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Alphabet Story from P&B Textiles-
Inspired by a typical cloth book from the 1940's,
this collection is sure to delight today's pre-
schoolers and toddlers as they travel back in time.
Plus, the book panel is set up in perfect order so
you can sew this special alphabet book!
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Woolie Flannel from Maywood Studio-
Looks like wool, feels like wool, yet sews and
washes like cotton with no scratchy wool itch.
Woolies flannel is comfy-cozy perfection with
classic designs like herringbones, plaids, tweeds
& dots in a rich array of home-friendly colors.
Click HERE to see the collection...

Thyme with Friends from Maywood Studio-
You can almost smell the lavender! Soft tones of
cream, violet, green and purple mixed with a
garden full of patterns is just the key to your next
project or quilt!
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Mon Ami from Basic Grey for Moda-
Upscale attitude with a touch of metro-style, Mon
Ami features illustrative prints, natural form and
unconventional design. Refreshing palettes of color
in exceptional prints that so easily fit your style,
making your creations uniquely you.
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The Real "Aunt Grace"

With the introduction of the new AUNT GRACE collection for Spring 2016, Judie Rothermel pays tribute to "the real Aunt Grace," her beloved aunt, Grace Starkey. Here's the story of how the quilting world's most popular, most imitated, and most enduring line of 1930s reproduction cotton prints came to be, in Judie's own words:

"I wish to give tribute to the lady who helped me so much when I first became interested in quilting. Grace Starkey is actually a great, great aunt of mine, from my father's side of the family. Grace was born in 1890 in the farming community of Waco, OH. In her early twenties, she married Homer Starkey and together they had three children. After the children were grown and married, Grace and Homer moved to North Canton, OH, the city where I happen to live.

Grace Starkey

When I became enthusiastic about quilting, my mother suggested I call Aunt Grace. She invited me to her home, where we shared a warm relationship. Homer had passed away by this time and I knew she enjoyed my visits. I think she was amazed that someone of my age would want to learn to quilt! She taught me to quilt on her frame and shared all of her quilting knowledge -- for this I will be forever grateful. She loved to show me the quilts she had made as a young woman. Unfortunately, I did not inherit any of her quilts. When it was time for her to go into a nursing home, she asked me to take all of her scraps and quilting patterns. I wasn't too excited about them at the time... how things do change!