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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!