Amy Butler channels Hiroshige in this great rasterized print from her new Glow collection! Huge violas on a bold blue background, new from Alexander Henry... Great new geckos soaking up the Southwestern motifs like chameleons!  An opulent print reminiscent of stained glass, the perfect companion for almost any Christmas project!
 

Becky Welch Class and Trunk Show

Have you ever seen such cute quilted birds?! Las Vegas' own Modern Quilt Guild has asked Albuquerque-based quilt teacher Becky Welch to show us how to design and use these fine feathered friends to make fabulous quilts...and you're invited! The fun starts Friday evening, March 11th, with a reception and free trunk show of Becky's quilts at ThreadBear at 7:00pm, followed by a one-day class (including lunch) on Saturday, March 12th, at 10:00am across the street at the Historic Plaza Hotel. 



Becky's enthusiasm and sense of fun are reflected in her teaching style as well as her quilt designs, so come prepared to have a blast and learn a lot! But the class is limited to 20 people, so call ThreadBear or click here to reserve your spot! The $70 fee includes a nice lunch catered by the Plaza!

Live out of town? Why not make a weekend of it! Special room rates at the Plaza are available--call us for details!



Cowboy Quilt Challenge Winners Announced


Yup, you read that right--"winners" plural! The judges of the Cowboy Quilt Challenge, sponsored by ThreadBear and the Chicken River Modern Quilt Guild, selected two very different quilts to share the top prize.
Challenged to create a quilt that reflected "the history, life, landscape, or culture of the Southwestern cowboy," Sharen Arelliano of Albuquerque offered a well-composed and -executed quilt using new fabrics in blues, cream, and burgundy.

 

Betty Dunbar of Las Vegas took a different approach, creating a delightfully homey and rustic log cabin quilt that could come right out of some cowpoke's saddlebags through the use of old shirtings and vintage prints.

Congratulations to both Sharen and Betty, each of whom will receive a $100 gift certificate from ThreadBear. We hope you will take the opportunity to come to the Bear and see the quilts in person while they are on display this month.

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