Fall 2013

    Well summer is over and we are off and running into the next season. The pumpkins are starting to make an appearance and the trees are starting to show some change of color, my favorite time of year. The fabrics for the season are also in full swing, as well as some fun patterns for the season as well as for gifts for Christmas. Read on and stop in and see what is going on at the shop.


    This year we are going to go to the fall season and a little more on the primitive side. It will go over the next year, so by next fall you will have a great accent for your room, done in those warm fall colors, pumpkins, sunflowers stars and flowers all to make a house warm and inviting for the cooler season. Kit and pattern will be $18 a month and can be picked up anytime on first Saturday of the month or after, starting in October. Call 262-723-1213 to reserve your kit.


    Here is a challenge for you to use up your scraps. If your basket of scraps is overflowing, now is your chance to get it down to a manageable level and end up with a great lap size quilt in the end. Most will be made from smaller pieces and a larger sashing to put it together. The challenge is to use your smaller scraps, of all kinds of colors. If you are a beginner this will be a great way to learn how to work with triangles. Patterns are free and will go over a 6 week period every Saturday starting in October. Let’s see how you do with getting rid of the stash and be surprised at what you can make.


    How many of you have been caught up in this very fun addiction? If you haven’t tried it, now is your chance. There are so many things that are now being made with these or used as an embellishment on lots of projects. Starting in October we will meet on the second Friday of each month at 1 PM to work on “Hexies” or other shapes that you choose and see what you can come up with to make with the stash of pieces. If you need ideas I’m sure we can come up with plenty of things to show what all the possibilities are. So bring this very portable pastime to work on and join in some great conversation with people who enjoy working with their hands, or just stop in to see how it’s done. New members welcome at any time. Any questions just call 262-723-1213.


BEGINNING QUILTING – Here is where you start, how to rotary cut, how to find ¼” seam, strip piecing, get your borders to lay flat, hand quilting and how to do binding, all while you make a Nine Patch table runner. These would be the same steps you would follow on any quilt you would make. Tuesday’s, October 1, 8 & 13. 10AM or 2 PM. $35
MACHINE APPLIQUE – This is where you can learn how to make a simple quilt look elegant just by adding appliqué. This will show you all what you and your machine are capable of, satin stitch, blanket stitch as well as invisible machine appliqué. Kit included. Wednesday, October 9 at 10 AM or 2 PM $20.
ON A PRAIRIE CORNER - This is a beautiful fall quilt, cream backgrounds with two baskets of fall
flowers on two corners. This is done with fusible appliqué and blanket or zig zag stitching. Book “Tis The Autumn Season” required. Kits available. Wednesday’s, October 16 & 23 10 AM or 2 PM $25.
HAND APPLIQUE OR BACK BASTING APPLIQUE – This method of needleturn appliqué is one I have found to be a great method, no freezer paper and is very accurate in the placement of your pieces. Learn a great pastime and watch pictures come to life as you play with scraps and lots of color. Kit included, Thursday, October 17 at 10 AM or 2 PM $18.
MACHINE QUILTING – Learn how to do your own machine quilting using a walking foot and darning foot. Straight lines and stippling, free motion quilting. It can all be done on your machine. Kit included, Wednesday, October 30 at 10 AM or 2 PM. $18
SNOWFLAKE GARDEN – Wall hanging size. Using half square triangles and squares to make a giant snowflake and some wool appliqué of a snowman and a baskets of snowflake flowers you will be ready for the snow season. Pattern included. Kits available, Monday’s, November 4 & 18 at 10 AM or 2 PM $30
WORKING WITH WOOL – Make a small wool penny rug and learn how to work with wool. Fusing, blanket stitching and working with color. Pattern included. Kits available, Tuesday, November 12 at 10 AM or 2 PM.
OH MY STARS – A quick gift class for a table topper in the shape of a star. Would look great on a table
with a candle. Pattern included. Wednesday, November 20 at 10 AM or 2 PM $15
MITTEN CANDLE RING - A quick gift class for a ring that goes around a candle and has a string of mittens on a garland. Fits a large 3 wick candle. Pattern and kit included. Tuesday, December 3 at 10 AM or 2 PM. $20
CLEAN CAR KEEPER – A quick gift class and one that we all can use. Make a bag for the car for all those scraps of paper we seem to have all over the car. It fits over the gear shift knob and comes in very handy. Pattern included. Thursday, December 12 at 10 AM or 2 PM. $15