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“Be tuff, the dog days of summer can be wuff”* is a quote appropriate for the hot, wet & steamy summer we're living this year in Iowa!  Our record snowfall last winter (check out the seasonal-related newsletters in the archives below) is now matched by record rainfall this summer.  Local flooding in the last 48 hours has taken lives, homes and businesses. I cringe watching reports of the huge floods in Pakistan & China.  Together, we slog through it all.

Teacher's Treasure Fabric PanelThe upside of the current monsoon is the creative time freed-up to produce new & fun fabric panels plus offering more options with our newest & best-selling panels!  “Teacher's Treasures” is our newest fabric panel.  It sports 12 charm square friendly quotes in honor of teachers!  This fabric panel makes for a fun project using either our Good Points pattern or our free downloadable Prayer Shawl pattern!  Recognize your favorite teacher(s) with this back to school item hot off our presses!

“Palabras Para Vivar” (Words to Live By)Speaking of back to school: For the millions of students in the USA studying Spanish at all grade-levels and for the half-billion Spanish-speakers/readers worldwide, we're beginning to produce Español versions of panels.  Our first is “Palabras Para Vivar” (Words to Live By).  Next up will be our all-time best seller: “Consuelo de los Salmos” (Comfort of Psalms).  ¡Qué divertido! (What fun!)  If you or someone you know can sew from a Spanish-language pattern & would like to do some pattern testing for us let me know.  My husband, Mike, is learning Spanish but I “Yo no hablo Español.”  (Funny, though, I still remember bits & pieces of my high school French!)

On a personal note:  Little did I realize when we began printing our Prayer Shawl panel in pink on white fabric last month to comfort & support breast cancer survivors I would be initiated into the club.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer this week.  The news set me back a bit. Surgery is imminent.  I have close friends & relatives who are thriving after their trials with this disease.  Their encouragement & your prayers will lift me to a full recovery.  We live on hope.

Jeanne Coverdale


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Past Newsletters

July 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
Mid-December 2009

December 2009 Blizzard Edition
December 2009
Late September 2009
September 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009

August 2010
Volume 5 Issue 6

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Customers are welcome any time during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.

Groups of any size are welcome. We will be glad to give you a glimpse of our design and production areas so that you can see how our products go from idea to market.

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Show Schedule

Wisconsin Quilt Expo
Madison, WI
Sept 9-11, 2010

AQS Quilt Show – Des Moines
Iowa Event Center
October 6-9, 2010

International Quilt Market/Fall
Houston, TX
October 30-November 1, 2010
(Trade Show)

International Quilt Festival
Houston, TX
November 4-7, 2010

Road to California
Ontario, CA
January 20-23, 2011


Address & Directions to Block Party Studios, Inc.

Block Party Studios Retail Quilt Shop

Block Party Studios Showroom
1503 West K Ave.• Nevada, Iowa 50201

We’re located in Central Iowa in the Nevada Industrial Park. Take I-35 to Hwy 30 East. Follow Hwy 30 about five miles to West 18th Street/Airport Road. Turn North (left) onto West 18th Street/Airport Road and proceed one mile. Turn East (right) onto West K Avenue. We’re the first building on the north side of the street with a green roof/trim and tan siding. West K Avenue is just south the T intersection of West 18th Street/Airport Road and the old Lincoln Highway (now E41).

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