Kimberly Harris, from Lusk, Wyoming, is going to lead a Block of the Month Quilt Along starting in April for Lickety Stitch Quilts. Here she is shown with her beautiful 365-Quilt Challenge quilt (pattern by Katherine Kerr which is NOT the quilt we will be doing in the quilt-along) that we had the privilege of machine quilting for Kim recently. Kim is a master at using colors and creating blocks that have many tiny pieces. She loves going scrappy and using bright colors in her quilts. She confessed she has started another one-block-a-day-for-a-year project. Wow! We greatly admire Kim and her commitment to sticking with a difficult project until it is done!
Three-Sisters Block of the Month Quilt Along
We are excited to announce a Block of the Month Quilt Along that will be starting in April. Kim Harris, an experienced quilter and teacher, will be leading the group. There will be opportunity for those of you who are in the area to come in one Saturday morning each month to sew your block with Kim's guidance and assistance. In addition and of special note to those who are out of the area, you will have the opportunity to log on to an exclusive Three-Sisters Facebook Group where instructions and tips for creating the month's block will be shown and you can communicate with Kim for help as needed. The project is Three Sisters Block of the Month Program, by Lori Smith of "From My Heart to Your Hands". The pattern has three different lay-outs, each using the same 12 blocks but different sashings and borders. The cost for the program will be $49.99 and include the pattern, twelve monthly 3-hour sewing sessions with Kim at Lickety Stitch Quilts, plus access to an exclusive Facebook Group where Kim will post a video every month of instructions and tips to create the block of the month. We are offering both in-store and on-line instruction to make it possible for anyone anywhere to join. Each participant will choose and purchase their own fabrics. Fabric requirements for each layout differ and are detailed on the pattern. Upon purchase of the Quilt Along Program, you will be sent (or receive in store) the pattern for all 12 months. We will then send you more information regarding the Facebook Group and in-store sessions when it gets closer to time to start. The first session is scheduled for April 17 and the monthly sessions will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month (except for August, when it will be on August 14th)They will be from 9 a.m. to Noon. You will be bringing your sewing machine and sewing your block during the session. Spaces in the program are limited so sign up now. Learn new techniques, sharpen your skills, enjoy the company and camaraderie of fellow quilters both in person and on-line, plus create a beautiful sampler quilt.
Spring Quilt 'Til You Wilt Reservations Almost Full
We have had phenomenal response this year to our Spring Lickety Stitch Quilt 'Til You Wilt Weekend Retreat, telling us this is a much-needed event! We have only a few spots left, so if you are interested don't wait to sign up. Should you decide you would like to come and the seats are all full, please call us to be put on a wait list. It will be held at the Niobrara County Fair Grounds in the main fair building. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. Bring your projects and enjoy 3 days of sewing and quilting with a community of kindred spirits! Meals and snacks will be provided. The fairgrounds has undergone an upgrade to the electrical, lighting, flooring, and heating so we are changing the event to the main room of the fair building - allowing us a lot more space. Masks are optional and there is plenty of room for social distancing. As always, we have fun activities planned.
- Our Famous Sample Cuts give-away for attendees on Saturday. You will get a bundle of free coordinated fabrics of your choosing - enough for a small project or a start to a project.
- Swap area open each day to re-home your unwanted fabrics, books, magazines, UFOs, & notions.
- Community Night on Friday, March 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with Show and Tell (bring your projects to show!), educational demonstrations, delicious desserts, inspirational quilts, and more (we are still working on our program plans.) All interested members of the community are invited to join us for this time.
Cost for the retreat is $50 per day. Early Sign Up Special - if you register by February 28 - $100 for all 3 days (get one day free) Click here for 3-day early sign up special. You will need to call the shop if you wish to register for 1 or 2 days, 307-334-9963. Registration will close March 5 but we expect spots to sell out long before then.
Don't forget to bring lots of projects - plus you can shop often at Lickety Stitch Quilts for any supplies you need.
Don't forget your sewing machine, foot pedal, and extension cord - plus bobbins and anything specific to your machine. Also bring all your usual sewing notions - rotary cutter, cutting board, scissors, pins, ripper, etc.
The chairs at the fairgrounds are folding metal chairs. A pillow makes them much more comfortable so bring one along - or bring your sewing chair if you'd like.
We will provide irons and ironing boards for sharing - but this year if you wish to bring your own, we have room and better electrical service so this is possible.
Meals will be provided for Friday noon, evening, Saturday noon, evening, and Sunday noon. There will be a light breakfast of yogurt, cereal, and fruit available in the mornings and snacks for throughout the day. We have a salad bar with lettuce and vegetables for each meal plus additional entrees. If you are on a special diet you can bring your own food to compliment what we provide.
Payment will reserve your space. If there is bad weather and you are unable to come, we will refund the fee. Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.
There are 5 motels in town if you need lodging. Trail Motel: 307-334-2530 Rawhide Motel: 307-334-2440 Covered Wagon Motel: 307-334-2836 Best Western Pioneer Motel: 307-334-2640 Town House Motel: 307-334-2376