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.
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.
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 be 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.
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.
The last project design for 2013 is shipping this week December 17th, 2013 and it is by The Pinkeep. The title is “A Friend Loves”, it great prim style roll up to keep your scissors and needles close at hand. Linda used natural Belfast linen, a great finishing fabric, old ribbon and overdyed velvet. I know you will enjoy and use this project.
2014 “Nickel Square Girl Club”
Selma Bennett another Shop Girl that is into designing is still in charge of this club. Selmas has taught quilting and can just look at a pattern and see possiblities 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.
Our new 2014 Club Project has just arrived it is this adorable Heart Pinkeep. Stacy always has just the right project for this time of the year.
It has been another great year with Stacy’s projects and the newest and her last project for this year has just arrived. 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.
This 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 almost 200 members and we can take 200 plus. 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 $5.15 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 be sure to check our selection on line and get acquainted.
We have been shipping out the newest Stacy Nash Club project this week. It is called the Country Sampler “Dogwood Farms Needlebook”. We have extras should you wish to join.
What a perfect July girl club handwork project to take on vacation or work on through out the hot summer days. We just received this amazing “Freedom Needle Book” today for the Stacy Nash Primitive Club. It is stitched on a new 30 count R&R Linen called Stacy’s Blend . Gentle Arts threads are used through out and a homespun fabric for your finishing is included. We started shipping today July 15th.
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 her 2013 club has just arrived in time for your summer vacation.
“Thistle Down Moon”
What a wonderful summer wool project. I just had to snap a picture of it for you to see. We will begin to ship this week 5-22,2013.
Here is a heads up for the Maggie B Fan Club: Jill Peterson that publishes many wonderful books and the Simple Life magazine is featuring Maggie’s home in the Fall issue that will come out mid August. We are taking orders: I can hardly wait.
This is almost always the club that is full but we do keep a wait list just in case someone has to jump out. GOOD NEWS LADIES: Maggie has just given us the ok to increase the size of her Girl Club. We are jumping out of our skin’s at the shop, we have called our wait list and still have a few openings so please give us a call. Maggie will take a 100 members and we know thats a huge committment for her but we also know it will keep her loyal followers really happy.
“Celebrating a New Nation” is Maggie’s newest club project shipping this August.
You will get 4 designs a year but Maggie’s book committments with the Kansas City Star keeps her pretty crazy these days her new book “Another Place” will be previewing in September. 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 incorporerate 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.
2014 BLACK SHEEP CLUB FOR QUILTERS
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.