Archive for November, 2008
Machine Quilting for Beginners

Cost $30.00

Saturday, November 8, 2008
10:00am – 3:00pm

This is a method class to teach you how to do the quilting on your home machine. You do need a reliable machine with a walking foot and a darning foot that are made for it (the generic ones tend not to work very well). We do a LOT of talking about the “hows” and then play with a practice piece that is included in the class price. This is definitely a ‘must’ class.Your instructor is Ann Shaw.

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Beginners Quilting by Hand

Cost $50.00

Wednesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2008
6:30pm to 9:00pm
We’re the only store in the area that still teaches the basics by hand, and trust me this class will make you a much better machine quilter. Emphasizing accuracy and a well rounded basic knowledge of all aspects of the craft, we make a four block sampler from start to finish, including a hand quilting class. Please note this is a 6 week course!

Your instructor is Ann Shaw.

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Lucky Star Runner

Cost $30.00

Tuesday November 11, 2008     10:00am to 3:00pm

This paper pieced star is spectacular in fall prints or any fabrics of your choice. Learn to paper piece perfect points and set the blocks on point. Make a 3-block runner or a 4-block wall hanging. Intermediate level.


Your instructor is
Diana Brock.


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Northwind

Cost $30.00

Saturday, November 15, 2008     10:00am to 3:00pm

Northwind is a traditional quilt block with many design possibilities. We will explore some of them. You will have eight variations on the block to choose from, but all construction will follow the same system for sewing the blocks. You will be amazed at how many blocks can be completed in this class. You choose the finished size of your quilt.


Your instructor is
Linda Davis.


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Winter House

Cost $30.00

Fridays, November 7, 14, 21, 2008
10:00pm to 1:00pm

This wall hanging uses a variety of techniques. You will learn block paper piecing, picture paper piecing, and machine buttonhole appliqué. Three sessions will allow plenty of time to focus on each technique separately. Join us to make this charming winter wall hanging showing a “Christmas House” or Jul Hus, as the Norwegian designed pattern calls it.


Your instructor is
Diana Brock.

Starry Trail

Cost $30.00

Wednesdays, November 5 and 19, 2008
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Find that fabric that you just love, (and that you have at least 2 yards) and match to it 31 quilters quarters to make this fabulous quilt. The stars are wrapped up in a Single Irish Chain. Strip piecing, rotary cutting and bias squares are techniques used in this quilt. Since there is a lot of sewing of strips, the class is offered in two sessions to provide time for homework.


Your instructor is
Linda Davis.


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We Are So Thankful

This month many of us reflect on the many reasons we have in our lives to give thanks. For us here at the shop, we are thankful to you, our customers. Over the years we have met many people and have made many friends. We value each and every one of you. Thank you.

We are very excited about the great fabrics that continue to arrive. The long awaited “Snowy Silence” is finally in and we are very excited. Any of you who love the outdoors will be thrilled with the attention to detail shown in this line. Fabrics include a panel, coordinating stripe and an array of supporting fabrics. (See a few in the new fabrics section of this newsletter.) For those with little ones, “Rainy Days” , a Noah’s Ark themed fabric, has 2 panels, a coordinating stripe, a book panel and many more. Kits are available from both of these lines for you.

Some great new books and patterns are also arriving. We couldn’t help ourselves when it came to the “Strip” series of patterns. There is “Strip Tease”, “Strip Poker” and “Strip Down”. For those of you who are into Jelly Roll quilts, you’ll want to check these out. Speaking of jelly rolls, we have heard many of you say that it is difficult to find jelly rolls that will match the patterns. We feel your pain and have come up with our own rendition of jelly rolls. Again, they will not specifically match a pattern but now available are packets of 20 light or dark strips. The fabrics vary from packet to packet and are all pre-cut into your 2 ½” strips. We have also received in a bolt of black and white from Marcus Brothers that is in strips. Each strip across the bolt is different. It can be cut lengthwise into individual strips or sub-cut with each fabric in the each strip.

In case any of you were interested in the Wrapped Bowl class, we know that was a busy weekend and have rescheduled the class to Thursday, November 20, 2008, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Information about the class is available on the website or you may contact the store.


New Fabrics

Metro Green Goes Blue
Orientals…


New Books and Patterns…

Dear Santa

We all know our loved ones need a little nudging
to head them in the right direction for Christmas Shopping….
leave the newsletter out and open to show them where to begin.

Don’t forget to download and print your Christmas Wish List by clicking here.

November Classes

Hearts and Gizzards

Tuesday, November 4th

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Starry Trail

Wednesdays, November 5th, 19th

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Winter House

Fridays, November 7, 14, 21

10:00am – 3:00pm

Lucky Star Table Runner

Tuesday, November 11th ,

10:00am – 3:00pm

It’s A Wrap

Thursday, November 20th

10:00am – 3:00pm

Check out descriptions and color photos on our website www.sewwhatquiltshop.com

Friday Girls’ Nite Out…

Mark your Calendars!

Join us for an evening of fun, food and friendship….our monthly girls night will be held on

Friday, November 28th

6:00pm – 10:00pm (ish)

This came to us from our friends at Blank Quilting:

When does a WIP become a UFO?

It starts out as a WHIMM (Work Hidden in My Mind).

After a FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) and some SEX (Stash Enhancing eXperience), it becomes a PIG (Project In a Grocery Sack).

The PIG becomes a HSY (pronounced hissy…means Haven’t Started Yet).

Once you have a HSY-fit and begin work, it becomes a WIP (Work In Progress).

The WIP becomes a UFO (UnFulfilled Opportunity…I like that better than Unfinished Object which sounds so negative) as soon as some other project grabs and holds your attention more than the project that was a WIP.

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