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Wooly Time



If you are like me and tired of the hot weather and thinking about fall, then I think of fun wool projects to work on. 

Wool, Needle & Thread by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

This is my favorite book for instructions for wool appliqué.  It is my go to book for all things wool

Welcome to the private classroom of quilting star Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings! Ditch the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery stitches, and much more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa's hands working her magic, this book will show you how to master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you can’t go wrong. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jampacked volume that will teach stitchers how to sew more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.

 Immerse yourself in patchwork and appliqué with a gorgeous sampler quilt plus 5 more companion projects from Kim Diehl.
Popular designer Kim Diehl’s quilting journey began years ago with a sampler quilt she found at a sidewalk sale, so it’s no surprise that, when she designed a sampler quilt of her own, she pulled out all the stops and incorporated two of her loves—stars and fusible wool appliqué. With an invitation to slow down and enjoy hand stitching the wool appliqué blocks, Kim makes this decadent quilt simple with full-size appliqué patterns, detailed instructions, and scads of tips for success

Full Kits available.  Kits do NOT include the fabric or wool for the outside borders.  This was a block of the month so each of the blocks has the fabric and wool for that particular block packaged together.  The kit does include the reds for the pieces inner border along with the binding.
  KIT - $188.95


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Festive, Fast, and Fun — Holiday Cheer Stitched from the Heart! Deck the halls, trim the tree, spruce up your packages . . . the options for displaying the 45 wool ornaments in this book are just about limitless! Author and designer Stacy West reveals a multitude of inspiring ideas that you can use to arrange your finished ornaments. Sure, they’re great hanging on the Christmas tree, but don’t stop there! You can tuck these fun-to-sew pieces into your holiday decor all around your house, give them as gifts, and use them to adorn packages.
Book by Stacy West
Kits are available for each set of 3 ornaments for $16.95 per set.  You will need to come into the shop to choose your favorite set or sets as we don’t have them on the website. 


Turn back the clock and experience a little nostalgia as you stitch something new to enjoy in the present--the Buttermilk Basin way! Celebrate vintage style all year long with this treasure trove of wool-applique projects. Create handmade valentines, seasonal scenes, plus odes to summertime fun and Halloween hilarity, all with a wink and a nod to days gone by. And don't forget a Christmas full of classic elves and Santas! Make ornaments, little pillows, wall hangings, tea towels, and more that will feel right at home in any space--and discover Stacy West's best applique and embroidery tips along the way. 25 all-new projects suitable for beginners and beyond. Designs will appeal to lovers of vintage style, folk-art flair, and patchwork charm.

by Sue Spargo

Includes the patterns for three bonus projects: Sunnyside Manor Pincushion, Peep Party Zip Bag, and Home Sweet Home Spool Sac Creative Stitching book (sold separately) is needed for embroidery stitch instruction.

 Finished Quilt Size: 45-1/2" x 45-1/2” Wool applique, layering and embroidery quilt.
Homegrown book - $32.00

This is a current block of the month.  The blocks are so cute up close.  Look closely at all the beautiful handwork that is done on this block and come in to see the exquisite workmanship on all of them.  The shop sample is being stitched by Debbie Coddington.

Block of the month -  11 months long, $44.95 per month

Call the shop for more info or to sign up

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It's harvest time-and with it comes all the cozy, stay-at-home feelings that cooler air and crisp fall skies can conjure. What's better than being nestled under a quilt with a good book? How about curling up with a Need'l Love book filled with 18 autumn-inspired projects!

Whether you peruse the pages for decorating inspiration for your home, or start flagging the pages of the projects you'll make first, there's a rich array of choices to be made. Renée Nanneman has curated an assortment of quilts, pillows, pincushions, and more to take you through the season in style. So gather your favorite selections of wools and cottons, and prepare to immerse yourself in seasonal delights you're sure to treasure all year long.

Beginning Wool Applique Class

Thursday, October 6th

Time:  2:00 – 4:00

Cost:  $30.00

Instructor:  Christina

Practice kit is provided in class and this kit will be available for purchase

Sign up HERE

Wool appliqué is so much fun.  It is very relaxing to sit and stitch while visiting or watching TV.  This class is for those who have never done wool appliqué or would like a refresher on the beginning techniques used.  We will discuss a couple of different ways of prepping your project and then review the basic stitches used.  The class project is a cute little snowman pillow.  A practice piece will be provided along with needles to try and different types of thread.




DATE:  Wednesday, August 10th

TIME:  2:00 - 4:00

COST:  $30
(includes practice kit)

Learn the basic embroidery stiches used for most projects.  For a further class description click HERE




DATE:  Wednesday, August 31st 

TIME:  2:00 - 4:00

COST:  $30.00 includes practice kit

In this class we will be learning some decorative and dimensional stitches.  Click HERE for a more detailed class description.



DATE:  Thursday, September 28th

TIME:  1:30 - 4:00

COST:  $35.00 Includes practice kit

Learn the fundamentals used to make elegant stiches using beautiful rayon threads.  Click HERE for more details





  • Twilling:  Friday, August 5th     (Full)
  • Eudora Quilt Guild Sew Day:  Tuesday, August 9th
  • Beginning Hand Embroidery:  Wednesday, August 10th
  • Buttermilk Basin Ornament Club:  Friday, August 12th
  • Sew Day:  Wednesday, August 17th (Full)
  • Sew Day:  Friday, August 19th (Full)
  • Sew Day with Jeni, Saturday, August 20th
  • Quilt Camp:  August 24th – 27th  (Full)
  • Advanced Hand Embroidery:  Wednesday, August 31st