Don’t you just love the anticipation of starting your next project. Taking home that brown paper bag and pulling out a beautiful stack of fabric and goodies is the best!
We are getting ready to close down the shop for a few days and go on a sewing retreat. I have my supplies ready and wanted to share. These pretty stacks are ready to become new samples for the shop.
We will be posting progress and some other fun updates. Check out our instagram feed and stay tuned on the blog for some fun new projects.
Closure dates are Monday and Tuesday February 24th and 25th. Reopening on Wednesday the 26th normal hours.
See you soon.
A while back Art Gallery Fabrics decided to branch out beyond Pat Bravo’s eccentric, pleasing designs to be able to offer a range of prints from a fabulous collection of designers. One of their designers is Leah Duncan and she’s creating some beautiful fabric. And, it’s all printed on that lovely, silky cloth Art Gallery uses, making it great for apparel as well as quilting/ crafting. Leah has even caught the eye of the folks over at Portland’s Schoolhouse Electric. You can see her textiles sewn into bed linens and shower curtains here.
“Hearty Good Wishes” by Janet Clare for Moda is moving fast around here. Those long, slender whales are hard to resist. And, who doesn’t love a good ship print, after all?
New oilcloth has arrived! Some non-wild-fruit-combo prints, great for covering a table, shelves, under a highchair or kids crafting area.
We also received new organic cotton voile from Cloud 9, the Palos Verdes collection. So soft and pretty.
A few details to note—our donation day is coming up this weekend. This Saturday, February 22nd, we’ll be donating 10% of the day’s total to Ethos. See the last post on here for more details.
We will be closed next Monday and Tuesday, February 24th and 25th for our annual staff retreat. We’ll be busy sewing up new samples for the store and look forward to sharing them with all of you when we return!
See you soon!
We are pleased to be partnering with Ethos Music Center as our Organization of the Month for February. On Saturday, February 22nd—one week from today—10% of the day’s sales at Bolt will be donated to their program.
Ethos Music Center is guided by the principle that every child should have access to music education, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location. Headquartered in North Portland, Ethos is committed to making the benefits of music education available to underserved youth across Oregon. Through lessons and classes at our headquarters, after-school classes in Portland Public Schools, and the placement of full-time music teachers in rural Oregon communities, Ethos brings music education to almost 7,000 kids each year.
Please come out and help support Ethos!