Patch Abilities Inc. News http://www.patchabilities.comhttps://www.patchabilities.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Mon, 23 May 2022 07:31:50 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 7 May 2022 Newsletter: How 'Bout Some Pillow-Talk? http://www.patchabilities.comhttps://www.patchabilities.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11213 <center><strong><strong><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/362x42_logo_inc_newgif.gif" alt="" width="353" height="41" /><br /></span></strong></strong><hr /><strong><span><br /><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Picture-Perfect Pillow</span></span></strong><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A few weeks ago, I told you about Jackie and&nbsp;<span style="color: #0700ff;"><a href="http://www.lovelandsquiltersdream.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;">Quilter's Dream</span></a></span>&nbsp;in Loveland, CO. (They have a&nbsp;<span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/fansofquiltersdream" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">FaceBook&nbsp;page</span></a></span>, too.)</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Well, she and her team are at it again.&nbsp; They started with our&nbsp;<strong><span style="color: #0700ff;"><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;">P292 Patriotic Gnome</span></a></span></strong>&nbsp;pattern:</span><br /><br /><span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><img width="400" height="140" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/400x140_4web_292_Gnome_Patriotic_origpng.png" alt="" align="" /></a></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #d0131a;">And, then they took it to the next level ... or maybe the level above that:</span><br /><br /><span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><img width="600" height="320" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/600x320_Jackie_QuiltersDream_CO_Patriot_3May2022_Runner_Horizontaljpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">I absolutely love the wide, bold navy blue border they put on this pattern.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Then, they just got crazy and&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>blew the doors off</strong></span>&nbsp;of the joint:</span><br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.lovelandsquiltersdream.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/Jackie_QuiltersDream_CO_Patriot_3May2022_Pillow.jpg" alt="" align="" width="508" height="639" /></a></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">You don't need&nbsp;<em>me</em>&nbsp;to tell you that that's a pillow, but ...</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #9028fe;"><strong>That's a PILLOW!</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Want to make your Patriotic Gnome pillow?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Give the&nbsp;<span style="color: #0700ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/fansofquiltersdream" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;">Quilter's Dream</span></a></strong></span>&nbsp;a call at:&nbsp; <span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>(970) 461-8373</strong></span>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<span style="color: #0f00ff;"><strong><a href="http://www.lovelandsquiltersdream.com/QDContact.php" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0f00ff;">click here to contact them</span></a></strong></span>.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">But, call fast, as supplies&nbsp;are limited.</span><br /><br /><hr /><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: #228e53;"><strong>More Than Just Amazing Designs</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #228e53;">We hope you love our designs as much as we do ...</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #228e53;">But did you know that our patterns are chalk-full of helpful tips and tricks?</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #228e53;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Here are a couple of excerpts on knotting techniques you'll find in our patterns:</span><br /></span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/tips-and-tutorials-for-applique-and-beginner-quilters.htm" target="_blank"><span><img src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/Instructions_01.jpg" alt="" align="" width="538" height="778" /></span></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #228e53;"><strong>There's a ton more in these patterns than cuteness ... though there's plenty of that, too!</strong></span><br /><br /><hr /><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: #2446a2;"><strong>More Americana</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Last week we focused on those patterns that had both an American and a Canadian design.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This week, I want to show you a few of my other favorites for Americana:<br /><br /><em>As always, click on pics for more info</em></span><br /><br /><span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P52-Wave-It-x8981811.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="396" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x396_4web_frontcover_52_wave_it_20220506144551jpg.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P107-Mister-Liberty-x9830674.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="385" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x385_4web_frontcover_107_mister_libertyjpg.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P207-ME-I-love-USA-Machine-Embroidery-x60279684.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="380" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x380_4web_frontcover_207_ME_I_love_USAjpg.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P211God-Bless-America-Mini-Round-x56132055.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="381" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x381_4we_frontcover_stars_n_stripes_oval_21jpg.jpg" /><br /><br /></a></span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Patterns/Summer/p/P244-Liberty-Ball-Jar-pattern-x56005727.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="378" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x378_4web_frontcover_244libertyballjar_20220506150540jpg.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><span>Those are just a few...&nbsp;<strong><span><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Patterns/Summer.htm" target="_blank"><span>click here for more summer patterns</span></a></span></strong>!</span><br /><br /><br /> <div> <div><hr /> <h1><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We're always happy to hear from you, so don't hesitate to email, call, or comment at&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/patchabilities" target="_blank">our FaceBook page</a></strong>.<br /><br />~Jule &amp; the Patch Abilities Team<br /><br />For questions or comments, feel free to contact us!</span></h1> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>563-778-2101</strong><br /><strong>or at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@patchabilities.com" target="_blank">info@patchabilities.com</a></strong></span></div> </center> 30 April 2022 Newsletter: Summertime is for Americana ... and Canadiana? http://www.patchabilities.comhttps://www.patchabilities.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11195 <div style="text-align: center;"><center><span><strong><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/362x42_logo_inc_newgif.gif" alt="" width="353" height="41" /><br /></span></strong></span></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><hr /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><center><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />Wow, it's already May and, while it's still cold here in Iowa, we're moving rapidly into summertime.<br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Dang, I love the sound of that!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Here are a couple of selections of Americana-themed patterns -- today we're focusing on those patterns that&nbsp;have a Canadian version, too.<br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>As always, click on an image to learn more about that pattern:</strong></span></span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P243-Old-Glory-Milkcan-x49731363.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="870" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x870_4web_243_july_milkcanjpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P245-Flag-Day-Milkcan-x56005726.htm" target="_blank"><img width="292" height="870" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/292x870_4web_canada_flag_day_wm_20210408165503jpg.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM507-Proud-Flag-x38160790.htm" target="_blank"><img width="299" height="450" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/299x450_4web_mm507_firecrackersfireworks_onhangerjpg.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM507C-July-in-Canada-x6783470.htm" target="_blank"><img width="294" height="450" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/294x450_MM507cpng.png" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM307-Catch-a-Falling-Star-x6943950.htm" target="_blank"><img width="227" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/227x800_MM307_catchafallingstarpng.png" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM307C-Oh-Canada-x6944003.htm" target="_blank"><img width="214" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/214x800_MM307_C_oh_canadapng.png" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P174-Seaside-in-July-x33425216.htm" target="_blank"><img width="248" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/248x800_4web_sand_pail2_20220429113822jpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P174-Seaside-in-July-x33425216.htm" target="_blank"><img width="247" height="800" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/247x800_4web_sand_pail_can_20220429113822jpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #2446a2;"><strong>Be sure to add buttons and hangers to complement those designs:</strong></span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Hangers-and-Frames/Spring-and-Summer/p/12-inch-USA-split-bottom-hanger-x49353401.htm" target="_blank"><img width="500" height="216" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/500x216_4web_36672_12in_usajpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Hangers-and-Frames/Spring-and-Summer/p/6-inch-Fireworks-sku-AFD%2087487.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="186" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x186_00441201007070928242423jpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Hangers-and-Frames/Spring-and-Summer/p/6-inch-Beach-Chair-split-bottom-hanger-x781657.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="189" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x189_6i_beachchairjpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Button--Embellishments.htm" target="_blank"><img width="100" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/100x100_3460png.png" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Button--Embellishments.htm" target="_blank"><img width="96" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/96x100_B107png.png" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Button--Embellishments.htm" target="_blank"><img width="96" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/96x100_BMM11_7png.png" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Button--Embellishments.htm" target="_blank"><img width="125" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/125x100_b33png.png" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Button--Embellishments.htm" target="_blank"><img width="96" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/96x100_BMM07png.png" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><hr /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><center><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: #9028fe;"><strong>What Are&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>You</em></span>&nbsp;Doing with Our Patterns?</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">I absolutely love seeing what you all do ... and occasionally you all share your creations.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Here's what&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>Debra Schmitt Cashman</strong></span>&nbsp;quilted with two of our Machine Embroidery patterns.<br /><br />Here is&nbsp;<span style="color: #0700ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM806-ME-Dragonfly-Garden-Machine-Embroidery-x61656899.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;">MM806-ME Dragonfly Garden</span></a></strong></span>&nbsp;with some super fabric choices by Debra</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em>(Yeah, you can definitely pick your own colors!)</em></span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/MM806-ME-Dragonfly-Garden-Machine-Embroidery-x61656899.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="400" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x400_MM806_ME_Debra_Schmitt_Cashmanjpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Here is her completion of&nbsp;<span style="color: #0700ff;"><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P198-ME-Bloomin-Butterfly-House-Machine-Embroidery-x61651522.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;"><strong>P198-ME Bloomin' Butterfly House</strong></span></a></span>.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">I&nbsp;<strong>LOVE</strong>&nbsp;the orange blocking she used:</span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P198-ME-Bloomin-Butterfly-House-Machine-Embroidery-x61651522.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="400" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x400_159_ME_Debra_Schmitt_Cashmanjpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Check out a finished&nbsp;<span style="color: #000fff;"><strong><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P247-Welcome-Sunflower-pattern-x56005729.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000fff;">P247 Welcome Sunflower</span></a></strong></span>.&nbsp;This pic was sent to us by&nbsp;<strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">Christine Kot</span></strong>:</span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P247-Welcome-Sunflower-pattern-x56005729.htm" target="_blank"><img width="300" height="487" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/300x487_247_Sunflower_Christine_Kotjpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Want to share your project?&nbsp; Email me!!&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto: andy@patchabilities.com" target="_blank">andy@patchabilities.com</a></span><br /><br /><br /></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><hr /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><center><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: #228e53;"><strong>Sneak Peek --&nbsp;<span style="color: #1600ff;"><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Machine-Embroidery-Patterns.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1600ff;">Machine Embroidery</span></a></span>&nbsp;Style</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Finally, we're introducing some Gnomes into&nbsp;<span style="color: #1e00ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Machine-Embroidery-Patterns.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1e00ff;">the world of ME</span></a></strong></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We're starting with P288 Spring Bee Gnome, P290 Lazy Daisy Gnome, and P292 Patriotic Gnome</span><br /><br /><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P288-Spring-Bee-Gnome-x61617978.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="381" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x381_4web_frontcover_288_Spring_Bee_Gnomejpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P290-Lazy-Daisy-Gnome-x61618241.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="378" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x378_4web_frontcover_290_Lazy_Daisy_Gnomejpg.jpg" alt="" align="" />&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/c/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><img width="250" height="383" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/250x383_4web_frontcover_292_Patriotic_Gnomejpg.jpg" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We'll be combining these patterns up in some clever new ways to add value and options ... we may even add wall hanging versions of these table runners!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Stay tuned!</span><br /><br /></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div><center><hr /> <h1><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Thanks and keep on quilting!<br /><br />~ Julie and the Patch Abilities Team<br /><br />For questions or comments, feel free to contact us!</span></h1> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></center></div> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>563-778-2101</strong><br /><strong>or at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@patchabilities.com" target="_blank">info@patchabilities.com</a></strong></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> Patriotic Gnome Launch http://www.patchabilities.comhttps://www.patchabilities.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11121 <div style="text-align: center;"><center><strong><strong><span><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;">P</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">A</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">T</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">R</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">I</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">O</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">T</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">I</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">C</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">G</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">N</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">O</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;">M</span>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;">E</span><br /></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Whats-New/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><img width="450" height="649" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/450x649_P292_Patriotic_Gnome_Collage_25March2022png.png" alt="" align="" /></a></span><br /><br /></span></strong></strong><span><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This guy is live and available for sale at local shops and&nbsp;<span style="color: #0700ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Whats-New/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0700ff;">on our website.&nbsp; Click here</span></a></strong></span>&nbsp;or the image above for more information!</span><br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #228e53;">Debbie at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.barnegatbaydyeworks.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #228e53;">Barnegat Bay Dyeworks</span></a></span></strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></span></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><center><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Whats-New/p/P292-Patriotic-Gnome-x62302518.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/441/Patriotic_Gnome_Wool_Barnegat_Debbie_23March2022.jpg" alt="" align="" width="353" height="450" /></a></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><center><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This was designed as table runner, but Debbie reimagined it as a&nbsp;<span style="color: #1600ff;"><a href="https://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Patterns/Wool-Projects.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1600ff;">wool project wall hanger</span></a></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Debbie has a complete&nbsp;wool&nbsp;fabric kit waiting for you:&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="color: #9028fe;"><a href="https://www.barnegatbaydyeworks.com/products/patriotic-gnome-wool-applique?variant=42634819829986" target="_blank"><span style="color: #9028fe;">click here for the complete pattern &amp; fabric kit</span></a></span></strong>.</span></span><br /><br /></span></center></div>