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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

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.

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.

  • 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!)

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.

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 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 $$$

Here is Bus info...but PLEASE call now...don't 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