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.
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.
Make Yoyo’s to decorate this is a cute little project.
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
Rather stay home and sew? The check out these new books!
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.
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!
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.