Archive for January, 2011

Basic Machine Piecing
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Tuesday March 29th through May 6th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $50.00

A close follow up to the beginner’s by hand class, this basic class covers the rotary equipment, strip piecing, and time saving techniques. Each week of this 6 week class covers a different essential technique. We cover rotary cutting safety and accuracy, half square triangles, flying geese, paper piecing and much more.
Please note this is a 6 week course!
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Basic Machine Piecing
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Tuesday March 29th through May 6th
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $50.00

A close follow up to the beginner’s by hand class, this basic class covers the rotary equipment, strip piecing, and time saving techniques. Each week of this 6 week class covers a different essential technique. We cover rotary cutting safety and accuracy, half square triangles, flying geese, paper piecing and much more.
Please note this is a 6 week course!
Reserve your seat in this class now:

Spring Flowers
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Wednesday April 6th
Time:  6:30 PM –  9:00 PM    
Cost: $30.00

A close follow up to the beginner’s by hand class, this basic class covers the rotary equipment, strip piecing, and time saving techniques.  Each week of this 6 week class covers a different essential technique.  We cover rotary cutting safety and accuracy, half square triangles, flying geese, paper piecing and much more.

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Blooming 9 patch
Teacher: Mary Militello
When: Saturday April 9th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

This quilt gives the impression of a color wash with the simplest of piecing…nothing but 9 patches and squares. The book shows it in wild florals. My model is done in black and whites, but I’ve seen it done effectively in pastels and primaries as well

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Orphan Block
Teacher: Cheryl Kagen
When: Saturday April 16th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

We had so much fun last semester swapping blocks and playing with our abandoned projects we just HAD to do it again. An ‘orphan block’ is any leftover pieces you may have from quilts you’ve made, or pieces-parts of abandoned projects. They can be partially made or complete tops. The can be partial strip sets, or leftover half square triangles. Bring all your bits, leftovers, and partials to trade and swap. Walk down memory lane with us and create a one of a kind work of art that is lots of fun to make

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Patriotic Table runner
Teacher: Ruth Schmatz
When: Saturday May 7th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

This simple holiday table runner is a great project for beginners. The sample is done in patriotic colors but this project would look great in any other color combination. Easy to do and simple to finish!

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Our biggest event of the year – “Fat Quarter Tuesday” – is just around the corner. Tuesday March 8, 2011, from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm is the day we’ll have thousands of Fat Quarters priced just right at $1.50, and  $1.75 for Batiks. Put the date on your calendar now, get your bags ready to load up with Fat Quarters, and start preparing your feet for “Fat Quarter Tuesday”!!

We are starting the year off with a big 25% Christmas fabric sale! That’s right; every Christmas fabric in the shop will be 25% off. Stock up now for your next holiday projects.

Winter Class Schedule…

Our Winter/Spring Classes start February 1st and the schedule will be ready for you shortly. But we can give you a peek at what we have in store for the long winter months:

Beginners’ quilting by hand, taught by Ann Shaw, will begin on January 25 and continue through March 1, 2011. This is a class everyone needs to take and is a six week class.

Christine Kryjeski will be teaching at least two classes:

Spring Flowers:                       Old Fashioned Hospitality:

          

Linda Dacis is showing us how to make 34 State Medallion.

Joanne Wijtes is back by popular demand and teaching Magic Melons:

Fabrics…

We have a HUGE collection of panels that make quick, fun quilts for almost every person in your life, really! From beautiful barn and field panels, panels for a wine bag, or even that quilt for your “Mr. Fix-it” – you name it, we (almost) have it.

    

Quilter of the Month…

Dorothy Glosser will be displaying her quilts this month. Dorothy started quilting in February 2002 when she signed up for a quilt class and made the wall hanging;  Lacy 8 Point Star. She then went on to find a pattern in the library to make a full size quilt which was made of many origami flowers. Dorothy wasn’t sure about how to finish a quilt, so she did a bit of ad-libbing with this one. She now is very happy to learn any technique she can. In 2004 Dorothy was commissioned to make a quilt by a friend from Missouri. The theme of the quilt was to be Native American and there needed to be an eagle in the middle of it. She kept a journal of her progress and sent it along with the quilt. Dorothy is a strong believer that every quilt “is a journey” and her journey has brought her to create her own patterns and teach a class or two.

When you display your quilts in our gallery, it gives our customers, the quilting community, your friends and family, an opportunity to view your talents and to see the vast array of quilting styles, colors and techniques by all the various local quilters. 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 your quilts are displayed, 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.

Quilter’s Tip of the Month…

One way to store pins and needles is to keep them in a plain bar of soap. The soap will help prevent the tools from rusting, as well as coating them with a layer of soap. This thin layer of soap will make your needles and pins easier to go through quite a few layers of fabric.

Girls Night Out…

January Girls Night Out is a bit special this month due to the holidays. There will be two in January – Friday January 7th and Friday January 28th 2011!! We start at 6:00 pm and go until about 9:30 pm, cost is $8.00.
Don’t forget to bring your UFO’s, orphans and any other quilting projects you are working on and we’ll have a great night out! We usually order take-out, but you certainly can bring your own dinner. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you in January.

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And as always, if you need help with a project, have questions or problems with a quilt or just want to show off your quilt, please stop by and see us at Sew What? We are always happy to see our customers and the projects they create.