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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Join Us on Thursday, October 6th!

Just a reminder that our last Sit 'n Stitch with Deb will be this Thursday, October 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  We hope you'll come in and join us, or at least stop by and say "hi"!  Bring a redwork or another hand embroidery project to work on, anything you like for Show 'n Tell, and enjoying the fellowship. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time To Close The Shop

A couple of weeks ago the partners of Always In Stitches met to discuss the future of Always In Stitches. We all love the shop very much and enjoy being in the shop and working. We talked about how many new quilters have come into the shop and gotten hooked on quilting. We talked about the great relationships we have formed over the past six years and what we have accomplished, and how proud we are of those accomplishments. We talked about our industry and the cost of cotton and fabric and our customers' buying habits. We talked about the state of the economy and the volume of  fabric some of our customers have.

We then started talking about how tired we are, how some of us have some medical issues that need to be addressed, and how we have some traveling and family visits we would like to enjoy. We talked about how we want to spend time with our families on the weekends and in the evenings. We even reflected on our good friends that are our age with ill husbands and how short life is. This is when we decided that it is time to take a break. It is time to slow down a little bit and enjoy life while we have the opportunity. Unfortunately, in order to do these things we realized that the time has come to close the shop.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to meet so many great quilters and make so many new friends.  We are so proud of the number of quilters that have emerged from our shop. We appreciate the patience you've shown over the last few months while we tried to transition into a partnership. We apologize if we offended any of you for that was never our intention.

We know that we will continue to see some of you as we will now have some time to sit and quilt and we look forward to those times.

Beginning Saturday, September 10, 2011 everything in the store is 25% off. We need to sell all of the fixtures and furniture, including tables and chairs. Any samples that are not owned by our staff or customers will be sold. Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to mark down our merchandise while it lasts, but I have a feeling that it will go fast.

If you are participating in one of our block-of-the-month programs, don't worry -- we are cutting all of the blocks so that you can get the rest of them when you come in. We will be here until the end of October and will continue to host the various groups until then. Our last Block Swappers Club swap will be due October 10th, and distributed on the 15th along with suggested layouts for your use.

If you are a member of the book club, fat quarter guild, free motion quilting group, etc. don't worry for we have plenty of time to make arrangements for future meetings.

Over the next couple of weeks we will keep you posted as to what merchandise is still available.

Thanks so much for the last six years!

Mary Clark and the staff at Always In Stitches

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Deb's Sit and stitch - Thursday night September 1. 2011

Wow, September already!
Missed this reminder in yesterday's blog.

Deb will be hosting the sit and stitch tomorrow evening, Thursday from 6 - 8. And on Friday she will be demo-ing the crayon and embroidery technique at the Goodtime Quilter's show in Circleville at 11:00 on Friday! Stop in and say hello!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Demonstrations at the Good Time Quilters Show

Faux Piping (in white)
We have been very busy getting ready for our booth at the Goodtime Quilters QuiIt show. We are focusing on smaller kits for quick gifts and small wall hangings for instant gratification. We will have all kinds of kits, patterns, and other you-know-you-gotta-have items.

During the show there is a constant stream of free demonstrations by guild members and vendors. All of the demos sound interesting, some of the titles include 30 minute table runner, continuous prairie points, template free appliqué, twisted bow tie, no pain quilt basting, charm quilts, quilter's caddy. On Friday Deb will be showing the CrabApple Hill coloring and embroidery technique. On Thursday I am going to demo the quick casserole carrier, and  if you have not seen or made faux piping binding, you will be amazed by how easy it is to do. KyleAnn Williams and Karen Lane will be demonstrating this technique at the upcoming Goodtime Quilters Quilt Show in Circleville this Thursday at 1:00. No registration is needed - just come to the quilt show at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound Street, Circleville, enjoy all the beautiful quilts and other items made by Guild members. most demonstrations will include a handout with step-by-step pictures. Did we mention the guild members have a great sale room. They are getting rid of their old fabric so that they can buy new stuff. Great place to get a lot of good deals.

KyleAnn has been very busy, too, creating a blog for an online quilt-along! Click here for details. The book she is featuring right now (Country Threads Goes to Charm School) is available through the shop for a limited time. We also have charm square packs similar to those featured on her new blog.

Even with all the activity in Circleville, we are open Friday 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 4. We are going to be closed Sunday and Monday  for the holiday! Be sure and stop in and see us!

Have a great week and a great Holiday weekend!

Mary and the staff at Always In Stitches

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

See you at the quilt show!

The Goodtime Quilters of Circleville, Ohio are having their annual quilt show on THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (September 1-3).


9-5 THUR.&FRI.
9-4:30 SAT.
$5.00 DONATION

There are a handful of vendors at the show and Always in Stitches will have a booth there with many fun kits, patterns, and other you-know-you-gotta-have items.

Master quilter for 2011, Nellie Wright, will have a special display of her quilts.

There will be nearly 200 beautiful quilts for you to enjoy, including other small items and accessories. For those who arrive early (because it all goes quickly!), there is a sales room where you will find various things for sale, such as fabric pieces, books/patterns, and completed items. Throughout each day there will be various demos, including how to make faux piping binding; painless, pinless quilt basting, and much more.

Their 2011 raffle quilt was entered in the 2011 national Quilting Association Show and received an Honorable Mention ribbon! Raffle tickets are available at the show for $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Several other quilted items will also be raffled.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here is the beautiful raffle quilt!



Labor Day Weekend Hours!

So that everyone can enjoy this holiday, the shop will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5. Play safely!!



This weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28) you can bring in one Joann's coupon for up to 40% off. All restrictions printed on the coupon apply.



We will soon have kits for all the darling Patchabilities wall-hangings. See them at our booth at the Goodtime quilters, Circleville, quilt show!





Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting ready for quilt show!

Hey Everyone,
We are very busy getting new samples and kits ready for the Goodtime Quilters Quilt Show. The show is Labor Day weekend and there are some of the most beautiful quilts on display there. We are focusing on christmas and fall with smaller items that are quick and easy. Here are a just some that we are working on. Visit us at the show to see all of the fast and easy kits.



We have a busy weekend coming up here at the shop. Stop in and say hello!

Mary

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Third Saturday Fun!

Block your calendar now for next weekend's "FREE SEW" weekend!  Bring your own projects to work on, bring a snack to share, and socialize to your heart's content Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Friday, August 19th:  10-5
Saturday, August 20th:  10-4
Sunday, August 21st:  12-4

Additionally, the Free Motion Machine Quilting club will meet Saturday morning beginning at 10:30.

At 1:00 Vicki will share the art of "4-Patch Stacked Posies" for a mere $20 per person!  Call or come by the shop to sign up; patterns will be available and Vicki's provided a sample of one variation that we'll have hanging up.  Curious about what a 4-Patch Stacked Posie is?  Here's a picture of the pattern:

In my opinion, the picture on this pattern does not do the quilt justice.  There are countless variations of quilts you can make using this technique, and Vicki will walk you through several of those.  This is a fun, easy & addicting way to create uniquely beautiful quilts -- hope to see you in class next weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Look at our new quilters - and their lovely quilts!!

We’ve got all kinds of things going on at the shop right now – and we want YOU to be part of the fun!

Tomorrow evening (Thursday, 8/11) is our SEWING CIRCLE club at 6:00 – hope to see you here for that! Bring whatever you want to work on, projects you need help with, ideas to share … this is an “open forum” club and everyone is welcome.

This Saturday (8/13) is our “FINISH IT!” late-night sew-in at the shop – instead of doing a Mystery project, bring project(s) you want to finish. Your cost for “FINISH IT! Night”? Bring a potluck dish to share – that’s it!

Our six-week “Complete Quilting for Beginners” class concluded yesterday, and look at the beautiful quilts some of the students made:

Andrea

Jane




 
Johnna

Heather











Didn’t they all do a wonderful job! Now they’re ready to move on to their next quilt!

And finally, if you’re in the mood to save a bit of cash, we will honor this week’s Hobby Lobby coupon, Thursday, 8/11 through Sunday, 8/14 (and we’re even including a picture of it for you!). The coupon is good for one IN-STOCK item of regular price (sorry – no specially-cut kits, fat quarters or fat eighths for this sale); all other restrictions listed on the coupon apply.




We just got in a new bunch of fun fabrics (some of which have already sold out!), and also a ton of new patterns and books. We’ve been feverishly cutting & packaging new kits, and we’re working on samples to showcase those – come see what we’re working on here at the shop!

KyleAnn - Hope to see everyone Saturday for the Mystery Finish It Night!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy August

Wow, what a great shop hop! It was awesome seeing quilters from all over the United States. We have been busy and we love it! Thanks you for all of the support, and the kind words and notes we have recieved. It is so nice to know that even with all of the other venues (Cincinnati International Show, Columbus NQA, Other area shop hops, etc.) quilters still have time and money to support the local shops. Thanks so much, we really appreciate it!

Thanks to the Thimble Berries Club from Missouri for visiting and having dinner with us. That was really a fuun evening!

Thanks also to the Honey Bees from Medina for visiting with us last Thursday. We love having buses and large groups in the shop!   If you are thinking about a guild or group bus trip call us.   We will help plan your day.

We got in some really cute patterns from Amy Bradley:


And this really cute one for the holidays:



We will be kitting both of these and have samples made soon.

Next Saturday is our Mystery night. We have a new format so that is more affordable and accommodating for the mystery quilter that likes to come every month.  Here is the new breakdown:

 Mystery night with pattern and fabric and dinner $55

Mystery night pattern with dinner $35.00

Mystery night dinner only $10.00

Mystery night space only (no dinner, no pattern etc) $5.00

I am off for the week. Going to the beach, taking a bunch of handwork and books to read.

Kyle will touch base on Wednesday.

Thanks again for the great support!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Classes, and shop hop, and ......

GREAT NEW CLASS!
I am so excited about the Maison Bag class coming up on July 28. Come join me from 11:00 to 4:00 as Patty Estadt teaches us how to make this great purse that is SO easily customized to seasons, holidays, even outfits just by putting a different "skirt" on it. Call the shop, or better yet, come in to register and to get the supply list.

FREE MOTION QUILTING CLUB
On Saturday, July 16, from 10:30 - 12:30, Patty will motivate and empower individual quilters to improve their confidence and technique with free motion quilting on a home sewing machine. Come learn, visit, and share your own ideas.

Bring:
  • paper and pencil for sketching
  • machine with free motion/darning foot attached
  • scissors to snip threads
  • contrasting thread and bobbin to match
  • rotary ruler to draw lines on fabric
  • marking chalk/pencil/marker
  • fabric sandwiches (at least 6) = layer backing fabric, thin batting, and top fabric and safety pin at corners.
Size: minimum 5" charm square size, maximum 12" square (or use 7" Fun & Done batting buddy ruler!)

SHOP HOP PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday the 20th!!!!!!! from 6:00 - 8:00. Come join us for make it-take its, yummy desserts and lots of fellowship and fun! Be one of the first 20 to arrive and receive a surprise gift.

DID YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR?
Thursday, July 14 - Pinwheels for Caroline
Deb will facilitate this 4-session class on this primitive and classic quilt. Learn several ways to piece pinwheels. Work along as a group and finish this quilt in just a few months. Fee: $50

Sewing Circle
Join Becky for the monthly Sewing Circlethat will meet at Always in Stitches the 2nd Thursday of every month. No charge for this club!

Finish it Friday/Sewing Weekend! (July 15, 16, 17)
Come sew for free on Friday until midnight! Leave your stuff overnight, sew all day Saturday (10-4) and come back for more on Sunday afternoon (noon-4). Bring your friends, nacks to share, and make it a mini-retreat!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00-8:00  - Complete Quilting for Beginners (part 3 of 5)

Vintage Trick or Treat, 6:00-8:00 - Vintage Trick or Treat (part 4 of 6)

The second Saturday of each month IS A MYSTERY!
First of all, what is Mystery nite? Well, I am glad you asked! When you sign up for Mystery Nite, you are given the yardage requirements and basic cutting instructions for a quilt - that you have not seen. Sometimes the shop will put together kits from which you can choose, and for a small fee, the shop will cut for you. Then, on Mystery Nite (the 2nd Saturday of each month), you set up your machine, get out your fabric, and receive the first step in making your quilt. The first step? Of what quilt? That's the mystery! As you complete each step, you receive the next step, until you have them all and your quilt is finished.
A large part of the fun is the fellowship with other quilters who may have chosen vastly different colors/prints. It is SO interesting to see how they all look.

However, sometimes a Mystery participant has a last minute baby-blanket that they just HAVE to get done - and the only time they have available to work on it is Mystery Nite. Or they need motivation, even tho the baby shower is on Sunday - the next day. To accommodate this and other sewing/quilting needs, we have come up with the following:

Mystery night with pattern and fabric and dinner $55
Mystery night pattern with dinner $35
Mystery night dinner only $10
Mystery night space only (no dinner, no pattern etc) $5

Now that we have that all straightened out, let's look at August - Mystery Finish It Nite. The only charge for Mystery Finish It Nite is a potluck item. But don't forget to call or come in and register!

Make sense? Questions? Give the shop a call - we will be happy to answer them! Now hurry and make your reservation for the August Mystery Nite!



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

There's still (a little) room on the bus!

Hey Everyone!

Happy July to you.
Time to turn up the air and sew the hot afternoons away.  I am looking forward to some quality sewing time this month.

Shop hop is rapidly approaching!

Have you reserved *your* seat on the bus? Use your gas money to build your stash!The bus is leaving Always in Stitches at 8:00 on the 23rd of this month and will visit all the outlying shops. Cost is $65 (non-refundable, but it can be transferred to another person with notification). You can call the shop or register online at 365QuiltShop.com. Box lunch, beverages and snacks on the bus included and breakfast will be served at the shop. You don't want to miss the bus!!

More information about the Hop . . .

Thursday, July 21 thru Saturday, July 30
Here are easy-to-read details about how to participate:

Purchase a "Passport" for $15 at any participating Quilt Store.

Hop around to all the shops and collect passport stamps, plus a new block pattern from each shop owner. All the shops are open the first three days from 9-6. The City stores are open on Sunday; check your passport for specific hours.

Turn in your passport by 5 pm on Saturday, July 30 to be eligible for July prizes!

July Prize Details:

Grand Prize: Pfaff Sewing Machine and Babylock Sewing Machine---Collect passport stamps at all 10 shops---deposit passport at last shop by 5 pm on July 30. Winners to be announced on Monday, August 8

Other July Prizes: $500 shopping spree to the Quilt Shops, and other prizes---Collect Passport stamps at all 10 shops---deposit passport at last shop by 5 pm on July 30. Winners to be announced on Monday, August 8

Consolation Prizes: Project Kits, Goodie Baskets---Collect passport stamps at 8 shops---deposit passport at last shop by 5 pm on July 30. Winners to be announced on Monday, August 8.


Super Prize Details:


Limo Ride for you and 3 of your friends to the 2012 Quilt Spree July Shop Hop! Passports and one night Hotel Stay is included! Winner to be drawn at the Holiday Fest on Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm!

Here's how to be eligible:

Turn in your Harvest Passport with all 10 stamps by October 31
Your July Passport with 10 stamps is automatically entered! That means if you do BOTH July and Harvest Hops, you have 2 chances!!

Turn in July and October passports with a total of 10 different stamps

In case you can't complete the Shop Hop in July, you can do your own "Harvest" Shop Hop in October. Please read this email for all the details!

If you're planning on riding the bus, please call and sign up now.
Don't wait until the last minute...seats are filling up. It's a great value...for the price of the bus, you get three meals, a comfortable ride, a bag of goodies and a fun day!

Hop on the Bus...save $$$




Here is Bus info...but PLEASE call now...don't wait...it makes planning SOOO much easier for all of us!

Bus A/B: Thursday and Friday, July 21 & 22---departs QuiltTrends @ 9 am each day. Visits all 10 shops (5 per day) in a leisurely manner. Day 1 visits South and East shops. Day 2 visits North and West shops. You will enjoy the lunch break! Stay overnight at the Holiday Inn Worthington at our discounted group rate. Price is $120

Bus C: Friday, July 22---departs QuiltTrends at 8 am and visits 8 shops, excluding the 2 Columbus shops. Price is $65
Bus D: Saturday, July 23---departs from Always in Stitches in Grove City @ 8 am and visits the outlying shops. Columbus shops are open on Sunday to visit on your own. Price is $65

Bus E: Tuesday, July 26---departs from Paw Patch in Mt Vernon @ 8 am and visits the outlying and southern shops. Columbus shops are open on Sunday to visit on your own. Price is $65

All buses include 3 meals, goodies, heavy-duty canvas bag made in the USA, special prize drawing, longer shopping times and a fun time for all. While all buses will not visit all the shops due to time constraints there will be a special incentive to visit missed shops on your own!





Stop in and say Hello!

Kyle, Mary and everyone that is sewing, sewing, sewing (samples, blocks, you name it!) from Always In Stitches 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

.... and now a word from ...

from Gen Henderson . . . FLOOD VICTIMS
I have an unusual request. I'm sure you've heard about the awful flood in Minot, ND. I used to live there and consider it home. They are in need of quilts for the shelters. [I am] requesting that anyone with spare quilts that they would be willing to donate, do so. I'll pick them up and ship at my expense.
If anyone wants to mail directly the address is:
Red Cross
PO box 456
Minot, ND 58701


from Lori Covert . . . ART CLUB
Hi Everyone,
As you all remember, Joan has volunteered to show us how to color fabric with Sharpie (or any type of permanent markers) and rubbing alcohol. The fun happens this Thursday - 6/30 from 6-8 pm.

Joan tells me this can be a bit smelly, so we may want to go outside or upstairs and open the windows....

Everyone needs to bring:
something to protect your clothing, or old shirt
fabric... light colored and/or white
gloves, if you prefer
piece of freezer paper or al. foil (the shop has freezer paper)
sharpie markers, broad tip is great but any will work. Joan will be bringing several colors for all to use, too.
Optional: lace, ribbon, eyedropper

Joan will be bringing to share:
rubbing alcohol, sharpies in assorted colors, and miscellaneous items needed
a drop cloth in case we go outside

See you Thursday!
Lori


NEW KITS

Fit to Frame: Set Nine by Lori Smith includes four adorable little quilts and the kit that is available includes enough fat eighths for all four quilts. The instructions are clear and easy-to-follow, with rotary cutting and machine piecing directions. Also included are suggestions on how to inexpensively frame your finished quilt!





If you purchase the Mini Wedding Ring kit, the pattern is included! You will really enjoying making this little quilt - it uses Thangles.  :-)  (Sorry for the bad picture - you really need to stop in to see this little quilt that Joyce put together - it's darling!)





We now have two great cookbooks! Yes, I said cookbooks. Honest. Just the cover on the one from the midwest makes me want to buy it! Published by Quail Ridge Press, The Cookbook Ladies (Gwen McKee and Barbara Mosley) are on their fifth volume of their regional series. The Midwest book features more than 400 of the most exceptional recipes available from iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. You will even find history and trivia about the region scattered throughout the book.

The Ohio book featuers over 300 recipes from 54 of the state's most popular cookbooks, with descriptions and ordering information for all contributing cookbooks. This book is the latest volume in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that has sold over two million copies!


Stop in and say Hello!





Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TONIGHT: Complete Quilting For Beginners!

Are you ready for a beginner's quilting class?  If so, a new series starts tonight with Patty!  Complete Quilting for Beginners begins TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m.! At the end of the five-class series you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! Class meets Tuesday evenings (June 28, July 5, 19, 26, skipping July 12th, and August 2nd). Call us at 614.539.7845 and reserve your spot today!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Working Hard to Get Ready for Shop Hop!

Hi everyone! This is KyleAnn . . . I am baaaaaccccckkkkkkk! Let's see how much trouble I can get in.

Got two great pics here of pre-shop hop activities. The first is an adorable banner for the shop window announcing our batiks. The other is of Joyce and Pat working very hard producing kits. We have a lot to do before shop hop happens!!!!!














Make sure you stop by to check out our preparations and plan on attending shop hop. We'll be posting more about the preview party, bus plans, etc. We have the forms for our shop hop bus for Saturday, July 23! Seats are "first come, first served" so hurry to reserve yours!



Here is one of the kits we are putting together - Sweet  Liberty by Cottage Creek Quilts
  
Sweet Liberty

   The Little Wallet is adorable, as well as quick! The pattern comes on a Sewing Card and is designed by Valori Wells.


Little Wallet

Happy Birthday


 Happy Birthday by Patch Abilities is darling, sorry the picture is hard to see! You'll just have to come in to appreciate it!









SUMMER 2011 CLASS SCHEDULE


JUNE


Tuesday, June 21st

6-8 pm: Vintage Trick or Treat $25.00
Join Deb and a fun group to hand embroider and piece this colorful & appealing Halloween wall hanging, and have it ready in time for the holiday! This is the 3rd of six monthly sessions, but you still have time to catch up.

Thursday, June 23rd
10:30a-12 noon: Path to The Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00

Join Laura for the morning or evening session (see below) and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 3rd of nine classes and you have plenty of time to catch up.


6-8 pm Path to the Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00
Join Laura for the evening session and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 3rd of nine classes and you have plenty of time to catch up.

6-8 pm Wipe Your Feet (Part 1) $10.00
Join Becky to construct this versatile table topper using your choice of fabrics (the sample was done in Civil War Reproductions, but you can choose your preferred fabrics).


Saturday, June 25th

10:30-12:30 Applique Club FREE!
Do you appliqué? If not, do you want to learn? Come to the appliqué club facilitated by Becky and meet like-minded friends, and learn the latest & greatest appliqué techniques.

Tuesday, June 28th
12-4 pm Start Machine Quilting $15.00

Join Patty as she helps you learn to finish your sampler top using straight machine lines. This is the last class in a series, but you can join in with a small top you've made on your own.

6-8 pm Complete Quilting for Beginners (1 of 5) $50.00

Learn color value, cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting and binding in this five-week course taught by Patty. At the end of the class period you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! This is the 1st class in a series of five that meets on Tuesday evenings (skipping July 12th).

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!

Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Thursday, June 30th
6-8 pm Art Quilt Club FREE!

Join Lori as she facilitates a free-form art quilt club. Let your imagination soar and learn all kinds of new techniques - or share techniques you love - and create beautiful pieces of textile art.

6-8 pm Wipe Your Feet (Part 2)
Join Becky to finish this table topper using your choice of fabrics.

JULY
Tuesday, July 5th
10 am - 4 pm James Stitching Sisters

Want to make new friends and do something nice for someone else? Join the James Stitching Sisters the first Tuesday of every month to complete quilt tops that are donated to patients undergoing chemo at Arthur James Cancer Center in Columbus. All supplies are provided; bring your sewing machine and come have fun!

6-8 pm Complete Quilting for Beginners (2 of 5) $50.00
Learn color value, cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting and binding in this five-week course taught by Patty. At the end of the class period you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! This is the 2nd class in a series of five that meets on Tuesday evenings (skipping July 12th).

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Saturday, July 9th

Noon - 3 pm Pie in the Sky Pillowcase $10.00
Becky will facilitate this class in which you'll piece the border for the "Pie in the Sky" Pillowcase found in the "Simple Graces" book by Kim Diehl.

4 pm - Midnight North American Mystery - Connecticut $55.00

Join KyleAnn as she walks you - step by step - through the Connecticut Mystery this month. If you've never done a mystery quilt, give it a try - you'll love it! If you're familiar with them already, come on in and enjoy this one with us. You'll most likely leave with a complete quilt top, depending on how much socializing you do (which we highly encourage). Plus, we provide a tasty, filling supper for everyone!


Tuesday, July 12th
6-8 pm Fat Quarter Quilt Guild meets here!

Thursday, July 14th

6-8 pm Sewing Circle FREE!
Join Becky for the monthly Sewing Circle that will meet at Always in Stitches the 2nd Thursday of every month. No charge for this club!

Friday, July 15th

FINISH IT! Friday FREE!
Join us the 3rd Friday of every month and come sew for free until midnight. We're making this our monthly "free sew-in" weekend, so you can sew all day Friday, leave your stuff overnight, sew all day Saturday (10-4) and come back for more on Sunday afternoon (noon-4). Bring your friends, snacks to share and make it a mini-retreat!

Saturday, July 16th
10:30-Noon Free Motion Quilt Club FREE!

Patty will be the club "leader" for this monthly FREE CLUB that will help you learn new techniques for free-motion quilting on your machine. This will be a fun, informative group you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, July 19th
6-8 pm Complete Quilting for Beginners (3 of 5)

Learn color value, cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting and binding in this five-week course taught by Patty. At the end of the class period you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! This is the 3rd class in a series of five that meets on Tuesday evenings (skipping July 12th).

6-8 pm Vintage Trick or Treat (4 of 6)
Join Deb and a fun group to hand embroider and piece this colorful & fun Halloween wall hanging, and have it ready in time for the holiday! This is the 4th of six monthly sessions, but you still have time to catch up.

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Thursday, July 21st
10:30a-12 noon: Path to the Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00
Join Laura for the morning or evening session (see below) and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 4th of nine classes and you have plenty of time to catch up.

6-8 pm Path to the Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00
Join Laura for the evening session and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 4th of nine classes and you have plenty of time to catch up.

Saturday, July 23rd
Noon - 3 pm Pie in the Sky Pillowcase $10.00

Becky will facilitate this class in which you'll piece the border for the "Pie in the Sky" Pillowcase found in the "Simple Graces" book by Kim Diehl.

Sunday, July 24th
12:30 - 3:30 pm City Blocks (1 of 2) $25.00

City Blocks is offered as a summer partner class by Vickie and is a great opportunity to introduce younger folks to quilting. A partner team consists of a cutter and a sewer, but you can take the class as an individual as well. This is a fat quarter friendly pattern and several sizes are available. Choose the size you want; one of the smaller sizes might be best for new quilters because of the quicker finishing time.

Tuesday, July 26th
6-8 pm Complete Quilting for Beginners (4 of 5)

Learn color value, cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting and binding in this five-week course taught by Patty. At the end of the class period you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! This is the 4th class in a series of five that meets on Tuesday evenings (skipping July 12th).

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Thursday, July 28th
11am - 4pm The Maison Bag $15

This bag is a great size and can be refreshed year round if you make some extra reversible covers from fat quarters. Patty will teach you an easy way to put in a zipper, or you can choose a magnetic closure. (supply list inside shop sample)

6-8 pm Art Quilt Club FREE!
Join Lori as she facilitates a free-form art quilt club. Let your imagination soar and learn all kinds of new techniques - or share techniques you've learned to love - and create beautiful pieces of textile art.

6-8 pm Welcome Wagon Door Hanger $10.00
Welcome Wagon Door Hanger with Becky, from the book "Simple Graces" by Kim Diehl. Sample is hanging in the shop and kits are available.

Saturday, July 30th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Applique Club FREE!

Do you appliqué? If not, do you want to learn? Come to the appliqué club facilitated by Becky and meet like-minded friends, and learn the latest & greatest appliqué techniques.

Sunday, July 31st
12:30 - 3:30 pm City Blocks (2 of 2)

City Blocks is offered as a summer partner class by Vickie and is a great opportunity to introduce younger folks to quilting. A partner team consists of a cutter and a sewer, but you can take the class as an individual as well. This is the 2nd of two classes that started on Sunday, July 24th.


AUGUST
Tuesday, August 2nd
11 am - 3 pm James Stitching Sisters N/C
Want to make new friends and do something nice for someone else? Join the James Stitching Sisters the first Tuesday of every month to complete quilt tops that are donated to patients undergoing chemo at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. All supplies are provided; bring your sewing machine and come have fun!

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

6-8 pm Complete Quilting for Beginners (5 of 5)
Learn color value, cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting and binding in this five-week course taught by Patty. At the end of the class period you will have a finished quilt and the confidence to go on and create more lovely quilts on your own! This is the last class in a series of five that meets on Tuesday evenings.

Thursday, August 4th

6-8 pm Welcome Wagon Door Hanger $10.00
Welcome Wagon Door Hanger with Becky, from the book "Simple Graces" by Kim Diehl. Sample is hanging in the shop and kits are available.


Tuesday, August 9th
6-8 pm Fat Quarter Quilt Guild meets here!

Thursday, August 11th
6-8 pm Sewing Circle
Join Becky for the monthly Sewing Circle that will meet at Always in Stitches the 2nd Thursday of every month. No charge for this club!

Saturday, August 13th
12-3 pm Cross Town Carry Bag $10.00

Becky will walk you through the construction of this tote bag. Sample is in the shop. If needed, a "finish it" class will be held on Saturday, August 27th.

4-Midnight North American Mystery $55.00
August's mystery will be "advanced", so stay tuned for details! As always, a full supper will be provided. Mystery night is always tons 'o fun here at the shop so come join us!

Tuesday, August 16th
6-8 pm Vintage Trick or Treat (5 of 6)

Join Deb and a fun group to hand embroider and piece this colorful & fun Halloween wall hanging, and have it ready in time for the holiday! This is the 5th of six monthly sessions, but you can catch up.

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Thursday, August 18th
10:30a-12 noon: Path to the Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00

Join Laura for the morning or evening session (see below) and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 5th of nine classes and you have time to catch up.


6-8 pm Path to the Civil War w/Laura $ 8.00
Join Laura for the evening session and construct this traditional sampler quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. This is the 5th of nine classes and you have time to catch up.

Friday, August 19th
FINISH IT! Friday                     FREE!
Join us the 3rd Friday of every month and come sew for free until midnight.

Saturday, August 20th

10:30-noon Free Motion Quilting Club FREE!
Patty will be the club "leader" for this monthly FREE CLUB that will help you learn new techniques for free-motion quilting on your machine. This will be a fun, informative group you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, August 23rd

6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.

Thursday, August 25th
6-8 pm Art Quilt Club FREE!

Join Lori as she facilitates a free-form art quilt club. Let your imagination soar and learn all kinds of new techniques - or share techniques you've learned to love - and create beautiful pieces of textile art.

Saturday, August 27th

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Applique Club FREE!

Do you appliqué? If not, do you want to learn? Come to the appliqué club facilitated by Becky and meet like-minded friends, and learn the latest & greatest appliqué techniques.


Tuesday, August 30th
6-8 pm Knit Nite FREE!
Bring any knit project, ask any question, enjoy time with other knitters. Contact the shop or KyleAnn to reserve your spot, please.









Monday, June 20, 2011

REMINDER: Vintage Trick or Treat This Week!

The Vintage Trick or Treat class
is meeting on
Tuesday, June 21st
6 - 8 p.m.
with the month 2 block - the "Halloween Banner" finish.

In this class, we are hand embroidering this great Crabapple Hill pattern as a block of the month, so that by September, we'll all have a finished quilt top - ready to quilt for October!  You can join in and catch up if you'd like - so you too, can be ready for fall decorating!

Here's the block we're working on now:


And here's what we'll all wind up with at the end!


Come join us!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Loving the weather, getting ready for NQA and Shop Hop... having fun...

Hey everyone,
Well, Wednesday (our day to post to the blog) has quickly passed by this week and I did not get a post to the blog.  We have so much going on at the shop, the time goes so fast. Here is a quick note to keep you up to date.

This week we received Jo Morton's new book:
This is hot off the press and we auto ship (get straight from Jo). This is not available from our regular distributor until the end of June. So let us know if you want us to hold one for you, for I foresee them going fast.

Another Auto ship that we got in during May is from NeedlLove. Expect to see a number of samples out of this book. It is gorgeous. I think we will do a strip of the month out of this book. Have your fall quilt done, just in time for fall.


We met to discuss what we want to accomplish before shop hop. Our goal is to re-do (organize) the hand embroidery area and notion area. We have some plans in the work to do some more sprucing up. I think you will really like the results.  We have a boat load of new fabric, new patterns, fun kits and samples on their way. The time is going to fly.

Stop in and say hello!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Is it Spring, Summer or Fall?,

Hey Everyone!

Sorry we haven't posted in awhile. As we mentioned before Kyle had surgery and has been out and she is our discipline in our blogs and emails. ... When Kyle's away.... (we run around and do other things!.. lol)
Hopefully she will be back in action soon!

Anyway, we have been very busy at the shop. We had a fun and busy weekend for the Quiltspree. Our In house retreat was a hoot and we will definitely do that again.

We have been focusing on our Batik corner. Here is some batiks that we just got in today.
These are pretty!


I love this green!

This is a bad picture!, These are all really bright and petty.

Ok, gotta go!
Stop in and say hello! In addition to our sale this weekend, Wanda helped us decide what to make out coupon... Here you go Wanda!


 
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Are You Ready for some FUN?

The staff at Always in Stitches are hard at work to make this weekend fun for all of you, but before that, remember that tomorrow evening (May 5th) is the monthly "Redwork Sit & Stitch" group at the shop:

Redwork Sit & Stitch Group
Thursday, May 5th, 6 to 8 p.m., no charge.
Join Deb and the group in finishing up the group project "Redwork Barns" or bring a current hand embroidery project to work on.

We will be discussing the next group project, so be sure & join us to help decide what we'll work on next!

Friday, May 6th, is our in-house retreat -- Bring your machine, tools, and whatever project(s) you want to work on, set up in the classroom, and sew to your heart's content.  We'll be open until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, so wear your favorite jammies, settle in, and let's have some FUN.  We'll be giving out prizes for the best jammies, and have breakfast around midnight for fortification.  Whenever you've had enough, go home, sleep, shower, and come back anytime after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  And THEN ...........

 ... SUPER SATURDAY!  May 7th, 10:00 a.m. until midnight. 
In addition to all the Super Saturday fun to kick off QuiltSpree 2011, we're moving our monthly Mystery Night to this Saturday and featuring a Debbie Caffrey mystery:  "Undercover in Houston".  You won't want to miss SUPER SATURDAY!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!... at this rate our May flowers are going to be great

It is hard to believe that April is almost over and May is here. This year is flying by. I am really looking forward to warmer and dryer weather.

Deb started a new hand embroidery group last week. they are focused on getting the Vintage Halloween project from Crab Apple Hill done.


It is cute, but I am not a hugh Halloween fan so I did not join in. But seeing everyone embroidering made me want to get started on a new project.....so........ Jenny one of our notions/fabric/everything rep. shared with me some of the newest patterns... and I found my new embroidery project, or two new embroidery projects.


Both are from Birdbrain designs, the first one is "Quilts In the Garden" and the second one is the "Redwork Stich Sampler"  I think they are both cute, and I am excited about getting them started.

Jenny brought all kinds of new patterns. I have been looking for a new pin cushion pattern and I found a cute one that I think alot of people will like.

It is called "Who Knew".  I have a recent graduate in mind for one of these. Can't wait to get it started too.

So many projects, so little time.

Have a great Weekend and a Happy Easter! Gotta go start stitching!

Mary

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Busy, Time Flying By and Yeah Spring Just Might Be Here!

Hey Everyone!

Where does time go? The days at the shop fly by, and the time off from the shop goes even faster.
Kyle is out sick today so I am posting to the blog.

Last Thursday and Friday we hosted a bus to the International Quilt Festival. It was so much fun and so inspiring. The quilts were absolutely amazing. I took many pictures and will post some here on the blog.
This week I needed to re-create our block for the Central Ohio Shop Hop Quilt. Here is a sneak peak of our block:

Each shop has to do a 12 inch finished block that will be set with the other blocks to create a cool quilt that will be raffled off at the December Round Robin event.

We are excited about the events we have coming up. This year we are having a pajama party  - in house retreat for our quilt spree event.  It will start Friday, May 6 at 10:00 in the AM and last until 2:00 AM Saturday morning and then will resume Saturday at 10:00 AM untill Midnight. We will have make it - take it tables and hourly deals and steals. Pizza Friday night and a yummy dinner Saturday night (menu to be determined). Mystery Quilt, Experimenting with the Wedding Ring pattern to create a table runner, and a purse class will be our projects. $10 fee for Friday night will include Pizza and pop and the Wedding ring clinic and Saturdays $45 fee includes dinner, the mystery quilt pattern and the purse clinic.

The Mystery is Chicago X from Debbie Caffrey. We will announce the purse pattern very soon. There will be a prize for the best jammies.  Expect to hear more very soon!

This week we got charm squares and layer cakes from the Moda line"Just Wing It"


Cute, very cute!

Stop in and say Hello!


Expect a great coupon soon!



Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ready for Spring!

Wow, Yesterday really was a wake up call. It looked like February here in Columbus/Grove City. Reminds us that even though Spring started March 20th we could still get a couple snowy days. I know that in about a month I will be complaining that it is too hot out... I am ready for those days.

We have been running around at the shop with our heads chopped off at the shop.... busy, busy, busy... and we love it. Come see some of our changes and stay tuned for more... We are evolving into the new and improved "Always In Stitches"

This week we got in a bunch of new books... Here are a few from Kansas City Star:
Table Talk, Runners, Toppers and Family Treats

This is from Gudrun Erla, do you know who she is? She is the backbone behind GE Designs... she is the one that designed the Braided runner, we have probably sold 200 of those patterns.

This is by Debbie Roberts, haven't looked at this too close, but it reminds me of a Dear Jane.


Here is our coupon for the weekend!

Surprise, it is a JoAnn's Weekend!
Bring in your JoAnn's coupon or print the one here or print the one on the email and bring it in! 

Stop in and say Hello!
Mary, and everyone from Always In Stitches!