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Out of This World BOM Block Two: Space Shows
Pat’s theme this year, 'Out of This World!' was blasted off last month and now we are heading into a fun topic for February.

The block pattern download is further down the page after Pat tells you about the inspiration for this month's block down below.

PLEASE NOTE: The supply list for this year's BOM has changed, as one of the fabrics went out of print, so if you haven't already downloaded the update, click the link below and you can get it. The supply list and blocks during the year will always be found at our landing page for the Mystery. The five prior years are also still available at the ‘Mystery BOM’ tab above.

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At the end of our posts each month we showcase two amazing quilt shops. You will be able to find new shops to visit on your travels.

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Pat Sloan About This Month's Block - Space in the Morning

Quick… name the first Space-Age TV show you can think of! Is it your favorite? Did you watch a ton of them?

Living in Europe during most of the heyday of space TV shows with none of the shows watched in the US, I ended up being hooked on them when I went to college in the late '70s.

Jeannie was so smart and clever, the Jetsons magical... cars in space? And My Favorite Martian always made me laugh!

What I loved was how quirky and fun the shows were. Things that were incredible to believe, they made believable. See my quote at the end, and how it is now true!

Fast forward to Star Trek, the master of Space shows! The entire crew and all their personalities over the years has captured fans for a lifetime. Are you a Trekkie?

Learn more about some of my favorite shows and tell me in the comments what yours favorites are!

Photo credits: Gregg L. Sloan

Space on the Big Screen

My space movie memories started in 1968 when I saw both Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey at the movie theater.

Such different movies! I really need to watch both again. At the time Space Odyssey was just odd and I couldn’t get the concept of it. So It is the one I really want to watch again.

My all time favorite Space movies as an adult are:
The Matrix 1999 – being a computer science person everything about this was fun and intriguing to me.
E.T. 1982 - because.. you know.. I wanted E.T. to come live with me!
Star Wars 1977 - Who didn’t want to be Princess Leia! I was an adult and wanted to be her.

Now onto my block for this month!

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Photo credits:
By Vilnisr,
By Source, Fair use,
By Source, Fair use,

Quote of the Month

Each month I’ll share a quote about space, this time it’s from a TV show, The Jetsons.

Jetson’s Cartoons quote:
"George Jetson: Nobody could dial a breakfast like mother."

As a kid I loved all those ‘illogical’ sounding things that happened on the show… dial a breakfast.. crazy talk! Now.. you can dial a breakfast in so many ways.

** CLICK over to my website to see a few more photos of the shuttle at the museum, pick up a kit if you want one, there are still a few left, and then add your block to my quilt show on my website, you might be my monthly random pick to win a prize!

Do you have a favorite space TV show? What is your first memory of seeing a space show on TV? We’d love to hear it, tell us in the comments!

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Featured Shops
Meet another set of GREAT quilt shops this month! Once you download the block, visit them, it’s so fun to find new quilt shops to visit!

Stonemountain & Daughter, Berkeley, California
The father/daughter team who owns Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, Bob & Suzan, are the third and fourth generations of the Steinberg family in the California fabric industry. Learn about Stonemountain & Daughter's rich history - from 1919 Los Angeles, to the Psychedelic 60s, to our much beloved Berkeley storefront.

Steinberg & Sons was established in 1919 down in Los Angeles. Bob grew up in the family business working with his father, grandfather, and uncles.

In 1967, Bob established Bob Steinberg's Fabric Emporium in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue, where Suzan worked and played as a child.

This store was a major change in how fabric was sold on the retail level. It was one of the first natural fiber fabric stores with rooms of imported fabrics from all over the world, including calicos, paisleys and one of the finest collections of prints from India and Africa.

After completing her studies at UC Berkeley, Suzan joined her father at the store's new location in the East Bay community. Thus, Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics was born!
Three expansions and 36 years later, the store has grown into a top fabric and sewing center in Berkeley.

Come explore 6,000 square feet full of potential!

Read the full store history at

Owner: Suzan Steinberg
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
2518 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California

(510) 845-6106
Mon & Fri - 10am – 6:30pm
Saturday - 10am - 6 pm
Sun - 11am – 5:30 pm

Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing, Stafford, Virginia
For as long as I can remember, I've been involved with some kind of sewing. After all, every woman in my family could sew and it just came naturally for me to take up the pastime as well. I vividly remember that at the age of 12 I was already cutting into a pattern and making clothes for my barbie dolls, as well as teaching myself to cross-stitch. That was the start of my love for fabric and all things sewing-related. Since that time, I've been creating beautiful dresses and garments for others!

My first attempt at quilting went so badly, I determined that quilting was too difficult and consequently refused several opportunities over the years to finish piecing heirloom quilts that mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers had started. But eventually, a friend's excitement about learning to quilt was so contagious, it rubbed off on me and I couldn't resist the urge to try my hand at quilting again! With a Beginners Quilt Book in hand, I taught myself the basics and fell in LOVE with another aspect of the sewing world.

I dedicated 13 years of my life to homeschooling our two boys, while sewing for others when time allowed. When the youngest finished his senior year and I "retired" from teaching, it was time for me to journey into a new chapter of life. As I considered what I wanted to do with my time, quilting & sewing kept coming to mind and a long-ignored dream resurfaced...opening a fabric shop, where I would be surrounded by fabric and those who love fabric!

The Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing online shop is the beginning stage of this dream. I began researching the costs involved in opening a brick & mortar, physical store front, it quickly became apparent that I would need to start small and grow into a full service shop, where women feel at home and have a place to create while connecting with others in their community.

I searched and searched for a unique name for the shop, finally concluding that honoring my dear Granny was the way to go. She was a woman who loved deeply and was the kind of woman I hope to be one day. I was her only granddaughter and her term of endearment for me was, "My Little Pink Rose." It seemed only natural to name the shop with Granny in mind, Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing.

~ Marcia

Owner: Marcia King

Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing
111 Van Horn LN
Stafford, VA 22556

Hours: Mon-Sat By Appointment Only
Open 24/7 Online

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