Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop

Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Civil War Samplings Block #8 & Sneak Preview of new fabric line

Hello Pieceful Quilters!

Below you will find Block #8 of my Civil War Samplings series.  We are just about to send out Block kit #20.  We always make a handful of extra kits, which are available at:
Of course, if there is any fabric in the kits that you "need" more of, just give us a call, and we will be happy to send you some.
I do apologize for not keeping up with posting these as often as I had intended - trust me when I say that I am halfway to hell, if you know what I mean.  There just aren't enough hours in the day.
I have been working hard on my next fabric line with Penny Rose Fabrics.  It will be sort of a French inspired line.  A little outside of my box, but I hope you will all like it. Here is a sneak preview of the focus large print: 
This is the three proposed colors for this print, but you never know what is going to come out in the end.  I am still working on some of the coordinating prints - and I am very slow!  In between this I am cutting tumblers (join our Tumbler club and make a quilt....) and trying to keep up with my regular classes & clubs.  Oh  yeah, and I am semi-retired - lol!

So - here is Block #8, which was sent out in August of 2015:
I will try to do a better job of posting regularly!

Happy Quilting - Carrie

Monday, June 19, 2017

Civil War Samplings #7

Hello Pieceful Quilters!

Time flies - we are up to set #7 on the blog, and this week we will be sending out Samplings #19.  If you haven't signed up to get your own samplings, now would be a good time.  This month's set is really pretty!  Here is a sneak peek at the fabrics and blocks for Set 19:

And here is your copy of the newsletter and block instructions from Set 7:
 I hope you are enjoying these newsletters! 


Monday, June 5, 2017

Civil War Samplings #6

Hello Pieceful Quilters!

Sorry, I got a couple of weeks behind in blog postings.  I took a week off for Quilt Market, and I am just getting caught up with my life!  Our Sampling Newsletters are up to April of 2015.  In case you are just tuning in, I am posting previous newsletters from my Civil War Samplings Clubs so that those that missed out can still do the blocks if you wish, and maybe get a little bit of history and news about quilting.  I will continue to post the newsletters here weekly (more or less) until we get caught up, and then we will see.  If you wish to join the club, now is a good time to do so, as I will be pulling fabric for the June Samplings in the next week or so.  Sign up on our Website, or call the shop (847) 516-7911.  Check out some of our other "Collector" Clubs, too.  Katie just started a new Good Wool Club, for those of you that want to build up your wool collection.  She is doing it every other month, like this one, and she will send you 8 wool 16ths and a free pattern.  The one pictured below is the first pattern.  Sign up for that club now - it will be mailing out shortly!  Good Wool Club

So, here is the Samplings newsletter.  The Churn Dash block is simple, and always one of my favorite blocks for a quick quilt. 

That's it for now.  Until next week - Happy Quilting!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Civil War Samplings #5

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

We are up to Samplings number 5 already!  The real club is up to number 19 in June.  If you join now, you will get the fabric sets from here forward.  
Another challenge you might be interested in, if you enjoy Civil War history, is our Civil War Workbasket Challenge.  You just have to  purchase the basket from us (while they last) and you can join in the fun, and end up with something really cool!  I will put the guideline handout below the Samplings Handout.  Have fun!

And here are the contest guidelines:

Until next week - keep on quilting!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Civil War Samplings Block # 4

Hello Pieceful Quilters! 

It looks like we are getting into the newsletters where I start to get carried away.  Sometimes I just can't stop!  I hope you are enjoying these newsletters, and the cute little blocks.  

Until next week - Happy Quilting!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Civil War Samplings Block #3

Hello Pieceful Quilters!

Another block in the Civil War Samplings!  I love the Old Maid's Puzzle block, and it looks so cute in the 6" size.  Of course, any block looks cute when you make it that small.  I hope you are having fun with these blocks!

See you next week for block 4!

Happy Quilting,


Monday, April 24, 2017

Civil War Samplings Block #2

Surprise!  I remembered to post this - 2 weeks in a row!  This week in the shop promises to be super busy and super fun!  Mostly, of course, because I think I will be there almost every day.  How did that happen?  I thought I was semi-retired!  Haha - as if....

Hope enjoy this past newsletter - you will find that as I go along, I manage to squeeze more and more on each page.  I just can't stop myself!

Happy Quilting,


Monday, April 17, 2017

Civil War Samplings - Block #1

As I have spent the last couple of days - yes, days - laboring over the simple little newsletter that I will be sending out to a mere 28 people that are members of my Civil War Samplings Club, it occurred to me, that even though people might not want to receive the fabric every month, I bet they might enjoy the newsletter.

In case you are not familiar with the club, it consists of fifteen 10" fabric squares, that we call snippets, personally picked by me.  There is a new set every other month, on the even months.  I try to find fabrics that are from our newer Civil War lines, that coordinate with each other.  Included with the fabric kit is a newsletter with a pattern for a 6" block, which you can easily make from the fabrics in the kit.  I picture a couple of options for you, but you can do as you please.

This is one of our fabric collector clubs.  You can find all of these at:

Pieceful Gatherings Collector Clubs

 I will start from the first newsletter, but you should know that the fabrics pictured are most likely long gone.  If you want the current newsletters (and believe me, they get more involved and lengthy as I go along), you will have to sign up for the club.

As my first newsletter is more than a little light in information, let me give you this link to Womenfolk.com.  You will find this article interesting, and you can find a ton of great information on this website:   http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/friendship.htm

So here is the meager info contained in the first Samplings pack:

I will post another newsletter/block every week until we get caught up.

Hope you enjoy this!