Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy New Year!

 Hello and Happy New Year!

Things are moving along at Island Creations by Louise.

Who would have thought last year that we would be so far into a new store with lots of new merchandise here and coming in soon!

We have new fabrics from Moda, Free Spirit, Riley Blake Designs, Andover and P& B Textiles to name just a few.  We also have a smattering of fabrics from Benartex (Eleanor Burns' line "Whisper Rose") and Timeless Treasures (Fabrics for "Fabulous" a block of the month program).

We are expecting MORE fabrics from all of the above in this new year.

Shipping has continued to be slower than what we would like to see.  But we do know that all involved are doing their best to provide you with new patterns and fabrics as quickly as possible. So as the new items come in we will let know know on our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram as Island Creations by Louise.  If you don't already follow us, look us up today. I know you will be happy you did!

We have several Block of the Month patterns that we will be highlighting in 2022.  I hope you will join me once a month to work on the Block of the Month of your choosing. Check out the Block of the Month offerings on the table the next time you visit the shop.

Also new in '22 (wow, that rhymes!) will be the monthly class geared for new quilters scheduled on the Third Friday of the Month starting in February. (This class is also good for seasoned quilters!)  In February we will be working on the Jelly Roll Race Pattern.  With your class enrollment, you will be able to purchase ONE Jelly Roll at half price! Newer quilters will be encouraged to sew a consistent 1/4" seam while seasoned quilters will be challenged to finish their tops before lunch! More details will be coming on this challenge.

Finally, Sleep in Your Own Bed is back in February! Join us on Friday night February11 from 6 PM to 9 PM and again on Saturday, Febraury 12 from 9 AM to 4 PM for this popular event.  February will be Quilters's choice.

However, look ahead to the March SIYOB (March 11 and 12) when March's topic will be all things Diamond!  We have several patterns and ideas for quilts and table runners using the 60 degree Diamond Ruler/Tool from Creative Grids.  Stop in sometimes this month or next to see the samples. But in the meantime mark your calendars for these popular events!

Check back often to see what is new.

In the meantime Happy New Year!

Louise, on the island, waiting for the snow to begin!