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.
“The Over 30 Club”
1983 – 2013
( more like out of the trunk, a tribute to a timeless, worn and loved era we embrace )
30 years seems to be a very long time and it is but that does not mean we are over the hill it means we have grown and found our strengths and a place we know and feel comfortable with that sets us apart from the norm. I know that has been worth the journey for me and my great customers. I am smart enough to know nothing is possible with out the team that makes it all happen. I am blessed and grateful I have been able to assemble the talented design star staff and knowledgeable shop girls that can see my vision and know how to make the impossible happen for my customers.
As we assembled and began to hash out what this clubs objective was all about we all knew it was about tradition, classic and primitive style and how we made everything our own recognizable style. So— we knew that would involve our design team and the shop girls, it would have to be our favorite quilt blocks and the unique touch we are able to give each project we in vision and possible something about 30. This is what our new club is going to be about.
Suzanne has designed our first project for 2013. The project is called “Dolley Madison”. Dolley Madison is an adorable gender friendly baby quilt that measures 36″ x 44″ and this kit can be purchased separately for only $42.75. You will get the pattern for the crib quilt and a small project which is known as ”Dolley’s Sewing Necessarie” this is a great reproduction of an old sewing case Suzanne owns and is sharing with us. The interesting thing is Dolley was considered one of the most prominent women in our society for 50 years and known for her flair when it came to the White House social functions. The necessarie is constructed with velvet, over dyed ribbons, wools and Orchard House fabric, we know this is something Dolley would have cherished back in the 1800′s. Club members can get both projects but will automatically get the small project and the pattern as a club obligation. Vickie will be designing the 2nd shipment and it will be a larger quilt with over 30 blocks. I hope you will choose to join us this year as we celebrated this big birthday all year.
Vickie has made our 2nd offering and it is called “Catherine’s Cross” and “Cooper’s Choice”. The large quilt can be ordered for $117.00 and the small topper is what you will receive along with the pattern for the club. The pattern is $9.50 and that is also shipped with your club kit. You get both patterns so if you decide you need this incredible quilt all you have to do is call and we will send it to you.
Soon Gwen will have our third project ready to ship. It just gets more exciting every month.
Each of the projects we offer will have a component that will be used in our grand “Round Robin Quilt”which we hope to unveil at our Star Party this coming October. It will be a quilt that tells our travels through time and one each of our shop girls will contribute to. Each round will also be a story about Spring Green and our favorite haunts. We are hoping to use my new “Jefferson County” fabric line but the timing could be an issue so it may be unveiled at our Annual Open House in November either way it will be a quilt to love and be full of the great memories that have contributed to our journey. I hope you will find this idea something you would like to be a part of and give us a call if you are interested.
You can see Gwen’s “New Lincoln’s Logs” and Inspiration Journal on the left. This is the newest Over 30 Club project.
Our new 2013 Club will begin in March/April of 2013
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.
Lori Markovic will be one of the new “Prim Sisters” this year. Lori is the designer for La D Da and we know she has a great following, she was our Boxwood & Berries guest designer this past fall and everyone was begging her to come back and see us more often. Her style is recognizable and Lori always has a design you will enjoy stitiching, I am thrilled and I know you will be too. For us it’s with great pride I can say she is a local Wisconsin designer. We just got the first look at Lori’s March April Prim Sister. It is a Prim Pocket to hang on your door or cupboard. How exciting. We have the supplies ordered and hope to ship by mid March so there is still time to get into the club.
Betty Dekat will be in charge of your next project due out in May/June. The chart has arrived and we are all excited over this wonderful reproduction called the “Darning Pinkeep”. The kit will have the finishing fabric, threads and linen included with the exclusive pattern by Betty.
I have our newest Prim Sisters name I can share with you. Welcome Linda Thraen. She was a newer designer for us last year and her company is called “The Pinkeep”. Linda says she pretty much loves everything primitive so for me that was the my clue that she would be a great addition to the design team andnew blood for our club members. Linda also says when she was growing up she would spend hours cutting up her grandma’s old flour sacks and turn them into some sort of make- do creation. I think the fit is just what I was looking for and a great way to get you acquainted with her designs. Linda loves old samplers, pinkeeps, stitcheries and Rug Hooking so get ready to be excited with what she will add to this great design team and do take a look at the samplers we carry on-line from her design collection.
“Primitive Betty’s”, Betty Dekat, will continue on the design team for 2013. I hope you will think this as exciting of news as we do. This club is dedicated to all of us girls that love a good primitive sampler or pinkeep to needle.
It is time for our newest Prim designer’s offering Linda Thraen from the Pinkeep. Drum roll please: In my mind this is a perfect offering for July and August. It is called “Flag Station”! I got a picture this morning and I am really loving it and can’t imagine you won’t love it too. You will be stitching on 30 count Weeks Cocoa with DMC floss and the finishing fabric is included and it is a favorite of ours from Orchard House.
The last shipment for 2012 commitment will be from Pineberry Lane scheduled for January /February 2013
This will be your last shipment and how perfectly designed by Wendy for February.
This has been a wonderful year of special offerings by our design team and now we will begin to look forward to 2013.
NOVEMBER / PRIMITIVE BETTY
“WINTER JOURNAL COVER”
This is the new Prim Sister project.
we will be shipping this new project out after our Open House as the linen has to get in and get cut and the kit uses our new Orchard House fabric which has to be cut too. I know how great this will look on your side or coffee table. You can fill it with your holiday photos or use it like a journal to keep track of your special thoughts and dreams. It is just perfect. We are able to add a few more club members so don’t hesitate to give us a call if this interests you in any way. Pineberry Lane will be our next designer offering so you know you will not be disappointed in any way if you make the decision to join this incredible club.
I’M VERY EXCITED OVER THIS NEW CLUB OPPORTUNITY AND I’M PRETTY SURE YOU WILL BE TOO. I have convinced three of my favorite designers to do this exclusive club for us so hang on to your heart girlfriends I know you will be screaming with delight at the prospect of getting to be in on the this premier club offer, have an exclusive design made for us and get the opportunity to get to know three incredible designers that share your interest of primitive designs.
2013 “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 it is all about Spring it is a soft looking topper that looks like colored eggs. I think she is calling it “Spring Fever” and as cold as it has been here the thought sounds promising. It is a square topper or would be a greet spring greeting for the wall. It measures 37″ x 37″. I am envisioning a new planter we bought at market filled with paperwhites sitting on this or a nest or basket of eggs.That is inspiration for me to begin getting my house ready for a fresh and inviting new springtime view. Easter is early and you will be able to get this done in plenty of time. You will also love how she has used some of the new Morris Apprentise fabric to bring her new quilt pattern to life.
We all love the 5 inch square projects and we have some great books we would like to recomend if you fall in love with them too. A nickel or charm square quilt project will make up into a very gratifying project.
This is “Jefferson Square” on the right which is Selma’s newest Nickel Club Project. What a great square topper this makes because it measures 45″ x 45″. The pattern is $8.50 and the kit is $61.75. It looks like a great antique cover and perfect to use as you go into fall with bittersweet all tangled on the top. The colors are so perfect for the color you see today.
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.
2013 Maggie Girl Club Information
The good news is we have been able to grow Maggie’s club numbers to 100 this past year.
We have at least 5 openings at this time so if you love our new club offering please give us a shout you can get signed up for 2013 and if we still have the project get it too. I think this would be so much fun to work on especially on a snowy day.
Maggie’s 2013 Girl Club
The New Club Projest is expected this spring
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.
2013 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 is our first project, it is 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 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.