May-June Quilts on Plum Lane Updates
For those quilters who stay year-round, thank you for a wonderful winter and I look forward to our slower, Southern-paced summer. We have all learned to appreciate a cooling breeze and our air-conditioned homes. I don’t know about you, but I love the low rumble of thunder and I don’t even mind the lightning as long as I am indoors. Don’t forget to use surge protectors! I unplug my sewing machine when I am not home during the summer!
Beginning Monday June 4th through August 27 the shop will be CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
This Summer we are taking part in the Tampa Bay Shop Hop “Winter Star” is the theme and Row by Row “Sew Musical”. We are also finishing the Kim Diehl mini class and I am planning some new summer programs.
We have many classes scheduled throughout the summer from machine and hand stitch quilts to make and take projects. Click here for the full schedule.
Do you know the Vintage Farm Quilt Book? If you don’t, it is a charming book, filled with 20’s/30’s fabrics in classic patterns including animals, farm equipment and barns. We will have a sew-in twice a month this summer. We will meet the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 and the fourth Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 to make blocks out of this book. (Remember these patterns don’t have to be done in 20’s/30’s fabrics.) Join us when you can, to sew and enjoy some time away from home. We are also planning some more group times – call if you have any ideas!
Please bring in your quilts and projects for Show and Tell. We all love to see what you have done! The way our batting is flying out the door, I know you are finishing things!
Open Sewing days will be held Wednesdays May 16, June 13, July 25, and August 15 from 10:00 – 5:00. Bring your hand work or machine projects and join the fun. Also bring your questions or problems and one of us can help you solve them for no charge.
We continue to make pillow cases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Please check your stash for blenders and children’s prints. You can bring them in anytime! We may have a sew in during the summer so keep looking at your email!
Brenda Grampsas, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, Trunk Show & Talk May 19
The “Star Bright” trunk show will feature star quilts from various time periods. Feathered stars, Ohio stars, twinkling stars, Le Moyne stars, “signed” stars and the list goes on. Learn about different eras of quilt history and be inspired by the “stars”.
Brenda will also offer appraisal services following the trunk show. The written appraisal fee is $50.00 per quilt. The verbal evaluation fee is $20.00 per quilt. Please call the shop to be added to the list for appraisal services. We look forward to seeing you at Quilts On Plum Lane for this informative time of “talking quilts”.
Please call the shop 352-518-0003 for further details and to be placed on Brenda’s appraisal list.