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Shades of the Past Quilt Shop

When we turn the calendar on a new year, we all make plans for what that upcoming year is going to bring.  We had six quilt shows planned for 2020 with our very own event in the works for a quilt show/sale for the fall.  With COVID 19 in the news, there was that flicker of "will it get here and will it affect us?" I honestly have to say that I didn't think it would have he effect it has turned out to have on us.  At present time we have 2 quilt shows set for this fall.  Keeping our fingers crossed we are planning for Annandale in September and Mitchell SD in October.  At this time our mystery trip is still on the calendar but we will continue to monitor the Covid situation as to whether or not the bus will just sit idle for us in 2020.  We are also tossing around an idea of hosting our own event but again will be watching the guidelines and Covid status these next few weeks.    In times like this, we MUST look at the positives and not dwell on the negatives - and they certainly surround us!!  We still have each other, we are ALL in this pandemic together, and we can choose our attitude for each day.  We have had time to sew together in our new unfinished shop and while doing so came up with the idea of doing a "virtual" quilt show.  We tossed around ideas of a "virtual quilt show" but were led in a direction of "Adventures with Thelma & Louise".  These videos are meant to be fun, light hearted and take you into the boxes of quilts we have created over our 18 years as "Shades of the Past".  You can click on the "Adventures with Thelma & Louise" on the header and join along with our weekly adventure.  As this progresses, so do the ideas of how we can teach and stay connected to our customers.  We are all in this together and must stay connected to come out of this with a positive ending.     In the meantime, stay positive, listen to "I AM" by Crowder for an upbeat message of certainty, limit the amount of news you are listening to, and keep working with your stash so when we can be out and about again you will be ready for a bunch of new projects!!


We had a lot of fun participating in this event last year.   If you are new to the adventure, beginning October 1st, there is a featured shop(s).  Each shop has designed a wool pattern for the adventure which is free to download on the shops designated "feature" day(s).  If you visit the featured shop of the day, the pattern is free for you to download.  Kits are available at most of the shops for their 8 inch block designed for the adventure.  This years theme is "In the woods".  How fitting for a year where the best place to be seems to be out in the woods away from groups of people.  Mark your calendars for this fun event
and stay tuned for more details. 
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What's New

Acorns & Vines is our brand new fall wool applique pattern which combines my love of wool applique and embroidery into a soon to be fall favorite!!

Kits include precut leaves, wool background, pattern, and felt backing.  Thread is NOT included in the kit.
Cost $28.99 

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