Ladies of Liberty Mercantile Fabric & Notions Fan Box

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doll Class - what fun!

Our doll class was so much fun and we had some lovely dolls made! Erika was a great teacher showing us how to stuff our dolls; paint the faces; sew them together; and dress them.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Doll Class - moved to Tuesday December 15th

Because of the weather the Doll class has been moved to Tuesday December 15th!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Doll Class

Doll making with Erika – call now to reserve your spot – class is almost full!
Saturday - December 12th – 9:00 am -4:00 pm
$40.00 plus doll kit
Check out Erika’s web site at:
In this class you create your own one of a kind heirloom doll. Erika Schoell, a resident artist from Germany, will show you how to make a lovely and unusual fabric doll made from supplies that are imported from Switzerland and Germany. You can make it look just like your favorite child, dressing it in charming clothes. It takes only 4-6 hours to finish a doll. Erika brings the doll kits pre-sewn to class ready to be worked on. No sewing machine and no experience is needed.
During the first part of the class you will prepare the mask, glue the fabric on the mask and paint the face (optional – you can buy a ready painted face from the instructor). During the second part you will finish stuffing the doll parts, hand stitch the back of the doll head, close up the arms, legs, and body and assemble the doll. Finally you will choose a hairstyle/wig and dress the doll. Sample dolls are available to see in the shop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jo's Little Women Club on Halloween Day!

Our Little Women's Club got off with a great start! We had a room full of wonderful women (some in costume!) and great food to go with it. We got to see all the new quilts Jo Morton has put together for us to make.
We had a challenge of a notebook cover from our last meeting and the ladies returned with some great finished books. Linda Sherman won the Jo Morton fat quarter bundle in our drawing - congratulations Linda! And Cherie Sherick won a quilt puzzle - congratulations Cherrie!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Civil War Tribute Block of the Month Club to Start in January

I have ordered a new line of fabric from Marcus by Judie Rothermel call CIVIL WAR TRIBUTE (it is in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War). The fabrics are wonderful – I know you will love them as much as I do! They will start arriving in November.

Will will use these fabrics in a Block of the Month Club making the quilt above. It will start in January. Call or stop by the shop if you are interested in signing up for this BOM.

Here is a little video of a Civil War reenactment to get you in the mood for this tribute quilt. Join us and make your own quilt to honor these brave men (and women) who helped to shape our country 150 years ago.

Underground Railroad block #2

Congratulations to Harriett Savage - she was the winner of the fat quarter bundle for block #1.

Underground Railroad blocks (#2) are now up in the shop. What fun we are having! The Charm block is great and done in so many different colors!
Here is a peek at some of the blocks.

We are on to block #3 - The North Star! Stop by and pick up yours today if you haven't done so yet.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shop info

Well the rain is here!
Good time to come and spend the day at the shop and sew! No phone. No laundry. Just sewing!

We have new classes posted on the web page at: check it out!

We also have a new BOM (block of the month) that will start in January. It is a tribute to the Civil War (150 years ago). Check out the web page for more info on that as well. Call the shop if you are interested in signing up for this. I will have more info here soon.

The Underground Railroad BOM is going well - we have a lot of blocks in the shop now to look at - lots of great ideas! We are on to block #3 now. It is not too late to join - just drop by and let me know. More photos of the new blocks soon as well.

Enjoy the rain!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Women's Club

We had a meeting on Saturday of the Little Women's Club and what great fun we had! It was also Hop and Heritage Festival in Independence so parking was a issue but all the ladies made it anyway. We even got to see the parade from the shop windows! Everyone in the parade was waving to us as they passed by. Later we had a couple of ladies come in that said they were in the parade and wanted to stop right then and come in to shop! How fun!!

We are still waiting on the offical quilts from Jo Morton for Little Women's Club but we handed out a notebook cover pattern for all the ladies and they had fun picking out fabric squares to make the cover with. We even added a note pad and pencle for their books. Everyone had a great time visiting and getting to know each other. We also had a great show and tell - I think we have some very creative ladies in this group!

Good news from Jo Morton - she will launch Club #9 at the Huston Quilt Market in early October so we should have the supplies by our next meeting. I will post the new poster as soon as I get it for you all to see.

Our next meeting will be October 31st (Halloween Day!) and we are going to have fun with a finger food potluck along with the meeting. We will also offer sewing after the meeting in the afternoon if anyone is interested in staying for that. We will be showing some of Jo Morton's techniques at that time (bring your sewing machine if you want to stay and sew).

If you are still thinking of joining in the club - call and let us know - we would love to have you join in on all the fun with us. (503-837-0676)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Underground Railroad block #1 are hanging in the shop!

Last weekend was month 2 of the Underground Railroad Block of the Month and a lot of you came by to pick up your block and leave block #1 to hang in the shop. Wow - what a great group of blocks! We have some very creative ladies making these blocks! Stop by and take a look at what we have hanging in the shop.

Here are few pictures of what we have gotten in.
You can still join the fun just stop by or call (503)837-0676 to sign up!
Check out our web site for more informtion at:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Wow it is September already! Time flies when you are having fun and we are really having fun at Ladies of Liberty Mercantile!

We have almost 50 people in our Underground Railroad Block of the Month Club! A few blocks are already back in the shop and they all look so different! What fun! The next block will be ready the second Saturday in September (the 12th). Stop by then or any time after and pick it up. Remember they are only $1.00!

The shop will be closed for Labor Day weekend starting this Friday. I will be going to a Civil War reenactment with my family! (I will post some pictures after the event for you all to see!) I will re-open on Tuesday the 8th. Stop by and see the in-store special I will offer that day.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Unerground Railroad Block of the Month is up and going!

Here are some of the blocks that are back in the shop already! We have almost 30 people signed up this BOM! It is not to late to take part in this club - call the shop and sign up (503-837-0676). It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with for their block.
Remember that the next block will be ready to pick up the second Saturday of September or after. Join in on the fun.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jo's Little Women Club news

Saturday we had a meeting of our Jo's Little Women Club at Ladies of Liberty Mercantile and we had six ladies attend with four new ladies! Some of our club members were out of town - canning - or had family to tend to and didn't make it this day. But it was great to make new friends and see old friends who love to sew with 19th Century reproduction Jo Morton fabrics!

The new club #9 isn't out yet but I gave the ladies a challenge to make Jo's Cabin Corners quilt from her book Yesterday's Charm. They were excited because it is small and a good challenge to get the light and dark fabrics in the right place! We had fun picking out fabric!
We had a great show and tell with our basket quilts that we just finished. We also had some other quilts to see - they are lovely (thank Sue - love the house quilt!). I had given the ladies a challenge at the last meeting to use their scraps on something quilted. We had a great little blue/white/yellow-green quilt from Sue to ooh at and I showed them a housewif I had made to keep your sewing needles and thread in (it is what a Civil War Solider would have taken to the battlefield with him to do his own mending).

I had another lady come into the shop later that day who is going to join us as well! Think about joining - we have so much fun and we learn a lot from each other as well.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Unerground Railroad Block of the Month Club

Underground Railroad Block of the Month Club - Starting August 8th

The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada; it effectively moved hundreds of slaves -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.

Ladies of Liberty Mercantile is starting a new block of the month club using the Underground Railroad as the theme.

Onnie has put together a set of 12 blocks that come from the Underground Railroad for us to make. They are a 12” x 12” block. Each month you will receive a block pattern with a brief history of that pattern and one focus fabric. You will need to pick out and purchase the rest of the fabric to finish your quilt block.

The way this club will work is that you will pick up one block pattern with its focus fabric each month for $1.00 and take it home to make it; bring it back the next month and get the next block for $1.00 while leaving the finished block to hang in the shop for that month. The next month you will get your first block back and a new block for $1.00 while leaving the current block for the month; so on and so on! We want to see what everyone did with their blocks!

We will not be meeting all together with this BOM – so you will have all day to stop by and pick up your block on the second Saturday of each month starting August 8th. Call the shop to sign up at 502-837-0676.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ladies of Liberty Mercantile now has a blog! This is a way to share with you what is happening at the shop.

We just finished our six month anniversary and gave away some door prizes! I can't believe that it has been six months all ready! What fun we are having!

We will be adding some classes soon - be looking for them in our newsletter.

We are now caring Mettler thread in white; tan; back; navy blue; purple; green and yellow. We will be adding more colors in the days to come.

Check out our web page for more information at:


4th of July quilt challange

Winner of Best Use of Color - Onnie Morfitt

Winner of People's Choice - Lisa Miller

Winner of Best use of Theme - Heidi Rodli

Here are some photos of the Patriotic Quilt Contest. Thanks ladies for entering the contest!