Ladies of Liberty Mercantile Fabric & Notions Fan Box

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.

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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!