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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!

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