Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just in Case you Missed the Newsletter...

Resolve to be Creative
        in 2012
Happy New Year!  We are so excited to kick off 2012 with fresh new ideas, new classes, new fabric and other fabulous goodies and we look forward to sharing it with you!  The past year had it's excitement, especially in the move to the bigger shop and the addition of so many wonderful staff members to StitchCraft.  With them come new ideas and CLASSES!

Here is a sampling of what is new for classes, clubs and events - and more will be added of course!  Details are on our website and you can sign up in person or over the phone.  Questions?  Please ask - you know we love to chat with you!!

Four Patch Posy
Miki came to us with a binder full of photos of gorgeous quilts she created and a list of classes that she enjoyed teaching.  It was hard to choose, but we decided to begin with the Four Patch Posy.  It is really fun to cut the fabric and manipulate the layout to create the patterns.

(Okay, the photo is not great, but the quilt is!!)
Classes are Wednesday, January 25 and February 1 from 10-1.  $55

Quilt as You Go
Another terrific class with Miki.  You will create a table topper (or wall hanging) using a unique quilt-as-you-go method.  No wrestling with your quilts at the machine - and when you are done - you are done!
Tuesdays February 28 and March 6  10-1  $55.00

Paper Piecing 
Have you always wanted to know how to get those perfect points or piece those tiny pieces?  Paper piecing! Learn the technique and open up your quilting to a whole new world.
Tuesday, January 24 from 2-4 $25
Another quickie with Tammie!

Blocks of the Month Reserve your Block of the Month kit to create the stunning Ripples and Reflections quilt.  Created with Hoffman batiks and hand dyes in sumptuous jewel tones.

$25 start fee.  $24.95 month for pattern and fabric kit.
Meeting/kit pickup will be last Saturday of the month beginning in January . (Kits may be picked up after that day or shipped for the cost of mailing).  This is a 12 month quilt.

Applique Block of the Month
Join superstar applique quilter Dottie Levine each month to create a stunning applique quilt in delicious colors with a bit of a Southwestern twist.  Fiesta de la Talavera can be done in any of your favorite applique methods.  Dottie will teach her needle turn methods, tips and tricks.  Fusible applique with machine quilting is a good method for this pattern, too, as the pieces are not too small.  Johanna will be happy to demo how to use fusible webbing and machine applique stitches.

Block of the Month class and kit pickup will begin in March on the first Thursday of the Month (March 1) and will run through the end of the calendar year.
Bright batiks on your choice of a light or dark background.  Cost TBD
Second Saturday?  $10 Quilt?
Whatever you called it - we are going to do it!  What are we talking about?  Let us explain...

Meet once a month at the shop for a block of the month (beginning in March, it will be the second Saturday).  Pay $10 and receive the fabric and pattern for your first quilt block.  Finish that block and bring it in the following month on the 2nd Saturday and get the pattern and fabric for the next block FREE!  As long as you bring the previous months' block completed at the meeting, your next block is FREE.  Bring every block in each month for the whole year and your quilt top can cost you only $10.  (I know, it's awesome.  We didn't invent it.)  Miss a month and you can get that block for $10.  Still a great deal and a lot of fun.

We didn't mention the best part.

Raine is going to be running this BOM program!  Some of you know her former shop and from the Gold Goast Quilt Guild.  Her creative mind and energy make for a fun little gathering each month.  Not to mention that she is an extremely talented quilter!
We haven't officially picked our pattern but it will be a nice sample style.  Let us know if you are interested!

Other Happenings on the Horizon
We will host a Baby Lock Open House to introduce you to all of the wonderful features and creative directions you can take with Baby Lock 's sewing, quilting and embroidery machines and sergers.  Baby Lock national educators will join us for classes and demos.

Raine will be adding classes to our schedule - wait until you see the samples she just completed in the shop - WOW!

Do you machine embroider?  Would you be interested in a machine embroidery club?

We get wonderful suggestions and ideas from our wonderful customers.  If you have any ideas for classes that you would like to take please let us know.  While we can't guarantee that we can add them to our calendar, we appreciate your input and enthusiasm.
Remember that we post our class information on the calendar page of our website.Please visit us and read our blog while you are at it!

1 comment:

  1. I'm interested in the $10 quilt. Sounds like fun!