Posts Tagged ‘New Pieces’

Just Hanging Around…Quilts from Books, by Staff

Friday, July 19th, 2013

 To celebrate mid-Summer (what’s a Dog-Day, anyway?) here are snapshots of three amazing quilts that are hanging in the Store — right now. We secretly think they might be even nicer than the original quilts on which they are based… but come see and let us know what you think. Apologies for the quality of the photos, taken with an iPhone today.


“Fire Drill,” by Leah Brown


  This pattern appears in Modern Patch Work, by Elizabeth Hartman.

(Quilting by Kathy Ritter)






“Tic Tac Wall Quilt,” by Kathy Ritter


 from a pattern in Cozy Modern Quilts, by Kim Schaefer.


(The Magic is in the Details)



“Riverbank,” by Kathy Ritter

From a pattern in Modern Blocks,

by Susanne Woods.


Thank you for letting us share with you all!


Sew With Sho – Banish UFOs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
One of the things we want to do this year at New Pieces is to find ways to help you (our friends and customers) get from where you are in your quilt journey to wherever you want to be. We are offering a range of new classes and groups towards this end.
One option is this monthly class, Sew with Sho. Sew with Sho is an opportunity to work on something new, or something old, with the support of a group, and under Sharona’s guidance.
Join Sho on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in 2012, from 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm with the goal of doing something challenging for you — whether that’s starting a new project or finishing an old one; learning to take your sewing a little more seriously or yourself a little less…
Bring your machine and fabric from your stash, or let us help you move in a direction that’s new for you. Batiks? Large Prints? Asian Indigos? Come play with fabric and set your own goals. Help protect the planet from being overrun by UFOs!
For each block, quilt or UFO you complete you will be entered into a monthly drawing!
Come and sew! Come and enjoy the company of other quilters! Come finish a project!

Small Challenge for 2012

Thursday, December 8th, 2011


Birds of a Feather

Next year is 2012 — We challenge you to make twelve 12″ x 12″ quiltlets next year, one per month, using a minimally invasive theme and incorporating a challenge fabric, somewhere on the surface of the piece.

Each month’s fabric and theme will be available in the Store on the first of the month, or at an optional preview/show & tell held as late as possible the previous month.

All finished pieces will be displayed on our website. Each month we will pick a “winner” from the completed quiltlets, to display in the Store the following month.  That quiltlet’s maker will also receive a small gift certificate.

Rearranging the Fabric…

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Only our regular customers will be confused, but Staff (and friendly customers) have been moving the fabric around the Store. The most noticeable change is documented below:

















Where once a wall of black and white fabrics greeted you at the door, there is now an equally wonderful section of more modern prints, organized by designer.

Don’t panic! The black and whites have moved to a place slightly farther from the door. With more space they can exhale, and expand a little, too.

There is now also a bay of fabrics at 25% off 1/2 yard cuts, in addition to the 1/2 price bay. There are many more subtle changes, and we hope you’ll check in with us about the ones that work and the ones that don’t. Our goal is always to remain recognizably the New Pieces you know and love — but still to find ways we can improve what we do… you know that quilters love to hear “Oh, that works!”



P.S. For those of you less familiar with the New Pieces Quilt Store, there is a “tour” of the Store (in photos) on the New Pieces Quilt Store page on Facebook. Enjoy!






Friday, February 4th, 2011

Many New Pieces customers and staff are originally from colder climes — and almost all of us are grateful not to be traveling anywhere east of Pleasant Hill this week.  New Pieces has also had many wonderful and dynamic out-of-town visitors this week.  They seem happy to be missing the weather they left behind, and to really enjoy the cool, clear February weather we earned after all last week’s foggy gray.

That said – We’ve been having a blizzard of sorts at New Pieces, too.  Between the extra visitors and our usual, busy schedule, Staff has barely been able to keep up with the flow of bolts of new fabric coming in the door. Its been overwhelming and wonderful.

It’s hard to capture the excitement in words, or even pictures, but here’s a quick peek at this year’s February Blizzard.

There are Free Spirit fabrics, from Jane Sassaman and Jay McCarroll; there are amazing Asian prints including adorable lions, elephants and bears. There are more bunnies….

A huge order from Trans – Pacific  included these bolts of lava cloth. Brilliant colors, 100% cotton – but with a slight texture.

Among the arrivals in “juvenile” fabrics were these few, including additions to our turtle, owl and bug offerings.

And finally…

To round out today’s peek at the “symphony of color”, there’s a jazz combo in blacks and white.

Stay tuned, or come in  — there is more to show!

…Worth a Thousand Words, and More!

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

This is what arrived in the Store on Thursday afternoon. Not much more to say!

Don’t yet have pictures of the beautiful beige tone-on-tones which arrived earlier the same day. Will post as soon as we do!