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Fall Memories
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski
When:  Monday September 27th
Time:    Time: 10:00  AM  – 3:00 PM
Cost:     $30.00

This beautiful raw edge appliqué project can be completed as a wall hanging or table runner. Using fusible web, it gets quilted while you are stitching down the edges of the appliqué pieces. With Christine’s help, you’ll create an autumn masterpiece. Then use different patterns and this method to create projects for each season!

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Beginners Quilting by Hand
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Tuesday’s Sept. 28th thru November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $50.00

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!

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Storm at Sea
Teacher: Linda Davis
When:  Monday October 11
Time:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $30.00

When looking at a Storm at Sea quilt, most people marvel at the curves that SEEM to be in the quilt.  It is really made of all straight sided pieces!  The careful placement of fabric by value and combination of triangles create a perfect illusion of curves.  You can choose a scrappy pallet or select just a few fabrics for your Storm at Sea.  For ease of cutting, there will be templates available for purchase.  This project is more successful when students have some piecing experience.

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Pineapple Log Cabin
Teacher:  Christine Kryjeski                                    
When: Wednesday November 3rd     
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM       
Cost: $ 30.00

Beginners take note! We have a great class for you to learn paper piecing. This is an easy twist on the traditional log cabin and a great way to use any scraps you may have lying around you sewing room. Or you can start fresh with a planned color scheme. The straight lines make learning paper piecing a breeze.

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Basic Machine Piecing
Teacher: Ann Shaw
When: Tuesdays November 9th thru December 14th
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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This year’s 7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop was the biggest ever with over 500 quilters hopping. That means there were 24,000 2 ½’ jelly roll strips ready when you each walked through our shop door and collectively we gave away over 1500 yards of fabric!! We were thrilled A Whole Nine Yards, Chestnut Bay Quilting, and Heartland Quilt Shop joined the shop hop for the first time this year, which added extra flavor to the event. We hope you all had as much fun as we did and can’t wait for next year’s event.
As you can see from the list below, the winners were from many different towns. We had lots and lots of excellent prizes; so many that each of you had a one in fourteen chance of winning. We hope that you or one of your friends got a call!

Patricia Cuzzacrea from Lockport is the Grand Prize winner of the Janome sewing machine.

The $50 gift certificate winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center – Sandra Ellis, Blasdell; Carriage Quilt Shop – Pat Sitek, Kenmore; The Whole 9 Yards – Vickie Williams, Kent; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company – Nancy Dutka, Depew; Sew What? – Edie Fedele, Spencerport; Heartland Quilt Shop – Betsy Speer, Hilton; Betty’s Quilting Etc – Lillian Lunetta, Lockport; Aurora Sewing Center – Judy Depferd, Brockport; Aurora Sewing Center ( W’ville) – Dolly Schmitt, Darien Center; Ivy Thimble- Karen Jordon, Barker; Country Treasures – Beth Hatch, Henrietta; Chestnut Bay Quilting – Marion Nappo, Varysburg.

The Gift Basket winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center- Nancy Flynn, Bliss; Carriage Quilt Shop- MaryEllen Cowell, North Tonawanda; The Whole 9 Yards – Carolyn Squires, Albion; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company – Bev O’Connor, North Tonawanda; Sew What?- Nola Goss, Wyoming, NY; Heartland Quilt Shop – Betty Carmen, Spencerport; Betty’s Quilting Etc – Kathy Bruno, Cheektowaga; Aurora Sewing Center -Chris Frawley, Hamburg; Aurora  Sewing Center (W’ville)- JoAnn Marshall, Williamsville; Ivy Thimble- Jeanna Reed, Arcade; Country Treasures – Kathy Pirro, East Aurora; Chestnut Bay Quilting – Lois Marvin, Spencerport.

Gift bag winners from each store are:

Marie’s Sewing Center –Jan Caito, Depew; Carriage Quilt Shop – Dana Brush, Hilton; The Whole 9 Yards – Terry Bloom, Amherst; Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company- Pamela Vrana, West Seneca; Sew What? – Kathy Patterson, Hilton; Heartland Quilt Shop- Pam Eley, Silver Spring; Betty’s Quilting Etc. – Kate Verrland, Brockport; Aurora Sewing Center – Celeste Lewis, East Amherst; Aurora Sewing Center (W’ville)  – Linda Blades, Sodus; Ivy Thimble – Pat Freeman, Lancaster; Country Treasures- Karen Tomasik, East Aurora; Chestnut Bay Quilting -Gale Hirbar,  Canandaigua.

Summer Class Schedule

Our summer classes are in full swing and we are having a ball.

Classes with spots still open include:

Mary Margaret Symanski is teaching the Computer/Tote bag on two Saturday’s in August 21st   and 28th from 10:00am – 3:00pm  For  more advanced quilters

MerriJann Miller is teaching a new and different class and technique – what to do with all those selvage edges!! Come learn a unique way to use up your selvages in our Selvage Quilt class from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday July 24th.

A unique “unstoppable” Rose Corsage that looks beautiful coming right out of a suitcase! Come and sign up for this with Diana Brock on from 10:00am – 1:00pm Friday July 9th.

Project Linus

Project Linus provides quilts, flannel blankets, Afghans, crocheted or knitted blankets to children whom are suffering from a serious illness, family or personal tragedy,  and or homelessness. You can help by making a quilt or blanket, donating 100% cotton fabrics in bright colors, donate yarn or low loft batting, donating a gift card to your favorite quilt shop or yarn store and so much more. For more information on Project Linus of Erie & Niagara County New York you can contact Christine Lewandowski at 716-627-3883, or email her at Buffalo.NY@projectlinus.org or go to their website at www.projectlinus.org.

 

Girls Night Out!

Friday July 30th

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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Upcoming Events

Impact Artist Gallery
Tri Main Building – Suite 545
2475 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Wednesday’s – Friday’s 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday’s – 1 pm to 4 pm
July 14 – August 14, 2010

Impact Artist Gallery will be displaying and selling works of 30 fiber artists from Western New York.  Cheryl Kagen, one of our very own quilters, will be participating in this show. Stop in and support Cheryl.

QBL 2010 – Quilting by the Lake
July 18 – 30, 2010
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
www.quiltingbythelake.com

Burchfield Penney Art Center
St. Philip’s Quilters Community Gallery Exhibition
Colorful Quilts That Bind Us Together
June 25 – August 29, 2010
Quilting session and Meet and Greet
Saturday July 24, 2010 12:00 – 2:00
www.BurchfieldPenney.org

Sew What? Challenge…

Time to Collect Your Challenge Quilts!

That’s right! Now is the time for us to begin collecting those finished challenge quilts!! In fact, we have already received a few and are excited to start hanging them in August. They will hang through November. We can hardly wait to see what you’ve come up with. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate, 20 fat quarters and the honor of Viewer’s Choice Award; voted on by customers.  There will also be three additional people’s choice winners and they will be awarded 20 fat quarters of their choice.

Quilter’s Tip…

Did you know that spools of thread are wound differently?  Sometimes thread can give you trouble when feeding it through your machine, if so, it may be due to how the spool is wound.  If your thread is wound crosswise, it crosses over itself diagonally.  Other spools are stacked. The difference is this: crosswise thread flows evenly off the top of your spool, while stack thread comes off evenly on the side of the spool.  Happy Quilting.

Come see our line of Candy Land fabric and the adorable wall hanging Christine made from the panels!

     

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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

Click Here For Full Details

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

Click Here For Full Details

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

Click Here For Full Details

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Sew What’s News?

The new 2010 summer class schedule is ready and has some new classes that we’ve never offered before!  We have something for everyone in this schedule, from the non sewer, beginner, and more advanced quilter, so classes should be a blast!  Hurry and sign up now!  For more advanced quilters, we’re offering aProfessional/Computer tote bag with Mary Margaret Symanski.  This versatile bag is one that everyone wants!  Rose Corsage with Diana Brock should be a class anyone can enjoy, even non sewers. It’s a dimensional project, a flower that never wilts!  And a brand new class we’ve added is Selvage Quilts with MerrieJann Miller. This quilt uses only your selvages; a great idea to use them instead of tossing them away! Totally green friendly!

Download the 2010 Summer Class List by clicking here.


Our new panels are outstanding! We have Aunt Lilly’s adorable Paper Doll panel, the Fruit Ladies panel by Mary Stewart and Thimbleberries quilt

Labels.  Any ideas what you can do with these?? Bring them in when you are done; we love to see your finished work.

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Get your feet ready for the 7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop! The Grand Prize is a brand new Janome Sewing machine! There are baskets from each shop as runner up prizes and the door prize is a jelly roll (consisting of four 2 ½” strips) from each shop.  You will have enough to complete a whole quilt!  A whole quilt for free!!  There are so many prizes that you have an excellent chance of winning…last year there was a one in ten chance of receiving a prize.

The hop hours are: Wednesday–Friday, June 9-11 9:00am- 7:00pm. Saturday, June 12   9:00am –5:00pm and Sunday, June 13, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This is the largest shop hop in the area, and we’ve added extra time to complete it.


This year the shop’s included in the hop are:


Aurora Sewing Centers- www.aurorasewingcenter.com
Betty’s  Quilting Etc-www.bettysquiltingetc.com
Carriage Quilt Shop www.carriagequiltshoppe.com
Chestnut Bay Quilting www.chestnutbayquilting.com
Heartland Quilt Shop  www.heartlandquiltshop.com
Ivy Thimble- www.ivythimble.com
Marie’s Sewing Center www.mariessewingcenter.com
Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company www.mtpleasantquiltingcompany.com


Sew What? Challenge

We encourage everyone to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!image009
This challenge is to design a small finished project that reflects how Sew What? has touched your life or your craft over the years. We have the challenge fabrics, two fat quarters, in the Sew What? Challenge Pack for $3.00.  The deadline is August 1st.  The judging will be by viewer’s choice, and the first prize is $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters.  Four other viewer’s choice winners will win 20 fat quarters each, so you have a great chance of winning!  All the staff is very excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what you can come up with!

Sew What’s Quilters Gallery

Faye Thompson is May’s featured Quilter. She started quilting in 1981at the ChinaThimble in West Seneca with her mother.  Ms. Thompson favors traditional type quilts, but enjoys scrappy quilts too.  Faye said it best when asked about fabric choices – “haven’t met a fabric I didn’t love!”
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!

Upcoming Events…

7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop
June 9 – 11, 2010 – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
June 12, 2010 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 13, 2010 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This excellent event has wonderful prizes including a NEW Janome sewing machine. See the details above.

Vermont Quilt Festival
June 25-27, 2010
Champlain Valley Expo
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
Friday/Saturday – June 25-26, 2010 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – June 27, 2010 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
www.Vqf.org

QBL 2010 – Quilting by the Lake
July 18 – 30, 2010
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
www.quiltingbythelake.com


Girls Night Out!

Friday May 28th

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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Title: Stones of Franklin
Location: SewWhat? Quilt Shop
Description: 1 Quilting Class
Date: 02-24 & 03-10, 2010
Start Time: 6:00
End Time: 9:00
Cost: $30.00

stones of franklin Join us, as we make our own contribution to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, with this reproduction pattern. Although it appears complicated, we’ll look at ways to make construction easier using products on the market today. Your choices of color and fabric will make it unique.

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What do you think of when the month of February begins?  Some might think of Valentine’s Day. Others think about the kids being home for a week and how will they keep busy.  Still others think about their long weekend of quilting at Chautauqua.  But here at Sew What?, February holds our favorite day of the year.  We can’t wait til FAT TUESDAY!

Mark your calendars girls, February 24th is FAT TUESDAY!   We be opening early and staying late.   As in the past, we have been cutting and folding fat quarters since the beginning of January.  In addition to regular cottons, this year we are adding batik fat quarters to our sale.  The price for regular cottons will remain at $1.25 this year.  The batiks will be $1.75.  And as always, it’s not Fat Tuesday without a special drawing, refreshments and catching up with your fellow quilters.  We hope to see all of you here.

Don’t forget about classes this month.  We have a cute Bunny Table runner class.  This runner is so cute, you’ll not only want to make one for yourself, but surprise a friend or two for Easter.  “Blueberry Cobbler” is coming up as well.  Just can’t help but think of warm summer months when you think of blueberries!  Make sure you check our website for a full list of classes.

The new fabrics have started coming in.  We have received several gorgeous Orientals, great spring florals and are still waiting for new batiks. Nancy Davis Murty’s new line, called Alpha Buddies, is attracting lots of attention and many other great fabrics are arriving daily. (Ann went little nuts with ordering this year!)

New Fabric Arrivals

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New Book Arrivals

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Fat Quarter Tuesday

February 24, 2009

Special store Hours will be in effect!

Girls Night Out

Friday February 27th, 2009

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Spring Quilt Shows

Twin City Quilt Guild
April 24th – 26th, 2009

Clarence Log Cabin Quilt Guild
May 15th – 17th, 2009

More details in upcoming newsletters

Tip Of The Month

Looking for a surface to cut on?

Try your dryer.  Your rotary mat won’t slide off and it is a great height for most quilters.

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