Sign up fee for the 2016-17 Saturday Sampler is $ 15 which will be applied to your setting kit if you decide to purchase at the end of the program. The program begins Saturday, September 3, 2016 and ends on May 6, 2017 (9 months). Your first block is $ 5 which includes the pattern and fabric to make the first block. Blocks must be picked up between 10:00am and 12:00pm, no exceptions. Bring your finished Block #1 to the shop between 10am-12pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and receive Block #2 FREE!!! If you don't finish your block, the next block will be $ 5.
We will have a demonstration at 10:30am and will have a drawing for all demo attendees to win the demo item! After the demo we will have a Show & Tell where customers can bring in their latest finished projects and again be entered into a drawing to win a prize!
Our out of town customers can participate too! Pay your $ 15 sign up fee online and you will be contacted for your shipping and billing information. You will be billed monthly for each block $ 5 plus actual shipping costs. Your $ 15 sign up fee will be applied to the setting kit if you decide to purchase it at the end of the program.
The new 2016-17 Saturday Sampler was inspired by Leavenworth's own, Carrie Hall (1866-1955). She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1985. The house she lived in is down the street from Meadows Quilting & Sewing, two doors down from the Leavenworth Public Library on South 5th Street. She is famous for trying to copy every quilt block ever made. She completed 884 blocks in her lifetime and wrote a book with her friend, Rose Kretsinger in 1935, The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America. She was also an inspiration to Lawrence's famous quilt historian, Barbara Brackman. Carrie Hall's blocks are public domain for all to enjoy.
We'd love to have you join us in celebrating the life and quilt blocks of Carrie Hall!