October 22, 2020 @ 8:31 PM
I wanted to show you a picture of my rhododendron, certainly not in full bloom, but currently with two blossoms. I am used to the forsythia and violets being confused but this is the first time for the rhododendron. For some reason this program will only upload it sideways, if having rhododendron flowers in late October isn't strange enough, looking at them sideways is too strange. I am never sure how this website is going to post pictures. Makes life interesting.
So we will start with some great prints from Northcott. This is 'The View from Here - Mountain Vista'.
I used the same design as the fall forest panel we had last month. I didn't list the ............
October 9, 2020 @ 1:57 PM
The Junior partners will testify to my desire to have pictures of every cannon every produced--What they haven't figured out is, 'why?' and I can't tell them as I have no idea! Knowing this it is only natural when passing Chancellorsville Battlefield on my drives to the Original Sewing Expo in Fredericksburg, VA, I had to stop! I do hope that those of you that got to attend enjoyed your day. Hopefully next year will be more normal with classes and the fashion shows. I missed the Saturday Cosplay participants.
I haven't seen many prints with Cannons on them but then again maybe they wouldn't be a big seller.
Upon my arrival home, traveling at the breakneck speed of 0mph, there ............
September 24, 2020 @ 3:31 PM
I am so excited! A week from today we will be vending at our second show of the year. It will be different with no classes and limited crowd but it will be so good to get back. If you have a chance please stop by and see us in Fredericksburg, VA, October 1 through 3.
October will bring us the third of the QuiltFest Online Quilt Shows. If you participated in one of the first two you know how much fun it was, if you did not, be sure to check this one out. I will try to remind you closer to the show date but check out the web site now to register for classes. I know you have to register rather early if there is a kit required for your chosen ............
September 12, 2020 @ 5:13 PM
Suddenly it is September and Pumpkin Spice is everywhere--now I am not out of sync as I drink pumpkin spice all year long.
We have updated the prices on our web page so they no longer include shipping. The shipping included pricing made multiple items way over-priced, which I could take care of in refunds and charges but I think this will work better. I guess you could say it was a result of the pandemic as I actually had time to figure out a few things with the site. Now when you check out you can add the shipping charges and orders over $75 will ship for free. Patterns still include the shipping charges. There is a button to check if you are ordering a pattern for zero shipping charges.
August 28, 2020 @ 2:36 PM
Looks like we may make it through the summer and start to think about fall holidays and Christmas.
Monday August 31 at Noon we will have a facebook live on how to make the braided border on this Christmas Wish quilt. The pattern for the quilt is finished and is a downloadable pattern and the panel is on our Christmas/Winter page. Stop by on Monday to make the border or view the video later on our facebook page.
Quilting Treasures has a couple new Nativity Panels this season:
Born is the King,
with a stained glass coordinate in two colorways.
Christ is Born. Both have rich colors and are about a yard by wof.
Christ is Born Collection also has a set of four 16" by...............
August 16, 2020 @ 6:03 PM
Suddenly I have noticed it is getting light a bit later and darker a bit earlier--can fall be far behind?
If you have had a chance to visit our Facebook page: Wilson's Calico Corner. you will see we have a video on how to make a walker bag from a placemat panel. I have made these in the past for a bag to hang on the back of a stroller, it was actually for a small dog stroller but it would work for a kid too!
As all shows have been cancelled until at least October there has been plenty of time to make up some patterns. This bag pattern is one. It is a downloadable pattern but because I used too many pictures in the pattern it has to be sent in two emails but it still cuts the cost ............
July 24, 2020 @ 12:56 AM
It is a good think I am not a writer--I'd be starving as I can't think of anything to say to start this post so let's just start! Be prepared it looks like we are celebrating Christmas in July.
A great panel from Northcott Christmas Wish. There is a plaid that coordinates with this panel.
Calling All Nurses is back in stock including both colors of the Heart Beat print.
Also from Northcott are some fun Christmas prints called Farmhouse Christmas.
Comfort and Joy from Windham Has a couple great coordinates including the stripe used on the side borders.
Our last ............
July 10, 2020 @ 2:14 AM
Here is your chance to participate in the second of Mancuso Show Promoters Virtual Quilt Shows and to submit a quilt for their first virtual quilt contest. Click on this link for more information. The first was very successful--it crashed their web site the first hour. They tell me that has been corrected. For a first venture they did a great job. Be sure to register for classes and participate in the activities at this next show. Remember you need to register early for classes so they can send your materials. Click on the picture or the link for more information.
Of course you don't have to wait to shop our web site!
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is ............
June 29, 2020 @ 7:47 PM
For the first time in 40 years I am not dressed in a long skirt and bonnet this week. I have often wondered how people celebrate the Fourth of July--And I probably won't find out this year!
I did realize yesterday that I have never seen the day lilies in full bloom as I was always at the Festival.
Even though we aren't participating in any show we still have some great fabrics arriving. As always click on the picture to arrive on the catalog page. The first one is 'In the Beginning' from Quilting Treasures. A beautiful Panel and Starry Night coordinate in four colors.
In a couple days we will be on the downhill side of 2020, less than six months ............
June 21, 2020 @ 10:17 PM
This Thursday is the inaugural Mancuso Online Quilt Festival.
If you have never gone to a show for whatever reason or have been missing them because of this mess, here is your chance to join in the fun. For many classes it is too late to register, they needed time to send out kits, but you can still register for lectures and of course attend the free product demonstrations. Click on the image to get to all the information .
They have a line of fun things to do as well as a happy hour on Friday evening. Be sure to check it out.
We only have had a few new bolts come in -- more scheduled for delivery next week.
Vintage Christmas from Northcott. Placemats and coordinating plaid and ............