Archive for June, 2010

Sew What? Challenge…

The Sew What Challenge deadline is August 1st.  The whole idea here is that you all make some sort of project reflecting on how Sew What, or quilting in general, has touched your lives.  I have heard from lots of people saying they have great ideas and everyone is getting excited.  You can do ANYTHING YOU”D LIKE as long as it is no bigger than 50×50” and no smaller than 20X20”.   The two supplied fat quarters must show on the front of the project somewhere, as showy or subtle as you choose.  Come On, it will be FUN!!!  Besides, the prize is not too shabby; being $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters of your choice.  Four additional prizes of 20 fat quarters will also be awarded.    Please participate, the more finished wall hangings we can have on display the more fun it will be.  The fat quarters and rules are merely $3.00, available at the front counter.

7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop

The 7th Annual Western New York Shop is here. This year will be bigger and better than ever. A Janome sewing machine valued at $799 is the Grand Prize this year, and you have a 1 in 15 chance of winning prizes that total over $2,000! It gets even better – each store has a prize basket and a $50 gift certificate to give away. Here are the details:

Thursday June 9 – 13, 2010 * Wednesday – Friday 9am – 7pm * Saturday 9am – 5pm * Sunday 12 pm- 4pm



Receive (4) 2 ½” strips of fabric at each shop.  If you hop to all 12 shops you will receive total of 48 strips.  When you hand in your passport at your last stop, you will receive a FREE pattern using the strips!

Sew What’s Quilters Gallery

In June, Camille Klein’s quilts are showcased in the Quilter’s Gallery. Camille began over thirty years ago when she came home from a trip to Appalachia. Her very first quilt was a Farmer Boy appliqué with raw edge blanket stitch.  Camille took her first quilting class at the Town of Tonawanda Adult Education program with Linda Hunter making a sampler. She was hooked! Her passion is hand piecing and hand quilting. When she isn’t working full time or quilting, she enjoys gardening, biking, skiing and reading.
When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community an opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you display your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you.

In June, Camille Klein’s quilts are showcased in the Quilter’s Gallery. Camille began over thirty years ago when she came home from a trip to Appalachia. Her very first quilt was a Farmer Boy appliqué with raw edge blanket stitch.  Camille took her first quilting class at the Town of Tonawanda Adult Education program with Linda Hunter making a sampler. She was hooked! Her passion is hand piecing and hand quilting. When she isn’t working full time or quilting, she enjoys gardening, biking, skiing and reading.
When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community an opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you display your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you.

Girls Night Out!

Friday June 25th

6:00 p.m. – ??

Enjoy an evening out with other quilters. Order take-out or bring your own dinner. The cost is only $8.00. Don’t Forget!

Girls Night Out is a monthly event at Sew What? & is always held on the last Friday of the month!

See you there!

Individual & Group Lessons Available!

Need guidance with a quilting project? Stuck in a rut and can’t move forward? Call or stop by to make an appointment!$15.00/ hour for 1–2 quilters. $10.00/ hour for 3 or more, per quilter.

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Sew What? Survey –  Ten Reasons To Buy Fabric:

  1. It insulates the cupboard where fabric is kept.
  2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and quilt shops, particularly my local one!
  3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
  4. It keeps without refrigeration, you do not have to cook it to enjoy it, and you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
  5. I’m participating in a contest – the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
  6. Because I’m worth it!
  7. Like dust, it’s good for protecting empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room table…..
  8. It’s not immoral, illegal or fattening; it calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes me feel oh so good.
  9. Because it was on sale!!!!!
  10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.

Sew What? Summer Class Schedule

Below are some of our classes you can take this summer. For our complete schedule Click Here.

Don’t forget, you can now pay for your class online!

Wrapped Bowls
Instructor:
Linda Davis
When: Saturday June 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30.00

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Jungle Fever
Instructor:
Christine Kryjeski
When: Monday June 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30.00

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Rose Corsage
Instructor:
Diana Brock
When: Friday July 9, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $30.00

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Wrapped Bowls

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11
May

Instructor: Linda Davis
When: Saturday June 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30.00

No— not a wrap to eat, but one to have fun making.  Create a bowl, purse, basket, or a hot pad.  The first step is to learn how!  Fabric strips are wrapped around a cord then sewn together to create different shapes.  Use the wrapping and coiling technique to create any of the above mentioned projects.  All supplies, including the book
It’s a Wrap by Susan Breier, are available at Sew What?

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Jungle Fever

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11
May

Instructor: Christine Kryjeski
When: Monday June 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30.00

Use 10” squares of whatever fabric you choose to create a fun quilt. Batiks, brights and even scraps work great in this project. You can add a border if you’d like, the decision is all yours! Join us for a fun day of quilting. This is an excellent, forgiving project, great for beginners.

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