Here’s a big welcome to Summer! Hoping all of you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend! (Here in Iowa, it rained, and rained, and rained some more.) I always think that Memorial Day ushers in the best time of the year!
Here at Block Party Studios, we are starting off our summer with the All Iowa Shop Hop, June 1st through 20th. Stop by our shop on your way around the great state of Iowa. We’ll have your 6” Kona square, plus a 6” hand-printed square of our own fabric ready for you to pick up, plus lots of fat quarters, kits and fabric. If you haven’t pre-ordered you Iowa fabric yet, we still have some available. We had so much fun meeting all of you last year, and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new!
June 2nd is National Cancer Survivor Day—why not celebrate it by making a “What Cancer Cannot Do?” quilt for yourself or someone you know who has survived cancer or is going through cancer treatments now. We have a free pattern that goes with this panel. Click here for the free patterns page. Be sure to enter your e-mail address before you summit your pattern selection.
June 16th is Father’s Day! We have a new apron with our “She Quilts, I Cook” picture on it. It would make a great gift for Dad to use out there at the grill! Available in stone with black ink or black with white ink. And don’t forget our “She Quilts - I Cook” panel. The panel is printed on natural fabric, and has a pattern available, also.
Our newest panel is “To Have and To Hold”. June is the month of weddings, but you can use this any time of the year to honor those who are starting their lives together. We will have a pattern coming soon, so keep an eye out for that.
It’s also time to start thinking about your July 4th celebrations! “Nothing Can Break the Threads That Bind” T-shirt will show both your American Spirit and your love of quilting. This t-shirt was first printed after Sept. 11th, but we think it is still relevant.
As you plan your summer:
• Schedule a day to gather a group of your friends to sew/quilt in our newly remodeled classroom! See more at on our quilting classes page.
• Enroll your child or grandchild in BPS’s Summer KIDS Quilting Kamp. See more on our kids quilting classes page.
Happy Quilting and we hope to see you all soon!
Patti & Kathy
SUMMER ROAD CONSTRUCTION DIRECTIONS
Take US Hwy. 30 to the Nevada 6th Street exit and turn North. Drive to Lincoln Way and turn Left. Go west past the cemetery and over the railroad bridge then take the first turn (West 18th St.), then the first left at West K. Ave.
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Featured Quilt Shop
Independent Quilt Shops in all fifty states, Australia, Canada, and countries in Europe, Central & South America carry our products. Ask your favorite local quilt shop to carry them, too! We feature a local independent quilt shop selling BPS products in every newsletter!
We want to welcome a new shop carrying our products. Blue Iris Quilt Shop is in Palasedo, California.
Be sure to check out their web site! www.blueirisquiltshop.com
While we were at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnatti, Ohio this past April, I looked up and there was this awesome shirt with our “Things Quilters Really Think” squares appliqued on it. If you have pictures of your BPS projects, send them our way! We’ll try to show them off in our newsletters.
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Just wanted to say “Thank You” for your great products and your friendly service. I purchased the “What Cancer Cannot Do” panel at Paducah this past year and made a quilt for my aunt who is fighting this horrible disease. She loved it as do her visitors. Thanks again and keep up the great mission of spreading meaning and joy through your catchy and inspirational phrase blocks. :) -- Angie, Illinois
Love the “Comfort of Psalms” and scripture – especially those honoring the loss of a loved one, and those who are grieving the loss. Thank you. -- Lynn, California
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Address & Directions to Block Party Studios, Corp.
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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1503 West K Ave. Nevada, Iowa 50201
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