It's April and our Kona Solids are in Full Bloom!

Aren't they absolutely luscious? Oh, and there's much more in new fabrics for you to see.

Roxanne's visitors, aren't they amazing !!

There was the Snoopy Group from the San Fernando Valley...
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A special use for our furniture...

We have many funky and fun pieces of furniture in our shop made exclusively for us! It is alot of fun to decorate around these very unique pieces. These ladies brought their vintage volksy to pick up their favorite one. It will be used to display a very special collection of hearts! Perfect! It fit quite nicely into the back!

Here are the two happy campers! They were tickled with their purchase, and we loved seeing their smiling faces. (Not to mention that very cute car!)

Once a seamstress, now a quilter...

Look at Nancy Hill's beautiful creation. She has been a seamstress for many years, and just recently got the quilting bug! She has made several quilts in just a short time! The colors are fantastic and we love seeing what she is coming up with week to week! She has also made a great shirt out of all the Kaffe fabrics, which I am begging her to wear into the shop so I can get a pic! I want to copy her and make one too. Look for that photo to come!

We had a fun day at our Book Signing Event...
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A visit from this late blooming quilter...

We were delighted to meet this special lady in Roxanne's, A Wish and A Dream. Her name is Margaret Whyte. She dazzled us with her energy and love of quilting. She came in to find something special to go with her latest very artsy quilt, as she told us, #78! One of the amazing parts of this story is that she didn't make her first quilt until she was 75 years old! Her energy and enthusiasm spilled over onto us all.

She is an amazing woman, and did I mention that she is 95! We can't wait for her return. We are hoping to have a display of her quilts in the store one day to share with everyone.

And a special welcome to all of Roxanne's Friends from...

Guess Who these little lovelies are,
all dressed up in their Easter finery?


Helping out those in need...

This is a special story of love and devotion about Nola Ferguson and her daughter Peggy Hignite Crosby.

They started "The Alzheimer's Project" after Nola's late husband, and Peggy's stepfather, came down with this devastating condition. Nola started a support group in Carpinteria for caregivers. She realized how difficult it was to find and share information and found comfort herself in this group. Peggy was anxious to help from her home in Alaska.

They started out making quilts for those in care facilities with Alzheimer's. For their first effort they made 25 quilts and delivered them to a group of residents and almost magically they found the quilts evoked childhood memories in some.

Peggy and Nola both piece the quilts along with a close friend, Michelle Cameron. Peggy does the quilting on her long arm machine and Nola does the binding. It is truly a labor of love. Once in a while others help out, but the majority of work is done and paid for by Nola and Peggy.

After participating in the caregivers group, Nola realized that these people also deserved a quilt and made sure they also received one. They have branched out and also delivered quilts to other needy causes.

They have donated over 100 quilts to others, and these remarkable women are truly the spirit of quilting! Nola says "It is just like wrapping your arms around someone."


New Classes Added to the Schedule:

Don't these look like fun?

You will enjoy creating these projects and more...
Open Sew on Mondays ... Open Knit on Saturdays
Classes in Basic Sewing, Crocheting and Knitting,
and Sewing for Kids too!


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