Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Farmers Wife Quilts

More Farmers Wife Quilts

Sandi Ray began a series of classes at The Pine Needle Quilt Shop
making the Farmers Wife Quilt.  
When she passed away, Maggie Hayes took over the series.

"The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt" by Laurie Aaron Hird 
features 111 different 6" blocks.  

Though the blocks are all the same, 
each quilt has a different personality and feel based on color choices.

These quilts took about a year to make.  Some are still in progress.
This quilt was quite an undertaking for each of these women
and we couldn't be more pleased with how beautiful they all are.

Carol Cooper

Cathie Gleeson

Charel Walker

Charlotte Winters

Ellen Starr

Karen Bondarowicz

Karon Reese

Peggy Friedl-Yee

Sue Arndt

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Portraits in Fabric

Last fall, The Pine Needle was honored to host Hanging by a Thread
an exhibit of quilts created by the Boistfort Valley Quilt Club.   

These talented artists from Washington have been featured around the country.  

Here are some of their quilts.

Lynn Czaban

There was so much interest in these quilts and this method, that we had a class last week.
Lynn Czaban taught these women how to create portraits in fabric from a photo.

Here are some of the portrait quilts in progress and some of the students in the class.

Annette McFarlane

Mary Feldt

Dianne Grant

Joyce Gordon

Kay Wegner

Maggie Hayes
Lorrie Oltman

Beautiful job ladies!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fun new patterns and 18% off on the 18th at The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle NewsletterApril Newsletter
April 2012
in this issue
:: Summer 2012 Catalog
:: Baked Pork Chops
:: 18% off on 18th
:: What's New...Patterns by Carolyn Friedlander
:: April Bunny
Antique Rose BOM
Antique Rose BOM


Lights! Camera! Action!  Well, we aren't exactly a show, but we have lots of beautiful things to show off.   And now with new lights in our store, we hope you will be able to see all the beautiful color and detail better.  The installation of the lights is underway and should be completed soon.  We hope you will stop by soon and see our new look.

Our  Antique Rose six month Block of the Month series from Marcus Fabrics will start in early May.  This lovely quilt features a larger floral pattern in softly aged reds with accents of sage green and timeless antique beige. If you would like to join, please let us know by phone or through our website.

Link to Winter 2012 Catalog

18% Off
Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, April 18
18% Off
all regular priced items
in store or on our website 

Background fabric:  Marcus Vintage Rouge (used in Antique Rose BOM) 0111: $11.50/yd

Summer 2012 Catalog
The Pine Needle's Summer 2012 Catalog will be mailed the first week of May.  We will also have the catalog and class list available on our website.

Baked Pork Chop
Baked Pork Chops

A quick to assemble, but so tasty, pork dish that Pam says her family loves!
Serves 4
Oven 350 deg.    Baking time 1 hour

4 boneless pork chops, trim fat

Mix in a large bowl:

2 cups SOFT bread cubes
2 T chopped onion
2 T melted butter
2 T water
1/4 t  poultry seasoning or thyme

Set  aside.

Heat  1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1/3 cup water until hot.

Grease the bottom of a frying pan with shortening and brown chops over medium heat. Turn once.

Arrange chops in a shallow baking dish. Spoon  1/4 of bread mixture over each chop. Pour soup mixture over the top of stuffing and chops.

Bake 1 hour at 350.

Nights of Madrid
Nights of Madrid whole
Nights of Madrid
With rich taupes and grays, deep crimson and a splash of gold, our Nights in Madrid quilt makes a bold and dynamic statement.  It hangs in the center of our store and with the new lights, it looks awesome! 

What's New
Patterns by Carolyn Friedlander
The Grove Pattern
Pattern: The Grove
The Grove

Looking for something a little different in a quilt project?  When we saw these wall hanging patterns, we thought they might inspire some of our adventurous quilters who want to explore line and contrast.  The designer of the patterns, Carolyn Friedlander, gives suggestions as to fabric choice and says that these intermediate paper/foundation pieced patterns come with a cheat sheet and plenty of diagrams.  She says  "Olive Wall" let's you tackle those tricky stripes which she tones down with some peaceful solids.

Olive pattern
Pattern: Olive Wall

April's Bunny
Patchwork Calendar Pattern

April Bunny

Don't forget to download this month's free Patchwork Calendar pattern.  Our adorable bunny block, designed by Nancy, will soon be hopping off our home page to make way for our next pattern the first weekend in May.
Wonder Clips

Clover Wonder Clips
A great alternative to pinning! Designed with a flat base for easy feeding to the pressure foot, the Wonder Clips open wide to hold layers of fabric . The clips can be used in many craft projected but prove especially useful in working with quilt, handbags and heavy weight fabrics. Clips measure approximately 1" x 3/8" and include seam allowance marks on the reverse side. One package includes 10 clips. (Wonder Clips were one of the most request items at our Puyallup Expo booth last month.).

Our Price: $15.95 when you buy three pkgs
List Price: $6.95 ea
Wonder Clips

Quilting is so much more than just sewing.  It's an exploration of design, color, geometry, and movement using fabric and thread and fueled by your creativity.  It's also a social connection with other quilters.  We thank you for letting us be a part of your quilting world as your teachers, friends and your quilting store.
Geri and Staff
The Pine Needle
429 First St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-635-1353  800-655-5632

Save 18%
As we celebrate this year's 20th anniversary, we thank our wonderful customers by once a month giving you 18% off your entire order of regularly priced items*.  One day only!

18% off* 
Wednesday, April 18 
on all regular priced items 
in store or on our website 

If ordering by phone, please mention the 18% discount.
If ordering from our website, please mention 18% monthly discount on the "Special Instruction" section of the Check-out page.

* Not valid on gift certificates, block of the month, Five is Enough kits, software or classes.  Can not be combined with other coupons or sale prices.

Offer Good Wednesday, April 18th only!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bunny Hop Day and Sale April 7

Easter Bunny yellow

The Pine Needle
Bunny Hop Day 
Saturday, April 7
10 - 5 p.m.  

The magical little Easter bunny is laying eggs, as we speak, for the best grown-up Egg Hunt in the area.  Come join us for our annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 7 from 10 - 5 p.m.  There's no messy egg dyeing...just the joy  of filling your basket with lots of savings and fun.  Find a hidden egg and crack it open.  There, of course, will be candy inside but also surprise gifts and discounts.

The bunny whispered in our ear that we should fill your baskets with value too, so we slashed prices:     
Selected fabrics beginning at $4.99/yd.
All Awesome Odds are 40% off.

We wish you all a Happy Easter holiday.  The Pine Needle will be closed on Sunday to join with our families in celebration of the day.

Geri and the Pine Cones 
The Pine Needle
429 First St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter's On Its Way

Hippity Hoppity... Easter's On Its Way...

Come into the store on Saturday, April 7th from 10-5
for our Annual Bunny Hop Day.
This is the best Egg Hunt in town.
Find hidden eggs that will reveal candy and discounts!

And look who we have to help celebrate...

These cute bunnies are whimsical and wonderful.
Here's the main print.