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May 2014 Newsletter

 Spring is finally here. We will be mowing before we know it.  Our May special is baby fabric and baby panels 25% off.  We need to make more room for new exciting fabrics to come.   We will be adding to our clearance fabric throughout the month.

The All Iowa Shop Hop fabric just came in. The main feature fabric has a vintage map as the background with a wide border of black and white quilt blocks on one side. The two coordinates are reprints of last year but in a light cream/dark cream tonal and a white/grey tonal. The fabric is available to pre-order, but can't leave the shop until June 1.  The shop hop runs June 1 to June 31.  There won't be any of our usual 20% sales but we will try and give you deals elsewhere. The passport will soon be available online or we will have them here at the shop. This year All Iowa is doing a full-color magazine, available for $5 or free with a $25 purchase. The magazine has ads for all 94 shops and patterns for each region.  Each store will give you a charm square of their shop hop color, our color  is sunflower.
The new Quilt Sampler magazine is here.  This year there is an Iowa shop, Inspirations in Hills. Kim Diehl's new book, Simple Appeal, is here also.  Through the Winter Woods is a new book by Antler Designs. Soon will come the Holly Taylor line to go with it.   
New lines of fabric are Homestead Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings from Moda, as well as charms and minis.   Harvest Breeze from Red Rooster  pretty awesome, rich fall colors with gold metallic.  Moda's Holly Taylor line Woodland Summer  with matching charms.   Moda's Laundry Basket Jelly Bean line is here with charms and yardage.  Fun bright colors.  Wilmington's new line is Before the Frost.  A beautiful deer in classic Iowa woods and colors.  The pattern is a nice size too, 76x 84.  A nice size with lots of potential to make it bigger.  
A children's flannel, Whistlepig Farm is a cute farm theme line.   We are working on the twin size.The collection includes a panel and stripe.   

 Christmas is here, in fabric only! Kansas Troubles' Christmas collection, Holly Wishes-- in charm packs and jelly rolls. Benartex Seasons Greetings is a gorgeous Christmas in black, red, green and gold metallics.   Winter Wonder Land from Moda's Bunnyhill Designs is a great red and white collection.  

Five new batik wide backs came in, colors are light blue, medium blue, dark blue, gold and light purple multi.
Our first Halloween collection came in today. It's Halloween H'owl from Marcus with a cute panel that makes into a small lap, in orange, black, purple, greens and yellow.
Happy Sewing,

Carolyn & Dianne
Forest Mills Quilt Shop
650 Forest Mills Road
Postville, IA 52162