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January 7th, 2023
Happy New Year!

What an eventful finish to 2022. We had a deep freeze, a foot of snow, and a major King tide that flooded our little town of La Conner. Our Hawaii family came for the holidays and got to experience it all! A wonderful time was had in spite of the weather. The 2 youngest saw snow for the first time.

We have only 3 more blocks left in the 2022 Forest Friends BOM program.
Quail, Block #13 will ship February 1st.
We are busy getting the block kits and assembly kits ready to ship. It has been a fun if challenging Block of the Month; lots of tiny wool applique pieces.

I am creating a Sashiko only Block of the Month for 2023.
Each block will be preprinted on a dark indigo background fabric, no pattern transfer.
I am using parallel sashiko lines with colored thread to create more impact and dimension with colored Daruma threads.

A sneak preview of one block, Kingfisher.........

December 7th 2022

We are reprinting the Tropical Foliage Sashiko Panels on a new more vibrant green 100% cotton, "New Hue" Hunter by Kanvas Studios. We love the rich mottled jungle green and improved print quality.
We will be releasing two different panel reprints each month:

December: Breadfruit


In addition, we will be adding new designs to the series!
Each pane lincludes Sashiko instructions.
Just stitch over the dashed lines, no transfer step.

The samples are stitched with Olympus #6 light green Sashiko thread.

Create beautiful tropical pillows or make a quilt with all 12 blocks
Breadfruit 16" x16" Panel
Okan Arts Holiday Fete
SAT, December 3
1 to 3:30 pm

Fireside Room at La Conner Country Inn
Corner of Morris and Second
Picturesque La Conner

Join Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, and her special guest Sylvia Pippen, for a holiday gathering in La Conner. 

Sylvia is bringing some of Kitty Pippen’s famous quilts for everyone to admire up-close. And Patricia is presenting a trunk show of luxurious Japanese yukata cottons and charming kokeshi dolls.

Please come! Enjoy the gathering of quilters and stitchers. Plus a few nibbles to celebrate the season. 

November 21, 2022
I am very excited about our new Moda Alpine Northwest Collection by Charley Harper. The one yard panel expresses in stylized simplicity, the exquisite beauty of the flora and fauna of the Cascades. The coordinating fabrics are charming, featuring elements from the panel.
We are carrying the panel, Alpine NW Main Poster CH 258  and:
Black Bear CH259
Hellebores and Marmot CH261
Lupine and Phlox CH266
Bald Eagles Blue CH269

The design was first a poster by renowned artist Charley Harper depicting a bald eagle on a tree and other wild plants and animals you might see in Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades National Parks. The original piece was commissioned by the National Park Service in 1994.

November 7, 2022

We just got a shipment of Moda  Debby Maddy Kawa Shibori fabric by the yard and fat quarter collections.
While not true tied shibori, the printed effect of the patterns is stunning and affordable. The Indigo and white colorways are perfect combined as borders or blocks with Sashiko. 

We are carrying 6 different  5 piece fat quarter bundles.

October 25, 2022

Indigo Stitch has a  new home!

Over the summer we converted the garage in to a light bright 750SQ space for the shop/studio and classroom. Flooded with banks of natural LED daylight and a new heat pump, it is my happy place! Room to display quilts, fabric, kits, thread and notions

We held our first Sashiko Workshop in the new space and what a delight to have all supplies on hand and plenty of room to spread out. The entrance to the shop is on ground level, no stairs to climb!

We are open by appointment. When you come to La Conner, give a call, stop by and see what's new at Indigo Stitch.
                        416 N 3rd Street La Conner, WA 98257

Madison helping Grandma pull an order for Daruma carded sashiko thread.

 Bamboo 16" x 16" panel

       LINKED SHAPES by Kitty Pippen

Charley Harper Alpine Northwest Main Poster Panel One-Yard image 1

Daruma Sashiko Thread from Orimono Imports

After a whirlwind spring & summer with my Hawaiian grandchildren, I am finally getting back to designing. I am working with  29 colors of the Daruma thick sashiko threads, a rainbow of vivid colors across the spectrum.
Love them! They are wound on cards instead of in skeins, making them very easy to use and store, No tangled messes. The thread has the fuzzy look of traditional sashiko thread, but pulls through background fabric like butter and rarely knots. It remains twisted and intact, without any shredding after stitching a full length of thread. A winner! 
Daruma sashiko threads come in two weights: thin sashiko thread 20/4-40 meters wound on black cards, and thick sashiko thread 20/6-30 meters on white cards.I use the thick sashiko thread for most of my designs, but use the thinner for small delicate designs. I am experimenting with combining the two.
Check out our large and small boxed sets of Daruma Thin Sashiko thread; a perfect gift for yourself or a sashiko friend.
We also are offering a collection of Daruma Thick Sashiko threads, unboxed.

We are very excited about working with Thomas Henderson and company at Orimono Imports located in Alameda California. In addition to sashiko thread, their indigo fabrics are perfect for sashiko and we look forward to bringing in beautiful new fabrics with their next shipment.

Forest Friends
Block of the Month 2022
February 28

I just picked up the Forest Friends quilt from Jo Baner of Quiltography in Bellingham, WA and am thrilled with the result!
Jo is a master free hand long arm quilter. The quilt pops with added texture and movement to each block landscape. Her work is precision artistry!
Kudos Jo!
Check out her website and quilt gallery.

Forest Friends Block of the Month program started February 1st  but you can hop on board anytime. NO Subscription required or commitment to purchase all monthly blocks. Buy what you like or all 14. We make up the kits on demand, so no risk of losing out.

Happy summer Everyone!

The Garden Vignettes BOM 2021 is a mystery no more! The top is finished and ready to be machine quilted. We decided to present this year's BOM differently; no obligation to sign up and commit to the whole 11 months as we have done in the past. Instead, you can order each block whenever you want, use them as stand-alone design, or complete the whole quilt.
We package the kits on demand, a win -win for everyone. We can source all the fabrics as needed so you will not lose out if you discover the BOM mid- year.
Here is a list of the blocks:
#1 Frog & Flowers
#2 Two Robins
#3 Humming bird and Fuchsias
#4 Hydrangeas
#5 Watering Can Bouquet
#6 Baby Birds
#7 Puppy Love
#8 Dandelions & Bumblebee
#9 Strawberries!
#10 Morning Glories
#11 Veggies & Friends