Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love Wins! A Free Paper Pieced Heart Pattern

Tammie has shared her free paper pieced heart quilt block pattern, Love Wins!, for those looking to make blocks or quilts to help comfort those affected by the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

You may have heard of Quilts For Pulse, a quilt drive organized by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to give quilts to the survivors, families, and first responders. StitchCraft is a collection point for donations of blocks, fabric, batting, cash, etc., for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild., who will then deliver finished quilts to the Orlando guild. Read about SFMQG's participation in the quilt drive here.

You can download the heart template for free by clicking here. Print the pattern at actual size to make 6" finished blocks. This template assumes you know how to paper piece; sorry, no additional instruction is given. We have fat quarter bundles available at StitchCraft if you love the sample shown here!

It is extraordinary to see how the quilting community has pulled together to try to provide peace during this tragedy. Our thoughts and support are with everyone affected.

Spoolin' Around - June 16, 2016 Newsletter

This was the newsletter that was emailed on June 16, 2016. Links and information may not be current by the time you read this!
 Thank you for reading our newsletter! 
Row by Row
Row by Row Experience
The Row by Row Experience kicks off on Tuesday, June 21st! Thousands of shops throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe are participating, and each shop has designed a custom "Home Sweet Home" themed row. Ours is a fun sandcastle we've named Beachfront Property!

We'll have our free patterns available starting Tuesday, as well as kits (while supplies last!) for Beachfront Property. Another fun part of Row by Row is the collectible fabric license plates. We have TWO this year - Spoolin' Around, and Legal Stash!
Legal StashSpoolin Around
You can visit the participating shops and pick up their row patterns for free from 6/21/16 until 9/6/16. There are prizes for people who collect 8+ rows and combine them into a quilt the fastest. Check out the Row by Row website for info & participating shops!

Row by Row rules state that you must come in person to receive a free pattern (or send a friend or loved one!) - we cannot email, mail, or post our pattern online until after November 2016. Here's to another fun summer and reason to visit shops!!
StitchCraft Challenge
We Challenge YOU!

Wow! What a great start to the StitchCraft Challenge!

Don't know what the StitchCraft Challenge is? In a nutshell, we give you fabric and you make something with it! It's nearly that simple but we have all the details here.
We've had quite a few folks sign up, but there is room for more! We're gathering great prizes again this year and will have our famous Celebration Tea on September 17 for all the participants!
Please note, you must stop by to see the Challenge Fabric and sign up; we don't ship the it (although you can mail your finished entry to us if necessary). We hope to see you soon and can't wait to see what creations you come up with!
Simple Whatnots Club 5

The next installment of Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club starts in July! Each month for 6 months participants receive a kit to make a complete small quilt - including the pattern and fabric for the front, back, and binding. This is always a popular club, and this is the last time the club will feature small quilts! (Starting in 2017 each month will feature blocks that get put together at the end to make one large quilt.) Find more information and sign up here!
Simple Whatnots Club 5
What else is going on at StitchCraft?

We've been getting a lot of questions, and YES - we're getting ready to roll out our holiday fabrics and classes in July. Look for more information soon!

We have two new quilt classes this summer-

BQ3 is a beginner friendly quilt and is perfect for highlighting a special fabric with a slightly angled segment for big quilt fun!

Tammie will teach you a "sew" easy Buzz Saw block technique for sewing lots of perfect points without actually sewing any points!
Buzz Saw  
June 16
Glorious Hexagons 10 AM - 12 PM
SatJune 18Diva Wallet 1 PM - 4 PM
TueJune 21Row by Row Begins!
June 23
Diva Wallet 1 PM - 4 PM
SatJune 25BQ3 Quilt (Beginner Friendly) 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
July 4CLOSED - Independence Day Holiday
July 7
Folk Art Floral BOM 10 AM
FridayJuly 8Charity Sewing - Ryan's Case for Smiles 11 AM - 3 PM
SatJuly 9Ten Buck BOM 10 AM or 1 PM
WedJuly 13Buzz Saw Quilt 11 AM - 3 PM
FridayJuly 29UFO Day $5 All Day!
SatJuly 30Textile Pottery 11 AM - 3 PM

Machines serviced and scissors sharpened every Monday.

Grab 3 or more of your friends and let us customize a class just for you! Contact Johanna at (561) 447-4147 if you have an idea to discuss. Minimum 4 participants. We're flexible on times and topics!
Give us a call at (561) 447-4147, come by in person, or visit our website to sign up! Please note, we reserve the right to cancel a class or event should there be too few participants.