Dear Moose Friends,
Last week I made a quick trip to Chicago to help one of my girlsfriends and her family after she had surgery. The drive provided some needed ‘me’ time to gather my thoughts and ideas for the shop this upcoming year. We have some exciting events planned for 2016. The following information is just a start.
We have decided to host Betsy’s Best Club for our monthly 1st Monday night club. Some of you may be familiar with Betsy Chutchian. She describes herself as ” a quilter, quilt designer, fabric designer, author, quilting teacher, lecturer, collector of all things old, wife and mom.” She recently started designing fabric with MODA. You can find her debut fabric “Eliza’s Indigos” on display at the Moose. We are anxiously awaiting her 2nd line of fabric “Lizzie’s Legacy” scheduled to arrive this spring. We do have some limited, early release quantities of “Lizzie’s Legacy” precuts available at the Moose.
We will start Betsy’s Best on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 6:30p. “Hope’s Journey” is the first session of this 12-13 month club, it will feature a mystery Block of the Month (BOM), bonus block, small quilt pattern and some additional projects. Each month you will receive a short history lesson that Betsy has prepared for each meeting along with the introduction of the new block for your mystery quilt. We will also be providing setting ideas for the completion of your quilt. Of course, we will ‘Moose It Up’ with inspiration and additional ideas for Hope’s Journey along the way. At the end of the mystery BOM (you will need to keep up!) you will have a completed quilt top. We are so excited about this new club.
We have had numerous questions as to whether we will be hosting Jo’s Little Woman’s Club in 2016. The Moose has decided to replace Jo’s Little Woman’s Club with Betsy’s Best Club. Betsy is developing this club as a national program, but at this time the Moose has the exclusive on it. Our Moose customers and Betsy’s peeps in her Texas area are the only customers with this opportunity. We hope that you will enjoy this new program. For those of you that love Jo Morton’s fabric lines with Andover, you will still have the opportunity to use your Jo fabrics along with Betsy’s reproduction lines in “Hope’s Journey”.
Give us a call or stop in at the Moose to reserve your spot for Betsy’s Best “Hope’s Journey”. We plan to provide lots of ideas and inspiration for your quilt journey. We welcome all levels of experience!
When you are greeted at the door of the Moose be sure to ask any of the staff “What’s new?”. We want to make sure we keep you up-to-date on all the new fabric and product choices that are arriving this spring.
P.S. We are starting a Beginners Quilt Class on Saturday, February 27 from 9am-12noon. Class dates also include March 5, 12, 19 and April 2. We will be skipping March 27 because of the Easter weekend. Give the Moose a call for more details. 402.332.4178