Monday, January 20, 2014

Time for "Bertie" to Begin!! (updated Friday afternoon)

1501 N. Main
(At the light across from Applebees & Chic-Fil-A)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202


10am - 5pm

Here is a link to our current class schedule... 

(Sunday evening...)

I think we're going to have a busy week coming up so we better start the blog a little early with two new patterns coming in soon....
Just in time for Valentines....

"Cupid's Arrow" punchneedle pattern
Pattern price is $10.00 (wow member price is $9.00)
 (overall size is 5 x 7 1/2" approx)

 "Mary Valentine's Handwork" booklet
$15.00 for the 5 project cross stitch leaflet (wow member price is $13.50)
All projects are worked on 35ct linen

We have a limited number of these patterns coming...if you'd like to get either of these, be sure and let us know!


(Monday night)
It's time for "Bertie's Year" Block of the Month to begin!!
We just got the call today that all of the flannels have been shipped from the manufacturer and will be here the first of next week!
"Bertie's Year" - February Block - will be ready for pick up (or mailing) the first Saturday in February...Feburary 1st!
We appreciate everyone being so patient as we paced anxiously for the fabric to ship!
For those participating in the flannel/wool block of the month, remember that you'll be paying for 2 blocks the first month, making the final block "free" with no payment required.
Cost per kit is $18.00 (no further discounts taken) and will be available each month on the first Saturday of that month.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the shop...(919)557-0202.
For anyone wishing to participate who have not gotten on our sign up list, unless someone drops out, we are full at this time, but will be happy to put you on a wait list!


There's a new "monthly animal" series by Niky's Creations for 2104!
This is a sneek peek of the January pattern....

"January Cat"
Pattern price is $13.00 (wow member price is $11.70)

We will actually be getting "January Cat" and the Feb. project together in Feb. to start this new series. After that, the projects will come monthly!
If you would like to join in, please give the shop a call...(919)557-0202....and we will get you signed up!



Besides doing "Bertie's Year" in wool applique with flannel piecing, we are also offering each month "Bertie's Year" done all in wool. This is the center only of the pattern the way it is shown and in completely done in hand dyed wools. We thought it might be fun to offer the February Bertie project as a's a great beginner project if you haven't ever worked in wool before! Backed in a pretty pink cotton print, it will work well as a little table mat or pillow!

 Wool Applique with Teri Berrier
"Bertie & Ruby"
Saturday, February 8th....10:30a - 12:30p
Class fee $20 / Pattern required $8.00 / Kit available $9.95
This is a great project for beginners and those with experience skills! You may choose to work on this Bertie project or any of the other Bertie months that you like. Tips and techniques for wool applique will be covered in class.


 "Patchwork of the Crosses"
Hosted by Teri Berrier
A two session class.....Thursday, March 6th & Thursday, March 20th...2p - 4:30p
Class fee $40 (for the 2 sessions)
Learn this English paper piecing technique that helps you look at fabric in a whole new way!
Fabric selection, English paper piecing, construction and finishing techniques will all be


"Needlefelted Chicks"
Hosted by Teri Berrier
 Saturday, March 22nd....10:30a - 12:30p
Class fee $20.....kit required for class (pricing coming soon)
Just in time for Spring and Easter...this is a really fun project and an easy new
technique to learn! Class will cover the basics of needle felting, construction and finishing techniques. You'll be able to finish one chick completely in class!
(We'll have lots of wool roving colors to choose from, in case you'd like to make your peeps all different colors!)


Beginning Quilting
Hosted by Teri Berrier
4 sessions...Thursdays, Feb.27, March 13, March 27 and April 10
3:00p - 5:30p each session
Class fee $80 (all 4 sessions)
Learn the basics of quilting from selecting the fabrics; using a rotary cutter and mat, piecing the blocks, sewing the quilt together, straight line quilting and binding. You will need to do a little "home" work between sessions, but should have a finished quilt at the end of class!


Covered Box Class
Hosted by Doris McGlothlin
Saturday, February 22nd....2:00p - 4:30p
Class fee $15 / kit fee $10
Come learn how to cover those paper mache boxes with fabulous fabric!
This is a "no sew" class with lots of great potential on what to do with your boxes once they are covered! Fun and extremely easy!!


 Embroidery Stitches & Variations
Hosted by Sabrina Thompson
Saturday, March 1st...2:00p - 4:30p
Class fee and supplies...$25

With so many of our upcoming projects having a lot of embroidery work, we thought it might be fun to offer a workshop on basic embroidery stitches and their variations! Sabrina will walk you through all the techniques needed and help you complete a "workbook" of stitches that you'll be able to use as a reference when doing embroidery work. 


Beginning Rug Hooking
Hosted by Lisa Kilgore
Sunday, Febuary 23rd...1pm - 5pm
Sunday, April 27th....1pm - 5pm
   $25 class fee / $45 kit fee (includes hook, but not a frame)

This is a very easy craft to learn…I'll walk you through all the basics and get you started on becoming an official hooker! If you have a frame that you think will work, be sure and bring it along to class....I'll also have several different frames that everyone can use and play with. If you’d like to purchase a frame, you’ll be able to do so at class at a discount. We'll be doing a basic star rug pattern which will give you lots of straight line hooking practice in order to get the technique down.


A Trip through the Midnight Garden
Hosted by Sarah Daniels
Starting in March 2014 - once a month for 4 months
(Class fee and kit information coming soon)
Come and join us as we tip toe through the "Midnight Garden" - a pattern by MJP Designs.
This 54 x 54 quilt is made up of 4 'vintage look' stitchery basket blocks on point in a beautiful quilt. At the first class you will pick up the pattern and kit (if making one like our shop sample) and work on basic instructions, stitch demonstrations for those new to embroidery and to assist with questions. Although each block is fairly detailed, the stitches are some of the basic ones used in embroidery. This will be an opportunity to come and work on each block once a month at the shop and enable you to jump start working on the next block. 



Jo's Little Women Club for 2014
Hosted by Teri Berrier
3rd Wednesday of every month, starting February 19th, 2014
10:30am - 11:30am
$60 to join (which gives you a $60 fabric buying card for Jo Morton fabric)
$7 per month for pattern/class fee (payable at the meeting)
Club members receive a 10% discount on all Jo Morton fabric purchases


Info coming soon on:

Sabrina's Shaker Stool Weaving class (April 19th, 2014)
Nancy's Antique Basket Block of the Month (beginning in April)


 Blackbird Designs "Loose Feathers Series" #7
The Country Life
Pattern price $9.00 (wow price is $8.10)
We also have...
30ct. American Chestnut linen in stock now!
 Bunny Pincushion...$9.95 for the pattern (wow price $8.95)

 Bunny Pincushion...$9.95 for the pattern (wow price $8.95)

Roly Poly Bunny...$9.95 for the pattern (wow price $8.95)

Yahoo! Chenille trim will be in again next week!


That's it for this week!!
Come on out and see us soon....
Lisa and the girls at Lone Star

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine is here! (Updated Friday night)

1501 N. Main
(At the light across from Applebees & Chic-Fil-A)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202


10am - 5pm

Here is a link to our current class schedule... 

(Tuesday afternoon)

Magazine price....$9.95 (wow price is $8.95)
In this Issue:
Blue Belle by Lori Brechlin
Bluebirds and Berries by Missie Carpenter
Cozy Posies by Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen
Crossroads by Nancy Moore
Finding Joy by Laural Arestad
Flight of Fancy by Janice Minear
Florabunda by Kimber Mitchell
Flying Home by Julie Hendricksen
Folkloric by Karen Bates
Garden Bounty by Deanne Eisenman
Midnight Garden by Catherine Hughes
Our Primitive Place by Melanie Pinney
Pick Me by Joyce Weeks
Repeat Bloomer by Lisa Bongean
Simple Days by Tonya Robey
Springtime Frolic by Kay Harmon

If you need us to hold an issue for the shop!



  Jan-Feb 2014 Issue of Quiltmania Magazine
$13.99 for the price is $12.59

Our first shipment is here and we have sold out of the first batch.
I just re-ordered today and we will have more next week.
Please let us know if you'd like a copy! (If you are on our permanent list to receive this bi-monthly do not need to contact'll be notified on Friday when they are in!)

(FYI...Di Ford has a new mystery quilt in this issue and will run throughout 2014!)

If you'd like to get a sneek peek at what is in this new magazine...use the link below!


Quiltmania Sneek Peeks...

We were able to get a sneek peek at 2 new books soon to be offered by Quiltmania!
These are not on QM's site yet...all we are able to see are front covers!
We don't know the exact release date, but we need to order some now to make sure we can get them when they come into our distributor!
If you know you want either one, let us know and I'll make sure we have enough coming in!

 "Of Neeedle, Thimble and Thread" by Michelle Yeo
Retail price...$63.95 (wow price is $57.55)

 "The Home Patch" by Anni Downs
Retail price....$54.95 (wow price is $49.45)



38 colors of hand-dyed wool roving for all your needlefelting projects!!

(I'll try and get pictures up of the colors soon over on our selling site!)



Just a few bolts of Jan Patek's new line...."Front Porch"
We needed some good greens for the shop and these are great!
(Regular Retail...$11.00)
Our everyday price...$ member price $8.95






We've been dying up batches of Spring pastel wools....come in and check out our selection!

Bee looking in the next couple of days for our updated class schedule...we've been coming up with some pretty fun stuff!!


That's it for this week!
Come on by and visit us when you can!!
Lisa & the Lone Star girls

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

We're So Excited!! (Updated Friday night)

1501 N. Main
(At the light across from Applebees & Chic-Fil-A)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202


10am - 5pm

Here is a link to our current class schedule... 

(Wednesday Evening....)

We're So Excited!!

Usually we use this Snoopy picture when we're happy dancing about new fabric arriving at the shop (which we definitely were doing on Tuesday when "Grant Park" arrived!)...but this time we're using it because we are so excited about all of the new classes we're planning for the next several upcoming months!

We're still figuring out all the particulars....but here is a sneek peek at some of what we have coming along...

Needle felted chicks (just in time to add to your Easter/Spring basket!)
Feburary "Bertie's Year" Wool project class
Beginning Quilting with Teri
What UFO's?? Group get together
Shaker Stool project...learn basket/seat weaving with Sabrina
Beginning Embroidery
Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt
Vintage Flower Baskets BOM
Blackwork Antique flower basket quilt
plus a few more!!

We will be carrying a great supply of hand dyed wool roving, needles and supplies for
Needle felting projects here very soon! Be looking for pictures and details as soon as everything arrives!


Last chance in case you need one....

The latest issue Simply Vintage by Quiltmania
We have 3 not spoken for in this last batch...let us know if you need one!


It's been a bit hard lately to get the linen in that we need for the last Little Sheep Virtues project...our distributor is up in Illinois and has been closed due to the weather.
Good news has been shipped and will be here on Friday! We'll be letting everyone know as soon as they are ready to be picked up! The bright side now have almost an entire year to get it done for Christmas!



We've had a great response to our Jo's Little Women Group again for this year and we will be adding a second group, which will meet on the third Wednesday of each month thru December 2014!! There are 8 projects (shown above) for this year. Teri Berrier will be hosting this club!
There is a $60 sign up cost which gives you a club card good for $60 in Jo fabric. All members will receive 10% off their Jo purchases...if you are a WOW member, you will receive a $65 club card for the $60 price along with the 10% discount.
Along with the sign up fee, there is a monthly meeting fee of $7 which pays for your monthly pattern (provided by Jo).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the shop!

We ask that if you would like join, please do so by January 31st....we need a total member count so that we can order the correct number of pattern sets from Jo before we start in Feb.



It's almost time to start!!
The kits are all done and we're about ready for our first group meeting this Saturday (or next Tuesday) at 10:30am! 
The first set of blocks are just great and Sabrina is excited to get everyone started down the quilting path!
(Don't forget...if you can't make it to either of the meetings, you can come in anytime to get your blocks, or call and we can mail them to you!)


Better late than never, I suppose!

 This is a new punchneedle pattern by Country Stitches...we just a few more back in finally!
Cute ditty bag project...and you've got plenty of time to get it done for next Christmas!
$9.00 for the price is $8.10


I think that's it for this week...lots coming in next week so I'll keep ya posted on that!
Come see us if you get the chance! It may be rainy and dreary outside, but we've got the coffee pot on and the chocolate there's always a party going on at the shop!