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Just in: Happy New Year! edition

by Gina

I hope you all have had a wonderful wind down to 2014. It has been busy around the store—thank you! And, thank you for the kind comments of understanding and support of our time away during this typically crazy-retail holiday time. This past year has been a year of transitions for us around the store with April and Heather moving on to new adventures, and Hannah starting quite a new adventure welcoming her son into the world. We gained a delightful new addition to the Bolt crew in the fall when Cameron came on board. We’ve been busy tidying up the store, changing fixtures, streamlining our inventory, generally working to make your shopping experience better and better.

Now at the start of the new year, we will be saying our fond farewells to Amy, after 7 years (!) of her wonderful service at the store. We have also started to welcome our latest team addition—Nate. We will make a more formal introduction soon. If you’re in over the coming weeks, be sure to wish Amy well on her next chapter. She will be missed, but we are excited for her to see what’s next. Thank you all very, very much for your continued support and participation in the Bolt community. We love hearing about and seeing your creations. We all excited share with the others what we’ve seen on our shifts, so please feel encouraged to send us photos or bring your projects in. It’s an honor to be a part of your creative endeavors.

We have been and will be busy catching up on reordering, restocking and making room for new things. We will be closed today for the holiday and tomorrow (Friday) for inventory. We are excited to welcome you back on the 3rd to see these brand new treats:

Cotton fleece! It’s been super cold here lately, making this new fleece an even more welcome addition to our selection. The cheerfully colored four pieces on the left are organic cotton fleece from Birch Fabrics. The darker three colors on the right are non-organic cotton fleece. All of it is plush, fuzzy and quite cozy.

A new box from Seven Islands (one of our Japanese suppliers) just arrived! It’s always fun to see what has arrived from them. This shipment had not just great fabrics—two traditional Japanese indigo prints and a bold woodsy canvas—but also something new for us, webbing. That top, striped one is reversible, with different stripes on either side. Perfect to add an extra nice touch to your next bag, or whip up some custom belts.

Last but not least, a box from Art Gallery had these beauties from Bari J’s newest line, “Petal and Plume.”top piece is a cotton knit, lower piece is a cotton voile

two cheery quilting weight prints from “Petal and Plume”See you in the new year!

Just in: Organic cottons, Architextures, Art Gallery

by Gina

We just received our latest orders from Birch Fabrics, makers of fine organic cotton prints!  I have been waiting excited for this group since February and am so delighted to have it on our shelves.  The colors are rich, current, not too masculine, not too feminine.  And, the designs are fun.  I am partial to the quail (just imagine it right side up…) and oar prints.  Along with part of the Camp Sur collection (above), we now have the complete line of Camp Modern.  It includes a wonderful bear print, flying birds and more faux bois.  Other organic arrivals include 8 colors of the ever loved Oasis Canvas.  Fabulous!

Another group I have been so excited to receive is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.  We featured Carolyn’s refreshing quilt patterns here.  I love her sense of style.  In this group, there are ledger, building plans (sort of), topography, landscape design prints, in bold greens, soft apricot, cool blues. 

This is a fun little collection from the Splendor 1920 line by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Teapots, peacocks, geometrics.  Thanks to Hannah for the pics!

We have more new arrivals than we can show here, so be sure to stop in soon and see the latest in person!  And, don’t forget, the Super Colossal Holiday Sale from the folks over at Crafty Wonderland is right around the corner—December 8th and 9th!

Just in: lawn, voile and celebrations!

—by Gina

Some super sweet, designer cotton lawns arrived yesterday.  Perfect for whipping up some warm weather tops and dresses for your summer wardrobe!

Art Gallery has started printing on a lovely, silky hand, cotton voile.  Also a perfect choice for summer-ware.  I love the goldenrod color of the top print.


A few beauties from Bari J’s latest group, now with Art Gallery Quilts (top photo). And, tree rings, twigs and bold florals from the ever-talented Martha Negley (lower photo).

In other news, Last Thursday is today!  That means a big, fun gathering on the street this evening.  Our own super talented April and Hannah, and another pal, will be selling their wares out front, so come by, say hi and see what they’re up to!

Also, we’ll be closed Wednesday, July 4th.  We’ll resume our regular hours Thursday, the 5th.  Have a fun and safe Fourth!