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The Promise of Spring

February is almost gone and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton at this time of year is a sure sign that spring is on it's way!
Mid-Atlantic officially starts on Thursday, February, 28th and lasts until Sunday, March 3rd. This is my favorite time and place to see the works of other talented quilting artists and get inspired as well as see what is new at some of the vendor booths.
Local quilt guilds like River Country Quilt Guild in Gloucester have an exhibit entitled "The Promise of Spring."
Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild also has a challenge exhibit. Here are few of my favorites...

Denise Vassar from PPQG

Mickey Sears from RCQ

Michelle Farmer from RCQ
Cottonwood is one of my favorite vendors and my home away from home quilt shop based out of Charlottesville, VA.
They always have beautiful favorite as well as great deals on Bernina sewing machines.

I stopped in at Fabric Cafe and chatted with Owner, Donna Robertson before picking up more 3 Yard Quilt patterns for the shop.
Comic Quilt 3 Yard Bundle

We've been putting together more 3 Yard bundles at Sewlovelee and the next 3 Yard Quilt Class is scheduled for March 19th.
Check out the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival website for hours and more details and plan to attend!

Upcoming Classes and Events

 Saturday, March 9th
Strips, Stripped and Stripping  
Augusta Cole is the dynamic teacher of this fun scrappy class. There are still a couple of open spots--sign up now!
Tuesday, March 12th and
Thursday, March 28th 
Moving Mountains of Scraps  Cut it, Kit it, and Take it! We'll have a scrappy pattern and the scraps. For $20 cut all the fabric you can from the scraps and create your own kit! Lunch is included!
 Wednesday, March 13th
In Honor of Pi Day -- Make it Round March 14 (3-14) is Pi Day. This is the magic number you multiply by the radius of the circle to get the circumference and area of the circle. In honor of this special number, we are hosting a special workshop demonstrating the Circle Savvy Ruler. Make whole, half, and quarter circles to use in a variety of projects. Try out the Circle Savvy ruler during the workshop and see what you can create! 
 Thursday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 26th
Two Steps Club Take a couple of steps back to revisit some of those unfinished projects. This group will meet two times per month on the second Thursday and fourth Tuesday of each month. Come to one or both sessions to receive help, moral support and use of shop specialty rulers to complete your projects. 
Friday, March 14th
Sweatshirt Jacket Class
Create a unique jacket from your favorite fabrics using a sweatshirt as a base.
Tuesday, March 19th
BFF 3 Yard Quilt Class This class was so much fun, we are doing it again! Bring your BFF (Best Friend Forever) and have even more fun! Just three yards of three different fabrics will make a lap sized quilt top. You choose the 3 yard fabric bundle, 3 yard pattern and by the end of the day you will have a completed quilt top. Lunch is also included!
Friday, March 22nd
Tuffet Class Create a beautiful tuffet (small stool) from your favorite fabric!

5 for $5

As always, purchase any combination of 5 or more yards from these 5 fabrics and pay just $5 per yard.

Hope to see you soon!

Lee Taylor
4504 Irvington Road
Irvington, VA 22480