Quilt Expo is over! Thanks to all of you who stopped by the booth, to buy or just say "Hi!" It was great
seeing you there. I hope you found some great ideas and new products. If there is anything you think we
should carry in the store, please let us know. I saw a clothesline wrapping demo at one booth. I
purchased a starter kit and went home and made a bowl-bed for my new kitty. The technique, which
has been around for some time, was great fun, and the kitty loved her bowl the minute I put it out for
her. I will be making more items, as we have a few patterns in the store. I can certainly get my supplies
through our distributors. If there is anything you found and now need to get additional supplies, please
try us first. Orders usually go in on Friday and I have the items by Wednesday or Thursday of the
following week. And, you don't have to pay shipping!
We made several new quilts and table toppers for our Expo booth. We didn't quite sell out of them so
they are now at the store. The quilts are hung in our gallery. There are some stunning quilts and great
table runners all kitted and ready to make. Stop in!
Christmas is coming up on us fast, so get your Christmas fabrics and patterns now so you have time to
finish by the holiday. We have several great panels for those really quick quilts and hangings. Just the
thing for a hostess gift. Add a border or two, add some lights (we have these, too!), and you have a great
gift. Make one for yourself, too! That new panel book, mentioned a few newsletters ago, is still available
and is very helpful in deciding what to do with a panel.
FALL TABLE TOPPERS For anyone that was interested in helping to provide fall colors table toppers for
the Women's Fund fundraiser, please finish them and drop them off at the store. The deadline is coming
We have had requests for several classes that I have now scheduled. Please call to reserve a spot. Stop
in and pay for the class and get a 15% discount on any fabrics, patterns, notions, or supplies you need
for that class.
FABRIC PAINTING AND STITCHING. Saturday, October 3. 10-3.$35.00 plus pattern and supplies.
LOCKER HOOKING FOR RUGS. Monday, October 19, 10-1. $25.00, Kit required.
BAG CLASS, FEATURING THE TUSCANY TOTE. October date to be decided. 10-4. $35.00. Pattern and
fabric required, sewing machine and kit, required. Make the Tuscany Tote or any similar tote bag. We
have a list of similar bags at the store.
CREATE A VEST with Pam Moller. Saturdays, November 7 and 14. 10-3, $35.00. Fabric and sewing
machine and kit required.
BEGINNING KNITTING. Monday, November 9. 10-12. $15.00. Needles size 8 and 1 skein wool worsted
weight yarn required. Project: A simple scarf for winter.
SPINNING YARN. We have had several requests for people to learn the spin on a spinning wheel. Please
let us know if you are interested. Lessons would be provided for a nominal fee and then perhaps we
would spin as a club each week or twice a month. Working spinning wheel required and supplies.
EQ7-QUILT DESIGN SOFTWARE. Monday, November 23. 10-12. $15.00. Whether you have EQ7 or want
to see before you buy, this class will get you started or help make up your mind if you want to buy EQ7.
No computer necessary for the class.
LOG CABIN QUILTS. We are thinking of adding a log cabin quilt class. Anyone interested? Let us know!
Class Requirements (the "fine print"): All classes require payment to secure your space. Please sign up at least a week ahead of time so supplies and patterns can be ordered and on hand for the class. Some classes require preparation before class. Sewing machine and kit means that you have a working sewing machine with power cord, foot pedal, bobbins, thread, scissors, pins, tape measure, seam ripper, extra needles and knowledge of how to use them. Any class that doesn't draw the minimum 4 students may be cancelled. If you pay for the class and the class is cancelled, you will receive your fees back. If you pay f or the class and don't show up, you will lose your fee (instructors need to be paid!). If you sign up for a class without paying and don't show up, you will have to pre-pay any other classes you want to take.
HAND STITCHING, TUESDAYS AT 1. ANY hand stitching is welcome, from hand-stitched appliqué to
knitting is welcome. Sit and sew with a bunch of great people.
CRAFTERS, WEDNESDAYS AT 10. Crafts such as card making, quilting, knitting, beading, ANY portable
craft activity is welcome. No instruction, but lots of inspiration from these gals.
KNITTERS, THURSDAYS AT 1. All levels of knitting welcome. No instruction, just sit and knit.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY, SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 1. Each month we have an assignment to
work on, mostly techniques. We like to see projects that worked and projects that didn't. This club is a
learning experience. In October we will be looking at Embroidery programs. If you have one on a laptop
we'd like to see its features. I'll be bringing in a monitor and EQ Stitch.
FREE-SEWING, EVERY FRIDAY. Now that summer activities are coming to a close, come on Fridays to sew
in an area with large tables and lots of room to work on a project. No instruction, but if you need a little
help, just ask!
ANY TIME you may need to pin baste a quilt or use a big table, please call ahead and reserve the space
for your project.
If you have a group (such as for a retreat) that would like to come in and use the classroom, be it for a
day, or a weekend, please talk to Sally about the fee schedule.