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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sick of Winter? We have the cure!

Hey Everyone,
Still waiting for Spring!

We have many, many new classes coming up! You should have received an email by now directing you to our website for the detailed class list. Coming SOON . . . . . . . .

Learn to Knit - and MORE!
This 8-week class begins Saturday (Feb 12) at 10:00. For those who have never touched knitting needles before AND those who want more - you will learn the basics: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off PLUS garter stitch, stockinette stitch, cables, lace, 3 other motifs and how to read instructions. Class fee is $50. Supplies needed: 3 skeins worsted weight yarn (medium, #4), stitch/row markers, yarn needle, cable needle. Optional: stitch/row counter. Needles available from the instructor for $11.00.

Mystery Night
We still have some seats left for Saturday night's mystery. We will be "visiting" Alaska! This month's selection is an easier quilt, selected for those who have either never done a mystery, are not yet real confident in their quilt making, or who just want a relaxing, quick but lovely quilt. Contact the shop right away to sign up for this class, especially if you want to purchase a kit. There is a small fee for cutting your cut if you don't want to take class time to cut.

Welcome Wagon Door Hanger by Kim Diehl

Date for this class: Saturday February 12th – 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Becky Morey
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost $10
Make Yoyo’s to decorate this is a cute little project.


Date(s): Sundays, February 13th & 27th – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OR Tuesdays, March 15th & 29th –
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Patty Estadt
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $20
If you want to learn how to create machine appliqué projects, this is the class for you! In the first class you will learn to use fusible web to create the appliqué blocks. The second class will focus on machine stitching the appliqué edges to create the blocks.


Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Instructor: Naomi O’Harra
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Cost: $45.00
Create unique dimensional looks with this classic technique, using Teri Tope’s “Applique in Reverse” book.
Naomi will show you how to create a beautiful coneflower wall hanging, providing the foundation for you to go on to more advanced projects like table runners, pillows, tote bags and quilts. Teri’s and Naomi’s flair for bold color and dramatic fabrics will encourage the artist in you.

Fun & Done!
Learn how to quilt and bind as you go with the Easy Diamond pattern and create a finished quilt. Fun & Done designs are fast, easy, and done entirely by machine. You can purchase your template and pattern at the first class.  Date(s) Sunday, February 20, 2011 and Sunday March 6th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: KyleAnn Williams
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost $20

Rather stay home and sew? The check out these new books!

Scraps & Shirttails II
Continuing the Art of Quilting Green
by Bonnie K. Hunter

In Scraps & Shirttails, Bonnie Hunter showed us the relationship between quilting green and quilting thrifty. Now she’s back for a second round of quilting green in Scraps & Shirttails II.

Quiltmakers have always known how to reuse, re-purpose and recycle their stashes to make warm and functional quilts. Today, those concepts take on a whole new meaning for quilters who find it important to help make our world a little greener.

This long-awaited sequel continues the art of quilting green with 13 new projects that help you reuse, re-purpose and recycle your scraps into beautiful quilts.

Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear
by Tara Lynn Darr

Scraps - we all have those bits and pieces left over from other quilting projects. Put them to use in these little patchwork quilts reminiscent of bygone days. You don’t need a lot of fabric to create these tiny treasures.

Using her overflowing scrap bag, quilt designer Tara Lynn Darr has created 20 classic projects inspired by patterns of the past. From simple one-patch and nine-patch blocks to dazzling stars and pieced basket blocks, she shows you how to make the most of your leftovers.

All the projects can be made with 5” charm squares or smaller. Tara also shares her time-tested tips for working on small quilts. With these projects and a little imagination, you’ll whittle down that stash of scraps in no time!

Create your own primitive book full of days
by Maggie Bonanomi

Maggie Bonanomi designed a Book of Days that can be used as a calendar, scrapbook, journal – now you can make one too. Maggie’s version is filled with photos of her favorite seasonal surroundings, quotes, and hand-drawn art. She shares how she made her book and ways you can tailor yours to fit your whims – to make a book for yourself or as the perfect gift: a book of days to remember and treasure. Inside you’ll find instructions for putting a book together and lots of inspiration for filling the pages.

A Sampler Quilt Celebrating 150 Years on the Prairie
by Linda Frost

Just in time for the 2011 Kansas Sesquicentennial, quilt artist Linda Frost presents a 14-block sampler that celebrates the wonders and quirks of her native Kansas. The blocks represent familiar themes for any fan of the prairie – wind, wheat, tornadoes, road signs that make you feel like you’re on the road to nowhere... Linda’s designs convey a sense of the pioneer spirit along with the good natured humor that is part of life in the Midwest.

Beautiful Applique Using No-Fail Techniques
by Hallye Bone

Hallye Bone has planted a garden in fabric on her vibrant quilt, Flower Dance. With her 10 steps to No-fail Appliqué and 30 flower patterns, you can do all of them or just pick a few. Embroidery enhances this appliqué.

By following Hallye’s steps you’ll learn how to master leaf points, put personality into each flower, embellish with embroidery, perfect circular appliqué shapes, make speedy stems, and use the blind-hem appliqué stitch.

Additional projects include charming aprons, pillowcases, a table runner, a shopping tote, and a redwork throw. Hallye teaches and lectures about quilts, and repairs and appraises quilted heirlooms.


Have a great week and weekend!

Mary, Kyle and the Gang!

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