Thursday, May 17, 2018

May Moda 2018

Some amazing Show & Tell!
Be looking for all the show & tell pictures at our facebook page.   
You can now follow us on Instagram at benfranklin2180  

Congrats to Kathy Currie, the winner of our Shop Hop Basket!   We hope you all enjoyed a great hopping adventure!    Always a fun event.

This month we are all about flying geese!

Kathy, made another awesome small quilt from Jo's Little Favorites

A new pattern for us:  Fox In A Box
My picture doesn't do this justice...
stop in to see in person!  
Super cute! Fabric:  Home Sweet Home
 by Moda 

Twisted Geese, by Zen Chic
Layer Cake friendly

Bring in a flying geese project next month, for show and tell, to be registered for a special doorprize! 

Lisa, shared her Ombre Gems quilt with us!
This quilt has been featured on Instagram as a quilt along.  Emily Dennis, of Quilty Love, has designed and been hosting this.  It is extra special as she is a Yooper!  She lives in Hancock and is a young mother of 3 children.   You can also follow her on Instagram under emily_dennis_, and ombregemsquiltalong.  This pattern has been very popular...we sold out, but will have more soon.
We do have Ombre Confetti, 
by Moda, in 10 beautiful colors!

Latest arrivals at Ben's:

Farmstead Harvest 
By Kim Diehl

 New panel for quilters, The Quilted Cottage
 With some coordinating fabrics!

 A sweet collection called Roses & Arrows

A fun, collection:  Retro Vibes 

Thanks for joining us!  Mark your calendars now.
Our next meeting will be on 6/20/18 at 1p.m. 

In Stitches will meet on 5/31 from 1-3 and 5-7.
Bring in what's on your hooks and needles and join along for some group fun while you work on your projects.  Shop specials that day too. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In Stitches Reminder for April 2018

In Stitches Meets this Thursday,
April 26, from 1-3p.m. and 5-7p.m. 

This month, we are featuring the Jacob's Ladder
Crocheted afghan.

Made with lots of chains of "ladders",
that are looped into each other to create a pretty pattern, and secured with the last row.

Link for Pattern
The author even includes a video to get you started, and a video of how to complete. 

Pattern is available in 5 sizes.  
I used Bernat Super Value in 4 colors.

Monday, April 23, 2018

April Moda Club 2018

Beautiful Show & Tell can be found on our Facebook page

Jacob's Ladder
Very fun quilt to make!  This pattern ranges from wall hanging to large king.  Great for using strips!
Made with the strip tube method.  

 This version of Jacob's Ladder, is 
called Jungle Buddies.
 Originally designed for a fabric line 
called Jungle Buddies, it would work nicely 
with small panels in other lines.

Introducing our Shop Hop quilt for this year.
 Farfalle, by Villa Rosa
This quilt is charm pack friendly, 
using 2 charm packs.  It finishes at 52 x 52.

This year, Shop the Top Hop, 
will run from 5/4/18 to  5/12/18

Shops to Hop to:
Ben Franklin, Marquette
Ben Franklin, Manistique
Bijou Lovely, Iron Mountain
Fabric Patch, Iron wood
Pine Street Quilts, Marinette
Portage Quilt House, Houghton
Quilter's Haven, Menominee
Stitch It Up, Iron Mountain
Tebear's Sewing and Quilting, Escanaba 
Whispering Pines Quilt Shop, Autrain

Passports will ve available for purchase soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Moda Club meets this Wednesday, 
4/18/18 at 1p.m.

Freebie link for April:
By Allison Jensen, of Woodberry Way
 Featured fabric is Nest, by Moda
We have charms and several bolts of this line.

This month, anyone bringing in a 4 patch completed project, will be entered in a drawing for a special prize.    
As always, we look forward to Show & Tell!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

In Stitches Reminder

In Stitches Meets this Thursday.
1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing what's on your 
Hooks and Needles!

Some fun free links:

Something Special Gift Bags 

 –°rochet bunny free amigurumi pattern 

Knit Easter Chick

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 2018 Moda Club

The Show and Tell is always so inspiring!
Be watching for Show & Tell 
pictures on our facebook page
Be sure to like us on facebook to see 
links and shop specials. 

This month we celebrated the Four Patch!

By Carried Away
This is a lovely little table topper.

A great way to use up some stash!

Four Patch on Point
 This quilt is throw size.
Follow the free tutorial at Diary of a Quilter.

So many compliments on this freebie, Ajisai!
This quilt is 81" x 92"

MCQA Charity Quilting starts at 10 a.m. at Ben's,
on April 5th.  All are welcome!

Four Patch Open Sew: 
Thursday, April 12th from 9:30 - 2p.m.
Pack a lunch and join in the fun!

 Our 2018 Group quilt has been quilted!
 Stop in to see it in person.  

There is a four patch challenge for next month.
Bring a four patch project for a chance at a special door prize!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club meets this Wednesday,
3/21/18 at 1p.m.

Last month we featured the rail fence block.  At Moda, we will be looking forward to seeing rail fence projects that you have made. 
Play along for a chance at a special drawing. 

 Our freebie link this month is for a bed size quilt, 

Show & Tell is the best part of Moda!