Happy spring to everyone.  The calendar says it is spring but I am not giving up my warm coat just yet.  I must admit I am ready to pack away all the snowman stuff and tell myself to shift gears as spring is officially here.  Most of my family will be home for Easter and that is very motivational to get going.  A friend once said every woman should have company at least every three or four weeks. (I know that works for me)

The Sewing Boutique will be gearing up for spring also.  Check out the new classes in this newsletter.  I am again doing the Kaleidoscope Quilt using the Bloc Loc rulers as it goes fast and provides an opportunity to use your scraps and some of your stash.  I hope to have my finished quilt hanging soon.  I am working on some additional ways to use the printed  motivational squares from the Outside the Lines quilt hanging up now.

Joyce has a new quilt called Winter Night that features both applique and piecing.  Barb will be doing the Lasagna Quilt that uses precut 2 1/2″ strips.  Check out the class page for dates and times.

Joyce has arranged for our favorite software educator, Janie Lantz to share her expertise with all of you on May 7th and  8th.  Janie has her own fan club here as she has been a frequent software educator at our store.