It's WAAAAY AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE week at Quilters' Paradise! Come in and save 40% on nearly all fabric in the shop Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Save even more on Saturday with our monthly 25% off sale on nearly everything else in the shop!
Help us empty some bolts to make room for the bolts of lovely fabrics coming in every day!
(Select bolts are exempt from the sale and will be marked.)
Please note: With credit card charges continuing to go up, we appreciate those who can pay by cash or check. The shop minimum sale for credit/debit card is $7.50.
The Sunshine Garden Block of the Month
The pattern and kit are in for the Sunshine Garden block of the month designed by Jason Yenter of In The Beginning fabrics.
This gorgeous quilt has pieced blocks and fusible applique flowers. Sharon will be at the Textile Open Studios beginning Wed., March 15 and on second Wednesdays there after to assist those who sign up with their projects. Sharon's block 1 is ready to be appliqued!
The Sunshine BOM is $13.50 per month for 12 months.
Start-up cost includes Pattern $29.27 and Strip roll $27.27, plus fusible web that is available at the shop.
The following classes are scheduled to be held through the collaboration between Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center in promotion of Baldwin City's designation as Quilt Capital of Kansas. Classes will be held at the Lumberyard Arts Center unless otherwise noted.
Vintage Hanky Collage -- Wed., Feb 15
Create a lovely collage wall-hanging using fusible applique. The applique wedding ring is surrounded by parts and pieces of vintage hankies. Bring your own vintage hankies and linens or pick from Liz's collection available in class.
NEW! Introduction to Longarm Quilting -- Tue., Feb 28
This informational lecture/demonstration class with Sharon Vesecky is great for true beginning longarm quilters or anyone considering purchasing a longarm quilting machine.
Scared Stitchless to Free Motion Quilt -- Sat., Mar 11
Take the fear out of dropping your feed-dogs in this introduction to free motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine. Learn about needles, threads, marking tools, and more, plus pin your first sample project to begin quilting in class!
One Block Wonder Art Quilt--Wed., Mar 15
One Block Wonder quilts look complicated, but are actually quite easy to make and each one is completely unique! Six repeats of one fabric are cut into strips and then sub-cut into sets of 60 degree triangles. Despite being a quilt full of hexagons, the assembly has NO Y-seams!
NEW!Barn Block Painting Workshop--Sat., Mar 18
Create your own painted quilt block that can be hung inside or out with Laura Davids.
Quilting Basics with Liz Granberg-Jerome will be offered on first Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm AND on select Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm (see below) at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Over the series you will make enough blocks to create a throw size sampler quilt. Bonus block patterns will be available in classes to make a larger sampler quilt.
Quilting Basics Part 1 -- Wed., Feb 1
Basic instruction on straight piecing and half-square triangles. Overview of rulers, notions, and lots of tips. Great for beginners or as a refresher for those who want to learn new tips and techniques!
Quilting Basics Part 2 -- Wed., Mar 1
Adding Flying Geese and Diamond in a Square units will add new variations to your quilting skills.
Quilting Basics Part 3 -- Wed., Apr 5
Take the fear out of sewing curves by adding Drunkard's Path curved piecing, plus a little machine applique with a Dresden Plate.
Quilting Basics Part 4 -- Wed., May 3
Putting it all together--finalize your blocks and begin a layout design while discussing whether to add sashing, cornerstones, and/or borders. Review of several alternate layout options, as well as discussion of batting choices, backings, and the quilting process.
NEW! Quilting Basics Evening Series
Learn basic quilting skills with teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome. This series of six classes held from 6-9pm on select Wednesdays will cover multiple piecing techniques and equip you to take on projects you might not have thought possible! Held in the evenings from 6-9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center, this series of six 3-hour classes is great for beginners or those wanting a review or to learn new techniques and tips. Wed., Feb 15, Mar 1, 15, 29, Apr 5, May 3
Quilting/Textile Open Studio
Every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Plus, first Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm
Lumberyard Arts Center
Free Open Studio for Textile Arts at the Lumberyard Arts Center from 10am to 3pm on Wednesdays, plus an evening session on first Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm. The studio will be open to anyone wanting to work on quilting/sewing/textile/needlework projects. This time offers a great opportunity to finish up UFOs, get answers to questions about patterns, or just come enjoy stitching with friends. Sewing with friends is always more fun!
Two great shop hops coming up fast!
Ad Astra Quilt Shop Hop
Wednesday-Friday, March 29-31 from 9am to 6pm
& Saturday April 1 from 9am to 4pm
Eleven great quilt shops in northeast Kansas!
Lil' Red Hen, Paola
Overbrook Quilt Connection, Overbrook
Prairie Point, Lenexa
Quilted Sunflower, Spring Hill
Quilter's HQ, Olathe
Quilters' Paradise, Baldwin City
Quilting Bits & Pieces, Eudora
Yellow Dog Quilt Co., Pomona
Harper's, Overland Park
KC Maker Studio, Mission
All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop
April 1 through May 31, 2023
Over 80 shops in two states divided into seven regions to explore. Plan your trips with the regional maps and passport in the AKNSH magazines that will be available at participating shops in mid-February.
Check out the exclusive shop hop fabrics that will be arriving soon. More details available at the AKNSH website.
2023 Ruler of the Year
KIS -- Bloc Loc's Kite in a Square
Stay tuned for new patterns and ideas to use the Bloc Loc Kite in a Square or KIS rulers in making fun quilts. Just like the projects made last year with the TIS ruler, you can make some great blocks and block combinations by adding the KIS to your collection!
Another KIS pattern available at Quilters' Paradise is Pizzzaz by Grid Girls that Liz is making up to share! More samples are in the works to show multiple projects that will use this great ruler set.
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