OVERBROOK QUILT CONNECTION
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Tuesday through Saturday
Row by Row Shop Hop Experience
July 1-September 2
Simply visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for the pattern for a row in the Sew a Season quilt. Each shop is choosing a season to represent in their row and offering the pattern at no charge to customer who visit the store between July 1 and September 2, 2014. There are no fees and no passports! Visit www.rowbyrowexperience.com to see the lists and complete addresses of participating shops in 34 states and Ontario. Click the map to help plan your travels and visit shops along the way. Each area has a Facebook page and the shops are posting photos of their rows. You can "like" your area's page and any you plan to visit, but you don't have to be a member of facebook to see the photos. The Kansas facebook page is www.facebook.com/ksrowbyrowexperience. There are 53 shops in Kansas participating. Here is our row:
BBBETO Fun Run
July 5-12, 2014
Draw a playing card at each shop. Make your best poker hand. Fat Quarters-Bay 2, Get 1 Free. Participating shops are Quilters' Paradise in Baldwin, Great Plains Quilt Company in Burlingame, Silver Threads & Golden Needles in Burlington, Stitching Traditions in Topeka and Overbrook Quilt Connection. Top three poker hands receive gift certificates from each shop. All stores are open from 10-5, Monday through Saturday for the Fun Run.
Quilt Appraisal by Jennifer Perkins
Saturday, August 8-9
Jennifer was locally raised here in Overbrook, now living in Iowa. She has agreed to come back to Overbrook for a couple of days to appraise your quilts. Quilts need to be appraised for insurance purposes, otherwise should something happen to them, you will only receive the cost of the fabric from your insurance company. For further information on Jennifer, check out her website, www.JenniferPerkinsQuilts.com The fee is $40 per quilt. Please call and schedule a time for your convenience.
$5 Saturday Sampler
It's not too late to start our 2014 program. This year we are going to work from a book, with numbered blocks. Each month we will choose the block for you to make and give you the fabric required for that block. The kit fees will be $5 each, but if you bring the block back finished each month on the first Saturday of each month, you will receive the kit for free. In addition to the monthly blocks, we will be offering bonus blocks for $5. Sometimes, it's hard to make a large quilt with just 12 blocks, so you can purchase these bonus blocks throughout the year to make your quilt bigger without purchasing a large finishing kit. Colors for 2014 are going to be reds, greens, golds and creams, along the lines of Christmas colors, but the kits will not be using Christmas prints. We would ask that you pre-register, so that we have an idea of how many books to order. The cost of the book is $20. We will be featuring the Bloc-Loc rulers to help create these blocks. These rulers have a special feature that makes squaring up the blocks much more accurate.
January Block. It's not too late to join!
Here are the blocks so far. The three down the right side are bonus blocks available for purchase each month to make a larger quilt with 20 blocks rather than the original 12.
Show Dates to Remember:
Come sew with us any Thursday. Bring your own project, pick your own table, and get away from the phone, husbands, kids, etc. You’ll be surprised at how much you get accomplished. We are here to answer any questions that arise. This is a free service provided by the Quilt Connection. We can order lunch or you can bring a sack lunch. Bring a friend and have twice the fun.
The Overbrook Quilt Connection Story
Located on the scenic and old historic Santa Fe Trail in Overbrook, Kansas, we feature the latest quilting publications, stencils, notions and carry over 2000 bolts of fabric. Owners Carolyn Meerian and Roxane Fawl opened the shop in 1994. Carolyn has since retired from the business. Located at 500 Maple, three blocks south of 56 Highway on Maple Street, we invite you to visit when you are in the area.
We believe that quilters are special individuals with a unique form of creative expression. The Overbrook Quilt Connection's goal is to stimulate that creativity by providing encouragement as well as practical solutions to quilting challenges.