Shop Hop News…
The Fourth Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop is almost here. Do you have your route mapped out? Are your yardage needs and fabric swatches for your current and future projects ready to go? What is easy about year’s Quilter Quest is that all the shops are geographically convenient and can be easily completed in one day!
To make the hop really enticing this year, the Grand Prize is absolutely terrific. It’s a weekend quilting retreat for four (valued at $900.00) at The Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts. http://www.brickhousequilting.com/ in Lockport! Among the other prizes include a $350 gift certificate from each shop and a $50 gift basket from each shop.
For a really fun day, try to give yourself enough time to look at each shop and see the difference in patterns, books, and of course fabric. You can always bring along your calendar in case you find that quilting class you’ve been looking to take this fall. And most importantly, have a great day!
This year’s Quilter’s Quest Shop’s are:
- Auntie’s Attic 2043 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
- Heartland Quilt Shop 7121 Ridge Rd. Lockport, NY 14094
- Marie’s Sewing Center 6310 Robinson Rd. Lockport, NY 14094
- Pine Grove Quilt Shop 2962 Delaware Ave. Kenmore, NY 14217
- Quiltmaker and Friends 4716 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14305
- Sew What? 6816 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221
- Threads of Time 3125 Sheridan Dr. Amherst, NY 14226
Retreats are a fabulous way to spend time with friends and fellow quilters, and the lucky Grand Prize winner will enjoy one at the Brickhouse Quilting and Gifts. This restored Victorian home near the historic farmland of Royalton, New York is in a beautiful country setting and would be a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Quilt retreats can accomplish many things. You can start a new group project for a meaningful charity or finish a project you already started at your retreat. If group projects aren’t for you, each quilter can bring their own project (s) to work on and quilt away the entire weekend. It’s always amazing to see how much quilting gets done and all the little secrets and tips you pick up from your friends while sitting next to them and sewing. Good luck to all you hoppers!
If you don’t win the grand prize during the Quilter’s Quest, but are interested in a quilt retreat/adventure, you can find one in Geneseo, New York. The Autumn Adventure 2010 Quilting and Machine Embroidery Retreat looks to be a lot of fun. Some of the teachers include; The Midwest YaYa Sisters, Rita Farro & Mary Mulari, HoopSisters Instructor Marilyn Gatz and Janome Educator Maddie Bushman.
This retreat starts Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10, 2010. There is a Trunk Show and Banquet at the Quality Inn 4242 Lakeville Rd, Geneseo, NY on Friday and Saturday nights respectively, and classes will be held at the Genesee Country Christian School 4120 Long Point Rd, Geneseo, NY. For more information contact Debbie Beach at 585-658-2828 ext.133 (The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming) or visit www.lwarc.org. You must pre-register for this event.
Fall Class Schedule
Our fall class schedule is all ready. We have some really exciting things to offer and some old favorites too. You can sign up a few different ways: online at www.sewwhatquiltshop.com; call the shop at 716-632-8801; stop in (and vote on the challenges) or check out our page on Facebook.
Here is a look at some of our classes:
Beginners Quilting by Hand
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Tuesday’s Sept. 28th – November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM OR 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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!
More information and reservations, click here
Teacher: Cheryl Kagen
When: Saturday October 16th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Calling any quilter who has blocks leftover from classes! Or anyone who has started to assemble a quilt and now has partial rows or sets of blocks! Have you ever started a quilt where something went wrong, leaving you with parts of blocks? Do you have bits and pieces of fabric projects clogging your drawers and shelves? Have you participated in an “exchange” but don’t know what to do with the blocks? These are your “orphans”. Learn to make a one-of-a-kind quilt that will take these tidbits and turn them into a fabulous keepsake. ANYTHING from leftover strips sewn together to partially finished quilts up to about 36″ square will work – nothing with batting please.
Double Wedding Ring The Quick Smart Way
Teacher: Linda Fike
When: Wednesday October 6th and 20th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The double wedding ring, with its curved piecing and intricate cutting has proven too frustrating for many quilters but the Quicksmart method can provide both novices and experts with an easier, less aggravating, less exacting method to achieve a beautiful result. The quick smart way uses printed fusible interfacing to eliminate curved piecing. Best of all, to make one of these prized quilts is an attainable goal.
Please note this is a two week course.
Upcoming Events & Shows
Westfield Quilters Guild presents The Fabric of Our Lives Quilt Show 2010
Friday and Saturday- September, 10th and 11th – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday- September, 12th 12:00 noon
Westfield Exempt Firemen’s Hall
75 Bourne Street
United Methodist Church of North Chili presents its Annual Quilt Show
Friday- September 17th, 9:00 am – 6:00pm
Saturday- September 18th, 9:00 am – 5:00pm
2200 Westside Dr. at Buffalo Road
North Chili, NY
Admission $4.00 or $3.00 with food donation
Amherst Museum Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Seminar
Wednesday – Saturday, September 15-18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
Some of the teachers in this year’s quilt seminar include Sue Nickels, Debbie Caffrey, Marilyn Broad, Ann Baer and many more.
On Wednesday September 15 at 7:00pm there will be a lecture given by Sue Nickels that is open to the public. Her topic is Machine Quilting; Tips and Tricks. $8.00 fee/public; no charge/guild members; $4/museum members.
Kenmore Quilter’s Patch presents “If Quilts Could Talk” Quilt Show
Friday and Saturday, October 1 – 2, 10:00am – 5:00pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church
2368 Eggert Rd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Morningstar Quilt Guild
Friday October 1, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday October 2, 10:00am – 3:00om
St. Mattias Episcipal Church
374 Main St (corner of maple)
East Aurora, NY
The 20th Anniversary Challenge Quilts are now hanging in our Quilters Gallery for the month of September. We hope everyone who comes into the shop will stop in the back room and vote, and you can vote as many times as you come into the shop. We are excited to see who the Viewer’s Choice will be and so will they. Their prize will be a $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters of their choice. Four additional prizes of 20 fat quarters will also be awarded. Stop in today and vote.
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