Friday, June 7, 2013

Quilting Tours, Kona Cottons & Mary Jo's...

Are YOU a Quilter? Do you belong to a Guild? Do you travel with your fellow Quilters to Retreats, Workshops and Exhibits? If you said yes to any of these questions, you probably love anything about Quilts and Quilting and Mary Jo's vast selection! Did you know that at Mary Jo's Cloth Store we host MANY Guilds who make the trip to Gastonia by tour bus! Really. Think about us as the destination for your next Guild trip, give us a shout in advance so that we can be expecting you. You may also want to think of coming to the store when we are having an advanced Quilting Technique Sewing Class! We have a new Sewing  and Learning Center in the Store. It is a wonderful spot. We are also selling Sewing Machines, Cabinets, Rowenta Irons (from Germany) and a whole host of Threads, Notions and the never ending, aisles and aisles of Cloth! You can peruse the remnant Bins or gaze upon the beauty of our extensive Batik Collections! We also have historic Quilting Patterns from the Civil War Era, Kona Cotton Solids, as well as Fantastic fun prints and patterns for the ever popular "Wack and Stack"! Mary Jo's, yep, we know what you want and we usually have it in stock! Online or in the Store, you will be a happy Quilter, we promise!

Today we would love to share a new Colorful Quilting Book, featuring  Robert Kaufman's Solid Color Kona Cotton Collection. The Book "We Love Color" is a compilation of designs by some of the most talented quilters in the country! This book of inspiration is available online from Stashbooks.

Robert Kaufman Company produces and ships millions of yards of Kona Cotton Solids internationally and throughout the United States every year, and over the 30 year history of the brand, the Kona name has become synonymous with the idea of a quality quilting solid.
Featuring the work of:
Lisa Call
Alissa Haight Carlton
Emily Cier
Malka Dubrawsky
Amy Ellis
Jacquie Gering
Elizabeth Hartman
Rita Hodge
Cherri House
Kathy Mack
Modern Quilt Studio (Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr)
Jennifer Sampou
Jean Wells
Valori Wells
Betz White
Kajsa Wikman
  • A fresh selection of bold and beautiful quilts in both modern and traditional styles
  • Experiment with precision piecing, improvisational quilting, or appliqué
  • Includes a Kaufman color index so you can match the exact fabric for each pattern
Some of the biggest names in quiltmaking have joined with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a gorgeous variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona Cotton Solids. Known for their original style and use of color, these sixteen designers show you how much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level. There’s not a print in sight!

Have you created a quilt that would inspire or Quilting Readers? If so, send us an email today! Include a short note and several photos. We look forward to hearing from you.

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