Starting this month, Fabric Nook’s newsletters will be sent out through e-mail as well as posted on the site. Here is the May 2021 Newsletter for the Fabric Nook:

May News

For May we’re making a May Flower in our QRC class.

The Fabric Nook WILL BE CLOSED May 24th, 25th, and 26th. We are going on retreat! Sorry for the inconvenience, and we’ll see you back in the shop on the 27th.

On Tuesday, May 4th at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, May 5th at 1:30 PM we’ll be doing another project from the book Mini Wonderful Curves ($22.95) that uses the QCR Mini ($19) ruler titled “Early Riser.” We had a project from this book in January and March, so if you have the book and ruler, be sure to bring them to class. Books and rulers are still available. You will learn how to make the tulip square, and then you can replicate it with your own stack and make more tulips for a door/wall hanging or table runner. You will need the book and ruler, plus a cutting mat, rotary cutter, sewing machine, and basic sewing tools. Class fee is $20 and includes all materials.

On Tuesday, May 11th at 10:30 AM wool appliqué class will continue to be held.

On Tuesday, May 11th at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, May 12th at 1:30 PM we will continue our monthly series “Swatter Sweaters”. These are really cute little projects that dress up the ordinary fly swatter. These Swatter Sweaters can also be made into a quilt, which many people are also doing. At the end of the year, you will have twenty-four 6.5” squares. It’s June and summer’s coming, so we’re gettin’ ready to hit the road and go on the lake. Sewing machine and basic tools required. Cost: $15.

On Tuesday, May 18th at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, May 19th at 1:30 PM we will continue this season’s block of the month (this is month five): Gnome For The Holidays. In the coming month, you’ll purchase your own sashing and border fabric.

If you are participating in the Zoom meeting for Annie’s Fiction Stitch-Along (Murder By The Block), the next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 19th at 6:30 PM. You will be receiving an e-mail invitation.

The last Saturday of the month, May 29th is Bag Day! If you’re unfamiliar with Bag Day you can come into the store with a pre-purchased canvas Fabric Nook bag, or purchase one in the store, and then receive 25% off your purchase for that day.

There are some exciting new samples and kits in the shop including “Sunflowers”, “Gnome For A Day”, and “Forest Friends” picture left-to-right below:

I’m continuing to do a block a day of the very interesting That Town And Country Quilt by Susan Claire. I’m having so much fun with my block of the day, honestly, more than I thought I would. My quilt is growing all the time. Left is the quilt at 81 blocks. I post a new block along with details and thoughts every day on my blog. I hope you visit my blog and check out my blocks and commentary. Join in on the fun at (or click “blog” in the top menu of the store site at

Call and sign up for any of our classes: 970-887-2005.

Happy sewing ~ Tina, Monica, Jenny, and Clarice


Tuesday May 4th @ 5:30 PM – QCR Mini “Early Riser” Tulip

Wednesday May 5th @ 1:30 PM – QCR Mini “Early Riser” Tulip

Tuesday May 11th @ 10:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Wool Appliqué

Tuesday May 11th @ 5:30 PM – Swatter Sweaters: May Flowers

Wednesday May 12th @ 1:30 PM – Swatter Sweaters: May Flowers

Tuesday May 18th @ 5:30 PM – Block of the Month [BOM]

Wednesday May 19th @ 1:30 PM – Block of the Month [BOM]

Wednesday May 19th @ 6:30 PM – Annie’s Stitch-Along Zoom

Saturday May 29th – Bag Day [SALE!]