have to pack everything up! I changed gears from working on my own, to gearing up for this weekend. Maybe I can pack the sewing machine in my luggage and work on mine some more... Although, remembering shows in the past, I seem to recall being more tired after a day of working the show than I do compared to a day at a retreat. Maybe I'll leave her home this weekend. She will have a good workout in a couple of weeks with back-to-back retreats! And, I kinda like her all set up at the shop. Ready to be turned on and do some stitching when I need to or have a few minutes. She's not just for Sunday Sewcials anymore thanks in part to the new shop space. I will admit, I am enjoying the new shop more and more! I'm still tweaking things a bit, but then I am giving you a reason to discover new things at the shop too! Stop on in and explore-dream-discover! Have a great "green" weekend and stop by and say "hi!" 

Ooh, check out our newly updated website! With the new move and the new signage, it was time for a change... I hope you like it as much as I do! Designer Fabrics 

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!! 

Upcoming events... March 13th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12) and showcase one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!! 

March 16th-18th~ Minot Quilt Festival!! 

March 20th~ Happy Spring! Carrington Quilt Guild Meeting- 6:30pm at the Gathered Together Building! 

March 27th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. 

April 1st~ Easter- CLOSED 

April 5th-8th~ Crystal Springs Retreat- We are up to 34 of 37 registrations as of today. Information found on our Retreats page. 

April 10th~ Top Your Table Club 

April 12th~ Luke will be here for machine service. 

April 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild 

April 24th~ DQC 

New in the shop... 
Fresh Picked
New in to the shop are a lovely new group from Sue Zipkin for Clothworks! I can't wait to dive into these beauties! The panel is perfect to cut into blocks and frame them out. I must be ready for Spring to show up and for Winter to be a thing of the past... Let the season of flowers begin!! 


Licensed
We have had requests for licensed prints, so I have begun to dabble in a few... Hoping to add a few here and there to fill the need. 


Berkshire Garden
A delightful Spring-filled group by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs! I've already dabbled in the pieces with a new table runner we will hopefully be featuring at this weekend's Quilt Show in Minot... 

And some new colors and textures of Shannon Cuddle found their way into the shop once again... Funny thing is how often we have to reorder, and I happen to find pieces I cannot live without! 


Tim Holtz Fabrics
And last but not least... A new group from Tim Holtz for FreeSpirit Fabrics!! I am anxious to work with these fantastic pieces! I have admired his fabrics from afar for awhile, and now I can play with them!! And there will be more coming... I had to pace myself! 




Have a great week!! 

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie


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Hello, Everyone!

Whew! Two months are about to be a thing of the past for 2018! I have been gone more that I have been home for most of them!! Just coming off a couple of fabulous inspiring retreat weekends! I'm pretty sure I'd rather be quilting than doing my homework at the moment, but duty calls... The trailer has been unloaded and everything put back into the shop, funny how it never goes back in the same way it came out. Kind of like my closet of fabric, pull a piece out and it doesn't seem to fit back in it's place, so it gets and new place. Time to start constructing a plan of attack for the Minot Quilt Festival as well! I have several big orders showing up or on their way to restock much of what has gone out with our retreats, especially the new stuff has been very popular at these... So get ready for a bunch of new things in our booth! Including new samples!! That's one good thing about these retreats, I get to sew! And I have been finishing much of my own UFO's as well as sewing new shop samples!! Definitely a good fuzzy feeling. Let's keep the fuzz a flying with new quilts!!

Ooh, check out our newly updated website! With the new move and the new signage, it was time for a change... I hope you like it as much as I do! Designer Fabrics

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!!

Upcoming events... February 27th~ Designer Quilt Club 2018! New this year... Meetings will be held at 5:30pm only! With the bigger digs, I'm hoping to catch everyone all at one time! DQC meets on the last Tuesday of each month. We will feature a new creation each month that is in-house designed. You will get the pattern, and a discount for the evening. We will inspire you with show & tell, and you will have a great night out with friends! Cost for the year is $18. Our next project will be Capri!

March 9th~ Luke will be here for machine service.

March 13th~ Top Your Table Club 2018! This club is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost of the club is the purchase of the book we will be featuring- Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls! It is jam packed with projects, of which we will pick (12) and showcase one per month. Join us for a night out of inspiration, show & tell, and some fun!!

March 16th-18th~ Minot Quilt Festival!!

March 20th~ Carrington Quilt Guild Meeting- 6:30pm at the Gathered Together Building!

March 27th~ DQC

April 1st~ Easter- CLOSED

April 5th-8th~ Crystal Springs Retreat- We are up to 28 registrations as of today. Information found on our Retreats page.

April 10th~ Top Your Table Club

April 17th~ Carrington Quilt Guild

April 24th~ DQC

New into the shop...
Fireside
New in to the shop are several new colors of Moda's Fireside!! It's been awhile since we have seen any changes with Fireside, and I hope they continue the trend!!

Also in are a couple of new 108" Wide Flannels from Northcott! These Toscana Flannels are so soft!


Let's Build
A sweet new group from Blue Fish Designs for Henry Glass Fabrics! See, I can get little boy fabrics!! There are more for the little guys to come!!

Also from Henry Glass, a couple of pieces of Poppy Perfection by Jane Shaskey and Spirit of America by Stacy West, of which both would be perfect for those Triangle Frenzy patterns!




Kits
New charming Delightful Desert pre-packaged kits by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman are in the house! Not for long though, as they are going out just as fast!!

And some new colors and textures of Shannon Cuddle are making our new corner burst at the seams already! I guess that's a good thing for you!


Hold Your Horses
And last but not least... A couple of very well done panels and fence prints from Greg & Co. for Penny Rose Fabrics for those horse enthusiasts! Always a little bit of everything for everyone here at Designer Fabrics!!



Have a great week!!

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie