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2014 Girl Clubs you can join:

Our “Girl Clubs” are fun to belong to because they are a way of gifting yourself with a unique new and exciting handwork project that most people don’t have.   It will most likely pertain to the upcoming season or holiday.   We try to keep our projects exclusive and partner  with our favorite designers so you know you will have something that is one of a kind.

You may think that some projects seem high priced but when you think of a designer only designing for at the most 200 people she has to be paid for her time and coming up with an exclusive design that only her club members are offered.  Please Remember! Projects are not returnable and when you make a club commitment it is for a year.   You must call us if you decide not to continue for the next year. 

I hope you will find your new clubs very enjoyable and if you have not tried one I hope you will give us a call 608-588-2510.

For anyone joining clubs please read carefully:

It is your responsibility to call us if you change your credit card number or have had it compromised or have a new address.  Please , if we call you once, call us back to let us know if you have any changes or wish to be taken off the club. We do not want to make call after call and never hear from you. If we have to call you more than twice and not hear from you, you will be taken out of the club.  I’m sure you can understand that this can become a problem for us and we must figure out when enough is enough. Thank you for being mindful.

The Staff


Our new 2014 Club will begin in January/February 2014  This club ships 6 times a year so you will get 2 projects from each of the club design team.
This year we are thrilled to add two new faces to our design team.   This is exactly how we keep a club fresh and exciting and members happy.

Guess Who?  This is pretty big NEWS for us.  We will be welcoming;

“APPLESEED PRIMITIVES”: Jennie will be a great fit for our style.  She specializes in primitive samplers and we have her samplers in the shop.  Everyone loves her style and I know she is committed to offering you a very good example of her best.  Jennie’s project will be the first shipment to club members in 2014.

This is “Belinda Coffin” a very Prim looking sampler and the first 2014 Prim Sister.
Do you think there could be more?

Isabella our new designer lives in  Italy very close to Austria in a national park in the Dolomites.   What a thrill for us!
Her company is called the “Primitive Hare” she started her business four years ago. We have all been admiring her patterns at the shop over the past year so we have been corresponding trying to figure out if this could work for both of us.  Isabella is 38 years old, married, and loves history and just began to move into a restored 17th century historic home with plans of opening a B&B this coming summer.  She loves creating wonderful primitive stitcheries and has been stitching since her childhood days.   This is going to be a great experience.  Isabella also dyes the most beautiful linen that we will 004be including.  We first project in May/June.  There will be lots of preparation to make this happen so you all have a great deal to look forward to from us.  Our first project has arrived from Italy, it is called:“Needlewoman” busy as a Bee!  Isabella is not able to write finishing instructions but if she sends us her model which I have asked her to do we can figure it out on this end and send you the fabric used because I sent her fabric to complete it from Jefferson County and Quilt WI., the perfect added touch.  It really is so special I know you will be


Linda Thraen was a new face to our club members in 2013 and she has not disappointed any of us.  Her company is called:  The Pinkeep. We all had the great pleasure of actually meeting her as she attended our Boxwood & Berries Gathering this past fall and she will be a guest designer at out Boxwood & Berries Gathering in the fall of 2014 and sharing the teaching responsibilities with Maggie Bonanomi .


Linda’s newest Pri002m Sister is called Faded Past – Love of the needle. 

You will be using over dyed velvet, great old fabric, ribbon, linen and over dyed threads.  003


It’s September and we are running late on shipping but we are close to sending the last Appleseed Primitive design for our Prim Sister Club.  Jennie calls this design “LibertyAyers” and has finished it into a a needlework organizer. 

The picture I have taken shows you a couple of options and  your kit is packaged giving you those options.  Jennie chose to use on thread and we thought you might prefer using two different threads.  Your kit has finishing fabric, batting, ribbon, threads and linen.  We antiqued the linen and finishing fabric to make it the way we love our samplers.  I just put one of our new Fleur needle minders on the linen to show that this little tool is a sweet addition to your sewing toys, it TPH-Happy-Hauntingsells for $4.00.  


We have shipped our October Primitive Hare design called “Happy Haunting”!  This is Isabellas last project for us and we have enjoyed her so much.  It was a great way for us to introduce you to her prim designs.  We will be introducing you to more great designers in 2015.  




The last design for this year comes from the PinKeep and it will be shipping in mid December.  I have a picture for you so I wanted to share it with you

I know you will love putting this one together it is a “1872 Thread Keep and Pinkeep” stitched on 30 count Weeks Straw with overdyed threads, wool, fabric and ribbon all included .  It has been a very fun year with samplers and many other great projects.

I hope you have all enjoyed our 2014 Design Team.

Nickel Square Square Girl Club
Selma Bennett another Shop Girl that is into designing is still in charge of this club.   Selma has taught quilting and can just look at a pattern and see possibilities and she is always playing with the 5″ square idea.  The one thing she is always stressing to me is that you don’t waste a square you use it all and that is a big plus to this club.

Selma has just finished her first project  and I know you will love it.  It is called “Valentine Star”, the kits just shipped today 12-27-13, and they are priced complete with backing and binding for $30.00.This will be a great after Christmas/Winter project and an especially great new topper for Valentine’s Day with the great old red, pink and cream colored prints. 


Selma just finished her latest Nickel Club project called “Ava Rose”. This 40″ x 40″ quilt could be a perfect choice for that baby quilt you have been agonizing about or make a great spring table topper or wall hanging.  The kits are shipping out now and are priced complete with the pattern, backing and binding for $61.50

Everyone enjoys piecing Selma’s club projects and the latest club offering was “Summer Magic”, the quilt is 62 inches square and kitted sells for $89.00. The pattern is needed and it sells for $9.00.

2014 Stacy Nash Primitives Handwork Club

2014 club begins in Mid January – this is a quarterly club and we have openings

We just got our new Stacy Nash Club project.  Stacy was teaching for us at our First Annual Stitch Camp last week. This is perfect003 summer vacation handwork.  It is something you can stitched and have ready for your fall decorating.  I love that it compliments Halloween at Hollyberry Farm and when you get all the new fall stitcheries Stacy is working on you will be really excited.  I can hardly wait.  So here’s Jack!  Happy stitching!

It has been another great year with Stacy’s projects and the newest and her last project for this year has just arivved.  OMG Girls you are going to love it.  I bet you can’t wait to start stitching.We have room in this club to take on new members so this would be a great way to get started in this amazing and fun Girl Club.  Stacy’s new April auto is called “Spring Gardner Sewing Roll”, it is on 32 count linen, includes the finishing fabric and a button for closure.  You can see the front and inside of the project.  The cost of this kit is $40.00.  We have room for more members so if you are interested please give us a call.004

The last auto ship for Stacy’s 2014 Girl Club is called “Sleighbells Pinkeep and Ornament”.  This is a great holiday stitchery and I know you are going to love getting this ready for your holiday tree.  We have a few extra of this and non members can purchase this exclusive for an extra ten dollar fee. 

Stacy’s club debuted in 2009 and oh my goodness we can not believe the response we have had because to date this is our most popular girl club.  We have over 250 members. Now that is what I call girl power!  Thank you all for your confidence in us and Stacy’s wonderful primitive designs. This is Stacy’s newest offering for 2013.  We have almost got all of our club members kits shipped but we are still taking new members in her club.  We hope you love this club and decide to be a part of it. 

Your club project will ship every 3 months. Each design is an exclusive and will never be offered again to anyone but a club member.  The kit cost is $40.00 and includes everything you need to complete the design.
You will be charged shipping in the USA the priority mail cost is $6.75 and out of the country charges range from $12.95 – $23.95 depending on where you are located. You can request first class if you are comfortable with that option for a lesser charge and for our out of the country orders it makes a big difference.  We are happy to have a great many out of the country members.

If you are not familiar with Stacy’s primitive patterns we have a great on line selection you might want to get acquainted with.

Be sure to check out the details under the events tab for our  first Annual “Stacy Nash Stitch Camp” coming in July 2014.

2014 Maggie Girl Club Information
The good news is we have been able to grow Maggie’s club numbers to 100 this past year.  Right now we are full but don’t hesitate to get added to the wait list everyone’s circumstances are subject to change.
The newest Maggie Club design for June 2014 is called “Dream Big”!

What a wonderful summer wool project it would be great framed or make a super pillow for your favorite comfy chair.   


You will get 4 designs a year but Maggie’s book commitments with the Kansas City Star keeps her pretty crazy these days  Remember the designs you will get are exclusive for at least 6 months, sometimes a year and sometimes you will never see them again so this makes the club concept is inviting to all of us little Maggie monsters.  Maggies designs incorporate special hand-dyed wools, vintage tickings and homespuns, ribbons, unusual velvets and other unique embellishments.  Maggie loves vintage papers and how unique they can be when used in her designs. You can expect an array of projects ranging in price from $70.00 to $100.00.

Our quilters  have really enjoyed this club over the years.    We ship only 4 times a year.  Our goal is to give you a stunning new pattern or a twist on a classic and keep you excited and guessing as to what is next.   We always try to use fabric that is new or a shop girl favorite.   We are due for a shipment in March so there is time to come on board.   This year we are doing something a bit different.  We will make up our quilt and post a picture for you to see.  It has been a disadvantage for us not to do this and you because sometimes it is hard to visualize the out come.  We  are thinking this will give more potential customers an incentive to join our club. The club prices do vary with the size of project offered but should never exceed $140.00.
This was  our first 2013 project called “Betsy’s Baskets”, it is a Jo Morton pattern that we have taken just a few liberties with to make it even more wonderful.  We had this amazing Marcus Brothers border fabric that we were hoarding for just the right project and this is the one.  I know you will love the fabric choices. we have made and it is a perfect project for our early Easter Holiday.  It is 29 1/2″  x  35 1/2″   We are excited at the shop and feel this is going to be a great way to keep our quilters inspired by our recognizable style.  The cost of the kit is $36.00 and the pattern is $6.00. Backing fabric can be included with each shipment just let us know when you sign up for the club.
New 2013- 2014 Loose Feathers Club by Blackbird Designs


This year our club will be a little different, I love to see our favorite girls mix things up and keep things new and fresh for our club members.  The new club will be a series of 12 samplers and nothing will be the same size or go the same direction.  Alma says the first project will be done on 30 count Abecedarian linen and use Gentle Arts threads.   I think you may end up using at least one other linen color over the course of the year but that info was a bit sketchy.   Each sampler will be framed the same but will fit together so it makes a collage of images and stitches that record your families genealogy .  You can probably already visualize the space you will use, it could be over your bed, above the fireplace or maybe a wall that has been crying for something you can’t quite put your finger on, I even love to use a stairway.
Alma says the Loose Feathers Collections highlight the reason her and Barb love samplers.  Each will have an alphabet, some favorite motifs and be dedicated to a member of their family.  This could be your way of preserving your genealogy and a marking sampler of sorts to record important people you don’t want forgotten.  It is a wonderful concept and I feel like you will all love the projects.
The single blackbird to on the top left will be the first sampler to ship in July.