Spring 2014

    SPRING, do you think it will ever get here, and will it stay? This year that seems to be a big question, I feel like we are all coming out of hibernation but having a hard time waking up. It will be some time before we will be able to get in the yards so what better thing to do but quilt. The new fabrics are arriving as well as some new books that are full of fun things to make, and believe it or not Christmas fabrics will start to come in about 6 weeks.
    There are a few things that will be going on this spring & summer for you to mark your calendars for, so please take note of when they are and join in, it is always fun to be with people who enjoy the same pastime as you do. See you soon.

SEWING MACHINE CLEANING

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 17
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
  • $40
    BRIAN SWIGGUM WILL BE HERE TO GET YOUR MACHINES IN GOOD RUNNING ORDER ON THOSE DATES. MACHINES MAY BE DROPPED OFF STARTING THE DAY BEFORE. HAVE NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR MACHINE, PLEASE.

SCRAPPY SPOOLS SWAP

    HERE IS A GREAT WAY TO GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE SCRAPS WE ALL HAVE IN THOSE BINS IN THE SEWING ROOM. WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO MAKE A SPOOL QUILT. THIS IS A VERY EASY BLOCK, AND I HAVE OVERSIZED IT SO YOU CAN SQUARE THEM UP YOURSELF AFTER THE SWAP TO TAKE IN ACCOUNT ALL THE ¼” IN THE WORLD. STOP IN AND SEE THE BLOCK AND GET THE GUIDELINES. I HAVE A MINITURE QUILT OF SPOOLS SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. SPOOL TURN IN DATE, BY JUNE 28, PICK UP SWAP NIGHT JULY 8, SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE YOUR SPOOLS.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

    THIS IS A NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH BY PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS, AND IT IS A BEAUTY. THIS QUILT IS 86 X 86 AND LOOKS GREAT ON A QUEEN SIZE BED, I HAD TO TRY IT OUT. DONE IN REDS, BLACKS, CREAMS AND GREENS, WOOL APPLIQUE ON THE BLOCKS ALL WITH WORDS WE ALL SHOULD LIVE BY. THE SAMPLE IS DONE FOR YOU TO SEE. THIS IS A 14 MONTH PROGRAM AND INCLUDES FABRIC FOR THE TOP AND BINDING AND ALL THE WOOL ALONG WITH THE PATTERN. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW AND START A QUILT THAT WILL BE A SHOWPIECE. CALL 262-723-1213.

HEXIE HAPPENINGS

    JOIN ME ON THE SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AND WORK ON YOUR HEXIES OR LEARN HOW TO DO ENGLISH PAPER PIECING. IT IS A GREAT WAY TO USE SCRAPS AND IS A FUN AND VERY PORTABLE PASTIME, AS WELL AS MEETING PEOPLE THAT HAVE FUN QUILTING JUST AS YOU DO. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN IN, SECOND FRIDAY’S OF THE MONTH.

CLASS LIST --- MAY & JUNE

BEGINNING QUILTING
THIS IS WHERE YOU START YOUR QUILTING JOURNEY. HOW TO ROTARY CUT, FIND A ¼” SEAM, STRIP PIECING AND HOW TO GET BORDERS TO LIE FLAT, HAND QUILTING AND BINDING. THESE WOULD BE THE SAME STEPS YOU WOULD FOLLOW ON ANY QUILT YOU WOULD MAKE. $35 + SUPPLIES

TUESDAYS, MAY 6, 13, & 27 AT 10AM OR 2 PM

MACHINE QUILTING
LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR OWN MACHINE QUILTING USING A WALKING FOOT AND DARNING FOOT. STRAIGHT LINES, FREE MOTION QUILTING AND IT CAN BE DONE ALL ON YOUR OWN MACHINE. THURSDAY, MAY 15 AT 10 AM OR 2 PM KIT INCLUDED $18

BACK BASTING APPLIQUE
THIS METHOD OF NEEDLETURN APPLIQUE 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,

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 10AM OR 2PM $18

SWOON
THIS QUILT HAS BEEN A POPULAR ONE ON PINTREST AND IT IS ONE I FELL IN LOVE WITH. TAKE A LOOK AND JOIN ME IN MAKING THIS COLORFUL QUILT. MAKES AN 80 X80 QUILT WITH 9 BLOCKS. KITS AVAILABLE, CIVIL WAR OR BRIGHTS, CALL AND RESERVE WHICH ONE.

THURSDAY, MAY,29 10AM OR 2 PM PATTERN INCLUDED $19

DISAPPEARING 4 PATCH
THIS CLASS IS A FUN ONE AND IS ALSO A QUICK QUILT SEW A 4 PATCH RECUT AND SEW BACK TOGETHER. A GREAT BEGINNER QUILT FOR THOSE READY TO TRY A LAP QUILT. PATTERN INCLUDED, KITS ARE AVAILABLE.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 AT 10 AM OR 2 PM $18


MACHINE APPLIQUE
LEARN DIFFERENT STITCHES TO MAKE YOUR QUILTS OR SWEATSHIRTS LOOK ELEGANT. THIS WILL SHOW YOU WHAT YOU AND YOUR MACHINE ARE CAPABLE OF, SATIN STITCH, BLANKET STITCH AS WELL AS INVISIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE. KIT INCLUDED.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12 AT 10 AM OR 2 PM $20

NEW FABRIC & BOOKS

  • LADIES ALBUM - NEW FROM MODA CIRCA 1860- 1890 RICH SHADES OF RED, PINKS, GREENS, BLUES AND PEWTER.
  • COLLECTION FOR A CAUSE – CIRCA 1852, BROWNS, RED AND CREAMS
  • HUBBA HUBBA - A BRIGHT COLLECTION FOR SPRING AND SUMMER AND GEOMETRIC DESIGN ALONG WITH SOME FLOWERS.
  • FRONT PORCH - JAN PATEK COLLECTION SHADES OF GERANIUMS AND VERY ANTIQUE LOOKING
  • SOON TO COME HOMESTEAD GATHERINGS FROM PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS
BOOKS:
  • CIVIL WAR LEGACIES 2
  • TABLE PLEASE 1 SPRING SUMMER
  • TABLE PLEASE 2 FALL WINTER
  • GREAT GRANNY SQUARED
  • SOON TO COME: SIMPLE APPEAL
  • SMALL TREASURES FROM SCRAPS
  • MORE ADVENTURES WITH LEADERS & ENDERS

DATES TO REMEMBER:

CLOSED :
  • MEMORIAL DAY MAY 26
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 21 ROSEMONT QUILT SHOW
  • JULY 4