Archive for February, 2011

Sew What? News and Notions…

The big one is coming! That’s right, Sew What’s favorite, fun-filled event, “Fat Quarter Tuesday” is being held this year on Tuesday March 8, 2011, from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. The prices of cotton are going up, which means yardage everywhere will be more expensive too.  At “Fat Quarter Tuesday,” on Tuesday March 8, from 9:00 am – 7:00pm, regular fat quarters are $1.50, and Batik fats will be priced to sell at $1.75. With cotton prices on the rise, “Fat Quarter Tuesday” is the perfect time to stock up, because you won’t see these rock bottom prices again!

Winter Class Schedule…

Our winter classes have started and are in full swing. Call the Sew What? at 632-8801 or  reserve your spot in class online. Our full class list can be found here:   http://sewwhatquiltshop.com/?cat=37

We are offering a few new classes and teachers who are excited to share their quilting skills with you. We’re thrilled with our new line-up and hope you are too.

34 State Medallion
Teacher: Linda Davis
When: Saturday February 19th
Time: Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Can this difficult looking quilt really be so easy? Yep! It sure can! There are flying geese, bias squares and borders AND the pieces are NOT real small either. As you work on the various parts for the quilt you will []

Celtic Design
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Monday February 21st
Time: 10:00  AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $30.00
Knots the easy way! Join us as we make this little wall hanging or table runner for your spring time décor!  Cut once and get 2 squares. This was started with a pattern from the magazine Irish Quilting and we have elaborated making []

Fireworks (Beginner Paper Piecing)
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Friday February 25th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Many of you have been asking for a paper piecing class, and this dynamic quilt is a great one on which to learn paper piecing. The angles look complicated, but using a paper foundation is the key to success! Paper piecing []

Barb Heine is new to the Sew What? teaching staff. Barb has extensive experience teaching adults through her previous job at Erie 1 BOCES.  She has made numerous quilts, many of which she designed.  A school librarian, her quilts are usually cheerful, oftentimes designed for children, and frequently have an educational twist to them.  In her classes, she will share some of her time-saving techniques and give a fresh look to quilt construction in a fun, non-threatening manner.

Easy I Spy
Teacher:  Barb Heine
When:   Saturday February 26th
Time: 10:00  AM  – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $30.00
This easy-to-piece 48X54 quilt is designed by the instructor and incorporates 30 pairs of fun blocks to match and look for interesting features while cuddling up with your favorite little person!  The striped pieced border provides more matching possibilities.  Start saving your []

Magic Melons
Teacher: Joanne Witjes
When: Saturday March 12th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
This dimensional quilt is different and so much fun to make. When we offered this popular class last semester, everyone’s fabric choices looked great. Plaids, primitives, brights, pastels and florals all were successful choices. Try this fun ‘quilt as you go’ method, use []

As with most of our classes, sewing machines are required, unless otherwise noted. Please make sure your machine is in good working order with all plugs, cords, feet, and needles necessary. Coming to class with pre-wound bobbins is always a good idea.  A few of our classes have a need list and there may be a bit of “pre-sewing” before class begins.  Registration can be done one several ways: by phone – 632-8801; email (see the contact link in the sidebar of this page; snail mail – 6816 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221; or you can stop by in person, we’d love to see you and you can see the models on display.

Our full class list can be found here:  http://sewwhatquiltshop.com/?cat=37

Quilter of the Month…

Barb Heine is February’s Quilter of the Month. Barb, a school librarian and former Erie 1 BOCES has been quilting for year and has made numerous quilts. This sparked an interest in creating her own quilts, many of which are specifically designed for children. Barb’s quilts are typically cheerful, often with an educational theme to them. She is teaching Easy I Spy which she designed and Freestyle Flowers for the first time at Sew What? this winter. Welcome Barb!
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…

Here is an idea for your extra bindings that never seem to have a home. Bessie from Michigan reports on Block Central http://www.blockcentral.com/tips-binding.shtml , that she uses paper towel tubes to store them. By keeping them rolled over the paper towel tube, it’ll keep the bindings “nice and flat” so there is no need to re-iron.

Girls Night Out…

February Girl’s Night Out will be on Friday, February 25th. We’ll start around 6:00 pm and go until 9:30 pm. The 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 February.

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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.