February 18 – 21: Fat Tuesday Fat Quarter Sale — Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us during our Fat Tuesday Fat Quarter Sale! Unfortunately, the cost of fabric is catching up to us and the price of fat quarters will be going up on February 22, so this is your last chance to get fat quarters at their current prices! Stay tuned for more details coming out shortly!
June 8 – 24: Wisconsin State Quilt Shop Hop — Join Quilter’s Compass and approximately 70 other Wisconsin quilt shops as we introduce the first ever statewide shop hop! We will be debuting a fabric line designed by Holly Taylor for distribution by Moda. This line of fabric will be available in Wisconsin independent quilt shops only. This fabric cannot be found anywhere but Wisconsin! The fabric is a traditional line with a North Woods feel to it. This generally isn’t our aesthetic, but we’ve come up with an incredible way to transform this fabric into something fresh and unexpected, so be sure to stop in during the hop to see it! There will, of course, be incentives for individuals who visit the most shops during the hop and prizes will be awarded as well.
July 13 – 14: Book signing with Suzi Parron — In conjunction with Green County Tourism, the Barn Quilts of Green County, the Monticello Area Historical Society, and the Dining Room at 209 Main, we are very excited to be putting together a weekend full of events centered around barn quilts! We will be hosting a book signing for Suzi Parron, author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” in July! On Friday, July 13, Suzi will hop aboard a bus for a bus tour of barn quilts hanging in the Juda and Brodhead areas. The book signing will take place from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, July 14. We will also have a make-and-take class and the Monticello Historical Society is attempting to arrange an exhibit of antique quilts in the museum across the street, though plans are still being made at this time. Barb has been working hard on designing future Green County Barn Quilts and will be featuring these creations in a display at the Dining Room at 209 Main this summer! Whew – lots to look forward to if you’re a barn quilt enthusiast!
We are still welcoming additions to our Green County Barn Quilt block of the month programs, so if you’re still interested, let us know soon! The first few blocks are easy enough to complete without falling behind, but we will be closing the programs soon!
We don’t have a date set yet, but Barb is planning to release some new patterns in the near future! The instructions are being tested and edited now and we hope to have them ready for release soon, so stay tuned!